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  •  Replace could with would (none)
    No way Iran would just stand-by and let its most valuable oil reserves be chopped off.  They would fight to the end before letting that happen.  

    In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

    by Asak on Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 08:21:33 PM PST

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    •  Futhermore (none)
      Even if the Iranian Arabs were to rise up in support of the invasion (I don't believe they are that stupid, but lets specify that they do) The rest of Iran would see that its major source of revenue has now disappeared into the American Maw.

      Now look at the rest of the Iran Iraq border and ask yourself how long it would take for 150,000 really, really pissed off Iranians, who would now, if temporarily, have common cause with the Sunnis and especially Saddam's army, which is the kkeystone of the resistance, to cross that broder and start wreaking havoc on the US.

      And lets not forget that the war between Iran and Iraq was across a Shiite border, its NOT going to go smoothly.

      There are also reports that Iran already has a significant force in Iraq and that would just be prudent. That force will not be amateurs and irregulars, it will be elite troops who can do the most damage for the least cost.

      It is there because Iran knows that its regular forces can't beat even a weakened, demoralised US. But it doesn't need to.

      With Al sadr's people (who are NOT ragtag, they damned near closed down US supply lines in late 2004) as shock troops, sabotuers and suicide bombers and the Iranian revolutionary guard with nothing to lose, they wont need body bags in iraq any more, just those vaci=uum drain cleaners will do.

      The Number of the Beast 72-25

      by Deep Dark on Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 11:07:30 PM PST

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    •  All these nukes (none)
      And we only used two. What a waste...

      I truly believe that we have at least some people in power that think along these lines. Insane - but in power nonetheless.

      yeah, yeah, tinfoil - flame away.

      Our economic strength is based on pretend money and we don't produce or innovate near as much as we did in our heyday. We have an amazing ability to destroy and kill though. We are "the leader of the free world" for the most part due to our military might.

      I give it better than even odds that some sort of  attack, invasion of iran and occupation complete with a brand new "coalition of the willing" is in the works by year's end, or at least before the current cabal is supposed to leave the White House. (I think that the carrier groups will  probably be kept out of harms way too...)

      I'd be ecstatic to be wrong. Nothing good could come from it.

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