Originally posted by fweshcawfee
Apparently there are a few people around who still don't quite comprehend the true strength and might of the United States of America.
Your mistake, and the mistake of all empires that have fallen, is to underestimate your weakness and overestimate your strength.
The US Militarily, is much stronger than Iran, but if the US attacks Iran, Iran will be hurt, and will strike back to hurt it's attacker.
US military bases in The Middle East? Consider itself a target for Iranian counter-attack. Missile barrages, perhaps a jet fighter strike even.
Oil exports blockaded, naval battles, perhaps lose a few US Navy ships.
Lebanon. Hezbollah, who are Shia, will unite with Iran, their Shia brethren, and may well strike Israel, perhaps also entering Syria to get into Iraq
to support their Shia brethren against US forces, bringing technological and military know-how.
And, indeed, what about Iraq?
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani of Iraq, the most senior influential Shia cleric in Iraq, who is considered a moderate, who encouraged women to vote in
the Iraqi elections, who encouraged the Shias of Iraq to not hinder US forces when they invaded in 2003, has said that if the US attacks Israel, it
will be the duty of every Shia Iraqi to kill and American soldier in Iraq.
Imagine that, and how that will impact the Iraqi insurgency.
Every Shia Iraqi, tasked by religious decree to kill US soldiers.
Akin to The Mahdi Army, increased millions fold.
Following a US attack on Iran, Iranians may well be tasked with forming cells striking the US and it's interests all over the world in response.
Americans attacked Iran, Iranians attack America, fair play, they will say.
Iran is not a threat now to the US. But if attacked, they will do their hardest to make sure they will be, to make sure the US regrets every second
the decision it took to hit and hurt Iran.
And Iranians, perhaps having lost loved ones and fiercely proud of their nation, will do their damnest to make the US, their attacker, will hurt as
America hurt them.
Still confident it's still going to be a pain-free walk in the park?
And the more nations America attacks, the more energy consuming it will find it. And it will weary. It will tire. Be it in the near future, or after
my lifespan, it's empire will fall.
It's how it's empire falls will be interesting, be it through the rising and victory of a new empire, or from the American Empire's sheer