Whatever will we do about Iran?
Given our history and the recent events with the British soldiers, are we putting Iran in our sights now? Will Iran give back the hostages before its too late and we go to war with them? What does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have up his sleeve?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Whether Iran will give back the hostages depends on Iran's reasons for taking the hostages. Remember, Ahmadinejad abruptly cancelled his trip to the UNSC before its sanctions vote and sent Mottaki in his stead.
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."
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."
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini accused the British of "violating the sovereign boundaries" of Iran, calling the entry a "blatant aggression."
WELL now, If the boundaries of Iran were violated, then IRAN can take up arms against the UK.
If there is a war and Iran wins, then they will likely have the backing to form a Shiah caliphate among Iraq, Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
If there is a war and Iran wins or loses, all those who died will be considered shahid in jihad fee sybil Allah (martyrs in jihad for Allah) and will go directly to jannah (heaven).
If there is no war, then Iran can go on enriching uranium for its "humanitarian and civil uses".
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).
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 kmSource(s): http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-03-24-brit... http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/214064/
- koalatcomicsLv 71 decade ago
First, you can thank Harry Reid. With the recent flip flop on Iraqi funding...(see my last question), you might as well hang the welcome mat out for al qaeda. Its difficult to win a war when your broadcasting that your going to quit. Hopefully diplomacy will solve the issue, but if the pelosi/reid regime would get the xxxx out of the way, things would be alot simpler. At this point the best thing you could do about iraq is to get the liberal extremists to shut the hxxx up and give people who understand the situation time to fix it.
- DemoncratLv 51 decade ago
I don't know what Iran has up their sleeve but one thing is for sure. He, along with a lot of other Muslims, don't want us in their territory. I can't say I blame him as we wouldn't want them roaming near our waters. We don't even want Mexicans who come here to work near us. That's why we are building a wall between our borders.
We just need to get out of that region and let them live. We also need to stop supporting Israel. Talk about terrorists...........
- XtraxLv 41 decade ago
Well they are like a crying baby I need attention. They dont want to be attacked nor want to attack they know its a waste of money and lives. Don't we see its kinda like a cold war.
Barking dogs don't bite. But hey these days we never know....
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- mrs sexy pantsLv 61 decade ago
i don't rely on nobles. we have to wait for God to take care of it all. how can we rely on imperfect humans to fix anything of this magnitude?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
..................let's wait & see how weak IRAN is ?