Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-05 17:25||
#2 Good news old boy, our mission has been scrubbed. Instead there will be a navel action on the shore opposite of the gun emplacement.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-05 18:39||
#3 I disagree.
They should let it slip to the Bambi administration (accidently, of couse) that they've decided not to do anything to Iran.
Just before they bomb Iran back to the Stone Age.
Posted by Barbara 2012-08-05 19:58||
#4 Iran has not closed off the Persian Gulf + the Strait of Hormuz, ergo present no threat to World Trade - by most Pert accounts, Iran has no Nukes + there is no evidence that is or will proliferate dangerous Nuke-WMD Techs to Radical Islamist Militant-Terror Groups or aligned.
IN IRAN'S VIEW, THE US-ISRAEL HAVE NO REASON TO ATTACK IT, WHILE THEIR NATION'S RIGHT TO NUKES IS MORALLY + LEGALLY CONSISTENT WID INTERNATIONAL LAW + "GLOBALISM".
That leaves Pakistan vs. Taliban, etal. + 2014; + newly MilPol-aggressive Rising-China-vs-Everybody in the East + South China Seas [First Island Chain]. "POST-US" WORLD #1 WANNABE,
"MANIFEST DESTINY" HAPPY CHINA WANTS OVERSEAS PLA BASES, + ITS NOT TAKING "NO" FOR AN ANSWER.
Unless Iran does something singularly moronic e.g. de facto close off the Gulf + SoH, or get caught tranferring Nuke-WMD Techs to MilTerr Groups, A US-IRAN WAR WILL MOST LIKELY OCCUR AS FOLLOW-ON TO ANOTHER REGIONAL MIL CONFLICT(S) THAT BROKE OUT EARLIER.
Again, while it nuclearizes Iran will desire to stay on the strategic defensive AMAP ALAP. Pesky Persians like to be Pesky but NOT to the point of causing a US-led war + ground invasion.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-08-05 20:52||
#5 I don't trust Israel to keep our secrets and I'm sure Israel doesn't trust us to keep theirs.
I agree with Rumsfeld's assessment. I would also expect the US not to tell Israel before it would go in until the operation was underway and then tell them to fire up Iron Dome. Shit may be incoming from Iran.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-08-05 21:47||