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Originally posted by never_tell
Originally posted by Chyort
reply to post by never_tell
Oh, so you're saying if a government does it in Dafur that the U.S. government will do it in Iraq? Sounds a little outlandish to me. Do you have any evidence other than a quote you made?
I'm saying "anything is possible".. run out of "real" people.. what do you do? There are numerous historical accounts of recruitment where people are arrested for petty crimes only to be given the choice to enlist instead...
and ancient history is filled with armies comprised of slaves, which of course is all the prison population is... convicts already underwrite the corporate bottom line... will only be a matter of time before the "draft" extends to the interment camps of the American penal system..
afterall, only makes good fiscal sense!
[edit on 15-11-2007 by never_tell]
Originally posted by Throbber
reply to post by BlueRaja
Nor do you expect a professional soldier to go out onto the warzone and come back in one peice.
You expect them to complete their mission, that is all, if they come back alive, then they can go on to complete more missions.
I'm not too familiar with the way the american military functions, so that may explain my relative short-comings in my knowledge on the subject.
Originally posted by Souljah
Military of Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran Army consists of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. The regular armed forces have an estimated 420,000 personnel: the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, 350,000 personnel; the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, 18,000 personnel; and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, 52,000 airmen.
The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, or Revolutionary Guards, has an estimated 125,000 personnel in five branches: Its own Navy, Air Force, and Ground Forces; the Quds Force (Special Forces), and the Basij (militia).
The Basij (or Baseej) is a paramilitary volunteer force controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards; it includes about 90,000 full-time, active-duty uniformed Basij members, up to 300,000 reservists, and a further 11 million men and women who could be mobilized
In case that there will be a ground invasion in Iran,
All I can say to U.S. Military is,