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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

do you think Britan would be justified in bombing Iran?....?

...if they decide not to give the soldiers back?

Update:

please note this is not what I want to happen.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    According to Iranian TV, Iran's anti-Western President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will talk about the detained sailors on Wednesday, April 4.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070403/wl_nm/iran_bri...

    If Iran provokes a country to fire upon them or invade their territory, they can participate in a defensive jihad according to rules of engagement in the Qur'an.

    The preamble to the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran states: "The Assembly of Experts for Constitution...fram[ed] the Constitution...[after input] by the government...with the hope that this century will witness the establishment of a universal holy government and the downfall of all others."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iranian_constitution

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, warned this week that if Western countries "treat us with threats and enforcement of coercion and violence, undoubtedly they must know that the Iranian nation and authorities will use all their capacities to strike enemies that attack."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-03-24-brit...

    http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/214064/

    Muslim unity speech by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz0vyyFgfmg

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    Iran is dealing with two issues.

    o- First, Iran has captured 15 British Royal Navy personnel.

    o- Second, Iran has refused to cooperate with the UNSC regarding cessation of uranium enrichment.

    Appearing before the UNCS in the place of Iran's President Ahmadinejad, Iran's Prime Minister Mottaki said, "the world has two options to proceed on the nuclear issue: continued negotiations or confrontation. Choosing the path of confrontation ... will have its own consequences. "

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070325/D8O3E7J00...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gb-0LcWFDw

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    Military confrontation may be on the horizon.

    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).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Boat_Service

    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.

    http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=3961

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy...

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070330/pl_afp/usmili...

    The US may have deployed 4 or 5 carrier groups in the Persian Gulf

    http://en.rian.ru/analysis/20070328/62741920.html

    Hmmmmm

    Maybe CVN-76 Reagan was deployed

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy...

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/where.h...

    Maybe CVN-72 Lincoln?

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy...

    Is CVN-77 Bush ready?

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/shi...

    More details about military options can be found here:

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iran-st...

    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.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-03/28/cont...

    The Arak heavy water facility and Bushehr at Isfahan are 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.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1753223,00...

  • eaddie
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    final nighttime, I heard the front working Democratic applicants say that they'd not settle for Iran having nuclear weapons. They then pronounced the diplomatic direction they might take. What no different than perhaps Hillary replaced into keen to handle replaced into what to do if international kin fails. Bombing Their reactor is in all risk the plan B. i think of what this pole is telling you is that if international kin fails, maximum human beings are on board with plan B. no one i comprehend needs yet another conflict, yet no one trusts Iran to have Nukes. in the subsequent 2 or 3 years, we can would desire to chosen and a B2 over an Iranian reactor would desire to be the only effective answer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Justice is a tough word. Justice should be served. Justice should be given to those who deserve it. But IRAN is a bit more complicated. Honest opinion, UK bombs IRAN, there is a huge loss of life. Then IRAN says either we killed them, or more politically safe, "some fanatics" stole them and beheaded them, please stop making our people suffer for the actions of a few. The UK will look like the bad guys, and the killing will cement hatred into the minds of Iranians toward the west. Unfortunately, we can only hope that IRAN lets the Britons go, because killing Iranians will not help...

  • 1 decade ago

    It can't be a half-hearted bombing campaign like Israel's effort in Lebanon to free their soldier. He's still a captive or dead and Hezbollah is stronger than ever. Offer an ultimatum and then start carpet bombing with nukes like the US should have done in 1979.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes! iran is just trying to show that they arnt affraid of the west.what they are really doing is teasing a big dog in a fence with a stick. eventually the dog will bite and then they will say they were the victims. its their culture. this time history will record that they started this mess. we should do regime change there. if we appease their leaders we will pay badly just like poland and hitler. lets do the right thing stand up to the bully and let the dogs loose and see how bad they really are.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If they refuse to give the soldier back no matter what, then yes, that would be an act of war, and those british soldiers would be the first prisoners of war of Iran.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I do think they would be justified. However, I am assuming the soldiers were NOT violating Iran waters.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Britian should bomb Iran either way

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, and so would the rest of the world.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. Explore all diplomatic options first before resorting to violence.

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