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How would a war between US and Iran play out?

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US could not invade and occupy Iran without reinstating a draft and you're looking at another Vietnam in that case. But if the goal is to destroy Iran's nuclear program from the air, how successful would it be? A lot of these facilities are deeply underground. How would Iran respond? Would they attack US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Would they launch missiles into Israel with the help of Hezb knowing this would probably draw Syria and Lebanon into a whole other war just whilst Syria is looking to end its own "civil war". Would closing Hormuz be an option? This would cripple Iran's economy too, and I assume the Americans would know this would be a last resort for Iran and would send the world into a crisis, so I assume they will plan to seize Hormuz first, and take away this option from Iran. According to former CIA official, Michael Scheuer, who is not in favor of this war, and hates Israel and Saudi Arabia, he says that Iran has the ability to carry out terror operations in the west, which they would not use unless attacked, (I don't actually know if this is true), but if so, would we see such measures to prompt a US invasion which would be very painful for the US no doubt economically? If the US does attack, how does it then ensure a more resilient Iran that has been attacked then does not develop nukes, it looks like to ensure this, they would have to invade and overthrow the Iranian government, which again would be very painful for the US. This war seems like a disaster, but yet, it seems like its the only option the US has if they pull out of the deal, because the other powers will not reinstate UN sanctions. So where does that leave us?

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2 hours ago, thegoodman81 said:

Hi guys. Matt from America here. Just wanted to let you know that I don't know ANYBODY over here who wants the USA to go to war with Iran. We've got enough problems as it is! :confused:

Thank you man! I hope the saner voices like yours prevail, but I don't think the American government cares about what the people want really. 

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52 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Thank you man! I hope the saner voices like yours prevail, but I don't think the American government cares about what the people want really. 

Well, that's true of every government to a degree! :angry:So sad. Still, I don't think even our government wants war with Iran. 

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Iraq in 2001 was a dictatorship of 24 million with opposition from Kurds in the north and Shias in the south. Most Iraqis complied with the invasion so someone could deal with Saddam and to avoid further bloodshed. American victory.

Afghanistan in 2003 probably didn't even have electricity for the most part. What I've read from books by journalists who went there described it as medieval and backwards. There's really nothing to bomb, and Taliban falls apart. Win again.

Iran. Vast country of 80 million people. Strong national security and overall developed. Majority of the population would support the government in the event of an American attack. How many lives would this cost America?

Lets just keep things where they are (right now they're mainly on twitter, the Trump's natural habitat).

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Trump cannot afford a war like that, the power balance and struggle versus China &  Russia would be lost.

Also, american soldiers have not fought a proper war in decades, if they think they will be met by farmers with AK47 or fleeing soldiers of the government, they got a new thing coming. It would be their new burial site.

Also, Iran is not stupid, we know where the heart of America lays and it would be flattened to the ground. For the same reason as to why america does not belong to americans, so would the government of the US never attack Iran as long as israel is at risk.

Also, an attack against Iran would never follow the public opinion, increasing the crack between the US and the EU and it would also unite the Iranian people and the division of the people is the only straight that the american government has and is playing on.

I feel sorry for my american brothers and sisters and for the true american people who believe in the founding principles of america, that they now have a government and leaders who could not care less about the people and are only lap dogs of israel. I mean how ridiculous isnt it that every president candidate has to convince the AIPAC during election? And if they dont they will get the whole media in america against them and all the major lobby groups.

 

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11 hours ago, IbnSina said:

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I feel sorry for my american brothers and sisters and for the true american people who believe in the founding principles of america, that they now have a government and leaders who could not care less about the people and are only lap dogs of israel. I mean how ridiculous isnt it that every president candidate has to convince the AIPAC during election? And if they dont they will get the whole media in america against them and all the major lobby groups.

 

My candidate in the last election skipped the AIPAC meeting.

US presidents and Israel: Always expect the unexpected - Israel National News

 

 

 



 

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8 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

America has won wars against  powerful nations before. 

But there is no reason to start another stupid one. And, you're right, we don't need to be spending $$$$$ for that.

 

If you are referring to WW2 then its worth mentioning that it was not America vs Germany, but multiple countries vs Germany and I believe the truth is in the numbers, regardless of what the movies say:

Russian soldiers killed during WW2: 11 000 000 (depending on which historian you wish you believe)

US soldiers killed during WW2: 400 000

So I wouldnt really say that the US did the heavy lifting there.

What other war in recent history? Cold war? Vietnam? Afghanistan? Iraq? 

One of them wasnt a war, the other one was lost and the other two were never a wars and still got lost.

 

8 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

My candidate in the last election skipped the AIPAC meeting.

Yeah, I liked bernie sanders, I liked ron paul too but they never win because they speak common sense but these presidents in recent time just play on peoples fears during their campaign and pay millions in marketing, in fact, it seems like the person that pays most in marketing wins. I liked JFK too but he got shot.

 

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3 hours ago, IbnSina said:

If you are referring to WW2 then its worth mentioning that it was not America vs Germany, but multiple countries vs Germany and I believe the truth is in the numbers, regardless of what the movies say:

Russian soldiers killed during WW2: 11 000 000 (depending on which historian you wish you believe)

US soldiers killed during WW2: 400 000

So I wouldnt really say that the US did the heavy lifting there.

What other war in recent history? Cold war? Vietnam? Afghanistan? Iraq? 

One of them wasnt a war, the other one was lost and the other two were never a wars and still got lost.

 

WWII was multiple countries against multiple countries. I think the US pulled its weight. I was also thinking of the Revolution,WWI,etc.

The more recent fiascos are just that. 

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6 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

WWII was multiple countries against multiple countries. I think the US pulled its weight. I was also thinking of the Revolution,WWI,etc.

The more recent fiascos are just that. 

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Hmm okay I see.

I find it funny how uncle sam always points at us when its time for going to war but he never points at himself. Just like how these war mongering politicians never go to the war themselves, they just send poor/lower class people who dont have many options.

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