The Iranian people are a proud people that consider themselves to be the greatest civilization on earth. They are the only Middle Eastern country to
maintain their borders over the last 2,000 years. They were once know as the Persian Empire, united my Cyrus.
More Iranian/Persian History:
They were once are greatest allies in the Middle East. We funded them, sent our best weapons, and trained them with our best soldiers. But their
leader neglected his people. With hunger rampant, the Shah led a revolution. The new Iran neglected everything they considered Western. This is when
Saddam saw an opportunity to annex Iran.
He pulled a blitzkrieg on Iran. Its military and weapons were in a shabby state. He crushed through their defenses quickly and would have won if not
for one of the greatest blunders in military history. He stopped; I really can’t find a reason why he did. This pause gave Iran time to bolster
itself and put up a defense. Then the Shah came up with “Besiege troops” (not sure of spelling). Which were basically children who charged heavy
positions with nothing but what they could pick up from dead soldiers. When the Iraqi troops ran out of bullets, they were overrun. Iraq got pushed
back and was in trouble of losing its war. That was until the US moved in. The US wanted stability in the Middle East so they backed Saddam with a lot
of $$. Which he used to buy weapons, and yes chemical weapons. When the Iranian navy tried to stop the US by mining the Gulf, (mine struck the Samuel
B. Robert), the US retaliated. In one day the US showed it power by sinking half of the Iranian navy. The war stalemated into a withdraw, and the
borders remained the same. Around 1 million people died or were maimed, mostly besiege troops.
It was the Shah’s believe that his suicide army could have overrun Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and eventually all of the Middle East. He blamed the
United States for not allowing him to rule the Middle East under his flag. Since then he started having his people chant “Death to America” every
night after evening prayer to instill the hatred need. He started Hezbollah to terrorize the west. Since then he has given way to a Theocratic
Democracy. But they still believe the same thing. Just a couple of years ago the new guy in charge openly stated that they wanted to wipe Israel from
Now in present day the United State has what I believe it really wanted buffers between Iran and the rest of the world. It has control (though
semi-control) of Iraq (Iran’s Western Neighbor), and Afghanistan (Its Eastern neighbor). There will be a war with Iran and the US. It might not be
for a couple of years when the dust has settled and people are not crying about seeing their son dead on TV, but it will happen.
I believe the U.S. will wait for some kind of catalyst such as news of more nuclear facilities to pop up. Then the U. S. will start airstrikes the
likes of which have never been seen even in the first Gulf War. Bunker Busters that can drill through 80 feet (I believe) of concrete and take out
underground facilities, will rain down.
I believe this because a ground war would be a catastrophe. Though the United States has the greatest Land military possibly in history this would be
a large scale war with terrorism tactics that would use are strengths as a disadvantage. While their overall military wouldn’t put up much of a
The Intangibles would. They now have a “Besiege Army” of around 7 million (I think), and the tactics would be too much. I think it would be really
hard watching 7 million people run into the blender let alone be the one running the blender.
I believe that war with Iran is Inevitable. In this time or the next it WILL Happen.
I got alot of my info from watching the History channel, If you don't believe me watch this:
[edit on 7-2-2007 by Royal76]
[edit on 7-2-2007 by Royal76]