With War in Iran Comes a Draft at Home

Discussion in 'The Whiners' started by Lucifer Sam, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    It is no longer a question of "if," but "when." In time, the United States will without a doubt begin military operations in Iran. Just yesterday I witnessed three men on TV news networks guarantee a coming war in Iran.

    Of course the Bush Admin. are using their good old trick: weapons of mass destruction. They claim that Iran's nuclear power plants could be converted into facilities in which WMD's can be made.

    "It is our judgment that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and a nuclear weapons program, and we'll all have to take note of this."
    -Colin Powell

    Recently, the United States used its puppet, Israel, to threaten boming raids on Iranian nuclear plants. Iranian spokesman Seyed Masood Jazayeri explained that, "The United States is showing off by threatening to use its wild dog, Israel, to attack Iran, but our reaction will be so harsh that Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth and U.S. interests will be easily damaged." ​

    Unfortunately, with Iran will come a draft. There is simply no doubt about it. With troop numbers in Iraq remaining at at least 100,000, a second front cannot be fought without an additional number of troops generated by a large-scale draft.

    Journalist Ted Rall explains what a war in Iran would mean for the US:
    Iran's military could keep us bogged down indefinitely, à la Vietnam. It has a combined active-duty troop strength of 600,000; reserves bring the total to a million. They have a respectable navy, and least 300 fighter jets. A vast nation the size of Texas, California and Montana combined, Iran is nearly four times the size of Iraq with twice its population, living on mountainous, harsh terrain. Iranians fighting a U.S.-backed Iraqi invasion during the '80s fought ferociously, which suggests that an American expeditionary force would be met by similarly passionate resistance.
    The American military, already stretched thin and forced to "call back" reservists to fight in Iraq, would probably have to go ahead with contingency plans to bring back a large-scale draft next year. At least a half-million conscripts would be needed for a fight that would likely drag on for years. Hundreds of billions of dollars would be spent on hardware and weaponry, not to mention lining the pockets of Administration-connected war profiteers. War against Iran could easily push us into the abyss of economic and moral bankruptcy. The draft would prompt tens of thousands of young American men to flee. It would push out of the community of nations once and for all.

    All the young boys had better pack up their bags in they plan on staying out of this one.

  2. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I was thinking more along the lines of um... something else.

    The Bush admin calls it "The Volunteer for America program", where you get a guaranteed free college education, at any college you want, if you go fight for them. Or something like this...

    I believe, and I think they know this, that the rest of America that already hasnt will turn its back on this admin if they call it a draft. But expect something of the sort...
  3. Spacer

    Spacer 'Enlighten yourself'

    You're okay man, you can just do a legger to Deutschland! :D
  4. Savannah

    Savannah Member

    I know. This is all freaking me out! My son turns 18 y.o. and graduates from high school this year! I am keeping a very close watch on this threat. Bush is such a warmonger! F...ing Bush!

  5. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    Well aren't you the cool mom. :)
  6. Burbot

    Burbot Dig my burdei

    What makes me wonder is if Canada will hold up their part of NAFTA [not harbour draft doggers] even though Bush put a ban on our beef, and softwood...if they do institute a draft and not a "come die for free college" then i suggest Canada...
  7. Logan9998

    Logan9998 Member

    i have 3 years to worry about being drafted. how long do you think the war would last? would it be one of those..afganistans or like a vietnam?
  8. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Come graduation, I'm the hell outta here.
  9. rhasta.penguin

    rhasta.penguin No more hippy...ugh

    dear god...i got 4 months to go till i graduate and turn 18...
  10. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Thank you vagina...
  11. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    You know, they can instate a draft for females. :p
  12. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Fuck you vagina...
  13. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    No... be proud with whatcha got...

    And use the thing with caution for damn sure. You might put an eye out... er.. well, that mostly goes with the use of a penis. :D

    Disregard that all vagina-possessors... :D
  14. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    How the fuck do you put an eye out with a vagina?

    Oh my god... I think I've found a new life goal. :D
  15. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    Dear Katie,

    Vaginas are prettier than peni.

  16. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Peni? Oh my god... :D

    Penises are scary. :( :D
  17. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    Back to the subject at hand...

    Uh...Wow...If my brother quits college he'll have to go...:(
  18. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Oh damn, I forgot this was a political thread.

    You're not supposed to say "penis vagina". :p

    Everything is an "if" at this stage, correct? How are you sure we'd be going to "war" with Iran?
  19. Burbot

    Burbot Dig my burdei

    1] Bush is a lunitic
    2] you cant be sure what he is ever thinking
    3] is he ever thinking?
    4]look at iraq, he [all these 'he's are basically the admin.] will make stuff up for it, if all else fails...

    like i said, come to Canada...its fun here
  20. Rafaela

    Rafaela Member

    if there is a draft all the hippies need to re0unite and start a second movement. This is very similar to what happened in the vietnam war

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