US DNI: Iran May Launch Attacks on American Soil
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  • Kris

    “If rogue elements do launch provocations — attacks on US shipping in the Gulf, terror strikes on US soil or against US or allied targets elsewhere”

    … then I am not sure that Washington will be able to control the officers of the Abraham Lincoln battlegroup. Unfortunate, that, but you know how it is: those military types tend to be hot-headed, and it’s difficult to effectively control them when they’re so far away… Deeply lamentable. Observe my sad face.

  • Lexington Green

    If they attack the continental USA the American people will demand a massive, Jacksonian response. If Mr. Obama were to fail to respond with shocking, exemplary devastation he will lose the election. For that reason alone, he will do it. If the Iranians are that stupid they will pay a price that will be remembered for a very long time.

  • Some Sock Puppet

    Yeah, I’m with Lexington Green. Any attack on US soil (Apparently, we’re willing to forget embassys in that calculus, as they’re far away and we don’t see them) will lead to the absolute annhilation of that region.

    I’m speaking anecdotally, but there are a lot of war weary people here that will still unreservedly back a full scale war on Iran if they attack US soil.

    And I, at least, will not accept an attack by their proxies as removed from Iran. If any attack occurs, they must be dealt with immeadiately and harshly.

    Maybe my memory is bad, but no country that conducts attacks on US soil has stood for long. (Britain?)

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