Originally posted by Shooter_99
1.More land = more people= more people in the army than Iran.
2.We have better war tech and more nukes.
Quantity will never beat quality.
Just imagine if there had been three machine gun nests on Napoleon's side at Waterloo, he would have taken a lot more down with him, you know?
Iran has a weapon that will beat the US every time, religious extremeism.
Once Iran sees that the US is going to do anything, they could just pick up the phone and half way across the world, a guy could walk into a
restaurant and blow it up. Suicide bombers are the best guided missles. They have almost unlimited range, are accurate to whatever you want them to
be, and can be "armed" with just about any payload. Biological suicide bombers would be the worst, because they could just walk back to a kitchen,
spit in a hundred people's food, and go from there.
I don't see that either would win a war. If I had to choose the one that would benefit more, I would choose Iran in the long-term. It would be
helped to rebuild just like Japan and Germany were after the US bombed the living snot out of them in WWII, and 30-40 years later, Japan had an
economic boom, and is now a powerhouse in electronics and cars. And Germany is fairing just as well, at least I think they are. I'm not saying that
Iran would be just like them, but it could be a similar situation.
That's saying if we were to even handle Iran as nothing more than a hot potato, tossing it to the UN to say "Here ya go! Time to prove that you are
worth all that money." Now I'm not saying the UN is worthless, but that it really has not done what it was meant to do, prevent war.
I know I know to much to ask when you have us Americans pushing the trigger button, but the UN really needs to get a backbone, and start saying no,
and (man I can't believe I'm saying this) threaten the US with censoring or worse, booting out of the UN!
The US has become too much of a powerhouse in the world, and we really need to realize this and start diffusing some of this power throughout the
world. Just imagine if ET were to come and blow up the US, that would put a kink in people's plans.
Yeah, I am sure that that will never happen though, cause the US supplies a great deal of money and troops for them.
As for the occupation of Germany and Japan. Let me put it simply, the world WANTED us to occupy Germany, to keep them from making another comeback.
As for Japan, it was much the same story, except the world pretty much didn't care, so by not saying anything, they endorsed it.
Iraq (and Iran for that matter would be) is a different sotry altogether. Sure there are many countries that are ok with occupation, but there seems
to be just as many that are against it.
At least that is how I see it.
[edit on 4/25/2006 by Sir Solomon]