Underwater tekegraph emits sounds. All the ships around will hear them. Radio antennas need the subs to surface so it will be detected by P8.
True, but it'll be in the littorals with different sound propagation; antennas can be extended from a submerged sub.
P-8s & E-2s can be easily shot down by S-200/300 or the like.
They are in Iraq since 2003. What did the chiite do to remove them ? Nothing they can't. It's not like US bases are full of iraqis.
They'll immobilize them there if need be, like Turkey has done at Incirlick AFB- there r more Iraqis than Americans around those bases.
The Iranian Mirages can take on even the USAF F-22s:
No they can't. Stop being stupid.
Why so? Even an F-16 scored a "kill". I'm Jewish; we been blamed for many things, but never for being stupid.
Nato destroyed Iraq in matters of weeks. Some couples of thousand of military vehicle were destroyed. All the air force was destroyed. All the missile boats were destroyed.
If they wanted they could have destroyed Yugoslavia pretty easily. Iran is a desert where you can't hide.
Most of Iraq is flat; besides vast deserts, Iran has mountains & forests where the Caspian Tiger used to roam. Leopards still live there. Plenty of places to hide.
If it was so easy, why spend 89 days on bombing the Serbs, btw killing scores of civilians & losing a few planes?
Russia and China don't care about Iran. They can deal oil with the successor. Iran buys nothing from them too.
I beg to differ. Iran will be partitioned & they'll need to deal with several state-lets & may lose all investments there. About trade, FYI:
Iran is the weak link in the chain around Russia's perimeter defense.
That's why its Northern half was occupied by the USSR in WWII, & it was not easy to make them leave. If there is an implosion, Russia may help the Azeris to take over Iranian Azerbaijan + the S. Caspian coast will be invaded by the RF Marine Infantry. The Army & AF will follow.