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    What does everybody think about the possibility of going to war with Iran?The US are making moves encouraging a very likely chance of war!

    Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...attack-nuclear

    Do you think it will happen?
    Do you think it should happen?

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    Will Iran be attacked? - Yes. Will UK be active in that - Unsure.

    Yes, Iran can not be trusted with WMD's.
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    (Original post by ras90)
    Will Iran be attacked? - Yes. Will UK be active in that - Unsure.

    Yes, Iran can not be trusted with WMD's.
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    Why should our people die protecting israel when they wont listen to us when we ask them to stop going too far in their treatment of palestine? Its about time our help came with the condition of them not exacerbating the situation with white phosphorus and the like.
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    Mark my words. No other country will attack Iran except for Israel, with perhaps military support in terms of intelligence from the US/UK. The UK does not have the means to carry out an attack on Iran. - Forget the fact that the US/UK/NATO would never get the support from the international community to carry out an attack. Israel? They can do what they want.
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    (Original post by JonathanNorth)
    Mark my words. No other country will attack Iran except for Israel, with perhaps military support in terms of intelligence from the US/UK. The UK does not have the means to carry out an attack on Iran. - Forget the fact that the US/UK/NATO would never get the support from the international community to carry out an attack. Israel? They can do what they want.
    Why dont we? Theyre talking about missiles. We have missiles.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...t-weapons.html
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    i like how this is from the 2nd of November?! 4 weeks late much?
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    i dread to think of the consequences if UK attacks Iran. So many countries with various allegiences a possible WW3?
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    i cant wait to be vaporised.
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    (Original post by Akuma)
    Why dont we? Theyre talking about missiles. We have missiles.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...t-weapons.html
    Although that particular missile hasn't yet been built or I should say, is not in service with the British military, we do have the capability to attack Iran with Tomahawk missiles.

    I actually meant the political/international means/support. I don't think an attack on Iran would ever get pass a UN vote. Simple as that. Plus could you imagine the public uproar in the UK? It just won't happen. While it seems Israel would be able to get away with attacking Iran. (cite: Iraq and the Syrian nuclear centrifuges)
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    (Original post by Greig_R)
    What does everybody think about the possibility of going to war with Iran?The US are making moves encouraging a very likely chance of war!

    Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...attack-nuclear

    Do you think it will happen?
    Do you think it should happen?

    Discuss...

    British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability



    Every country does this. The UK would be stupid not to plan for any eventuality
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    (Original post by JonathanNorth)
    Mark my words. No other country will attack Iran except for Israel, with perhaps military support in terms of intelligence from the US/UK. The UK does not have the means to carry out an attack on Iran. - Forget the fact that the US/UK/NATO would never get the support from the international community to carry out an attack. Israel? They can do what they want.
    We don't have the means?

    I hope you aren't suggesting we don't have the military means...

    Political means, I'd be surprised if we didn't have those too. Since when was a war not conducted without full support from the wider, international community?

    I think the only deciding factor here would be whether or not a nuclear retaliation from Iran would be a genuine threat. Saying that, with current defenses against ICBMs, I'd say its likely the combined anti-ICBM systems could contain launches from Iranian soil, no matter where they may be.

    I hope this is a situation that doesn't form. I wouldn't want to see a war with Iran, as it would be lead to a much higher loss of life then anything we saw in Iraq or Afghanistan. Unlike the Taliban, I don't think the Iranian Forces would be scared to meet NATO forces in open battle.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability



    Every country does this. The UK would be stupid not to plan for any eventuality
    This. I would wager the UK has plans to accommodate any hostile military action from any force on the planet. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    I hope this is a situation that doesn't form. I wouldn't want to see a war with Iran, as it would be lead to a much higher loss of life then anything we saw in Iraq or Afghanistan. Unlike the Taliban, I don't think the Iranian Forces would be scared to meet NATO forces in open battle.
    Plus you have to wonder what Russia and China's actions would be if so... That's the more worrying thing :lol:
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    We don't have the means?

    I hope you aren't suggesting we don't have the military means...

    Political means, I'd be surprised if we didn't have those too. Since when was a war not conducted without full support from the wider, international community?

    I think the only deciding factor here would be whether or not a nuclear retaliation from Iran would be a genuine threat. Saying that, with current defenses against ICBMs, I'd say its likely the combined anti-ICBM systems could contain launches from Iranian soil, no matter where they may be.

    I hope this is a situation that doesn't form. I wouldn't want to see a war with Iran, as it would be lead to a much higher loss of life then anything we saw in Iraq or Afghanistan. Unlike the Taliban, I don't think the Iranian Forces would be scared to meet NATO forces in open battle.
    Really? I know there is a lot of research down that way but I did't think there were good reliable systems in place yet
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    (Original post by R-KAM)
    Plus you have to wonder what Russia and China's actions would be if so... That's the more worrying thing :lol:
    That's another point. I'm no expert on international relations to any high degree, and I certainly am not aware of what Russia and China think of Iran.

    I would be willing to bet Russia had a few backdoor deals, though. Like any Nation, I agree, but ICBM carcasses and SCUD systems aren't the easiest things to get.

    Russia's FROG is a prime example of a mobile ICBM system, if Iran bought any... Maybe I'm stabbing in the dark at Russia here, but I wouldn't be surprised if Russia had had anything to do with Iran's nuclear weapons program.

    Back in regards to an actual attack on Iran, I wonder where Russia and China stand in regards to an Iran/America-UK War. Might be worth reading up on the history between the three of them, actually.
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    (Original post by R-KAM)
    Plus you have to wonder what Russia and China's actions would be if so... That's the more worrying thing :lol:
    Russia would condemn the attack in the strongest possible terms. If they were gonna really do anything theyd have sold iran those missile defense systems. I dunno about china. Theres not much they could do military wise.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11388680
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    That's another point. I'm no expert on international relations to any high degree, and I certainly am not aware of what Russia and China think of Iran.

    I would be willing to bet Russia had a few backdoor deals, though. Like any Nation, I agree, but ICBM carcasses and SCUD systems aren't the easiest things to get.

    Russia's FROG is a prime example of a mobile ICBM system, if Iran bought any... Maybe I'm stabbing in the dark at Russia here, but I wouldn't be surprised if Russia had had anything to do with Iran's nuclear weapons program.

    Back in regards to an actual attack on Iran, I wonder where Russia and China stand in regards to an Iran/America-UK War. Might be worth reading up on the history between the three of them, actually.
    In the Guardian yesterday.

    (Original post by The Guardian)
    The biggest customer for Iranian oil, China, called for calm in the wake of the British embassy crisis, warning against "emotionally charged actions".
    (Original post by THe Guardian)
    Russia echoed the sentiment. In Moscow, a foreign ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said: "We speak out categorically against cranking up a spiral of tension and confrontation on issues linked with Iran. We believe that this … is fraught with severe consequences."
    Seems they are on their side, can't really jump to conclusions, but both of them are hardly the most trustworthy of nations!

    Interesting festive period ahead.
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    http://www.commodityonline.com/news/...44134-3-1.html

    Seems china is talking tough on the issue. If they think they could fight ww3 with the us theyre delusional. They only just got an aircraft carrier and as I pointed out in another thread, in terms of force projection, cant compete with us let alone the us.
 
 
 
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