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Originally posted by Jefferton
Finish the wars you started first, then you can have the desert
Originally posted by the owlbear
reply to post by SirMike
It's as often as "Obama to take away all guns!!!" Or "Yellowstone is gonna blooooow!!!"
Yeah, when it happens, it will happen. And no forewarning will be given.
Originally posted by Darkmask
reply to post by SirMike
Dont forget that Israel has a few dozen nukes pointed towards Russia.
This would be the stupidest thing Israel could do. Not only would Russia shoot down all the missiles fired at them but they would utterly destroy the "Holy land" in retaliation.
According to Russia the missile is designed to be immune to any current or planned U.S. missile defence system. It is claimed to be capable of making evasive maneuvers to avoid a kill by terminal phase interceptors, and carries targeting countermeasures and decoys. It is shielded against radiation, EMP, nuclear explosions at distances over 500 meters, and is designed to survive a hit from any laser technology.
Boost-phase defense against solid-fueled ICBMs Boost-phase defense is significantly harder against the current solid-fueled ICBMs, because their boost phase is shorter. Current solid-fueled ICBMs include Russian Topol, and Chinese DF-31 and DF-41, along the US Minuteman and Trident. There is no theoretical perspective for economically viable boost-phase defense against the latest solid-fueled ICBMs, no matter if it would be ground-based missiles, space-based missiles, or airborne laser (ABL).
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by Sky watcher
The US ABM is only designed to engage ballistic targets, not maneuvering targets such as the next generation of Russian missiles
edit on 20-7-2011 by THE_PROFESSIONAL because: (no reason given)
Oh yeah we all heard about Russia's new ubber stealth maneuvering MIRV's but they have yet to deploy one that even works
Hell they haven't even hit one target in a test to date with their new missiles
Like I said, the U.S. will use every ABM system it has to protect Israel from nukes.
Originally posted by Zakka
Originally posted by colloredbrothers
Originally posted by Trublbrwing
Our country has been prepared for, and actively engaged in war for 50 years. As much as I disagree with this ongoing policy of agression the fact remains, this is our number one export and we are very skilled at it.
I don't think any conflict in that ridiculous sand pit will cause anyone stateside any discomfort.
Are you insane? If America does go to war with Iran then America will go to war with China and Russia, these "sand pits" have alies that can destroy America. America is strong no doubt, but not strong enough to take on the world.
You really think Russia and China will actually have a full on Military conflict with the US for Iran's protection?
Trust me, They know It's not worth It, and anyway TPTB will not allow that to happen, not yet anyway, Don't get me wrong, It could lead to that, Iran could and will most proberly be the trigger for a huge War but right now if It happens Iran Is on It's own with Syria.
An attack Iran Is inevitable, we all know It's coming.
It will however be interesting to see Iran defend herself, and please don't tell me "If the US can't win In Afghanistan and Iraq how she win In Iran".
Completly different scenario, The US Military is built and designed for conventional warfare.
edit on 20-7-2011 by Zakka because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
reply to post by theson
If Obama doesn't back them, support them, and send in troops, THEN he is a DAMNED FOOL! This country is in enough trouble without turning its back on Israel!
Originally posted by EagleTalonZ
reply to post by camaro68ss
As for Israel striking the match that brings on WW3 - it sounds about right. I'm sick of Israel counting on the U.S. to bail them out of every mess they get in. Why are we supporting that mooch of a nation in the first place? Aside from religious reasons we have no business giving money to ANY nation. Israel can defend itself. If it writes a check it's ass can't cash, it should be their own fault. America should NOT get involved. Let them learn all about cause and effect. I say forget em!