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#1 Pak has suggested that it would be on Iran's side, but this might be less than imagined. It would be very crafty indeed if Pak offered to clean up Iranian Balochistan, so that the Iranians could withdraw their forces there for other purposes.
This would allow the Paks to take down lots of troublesome Balochis, who have pestered both nations for a long time, using the border to get away from punishment by both sides.
And if Iran was really devastated, Pakistan could do a de facto annexation of all of Balochistan.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-11 12:50||
#2 Anonymoose, Pakistan can't clean up their own Balochis, despite decades of trying. I don't see how it could be possible for them to successfully annex additional woes, especially with the Army of the Pure in charge of their military effort.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-02-11 16:07||
#3 The Mullahs themselves have said it - to defeat or destroy any foreign = US or US-led Coalition invasion + occupation force, THEY WON'T HESITATE TO USE THE TERRITORIES OF ITS SOVEREIGN NEIGHBORS WID OR WIDOUT THEIR CONSENT, besides also having no fear of detonating Nukes-WMDS Iranian soil or resorting to international Nuclear Brinkmanship.
The Mullahs drew on the example of the VIETNAM WAR + North Vietnam's, Vietcong's use of territory in sovereign, "neutral" Laos + Cambodia for the transfer of Fighters, Arms, $$$, + Food, etc. snti-US-SVN-UNCOM supplies oer the "Ho Chi Minh Trail", e.g. infamous "Parrot's Beak" + other.
Based on the above, the options of the US-Allies are:
> Get the Govt to Iran to voluntarily/internally change its Attitudes, Policies.
> "Regime Change" = "Iran/Persian Spring"? = peaceful or violent Govt. overthrow?
> UNO/UNSC-approved, US or US-led Coalition full-scale Ground Invasion + Occupation, e.g. 2003 Iraq.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-11 22:02||
#4 Based on the above, the options of the US-Allies are
> Shock And Awe II
Posted by trailing wife 2012-02-11 22:48||
#5 Though I'm a pest, and a pesky Troll,this forum has always been an education for me. I'm humbled by, and grateful for the enlightenment and insight that I gain here; my ridiculous comments not withstanding. Thanks to all of you.
Posted by Chesh Squank6666 2012-02-11 22:59||