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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 12:37 am

    Why does the US actually provoke Iran
    The Invisible War of Washington and Moscow for the European Energy Markets https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2635038.html

    Not Intimidated by US Military Deployment
    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-05/25/c_138087147.htm
    https://www.juancole.com/2019/05/their-country-military.html

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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 26, 2019 4:43 am


    Hope to christ you're on the money mate - I truly do. They're such a big unknown in so many ways but I have to agree with you, 1) the yanks would be mad to do this and 2) the Iranians are not stupid and i think they have some capable people, just how capable when the chips are down is the Q for me.

    The Yank politicians are stupid idiots... the problem is that the people doing the planning are not, though they are not perfect.

    One of the supposed contributing factors in the F-117 being shot down in Kosovo was that it never varied its flight plan... but that excuse is so weak... I have a bus timetable so I know when a bus is supposed to come past my house... if I could not see or hear it how could I shoot the bus driver?

    Knowing the time table narrows down the time I need to fire to get a hit but no where near enough to be useful.

    Equally the whole organisation of the US as a military power gave the Russians the Crimea and cut away the Ukraine which will always be a money sink for whomever wants to claim her as their ally...

    Iran has started exiting the agreement now, so when they are out they can develop nuclear weapons... if trump gets reelected he can decide whether things are better now or not because his two choices are to attack or renegotiate a new treaty, but I can't see Iran being interested in the latter because he has already ripped up an agreement... why bother with another one he might rip up the next day... why bother with any agreements with the US?

    The irony is that Iran is no friend of anyone to be honest, but it invested a lot of money into Boeing and Airbus because they clearly thought it would improve their position... it clearly didn't.

    Wonder if they will now move towards Russia and China...
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sun May 26, 2019 6:11 am

    Honestly it's all in the air.

    But i just don't see the U.S investing in another massive war anytime soon.

    As for Iran, they really need to make up their damned minds, attempts at a closer relation with the U.S and friends is not only a categorical waste of time, but has also proven to get these countries bombed faster, Libya anyone?

    Strangest thing is, that given the situation, why hasn't Iran tried to import more weaponry from China, i know there's some sudo embargo that's preventing them from openly buying from Russia, but i don't recall China being part of that, so where are all the HQ-9s, J-11s and J-10s??
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 6:28 am

    The irony is that Iran is no friend of anyone..
    Several countries in Africa, Asia & L. America can be called their friends, with Algeria, S. Africa, Indonesia, India, China, NK, Cuba, & Venezuela among them:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Iran#Africa
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba%E2%80%93Iran_relations#Trade
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93North_Korea_relations#Military_weapons
    https://www.newsweek.com/iran-defends-venezuela-all-options-oil-1414237

    Turkey & Russia cooperate with Iran in Syria- w/o those Shiite fighters Iran sponsors, there would've been be more Turkish & Russian casualties there.
    Other nations r not close friends or neutral. Egypt is a case in point.
    Their only enemies r Saudi Arabia, Israel, & the US. The 1st 2 won't be able to contribute much to any big fight & that why they need the US to kick in the doors.
    ..where are all the HQ-9s, J-11s and J-10s??
    With low oil prices & economic strangulation by the US, Iran doesn't have the $ to buy them. Besides, they want to develop & produce their own aircraft.


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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 26, 2019 9:24 am

    Strangest thing is, that given the situation, why hasn't Iran tried to import more weaponry from China, i know there's some sudo embargo that's preventing them from openly buying from Russia, but i don't recall China being part of that, so where are all the HQ-9s, J-11s and J-10s??

    The Chinese were part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action... it was an agreement between the five permanent members of the UNSC... plus Germany, and the EU that signed it... so the US, the UK, France, China and Russia, plus Germany and the EU all signed it and agreed to it together with Iran.

    The US pulled out and while the other members (ie EU) claim they are sticking to it politically, their companies are pulling out to avoid sanctions from the US, effectively breaking the contract as far as Iran is concerned... if the EU does not hold up its end of the bargain there is little point in Iran sticking to its commitments...

    Several countries in Africa, Asia & L. America can be called their friends, with Algeria, S. Africa, Indonesia, India, China, NK, Cuba, & Venezuela among them

    Sadly there is a lot of confusion about what a friend is... a friend will stand up for a friend without needing to be asked to... those countries might be trading partners and have no hidden agenda in their relations with Iran, but none of them have leaped to the defence of Iran... but then at country level real friends are thin on the ground most of the time... and lets say your list of their friends could double as the wests shit list of countries it just does not like or get on with because they wont do as they are told... currently with the west and in particular the US controlling international trade organisations and structures it costs money and income to be part of that group so it is really unpopular... but let me let you in on a secret... with a change to a unipolar world where no one country dominates that list is going to grow exponentially, because they will be the free countries you can trade with when you piss off America and no one else will trade with you... it will start out hard but pretty soon more and more countries will join and soon there will be more money and more trade outside of the western white man only Super Adventurers Club... and actually the world will become a much better place for it.


    With low oil prices & economic strangulation by the US, Iran doesn't have the $ to buy them. Besides, they want to develop & produce their own aircraft.

    That is why I think Iran should ask Russia for a licence to produce MiG-29M2s... they are modern designs that can be readily upgraded to very near Su-35 level if they want to spend that much, while costing rather less.

    For a country the size of Iran having 150 MiG-29M2s is actually more useful than having 70 Su-27s, because the extra aircraft offer better coverage of air space.

    They previously had F-14s in their air fleet so a future upgrade could be a decent AESA radar and RVV-BD long range AAM if they want it.

    Otherwise the MiG comes with the full range of air to air and air to ground weapons the Su-27 can carry, and can be upgraded quite a bit depending on how much they want to spend on it in terms of upgrades.

    Producing it themselves will give them control so no one could cut them off from their own product like the US likes to do to its former customers.

    I would also think they should talk to the Russian Navy about the new AWACS platforms they will be developing for their new carrier because a small carrier capable AWACS platform would be useful... especially if it can operate from motorways as it and the MiGs could be dispersed all over the place yet still safely operate... a few more Pantsir batteries wouldn't go amiss either...

    Plus of course I would be interested in an upgrade of the Bereg 130mm coastal gun system... with integration of the Bal and the other missiles.

    I would suggest an upgrade to either a 152mm calibre gun with extended range or perhaps even development of a new 203mm gun with even better range and power, together with missiles like Yakhont, with improved engines and fuel to extend performance.

    Joint development with Russia will minimise the costs of these programmes, all of which would be rather useful for Iran at the moment and in the future...
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    Post  Isos on Sun May 26, 2019 11:15 am

    Iran is big, sukhois are better suited for them. With their bigger range they can be used from bases far from the south where tomahawks can't reach them.

    10 S-300VM to counter israeli jerichos against big bases. 200 Pantsirs to couter cruise missiles and protect all the borders. 4 or so S-400 to keep awacs and fighters away or fly low and be destroyed by pantsirs. 120 su-35 for air to air and 70 su-34 for anti shipping. Another 50 mig-35 for interception would be nice. 24 su-57 for deep strikes with kh-59mk2.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sun May 26, 2019 6:52 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Strangest thing is, that given the situation, why hasn't Iran tried to import more weaponry from China, i know there's some sudo embargo that's preventing them from openly buying from Russia, but i don't recall China being part of that, so where are all the HQ-9s, J-11s and J-10s??

    The Chinese were part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action... it was an agreement between the five permanent members of the UNSC... plus Germany, and the EU that signed it... so the US, the UK, France, China and Russia, plus Germany and the EU all signed it and agreed to it together with Iran.

    The US pulled out and while the other members (ie EU) claim they are sticking to it politically, their companies are pulling out to avoid sanctions from the US, effectively breaking the contract as far as Iran is concerned... if the EU does not hold up its end of the bargain there is little point in Iran sticking to its commitments...

    Well F, what a waste of time, i thought at least the Chinese would stay out of that, considering how much they depend on Iran for oil, but no.
    Damned fools, it looks like they fell for the old Weapons embargo BS, the U.S loves to attack countries after a few years of embargo's, granted Iran is no Iraq, but they were idiots to accept that Conventional Weapons clause.

    Either way is looks like this agreement is barely holding a pullout looks inevitable.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 6:59 pm

    They previously had F-14s in their air fleet..

    They still have them, & used them as mini AWACS against Iraq. With their VGWs, they can use roads as well.

    Isos wrote:Iran is big, sukhois are better suited for them. With their bigger range they can be used from bases far from the south where tomahawks can't reach them.
    A/SLCMs/PGMs in the US inventory can reach all of Iran where it matters, just like in Iraq. It will take longer & more $ to buy Su-27/30/34/35/57s in sufficient #s + train their pilots & ground crews.
    Also, longer range fighter bombers will give their AF more aggressive look- Iran's doctrine is defensive, not offensive, & the leadership wants to keep it that way.
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    Post  Isos on Sun May 26, 2019 7:14 pm

    Also, longer range fighter bombers will give their AF more aggressive look- Iran's doctrine is defensive, not offensive, & the leadership wants to keep it that way.

    When all your neighbours are buying f-15/rafales/typhoons and let US bring f-22 and f-35 there you don't care about the look of your army.

    Iran doesn't care about how other see their doctrine. Hundreds of ballistic missiles deployed don't make it a defensive doctrine.

    Defensive doctrine are useless. They need powerfull army if they want to survive. Mig-29M won't help at all. Su-35/34/57 will.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 8:13 pm

    Well, their B/CMs have/will have enough range, no need to waste $ on more expensive fighter-bombers. https://missilethreat.csis.org/country/iran/

    Iraq had the best AF in the ME after Israel & perhaps Turkey, but still lost 2 air wars. Argentinians had longer range fighters than the RN Harriers but still lost in the Falklands.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/iran-defend-aggression-fm-zarif-190526091112937.html
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    Post  Isos on Sun May 26, 2019 8:16 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:Well, their B/CMs have/will have enough range, no need to waste $ on more expensive fighter-bombers. https://missilethreat.csis.org/country/iran/

    Iraq had the best AF in the ME after Israel & perhaps Turkey, but still lost 2 air wars. Argentinians had longer range fighters than the RN Harriers but still lost in the Falklands.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/iran-defend-aggression-fm-zarif-190526091112937.html

    Ballistic missile won't stop foreign bombers bombing iran.

    Iraq was attacked by like 75% of the world. Only nuks could have make them won the war.

    The situation in Iran is different. It can reach its neighbours with ballistic missiles while its sukhois would deal with anything left. Su-34 would attack US ships. Russia and china are much more powerfull than in the 90s when US were the only superpower left and could whatever they wanted. So they can help.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 9:12 pm

    Iraq was attacked by like 75% of the world.
    With the USAF/N acting as a chef & others as busboys.
    It can reach its neighbours with ballistic missiles while its sukhois would deal with anything left. Su-34 would attack US ships.
    Historically, most fighters & bombers been shot down from the ground, & Iran has plenty of AAA & SAMs.
    They also have land based AShMs; even their helos, small boats & MPA can launch them.
    https://globalmilitaryreview.blogspot.com/2012/01/iran-test-fires-qader-noor-anti-ship.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_Iranian_Air_Force#Maritime_Patrol

    An F-14 can fly low to avoid detection like an F-111 could, climb up & launch its ASh/CMs the same way a Su-30/34 can. A few F-4s could be turned into suicide drones too.
    Their C-130s, if modified, & P-3s can also fly low & launch up to 4 AShMs at a time. They could also modify some of their B-747s, Il-76s, & An-74s to carry them.
    Iran simply is too weak economically to afford all those birds u listed.


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    Post  Isos on Sun May 26, 2019 9:56 pm

    Historically, most fighters & bombers been shot down from the ground, & Iran has plenty of AAA & SAMs. They also have land based AShMs; even their helos, small boats & MPA can launch them.

    They could also modify some of their B-747s, Il-76s, C-130s, & An-74s to carry them.
    Iran simply is too weak economically to afford all those birds u listed.

    Their local made SAM and all army (but ballistic missiles) are not a match for all the f-35 that will bomb them. Russia isn't producing su-57 for nothing or to-m2 or buk-m3.

    If upgrading su-27 and mig-29 they would have done that instead of invasting into su-57 and new S-400 and S-500.


    Their economy would be better if they were smarter and stoped saying they will destroy USA and Israel. USA and jews control the world economy. No need to be a genius to know that "saying you will destroy them" means only they will crush your economy and send you back in 1890.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 10:12 pm

    Their local made SAM and all army (but ballistic missiles) are not a match for all the f-35 that will bomb them.
    The F-35 is a poor bomber; it can't carry bunker busters. The US won't risk sending them until after the AD is eliminated, lest they too get shot down/crash in Iran, given to RF/PRC, & reverse engineered.
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    Post  Isos on Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:
    Their local made SAM and all army (but ballistic missiles) are not a match for all the f-35 that will bomb them.
    The F-35 is a poor bomber; it can't carry bunker busters. The US won't risk sending them until after the AD is eliminated, lest they too get shot down/crash in Iran, given to RF/PRC, & reverse engineered.

    They will use them. Even if it is a poor bomber and a poor fighter, its formidable stealth and ARMs will destroy iranian air defences. Its aesa radarand amraams will blow up any 3rd or 4th gen fighter Iran can send in the air. Iran has nothing to counter f-35.

    And even if they don't use them they still can send 400 f-18 and 200 f-15. The result will be the same. With the air forces of the middle east mainly composed of last 4+ eurocanards and US fighters the result is even more deadlier for iran.

    Your scenarios with "if" and "can" are not the reality. The reality is that US are close to destroy them and the only iranian hope is to use ballistic missile and do some dammage. But the final result is the same.

    Iran could be as rich as Saudi arabia and affoard anything they were doing things better.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 11:54 pm

    They can use the B-2s over Iran, surface & SLCMs & B-1B/52s from stand off ranges to hit ABs, nuclear sites, & bunkers, incl. with tactical nukes, if need be- no need to engage their AF in the air. The Iranians know this; even if they had the latest Russian/Chinese made fighters, the result would be the same, as u say.
    Even if Iran didn't say "death to Israel/America", its policies regarding both would be the same & intentions no secret to them. NK said essentially the same things to SK, Japan & the US all the while developing nukes, subs, & BMs. W/o China, they have even less strategic depth than Iran.
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    Post  Isos on Mon May 27, 2019 12:09 am

    And north koreas economy is destroyed. Even Russia and China don't support them.

    Iran did business with Europeans and India and China. And instead of keeping their ties with them strong they give US and israel more tools to destroy them economically by keeping saying they will restart nuclear program, they will destroy us and israel, they will close hormuz ...

    If they had hust shut up they would be in a better situation, US can't attack on their own and Saudi arabia would be totally weak as Iran oil can replace theirs. EU was for dealing with them too but now things gets bad.


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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon May 27, 2019 12:22 am

    Russia and China do support them by breaking sanctions. Kim went there recently for talks & to shore up support.
    They were justified to make those threats, partly for domestic consumption, in response to an undeclared war against them & their Syrian ally. The US can use false flag ops & provocations to attack at any time even w/o any help from the Saudis/UAE/Israel.
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    Post  Isos on Mon May 27, 2019 12:45 am

    What support ? Some ships that transfert some oil in open sea is nothing.

    With the story of iraqi wareheads no one believes them anymore, even less with Trump and this asshole of John Bolton at power. Saudi arabia is hated by europeans, once it is possible to buy iranian oil they will ban them from europe. Israel is hated by europeans too but corrupted politics and bankers support them, french made an embargo on arms against them since DeGaulle and we won't support them anymore militarly.

    Without european support US can't do anything to iran. That would destabilize our economies as iran can still destroy saudi oil facilities.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon May 27, 2019 4:26 am

    Without european support US can't do anything to iran. That would destabilize our economies as iran can still destroy saudi oil facilities.
    Trump & those behind him want to eliminate the EU competition & destroy ur economy, if that's what it'll take to "make America great again". After the Gulf oil sites r destroyed, u can buy American oil & gas instead of Iranian & Russian oil & gas.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon May 27, 2019 6:57 am

    Iran is big, sukhois are better suited for them. With their bigger range they can be used from bases far from the south where tomahawks can't reach them.

    Iran is not that big... there are no airfields in Iran that US missiles could not reach.

    MiGs will be cheaper and easier to make and can be made in much greater numbers offering better coverage.

    A flanker is physically bigger and has a longer flight range but to cover air space it has approximately the same flight speed as a Fulcrum so they in effect cover the same area it is just that the flanker can do it for longer.

    With a few inflight refuelling tankers there is no difference in range it is just that the MiGs are cheaper to make or buy.

    10 S-300VM to counter israeli jerichos against big bases. 200 Pantsirs to couter cruise missiles and protect all the borders. 4 or so S-400 to keep awacs and fighters away or fly low and be destroyed by pantsirs. 120 su-35 for air to air and 70 su-34 for anti shipping. Another 50 mig-35 for interception would be nice. 24 su-57 for deep strikes with kh-59mk2.

    Now you are talking, but more like 300 MiG-29M2s, plus 50 more upgraded to MiG-35 level... and large coastal sonar arrays that will tell them what is operating well off their coastline and coastal missiles to deal with anything coming from that direction.

    Well F, what a waste of time, i thought at least the Chinese would stay out of that, considering how much they depend on Iran for oil, but no.

    The deal was a good deal for China as it created a structure to deal with Iran commercially in return for promises not to make nuclear weapons... China does not want Iran to have nukes any more than Russia wants Iran to have nukes... Iran wouldn't want nukes if the Americans and Israelis and Saudis weren't being such censored .

    This is not Chinas fault or Irans fault... it is Americas fault.

    Damned fools, it looks like they fell for the old Weapons embargo BS, the U.S loves to attack countries after a few years of embargo's, granted Iran is no Iraq, but they were idiots to accept that Conventional Weapons clause.

    If the deal totally collapses... which it will if Iran pulls out of it Russia and China can just say no to UNSC sanctions from now on because it was the US and the EU that ultimately broke the deal... why should Iran be punished for that?

    Either way is looks like this agreement is barely holding a pullout looks inevitable.

    The deal is dead... if the US is not going to invest honestly in Iran and is going to impose sanctions and it is going to force other countries not to invest in Iran and to not buy their oil then Iran has absolutely no reason to keep up their end, which was to promise not to make nuke weapons and to follow extreme rules regarding its right to nuclear technology to create electricity. No other country has to go through this shit, except North Korea... why isn't Israel forced to sign up to the non proliferation treaty and let international inspectors access to all their secret nuclear weapons caches?

    The deal does not benefit Iran so there is no point in the charade of pretending... with the deal gone Russia and China can sell what they want and Iran can make itself safe by developing nuclear weapons.

    They still have them, & used them as mini AWACS against Iraq. With their VGWs, they can use roads as well.

    Probably not in great condition... even the US Navy struggled to keep theirs going...

    Also, longer range fighter bombers will give their AF more aggressive look- Iran's doctrine is defensive, not offensive, & the leadership wants to keep it that way.

    Indeed... the Fulcrum is seriously underrated in the west, yet is 90% of what a Flanker is most of the time. Fulcrums properly used would be much more effective than MiG-21s properly used, and the Indians showed a properly used MiG-21 can surprise the Americans still.

    When all your neighbours are buying f-15/rafales/typhoons and let US bring f-22 and f-35 there you don't care about the look of your army.

    They could afford twice as many Fulcrums as they could Flankers and with similar weapons at similar altitudes and similar speeds more aircraft makes sense...

    They are more likely to be able to produce MiGs than Flankers.

    Iran doesn't care about how other see their doctrine. Hundreds of ballistic missiles deployed don't make it a defensive doctrine.

    Using ballistic missiles instead of modern fighters is a honey bee or a porcupine method.... looks dangerous but is rather fragile to be honest.

    Not many countries can afford the full chess set of pieces and while for master players they might get away with a few pieces missing the more pieces you have the more options and opportunities you have...

    Americas main advantage in a conflict with all the little countries it attacks and breaks is that they can't hit America back directly... but when they do it is 11/9 and they shit themselves...

    Defensive doctrine are useless. They need powerfull army if they want to survive. Mig-29M won't help at all. Su-35/34/57 will.

    Honestly it is the best they can afford... and if MiG-29Ms are not good enough then Flankers wont be much better... they are not that different in performance terms that matter in this case.

    Ballistic missile won't stop foreign bombers bombing iran.

    No, it wont, but the threat to use them against Israel or Saudi Arabia or any US base where an attack on Iran is mounted from might seriously limit the choices the US has going in to this conflict.

    China might want to test some of its ballistic anti ship technologies for instance... and Russia might let slip the precise location of US carriers in the region if that might be useful...

    The US might pound the shit out of them in return but they could do that anyway so Trump can look hard on his enemies for the next election... but of course if an Iranian missile hits an F-22 or F-35... they have systems with optical guidance and they seemed to be able to deal with that super stealth drone the US lost in Iran too... or for that matter a B-2... or even an aircraft carrier...

    The point is that there is no level of US bombing that can stop them developing nuclear weapons... they just don't know all the underground locations they could be done in and they don't know about the ones they don't know about... Iran does not need to make millions of bombs... just a couple of small ones... test one so the world knows they have them and then say fuck off US or we nuke Israel... you want your embassy in Jerusalem we will give you free lighting and heating to last you a million years...

    Iraq was attacked by like 75% of the world. Only nuks could have make them won the war.

    Iran has rather more support even if it is not in the open.. Vietnam didn't need nukes to win... they just needed to continue to fight knowing the US will get tired and leave.

    The important part is to make it cost... money better than lives... but both important...

    The situation in Iran is different. It can reach its neighbours with ballistic missiles while its sukhois would deal with anything left. Su-34 would attack US ships. Russia and china are much more powerfull than in the 90s when US were the only superpower left and could whatever they wanted. So they can help.

    See, now even the Russians think the best way to defeat a carrier is with a small and fast unmanned missile... not an aircraft.

    An Iskander missile relabeled Kinzhal launched from a MiG-31 would be the weapon of choice to remove US carriers and ships from the equation entirely... but they would send F-22s and F-35s and missiles to every Iranian base to remove that threat so on its own it would be no good anyway...

    Iran simply is too weak economically to afford all those birds u listed.

    Which is why Pompeo and Bolton and Bush have such a hard on for the fight... they have selected the fat kid they want to beat up and humiliate and they are prancing around the playground telling everyone that that fat kid is going to get beaten up... but they wont say when or where...

    Their local made SAM and all army (but ballistic missiles) are not a match for all the f-35 that will bomb them

    You say that... but a well camouflaged non emitting SAM like an SA-8 or Pantsir with missiles ready to fire and with optical guidance would be a real threat to Stealth fighters having to cover large distances inside enemy territory to reach launch points to hit targets... I mean any area related to large underground facilities, related to the nuclear or ballistic missile programme, and of course government related areas like major SAMs that don't move as well as civilian and military radar bases and communications centres will also be very likely targets... the known ranges of weapons and likely launch and recover directions limit where the attacks will actually come from and where the aircraft need to be to launch their weapons.

    With communications and lots of SAMs of medium to small sizes you could certainly disrupt...

    The west has a long history of falling foul of its own systems... Iran has HAWK missiles and heavily modified Phoenix missiles, and in the general region I am sure they could boost supplies of weapons to friendly forces in the region to put pressure on their new enemies.

    Wouldn't be hard to get some Iraqis to surround US bases in Iraq... and even just radio when aircraft take off... what type and which direction they are heading and with what load on board... do it in code obviously... My mother and two aunties are coming to visit... via a northern route and their bags are packed... lots of fuel so they might drive all the way without stopping for fuel... maybe top up on the way home... etc etc.

    If upgrading su-27 and mig-29 they would have done that instead of invasting into su-57 and new S-400 and S-500.

    The US is only a small part of the threat Russia faces... you need to add the EU and some other countries as well... plus Iran can't expect to win, they just need to make it too bloody to tolerate for the US.

    Their economy would be better if they were smarter and stoped saying they will destroy USA and Israel. USA and jews control the world economy. No need to be a genius to know that "saying you will destroy them" means only they will crush your economy and send you back in 1890.

    Oh fuck off... are you suggesting they should just do as they are told and shut the fuck up... they aren't in the EU you know.

    Why shouldn't they want Israel destroyed... it is a fictional country of nazis doing to palestinians what the German nazis did to jews and commies... except these nazis are jews... you would think with their history they would know better, but they have gotten so used to using the victim card they don't see they are actually doing worse things... the golan heights... the start of living space in the east?

    The US and the jews control the west... and the world needs to create its own economy that is no part of that if it wants a future without all this bullshit.

    The F-35 is a poor bomber; it can't carry bunker busters. The US won't risk sending them until after the AD is eliminated, lest they too get shot down/crash in Iran, given to RF/PRC, & reverse engineered.

    It is a poor aircraft in every respect... if Israel wont fly them in Syrian air space why would the US fly them in Iranian air space?

    They will use them. Even if it is a poor bomber and a poor fighter, its formidable stealth and ARMs will destroy iranian air defences. Its aesa radarand amraams will blow up any 3rd or 4th gen fighter Iran can send in the air. Iran has nothing to counter f-35.

    But how many are they going to send? These planes don't have much capacity for weapons and carrying them externally means the stealth is gone... how much ARMs and how much ARH AAMs will they be carrying?

    To be honest it is pretty clear if it comes to a dog fight most modern fighters will beat it if they can get within gun range...

    And even if they don't use them they still can send 400 f-18 and 200 f-15. The result will be the same. With the air forces of the middle east mainly composed of last 4+ eurocanards and US fighters the result is even more deadlier for iran.

    Which is why they need to be proactive and attack nearby US air bases with ballistic missiles so when the US aircraft arrive they hit empty launchers and empty BM sites and go home to ruins and damage for a change.

    Iran could be as rich as Saudi arabia and affoard anything they were doing things better.

    Saudi Arabia is not rich, the family Saud is rich and bloated, the country is worse off than Venezuela in terms of oil dependency, and those cards wont hold up forever...

    The US has been interfering in Iran for a century... Iran doesn't want to be Americas bitch... they have made that clear multiple times in the past.

    You might as well tell Serbia... give up Kosovo and then you can join NATO and the EU and be wealthy like Albanian or Ukraine...

    And north koreas economy is destroyed. Even Russia and China don't support them.

    Iran did business with Europeans and India and China. And instead of keeping their ties with them strong they give US and israel more tools to destroy them economically by keeping saying they will restart nuclear program, they will destroy us and israel, they will close hormuz ...

    If they had hust shut up they would be in a better situation, US can't attack on their own and Saudi arabia would be totally weak as Iran oil can replace theirs. EU was for dealing with them too but now things gets bad.

    Yeah, lets blame the victim... that little girl was asking to be raped by that big hairy strong man... did you see what she was wearing... asking for it... what a bitch to make that big strong man into not only a rapist but also a child molester too... what an evil little bitch... all she had to do was do as she was told.

    Without european support US can't do anything to iran. That would destabilize our economies as iran can still destroy saudi oil facilities.

    Wow.... almost sounds like you are even blaming europe for not holding its end of the deal with Iran...

    At the end of the day a group of countries signed a deal... one has broken it and has set in motion actions towards all the other members of the deal to force them to break it too... and you are blaming Iran?

    I could understand blaming the US, that is obvious... not only for breaking the deal, but also trying to bully other countries to also break the deal, I could even understanding blaming moral and high and mighty EU for totally ignoring all its own principles and screwing Iran and breaking this deal because of Americas threats for the financial cost American threats will create, but I really don't understand you complaining that it is all Irans fault for not being enough of a bitch of the US.... considering Americas history of peace and fucking love in the region...

    Of the countries that signed respect to Iran and Russia and China and the rest I have zero respect for.

    Barbarians.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon May 27, 2019 7:53 am

    why isn't Israel forced to sign up to the non proliferation treaty and let international inspectors access to all their secret nuclear weapons caches?
    The Jews r special, "chosen people"; Israel is a Jewish state that lives by its own rules, which is btw in line with the US/MIC interests most of the time. As an old Greek adage goes, "what is permissible to Gods isn't permissible to bulls". Besides, it was A. Einstein, a German Jew, whose E=mc2 led to the atomic age. Interestingly enough, he was concerned of future misuse of nukes & declined an oferr to become the head of Israel.
    Iran (then called Persia) allowed the Hebrews/Jews to return after 70 years of Babylonian exile; now they feel that this historical mistake must be corrected since the Zionists aside from violating their own Jewish morals, made a mockery of many international laws/rules since 1948.
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    Post  yavar on Mon May 27, 2019 9:20 am

    Iran President Rouhani "we won't surrender 'even if bombed'
    Iran says won't surrender 'even if bombed
    Iran to defeat US, Israel, regional reactionaries: President Rouhani
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/23/596731/Iran-US-bombardment-war-clash-persian-gulf-rouhani'


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    Post  GarryB on Mon May 27, 2019 11:25 am

    The Jews r special, "chosen people"; Israel is a Jewish state that lives by its own rules, which is btw in line with the US/MIC interests most of the time.

    That is a broad brush you are swinging there buddy... there are plenty of non zionist jews who think jews don't need their own country... what other religion demands its own country that it is prepared to steal and murder for.

    There are a lot of jews who think Israel just creates a lot of bad feeling and ill will towards jews in general and can you say they are wrong?

    Are jews in Israel really righting the wrongs of the past by basically doing to the Palestinians what they claim the locals did to them two thousand years ago?

    Might makes right... just as well they are jews because it is a very unchristian attitude and morally rather bad behaviour all round really from most moral compasses perspectives.

    Besides, it was A. Einstein, a German Jew, whose E=mc2 led to the atomic age. Interestingly enough, he was concerned of future misuse of nukes & declined an oferr to become the head of Israel.

    Well, that is OK then... perhaps all we need to do is just write "except for Israelis" at the end of every contract and agreement and they can make their own rules up as they see fit.

    And perhaps it is the type of jew that would accept the post of head of israel that is the real problem here... I know all jews are not americans but the ones with the rifles in settlements (code for stolen land in a stolen land)... the loudest ones always talking about their rights have american accents... which really is not helping.

    Jews have lived in Syria and Iraq and Iran for quite some time in peace, but it is recently in Syria and Iraq with the Saudi sunni fanatics getting a say in things where they have had problems along with christians too... so the Shia are not the problem it is the sunni... and guess which side america picks... they probably quietly think once they have cleaned up the shia with the help of the sunni they can then deal with the sunni... the problem is that most of the nutters seem to be the sunnis...

    But lets no let common sense get in the way.

    Iran (then called Persia) allowed the Hebrews/Jews to return after 70 years of Babylonian exile; now they feel that this historical mistake must be corrected since the Zionists aside from violating their own Jewish morals, made a mockery of many international laws/rules since 1948.

    Israel was born from land stolen from countries in the area and they will never forget that... stolen by terrible violence and terrorism... and they have lived with the consequences since.

    It is like a thief who has stolen a cursed object and as his children die early deaths and his whole family suffers he hangs on to the object thinking all those loses are not to be in vain... yet as a moral man his first act should be to return what was stolen and apologise... but that isn't going to happen so Israel has a future of either kill or be killed... a situation of their own creation... for which they blame the victims of their crime based on a 2000 year old book... I wouldn't trust a recipe from that period let alone a book of rules and morals...

    Iran President Rouhani "we won't surrender 'even if bombed'
    Iran says won't surrender 'even if bombed


    To any normal sensible person you would take that at face value... they can be pretty stubborn and have survived sanctions and enemy action for a very long time... I would not expect them to crack any time soon.

    The problem is that their audience are idiots... the US wants to look tough and hard on terrorists... except they meet the criteria for the description of terrorists better than Iran ever did... the only "terrorism" Iran is involved in is the freedom fighters in Israel who want their land back... ironic if you think about it... persians helping arabs with the Iranians helping Palestinians, while arabs help the jews to steal land from the arabs... saudis, israelis, palestinians, while the americans call the persians and palestinians terrorists while they support head chopping ISIS and reporter dismembering house of Saud...

    There was a US tv series called Soap... a comedy that made fun of all the US soap operas and their absurd storylines... they wouldn't do anything this stupid though... honestly who would put up with a government that tried to sell you this horse shit?

    Of course Americans aren't that stupid... they just don't give a damn about anything or anyone... like a certain French member...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon May 27, 2019 5:49 pm

    there are plenty of non zionist jews who think jews don't need their own country..
    Yes, some ultra orthodox, incl. in Iran, but they r a small minority & have no weight.
    There are a lot of jews who think Israel just creates a lot of bad feeling and ill will towards jews in general and can you say they are wrong?
    Well, I'm 1 of them. Those Americans who r Zionists moved/move to Israel; the others r more centrist or neutral, but many r against Israeli expansionism & all that comes with it. There r also many who emigrate from Israel to USA & Canada, incl. my 2nd cousin & his family. It's a small world!
    ..Iranians helping Palestinians..
    Many of the those Palestinians r descendants of converted Jews, but Israel doesn't care.

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