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Should US attack Iran?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Never should there be a war, but sometimes countries cannot agree to a diplomatic solution.
The strike date of April 6 (Operation Bite) is from
Russian Col.-Gen. Leonid Ivashov, vice president of the Academy of Geopolitical Sciences.
"I have no doubt there will be an operation, or rather an aggressive action against Iran," Ivashov said, commenting on media reports about U.S. planned operation against Iran, codenamed Operation Bite.
As fantastic an idea as it may seem to us, it may indeed be in reality behind the politics of Iran to provoke a war. Iranian president Ahmadi-nejad is a mahdaviat (one who believes in and prepares for the mahdi) The mahdi is the divinely guided one who appears to lead Muslims during a time of chaos. Ahmadi-nejad spent $17 million of Iran's money to remodel the Jamkaran mosque in Qom in preparation for the arrival of the mahdi.
If Iran provokes a war and the mahdi arrives then Iran was instrumental in doing it. If Iran provokes a war and the mahdi does not arrive but a lot of Iranians die then they will all go to jannah (heaven) because they have died in the jihad fee sybil Allah (jihad for Allah).
Even if no military action ensues, then Iran has gained respect in the Muslim world for standing up to the West.
BUT, Iran is still not complying with the UN regarding inspections and uranium enrichment
AND there is STILL a formidable international force in the Persian Gulf.
In addition to the British frigate HMS Cornwall, there is a multi-national strike force in the Persian Gulf. Furthermore, there are British naval vessels stationed at the Diego Garcia atoll in the Indian ocean. The British Royal Navy may take action with its Special Boat Service (SBS) , the British Royal Navy's special forces unit. The service's motto is "By Strength and Guile". It forms part of the United Kingdom Special Forces, alongside the Special Air Service (SAS), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), and Special Forces Support Group (SFSG).
Ready to assist are the American aircraft carrier strike group Bremerton-based aircraft carrier CVN-73 USS John C. Stennis (formerly in Indian Ocean), the American aircraft carrier strike group CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the French nuclear carrier Charles de Gaulle and its task force are all in close appoximation in the Persian Gulf. A 3rd carrier group, the CVN-68 USS Nimitz, may also be in the Persian Gulf soon as it was scheduled for its WESTPAC07 deployment to replace the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower which was deployed December 2006.
The US may have deployed 4 or 5 carrier groups in the Persian Gulf
The big "E" CVN-65 Enterprise ready strike group
Maybe CVN-76 Reagan was deployed
Maybe CVN-72 Lincoln?
Is CVN-77 Bush ready?
More details about military options can be found here:
On Tuesday, March 27, 2007, the two US strike groups, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS Stennis, along with guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, conducted military exercises in the Persian Gulf. The participants included 15 warships and more than 100 aircraft..
Each carrier carries an air wing of F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighter-bombers, EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, S-3 Viking refueling and anti-submarine planes, and E-2C Hawkeye airborne command-and-control aircraft.
Also taking part were six guided-missile destroyers, the Anzio, Ramage, O'Kane, Mason, Preble and Nitze; the frigate Hawes; amphibious assault ships Boxer and Bataan; and the minesweepers Scout, Gladiator and Ardent.
The Isfahan plant is above ground, but Natanz is more than 50ft below and would require either a tactical nuclear missile or a conventional bunker-buster bomb to destroy it.
Iran's Shahab-3 ballistic missiles are capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and can be detonated by a remote-control device while still in high-altitude flight as electromagnetic pulse weapons - even one of which could knock out America's critical electrical and technological infrastructure, effectively sending the continental U.S. back to the 19th century with a recovery time of months or years. Iran will have that capability – at least theoretically – as soon as it has one nuclear bomb ready to arm such a missile
On November 2, 2006, Iran fired unarmed missiles to begin 10 days of military war games. Iranian state television reported "dozens of missiles were fired including Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 missiles. The missiles had ranges from 300 km to up to 2,000 km...Iranian experts have made some changes to Shahab-3 missiles installing cluster warheads in them with the capacity to carry 1,400 bombs." These launches come after some United States-led military exercises in the Persian Gulf on October 30, 2006, meant to train for blocking the transport of weapons of mass destruction
Shahab-3, 3A / Zelzal-3
The Iranian Shahab-3 ballistic missile means Meteor-3 or Shooting Star-3 in Farsi [alternatively designated Zelzal (Earthquake)] is derived from the 1,350-1,600 kilometer range North Korean No-dong missile. The Shahab-3 reportedly has a range of between 1,350 and 1,600 kilometers and is capable of carrying a 1,000-760 kilogram warhead. Shahab-4 is credited with 1,240 miles (1,995 km.) Mr. Walpole " Iran's Defense minister announced the Shahab-4, originally calling it a more capable ballistic missile than the Shahab-3, but later categorizing it as a space launch vehicle with no military applications.
The Iranian Shahab-4 missile is believed to be a derivation of the 1,350-1,600 kilometer range North Korean No-dong -A missile delivering a 1,158 - 550 kilograms warhead and the follow on Taep’o-dong-1/Paekdosan-1 (TD-1) launch vehicle. In recent years the Iranian’s have indicated that the Space booster varient was having solid motor boosters added to the design originally considered among other unspecified design changes.
IRIS 1 liquid / solid 3000 km 2005 Shahab 3D
X-55 LACM 1 jet engine 3,000 km 2001 12
Shahab-5 3 liquid 5,500 km 0
Shahab-6 3 liquid 10,000 km 0
- 1 decade ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
The US will not attack Iran per say.
After the Brits initiate a surgerical strike...The US will back them up with Sorties from the aircraft carriers.
We will not put troops on the ground.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i USED TO SAY YES, but our beef is not with the average Iranian, it is the leadership We need Snipers!!!
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Why not they love pulling out their WMD
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes by missle in nuke