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U.S. Military intervention in Iran
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reejis99
Jan 07, 2012
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The U.S. should take proactive steps to prevent Iran from "nuking up"


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The U.S. should not take military action against Iran


reejis99
Jan 07, 2012
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There's a myriad of reasons that we (being the USA and spoken as a US citizen) shouldn't take military action against Iran or, god forbid, expand the "war on terror" into Iranian soil. The first is, simply, we can't afford it. We already have bases in 130 countries, military action in 5, and and actual ground theater in 2. If we stage an all out war with Iran it will further bankrupt our country and may even cause a draft. It would be declared probably on the auspices that Iran MIGHT get a nuclear weapon in the semi-near future, and that it is necessary for the protection of Israel. Should Iran get a nuke, which is unlikely, so what? Lots of middle eastern countries have one, Pakistan has one and they are largely treated with respect and deference, so it makes sense that Iran would want one. All we do by invading Iran is incite more anti-American sentiment, invite blowback terrorism, and endanger our own people. Not to mention invade a sovereign nation who has done us no harm which is immoral and illegal.

 
illlogic
Jan 08, 2012
1 convinced
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I'm agreeing with reejis on this one. Iran is, plain and simple, to f**king big to invade or occupy and any sort of attempt would put a HUGE toll on our economy and our military requirements. Furthermore, most of the "threats" we've been hearing about are highly suspicious, and exaggerated to some extent. Similar to 2003/2004, the United States is attempting to create a "rally around the flag" affect to gain citizen support. This is a pretty common practice (for most countries and most conflicts) but this time around, it's not working. In reality, the American people are sick of war and desire more focus on domestic issues, at least for a little while. Any type of military intervention in Iran would not only look extremely unfavorable internationally (due to the global economic concerns), but domestically as well. While Iran has always been a threat to some extent in that it is unstable, we only have considerable interest there because of the oil market (in particular, the straight of hormuz). We're starting to see that using brute force to solve all of our issues is not an intelligent solution.

 
cartesiandiver995
Feb 22, 2012
0 convinced
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All that would achieve would be to make the United States collapse more quickly.

 


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