posted on Sep, 24 2007 @ 10:43 AM
First, there is more to winning a war then just crushing someone elses military and overthrowing their government.
Second, we would annihalte Iran's military in 1-3 days.
Third, according to conservative estimates made by former high level Navy officers we could expect to take 80-90% casualtiy rates on our ships inside
the Persian Gulf. The Iranians literally have hundreds of Exocet, Sunburst, Sacade, etc ASM missiles. All of them relatively modern, some of them
ultra modern, supersonic missiles capable of penetrating the defenses of modern carrier fleets. Retired Navy admirals have been quietly calling fo
rthe scrapping or re-tasking of the US carrier fleet for a decade, calling carriers "Floating Coffins".
Do not delude yourselves. We would squash Iran, but these missiles, capable of launching from Toyota Pick Up trucks in some caes, would devestate our
navy, completely shut down th ePersian Gulf, freeze oil, and turn th eblood of the oceans red with the blood of US sailors. Remember, in many cases
our ships our within visual contact with th eIranian shore (check the maps, eh?) also these missiles were designed by the Soviets and later the
Russians with the intent of sinking US carrier groups. Som eof these missiles are less then 2 years old. No tto mention the fact we could kiss goodby
most of our ground forces in Iraq due to the massive popular uprising against us that would surely follow. Even now the "Independent" gov of Iraq is
trying to regulate trade with Iran and Aid for Iraq, yet th eUS military sytematically kidnapping and murdering Iranian officials and ADMITTING IT
OPENLY. Have no doubt, we are the bad guys here. While Iran may suck and be barbaric whne it comes to law, they have never in their history launched
an attack against a foreign country! How's our record?