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#2 Agree with the British/American finding re the overthrowing of the Saudi regime is required re wahabbi/salafi terrorism but whoever took over could be worse!
Posted by Gruth McGurque5303 2012-04-17 16:04||
#3 Iff Rising Iran is able to de facto control or politically dominate the sovereign Gulf Island-States, it may be able to obstruct or seriously damage any US-led AmphibOp inside the Gulf, while all but forcing the US-Allied to attack from the Sea of Oman, i.e. WIDIN RANGE OF ITS COMBAT/TACTICAL AIRPOWER + LRBMS BASED IN SOUTHERN, SE IRAN.
IFF IRAN'S STRATEGY ISN'T SO MUCH "TO WIN" AGZ THE US VERSUS "TO NOT LOSE", IT MAY NEED ONLY TACTICAL, NOT STRATEGIC, NUCWEAPS AT THIS TIME TO DEFEAT A US-LED GROUND INVASION. Besides fostering international anti-US "brinkmanship" among the "Great/Nuclear Powers", ITS FOCII WILL LIKELY BE TO CAUSE AS MANY CASUALTIES AS POSSIBLE, NOT TO DE FACTO STOP A US-LED GROUND INVASION.
E.g. 1950 KOREAN WAR > CHINA'S WINTER MIL INTERVENTION AGZ US-LED UN FORCES AT THE YALU = allowed the UN Milfors to approach the Yalu + proclaim "Victory in Korea" while massive intervening Chicom forces covertly or stealthily infiltrated along their flanks + rear, ultimately mil "ambushing" + destroying many US Units as they "sat down for Thanksgiving dinner".
Lest we fergit, 1990's + Pre, Post-911 NET > THE REAL OR GREATEST BATTLEFIELD AS PER "GLOBALISM", OWG-NWO, + THE GWOT IS IN THE HALLS OF THE US CONGRESS + WASHINGTON DC, THE HEARTS-N-MINDS OF THE GOVT-PEOPLE OF THE SUPERPOWER OR HYPERPOWER USA, NOT OVERSEAS ALA COMBAT IN FOREIGN LANDS.
The nature of the Radical Islamist threat, as complemented by the premises of so-called
"Asymmetric Warfare" + related, IS SUCH THAT THE US MAY BE FORCED TO CONQUER THE WORLD EVEN IFF MAINSTREAM AMERICA DOESN'T WANT IT OR LIKE IT.
IMO any use of TacNukes = Tac Nukes-WMDS/CBRN(E/EM) by Iran agz any invading US-Allied Ground Forces is consistent wid the premises behind Iran's preferred "JAPAN/EGYPT", "NUCLEAR ENERGY" MODEL.
Iff a Saudi-Iran War does break out on the Arabian Peninsula, the Scenario is real that US Marines etal. may have to liberate Base-Too-Far Qatar + Emirates first just to successfully mount a follow-up ground invasion of Iran.
The outcome of the 2012 POTUS Elex will be as decisive for Iran as anything wid the GCC.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-17 20:24||
#4 As soon as some realistic alternative to oil shows up we should isolate and ignore the entire region. At least the non Democracies.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-04-17 20:33||
#5 Drill, Baby. Drill!
Frack, Baby. Frack!
Posted by canalzone 2012-04-17 21:29||