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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 03:50 AM

 

Is a war with Iran a war with Russia?

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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 03:55 AM

1. 16 views and no one knows? - Not good. A resounding "no" and I could have slept better.

 

I worry about much this election season - because there is a whole lot to worry about.

Goodnight.

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Response to Unicorn (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 04:02 AM

2. No. Read this: (At least Iran doesn't seem to think so...)

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 04:09 AM

3. I don't see where Iran doesn't think so.

 

"Iran, Russia draft military cooperation roadmap"

I would say it's non-conclusive and if I had to conclude based on it, it would be leaning toward yes, a war with Iran is a war with Russia since they hold a military cooperation agreement. And actually, I'd have to know exactly what is in that agreement and why they decided to cooperate at all.

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Response to Unicorn (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 04:16 AM

5. Since it's an Iranian publication, it looked like they were promoting this as an agreement.

As for The Russians, I've been there, and though I can't speak for Putin, I know how much the Russian people hate war. They suffered so horribly during WWII that even small schools have plaques memorializing students from that school who died and special WWII collections where the students study so they'll never forget...

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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 04:16 AM

4. Russia would be furious, and given their inherent paranoia that would be very, very bad.

 

It might not be open warfare, but they'd certainly pour money and weapons in to the country in staggering numbers.

The better question though is why on earth anyone would want a war with Iran. The only reason they have a theocracy is because of the CIA and MI6 overthrowing their democratic government in 1953 to consolidate oil interests. The Iranian people are hugely in favor of improved relations with the West, and all western belligerence achieves is to push back on that and reduce the chance of a normalization of relations. When I hear Hillary talk about them as enemies it infuriates me, its so completely unnecessary and counter-productive.

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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:39 AM

6. No. Donald will tear up the Iran nuclear agreement and Putin is his best buddy. They will work

something out. After the agreement is torn up military action will be Trump's first resort.

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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:48 AM

7. Any war with Iran will just make Wahabbist Saudi Arabia stronger.

Do we really want that?

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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:08 AM

8. It would be the Cold War revived, the neo-con's dream!


And so good for big business, I might add!

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Response to Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:22 PM

9. Locking...

GDP is for the discussion of the Democratic presidential primaries and the candidates. This is better suited for GD. Please re-post there. Thanks.

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