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Originally posted by GLontra
I just figured out that Iran is the fourth largest EXPORTER of oil in the world:
It exports more oil than Kuwait or Venezuela.
A war would interrupt the exports, and make oil prices soar.
China is the biggest importer of Iranian oil:
China will not be happy with the disruption of Iran's oil exports...
Originally posted by TheMindWar
The lack of support at home will be the fundemental thing that ensures any attack will ultimately fail.
Originally posted by Insearchofthetruth1987
Ok can i point one thing out if TSHTF and they went to war with JUST iran the UK would win (possibly without help from NATO at all) due to one thing...
although the UK would be greatly outnumbered the outdated iranian hardware would be almost useless
the UK has some top quality aircraft and land vehicles (mostly US made) and the sheer bombardment from british destroyers/submarines via tomahawk cruise missles would render almost ALL land weapons and ALL grounded aircraft useless this would give air supremacy to the british and ultimately victory BUT and this is a BIG BUT this victory would only be won if britain used its full military might and if china and russia did not get involved at all (not even supplying weapons)
but then again britain would never ever go to war against a nation fully at all...
they would merely support isreali and US (whos war it is anyway)
for one simple reason MONEY
britain has olympics next year in london and cannot afford to be at war AND have troops at home to protect against terrorism (the metropolitan police wont be enough at all)
the only reason britain is even anticipating such an attack is cause they are in US pocket and must protect a friends-friend