Shame, I completely disregarded replying to this before, and forgot to ever again.
Let's get on it!
Originally posted by Ironclad
Sea Superiority yeah, but a ground war on a country as large as say Ausralia would strain the US to breaking point.
How would it manage that? Simply because the country is large? That's hardly logical rational, especially considering all the available
infrastructure to use. Not as though we're trekking across vast deserts.
The deserts would get you, the Crocs would get you, the snakes & spiders, 100's of other deadly critters would get you & the Rugged Aussie bush would
claim a lot of you.
The deserts would claim U.S. troops? Been pretty hard for them so hard.
And can you tell me why we'd wade near swamps, or wherever your crocodiles like to live? Considering Florida, filled with old, senile folk manages to
keep its alligator fatalities down, I'm pretty sure twenty-something troops armed with machine guns, if they even run into crocs, could make a good
pass of them.
Furthermore, what's this about snakes and spiders? Of Australia?
Hate to say this, but, Iraq is equal, and beating you in several ways.
Camel spiders? The Deathstalker Scorpion?
And Iraq is untamed. Australia is first-world.
And to top that off, the Aussies who know their country so well would cut your supply lines and our greatest tactic of all, the fighting
retreat will streatch & dwindle your forces & send you bankrupt in a short period of time!!
This is just logical. Saying the indigenous forces will 'sabotage' the invaders is obvious. My issue is that you make it seem like Aussies are these
extremely tricky, warrior-like folk built for conflict.
I've been to Australia.
Excluding the occasional crazy Bushy, you're tamer than most Americans.
[Given, we have Texas.]
The only factor in your favor, is the fact that you already have several massive bases here with 10'000's of personel, ready to move. But
even those would be whacked pretty quick. Certainly before re-enforcements could arrive.
Right now, you're saying that our relatively massive experience over you is discounted because somehow, Australia would manage to destroy one of the
largest, most advanced armies in the worlds who feeds the vast majority of their defensive capability simply because .. they're Australia?
Oh and the fact that unlike the Iraqies, we know how to trick your IR & other Detection equipment..lol Half the time you'd never see us
So, you're saying that because Australia is a first-world country.
[ie. They know what IR is.]
We'd be screwed?
Not like we ever planned for an equal adversary before -- Say, the Cold War?
I don't mean to perpetuate or create the myth that America is invulnerable, but when someone says that their country would win simply because it's
their country, then goes through paragraphs using idiot-logic to describe all the methods in which another country would be defeated, it's irksome.