posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 10:43 AM
Originally posted by EngineerGuY
The US should have gone in right when the drone went down and blown it up, end of story. Now you have Iran trying to muscle up against everyone.
Listen, they KNOW if they want a war, it will be a quick one, and the US will be on top. We drop a few bombs and it is the end of the "war". Let
them cut off the shipping route, it won't last but a few hours as our destroyers will rain down some nice bombs! I look forward to a swift defeat of
Iran soon! I am sick of their president constantly talking out of his Ass. Obama, please, bomb them soon so we can all move on, thanks.
First of all, Iran has the right to shoot down any aircraft breaching its air space. The USA would have done the same.
Blowing it up on the ground would have been a further escalation, and many governments around the world would have reason to be concerned in response
to that action.
Foresight is a wonderful thing, and I find it shocking that the US didn't have a method to remotely burn out that craft with an incendiary device if
it ever fell into unfriendly hands.
Next up, Iran has the backing of China and Russia. You can bet that they wouldn't carry out a threat like this without the backing of their closest
allies. If they do block the SOH it will be with Russian backing at the very least, and they will have access that the rest of the word is denied.
This would be a strategic benefit.
The USA/NATO would then have to make the choice to risk an open conflict with Russia.
However we look at all of this, all paths seem to lead to a risk of war between Russia and the USA. What triggers it is anyone's guess at this point.
But with Syria and Iran both being under threat by world powers and Russia theoretically ready to side with either, this could actually get pretty bad
I still don't think there is much to suggest we'll all be at threat of imminent war any time soon, but it's becoming increasingly likely that the
war drums will truly start pounding in the next six months.
And as a side note, Putin would love a distraction from home worries right now. He really needs something to secure the failing support of his people.