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Originally posted by Sailor Sam
Originally posted by dave_welch
don't know why everyone thinks we (the US) would ever use nukes as anything but a last ditch effort, and even then it's pretty doubtful, also, even if iran has nukes, i don't think they would be stupid enough to start a nuclear war with us. that's like trying to shoot a sniper with a .38 at 500 yards, while he's shooting at you.
You "conveniently" forget that the USA has used nukes twice in anger and is the only country to have ever done so.
Go read your history.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
reply to post by pteridine
So, you are saying that the West will acquiesce to nuclear Iran?
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Iran will eventually make a few small nukes with a yield of about 10 kiloton each.
They will use terrorists to smuggle them into Israel and set them off.
The war in Iraq stopped Saddam Hussein from shooting SCUDs at Israel.
It also brought democracy to Iraq.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Originally posted by whywhynot
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Two words, Persian Glass.
Wow your about the 10th person to say this....Do you really think if you nuke Iran the world will just shrug their shoulders and forget it? I really think if this happens you may as well build a wall around the USA because not one country will want to know you. Let alone what the Russians and Chinese would do.
Use nukes and you will be nuking yourselves.
It seems some of you really want it all to kick off. You forget that war is not fun it is bloody and horrid for everyone involved.
Originally posted by Alien Abduct
We don't need nukes to turn Iran into glass we have non nuclear bombs that are much much more powerful than the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by area6
It does equal 600,000 square miles of Iranian glass.
Originally posted by buni11687
reply to post by kawika
I predict there are new weapons that no one knows about. Some on our side, some on the Russians side, and even the Chinese claim to have some kind of new carrier killer missile. It may be possible to fire these weapons without exposing the responsible party. If the Rooskies send one sub with that special torpedo, and sink our carrier just to test it, how will we know who did it?
Ive heard about the Chinese anti-ship missile and have no doubt that Russia, and the US have similar, if not better, types of that missile. I doubt any of those nations would make their most advanced technology public, and I have no idea if Russia or China have given that same tech to Iran.
If a naval engagement broke out, I think the US subs would first demolish the Iranian frigates and destroyers (maybe even from hundreds of miles away). When it comes to the speedboats though, I dont know enough about sub tech to say they will be able to target each and every one of the speedboats, since they are fast and tiny.edit on 31-12-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)