Attack on Iran?

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  1. A number of well informed commentators predict that the US or Israel (acting on behalf of the US) will attack Iran over the next few months. If so, there could be a huge Shia backlash against British troops in Iraq - just when HM Govt has decided to reduce troop numbers.

    At this stage things are speculative. But let's follow the plot. The next six months could be lively! :frustrated:
     
  2. Iran is going to have to dealt with sooner or later, hopefully sooner.
     
  3. Why?

    What gives us the right as Christian and non-Arab nations to dictate what happens in the region?
     
  4. What the so-called "international community" fail to tell us is that Iran owes its entire nuclear programme to Russian technology and expertise, and Iran is being armed to the teeth by Russia, yet Putin is still our "friend".
     
  5. We have the names of these well informed commentators? Quotes of what they say,
     
  6. Colonel W. Patrick Lang first Professor of the Arabic Language at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) he was the “Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism,” and later the first Director of the Defense Humint Service.

    Pat has expressed an interest in bombing the shit out of Iran in the past (30 sortie USAF job none of your IAF nonsense) never seeming to think it would do anything but retard their nuke program. Seems to have accepted that "going wide" will only compound the massive strategic blunders made in Iraq. Now advocates jaw jaw rather than war war.

    Feckin stupid not to take the Mullahs aside for a stern talking to when the M1As were roaring into Baghdad IMO. Now we've handed the dour bastards the basis of another Persian empire and they aren't even grateful. Frankly it's already at the cap in hand stage, if they wait until the next Presidency I'm afraid any sort of the result may rely on the quality of oral relief the POTUS can provide. Let's hope it's Obama rather than Hilary.

    Looking very like the run up to a combination of WWI and the Thirty Years war to me. Bugger.
     
  7. Found this on you tube whilst searching for Porn!...an interesting documentary about the whys, wherefore`s and the real motivations behind the war.

    "Rant mode on"

    I mean, seriously, does anyone still think that we`re there to bring "Peace and Democracy" to the Sandy places?? - Messrs Bush & Blair`s "plan" has obviously gone T*ts up so why are we flogging a dead horse (Camel?)

    "Rant mode off"

    Anyway, the Documentary is about 45 mins long and gives a whole new angle on why we`re there and a pretty good indication (if the theory is correct) of why Iran is next!

    heres the Link...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1oPEfa9Lws

    I dunno if this has been posted before - if so I am an old fuddly Cnut whose memory is failing!
     
  8. We don't need a right or a reason passingbells. Spiffy is just up for it alright, got a problem with that?
     
  9. My favourite analogy regarding the US/Iran situation (I can't remember where I heard it, so won't attribute it) is:

    Whereas Iran's national game is Chess, America's is Poker.
    Poker is about out-bluffing your opponent; Chess is about out-maneuvering him.

    What cards are you holding Mr Bush, a pair of Jokers?
     
  10. Um, the US deterrent isn't the joker, but the Iranian effort thankfully thus far remains so.
     
  11. If the invasion of Iraq did not happen -- America may have be in a serious oil crisis, we however joined for extra money, seeing as the Saudi's give us several thousand barrels a day just for off the shelf items from BAE.

    Spams can not find Kenya or even Mongolia, let alone Iran. Americans are too cooped up and naive to see their country as the bad guy, I don't think they would be able to see their country illegally attack Iran, yet they are happy enough to vote for and blame Bush.