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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:56 AM
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Sept Report Date on Iraq & Military Attack on Iran --- Linked?
What exactly will the dynamics be if the Congress returns from its August recess to face an attack that has been executed on Iran?

Prediction: If that were to happen, Iraq will become secondary to the raging storm across the Middle East brought about by the military attack on Iran.

So is playing for time to get to September really a ploy to allow the US to attack Iran before the Congress takes any real action to begin withdrawing troops from the region?

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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:05 AM
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1. the only flaw in your thinking is that Iran attack will justify Iraq occupation
In fact, the neocons have that reversed...they are counting on the Iraq occupation to facilite the Iran attack.

In other words, Iran is not the distraction, but rather the next step in the process.
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:07 AM
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3. I suspect the same as you --Iran is the next objective, Iraq has been done...
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:05 AM
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2. If this happens you need to ask Repubs what they knew and when they knew it....
Are Repubs being played by Cheney/NeoCons? Or are Repubs just thinking they will put off the inevitable distancing from Bush until after Sept just in case there is a terrorist attack which props Bush up again?
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:31 AM
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4. Off the subject a bit here but I would like to know what the physical
effects of dropping a nuke on Iran or them drooping one on Israel are? They used to show us the impact areas if our city was attacked in the cold war propaganda. How many surrounding countries will suffer because of a nuke in the ME? What of our troops in Iraq? What about Southern Europe?
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:39 AM
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5. Most likely any use of nukes would be tactical nukes, which would mean....
significant effects on the surrounding area but nothing like a full sized nuke.

The weather would be the biggest factor for determining how far the nuclear fallout travelled and how fast.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:44 AM
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6. Thank you. That still doesn't make it right but less scary.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:10 PM
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7. well, it should STILL be scary, because the targets will likely be nuclear facilities
which will still have the potential of sending up plumes of radioactivity in a large area...similar to a "dirty bomb".
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:25 PM
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8. There are reports the US has had a hard time 'selling' the idea of tactical nukes...
to Britain and other allies for just that reason --if weather conditions are right, and calculations of target 'hardness' are off by just a little, you would get the same effect as a 'dirty bomb.'

Of course the significant danger of nukes is their explosive power.

However, you have to remember that the present Administration would do nothing to make the control and extraction of oil from Iran more difficult for the Oil Companies.
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