posted on Mar, 21 2006 @ 03:22 PM
The reason you are seeing so many threads on here about the US losing in Iraq, and potentially losing in Iran, is because there is quite a large
anti-American, anti-Military, anti-war, anti-Bush Administration contingent here on ATS. I'm sure my post will be followed up by those very people
denying my assertions. But that's neither here nor there.
Just because you read something on ATS, even if its said over and over again by countless people, doesn't make it true. In fact, a majority of the
claims made on here are completely unsubstantiated. But that's all part of the conspiracy discussion- there isn't always going to be proof. But
here I am wondering off topic. The second point I'm trying to make here is that there are few, if any, military "experts" on here. When someone
says that the US will lose in Iran, they are making many assumptions. They are assuming that they know the full strength of the US military and how
it is we will handle any military engagement with Iran. They also assume that they are fully aware of Iran's military might, and how they will
respond to a US attack.
No one knows any of those things for sure, especially here on ATS. They may know some of those things, but not one knows all. In the end its all
guesswork on their part, with a few "facts" thrown in to make it look good. But in the end, it almost always comes back to politics. And I know
this isn't the board to be discussing politics on, so I will do my best to tred lightly. Basically you will find that the very same people who say
that we will lose a war with Iran are the same ones who are against a war with Iran. Same goes for the situation in Iraq. The majority of these
people have always been against this administration, and they are likely the same ones who predicted defeat in Afghanistan and were calling it a
quagmire a month into the campaign.
So in the end what you're seeing on here about the US losing, or even winning for that matter, has its roots in the author's political persuasions.
Take everything you read on here with a grain of salt, even what I'm telling you right now. Everyone, despite what they tell you, has their own
agenda. It's your job to read every side of the argument on here, research as much as possible, never ignore history, and ultimately make your own
decision and form your own opinion on that. So when you read someone's post on here saying that Iran will mop the floor with the US military in any
invasion scenareo, read some of that member's other posts. You will often see a similar and consistent message, based on personal/political beliefs,
throughout their writings.