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Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Goodmarlian: 11:43pm On Feb 04
us and israel always strike iranians military bases in syria and iraq as seen lately why not hit the nail on the head and end it once and for all is iran getting too strong?

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by makemoneywbsite: 11:57pm On Feb 04
That's going to be a very costly war due to the sheer size of Iran. For Israel, the economic impact would be dire since their warplanes would have to fly long distances on sorties before hitting targets in Iran. For the US, the implication of hitting Iran directly would cost them in men and money and the politics behind such a war would tell on the American presidency. Hitting Iran and starting an all out war means that the US would be sucked into fighting to win the way they did in Iraq and the opposition (Republicans) wouldn't see a victory if Ayotalla is not removed (regime change). To remove him means American boots in Iran, American boots in Iran means more bodybags to send home. So Israel is better off hitting Iranian targets in Syria and assassinating Iranian top generals and nuclear scientists using Mossad. The Biden administration is better off letting missiles do the jobs than commiting men on the ground. For America, it is mainly politics. For Israel, it is mainly economics, overlooking that a war with Iran would almost certainly be a stalemate considering the size and population of Iran and the fact that Israeli troops won't find it easy putting Israeli combatants on Iranian soil the way the Americans may.

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by blacknp(m): 12:06am On Feb 05
makemoneywbsite:
That's going to be a very costly war due to the sheer size of Iran. For Israel, the economic impact would be dire since their warplanes would have to fly long distances on sorties before hitting targets in Iran. For the US, the implication of hitting Iran directly would cost them in men and money and the politics behind such a war would tell on the American presidency. Hitting Iran and starting an all out war means that the US would be sucked into fighting to win the way they did in Iraq and the opposition (Republicans) wouldn't see a victory if Ayotalla is not removed (regime change). To remove him means American boots in Iran, American boots in Iran means more bodybags to send home. So Israel is better off hitting Iranian targets in Syria and assassinating Iranian top generals and nuclear scientists using Mossad. The Biden administration is better off letting missiles do the jobs than commiting men on the ground. For America, it is mainly politics. For Israel, it is mainly economics.
Ordinary weak Afghanistan they couldn’t win in, after 20 years & $899 billion spent fighting the Taliban, the so called the alliance of nations ran away overnight? na Iran Yankee & NATO wan go fight?

Even NATO & The Yanks hiding under the guise Ukraine cannot defeat Russia till date despite all their economic & military sanctions on Russia, and economic & military aid to Ukraine?

US of A, is only interested in prolong warfare to sell their weapons for economical gains, they are the greatest beneficiaries of war, & rumors of war.

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by malali: 2:44am On Feb 05
[font=Lucida Sans Unicode]Iran is not a small country like you think.

They have nuclear weapons.

Iran possesses a significant military capability in the region, with various assets and strategies that contribute to its overall power projection. Here are 30 key points regarding Iran's military power:

1. **Large Active Personnel:** Iran's military consists of a sizable active-duty force, including the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and the Law Enforcement Force (Police).

2. **Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC):** The IRGC is a powerful branch of Iran's military, tasked with defending the Islamic Republic against internal and external threats. It operates independently from the regular military.

3. **Missile Program:** Iran has developed a robust missile program, including short, medium, and long-range ballistic missiles capable of reaching targets across the region.

4. **Ballistic Missile Arsenal:** Iran possesses various types of ballistic missiles, including the Shahab series, Sejjil, Ghadr, and Emad missiles, which can potentially carry conventional or nuclear warheads.

5. **Precision-Guided Missiles:** Iran has been developing precision-guided missile technology, enhancing its ability to strike specific targets with greater accuracy.

6. **Air Defense Systems:** Iran has invested in air defense systems to protect its airspace, including domestically-produced systems such as the Bavar-373 and the Raad.

7. **Naval Forces:** Iran's navy consists of surface ships, submarines, and naval aviation. It operates in the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and beyond, with a focus on defending maritime interests and controlling key chokepoints.

8. **Gulf Control:** Iran's naval strategy focuses on controlling the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a crucial maritime chokepoint through which a significant portion of the world's oil passes.

9. **Submarine Fleet:** Iran operates a fleet of diesel-electric submarines, including domestically-produced Ghadir-class and Fateh-class submarines, enhancing its underwater capabilities.

10. **Asymmetric Warfare Doctrine:** Iran employs an asymmetric warfare doctrine, utilizing unconventional tactics, proxy forces, and asymmetric capabilities to counter stronger adversaries.

11. **Cyber Warfare:** Iran has developed cyber warfare capabilities, engaging in offensive and defensive cyber operations to disrupt enemy networks and infrastructure.

12. **Drone Technology:** Iran has developed and deployed various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for reconnaissance, surveillance, and strike missions.

13. **Special Forces:** Iran maintains elite special forces units, including the IRGC's Quds Force, tasked with conducting special operations and supporting Iranian proxies abroad.

14. **Regional Influence:** Iran's military power extends beyond its borders through support for proxy forces and allies in countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen.

15. **Rocket Forces:** Iran's rocket forces consist of artillery rockets and multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS), which can deliver firepower over long distances.

16. **Nuclear Program:** While Iran maintains that its nuclear program is peaceful, the potential for weaponization remains a concern for regional stability and security.

17. **Military Industry:** Iran has developed a domestic defense industry capable of producing a range of weapons and military equipment, reducing its reliance on foreign imports.

18. **Military Exercises:** Iran regularly conducts military exercises to test and demonstrate its capabilities, enhance readiness, and deter potential adversaries.

19. **Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD):** Iran employs A2/AD strategies to deter aggression and deny access to its territory and strategic areas, such as the Persian Gulf.

20. **Strategic Partnerships:** Iran has cultivated strategic partnerships with countries like Russia and China, receiving military support, technology transfers, and diplomatic backing.

21. **Strategic Depth:** Iran's geography provides strategic depth, with mountainous terrain and natural barriers offering defensive advantages against invasion.

22. **Cruise Missile Development:** Iran has developed indigenous cruise missile technology, including land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles, expanding its precision-strike capabilities.

23. **Military Alliances:** Iran fosters alliances with like-minded actors in the region, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and various Shiite militias in Iraq, to advance its strategic interests.

24. **Nuclear Negotiations:** Iran's nuclear negotiations with world powers have implications for its military capabilities, including potential restrictions on its nuclear program and sanctions relief.

25. **Conventional Arsenal:** In addition to missiles and unconventional capabilities, Iran maintains a conventional arsenal of tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and infantry weapons.

26. **Military Doctrine:** Iran's military doctrine emphasizes self-reliance, deterrence, and resistance against external threats, drawing on revolutionary and ideological principles.

27. **Proxy Warfare:** Iran utilizes proxy forces and paramilitary organizations to advance its interests and influence in neighboring countries, often operating outside conventional military channels.

28. **Strategic Communications:** Iran employs strategic communications and propaganda to shape perceptions, project power, and mobilize support domestically and regionally.

29. **Continued Modernization:** Despite economic challenges and sanctions, Iran continues to invest in modernizing its military, upgrading equipment, and developing new capabilities.

30. **Regional Challenges:** Iran faces regional challenges, including tensions with neighboring states, rivalries with Saudi Arabia and Israel, and ongoing conflicts in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, which shape its military strategy and posture.

These points highlight the multifaceted nature of Iran's military power, which encompasses a range of conventional and unconventional capabilities aimed at securing its interests and deterring potential adversaries in the region.
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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Pythagoras001: 2:56am On Feb 05
it is a proxy war. the attack was on a USA base outside of the USA by iran proxy. it is not in USA interest to have a wider conflict there in the middle east because of oil and trade. NATO members would Be unwilling to go to war and the Iranian terian would make it impossible to capture power and even if you did you cannot govern the country afterwards. reason the USA was unsuccessful in Afghanistan

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Cizarr(m): 9:11am On Feb 05
blacknp:
Ordinary weak Afghanistan they couldn’t win in, after 20 years & $899 billion spent fighting the Taliban, the so called the alliance of nations ran away overnight? na Iran Yankee & NATO wan go fight?

Even NATO & The Yanks hiding under the guise Ukraine cannot defeat Russia till date despite all their economic & military sanctions on Russia, and economic & military aid to Ukraine?

US of A, is only interested in prolong warfare to sell their weapons for economical gains, they are the greatest beneficiaries of war, & rumors of war.
This is how you fail simple question in your exam, the question says US & Isreal and you here mentioning NATO... Seems you don't know the meaning or what NATO stand for?..SMH

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 9:38am On Feb 05
Cizarr:
This is how you fail simple question in your exam, the question says US & Isreal and you here mentioning NATO... Seems you don't know the meaning or what NATO stand for?..SMH



USA will never go alone. Ordinarily against houthis on the red sea , they called other NATO members, Iran has more advanced weaponry than houthis and Taliban.

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by TNORWAY: 7:46pm On Feb 07
Jovi10:




USA will never go alone. Ordinarily against houthis on the red sea , they called other NATO members, Iran has more advanced weaponry than houthis and Taliban.
na so una push Japan.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 10:59pm On Feb 07
TNORWAY:
na so una push Japan.



This is not the 70s where usa will use nuclear weapon on anyone and get away with it.


Quote me again when USA strikes Iranian soil.

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Gainman: 11:16pm On Feb 07
makemoneywbsite:
That's going to be a very costly war due to the sheer size of Iran. For Israel, the economic impact would be dire since their warplanes would have to fly long distances on sorties before hitting targets in Iran. For the US, the implication of hitting Iran directly would cost them in men and money and the politics behind such a war would tell on the American presidency. Hitting Iran and starting an all out war means that the US would be sucked into fighting to win the way they did in Iraq and the opposition (Republicans) wouldn't see a victory if Ayotalla is not removed (regime change). To remove him means American boots in Iran, American boots in Iran means more bodybags to send home. So Israel is better off hitting Iranian targets in Syria and assassinating Iranian top generals and nuclear scientists using Mossad. The Biden administration is better off letting missiles do the jobs than commiting men on the ground. For America, it is mainly politics. For Israel, it is mainly economics, overlooking that a war with Iran would almost certainly be a stalemate considering the size and population of Iran and the fact that Israeli troops won't find it easy putting Israeli combatants on Iranian soil the way the Americans may.
very wrong analysis. Isreal flying jet to Iran will be far distance. I don't think u know what u are saying

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Gainman: 11:21pm On Feb 07
blacknp:
Ordinary weak Afghanistan they couldn’t win in, after 20 years & $899 billion spent fighting the Taliban, the so called the alliance of nations ran away overnight? na Iran Yankee & NATO wan go fight?

Even NATO & The Yanks hiding under the guise Ukraine cannot defeat Russia till date despite all their economic & military sanctions on Russia, and economic & military aid to Ukraine?

US of A, is only interested in prolong warfare to sell their weapons for economical gains, they are the greatest beneficiaries of war, & rumors of war.
You this people are mumu oo. I did united state fight against Afghanistan? I united state was fighting against terrorism in Afghanistan not against d people of Afghanistan. There was nothing like conventional war between them. Get this into your skull.

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Gainman: 11:26pm On Feb 07
Jovi10:




USA will never go alone. Ordinarily against houthis on the red sea , they called other NATO members, Iran has more advanced weaponry than houthis and Taliban.
a country dat can't boast of new generational fighter jet. Nah is dat a country u are comparing with united state. Too much Islam in your brain will not allow u see clearly

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Gainman: 11:30pm On Feb 07
Jovi10:




This is not the 70s where usa will use nuclear weapon on anyone and get away with it.


Quote me again when USA strikes Iranian soil.
Islam has blocked your senses. So nah you dey decide what united state can do or not do. U dey inside your face me i face u room dey analyze war

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by panafrican(m): 12:16am On Feb 08
Striking Iran is not an issue, the real deal is what type of mess would come out of that.
You surely do not want to create a power vacuum in a country that is so technologically advanced with millions
Of people ready to die for what believe in.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 11:47am On Feb 08
Gainman:
Islam has blocked your senses. So nah you dey decide what united state can do or not do. U dey inside your face me i face u room dey analyze war




This is the annoying thing with most of you, you believe anyone who speaks against the USA is a Muslim. Anyways I'm a Christian and your insults can't change reality.


When the usa strikes iran, directly,quote me again. You said iran doesnt have 1st generation fighter jets? You have no idea of whats going on, go and so your research about Iranian made weapons then come back and delete this your nonsense you posted.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 11:50am On Feb 08
Gainman:
Islam has blocked your senses. So nah you dey decide what united state can do or not do. U dey inside your face me i face u room dey analyze war


.I'm not deciding I'm only stating facts. If dem born USA papa well , let them strike Iran directly.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by TNORWAY: 2:20pm On Feb 08
Jovi10:




This is not the 70s where usa will use nuclear weapon on anyone and get away with it.


Quote me again when USA strikes Iranian soil.
lol..... USA killed their general what happened?? You blo.ody jihadistz
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by TNORWAY: 2:22pm On Feb 08
Jovi10:



.I'm not deciding I'm only stating facts. If dem born USA papa well , let them strike Iran directly.
killing the general in which soil was that? Too much of Quran reading is a disaster angry
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by TNORWAY: 2:23pm On Feb 08
Jovi10:





This is the annoying thing with most of you, you believe anyone who speaks against the USA is a Muslim. Anyways I'm a Christian and your insults can't change reality.


When the usa strikes iran, directly,quote me again. You said iran doesnt have 1st generation fighter jets? You have no idea of whats going on, go and so your research about Iranian made weapons then come back and delete this your nonsense you posted.
you think first generation fighter jets is tucano .....lol ozuoir
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Kelvin3476: 7:41pm On Feb 08
Goodmarlian:
us and israel always strike iranians military bases in syria and iraq as seen lately why not hit the nail on the head and end it once and for all is iran getting too strong?
Have Iran ever struck any of them directly or even their soil ?
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 8:17pm On Feb 08
TNORWAY:
killing the general in which soil was that? Too much of Quran reading is a disaster angry



He was killed in Iraq dumbo. USA will never strike Iran directly, dem never born their papa well to strike iran

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by obedience4(m): 9:14pm On Feb 08
Jovi10:




He was killed in Iraq dumbo. USA will never strike Iran directly, dem never born their papa well to strike iran


You are just writing like a two year old,
There is no sufficient evidence to prove that Iran are the sponsors of the terrorist that hit the USA base,
Iran came out to denied they are associated with the terrorist, that's what a proxy war is all about,
The USA backed Kurdish fighters have been fighting Iran backed fighters in Syria,
If the rocket that hit the USA based was fired from inside Iranian territory then the Iranian territory becomes fair game,
For all it is worth, no official Iranian troops were involved in the attacks, thus the USA can't retaliate,
Also the USA Military has killed Iranian solider in the past,even commander, yet Iran hasn't one single time taken responsibility for killing a single USA solider, all they do is hide behind proxies.
Pakistan conducted an airstrike in Iran last month, the sky didn't fall
Again stop writing nonsenses like a two year old
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 10:12pm On Feb 08
obedience4:



You are just writing like a two year old,
There is no sufficient evidence to prove that Iran are the sponsors of the terrorist that hit the USA base,
Iran came out to denied they are associated with the terrorist, that's what a proxy war is all about,
The USA backed Kurdish fighters have been fighting Iran backed fighters in Syria,
If the rocket that hit the USA based was fired from inside Iranian territory then the Iranian territory becomes fair game,
For all it is worth, no official Iranian troops were involved in the attacks, thus the USA can't retaliate,
Also the USA Military has killed Iranian solider in the past,even commander, yet Iran hasn't one single time taken responsibility for killing a single USA solider, all they do is hide behind proxies.
Pakistan conducted an airstrike in Iran last month, the sky didn't fall
Again stop writing nonsenses like a two year old

Dumbo even your masters tagged the attackers as Iranian backed. Let the USA strike Iran dumbo. They wouldn't dare. Both sides will keep using proxies and dumb Americans will keep dying because they are the ones with unwanted military bases everywhere

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Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by obedience4(m): 1:24am On Feb 09
Jovi10:


Dumbo even your masters tagged the attackers as Iranian backed. Let the USA strike Iran dumbo. They wouldn't dare. Both sides will keep using proxies and dumb Americans will keep dying because they are the ones with unwanted military bases everywhere

You don't have a working brain,
Iranian backed, still there is still no credible evidence to show that the rocket was fired by Iran itself or any Iranian troops
Loool
Like I said you are as kid, why will the USA strike a Iran, is like saying Russia to strike the USA for backing Ukraine.
You have no business in the forgien section.
The bottom line is this the USA Military has time's without number acknowledge killing Iranian before, the Iranian has never once taken responsibility even when it's backed proxies have attacked the USA, ask yourself why
If you want to see a USA response, let the Iranian take responsibility for any of these terrorist attack

Google the USA backed mossad killings of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iranian soil.


Like I said earlier, you may be of age but your thinking is like that of a two Year old
Clown
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Rolings: 3:47am On Feb 09
Goodmarlian:
us and israel always strike iranians military bases in syria and iraq as seen lately why not hit the nail on the head and end it once and for all is iran getting too strong?

Simple
Iran hasn't strikes them directly. It has been using proxies so far
Let IRGC strike either US or UK directly and see response
Biden might be old and feeble but he sure knows international diplomacy. He has been a consistent defender of Israel all his political career.....but at the same time knows it could cost him reelection so very soon expect him to throw Bibi under the bus if he doesn't scale back the intensity of the war. A pointer is the sanction of 4 Israeli settlers ...... Israel knows the implications of that.....and knows it will be very easy for US to repeat because more than half of the illegal settlers have American citizenship
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by AntiTerrorist: 3:59am On Feb 09
Goodmarlian:
us and israel always strike iranians military bases in syria and iraq as seen lately why not hit the nail on the head and end it once and for all is iran getting too strong?
That US and Israel always strike Iran's military bases in syria and iraq is speculation or accusation which might be true. However, they can't strike Iran directly when Iran hasn't struck them directly. It doesn't make sense walahi.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by AntiTerrorist: 4:05am On Feb 09
Gainman:
very wrong analysis. Isreal flying jet to Iran will be far distance. I don't think u know what u are saying
I wondered to. So many people are not familiar with world map. Even if the distance is far, it will not be an hinderance to the working of a war jet.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by rottennaija(m): 5:13am On Feb 09
Goodmarlian:
us and israel always strike iranians military bases in syria and iraq as seen lately why not hit the nail on the head and end it once and for all is iran getting too strong?

Go through this substack. You will find all thr answers you need.
https://imetatronink.substack.com/archive?sort=new

Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by Jovi10: 6:51pm On Feb 09
obedience4:


You don't have a working brain,
Iranian backed, still there is still no credible evidence to show that the rocket was fired by Iran itself or any Iranian troops
Loool
Like I said you are as kid, why will the USA strike a Iran, is like saying Russia to strike the USA for backing Ukraine.
You have no business in the forgien section.
The bottom line is this the USA Military has time's without number acknowledge killing Iranian before, the Iranian has never once taken responsibility even when it's backed proxies have attacked the USA, ask yourself why
If you want to see a USA response, let the Iranian take responsibility for any of these terrorist attack

Google the USA backed mossad killings of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iranian soil.


Like I said earlier, you may be of age but your thinking is like that of a two Year old
Clown



Dumbo why USA backed mossad why not CIA directly. I don't have time for dumb idiots.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by TNORWAY: 11:32am On Feb 10
Jovi10:




He was killed in Iraq dumbo. USA will never strike Iran directly, dem never born their papa well to strike iran
lol... people when bomb thier commercial plane ....we will see.
Re: Why cant Israel And Us Strike Iran Directly? by rumu3485: 5:18pm On Feb 10
You go explain taya, u neva even start.
Write more epistles 😂

The terrorists you worship are all doomed. You go cry taya 😭



obedience4:


You don't have a working brain,
Iranian backed, still there is still no credible evidence to show that the rocket was fired by Iran itself or any Iranian troops
Loool
Like I said you are as kid, why will the USA strike a Iran, is like saying Russia to strike the USA for backing Ukraine.
You have no business in the forgien section.
The bottom line is this the USA Military has time's without number acknowledge killing Iranian before, the Iranian has never once taken responsibility even when it's backed proxies have attacked the USA, ask yourself why
If you want to see a USA response, let the Iranian take responsibility for any of these terrorist attack

Google the USA backed mossad killings of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iranian soil.


Like I said earlier, you may be of age but your thinking is like that of a two Year old
Clown

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