Here is a topic that begs the evaluation. Be complete with your analysis or stay home. We all understand the gravity, who are the players as you see it and where do the sides get drawn? Both sides will need support. Where will that come from and in what quantity and quality? Successful wars start with air superiority, doesn't that sort of answer the initial salvo winner in this instance? Will this be a real war or will they play American sanitized skirmishes where civilian casualties are the concern of the day? How far does the real war go? Limited generalization please. I'm open to real and deep speculation!