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Originally posted by mwood
Yeah, I think I read before Isreal has something like 300 nuclear weapons.
I am sure when the time comes they will NOT allow themselves to be wiped off the face of the earth by Iran.
It will probably start a whole chain reaction of bad things for the world once somebody releases the hounds.
I am sure as far as man power they couldn't repel an attack so they most likely would have to use the nuclear option to protect themselves. They won't need America's help if it goes that way.
There is absolutely no advantage to more soldiers available when you got drastically less aircrafts and tanks to fit them in. Ground troops are not even going to be used as these countries do not even share a border, are miles across, and a ground invasion is not even sarcastically being considered.
I find it funny that you use the term "Israel wins" or "Iran wins" Pretty childish.. Anyway, lets see your list: Tanks - not going to be used. SPG's - not going to be used Mortars - LOL! Even if there will be a ground invasion, which will not be, do you seriously consider mortars to be effective? This must be a joke.
AA weapons - true, Iran has them, but were they even battle tested ONCE? Are they good enough to clear any airborne threat? Do I need to remind you what happened the last time an Islamic army depended on Soviet weaponry? *ehm ehm*.
There is also no point in comparing who has more AA weapons, as Israel will not even need them considering there is virtually no threat from enemy aircrafts, specially Iranian ones.
Israel will not use it's nuclear power unless it is on the verge of being completely destroyed. When that happens, you better run for the hills. But that is irrelevant.
All in all, this war is going to be based on air power, submarines (for heavy bombardments), and long range ballistic missiles. Get it through your heads - there will not be a ground invasion of Iran as it is not needed!.
Originally posted by TWISTEDWORDS
So everyone still thinks that after thousands of years of bloodshed in the middle east that somehow it's all going to be fixed by another war? Get real people, these people have a long line of families killing each other and there is not one way to resolve thousands of years of this conflict.
Instead of everyone saying let's fight with one another, someone with half a brain needs to come up with how do we all get along with each other. The whole reason countries want nuclear technology to begin with is America, China, Russia and North Korea hold that over their heads. So they naturally want their own protection and a hammer to drop if necessary. We all create these problems and they aren't going away as long as the bully countries of this world keep trying to dictate to everyone how it should be.
Originally posted by ken10
Originally posted by superman2012
No advantage to more soldiers? Tell that to Russia in WW2.
Eventually people are going to have to hit the ground if they want to invade Iran.
Saying ground troops are not going to be used because these countries don't share a border is hilarious. USA and Afghanistan didn't share a border...or did they?
Why wouldn't tanks be used!? Just because they have more? So you automatically count them out!?
SPG's will be used as well.
Mortars. LOL? Don't they kill people too? How is this a joke?
This was taken from the website you provided...unless you are the joke?
Plus, with that many it's sure to make a dent in the Israelis aircraft.
No. Not irrelevant. It's scary that one guy is saying that. Now imagine if there was someone as insane as you in charge?
Originally posted by superman2012
Air power Israel has, naval battle Iran has and both sides have missiles.
It would be close no matter what. I guess I don't really agree with the OP's statement either, a better title would have been, " Iran will put up a great fight against Israel". And yes, there will be boots on the ground eventually. Maybe look up what ground invasion could encompass.
Making sure that loony theocracy does not get a hold of nuclear weapons
Originally posted by IsraeliGuy
Boots will not be on the ground, at least not until 95% of the Iranian army is decimated, which will not happen. Remember the goal for this war? At least the official one? Making sure that loony theocracy does not get a hold of nuclear weapons - destroying their nuclear facilities. NOT invading, NOT hunting down Ahmedinejad.
The absolute worse-case scenario is the world turning against Israel, and (at least in Israel's eyes) essentially allowing the Iranians and Arabs to wipe Israel out. After the nuclear destruction of Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel unleashes its entire nuclear arsenal, striking not only Iranian and Arab cities, but also the capitals of Europe - Rome, Paris, Berlin, Moscow.
Israel just has some aspects of resemblance to the South African apartheid regime.