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Originally posted by WhatTheory
Well, he was in the Maryland Army National Guard if that makes a difference to you.
Originally posted by Shar_Chi
Whoa you're volunteering to be first boots on the ground? Bravo dude, it's about time someone put their ass where their mouth is. "We" will be right behind you. I promise
Originally posted by neformore
Originally posted by WhatTheory
Are you saying because the Iraq intelligence 'might' have been inaccurate that the intelligence will always and forever be inaccurate?
The Boy who cried Wolf
I think that just about covers it.
The Washington war hawk said that Iran's recent breakthrough in missile capabilities shows that time may be running out to eliminate the threat it poses to Israel.
On 18 March 2005 "Financial Times" newspaper of Britain reported that Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Svyatoslav Piskun had stated that Ukraine exported 12 cruise missiles to Iran and six to China in 2001. Piskun told the paper that none of the 18 X-55 cruise missiles (also known as Kh-55 or AS-15) was exported with the nuclear warheads they were designed to carry.
The newspaper said it was the first confirmation by a Ukrainian government official that the exports took place. The the X-55 has a range of 3,000 kilometers, more than enough to reach Israel from Iran. The US embassy in Kyiv is closely monitoring the investigation and wanted the findings of a reported secret trial over the missile exports to be made public.
By Associated Press April 1, 2006
Iran successfully test-fired a missile that can avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously using multiple warheads, the military said Friday, a development which raised eyebrows among officials in Washington and Jerusalem.
The Fajr-3, which means "Victory" in Farsi, can reach Israel and U.S. bases in the Middle East, state Iranian media indicated - causing alarm in the United States and Israel.
But the kind of war I have in mind wouldn't need any boots on the ground.
Established in the spring of 1997 and funded largely by the energy and arms industries, the Project for the New American Century was founded as the neoconservative think tank whose stated goal was to usher in a “new American century”. Having won the cold war and no military threat to speak of, this group of ideologues created a blueprint for the future whose agenda was to capitalize upon our surplus of military forces and funds and forcing American hegemony and corporate privatization throughout the world. In their statement of principles they outline a fourfold agenda:
Originally posted by ufoorbhunter
reply to post by groingrinder
Iran is the main pillar within The Axis of Evil, the sooner this state sponsor of terror is taken out the better. The world will be a better place for the recolonisation of Iran along with the rest of the ME. We can re educate these people just like we did with the German sixty years ago. It worked then, let it work again.
I don't see your point since the 'boy who cried wolf' did this numerous times. All we have is the possibility of bad intelligence in Iraq.