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  •  Iranians are not Arabs, they are Persians. (10+ / 0-)

    They don't speak Arabic.  Many have traveled here for decades, sent their kid here for their education and many have emigrated here, or have relatives who do.  They haven't invaded another country in over 250 years.
    They have a battlehardened million man standing army that would be no "cakewalk".

    "Republicans are the party that says that government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it."-- PJ O'Rourke

    by nocynicism on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 05:35:52 PM PST

    •  So what? No one is talking (0+ / 0-)

      about invading Iran.

      •  PNAC doesn't have the clout it used to. eom (0+ / 0-)
      •  Right, not invading Iran. Just BOMBING Iran. (2+ / 0-)
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        Itchy trigger fingers in Israel and the US.  The US forcing an overthrow of their elected government...replacing it with the brutal Shah.  US and Israel sitting in the peanut gallery while Iraq waged all out war against Iran, slaughtering untold numbers of innocent Iranians.

        Iran has more legitimate reasons to distrust the US and Israel than the other way around.  Invasions, confiscation of land belonging to other people, disproportional lobbing of missiles against young bands of rock-throwers. Constant threats of bombing Iran (McCain's cute little on stage soft-shoe to "Bomb, bomb, bomb...bomb bomb Iran").

        Two powerhouses with nuclear weapons...one in the neighborhood and the other far across the globe...two nations threatening for years to bomb Iran? Common sense should question why Iran would trust anyone.

        Blasting Iran from the air could not avoid an eventual use of invasion by foreign troops...to "protect the interests of Israel and the US".

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 08:48:34 PM PST

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    •  Actually the only Iranians involved in war (3+ / 0-)

      go back to the conflict with Iraq. Most of those who served then would likely be too old to serve, and in any event modern warfare would be quite different. Most of the killings in this king of war is done from long distances with bombs and rockets.

      A single nuclear armed plane would pack more killing power than a primitively armed million men army. This is why the Israelis have the most powerful military in the Mideast. Of course bombing a country and occupying the same is two very different endeavor.

      An Israel vs Iran war would likely end in a nuclear holocoast, and $7.00 per gallon gas. The poor would die and the rich would prosper. No one know how many nations would be involved, or if our precious world could even survive.

      War is costly. Peace is priceless!

      by frostbite on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:21:01 PM PST

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    •  They are Indo-European and speak a language... (0+ / 0-)

      related to english. "Haven't invaded another country in over 250 years" but 5K years ago they were big time S.O.B.'s.
      OTOH, who wasn't.

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