Up for Iran anyone?

#1
Study: US preparing 'massive' military attack against Iran

Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane
Published: Tuesday August 28, 2007

The United States has the capacity for and may be prepared to launch without warning a massive assault on Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, as well as government buildings and infrastructure, using long-range bombers and missiles, according to a new analysis.
The paper, "Considering a war with Iran: A discussion paper on WMD in the Middle East" – written by well-respected British scholar and arms expert Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and Martin Butcher, a former Director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and former adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament – was exclusively provided to RAW STORY late Friday under embargo.
http://rawstory.com//news/2007/Study_US_preparing_massive_military_attack_0828.html
 
#4
Well, concidering the reason for Iraq was for WMD. And we never found any, and there is blatent proof that Iran has, then it would only make sense if you saw it from that perspective.

We would have to pull out of Iraq to support a war in Iran. Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan would be foolish with a small army, if the British were to be involved.

Or we could let Isreal deal with it? Fair one??
 
#5
Well, if there's one thing guaranteed to make the Iranian people unite behind their president....
 
#6
The US could, but would they?

Another question is what would it mean for the UK. The public is behind the Armed Forces, fed up with the Iraq mess and dubious about Afghanistan. The mood would change to outright hostility towards continuing involvement with US military adventures, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere.
 
#7
I think part of the reason they're thinking about it is to prevent the Israelis doing it.

Whatever happens we should stay out of it imo.

There was a quote from a thread somewhere by a journo in Pakistan saying the US should switch from a "global war on terror" to a "war on global terror". We're stuck with them in Afg but until they get it into their heads that smashing nuts with a sledgehammers is going to make things worse then i personally don't want the UK getting into any more wars with them in charge.
 
#8
Seems a trifle ill-considered to my untutored eye. America can bomb them 'til the cows come home, but if they don't put their hands up, there's going to be a problem if the Yanks are not prepared to put boots over the border.

The Iranian nuclear potential needs to go, but if the US hasn't got the manpower or stomach to get in on the ground and do it properly this time, it's likely to turn ugly for a few decades following. Quite a few decades, probably. Infact win, lose or draw, it'll still be ugly, and America's a bit busy at the moment.

Best avoided, unless America is really willing to give them the full repertoire and the complete scorched earth treatment. I can't see that happening, but what do I know?.
 
#9
Nosher361 said:
Best avoided, unless America is really willing to give them the full repertoire and the complete scorched earth treatment. I can't see that happening, but what do I know?.
Op GLASS FLOOR ;)
 
#12
Sounds like even the Frogs are up for it:

In his first major foreign policy speech, French president says diplomatic push by world's powers to rein in Tehran's nuclear program is only alternative to 'Iranian bomb or bombing of Iran'

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3442638,00.html
 
#13
Yep! Let's wind up the Iraquis and point 'em east.
 
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MrPVRd said:
The US could, but would they?

Another question is what would it mean for the UK. The public is behind the Armed Forces, fed up with the Iraq mess and dubious about Afghanistan. The mood would change to outright hostility towards continuing involvement with US military adventures, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere.
Dead right. I think under this administration America is trying to make itself the most hated nation in the world.

Their plan any way is as fcuking bonkers as it is brutal. In order to make up for the decision to not use ground forces, (that they anyway haven't got) they will up the airstrikes. This of course will lead to the deaths of tens if hundreds of thousands of Iranians.

But nonetheless they will have committed the error - of leaving them in control of the ground.
This is not only bad from a humanist point of view but a military one as well. And if the Iranians can't strike back at the Americans from their homeland they will, as already promised, go anywhere in the world to strike back.

All American business's and people wherever they are would suddenly be at risk. One would have thought that the first duty of a ruler is to keep his population safe and secure. This that wretched idiot Bush and his cronies is the thing that they will have sacrificed.
 
#17
I dont believe opening up a third front will be the best move made by monkey boy and his sudden regard for saving the middle east to keep America and its allies, in a safer world! Let his record thus far on misadventure and stupidity stand.

As it is we are fighting two Wars with hardy any thought as too the long term aims other than at best making the organ grinders rich and at worst Goad the complete muslims world into uniting !! Something that Osoma and his fcuktards have been after so as too bring about the caliphate that they dream of so lovingly.

Iran at the moment could go either way, yes without doubt they have a hand in both Iraq and Afganistan's continuing troubles, but then is not the US Administration also interested in creating insurection within a sovereign state?

i am beside caring about those in the region who wish for peace at the expence of my fallen comrades, if they want peace they must and would fight for it, however if the peace they choose is not what we want then that is tough Titties.

For enough time we have played 'the enemy of the enemy is my friend' as foreign policy ie to get the oil, but it seems that every time we have backed the wrong dictator/regime.

Thus to conclude Let his record thus far on misadventure and stupidity stand
 
#19
As the Bush White House gets weaker it may grow more desperate.
If they do it, I think they will bring down America. They might bust the economy wide open. This one will have more blow back than they have the wit to see.

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#20
JoseyWales said:
My concern was the thread and who's looking at it, not the originating source.
Oh I think I get your point. But thats the weird thing about how information now flys round the world. That report, and Raw Storys report of it are totally above board and have already been published in public domain.
 

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