Iran has a democratically elected government, what reason does the USA have for invasion?

Iran has a democratically elected government, what reason does the USA have for invasion?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    We don't have a direct issue with Iran. The issues with Iran are do to allied country tensions and trade routes. The Us is allied with Israel, Iran believe that Israel is not a real nation and is generally hostile with them. Our support of Israel brings us into the mix. Iran has recently been developing nuclear weapons and threatened to close the straights of Harmoz. The issue is much more complicated than this, but it is a start.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Quite the contrary, Iran does not have a democracy of any sort. Although the presidency is an elected position, the highest executive authority in the country is the Supreme Leader, who is chosen by a government-appointed deliberative body known as the Assembly of Experts. Even the pseudo democratic institutions in Iran are now rigged, with the majority of political parties banned from running and clear evidence of voter fraud in the most recent election.

    The U.S. would be very foolish to invade Iran. The threat of nuclear proliferation would be their only real justification for any sort of military strike; this has to be measured against the adverse effects it would have on America's international image, not to mention the civilian deaths that would result from an attack. Regime change in Iran? That's bound to happen in the near future anyways. The government is fragmented and there is plenty of internal opposition to the Supreme Leader, not to mention the huge amount of discontent among the citizens in the country. Iran is a highly progressive country with a highly conservative government.

  • Curt J
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Iran's "Democratically elected" government only has that power which the Unelected clergy (the Ayatollahs) allow it to have. Most of the time that is only the power to repeat what the Ayatollahs tell them to say.

    Iran is not a Democracy by any stretch of the imagination, it is a Muslim theocracy of the most extreme sort.

    Source(s): Just my opinion
  • 9 years ago

    Although answering this question is of no use to anybody, but at least it has two free points for me and that's good in this hard situation!

    1- Exactly when did america needed a reason to do anything? attacking afghanistan to fight taliban (and they are still there and no one knows if osama really died or not), attacking iraq to find nonexistent mass destruction (?) weapons. and . . .

    2- america and israel and basically what is called WEST have plans for the future of the world (new world order). iran has other plans (imam mahdi) and tries to spread the idea. so this brings conflict. simple but fundamental.

    3- the word "democracy" is a widely abused word which has no meaning anymore and thus can't be used anymore. but yes, the government is chosen by the majority.

    4- no matter in which front we are standing, we have to open our eyes and see what we are fighting for.

    5- I am Iranian. ;)

    Source(s): My Heart
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  • 9 years ago

    No it doesn't. Iran had elections. They were not free or fair - a large percentage of candidates were barred from standing, to say nothing of voter fraud. Zimbabwe had elections - are they a democracy?

    This is irrelevant, however, as the president has no real power. The "council of experts" and the Ayatollah control the country. It's as much as democracy as the Ancien Regime of France was.

  • alcala
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    they did no longer like the nationalism and the bend in direction of the Soviet Union that Mossedeq replaced into representing. it fairly is against the techniques of the U. S. yet so replaced into overthrowing the government in Guatemala in 1954 and in Chile in 1973.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Oil is the reason. It's the only reason.I am a Us citizen.Our government officials all have money invested in oil.So they want to keep our country dependent on oil.To do so they need Iran's oil to keep us flowing in it.So they all get rich rich rich!

  • 9 years ago

    America can't stand knowing another country is succeeding while they are in huge debt. Basically it all comes down to the jews who want Iran gone. Israel calls all the shots.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    maybe you should do your homework about the world oil reserves

    but I guess we will invade Iran to free the people

  • HD
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    the u.s. will never invade iran, bomb them maybe, but not invade.

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