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Originally posted by area6
reply to post by Gorman91
Interesting scenario ...
I don't see a point in attacking Iran without securing oil supplies, and I don't know how that can be done ... a ground war would be long and bloody.
But, maybe a desert-storm / shock-and-awe combination is the strategy. Which would be, take out everything from the air: nuclear facilities, military, electrical grid, command, etc. Then sit back and enforce the sanctions over several years and take another stab at regime change - all the while with an oil-for-food program in place.
Of course, I'm not sure these reports are credible enough or in their true context to tell us war is imminent yet.
Iranians will send suicide bombers against soft civilian targets inside the USA - it's amazing to me that they haven't figured out that a few suicide bombers on Greyhound buses or on city buses in large population centers would create havoc in the USA. Maybe they have figured it out - to me, I think the USA has been very lucky to escape this sort of suicide attack for this long.
Israel might regain more of its historic land as a result, but it really doesn't matter. This is about the survival of Israel and of the entire world. Iran needs a democracy. War is hell, but war is necessary in cases like these.
Originally posted by dovdov
The reason is because Iran has threatened both Israel and the USA. Israel and the USA have never initiated a threat against Iran.