I'm involved in a little discussion of the Iranian situation over at Regime Change Iran. A lot of the discussion revolves around the likely hood and the capability of armed intervention. Let's take a look at a sign post on the likelyhood issue first.
You must have missed 60 Minutes last night. They did a bit on nuclear materials around the world. The report focused on Iran. The reporter - a lefty - asked why the US didn't just go around with its military forces and collect the stuff.At this point some people go into the "it can't be done mode, blah, blah,blah,". I reply as follows:
I do not think military action is off the table.
Will some one please tell my why taking Iran militarily is not possible?
Didn't we hear the same about Afghanistan? Iraq was going to be a quagmire and the city problem was going to cost tremendous casualties. Then it happens and the line is: "no one can stand up to the strongest military in the world". Actually the truth is a little more complicated but not by much: "no one can stand up to the strongest and smartest military in the world".
Why strike only at nuclear facilities even if those are your ultimate target? Maybe all the US has to do is to strike the police stations. A popular uprising then does the rest.
Think outside the box. The US military does.