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Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Do you think this will force us to get involved and if so will do we have enough military power in the region to handle it???
I don't think we would get involved on purpose BUT we will be percieved to be involved by the Arabs if Israeli warplanes overfly Iraq even without permission, besides the fact that the weapons and planes will more than likely be of U.S. origin. I think Iran could be tempted to attack our bases and/or forces in Iraq.
I think it is quite possible Israel feels it has no choice but to attack Iran... But I wonder if they are in private hoping that the USA will join the fight.
If Israel's upgrades to its anti-missile systems fail then there will be heavy pressure for the U.S. to help before they get frustrated and resort to the use of tactical nuclear weapons in responce to successful Iranian missile attacks especially in the instance of chem/bio warheads by Iran.
The ironic thing about that scenario is the fact that we would get castigated by the very people we prevented a nuclear attack on, just like the average Iraqi doe's not realize the same thing from gulf I.
This will not have a good outcome no matter which way it goes... IMO
[Edited on 11-5-2004 by Phoenix]
Originally posted by Eddie999
Why does everyone here believe it is acceptable for America (a country the has used nuclear weapons on civilians) to keep a massive nuclear arsenal and continue to develop new nukes, but no-one believes it right that Iran should build them.
Iran only wants them to fend of U.S agression. The same reason Saddam wanted them. If Saddam had developed nuclear weapons then the war in Iraq would never have occured.