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To: ConsentofGoverned
The only option is limited air strikes and limited ground action aimed at removing the leaders and the military ability of IRan

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What do you mean 'limited ground action'? One RCT? Two? Where will they come from? Where will the troops needed to hold the territory we take for as long as is necessary come from? When do they leave? And don't underestimate any nation's sudden patriotism when an outside force shows up.

How do you stop iran from using resources in place to shut down the Straits of Hormuz (their only genuine capability)?

No, the hard fact is that we do not possess the boots to take iran (if you think I'm wrong then answer the questions with facts). The iranians need to rise up for themselves. When (if) that happens things will change.

17 posted on 01/12/2006 5:00:56 AM PST by wtc911 (see my profile for how to contribute to a pentagon heroes fund)
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To: wtc911
reported that the White House said if Iran continues on its current nuclear course, it will leave the international community no choice but to refer Tehran to the U.N. Security Council for possible actions. in other words STOP OR I'LL SAY STOP AGAIN!
18 posted on 01/12/2006 5:20:30 AM PST by jneesy (certified southern right wing hillbilly nutjob)
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To: wtc911
"What do you mean 'limited ground action'? One RCT? Two? Where will they come from? Where will the troops needed to hold the territory we take for as long as is necessary come from? When do they leave? And don't underestimate any nation's sudden patriotism when an outside force shows up."
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good points, if it was easy with no down side would have been done by now.
We are left with a radical gov with nukes and global aims to remove western influence from "Islamic nations"
my take on how to remove IRan as a real threat:

1, would not like to go into specific tactics but the next modern war is not heavy with boots on ground - much less manpower than even in Iraq invasion
2. goal is to remove as many top leaders as possible and
destroy offensive capability of military-not form new government it may weaken the mullahs enough to allow moderates to take over- but the goal is removal of nukes and missiles once that is done -that is the end point - Iran(with russian and chinese and french help) will have to fix it's own government. Russia will be on board as will China.
21 posted on 01/12/2006 6:19:19 AM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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