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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I think the US let too much of a dog outta the bag with iraq
they showed how they wage war..
Originally posted by bodrul
there has been loads of threads about
Iran Invasion iminent
Iran Attack iminent
Israeli Attack on Iran iminent and so forth
and many more on how Iran is aquireing new russian and chineise Tec
so say the US or israel launch a air attack
so how would Iran launch a counter attack if they are forced to?
they have the means to unlike the luxuary of which Iraq didnt
or does everyone think they will do a Iraq and burry their planes and tanks
and run for the hills
Originally posted by Sep
Also I know that the USAF is far stronger than the Iraqi air force but I am just trying to get the point across that the Iranians would probably not desert their posts.
Iran would fight a lot of proxy wars, but would not get into a direct confrontation with the US unless the US bombs Iran heavily for a long period or attempts to invade.
Originally posted by sardion2000
At first probably not, but when it becomes clear they cannot fight what they cannot see then morale will plummet and they will start deserting en masse.
There would be no "attempt" they would succeed. It's holding it with the US publics support that is the tricky part which I am sort of glad for lol.
Originally posted by kojac
Wiped off the map within 2-4 weeks? My friend, even if the u.s could viably raise another invasion force of size to be able to invade Iran, the iranian army has a fighting force (including militia) of over 9 million soldiers. I understand that the u.s would have overwhelming air superiority, but wiping out 9 million soldiers in 2-4 weeks?? unless we're talking w.m.d, that's highly improbable.
Iran would definatly not be as easy as iraq. For one, Iran is not burdened by such a melting pot of cultures and tensions, ie.arab, sunni, kurd, shia etc. With a majority persian shia population, and a strong sense of nationalism, i think we'de find iran a very tough nut to crack.
Not even going to mention the power iran can have over chaotic iraq, afganistan, lebanon and palistine. If Israel and the coalition think the've got a handfull now.........just invade Iran and see what happens.
Originally posted by namehere
dj i doubt nuclear retalliation to any meaningful response
The Iranians didn’t have a chance against the Iraqis on paper, yet they did not desert.