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Iran: US in no position to take action

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 07:55 PM
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Iran: US in no position to take action


Source Link: www.armytimes.com

Mottaki said the U.S. could not afford to settle its differences with Iran by launching a third war after Afghanistan and Iraq.

“We do not see America in a position to impose another crisis on its tax payers inside America by starting another war in the region,” Mottaki told reporters Saturday.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 09:30 PM
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True we most likely would'nt start another war like the ones we've
started already, but it does'nt mean we could'nt take action.

We could just laucnch an Air Force and NAVY atttack, or at the extreme,
a nuclear attack.



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
True we most likely would'nt start another war like the ones we've
started already, but it does'nt mean we could'nt take action.

We could just laucnch an Air Force and NAVY atttack, or at the extreme,
a nuclear attack.


Yes, but you are assuming that the reason for the attack is to end their Nuclear program and not to control the energy supplies. As someone on here already pointed out - if they had only had large reserves of banana plantations would the USA be so keen to possibly attack, or if it wasn't in Israel' interests to remove a potential regional power.

A ground war will be necessary. It may not take place in Iran but fought in the theatre of Iraq or .......?



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 10:25 PM
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I'm just saying that we could take some sort of action.

Not saying anything else.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 07:10 AM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
I'm just saying that we could take some sort of action.

Not saying anything else.


If we (or Israel) attacks Iran, it will release a whirlwind and will be a major disaster, they will not bend over and take it, they will retiliate which would be their right if attacked unprovoked.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 07:22 AM
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errrr.....so they hope,
.


It wont be us launching the first wave of the attack. It will be Isreali war planes from ramat david airfield.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 07:25 AM
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Iran’s foreign minister said that bs, so what was he supposed to to say? Do people expect him to say that US can kick their asses like a pack of wild hyenas against a one legged blind rabbit? Come on


Manouchehr Mottaki

Remember Baghdad Bob?





[edit on 26-2-2007 by Regenmacher]



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 12:03 AM
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I fail to understand what Iran has to gain from racheting up the rhetoric about how the United States is powerless against them. Truly pathetic sabre rattling. I have a suggestion for the president of Iran. Get some psychiatric help before it's too late.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
It wont be us launching the first wave of the attack. It will be Isreali war planes from ramat david airfield.


Absolutely, But they will be heading for Syria. Iran steps in to protect their allie, and Kabooom GW pushes the button and we all hold our breath.

I think the spin that has already been sold to the major powers,is that it may be appropriate at this time, to demonstrate the horrific power of a nuclear detonation. to remind everyone WHY we dont want proliferation.

It seems to me that Iran is voluenteering for the assignment.

Dark days indeed.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 12:57 AM
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There will be no nuclear assault from the US. There is no need to; we do not want to inflict damage on the Iranian people, we only want to stop their crazy leader's ambitions for a nuclear weapon.

There will be no ground war in Iran either, because it is not necessary. We only want to stop their achievement of a nuke. Air strikes will accomplish the objective.

Israel is key.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 01:08 AM
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I think I should point out something.


The president of Iran makes alot of pretty extreme threats and statements.

However, in reality he has next to no power, and is really litle more than
a figurehead.

The real power, and that includes nuclear launches and control of the
military, is vested in the Supreme Leader and the Imams.

And they are not as out there or warmongering/destructive as the
president is.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 01:13 AM
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He is their puppet; they speak through him.

If they wanted to deliver a different message to the world, they would tell him, or replace him.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 01:16 AM
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I'am not sure that any attack that does not culminate in the use of the ultimate deterent, will have any other effect other than to set up a window of opportunty for retaliation.

I think the mindset at play in the corridors of power is the same one that gave us "Shock and Awe". The belief being that a nuclear strike will lead to an immediate capitulation by the Iranians.

I'am not saying I condone that view point, just that I don't think the US has any intention of conventional deployment. Once again they will hope that the population will rise up against the rule of the mullahs, in order to save itself from Nuke#2.

The brutal truth is, this is the only window of opportunity for such a scenario to play out. The longer they wait the greater the chance of Nuclear retaliation after a first strike. Thats not to say that the mechanics for such a response are not already in place.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 01:17 AM
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I think ahmajadine is a little bit more than that.
yes, he does not have FINAL say... But he's definately there for a reason!
Or do you think its just a co-incidence he happens to hate the neocons the same way the mullahs hate the US and Israel?



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 02:10 PM
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The president of Iran is voted into office for a 4 year term through universal suffrage.


The Supreme Leader and Imams allow him to stay president both to keep
from looking more corrupt, and because they particularly don't care what
he says.

It should be said though, when he was campaigning, he was'nt psychotic
like he is now, and actually campaigned on issues that the people
considered important.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 02:33 PM
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The Iranian people love the western culture, and the only way they could turn against the west and engage in a endless war is to bomb them. That's what the Bush administration want, war, chaos, middle-east in fire. This way, Israël is the last superpower in the area, and they can divide the middle-east like they wish.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 10:03 PM
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Um we wouldnt have sent the Aircraft carriers division(or what ever the proper term is for them) if we didnt mean to use them.

Right now the use is purley intimidation, but just one of the these divisions could attack Iran or anyone else in the region for that matter for 24 hours straight. Oh yeah and there just happens to be a couple of nuclear subs that accompany these carriers.

How long to we let him (amidijah sorry for spellin) continue to threaten the US and Israel with annihilation before we take action?



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by perfectdeception
How long to we let him (amidijah sorry for spellin) continue to threaten the US and Israel with annihilation before we take action?


Indefinately.
He can't do anything, since he has no power.
The people who have the real power realize that doing so would be a
huge mistake, and really don't want to attack the U.S., and are'nt willing
to attack Israel.


EDIT:
Spelling.

[edit on 2/27/2007 by iori_komei]



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 10:20 PM
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I dont think we can wait indefinately. Yes he does not have the popular support of the people, but he has the support of the Imams and they are fanatical and they do want to have a one religion world and they are willing to use nuclear weapons against the infidels (US and Israel).

Unfortunatley the people and there lives do not matter to this guy.

As a side note, wasnt Amidijahn involved with some hijacking in the 80's or 90's which involved the death of an American.

I thought there was talk of this when he was first elected as the Iranian president.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by perfectdeception
I dont think we can wait indefinately. Yes he does not have the popular support of the people, but he has the support of the Imams and they are fanatical and they do want to have a one religion world and they are willing to use nuclear weapons against the infidels (US and Israel).


It does'nt matter if he has the support of the people or not, he has no
power period.

The Supreme Leader and the Imams are the ones with power, and they
are not psychotic like him.



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