posted on Mar, 20 2006 @ 03:07 AM
Let there be no mistake. Fighting a war with Iran would certainly not be a cakewalk. A war with Iran would be a much different war than fighting the
first Iraq war or the Shock and Awe war against Iraq the second time around. Iran is a very sophisticated country with a long and esteemed history
The years that Iran was governed by the Shah meant that Iran developed close ties with the U.S. and many of Iran's military strategists actually
studied in the U.S. The Iranian air force is certainly first rate when compared with other such forces in the region. In other words, unlike the
Iraqi Air force, the Iranians will not turn and run. They will be in the fight with modern, well-maintained aircraft piloted by well-trained and
highly disciplined pilots. And for you eugenicists, keep in mind that that Iranians are not Arabs. Iranians are Aryans.
This said, the United States will still manage to win a war against Iran mainly because of the fact that the United States will probably not set foot
into that large and varied terrain country. As good as Iranian air defences are, they will be no match for the United States Air Force. Keep in mind
that Iranian pilots, under the Shah, were often trained in the U.S. Likewise, American airmen did a lot of training in Iranian airspace. We know the
Cruise missiles and strategic ballistic missiles will do the rest in Iran; striking at military targets, missile silos, factories, bases, airports,
roads and infrastructure with unerring accuracy. Of course, the U.S. will also be targeting Iran's nuclear research facilities, you can count on
that. But let us not ever mistake a war with Iran as being a "walk in the park" as some posters may have suggested. Iran is a real country as
opposed to the makeshift land mass, formerly known as Mesopotamia; Iraq.
There will be losses in lives and materiel on both sides. There would surely be unexpected developments that would adversely affect the U.S.
timetable in Iran. No conflict is without the accompanying fog of war. Just look at Iraq for a perfect example. The U.S. was simply unprepared for
the prolonged insurgency that they are currently fighting. Did the U.S. even expect this?
No, an Iran war would not be a pic=nic. It would be a difficult and hard fought conflict against a modern, well trained enemy. Of course, the same
goes for Iran. The U.S. is not Iraq. And, to confuse things for Iran, there is a large "underground", so to speak, of dissidents who oppose the
Clerical Muslim state and there are many who clearly remember the freedoms that they enjoyed under the Shah (yes, the Shah was a leader who was
actually liked by many of his people -- primarily the intelligentsia. Keep in mind that he was opposed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and his band of
Muslim clerics and devout fanatics). This "silent majority" could also prove to be a problem for the current government should a war break out
between the U.S. and Iran.
It certainly looks like a fine kettle of fish that both the U.S. and Iran find themselves in. The U.S. is facing a two front war which will be a
difficult sell at home and an economic blow. Iran is facing certain defeat, the destruction of it infrastructure and an insurgency from within by
those who long for the days of the Shah as well as for personal and intellectual freedoms akin to those enjoyed in the West. This will be a difficult
All in all, I can unequivocally state for the record that the U.S. will win this war, inflicting extremely heavy damage upon Iran's ability to wage
war and to suppress her people.