Absolutely it is a proxy war. The American public doesn’t want to face up to that fact yet because they are getting weary. It simply can’t be ignored anymore.
No, it’s not a proxy war. If Tehran and Damascus had unsettled scores, they would have taken them out in the occupied territories.
Assad isn’t as religously fanatical as A-Jab.
Repeat after me: Assad’s regime is se-cu-lar!
And if you wanna be taken seriously, the least you can do is to learn spelling the name of the Iranian president.
If he was he would be in the forefront. Iran is also a lot more ambition on a regional basis and seeks more regional power to further the fanatical aims of the Theocrats.
Yes. Iran’s got everything to become a regional power.
A pullout isn’t inevitable or likely in the short term.
Syria doesn’t present much of an opposition and can be dealt with militarily in short order.
Nah. Syria simply don’t matter.
Iran is a little more difficult but it’s military capacity can be eliminated in weeks. (Air Force, Navy and large ground formations) The US isn’t ready to do that yet but we are certainly preparing to do so. The Iranians need something like this to shore up support so it will happen. I don’t know who will prevail, perhaps the Saudi’s or Turks will run Iraq as a protectorate, maybe even the US.
This line of thinking is scary. You actually believe Iran want to clash mano-a-mano with the US? That’s insane. Your lack of knowledge may lead you to associate them with the suicidal wackos at Al-Qaeda or the (arguably legitimate?) Palestinian resistance just because they happen to share the same religious beliefs. The fact of the matter is that the Iranian leaders are rational and pragmatic. Going to war with the world’s sole superpower is suicidal and they know it. They won’t provoke you. But then again, you never needed much of a cassus belli to go to war.
Here’s a wildcard for you. Syria provokes Israel and get’s pounded. Iran launches a few missles to guage Israeli response. Israel doesn’t wait to see what they are carrying and unleashes the “David” response which is a nuclear strike of at least 15 cities on an attacker threatening Israel with WMD’s.
If the Arabs don’t tone it down this or something like it is bound to happen one day.
Wishful thinking. Never gonna happen.[/quote]
You are a radical Islamic college kid. Your opinion is not fact stop trying to pretend it is. The original OP asked for opinion. As usual your opinion is shallow and not well thought out. Why don’t you try something really radical and stick to the point instead of arguing with the infidels. I know it goes against your group’s SOP but it’s time for a change.
As to my spelling, I choose not to spell it out. I spelled the name of your leader the way I did as an insult, you fucking idiot. I’m not the one who isn’t taken seriously by the way. Your lack of humor makes you dull.
The Iranians ARE stupid. Rational are you kidding. They want and need to go to war. Syria is run like a criminal gang and will do what they are told by Iran. You know this but your bigotry and idealogy will not allow you even consider it.
Israel will wipe out any Arab state that even hints it is going to use a WMD on them. It will also do the same to Iran. It’s not exactly a secret in the ME. For someone who claims to be so plugged in to the ME you should know that. Take the blinders off. Do you think they will let 300 nukes sit in bunkers when threatened by radical sworn enemies.