Having said that, Iran is tough and tenacious and can take care of itself. Iraq invaded Iran to start the Iran/Iraq war. It was a long bloody war in which Iraq had American support and used chemical WMD's on the Iranian people. In the end, Iran expelled the Iraqi armies from Iran and had crossed the border into Iraq, threatening the Iraqi oilfields. It was at this point that America, Russia, and the UN imposed upon both sides to stop the war. This did not happen until it was clear that Iran would win that war. Israel has become used to small shooting wars in which they have a huge advantage and can end the war whenever they like. This usuallt happens after a few days or a few weeks. A war with Iran would last for many years and would invite Iran to perfect their missile arsenel by practicing on Israeli targets. The entrance to the Persian gulf would be heavily mined and would stay mined. The world economy would sputter and stall. American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan would be reversed. The Saudi and Kuwaiti oil fields and shipping facilities would be targetted. Soft Americana dn Israeli targets around the world would be hit. Who would choose this scenario and why? Would it all be for protecting Israel's settlement enterprise?
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