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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
For starters...It's a STRAIT...ok?
Secondly, one can question battle tactics and simple rationale without hating America...even as an American!
How about you tell us why Iran is any less dangerous than...oh, I don't know...say Israel? How about Pakistan? Maybe Saudi Arabia, where...we are told...the 911 attackers were drafted and trained? How about North Korea...wait, they have a nuke or two...can't bully them any more.
Please...as a new member, if you're gonna post, give us more than rhetoric and bombast.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Originally posted by rigel4
Woudn't the US navy simply stay out of Hormuz, thus avoiding close proximity fighting withthe small craft.
I think so.
Stay out of their range and mop them up with aircraft and helicoptors.
By the way, you mentioned helicopters as a weapon against sea targets; although Saudi, UAE,and Kuwait all have Boeing Apache AH-64D attack helicopters, the US Navy has none (they are US Army assets) and, in any event, are not designed for marine operations (although they do have an excellent littoral capability).
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by area6
You know Iran will be destroyed if they sink a US carrier
Russia is saying dont mess with Iran, if iran gets invaded it couuld go nuclear. If the US loses a carrier, it was fair game. If the US tries to destroy irans mainland expect DC to get nuked and NYC. Do you think it is worth having NYC and DC nuked over irans supposed nuclear weapons?
Also if the US navy attacked iran, of course Iran would take them out. Do you really expect Iran to idly sit by and take a beating by the US Navy? Of course Iran would think it is worth it if the US attacks them.
Originally posted by jhn7537
I honestly dont believe Russia and China would want to get into a conflict against the US... They have too much to lose, especially knowing that they arent under any threat with us fighting Iran, or if we fight Iran...