posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 03:25 AM
Originally posted by masterp
Originally posted by Siroos
Do you think that USA has fought a real battle in Iraq? they haven't. They are there, but not really in a full-fighting war. They are basically there
as keepers, guards, not fighters.
If USA gets angry, then Iraq, Iran and all their neighbours could be annihillated in one day. So please revise your opinion and ask for world
Although quite simply put, this post has some great reflections. Do many of you really think that the US went into this war in full military terms?
Hell the conventional side of the war was over in a matter of weeks with a 150,000 US troups. Now, other than the occasional offensive missions, our
troops are mostly there helping police the streets and help train Iraqi's to take control of their country. A terrible way to judge military
capabilites if you ask me. The administration is doing the least it can, with a minimal amount of troops ever since the power of the old regime was
If a war was imminent with Iran, the US military could operate war on a much larger scale. While the US should not underestimate a foe like Iran,
however, I think it would be much wiser for Iran not to underestimate the capabilities of the US. Before the first gulf war, Iraq was simular to Iran,
if not stronger militarily. Their demise came within a matter of weeks. Recently Iraq was not quite to par with itself as in the first guld war, but
it still had some very capable defenses and weapons. Their demise came within a matter of weeks.
Some can blame me for nationalistic fantasy all they want, and Iran can have all the pride and patriotism that it wants. Im sure the Iraqi's did the
same through both gulf wars. But after years of military advancement and build up from the world wars to the Cold war to the present, the facts simply
show that the US is made for multiple wars on a much grander scale. A super power manuevers its pawns and tools internationally and picks its time to
move in at its choosing. I don't doubt that after an intitial war, holding and maintaning Iran would be a difficult task. However, in the brunt force
to force conventional war Iran is simply out matched.