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Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
reply to post by whywhynot
And who created AL Qaeda ?? Guess who?? CIA.
Do you remember Operation fast and Furious ,the US govt arming drug cartels??
As for the suicide bomber they are mainly Saudi do you know.The 9/11 'hijackers' were Saudi.Al Qaeda is a smokescreen.Then why is USA establishing Al qaeda dictatorships in Libya and supporting Al qaeda terrorists in Syria via the proxy Turkey.
Originally posted by Eaglecall
I see the thread has been shifting but anyways....I oppose the US getting involved with Iran. But to say that Iran would destroy the Navy, bwahahaha....I mean C'mon....EVERYTHING. Absolutely EVERYTHING that has been discussed and exposed here, has been already thought and digested for those in charge of the Military. One thing is games and simulations but a different thing is a real deployment. We don't take chances. The only reason a whole carrier could be taken out, would be some sort of conspiracy to allow that to happen in order to manipulate emotions in the masses. Other than that, the military capabilities of the US are unimaginable. When we first went to Afghanistan, people was like "OMG the Russians lost that war, they could never take over the country" We went in, BOOOM....those weirdos are living in caves now. When we went to Iraq, the media was like "Oh, well, Saddam learned from the Gulf War. Now he is prepared with the second largest military in the middle east" We went in, BOOOM...bombs were pouring from the heavens they never knew what hit them. In a few days the government of Saddam was gone.
We could transform Iran in a parking lot in no time.
And as far as nukes reaching the US. Are you sure they would ever make it here?
The invasion was swift, leading to the collapse of the Iraqi government and the military of Iraq in about three weeks. The oil infrastructure of Iraq was rapidly seized and secured with limited damage in that time. Securing the oil infrastructure was considered of great importance.
Originally posted by SoulParasite
Hey mate, maybe you will tell us about israeli troops killing pregnant woman and kids in Gaza instead of warmongering?
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
The Iraq war was over in days because most of the Iraqi's didn't want Saddam....
...the bulk of the Iraqi Army abandoned their positions and their uniforms.
Originally posted by SoulParasite
and you won with germans because of russians and eastern front not your war effort.
Originally posted by manta78
Since this Iranian fantasy thread continues, I am injecting a little reality into the situation:
United States: Total Population 313,232,044
U S Military Manpower Available 145,212,012
U S Fit for Military Service 120,022,084
U S Reaching Military Age Yearly 4,217,412
U S Active Military Personnel 1,477,896
U S Active Military Reserves 1,458,500
U S Total Aircraft 18,234
U S Total Land-Based Weapons 56,269
U S Total Naval Units 2,384
U STowed Artillery 2,163
U S Merchant Marine Strength 418
U S Major Ports and Terminals 21
U S Aircraft Carriers 11
U S Destroyers 59
U S Frigates 30
U S Submarines 75
U S Patrol Coastal Craft 12
U S Mine Warfare Craft 14
U S Amphibious Operations Craft 30
U S Defense Budget / Expenditure $692,000,000,000
U S Foreign Reserves $150,000,000,000
U S Purchasing Power $14,660,000,000,000
U S Oil Production 9,056,000 bbl
Iran 4,172,000 bbl
U S Oil Consumption 18,690,000 bbl
Iran 1,809,000 bbl
U S Proven Oil Reserves 19,120,000,000 bbl
Iran 137,600,000,000 bbl
U S Total Labor Force 154,900,000
U S Roadway Coverage 6,506,204 km
Iran 172,927 km
U S Railway Coverage 226,427 km
Iran 8,442 km
U S Waterway Coverage 41,009 km
Iran 850 km
U S Coastline Coverage 19,924 km
Iran 2,440 km
U S Major Serviceable Airports 15,097
U S Square Land Area 9,826,675 km
Iran 1,648,195 km
edit on 1/3/2012 by manta78 because: (no reason given)