Originally posted by mkgandhas
reply to post by greyhat
good once NATO attacks syria,Russia will wipe NATO off the map.It will be good extermination of the Western vermin.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by BiggerPicture
I was called paranoid in a thread yesterday for suggesting that the Martin case was stealing the light away from Israel going into Azerbaijan and noting that the Martin story is just like every other non sense story that gets interrupted by war.
Originally posted by SethGecko
reply to post by bjarneorn
Australia has 6 stars. so we're clearly "special"
Originally posted by Alien Abduct
Originally posted by matthewgraybeal
No Matter The Swagger, America would have to an ace in the hole if it is going to make Iran an Issue. One does not just forget that Russia is a nuclear power to rival the U.S. Their wealth didn't get siphoned all away from them, in their fall of communism, it remained in the hands of the military. They also have had 23 years out of the public eye(sore) to exploit technology that America has not.
Dude.... the United States Military "black budget" is probably bigger than the entire Russian military budget.
Russia and China has enough intelligence gathered about our secret weapons to know that they pose very little threat to America.
If we attack Iran Russia ain't gonna do squat.
Who gives a "squat" about the US secret weapons? Certainly no country you're attacking and you know why the US wouldn't dare use anything like that again (nuke)? Because the world would turn on them...including their own citizens.
China and Russia's numbers alone would win the war, not to mention they build half of the equipment the US uses.edit on 11-4-2012 by SethGecko because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Heres a big what if?
What if Russia, unannounced invades Iran and checkmates israel/USA?
Checkmates in the sense that with Russian Troops in Tehran, the neocon attack against Iran will never take place.
To add to that, what if this was a secret deal between Russia and Iran to make it look like a Russian Shock and Awe invasion straight for Tehran?
Put on a show to make it look like Russian occupation for the sake of preserving Iran pretty much the way it is and things would continue "underground" and another Russian puppet leader gets put in place as the leader of Tehran after a year or so of occupation.
It would certainly put a spanner in the works!
Originally posted by GhostLancer
reply to post by CALGARIAN
This is like the classic (and modern) board game called RISK.
Very imaginative speculation. It's good to pre-wargame. If the Russians sent troops into Iran, then the US might divert troops in Afghanistan into Iran. This would be very sticky. Keep in mind that although not in theater, North Korea would surely tag-team with Iran to keep the US on its toes in the Pacific, surely making vast threats to South Korea, Japan and anyone in range. This could be the start of a new Cold War (that might have some flashpoints). Could we be reliving the same plays from classic Cold War playbooks? It seems like every time we humans are on the verge of actually returning to the moon to establish permanent bases/outposts, or planning to actually send ourselves to Mars and other worlds (in person), we get embroiled in WAR. Instead of spending billions on exploration, colonization and discovery... we spend that money on WAR.
Are we truly ready to move on to the stars? From the looks of it, we will destroy ourselves before we ever become a Type I civilization.
It is as if there is a greater intelligence playing us like a real-time strategy video game. And that game's title is:
"THERE WILL BE WAR."