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In a previously unreported comment, U.S. Centcom commander Gen. David Petraeus said last week that the United Arab Emirates, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, has the capability to overpower Iran's Air Force.
"The Emirati Air Force itself could take out the entire Iranian Air Force, I believe, given that it's got ... somewhere around 70 Block 60 F-16 fighters, which are better than the U.S. F-16 fighters," Petraeus said during remarks at a recent conference put on in Bahrain by the International Institute for Strategic Studies last week.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
reply to post by DaddyBare
And millions of other unemployed Americans will be watching right along with you.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by Zosynspiracy
well maybe if they would grow a pair and join the air force, navy, army or Marines... then they wouldn't be unemployed... Who knows they might just find themselves like me retired early with a nice fat government pension... cheering on the goods guys rather than bitching about how sad their pathetic lives are...
Apart from anything else, all the available evidence suggests that any military action would have a very powerful unifying effect within Iran, bringing a wide range of political and religious opinion behind the administration, increasing both its power base and its stability. Even the current administration could be expected to be a focus of support. Those elements of the theocracy that are at present suspicious of Mr Ahmadinejad and may still resent his unexpected electoral success, would not stand in the way of a united Iran faced with US military action.
Originally posted by December_Rain
Yep US Military knows it all Lmao...remember Shock n Awe? Remember attacks on Afghanistan? US got it's @ss whipped at both the places and lost 4k+ soldiers even though Iraq and Afghanistan had no air force, military, navy etc and were way behind Iran.
Or if you don't believe this try talking to some of local Iranians. They don't "tolerate" outside interference in their country.
TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah AliKhamenei on Sunday accused the pro-reform opposition of acting against the Islamic Republic system, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"Certain individuals, through law-breaking attitudes, tried to encourage people to act against the Islamic Republic system," Khamenei was quoted as talking to a group of preachers.
The Iranian supreme leader reiterated that such a law-breaking approach resulted in insult to the late Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini-- the father of the Islamic Revolution -- by the "disappointed enemy."
Conservative clerics spoke out against the opposition a few days after pro-reform students, seeking to renew their challenge to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad six months after his disputed re-election, clashed with police in Tehran.
"What they are after is to have a thin layer remaining of the Islamic Republic," Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said in a speech in the holy Shi'ite city of Qom, IRNA news agency reported.
Theological students staged rallies in Qom, Tehran and elsewhere to protest against an "insult" to late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, official media said.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
reply to post by SLAYER69
Haha you're the idiot. You just proved my point. We don't NEED OIL! There is TONS of innovation and technology in the US that we should have done away with oil 50 years ago.