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U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
« on: November 01, 2007, 05:40:14 am »
U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
Wed Oct 31, 7:40 AM ET
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The United States or its allies would find themselves trapped in a "quagmire deeper than Iraq and Afghanistan" if it chose to attack the Islamic Republic, Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday.

The United States has not ruled out military action if diplomacy fails to end a row over Iran' nuclear ambitions, which Washington says is aimed at building atomic bombs despite Tehran's denials.

"If the enemies show inexperience and want to invade Islamic Iran, they will receive a strong slap from Iran," the Guards commander-in-chief, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said in comments carried by the semi-official Fars News Agency.

"The enemy knows that if it attacks Iran it will be trapped in a quagmire deeper than Iraq and Afghanistan, and they will have to withdraw in defeat," he said, without mentioning the United States by name.

The Revolutionary Guards are an ideologically driven force that has a separate command structure to the regular Iranian military, answering directly to the Islamic Republic's top authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Guards commanders have previously warned that their forces could disrupt the vital oil shipping lanes of the Gulf waterway if pushed but have also said U.S. forces are too bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan to open a new front.

Jafari said Washington, which has slapped more sanctions on Iran and is pushing for another set of U.N. restrictions, was engaged in "psychological warfare."

"This kind of warfare has existed for many years and continues to exist. The enemy should know that Iranians are not captive to such plots and will defend Islamic Iran firmly," said Jafari who was appointed in September.

Military experts say the Guards have been training in "asymmetric" tactics of guerrilla warfare to prepare in case its forces came up against technologically superior U.S. troops.

Diplomats say Jafari, who was involved in strategic planning before his appointment, may have played a role in developing those tactics before becoming commander-in-chief.



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Re: U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 09:47:23 am »
any insertion of ground forces is suicide. Indeed any large scale attack will also lead to these iranians trained in asymmetrical techniques to infiltrate Iraq and cut off the supply lines coming from Kuwait to Baghdad and Anbar, with a storm of ied's and EFP's.

The US army without supply lines is going to be in serious trouble.
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Re: U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 09:49:50 am »
He is just parroting what Ahmadinejad said earlier. The message is pretty clear to me.
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Re: U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 09:57:18 am »
they have every right to respond if attacked, and yet the MSM uses declarations of such a right to accuse the Iranians of warmongering or making aggressive threats.

All they are doing is saying "if you attack us we will retaliate as is our right to self defence, the more you attack us the more we will respond with force"
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Re: U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 10:02:14 am »

The US army without supply lines is going to be in serious trouble.

Like the Germans cut off and trapped in Stalingrad.


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Re: U.S. to face "quagmire" if attacks Iran: commander !!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 01:07:44 pm »
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Like the Germans cut off and trapped in Stalingrad.

exactly, but with more air power so they will reap bloody and awful revenge on Iraqis and Iranians, but will still lose (by our modern standards).
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