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#1 It would make a nice distraction, from the Persian perspective. But last I looked, the Syrians were somewhat occupied.
The Hezbullies are always up for some fun, but since they've upgunned, the Israelis have no choice but to deal with them harshly. Chemical weapons could up the ante, but no one would be happy with the results.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-28 00:08||
#2 " Limited ...clash of arms" > I have to wonder iff China will do the same vee Nippon in NE Asia???
* TOPIX, FREEREPUBLIC > NORTH KOREAN CANNIBALISM FEARS AMID PEOPLE "EATING CHILDREN + CORPSES" [dead = cemeteries], + general hunting, murder of people as food.
PLA takeover of the DPRK = takeover of KNPA airfields, etc. = that much closer to disputed Senkakus/Diaoyus, Okinawa, + espec TAIWAN.
* SAME > [Daily Yomiuri] ASDF [Japan Air SDF] MONITORING SENKAKUS 24 HOURS A DAY/ RADAR-EQIUIPPED AIRCRAFT DEPLOYED IN BID TO PREVENT INTRUSION BY CHINESE PLANES.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-28 00:45||
#3 An open are fizzled nuke at one of the Iranian tests sites would definitely bring some more sanctions on Iran too. I mean how could the deny it wasn't their nuke?
Posted by Water Modem 2013-01-28 14:53||
#4 What if both Hezbollah and Iran R Guard forces in Syria and Al Q forces in Syria had chem weapons and what if they used them on each other?
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-28 14:57||
#5 DAILY TIMES.PK > OBAMA STRUGGLES OVER WHETHER TO INTERVENE IN SYRIA.
* WORLD NEWS [Middle East Online] PARIS [France] PREDICTS RISE OF CALIPHATE IN SYRIA, iff West fails to materielly, $$$ support anti-Assad, anti-Qaeda, etc. Rebel opposition = Syrian National Council [SNC].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-28 21:54||
#6 WORLD NEWS > [Syrian Deputy IM Khalaf al-Meftah] DEPUTY MINISTER: WAR ON SYRIA [can]TRIGGERS WORLD WAR 3.
#4 dats fun to think about. One has to expect more than little ineptitude when dealing wid an Enemy that hasn't fought a war or high-level war in a while, as ditto for an Enemy that has never used HT Advanced Weapons or Miltechs before.
I suspect that both Iran + China will suffer such a prob in the initial or early phases of any mil conflict that occurs vee the US - truth be told, even the US = US-Allied will suffer similarly. OVER TIME, HOWEVER, THE RUST WILL EVENTUALLY INEVITABLY BE CLEANED OUT, + POOR-TO-MEDIOCRE MILPOL LEADERS WILL BE REPLACED WID COMPETENT DYNAMIC ONES - the issue becomes what will de facto won-versus-lost by the time it occurs as CHINA HAS BOTH "RELIABLE" MISSLE DEFENSE TECHS, SYS? AS WELL AS "RELIABLE" ANTI-CVN ASBMS IN ITS ARSENAL.
Iran has between now 2013 - EOY 2016 to acquire or dev its own indigenous NucBombs + GMD-TMD + ASBMS + .....@etc. to counter a US threat.
A US-Iran war might not occur until later this summer 2013 at the earliest - OTOH, iff the situation between China + Japan continues to escalate wid no let up, THE US CAN BE INVOLVED IN MAJOR CONVENTIONAL ANDOR NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION, WAR? AGZ CHINA ANYTIME BETWEEN NOW + EOY 2013.
> Iran + China concede = BAD FOR ANTI-US LEFTISTS-GLOBALISTS.
> Iran + China refuse to concede = US refuses to intervene, take action, or otherwise makes concessions in favor of Iran + China = GOOD FOR ANTI-US LEFTISTS-GLOBALISTS.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-28 23:02||