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  •  serbia (none)
    except serbia doesn't have short range missiles and chemical weapons.

    and Serbia doesn't hezbollah either.

    So basically Iran has the upper hand on light infantry moving in urban area, and they have the ability to destroy landing strip.

    Once they got nuke, then the game is entirely at different level.

    •  population (none)
      Iran has 70 million people...Iraq 25 million, Bosnia, 4 million.

      Iran is a huge country, and bombing won't do much there except to stir the hornets nest.

      •  The big factor is... (none)
        That any supply lines have to run through Iraq or Afganistan... and we'd need a lot of troops to invade Iran.  At least a half million (plus people still on the ground in Iraq).  If Syria joins in, it's too much for the US to handle with a volunteer army.

        Sure, we could bomb the main cities but we'd find it slower going than Iraq (and we'd probably take some losses while doing so).

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