posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 04:57 PM
This is quite an interesting argument but look at it this way would china and more importantly russia stand up to the USA with NATO standing behind it
dont forget that not ony does the USA and NATO have the resources it also has backing by many nations in and around that area.
I believe that it depends on weather or not Iran is backed up by China and more importantly russia. See if the USA is going to move in then not only
would they get the support of its allies in case the war got bigger. See if USA moves in the UK would be right behind it and the rest of NATO would
support the USA if China tried out as the USA would not back down to China as it would show a weakness and more importantly that the USA is not the
most powerful nation on earth.
Now would Russia openly back Iran, well i doubt it see although Russia is more confident now and will not back down it is not as powerful as it was
and without the warsaw pack to support it will it go agianst the USA think about how many countries would back the USA. Most of the EU and countries
not yet accepted into the EU but that are around it which have good relations with the USA and EU, some middle east countries which are pro USA and
EU, as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and agian more countries in that area. It is also important to take into account african
countries as they will be the next developing nations and lets not forget the Bush administration did spend a lot of money on fighting AIDS etc in
that area and there are a lot of strong connections between USA and the EU which could bring them onto the USA side then theres north america and
south america which would mostly side with the USA, so i do not think Russia would go agiasnt the USA straigt away especially as it does not have the
support it once did and it would be evermore arguing with China over which is the bigger power so i think Russia may either be neutral or suprising
side with the USA on this one as relations between China and Russia have never been as smooth as some people think.
So lets say Russia tries to stay out of it then if the consequences are higher then not only would more countries be involved as if Iran said we will
attack your allies then they may join in. So if its the USA, UK, israil and a few other nations then i think the USA would win. See although the
operation is bigger it just takes more planning, preparation and equipment/soldiers etc.
Theoretically it is possible to take out the majority of Irans facilities but it would cost a lot of money and would leave the USA open to attack
unless there is a heavy commitment from NATO. Also the operation would last quite a long time with extra airfields around iran being used as well as
all Aircraft carriers and subs with conventional missiles in firing range of iran.
The First strike would be taking out Airfields, RADAR stations, Command posts, communication facilities, Power plants, Missile bases, Large military
bases near the borders and Naval facilities.
Once aerial domination has been established then a ground invasion could take place. Also it is important that Total war is used this can be a build
up to the war to not only weaken Irans economy therefore effecting their abilities to mass produce ammunition etc, but also in cutting communications
and also in cuasing conflicts betwent the population and the government and also in lowering the effectiveness of any guerilla tactics.
The ground invasion would need constant support not only from aircraft but from Artillery and also Naval bombardments when in range as Iran does have
a strong ground force which is why it is esential that their airforce is taken out as they know and are used to that terrian also we are the ones that
will have to handle a Logistical nightmare if we are to keep casulties to a minimum.
Then after the war it is what we do after it we should look to rebuild and redevelop the place and help all causlties.