Skip to comments.Pentagon Encircles Iran: Victory Would Take 3 Weeks
Posted on 05/02/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT by Strategy
As the US beefs up its military presence in the Persian Gulf region, Pentagon strategists estimate that they would need less than a month to defeat Iranian forces should a military conflict take place.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) believes it can destroy or significantly degrade Iran's conventional armed forces in about three weeks using air and sea strikes, a defense source told The Washington Post.
"We plan for any eventuality we can and provide options to the president," Army Lt. Col. T.G. Taylor, a spokesman at CENTCOM told the newspaper. "We take our guidance from the secretary of defense and from our civilian bosses in [Washington] DC. So any kind of guidance they give us, that's what we go off of [sic]."
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“Should”, “Would”, “Could”, “maybe”, “probably”, “possibly”.. etc, etc, etc... have been hearing it for ages.. Not Happening!
Don’t we know, they are still “tightening sanctions”.
“it will probably happen before the election”
I predict the same.
In fact, most of what I've been hearing for over 30 yrs, latest during GWB administration, was why it shouldn't & can't be done, instead of how it should be done & why it can be done.
Some idiots continued to encourage Iranians to protest during 2009 Iranian elections, whilst knowing that they'd be killed, and there'd be a lack of international support for them. End result, numerous people were killed and the protests went nowhere.
Obi then sent a lovey dovey message to Iranian People, several months later, for their New Year "Norooz", telling them he is "working on it". What a hypocrite!
Every time I look at those pics of Obi bowing to the Saudi King, it reminds me of the Arab tradition of slavery (Servitude) - so Common with their black “servants”, anyhow.
Obi’s African (Keynan?) father would have been one such slave or, worse, servant. Perhaps proud of it.
Obi should have been more proud had he made it to the top job in an Arab land, hey.. even an African one would’ve done. Alas, he had no other choice. Especially with his liking for “Pink”.
“Gholam-Hussein” (Servant of Hussein), as the Saudi Arabs did put it for their “black” and non-black slaves (servants), once upon a time at least, seems only Very appropriate, in Obi’s case.
really meant Kenyan, lol
You’re exactly right. Why is this being floated out there? To re elect Obama. I wouldn’t put it past the SOB to start a war with IRan...just to get reelected....
On the other hand, I for one think Obama is one of the bravest presidents we’ve ever had. When I think of the courage it took, to take down Bin Laden...and those 40 LOOOOOOnnng minutes... I realize that he’s the man.
I seriously compare Obama to people like Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart and Custer at Manassas. He might be...no...he is braver than even Patton himself.
How about sending a SEAL team or two, whatever, to kill off those who matter in Iran? At least it'd be for real, compared to OBL stuff.
If the Iranian Regime was that much of a pest, why has that sorta thing not been done for more than 30 years?!
While am on this subject, hope that SOB does start a war w/ Iran. Like GWB said "bring it on".
Then again, can Obi Hussein get reelected after his 8 yr abomination is up? 'course not. So, like Carter.. another tragic legacy, this time on BHO's watch.
Lets hope if he does start a war with the mullahs regime in Iran. But then he should be held FULLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE RESULTS OF IT - 'course he can't be.
A problem is that he won't be able to see it thru. These things take longer than 4 or 8 yrs. By then the US will have another President and a different (interim) policy, so the saga will continue.
Unfortunately, for the US, it is a short term cycle that keeps going round and round, and it often backfires. The US political system, precisely for what it is, is not geared towards long term "foreign policies" - many stops & starts, detrimental all around..
Unlike with OBL fantasy, Obama will only get ONE CHANCE with the Iranian Regime. My bet is he ain't game. But, seriously, let's see it happen.
Yes...I blew that : )
-—Modern precision strikes are far superior, but “precision” is not a word one associates with World War II aerial bombing.-—
I realize that. My English family members experienced it 8-)
But that is what makes it wrong —indiscriminately bombing civilians.
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