Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
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Unless the US is prepared to use the Syrian landscaping model , i.e. turn most of Iran into rubble, kill a few million and displace even more Iranians, any attack on Iran would imo strengthen the mullahs. I believe it would be counterproductive, and prolong their time in power.
In my experience and from the time I lived there, while many do not like the mullahs and would like to see them gone, Iranians love their country, and are patriots first.
Even those opposed to the mullahs would likely unite to help fight any invader.
Don't try to turn this into a racist statement, but from speaking with Iranian Jews here in L.A., they seem to be the exception.
There seems to be little loyalty to Iran, even from those whose families lived in Iran for many generations. I feel there is some for Israel though.
This makes me wonder whether Religion / tribe would take precedence over loyalty to the country whose passport they carry.