posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 08:31 AM
we wont goto war with Iran in a conventional manner, like we did to Iraq, with a massive ground invasion (well, for us it was pretty big anyways)
supported by the air and sea elements.
Invading Iran by ground would end up in a situation like the Korean War, eventually they'd push us to the coast by sheer weight of numbers and
discipline (willingness to die). All the while, they'd be covertly supplied and helped by Russia and/or China just like in the Korean War. But I dont
think there'd be a "Chinese Rescue Squad" again.
So what would happen would be precision air and sea strikes on Iranian land positions. Radars, nuclear facilities, logistics and communications
buildings, etc. Then they'd move onto the concentrated troop formations.
A few odd planes will be shot down by Russian made/supplied anti-air weapons(already in place, TOR M1 mobile battery), and these airmen will be taken
prisoner and paraded on television.
The only ground forces we'd have in Iran would be Special Forces.
Iran would immediately launch missiles at Israel if the USA attacked. Israel would start joining in on the bombing runs, causing Hezbollah in Lebanon
to wage war on Israel again, even if they dont participate in the bombing really. And the UNIFIL forces will get attacked by Hezbollah, pulling the
U.N./NATO into the conflict more as a world body, since its their troops inbetween Israel and Lebanon keeping the 'peace'.
You'd better hope whoever launches this attack will know well enough to have withdrawn the vast majority of ground forces from Iraq before doing it,
or else our positions in Iraq will get lit up like crazy
from Iraqi Shiites as well as Iranian launched weaponry.
Then the Mahdi comes and saves the day, lol.