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Originally posted by mttlacroix
I think the UK would probably use their military as they have troops in Irak. Most of the Arab peninsula will send some troups (won't make too much of a difference), Israel for sure, Egypt, Russia, Canada, China won't for sure, It would be interesting to see if India would, Australia, and most other EU countries.
Originally posted by grimreaper797
nuclear power was there plan to be main power source, you know the constant oil fear of oil crisis over hear
Originally posted by 27jd
Hey stu, since you are in control of the British military, maybe you wouldn't mind sending a few men across the pond here to help me with my yardwork, I just can't seem to get motivated to get it done.
Originally posted by stumason
Irans economy isn't crumbling, where did you get this from? They are making a pretty packet from Oil Sales alone....
Where is the info showing them as a net importer of Oil as well? That is in complete contradiction from what everyone else is saying.
Despite higher oil revenues, Iranian budget deficits remain a chronic problem, in part due to large-scale state subsidies on foodstuffs, gasoline, etc. Expenditures on fuels were estimated at $4.7 billion in 2004, and the country's parliament (the Majlis) has rejected measures to raise consumer prices. To the contrary, in January 2005, the Majlis decided to freeze domestic prices for gasoline and other fuels at 2003 levels. Currently, gasoline costs less than 40 cents per gallon in Iran, far below market cost, contributing to a rapid (8-10 percent per year) growth rate in gasoline consumption. In addition, the country imports around one-third of its gasoline.
Another problem for Iran is lack of job opportunities for the country’s young and rapidly growing population. Unemployment in Iran averages around 14 percent, but is significantly higher among young people.
Originally posted by stumason
I'll see what I can do, how about some Welsh Fusiliers? Hard working bunch...
Seriously though, I may not be the Chief of Her Majesty's Armed Forces (as I would be the Monarch instead ) but I do know that the majority of people here will not so easily be led into another "He's got WMD!!" war. That one is not going to cut it this time.
A senior U.S. State Department official said the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council in recent days had all warned Iran not to make good on its threat, and to return to the negotiating table with the European Union.
"We have coordinated very closely with the Russians, Chinese, French and British to deliver very similar messages to the Iranians over the past several days," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Originally posted by crisko
Well, I've been to Iran, I am not sure if I can assume the same from you.
They are unemployed, do not have access to the media they want, and have had further restrictions placed on them very recently on the types of media they have access too.
While they can attend prestegious universities, they cannot work for most of the world's powerhouses. In fact, their life is dictated to them.
Iran's government will be overthrown, and seeing as you want to vote for hillary I can only take you as seriously as those wanting to vote for Perot.
Iran will fall; sit in your arm chair and think otherwise.
It's been in the works. Afghanistan is gone, Iraq is going through change, Lebanon was taken peacefully. Iran and Syria are the only two left and then the U.S. and her allies can be considered the victor of WW3.
That what this is, don't fool yourselves. This IS a World War. Various nations (mostly those responsible for winning WW2) are involved in this. Stop feeding from the mass media and compare it to history.
Please provide me links to your opinoins, as I have provided you links (U.S. Government ) to my facts.
[edit on 10-1-2006 by crisko]