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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:06 AM

Military Times June 2019: What war with Iran could look like

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2019/06/04/what-war-with-iran-could-look-like/

. . .Military Times interviewed more than a dozen military experts, including current and former U.S. military officials, about how a conflict might begin and how it could play out. This is what they said could happen:

There are jihadi strikes at key transit points such as the Suez Canal and the Straits of Hormuz. The waters off of Yemen are inundated with sea mines, making ship travel throughout the region a slow, almost suicidal process.

Leaders from both the United States and Iran broadcast their bellicose rhetoric via a host of platforms, each pointing the finger at the other, each saying that neither wants war but that the aggression cannot stand without a response.

Crowds gather, seething angrily at U.S. and coalition sites in Iraq, first throwing stones before a car bomb bursts open a hole in the side of the walled compound.

Evacuations ensue, U.S. forces simultaneously flood into key battle positions as others are pulled back to reinforced bases in partner nations.

Electronic attacks volley across cyberspace, leading to entire power grids shut down. Electronic jamming floods the airwaves, degrading communication and control across military networks as commanders battle to see what’s happening in real time in a way they’ve not had to contend with for more than a generation, if ever.

All the while the network of proxy Iranian jihadi cells, from the Middle East to Central America find novel and makeshift ways to poke, prod and provoke the United States by hitting soft targets whenever and wherever possible.

Thousands die. . . .

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CousinIT Jan 3 OP
lees1975 Jan 3 #1
UTUSN Jan 3 #2
Karadeniz Jan 3 #3
greytdemocrat Jan 3 #4
onecaliberal Jan 3 #5
Cosmocat Jan 3 #9
herding cats Jan 3 #7
jmbar2 Jan 3 #6
Kablooie Jan 3 #8
Cosmocat Jan 3 #10
Kid Berwyn Jan 3 #11
MFM008 Jan 3 #12

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:17 AM

1. And we have an insane orange headed buffoon in charge with his finger on the nuclear trigger

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:21 AM

2. K&R

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:25 AM

3. Oh Jeez.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:27 AM

4. I tend to think

we are more than prepared
for this.

Iran will pay a much higher price
till all their leadership is dead. Then
the Wal-Marts can begin construction.

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:22 AM

5. Yeah just like Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:35 AM

9. And Iran is infinitely more potent and complex

How this country cant figure out there is no way we can "win" these types of conflicts is beyond me.

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:54 AM

7. I'm seeing a trend here with you.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:47 AM

6. Stock market takes a nosedive...

...price of oil shoots up.

All the corrupt rethuglicans make out like bandits shorting the market, buying oil futures. Putin undoubtedly informed in advance to profit as well.

Ted Lieu just opened an investigation into Trump stock manipulation.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 03:03 AM

8. Over on the right they assume that this will be a great US victory...

Always they think that.
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The United States has fought five major wars since WWII — Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan — and only the Gulf War in 1991 can really be classified as a clear success.

We've been fighting the Afghan war for almost 20 yeaars and still the end is not in sight.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:38 AM

10. Yep

HTF this country cant figure out we NEVER win these kinds of things.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 06:44 AM

11. "Thousands die."

Could easily escalate to “Millions die.” Or “Billions.”

For what? PNAC?

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:10 AM

12. We have no

"Partner" nations anymore.

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