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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    Vladimir wouldn't allow Trump to do it, your insult not withstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Again.

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    The war machine is insatiable, and both parties are slaves to it.

    Many Americans have been indoctrinated to crave and celebrate wars.

    The republic that our ancestors founded has been dead for a long time. I doubt it will ever return.
    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
    --Immanuel Kant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    I am not as optimistic as you about either aspect. I do think a war with Iran is possible and I do think that Iran is capable of inflicting some damage to our forces. Sure we would win, but it is far more bleak an idea to have to fight Iran than say North Korea or Iraq or even Syria.
    We would destroy their air force and navy within a week.


    With just the 5th Fleet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We would destroy their air force and navy within a week.


    With just the 5th Fleet.
    And during that week a lot of missile batteries would be firing back, swarm boats would be out in force, and the US would be taking losses. Turkey won't let the US come in from the north and it is doubtful Iraq would let them come in from the west, which greatly restricts the US's ability to attack Iran which has been preparing for such an attack for decades. In addition to that, Iran has airfields far to the north. The 5th fleet isn't going to be throwing aircraft that far north unconfronted all along their paths in and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    And during that week a lot of missile batteries would be firing back, swarm boats would be out in force, and the US would be taking losses. Turkey won't let the US come in from the north and it is doubtful Iraq would let them come in from the west, which greatly restricts the US's ability to attack Iran which has been preparing for such an attack for decades. In addition to that, Iran has airfields far to the north. The 5th fleet isn't going to be throwing aircraft that far north unconfronted all along their paths in and out.

    I think the 5th Fleet would neutralize all of that almost immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I think the 5th Fleet would neutralize all of that almost immediately.
    And then after our triumphant march on Tehran we would find ourselves locked in place holding Iran together for the next twenty years to the tune of $$$ trillions.

    Instead of social security I'll have to settle for the satisfaction of knowing that you were wrong about Iran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    And then after our triumphant march on Tehran we would find ourselves locked in place holding Iran together for the next twenty years to the tune of $$$ trillions.

    Instead of social security I'll have to settle for the satisfaction of knowing that you were wrong about Iran.
    Earlier I said an invasion would not be a good idea.
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