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Iran massing troups on Irag Border

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posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 10:20 AM
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Saudi daily says Iran massing troups on Iraqi borders.

Unclear whether move is aimed at pressuring UN to compromise on nuclear issue, or a genuine attempt to install Islamic regime after US leaves.

john

www.maarivintl.com...




posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 10:32 AM
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Wow.

This situation is heating up VERY quickly, and could get out of control VERY fast.

Can you imagine war with Iran all of a sudden??

I would put money on N. Korea making a move on S. Korea should that occur, then China would assume Taiwan.

Hopefully Pak and India stay sane.

Maybe this is where the Navy is headed?? (Iran)

WMD went over to IRAN!!!!!! NOW THERE IS YOUR REASON!!!! (Just dawned on me.....)



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 10:36 AM
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to stop US ground forces from moving across the bordrer into Iran.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:00 PM
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www.aljazeera.com... t_full_story.asp?service_id=2233

Another story about this on Al-Jazeera - apparently Iran has moved 4 batallions to the border, anyone know how many men this is?



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by Eddie999
www.aljazeera.com... t_full_story.asp?service_id=2233

Another story about this on Al-Jazeera - apparently Iran has moved 4 batallions to the border, anyone know how many men this is?


probably about 40 to 80,000 or close.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:32 PM
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Iran is denying it:
VOANews

Surprised we haven't seen photos of all these Iranian troops yet.


TPL

posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by namehere

Originally posted by Eddie999
www.aljazeera.com... t_full_story.asp?service_id=2233

Another story about this on Al-Jazeera - apparently Iran has moved 4 batallions to the border, anyone know how many men this is?


probably about 40 to 80,000 or close.


I would say around 4,000.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:37 PM
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This could be the start of something alot worse, I mean there are American troops so close. . . I really hope this doesn't escalate.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by TPL
I would say around 4,000.


i agree, after reading the size of their army.


TPL

posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by namehere

Originally posted by TPL
I would say around 4,000.


i agree, after reading the size of their army.


Generally a battalion in most armies, including the US and UK, is about 1,000 men strong. Now compare that to our forces in Iraq, theres nothing to worry about. Unless of course unconventional weapons are used!

[edit on 15-6-2004 by TPL]



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:41 PM
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Maybe Iran is just taking precautions of in case something brakes up in Iraq after the power is change, no refugees will go over the border of Iraq and Iran.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by TPL

Generally a battalion in most armies, including the US and UK, is about 1,000 men strong.


oh ok, didnt know that, thanks for the info.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:45 PM
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Yupe, prevent the influx of additional #es from Iraq ?? Maybe since they did have what was it a 6 day conflict where both sides gassed each other. Makes sense. Or to provide some resistence to US ground forces.

Which would be easily wiped out from the air anyways.


TPL

posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Maybe Iran is just taking precautions of in case something brakes up in Iraq after the power is change, no refugees will go over the border of Iraq and Iran.


I would agree with this theory, we've seen other countries do it to prevent refugees entering.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by TPL
I would agree with this theory, we've seen other countries do it to prevent refugees entering.


but this late in a war? the timing is strange dont you think?



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 04:59 PM
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Yes is late in the war but US is going to have a change on power to the Interim government in Iraq and this government pretty much can tell US to go back home, and the people in Iraq will back their government just to get rid of US invasion and is always they radical and cleric groups waiting to strike for power.

So is very possible that the worse in Iraq is yet to come.



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Yes is late in the war but US is going to have a change on power to the Interim government in Iraq and this government pretty much can tell US to go back home, and the people in Iraq will back their government just to get rid of US invasion and is always they radical and cleric groups waiting to strike for power.


but why are they in one position if thats the reason?


TPL

posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 05:08 PM
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I cant see Iran going on the offensive, with so little troops.

[edit on 15-6-2004 by TPL]



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 05:13 PM
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Personally,

I think that Iran is behind a lot of the terrorism in Iraq... we know, now, that Chalabi was on their payroll. A scenario where they used him to trick the us into invading Iraq, so that they could take over when the US withdrew, makes some sense. The Iranians would know that a certain percentage of the US population would balk at seeing casualties in Iraq... it would be safe to assume that we would withdraw once these casualties reached a certain point. In a sense, they used us to do their fighting for them.

On the other had, perhaps these troops are at the border because they are expecting a US offensive (related to the naval deployments). At this point I think we'll just have to wait and see.

Here's another article on the troop movements:
washingtontimes.com...



posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 05:15 PM
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"Iran has a high technical capability and has to be recognized by the international community as a member of the nuclear club"

Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazzi

Not to say that this has to be the reason, but it is a straightforward motivation. This is the first time I heard Iran pushing this idea in any way -- before it was always denial, peaceful purposes, etc. So if the US decides to call airstrikes to waste Iran's nuclear capability, Iran wants to be able to hit back. Just like North Korea's immediate targets are US troops in South Korea and Japan, Iran's immediate targets are US troops in Iraq. No?



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