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Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,” he said.
Debat was speaking at a meeting organised by The National Interest, a conservative foreign policy journal. He told The Sunday Times that the US military had concluded: “Whether you go for pinprick strikes or all-out military action, the reaction from the Iranians will be the same.” It was, he added, a “very legitimate strategic calculus”.
Originally posted by kindred
Does the article metion the shelling in Northern Iraq and Turkey by Iran? Does it state the Iranian weapons and intel that have been secured in Iran. I feel sorry for the citizens of Iran as I do the citizens of America, but they are pissing on our shoes and for too long.
If they want to test their military to ours, I say so be it. Our Air Force will flatten their military in days and there is no need for occupation. Jsut beeter hope there are no nukes. I think the last piece of intel that is needed is confirmation that there are NO WMD's in the possession of Iran at this time to be used against neighbors in the event of an attack.
There is nothing to stop it and stop blaming the US for drumming the war machine, it goes both ways. One day, someone decides that they have had enough and a shot is fired. Look back through history. We are going start withdrawing from Iraq and go into Iran.
The reason Iran is shelling northern Iraq is because Kurdish guerrillas who during the last two years have become Tehran's most noisome domestic pest and who openly seek ways to become an international irritant as well. The Iranian Kurds hate the conservative, ethnically Persian government, and they want federal autonomy in Iran to match their Iraqi Kurdish cousins' arrangement next door. It's not just Iran who is shelling Northern Iraq. Both Iran and turkey have launched co-ordinated attacks against these Kurdish guerrillas. Bother Iran and Turkey have every right to defend themselves from terrorism spilling over into there respective countries. Funny you dont mention that it's the US that is arming and helping these terrorists.
We speak with independent journalist Reese Erlich about his report on Iranian Kurdish guerillas based among their Kurdish bretheren in northern Iraq. Erlich writes, "Kurdish and American sources say the United States has been supporting guerilla raids against Iran, channeling the money through organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan."
I feel sorry for the citizens of Iran as I do the citizens of America, but they are pissing on our shoes and for too long.
If you ask any Iranian they'll probably tell you that you've got it back to front. It is America & Britain that wont leave Iran alone. You destroyed their democracy back in 1953 and because of your persistent interference your partly the reason the middle east is the hell hole it is today. Iranian democracy could of spread to the entire middle east by now, but we'll never know now will we. You American's certainly wont bring it about. You've failed miserably in both Afghanistan and Iraq and now you want to bring the same hell hole version of democracy to Iran. I'm surprised you people can even look at yourselves in the mirror every morning. But I guess it's easy when you dont have a conscience and dont take responsibility for your actions.
Some of you American's like playing with matches. One of these days you going to start a fire you cant put out and that fire will one day engulf you all.
You American's can forget about any help from us Brits. Never going to happen. We've learnt our lesson for listening to that basket case Bush and getting involved in Iraq. Not many people in this country support military action against Iran. Even Gordon Brown has said as much. If he did get involved in an attack. I guarantee it, Gordon and his entire administration will be hanging from the nearest tree by their balls a minute after the first bomb drops on Iran.
From what I read on here, and other various sites, I don't think I would feel very welcome in another country. Which is why I have stayed local so to speak.
Are you for real? Insulting American people. You don't know that most of the American people also think Iraq and Afghanistan are failures? We do.
I can understand your post if you insulted our govt. But the people? Most people in America are just like most people in other countries. We work all the time just to feed our families. Unless you're very rich or politically powerful how can you control what your govt. does? This is the case for your govt. too (where are you from?).
Originally posted by kindred
Electro38 I agree to a certain extent with what you say about religion. I'm certainly no fan, but it's their country and that is how they've chosen to live. So whether we like it or not we have to respect their decision to live that way. If Iranians want a more just, open and free society, then it is up to them and only them to bring it about.
Originally posted by laiguana
Well I don't see how Cheney is going to make any more progress because Iran is already doing the job sufficiently. Iran is practically begging to start a war and we might as well give to them.
Where are all of our great special ops we're supposed to have? And what good are our spy satelites if we can't do anything with them? We can see our own houses in google maps, etc. but we can't see anything else? You can see me in my backyard and yet everything comes as a surprise to our govt. and military? They lie to us.
I love how the Swiss are
If Israel and Iran want to act like little kids on the playground, and sabre-rattle each other with name calling and useless threats, so be it. Let them threaten each other until they finally initiate a war with one another. But, that's got nothing to do with America. And we should keep our noses out of it.
Originally posted by EBE154
anyway: does this guy look like an arabic terrorist to you
Originally posted by spyder207
Originally posted by Marid Audran
Nah, that is a Friday - nothing ever happens on that day because you can't manipulate the masses over a weekend - it needs to be done early in the week when most people are more available to receive propaganda.
I disagree, Friday works out great, we can all sit around and watch it on TV. Why waste all that money on munitions during the week when we are at work when you can schedule it during the weekend and keep us glued to the tube?