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What if Iran Attacks in America?

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And if Iran fights back? I know that I would,
And not willy-nilly in my own neighborhood,
I'd hire a hit-team to pot-shot New York,
And pay some bad homeboys to chaos uncork,
Scarce would I bother with carriers aircraft,
But remind the locals t'was I who last laughed.
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Yes, modern war now has so many a prong,
It makes you full glad to have lived for this long,
There's drones or sanctions for the rabid or chaste,
War a la carte that will please every taste,
And if your procliv' is the cloak and the dag',
Why, attack Saudi ships in a daring false-flag!
.
Iranians might well go with cyber du jour,
And pain-in-the-butt make Yank airports endure,
Then tell bus drivers that there's no school today,
And make teachers fume and kids shout hooray,
Then tell the markets that Google's been bought,
And make traders think of what this war has wrought.
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Drones would fly and to the oddest of places,
To the MBS yacht and New York's air spaces,
With maybe a dogfight between jet and a drone,
The latter untroubled by breaks to its bone,
A true kamikaze sans iPhone or care,
That homes on its target with no lives to spare.
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I just keep on wondering how long it will be,
'Fore we start a war that ends up on Main Stree',
'Fore Arab or Persian who studied new tech,
Planning a future with silk tie 'round his neck,
Decides to apply his wide learning to war,
And gives back as good as he gets from our corps.

 

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The Iranian government is playing a dangerous game of antagonizing the US to attack Iran so that the Russians can help them destroy Israel. Their allowance of US and NATO bases to be placed in close proximity of their border is further evidence that the Iranians are devilishly cunning. What they have not done is to tell the world that they already have The Bomb. Ha ha ha.

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Excuse me for saying so Shad, but where do you get the idea of, I quote, "The Iranian government is playing a dangerous game of antagonizing the US to attack Iran so that the Russians can help them destroy Israel." ?

It is the U.S. that has reneged on their agreement with Iran, it is the U.S. that has placed illegal sanction on Iran, it is the U.S. that is continually waging war against Iran, NOT the other way around. Your claims of Iran wanting the destroy Israel are also, to put it mildly, CRAP. It is the MSM who have made these UNSUBSTANTIATED claims, NOT Iran, as you claim. Iran is on record, as stating Israel will disappear into the sea and be forgotten, remembered only as an evil entity.

It is ISRAEL, that is TERRIFIED of Iran, the only nation left in the M.E. that is capable of defending it'self against Israels aspirations of their Greater Israel dream of conquering the whole of the M.E. with the help of stupid American lives and blood.

Lastly, Iran has been an independent country for thousands of years. They have survived every attack waged against them during those times. The U.S. has been a nation for just over a couple of hundred years, a mere infant, compared to the Irainians, andthey behave like an infant as well. Everywhere the U.S. has a foothold, there is crime, diseases, homelessness , nothing good comes from the U.S. anywhere.

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You are WRONG on everything you have written.

The war, any war should be avoided.

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You and Eddy need to brush on the subject of sarcasm. Can't believe you guys didn't just see it right away.

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Sarcasm about a country and its people who are suffering under illegal sanctions is no joke.

USA with its economic power has caused misery for many countries and resulted in millions of refugees.

If the name Iran was not used, then I would agree with sarcasm.

Submitted on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:06:37 PM

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Glad this is a poem not a serious morass of provocative hysteria. The photo gets the readers' attention, but ultimately it becomes a disservice to any rational dialogue. Sorry to be so blunt, but it is warranted in this instance.

Submitted on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:32:56 AM

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Isn't it Iran that's attacking the US by dumping glyphosate/Roundup all over our lands and people, putting pesticide residues in foods and smoking products, fracking in sensitive areas, clearcutting environmentally important trees, prompting cops to shoot or strangle non-threatening African Americans, undermining public-funded health care for all, pushing petro-based plastics all over the place, backing the health-damaging/environmentally-destructive meat & dairy industry, and blocking alternative news and commentary on public broadcast media?

If so...shouldn't "we" (the US) bomb them back to the stone age...or at least, for our healthful survival, arrest them, sue them and/or kick them out?

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Iran has historicly, never invaded another nation, moreover an nation thousands of miles away from it's shores. Seriously, how could anyone with a rational mind, even suggest such a stupid thing ? Are the advocates of such stupidity even aware of what such an action would involve ? We saw the ILLEGAL invasion of the U.S. against Iran that took EIGHTEEN MONTHS of positioning material and people into position to allow that invasion, plus the massive supply train involved to sustain that invasion. Iran does not have the resources the U.S. does, so HOW exactly, is Iran supposed to invade the U.S. ?

What an insane proposition. But hey, I guess to the uninformed populace it breeds panic and fear, thus bolstering the hatred the U.S. Government is so good at spreading.

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My first thought, but I think it was sarcasm. Is that your intent Shad?

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It comes across that someone paid the author to spread lie(s) and start problem(s).

This type of news/headlines have been used to increase military expenditures.

Iran has not attacked any country or taken other people's lands. Iran has spent its limited funds to fight terrorism which was promoted by the Western countries to destabilize West Asia.

This writeup has negative impact and may endanger some innocent people.

In my opinion, this site should not permit these sort of nonsenses to be posted.

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Admirable verse. Bravo.

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Thanks, Nelswight!


As to the rest of you, my point stands: Iran would not attack the U.S., but it could counterattack, in the event of a U.S. invasion, not by shooting down fighter jets over their skies but through attacks on the U.S., either through proxies creating havoc or by cyber-attack; hence the train wreck photo. It would be relatively easy, cheap, and effective. This is not hysteria, but realism.


And Mr. A., as to the "someone paid him," I'm still waiting for the money. Maybe tomorrow....

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No need to wait or even try while we have the Trump Administration in office. His EPA et. al. are ripping apart anything we might call the U.S. of A(szholes).

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Good point.

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