posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 02:58 PM
Every single time Persians have come up against Western Powers, they had their heads handed to them. This is in spite of any weapons systems they
had, and in spite of massive manpower ratios over Western Powers.
The truth is that no one kills like Westerners. No one. The most bloody battles have been Western Power against Western Power. In the battle of the
Somme, there were 465,000 casualties, Verdun 984,000 casualties, Kursk 900,000 casualties, Stalingrad 2,100,000 casualties.
History also demonstrates that to date, Persians when they piss off Westerners, get their asses kicked with uncanny regularity. Go back and look at
history. Darius determined to conquer Greece, and lost 300 ships and 20,000 men at Cape Athos. At Marathon, 44,000 Persians went up against 10,000
free Greeks, had 6,400 killed against 192 Greeks killed. That's roughly a 33:1 kill ratio.
Xerxes gathered 250,000 from the cream of the vast Persian Empire, and at Thermopylae, only 7,000 free Greeks held off these 250,000 for two days.
After the Persians got behind the Greeks, only 1,000 of the remaining Spartans and Thespians fought to the death. The Greeks killed at least 25,000
while losing 1,000. That's a 25:1 kill ratio.
At Salamis, Xerxes watched a small, outnumbered free Greek fleet sink
200 of his ships and 40,000 men. This slaughter resulted in a 40:1 kill ratio. The following Spring at Platea, 300,000 Persians met 60,000 Greeks,
and all but 43,000 Persians were killed on that battlefield, and the surviving 43,000 were killed at the Strymon river estuary. With only 1,360 Greek
casualties, that's a 220:1 kill ratio.
At Granicus, the Macedonians met an equal size army of Persians and enjoyed a 26:1 kill ratio. At Issus, the Macedonian army was half the size of the
Persian force and enjoyed a 4:1 kill ratio, but the battle was fought at sunset and the Persian survivors ran faster in the dark than the Macedonians
could pursue. At Guagemela, outnumbered five to one, the Macedonians slaughtered Persians in a 100:1 kill ratio.
Free men versus men who were compelled. Either by a god-king, or now by a murderous prophet of a pagan moon-god.
For every distant Western defeat such as Dien Bien Phu, where non-Westerners were using masses of Western weapons, there has been a Khe Sanh. For
every Isandhlwana, there's a Rourke's Drift, For every Pearl Harbor, there's a Midway. For every Wake Island, there's an Okinawa. For every
fight to the death, there's a Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For every Thermopylae, there's a Platea.
Ever see the Mach 2 Iranian F-55 air superiority fighter? Or the huge Persian Carrier Battle Groups? How about their cutting-edge Main Battle Tank?
Of course you haven't. If it weren't for the West selling them arms, and them bootlegging and copying other Western weapons systems, they'd still
be using wicker shields and composite bows.
The Russian T-34 tank of World War II fame was largely based on the American Christie design. The American P-51 became the most efficient and
versatile fighter of the war after shoehorning a British Rolls Royce Merlin 61 engine into the narrow airframe.
When the US decided to build a new Main Battle Tank, it is British Chobham armor that defined the landmark shape and design. Now outfitted with the
M256 120mm gun designed by Rheinmetall Corporation of Germany.
Western free men have ever had advantages over dynasties, feudal societies, communist police states, or restrictive religious states. A more
backward, group of contentious people have never existed.
With air support and only 20,000 men, I could run amok through Iran. I would never hold territory, and I'd stay out of population centers, but I
could bring these overly emotional, religiously compelled into my kill zones for efficient killing. Look at their stupidity against Iraq. Masses of
idiots against masses of idiots.
Iran? Persians? Get serious.