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The Coming Middle East Conflagration

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Posted By: DanvilleBill, 11/6/2019 10:33:24 PM

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike, as well as Iran’s need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah’s rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack by Iranian drones and cruise missiles on two Saudi oil installations, reportedly concluding that a similar assault could be mounted against Israel from Iraq.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 11:12:42 PM (No. 228810)
I stopped when he said that the interceptor missiles of David's Sling system cost $1 million each. Online sources say that the Stunner, which is the DS system's interceptor missile costs "20% of the $2 million" cost of the Patriot missiles it will replace. My math says $400K per missile. And the source is The Atlantic mostly a leftist political operation, not noted for it's international relations writing. I'll pass. Yeah, the Iranians are trying to harm Israel, that is nothing new. And they have pushed a lot of missiles out to their evil minions in Hesbollah, no doubt. My bet is that if it gets serious in Israel, Tehran will be bombed, and very effectively with stealthy F-35s. And if Iran gets too far down the road, Israel has nukes, although they don't admit it. And Iran might have one or two by now, too, funded and aided by Obama and his evil minions. Could be a conventional or even nuke dust up in the middle east. Frankly, I wonder if the Saudis will come in on the side of Israel against the Persians.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Locarno 11/6/2019 11:26:18 PM (No. 228822)
Personally, I don't agree with the author's assessment. Firstly, Iran is nowhere near as capable as Michael would have us believe. Can they wreak havoc? Yes. Can they launch missiles from their proxies? Yes. Can they use terrorist tactics to harass and inflict some casualties? Most definetly. However, that is a far cry from an all-out war with hundreds of thousands of troops engaged. Iran simply does not have the tactical nor military capabilities to sustain such an effort. Its economy is in shambles, the people are bordering on revolt against the mullahs, and despite Mullah Barak Hussein's gift of billions in stolen US taxpayer funds, they lack for ammo, food, and weapon systems capable of withstanding an Israeli or US attack. While its always best to never under estimate your opponent, let us not rush into the arms of panic and simply see things as they really are. Iran needs a bloody nose right now from us, so maybe they'll think twice about their actions.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: justavoter 11/6/2019 11:38:46 PM (No. 228828)
The Biblical version of this senerio has already been decided.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 11:45:05 PM (No. 228835)
Agreed, #2. Iran and Iraq fought to a standstill for just short of 8 years, neither gaining much ground, but a whole lot of dead, chemical weapons used repeatedly. Then the US cleaned Iraq's clock in 2 weeks. I'd bet that Israel's capabilities are a lot closer to ours than to Iraq's and that Iran, if it ever get really serious would be wiped out by Israel pretty quickly.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: FleetUSA 11/7/2019 5:41:05 AM (No. 228904)
It is good that Israel is considering this. Be prepared is the best defense that it won't happen.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: George R. 11/7/2019 7:04:26 AM (No. 228966)
Tehran is a beautiful city, or was at one time; after so many decades of Mullah rule, who knows? It'd almost be a shame to annihilate it. Almost!
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