We have major military bases within striking distance from Iran. The people of Iran are calling for help from America. What do you think the government of Iran is doing right now?
I don't think it's feasible, Obama won't do anything to help the Iranians because of what has happened in the past. Covert assistance is the best option, without direct interference.
the majority of people in Iran hate the US and would not welcome our military no matter how bad they hate Ahmadinejad. The Iraq war so far has cost 2 trillion, money we borrowed from China, a war with Iran will likely cost twice that.
I do not see the US attacking Iran with out a direct threat to US intrests
Not true, the majority of Iranian people like and admire the US, even with her flaws and seemingly careless interference in world matters. A war with Iran cannot happen, it will most certainly bankrupt the US as Iran is much better equipped than Iraq and has many backers in the middle east.
Wrong again genius...the majority of people in Iran and the world hate American intervention into parts of the world in which they don't think we belong. You're talking about a part of the world that spent the last 200 or so yrs under the old colonial powers, and now as far as they can tell we're doing the same thing.
Very well said, this is pretty much dead on the head. The only people Iranians truly hate, are the British......
An attack on Iran would come from F-22's and Tomahawks. Not a ground war. Just the nuke installations, airbases, and AA sites. Can't see that cost you are seeing.
We would have air superiority in less than 48 hours.
Don't forget that the Saudis have given the Izzies an ok to use Saudi airspace.
Again, it's not that simple and definitely not as simple as you might like to think. American air superiority is a known fact, but these Islamic nutjobs are pretty smart. They are not your run of the mill Arabs. I mean, how often do you hear of an Iranian suicide bomber????? Iran has so much backing in the middle east, much more than we are led to believe here in NA. Attacking Iran would escalate the Muslims vs the West scenario and lead to a catastrophic fallout and bolster support for the Islamic dictatorship.
the only social group in iran that is sympathetic to the US is the educated youth, young people in college or those who just got out. and while that may be a growing group, it is still to small to make a difference at this time. a few years down the road is a different story.
Growing group??!?!? Over 75% of Iran's population is under 32 years old, most of the educated youth are women, and nearly none of them support the current regime. I see a large change in the next 5-10 years.
Iran has also interjected religion directly into their leadership. Regardless of the popular vote, nothing will really change for the Iranian people as long as a select elite of unelected, bitter old Mullahs actually run the country.
Unfortunately, this happened with direct British support. What needs to happen is Khamenei needs to be killed, brutally slaughtered, and preferably televised so the other mullahs will think twice about leading a nation who doesn't want them. The mullas only think of Islamic interests, not of Iranian interests. They are NOT one and the same. Keep in mind that this is a supposedly Muslim nation who still to this day practices many of the Zoroastrian religious festivities. Iran will never be completely muslim, and that leadership needs to be uprooted.