Kosh: It would be our third front with an active war, and four if you count Korea, since we can't remove troops from the border.
If Israel attacks Iran then Iran is likely to come after us in retaliation so that third front is something that we'll end up with whether we want it or not. So I'd rather fight that thirs front on our own terms. Personaly if we have to in the worse case fight Iran I'm for getting out of Iraq and focusing our attention on the more imienent threat.
Kosh: If we start something with Iran we'd either have to draft soldiers or go Nuclear against them, then the rest of the world, under the UN, would come after us. We can't fight Iran until we can get out of one theater.
I don't see anyone suggest the US should go nuclear against Iran as a first strike. At least I'm not. Second if we go forward with such a bizarre scenario the UN needs the US to do anything since we have veto power on the Security Council.
We have not talked to Iran. Why are people acting as though we have, and those talks failed?
What has the UN and entire international community been doing with Iran this entire time?
They sure haven't been sitting on their thumbs for once. A lot of countries and groups have been engaged trying to talk with Iran so to say that Iran hasn't been talked to is like saying the sky isn't blue.
Themis: I'd like to withdraw from the whole middle east and let them all play in their own sandbox until they figure out a way to live with each other and only come out when they think they can live with other people too.
That works great until they decide to use biological warfare in their internal conflicts and it spread out across the world. Or till the biggest and baddest of the guys in the Middle East climbs to the top of the pile and wins. Then heaven knows what we might be dealing with. Getting us out of the ME in terms of reliance on oil would be great. Yet a total and complete withdrawl from the ME and sticking up a stay in there and fight amongst yourselves sign is a very bad idea.
Godeskian, on Apr 20 2007, 05:37 PM, said:
So I think that he won't do anything with them, because I don't believe he's willing to sacrifice his entire country, not to mention his own life, for the sake of political rethoric designed to appeal to the hardline base in Iran.
And you are willing to put your faith in religious fanatics who have a culture of death and martyrdom to the test when it comes to millions of people?
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