Originally Posted by prznskillz
why do you guys care so much...im iranian and am living in Los Angeles...the government is corrupt...the government with the shah was corrupt...the us is not going to invade iran, they might tell israel to, but the us will not DIRECTLY go to war with iran.
I agree, except for the invasion thing. Israel has no capability of invading anything not immediately adjacent to its borders nor does it have a population large enough to sustain a casualty rate that Iran would inflict.
The USA is capable of invading Iran, having 160K troops next door in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the USA went totally on a war of conquest footing we could destroy both countries and occupy whatever is left. And thatis what I believe some folks fear and I think that is a totally misplaced, paranoid fear.
The people of the USA are already more than restive over Iraq. there is NO WAY that Congress would authorize war in Iran, no matter the real or perceived threat. It just isn't possible because Congress in its present form (Repo majority) is already ducking for cover. After this coming election there is likely to be a major power shift rendering Congressional approval even less likely.
Now a severe bombing is a possibility, but not until the Europeans, including Russia, are either onboard or silent. China will never be either in agreement or quiet so they can be safely ignored, if the Iranian nuke threat is assumed to be earth-shakingly bad.
I just don't see it for at least another 3-8 years.