CIA was wrong about Iraq's nukes and it was wrong about the Cuban missile crisis (They actually received reports from an agent working at a road checkpoint that large cylindric items were being transported on trucks under tarpaulins but they didn't take it for real) as things that first come to mind.
I'm just saying speculating about what the CIA knows is pointless, because only the CIA knows what the CIA knows. (and yeah you could argue about that with inter-agency shit, but idgaf)
Am i experiencing Deja vu here? How many countless times has these guys been threatening to blow up the U.S. and Israel and their allies?? How long has this "middle-eastern cold war" even been going?! Do they seek revenge or what?? (faq punches to my face are appreciated)
if we wanted more oil, we could get it way more cheaply by developing Iraq's production capacity more, or by getting it from canada, which has more than both.
The entire fucking "military-industrial" complex argument has more validity than this "oil" crap.
I'm still betting middle of March/later part of March for a strike on Iran.
I'm going to a congress with my father to Stuttgart next week, where there will be Iranians participating. Maybe I should ask them if they are looking forward to military service...
"Iran is not a nation to sit still and just observe threats from fragile materialist powers which are being eaten by worms from inside."
Yes. Another favorite quote.
And a nuclear Iran can really disrupt the wes'ts influence over the entire region.
I truly wonder if America could come out on top if they had it out with Iran.
Just nuke each other and be done with it.
For everyone going "lol wed own iran", I think the main concern is how much fucking damage Iran could do first, especially if it has nuclear capabilities (the answer is a lot.)
Even if it doesn't, I don't think anyone but the most Jingoistic of us wants another long, drawn out conflict in the middle of the desert that'll wind up getting a load of people killed. Here's hoping no one kicks the hornet nest.
And people don't fucking pay attention to Afghanistan.
Mountain combat sucks.