Iran does not need to target the US homeland. That is starting WWIII
What are you saying?
For Iran getting destroyed by an upset America and her allies might as well be WWIII as far as they are concerned... why should the US not feel the effects of the wars they love to spread around the place... why should Iran play nice on only attack US military targets in its region when the US is bound to hit all sorts Iranian civilian infrastructure... with military or economic attacks.
Develop some bio weapons and have some fun in the US... give them anthrax and ebola and anything else you can manage...
The US is a big open vulnerable target... lots of big damns and chemical storages and water supplies and power generation systems to target...
They want to piss in everyone elses pool but enjoy a nice bath at the end of the day... hell no.
It needs to sink a couple of US aircraft carriers and the mighty yanquis will
change their tune. That is if they are still sane. If they go for a full extermination of Iran response, then that is leading to WWIII anyway. In this
case the joy of total war should be brought to the US.
Doing it that way means you will most likely miss your chance...
I thought about this problem of targeting US mainland . Iran can not realistically target mainland in any significant way , bar one . A psychological operation . Of hitting some landmarks. By conventional weapon . This will have large political results . By mobilizing public . Against war . If attack is small . And comes after a shock and awe operation against Iran . Then I believe the public in America will come to " understand " this attack . . As justified revenge . I tend to agree that , targets in the region should be hit first . But if war continiue and yanks hit civilian targets ( this , they will do ) , then it is justified .
Civilian infrastructure is an easy target, but how about break in to one of their museums and burn their precious declaration of independence... there would be more targets than there are Iranian people...
No . To stop the war . Not start it . As a symbolic retaliatory move AFTER the yanks start shock and awe or fire and fury. Some monument , can be taken out in big city . When it is closed to public . Using radar guided like Pershing . But this time it is long range . No casualties . Followed by nuke test on TV , in Iranian desert . Or over Indian ocean . War will quickly stop . Millions of lives saved , including yank life .
Americans love war... the only way Americans stop war is when it drags on... even landing on the moon got boring for them... they are fucking children... but lots of body bags with American soldiers in them will create a peace movement in the US and the more places those bags are delivered the stronger the peace movement will become.
It is the only way.
Northern Iran is pro Russia. Southern Iran is pro US. In the case of an American invasion / 5th element civil war, Iran would be partitioned into two countries, a pro Russia northern Iran and a pro US southern Iran, just like how Ukraine was partitioned, Syria was partitioned, Georgia was partitioned, Moldova was partitioned. The US plan is to surround Russia with threats and divert Russia military all over the place and weaken Russia defenses.
Rather simplistic... I doubt there are pro Russian let alone pro US regions in Iran... and when countries get partitioned those feelings can change radically.
Irans best bet is to prepare for a serious conflict they will probably lose and expect to start with the closing of the gulf to push up the price of oil and to have to attack the ships that come to stop you.
Anti ship missiles and ballistic missiles will be key... along with any torpedoes and mines you can deploy and use in the region to enforce your blockade.
The US will do everything to maximise their advantages and to take advantage of your weaknesses and exploit them.
Nothing but insanity if Iran sinks a carrier, it's war plain and SIMPLE.
The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia are pushing for war anyway, what would be the difference... at least they will have provided some support for those claiming carriers are just targets...