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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:09 AM
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24. Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
You hit the nail on the head.

Why would Iran risk full-scale war with the US over a Saudi Ambassador? Even with our ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, they have to know that a US military response would be crippling, not to mention the high likelihood of NATO involvement (an attack on one is an attack on all...)

If Iran wanted to hit at Saudi Arabia, surely they could do so in a much more discrete manner. Even if they didn't want to conduct an operation on Saudi soil, why not go after some other country with a much lower risk of retaliation?

Why would the Mexican drug cartels want to risk the full wrath of the US military? That wouldn't be very good for their business.
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