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[–]d3rr[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

They'll probably just start with strategic strikes against suspected nuclear facilities but it's a slippery slope to boots on the ground. I don't know when or if Putin would jump in to defend Iran.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Putin would definitely step in to defend Iran. I think covert regime change, like they did in 1954, would work best. They might use the confusion of a fog of war during these targeted attacks to install a new government somehow. I really don't think we'll see an Iraq-style invasion of Iran, unless Israel gets nuked or something super dramatic like that. But Iran knows that'd be suicide, so they wouldn't do it. That's how it looks to me, anyway.