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Iran would show the world that it is capable of fighting off an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities.
Originally posted by paradiselost333
Iran canceled air show when Russia warned Israel planned to destroy all 140 warplanes
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Does nobody believe Israel has given up on its dream of creating a state from the Med to the Euphrates?
Originally posted by detachedindividual
I'm not sure I know which side to appreciate in this.
If Iran had gone ahead with it, it makes sense that Israel could use that opportunity to completely destroy Iran's ability to attack or defend from the air. It looks like an opportunity too good to miss.
You have to wonder why Iran would take such a stupid risk though. And that too raises questions about their abilities to defend themselves or manage weapons of mass destruction.
If they make such a simple mistake as putting all their aerial hardware in one vulnerable target location, what does that say about their strategies for managing or deploying nuclear weaponry?
While I despise Israel on so many levels, it would have been sensible to take that opportunity and remove Iran's aerial capability in one go. Hopefully the warning will be enough and Iran will reconsider all future actions just based on the idea that they don't even have good strategy for managing their military in peacetime. If they did go to war, and with the current stupidity of their military leadership, they would be flattened in a day.
We need to be focusing on Pakistan and the Taliban right now though. Pakistan is a nuclear power, and if the Taliban get any stronger, that weaponry is at immediate risk (it is already to some degree). Their first action would be to attack India, then target the West.
What do I think will happen?
This year a coalition of western nations will attack the Taliban in Pakistan. And that will lead to a new Pakistani government controlled by the west.
While we are doing this, Israel will attack Iran, and we'll either ignore it or assist militarily. Simply because we'll be forced to take that opportunity.
Russia and China will protest about everything, but do nothing.
Originally posted by Estharik
If this is true then how did the Russians find out Israel was going to go ahead with the attack? Seems to me there's an information leak someone along the line...
Originally posted by Pyros
Let me attempt to provide an answer to this situation by asking a few questions?
Which country has recently invested a lot of time and money on nuclear facilities?
Which country is over flowing with highly flammable oil and gas installations?
Which country is worried about brutally efficient Israel air strikes?
Which country has a lot of money to spend on defense technology?
Which country want to sell advanced SAMs and air defense systems?
The Russians are just trying to create and exploit a market. Basic capitalism 101.
Originally posted by paradiselost333
found this very interesting ,just wonder if they planned to kick the whole thing off then? if russia is realy giving iran a heads up does that mean they will help in the event war does break out. I think this could get realy ugly realy fast if it does come to war! In my observation of the situation I think this time Israel could be serious when it says time has run out and if Obama does not come up with a salution fast ,things are all down hill from here.
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Originally posted by DEEZNUTZ
Any war with Iran will get out of control and will spread. Countries will use the Middle East War as an excuse to get some scores settled. Pakistan and India comes to mind. Pakistan is the one we need to be worrying about right now. Taliban elected into government and control of nukes. The momment they're in the launch orders will be given. Iran may already have small briefcase nukes snatched up during the crumbling USSR.
Israel needs to take a chill pill. There's no monster under the bed or in the closet. If you pull the blanket over your head you are safe and they can't touch you.