View Full Version : Iran decides to *help* the USA in 2003
July 12th, 2007, 05:21 PM
As the UK and US troops start advancing into Iraq, the Iranian Army waits a few days and then sweeps into as much of Eastern Iraq as they can, telling the USA it is to *help US forces*. What does the USA do, make war on Iran as well?
July 12th, 2007, 05:30 PM
I always thought that when i was there during the War, i was thinking what if they went to the south and occupied the area where us brits are at the moment, i.e. Basra, thus at the start of American lines of communication
July 12th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Er, Iran did make under-the-table offer, a "Grand Bargain" if you will, to the US after 9-11. In exchange for help against the Taliban, AQ, and other terrorist groups, concessions on the nuclear program, as well as possibly moderating its stance towards Isreal, the US would resume diplomatic and economic relations with Iran and such.
President Bush and his advisers, who probably figured that he wouldn't need Iran's help, rejected it. This was before the quagmire in Iraq started, you see.
Of course, I only know this from the press 'scandal' it kicked up awhile ago, and don't know the exact details.
July 12th, 2007, 08:30 PM
^ Looking back, that may have prevented Nejad and the hardliners from coming to power.
I think Iran would look to gain territory out of the deal, and that would certainly piss off the Saudis. The Israelis probably wouldn't be terribly enamored of such a deal either. The only way I can see Iran helping the US here is if they get a peace deal of sorts with the Saudis. Good luck with that.
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