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  •  my goodness we are in agreement with a (2+ / 0-)
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    strategic question.  I would point out also Iranian plans to sink oil tankers the second there is an attack should they not be able to take out any US naval interests.  Any naval assault would lead to an ecological disaster that would dwarf anything we have seen.

    If for no other reason, there must be no attack simply for the sake of the planet

    •  With their Ballistic Missile capability (0+ / 0-)

      It's likely that any naval attack would see serious damage. Most likely lost carriers. This is one of the reasons we won't be going to war with Iran, we don't go to war with countries that can seriously injure us.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 11:43:49 AM PDT

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      •  even if not carriers, then the escort screen is a (1+ / 0-)
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        target rich environment.  While the USS Cole was at mooring, it was still hit by a couple of guys in a rubber boat. Iran was watching and taking notes if you note their latest naval maneuvers.  Their OEM missiles are modeled on the Chinese Silkworms which would be a worry for any navy in in narrow (dire) straits  

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