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Originally posted by warrenb
Imho, he's right.
Israel cannot expect everyone to sit idly by while they bomb another country without physical provocation. They'd kill countless innocent people and start a regional war that would, in all likelihood; be the catalyst to their eventual destruction in that region.
Originally posted by mikerussellus
If the UK decides to bomb Iran, are we going to attack them?
I don't know when this love-affair with Iran started, but please, wake up!
Originally posted by pavil
Let's see...let's attack Israel for attacking Iran so we will have to do it ourselves later on. Makes perfect sense to me.....
Originally posted by mmiichael
He also was the key figure empowering the mujahadeen to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. As we know that ended up with an underutilized military force that channeled it's knowledge and skills into the modern terrorist network that was know at times as Al Qaida. In a way you could say Brzezinski made bin Laden.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Brzezinski is less relevant than Jimmy Carter.
Originally posted by DeltaChaos
People are now getting the idea that by not allowing an attack on Iran is the same as defending Iran. That's completely opposite the point.
The idea is that when an attack is conducted through our controlled airspace, we then become complicit in the attack. That is the point. We can't afford to be seen as complicit in military operations where we have none. The interpretation would lead us into a new conflict (more effectively a diplomatic catastrophe) at a time not of our choosing, and at a time when we are still having a hard time dealing with the two war fronts we've already engaged.
The point is conservation of force. That's a technical term. This is not a time that we could divide our forces into thirds, or at least have to plan a contingency for a more likely inevitability of such should Israel attack Iran through our airspace.
Originally posted by digger2381
But either way they will be careful to avoid US controlled airspace, for the obvious reasons. Unless they want to draw the US in to the mess, in which case a calculated intrusion would be a possibility, making sure that they only are in US airspace long enough for it to be noticed, but not long enough for fighters to arrive to return them home.
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Originally posted by Foppezao
They're not going to fly through Iraq, its gonna be Turkey, a good ally in that region. The same route as when they bombed the Syrian reactors...
A good choice, in terms of accessary of Turkey, Iran doesnt stand a chance against the huge standing army and airforce of Turkey, with Iraq and the troops stationed there it is another story...
[edit on 21-9-2009 by Foppezao]