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  • Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101106...mitusiranchina

    HALIFAX, Canada (AFP) The United States faces a possible war with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions and a "period of confrontation" with China over its currency, a top US lawmaker warned Saturday.

    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said his fellow conservative, fresh from their historic elections romp this week, support "bold" action to deal with Iran.

    If President Barack Obama "decides to be tough with Iran beyond sanctions, I think he is going to feel a lot of Republican support for the idea that we cannot let Iran develop a nuclear weapon," he told the Halifax International Security Forum.

    "The last thing America wants is another military conflict, but the last thing the world needs is a nuclear-armed Iran... Containment is off the table."
    I know this is probably just over-exaggerated nonsense, but what if it did come down to this? How would the world react?


  • #2
    Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

    Frankly, the US is already mired in the Iraq/Afghanistan theatres of war. Any additional military confrontations would just strain the military's resources even more and sink the USA into further debt. But that is just my opinion.

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      Last edited by MacLeod; 11-07-2010, 07:46 PM.



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      • #4
        Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

        I strongly appose. Involving ourselves militarily would be the final nail in our economic coffin. If anything I think we should, if anything, mop up our military confrontations and wash our hands of it, cut military spending back a bit.

        Personally I believe the senator is just blowing out his rear. He has no idea what he's saying and it's nothing more than blind speculation.

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        • #5
          Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

          We're stretched out thin enough as it is. I do not seeing this happening. Iran would be a HUGE undertaking, and it would take all of our resources to win that war. Ain't gonna happen (anytime soon).
          "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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          • #6
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            "Oh dear, the Rebublican is a bit too exited with his parties' tasty power over the 'defunct President Obama without them'."

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            • #7
              Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

              [sarcasm] cant wait. [/sarcasm]
              Last edited by HiTest; 11-08-2010, 08:51 PM. Reason: added sarcasm

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              • #8
                Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                Oh? Why not?

                edit: Nvm, the sarcasm tags make a huge difference. :p
                Last edited by Razcsak; 11-08-2010, 11:18 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                  We don't have to fight this war. We just have to take the leash off Israel. Haven't they been begging to bomb Iran, subdued only by the diplomatic efforts of the US?
                  Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                    I think we've done enough to support Israel already. In fact if anything we should be doing less.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                      Would not telling Israel what to do be supporting them?
                      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

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                      • #12
                        Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                        Given some of the demonstrations in Iran this past spring/summer over the 'election' of President Mahmoud Ahmad-you've-all-been-had I would press for a more diplomatic approach to Iran. If the protest are any indication, the youth of Iran may grow up and take control for themselves pushing for a true democracy, versus the farce they live in now.

                        As for China... They need to be careful as well. China is dealing with an emerging middle class that is pushing for social freedoms. I admit China has a huge army and a strong arm government, but they also have a vested interest with the United States remaining a consumer or their economy will fall right along side ours. Besides China is more afraid of North Korea doing something stupid and getting drawn in than any actual conflict with the US.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                          I think really we should just let their new generation outlive them. If Iran stays the course they're going to be overrun from within. China has only survived by making extreme concessions. Iran will have to do the same if it wishes to survive.

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                          • #14
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                            The wars overseas really, really don't account for much of our national debt, guys. Our economy could support a war in Iran just fine. Finding the manpower and equipment to do so would be the problem.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Talks of going to war with Iran, confrontation with China.

                              Originally posted by Gill View Post
                              The wars overseas really, really don't account for much of our national debt, guys. Our economy could support a war in Iran just fine. Finding the manpower and equipment to do so would be the problem.
                              Any amount is too much if there is no reason to violently attack a country.
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