posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:54 AM
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
What are Americas and NATOs options now?
Well my (slightly pessimistic) predictions...
US Sanctions (largely ineffective) will continue, the rhetoric will get harsher, but ultimately we'll do nothing. Politicians will do what they're
best at - talking.
How do you think Israel will respond?
They won't. Israel will continue to frame the Iranian threat as a regional problem, not purely an Israeli one and won't risk their necks to act
unilaterally. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has already said as much. All they can do is try to warn everyone and try to garner international
If things develop further I'd like to see a military alliance forming between Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, but that may be wishful
thinking as the people that have the power to stop Iran in its tracks now are too busy bickering with each other to form any sort of regional
How will the rest of the world respond?
Just like when Hitler invaded the Rheinland, nothing will happen. The world's governments and the UN will sit back and do nothing until it's too
Phase two will be when Iran starts wielding its new bullying power over smaller weaker states, then we'll start to see the real affect on our
economies and oil prices. Western governments will have less and less influence on OPEC countries and ultimately the UN. Say goodbye to US bases in
the Middle East and over the next 10 years watch our freedoms slowly disappear. Watch our media become an extension of the Iranian propaganda machine
and our politicians sell our countries down the river to appease the new masters.
May as well start learning Persian and stocking up on copies of the Quran.
I do wonder what Ahmadinnerjacket's first move will be after they roll out the nukes and do the underground tests. I wouldn't be surprised if Iraq
will be the first country to fall, the government there is already weak and desperate (like most governments). We may not see a full scale invasion
but a soft transition of power from Baghdad to Tehran. We may not even notice. Dark times ahead.