posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:35 AM
reply to post by CosmosKid
For a non-western nation, Iran has a powerful military with high moral. However, compared to pretty much any western nation, they are severely
It's total and complete BS whenever someone says that Iran is a big threat to the EU or the USA since they don't have any means to establish
air-dominance by using 3-4th generation fighters.
They also don't exactly have a carrier group for force-projection.
That pretty much means that even IF Iran wanted to invade the west, they won't be able to secure the airspace, destroy SAM sites and have a quick
delivery-system for their ground troops to invade.
What I think is that Iran is intimidated by Israels' threats and ruthlessness against its neighboring countries which is the big reason behind Iran
developing its military at a faster phase. Israel and the USA can crush Iran in conventional war but if Iran develops a nuclear bomb and a reliable
delivery-system, the US and Israel would think twice before invading which would put a hold on Israels' agenda of tyranny.
That's the reason why Israel and the USA are so in favor of a preemptive strike against Iran- de-clawing the target before being comfortable enough to
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