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2019-07-22 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10803 views ]  Top
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#1 "A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility."
(3) It would be unnecessary and extremely unpopular. Better to bomb strategic targets if e must go to war. Only boots on the ground should be special forces working alongside locals.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-07-22 01:44||   2019-07-22 01:44|| Front Page Top

#2 almost their entire navy could be disabled in an hour or two

similarly all their air bases could be disabled in even less time

Posted by lord garth 2019-07-22 02:29||   2019-07-22 02:29|| Front Page Top

#3 ...I say we target their electrical generating capability. You want to live in the 12th century? We can arrange that.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-07-22 04:17||   2019-07-22 04:17|| Front Page Top

#4 Anyone else notice everytime they write one of these articles (everyday) , there seems too be a crisis in the command structure? Maybe that could be charged too Obama , since he purged the military.
Posted by chris 2019-07-22 07:25||   2019-07-22 07:25|| Front Page Top

#5 What we should have done in Afghanistan on 9/12...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-22 07:26||   2019-07-22 07:26|| Front Page Top

#6 The Pentagon is another bureaucracy that should be somewhere far away from DC.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-22 07:28||   2019-07-22 07:28|| Front Page Top

#7 What's old is new again. I recall an article written back when the Shah was still in power, basically saying the same thing.
Posted by Mercutio 2019-07-22 07:38||   2019-07-22 07:38|| Front Page Top

#8 "Iran is ranked as "a major military power" in the Middle East... "

So was Saddam.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2019-07-22 07:40||   2019-07-22 07:40|| Front Page Top

#9 I would love a major confrontation with Iran to replace the muslim mullahs in Iran with a civilian government (reverse the Carter supported 1979 revolution).
But because of all the bad actors who have aligned themselves with Iran, including Russia and Turkey, it would be a very difficult situation to counter Iran and all of its proxies.
But I do believe the current strategy of starving Iran with sanctions is the right approach because Irans proxies require money to support their activiities.
The signs are the sanctions are working.
I hope the US can avoid a major conflict yet continue to bleed Iran through effective sanctions and to cause unrest amongst their civilian population.

I hope the US can work with our allies like the Kurds to achieve these goals against Iran and even against Turkey to hopefully get Erdogan out of leadership.
Because the Kurds were able to defeat ISIS they have been a great ally.
If Iraq wants to side with Iranian proxies rather than with the US we should side with the Kurds so Iraq will understand the cost.

Of course at the same time Russia and China are waiting for any chance to take advantage of the US by getting us involved in proxy wars like Korea and Vietnam in the past
Now Afganistan, Iraq, Syria and Yeman have become proxy wars.

I hope the apeasers of Iran and Russia (like Turkey and Germany) suffer collateral damage of any conflict.

Posted by boomerc 2019-07-22 08:16||   2019-07-22 08:16|| Front Page Top

#10 Prior to WWI, a Russian economist said war in Europe was impossible because all of their economies were interlocked and dependent.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07-22 08:33||   2019-07-22 08:33|| Front Page Top

#11 I guess the Pentagon needs some forty years more to come up with a war plan.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-07-22 09:44||   2019-07-22 09:44|| Front Page Top

I hope the apeasers of Iran and Russia (like Turkey and Germany) suffer collateral damage of any conflict.

Well the Deutche Bank pending total implosion is not a positive Karma event for Germany. $49 Trillion in derivative exposure is pretty fricking major.
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-22 10:00||   2019-07-22 10:00|| Front Page Top

#13  LINK to 49 trillion derivative story
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-22 10:31||   2019-07-22 10:31|| Front Page Top

#14 "European allies are grappling with mounting disagreements over foreign policy and growing irritated with Washington’s arrogant leadership style.

What I've always heard is we bribe them massively with defense welfare, unfair trade agreements, and free US Navy protection for the vaunted European exports. All paid straight out of the pocket of the suffering American taxpayer. In return, we are purchasing compliance with the goals of the globalists in the unelected US government.

If we're not even getting that, then what the hell are we bribing Europe for? Why are we in NATO? Europe is getting into bed with Russia, I say cut them loose if they don't see the threat. They're not children and we're not the parent, we don't have to "save them from themselves".
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-07-22 12:01||   2019-07-22 12:01|| Front Page Top

#15 It doesn’t matter who the American president is, nor how much they love him at the start of his term in office, the Europeans will quickly become annoyed by his arrogant leadership style. It’s all a question of who ought to be leading, you see, especially when a closer look reveals how many members of a given European government (plus senior bureaucrats) are actually members of the hereditary aristocracy.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-22 12:43||   2019-07-22 12:43|| Front Page Top

#16 Cut those ungrateful bastards loose. I've never seen so much hate for those who have done so much for Europe. 75 years of peace and they can't even say thank you.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-07-22 14:11||   2019-07-22 14:11|| Front Page Top

#17 More silliness and hand wringing. They are strategically vulnerable. While a conventional war, such as Iraq is not the best option, beating Iran is not a difficult task depending on the end state your after. If your after a post WWII reconstruction all you need to do is look at Iraq and Afghanistan to see it does not work in Arab nations. Removing them as a threat to the world and region is a short task that can be completed with a very limited force structure. And this is where the rub is. All the Pentagon generals want their piece of the fight to go, so the plan puts everyone on the boat, even if they are not needed. We need to give this fight to SOCOM and the US Marines, those two organizations can pull from the other services for support and end Iran within a week or two.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-07-22 14:32||   2019-07-22 14:32|| Front Page Top

#18  We need to give this fight to SOCOM and the US Marines

Occupy the oil port facilities and what else do they have? Oh yeah, gather and gas the Imams then turn the mosks into REAL education centers.

I like your thinking.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-22 15:30||   2019-07-22 15:30|| Front Page Top

#19 Chermany vill just have to zell efen more dual use schtuff to Iran!
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-22 17:23||   2019-07-22 17:23|| Front Page Top

#20 Oh woe is us
Posted by KBK 2019-07-22 17:59||   2019-07-22 17:59|| Front Page Top

#21 Punitive expedition.
Inflict pain. Strike fear.
Posted by Lex 2019-07-22 20:33||   2019-07-22 20:33|| Front Page Top

#22 Didn't we drop one-use pistols into occupied France for the resistance? Something like that might limit the Mullahs public appearances and cause them to lose face.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-07-22 21:47||   2019-07-22 21:47|| Front Page Top

#23 Stamped US .45 Liberator pistol. If you have one today, it's worth between $1500. $2000.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-22 22:53||   2019-07-22 22:53|| Front Page Top

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