It seems clear the US timeline is a year or so, and for Israel it is only about a month. This is a pressing issue, and I find it hard that Canada would sideline itself under the current Harper adminisration, since the conservatives have a majority and it seems likely Nato might act, even with Tensions between Turkey and Israel.
If it was up to you, what would you do, how would you respond to a strike on Irans nuclear facilities, what do you think Iran would do, what would Canada's role be?
Do you think it would bring Russia and China and the other Shanghai 5 countries into the fray?
Already there is a chemical and biological weapons threat in Syria, NATO countries have already said they are backing terrorist groups in Syria bent on overthrow of the Syrian government. Canada supports those actions which is actually contrary to the UN charter. Taking the cost of Afghanistan into consideration, and Canada's active involvement, will Canada's role be limited to helping enforce a no fly zone against Iran and Syria? US officials also want a no drive zone. Will Canadian forces from Afghanistan be used in a war against Iran, even though they arn't active combat soldiers, or would they continue their training operation, even as Afghanistan becomes a major warzone as a nexus between China, Russia and Iran, and major transport route of military forces.
Would Cyprus base be used in the warr against Iran?
Since Syria already faces a war against NATO what does it have to loose in allying with Iran? Syria also faced an attack on its Nuclear facililties by Israel, is it inplasuaible, and can Russia and China afford to sit back and watch nato take out both countries that border it.
Only Iraq and Turkey seem likely landroutes. Turkey being a NATO countries seems odd, but already Turkey has one of the largest armies in the world. Meanwhile Iraq is a puppet state, with US forces being slowly lowered. If an attack comes through Turkey, may it then be used as an accomplice as a warfront against Israel? What if an attack comes through Iraq, would Iraq them become the route that Iran used?
Here is an article from yesterday that raising this issue, although this was not the inspiration for this post
Edited by login, 12 August 2012 - 08:28 AM.