posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 10:44 AM
South Africa does have one strategic resource ,a mineral which is needed
to make high quality metal (I can't remember the name of the stuff)
We are apparently the primary world supplier of it, aside from that
we are pretty unimportant hence why the govenment feels safe enough
to let the military slide into ,not so much disrepair as lax troop quality.
If what you mean is how would the USA do against us, I'd reckon they
would have a far easier time than they did in iraq, I expect though
they'd get smacked here and there with a bit armscor tech but it just wouldn't matter there just isn't ehough of it to make any sort of impact
and once they get down to going toe to toe with the grunts it would be a turkey shoot!
The Gripens would be put in the air with poor quality pilots and no strategy
and would get shot down in the first day.
Rouge, while I suspect that the Reccies might be getting a bit too much glory, they were heavly used and all trained in the old days of apartheid got
PLENTY combat experience, and they were all deeply affected by both the training and the killing and I don't know any that arn't near psycotic
just last year one of them here where I stay beat a guy to near death beacause he was in the wrong spot in the suring line (As in Sea surfing)
Its unlikely they would casualy share what they did back then, I mean
we were the evil empire of racisim!