Is the Iranian regime — even if it got one crude device in a few years — likely to launch the first?
your thoughts...please use rational thinking not fear....
Here is a thought provoking link, if you will
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com … =allsearch
Sincerely, and thanks for the opinions, appreciated, all of them.
Iranians have attacked no one in the last two-hundred years. The US and Israel are trying to provoke them into some sort of first strike but so far no luck. Since the world media cannot tell the truth about anything, all rational is the Iranians are crazy. But they are not that crazy.
If they do Israel will become a very large country territorially .
Afghan-Persian War-(1816)-Persia invaded Afghanistan and occupied the western Afghan city of Herat. Local Afghan guerrillas forced the Persians to exit Afghanistan.
Turkish-Persian War-(1821-1823)-The regime of Crown Prince Abbas Mirza launched an attack on Ottoman Turkey due to Turkish aid to Azerbaijani rebels in Persia. The rebels had fled from Persia and were given refuge by the Ottomans. The war opened with a Persian invasion of Turkey in the Lake Van region, and a counter-invasion by the Ottoman Pasha of Baghdad (Iraq belonged to the Ottoman Empire), who invaded western Persia. This invasion force was driven back across the border, but the newly modernized Persian army of 30,000 troops defeated 50,000 Ottoman Turks in the Battle of Erzurum near Lake Van in 1821. A peace treaty in 1823 ended the war with no changes to their mutual border.
Russo-Persian War --(1825-1828)--This war resulted from the ongoing border disputes arising from the Treaty of Gulistan (1813) between Persia and Russia. Persian forces were initially successful, capturing the Georgian capital of Tbilisi ]in 1825. Russian forces led by General Ivan Fedorovich Paskievich went on the offensive against the invading Persians and defeated them at the Battle of Ganja (also known as the Battle of Kirovabad) on September 26, 1826. Abbas Mirza led a Persian force of 30,000 which was defeated and routed by a Russian army of 15,000 troops. This defeat basically ended Persia's role as a major power among the nations of the Gulf and the Caucuses region.
Afghan-Persian War-(1836-1838)-Persia invaded Afghanistan partly in response to Britain's influence in the region, and laid siege to the western Afghan city of Herat. The Herat defenders were aided by a British military advisor named Eldred Potter. Potter offered his services to the Afghans and set about organizing the city's defenses. Persian assaults on the city failed, and the invading army gave up the siege (September 28, 1838), and returned home.
Afghan/Anglo-Persian War-(1855-1857)-Persia again invaded Afghanistan, this time successfully capturing Herat. This upset the British, who claimed influence over Afghanistan. The British Empire declared war on Persia (Nov. 1, 1856), and proceeded to invade Persia both by sea and by land. British forces landed and took the Persian port of Bushire in January, 1857. An Anglo-Indian army invaded Persia, which soon gave up and agreed to evacuate Herat.
Iran-Iraq Border Battles -(1969-1970)--Disputes over the Shatt al-Arab waterway, claimed by both nations, led to hostilities in the late 1960s. Iran supported a rebellion by Iraqi Kurds until 1975, when the Shah and Saddam Hussein reached an agreement
Kurdish Rebellion -(1970-1980)--During the Islamic Revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini against the Shah, Iranian Kurdistan rose in rebellion. The Iranian Army and the Revolutionary Guards crushed the rebellion. Kurdish losses were around 10,000.
Iranian Seizure of Gulf Islands -(1970-1980)--Iran occupied several Persian Gulf islands claimed by the United Arab Emirates.
Dhofar War-(1973-1975)--Iran sent troops to Oman to aid the Sultan of Oman, who was fighting against Marxist rebels aided by South Yemen. The Shah of Iran reportedly wanted to not only support a fellow pro-Western Gulf Monarch, but also wanted to give his troops combat experience in the field.
The Tanker War -(1984-1988)--Iran and Iraq each attacked oil tankers and oil facilities in the Persian Gulf in an effort to damage each other's economy.The United States entered the fray in 1987 by "reflagging" several Kuwaiti oil tankers, thereby providing them with American legal and military protection. Iran continued to attack these ships, provoking violent American responses.
Iran's Proxy War with Israel -(1980s-Present)--Iran openly supports and arms Israel's enemies, Syria, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Israel and the United States consider Iran to be a party to the warfare waged by Hamas, Hezbollah, and the tensions with Syria.
Proxy War with the United States -(Current)--Iran and the United States are, for all intents and purposes, engaged in a mutual proxy war against each other. The United States alleges that Iran is supplying weapons, training, money, and cross-border bases to anti-American forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran is meanwhile alleging that the United States is arming and encouraging Kurdish, Azeri, Arab (Khuzistani), and Baluchi militants in rebellion against Tehran. This all serves as a backdrop for the possibility of a new war between the United States and Iran. Such an "Iran War," in addition to the current Iraq War and Afghanistan War could destabalize the Middle East and jeopardize the West's oil supplies.
Yes, let's provoke a country that has the largest military in the world combined as an ally. Wise military strategy.
Iran does not, at this time, have the ability to enrich uranium. If they strike a deal with one of the Arab countries to get enriched uranium, they will have the potential to create nuclear weapons.
They likely won't strike anyone. It will amount to another cold war and could be the answer to all the griping. No one will strike just like Russia and the U.S. didn't strike each other.
Iran won't strike first, but we'll say they will.
And we'll believe it
I agree with you, it is possible we would do that.
If you don't understand who "we" is, then you haven't been in the US long enough.
"We" is whoever our politicians want us to be.
We used to be anti-war, now We're preemptive striking.
We used to have a hard currency, now We have paper that means nothing
We used to believe in hard work and responsibility, now We believe that government is charity.
The great Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded the film from Iran, The Separation, the Oscar for best foreign film tonight. There's hope for the world through the arts. If only politicians and world leaders could be creatives instead of assholes who constantly try to find some way to make the world live in fear.
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