Meanwhile Russia AND China and Syria have signed mutual support treaties.
All Plumps blathering and his announcements about what a fuckin genius he is may just accidentally get us into a real war.
79% think that the US should retaliate should Iran attack the US.
Nuclear war isn't something the U.S. can 'win'.
As for Iran - if the U.S. can convince itself that yet another major 'pre-emptive strike' against a sovereign country in (surprise, surprise) the Middle East, is justified, well then, the 'leader of the free world' should really look at just how much of a hypocritical dictator it wants to be. That is, if. .
And if it can convince itself that yet another war in the midde east is necessary, after the obvious lies to them by their own government about Iraq, and the disaster of an invasion that followed.........
He's going to upgrade our ICBM warheads to 455kt (finally). And these 455kt warheads are light enough that a Minuteman can still carry three of them as MIRVs.
"Sustain and modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile with five programs currently underway (W76-2 Modification Program, B61-12 Life Extension Program, W80-4 Life Extension Program, W88 Alteration 370, and W87-1 Modification Program)"
We can make sure that the other side is completely exterminated and that everything they love is incinerated.
Hardly preemptive. Iran has been attacking us ever since 1979.
No, he isn't. You got caught up in his lies. Again.
Pentagon is reportedly filling Trump's border wall account from ICBM, reconnaissance aircraft programs
Which would be part of reason the U.S. would lose.
Economic devastation aside, presumably, the U.S. would only do this to another Nuclear Power with the ability to strike the U.S.
As I said, anyone who thinks this is a win, is insane.
If you are looking at historical dates for such things, from such a perspective, then perhaps you apply the same lens to the U.S. running a coup in Iran as far back as 1951, overthrowing a peaceful democracy to install a violent despot?
Or the US helping Iraq to wage war on Iran?
Or perhaps the U.S. shooting down an Iranian commercial airliner?
Do you have any justification for wanting to attack Iran, other than events that stopped over 2 decades ago?
As a side note, this particular example is piss poor:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis : which came on the back of the revolution that ousted the American installed and backed despot (from the previously mentioned 1951 american run coup) that brutalised Iran for decades.
The others, arguable attack Americans, arguably attack foreign powers oppressing their people - many of the examples you provided were multinational hostages, or were in the middle of a civil war, etc. Sure, they can be viewed as attacks on the U.S., if you want to use a lense that ignores all other ways of looking at it...
....and they are all more than 2 decades old.
As such, they make worse than piss-poor justification for pre-emptive strikes. Only bloodthirsty people would think they do.
That isn't what happened. The driving force behind that coup was the same clerics who rule Iran today. We merely helped out the clerics after it was clear that their coup was going to happen with or without us.
I think that "very angry at Iran" is a more accurate label for me than "bloodthirsty"
More self defense against Iranian aggression.
Don't think of nuclear war in terms of winning or losing.
Think of nuclear war in terms of erasing the other side from existence and destroying everything that they love.
No. Do I need any more justification than that?
Keh, you don't know your own recorded history.
No one supports a pre-emptive strike that doesn't want blood, because blood is exactly what would be spilt, and lots of it. Literally the definition of bloodthirsty.
Shooting down a commercial airline is self defense?
This is so far gone into corruption that there's little more to say about such ugliness.
How did you manage to overlook the part where Iran had just viciously attacked another US warship and our guys mistakenly believed that they were under Iranian attack?
Our warships have every right to protect themselves from Iranian air strikes.