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Re: The Iran War

Postby Chizzang » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:30 am

93henfan wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:But Iran was at war with Iraq for many years and it ended in a draw. We took Iraq in a matter of days. Sure, size matters (she said), but are they able to put up a sizable fight? Does the current regime really have the support of it's people?


You do realize that Iraq was given billions in cash from Saudi Arabia, the US, and Europe.

And the US provided military equipment, advising, and intelligence?

And Iraq was right next door, not having to mobilize an Army, Navy, and Air Force halfway around the globe.

And it was a popular war.

And they still couldn't beat Iran.

Also, we took Iraq in a matter of days (after months of build-up and weeks of aerial bombardment with air superiority) for the reasons I previously mentioned. It's a wide-open sandbox. A dream for military planners. You can see EVERYTHING on the battlefield, and they have nowhere to hide.



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Re: The Iran War

Postby AZGrizFan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:51 am

93henfan wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:But Iran was at war with Iraq for many years and it ended in a draw. We took Iraq in a matter of days. Sure, size matters (she said), but are they able to put up a sizable fight? Does the current regime really have the support of it's people?


You do realize that Iraq was given billions in cash from Saudi Arabia, the US, and Europe?

And the US provided military equipment, advising, and intelligence?

And Iraq was right next door, not having to mobilize an Army, Navy, and Air Force halfway around the globe.

And it was a popular war.

And they still couldn't beat Iran.

Also, we took Iraq in a matter of days (after months of build-up and weeks of aerial bombardment with air superiority) for the reasons I previously mentioned. It's a wide-open sandbox. A dream for military planners. You can see EVERYTHING on the battlefield, and they have nowhere to hide.


Two choices:

a) another proxy war
b) nukes

You pick. :coffee: :coffee:
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Re: The Iran War

Postby 93henfan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am

Nukes if they use them first, obviously. Otherwise, no. The US doesn't nuke countries that don't attack us unprovoked.

Turning Tehran to glass would be pretty awesome though, I must admit.

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Re: The Iran War

Postby Ibanez » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:55 pm

93henfan wrote:Nukes if they use them first, obviously. Otherwise, no. The US doesn't nuke countries that don't attack us unprovoked.

Turning Tehran to glass would be pretty awesome though, I must admit.

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Re: RE: Re: The Iran War

Postby UNI88 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 pm

93henfan wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:But Iran was at war with Iraq for many years and it ended in a draw. We took Iraq in a matter of days. Sure, size matters (she said), but are they able to put up a sizable fight? Does the current regime really have the support of it's people?


You do realize that Iraq was given billions in cash from Saudi Arabia, the US, and Europe?

And the US provided military equipment, advising, and intelligence?

And Iraq was right next door, not having to mobilize an Army, Navy, and Air Force halfway around the globe.

And it was a popular war.

And they still couldn't beat Iran.

Also, we took Iraq in a matter of days (after months of build-up and weeks of aerial bombardment with air superiority) for the reasons I previously mentioned. It's a wide-open sandbox. A dream for military planners. You can see EVERYTHING on the battlefield, and they have nowhere to hide.
How much of that war was fought in Iranian territory? Iraq was able to fight Iran to a draw on its home territory. Would have been a much different story if they were invading Iran.

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Re: The Iran War

Postby CID1990 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Comparing Iraq and Iran in terms of how quickly we defeated Iraq, or how long Iran and Iraq fought, or any other comparative factors is a fool’s folly

93 is correct- we don’t have the will to fight Iran. They would have to directly attack US soil. And it would be a long slog

Any war with Iran would be an exercise in aerial bombing, followed by an occupation of Tehran and a supply line to the sea (we dont have the forces to lock down more than that) a puppet government, and a 30 year insurgency/civil war.


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Re: The Iran War

Postby kalm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 pm

Those Muslims sometimes get cocky. Like when they challenged the grandson of Ghengis Khan so he drained all their irrigation canals and then laid waste to Baghdad where the Euphrates first ran red with the blood of a million Muslims and then black from the ink of all the books destroyed in the great libraries.

It’s kind of like Montana football in 2010. It set them back a ton. :nod:
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Re: RE: Re: The Iran War

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:58 pm

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93henfan wrote:
That'll be popular with the rest of the world.


Who gives a **** about the rest of the world? :coffee: :coffee:

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Exactly **** the rest of the world and what they think. They cant do a damn thing about it, just like when we took America from the Indians. Very one sided

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Re: The Iran War

Postby Chizzang » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:10 pm

kalm wrote:Those Muslims sometimes get cocky. Like when they challenged the grandson of Ghengis Khan so he drained all their irrigation canals and then laid waste to Baghdad where the Euphrates first ran red with the blood of a million Muslims and then black from the ink of all the books destroyed in the great libraries.

It’s kind of like Montana football in 2010. It set them back a ton. :nod:


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Re: The Iran War

Postby Ivytalk » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:15 am

Tinpot tough guys Bolton and Pompeo should get a one-way ticket to Tehran and pushed off the plane at 10,000 feet. Talking about war has a way of bringing one on.
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Re: The Iran War

Postby houndawg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:37 am

93henfan wrote:Btw, I was joking a bit with the title of the thread. I sat in on the Op Plan rehearsals on NorKo and Iran every year when I wore a uniform. We don't win a war with Iran. Sure, we win kill count and BDA by a mile, but this country doesn't have the will to beat a mountainous country the size of Iran. Iran is easily twice as difficult to hold as Afghanistan, which we only tenuously held for a few years before we decided to peace out except for a few outposts, a green zone in the capital, and a couple of big air bases.

Expect a few Tomahawks or a sunken patrol boat and not much else. Let Israel **** with them. That would be more fun to watch anyway.


After 18 straight years of war we have to start thinking about what to do if one of these wars dries up. Its only prudent to have a war or two "on deck" just in case the unthinkable happens. :coffee:
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Re: The Iran War

Postby houndawg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:41 am

Ivytalk wrote:Tinpot tough guys Bolton and Pompeo should get a one-way ticket to Tehran and pushed off the plane at 10,000 feet. Talking about war has a way of bringing one on.


Our so-called leadership and their kids should lead us into battle from the front. They're the ones profiting from these wars let them assume some risk for once in their gutless lives.
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Re: RE: Re: The Iran War

Postby SeattleGriz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:48 am

kalm wrote:Those Muslims sometimes get cocky. Like when they challenged the grandson of Ghengis Khan so he drained all their irrigation canals and then laid waste to Baghdad where the Euphrates first ran red with the blood of a million Muslims and then black from the ink of all the books destroyed in the great libraries.

It’s kind of like Montana football in 2010. It set them back a ton. :nod:
Was that the game we rushed the hell out of the ball, only to lose on your new red turf to two late TDs?
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Re: RE: Re: The Iran War

Postby kalm » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:09 am

SeattleGriz wrote:
kalm wrote:Those Muslims sometimes get cocky. Like when they challenged the grandson of Ghengis Khan so he drained all their irrigation canals and then laid waste to Baghdad where the Euphrates first ran red with the blood of a million Muslims and then black from the ink of all the books destroyed in the great libraries.

It’s kind of like Montana football in 2010. It set them back a ton. :nod:
Was that the game we rushed the hell out of the ball, only to lose on your new red turf to two late TDs?


We outgained you on the ground. Taiwan rushed for over 220 that day. We kicked a field goal with seconds left got penalized for rushing the field on the ensuing kickoff, and then scored a TD scoop and score sack as time expired. Rushed the field a second time.

IIRC Blackfalkin had already picked that win, an EWU run to the Championship, and the demise of Griz football. :lol:

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Re: The Iran War

Postby Chizzang » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:24 am

houndawg wrote:
After 18 straight years of war we have to start thinking about what to do if one of these wars dries up. Its only prudent to have a war or two "on deck" just in case the unthinkable happens. :coffee:



This ^

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: The Iran War

Postby SeattleGriz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:06 pm

kalm wrote:
SeattleGriz wrote:Was that the game we rushed the hell out of the ball, only to lose on your new red turf to two late TDs?


We outgained you on the ground. Taiwan rushed for over 220 that day. We kicked a field goal with seconds left got penalized for rushing the field on the ensuing kickoff, and then scored a TD scoop and score sack as time expired. Rushed the field a second time.

IIRC Blackfalkin had already picked that win, an EWU run to the Championship, and the demise of Griz football.

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Re: The Iran War

Postby andy7171 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Pretty sure the people of Iran would like to get from under the mullahs. Didn’t the have a big uprising while Obama sat on his hands and looked the other way.


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Re: The Iran War

Postby CID1990 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:08 pm

andy7171 wrote:Pretty sure the people of Iran would like to get from under the mullahs. Didn’t the have a big uprising while Obama sat on his hands and looked the other way.


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The Iraqis also wanted to get out from under Saddam

And we told ourselves that we’d be treated as liberators.... and for the most part, we were - but we also placed ourselves in an impossible situation because we are neither equipped nor willing to do what must be done to put down an insurgency

Iran would be Iraq times ten. We would be hailed as liberators, they would execute a few mullahs, and then they’d sit back while we pussyfoot around with an Islamic insurgency for 20 years


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