reply to post by semperfortis
1. They don't need to. That would only be important if Iran had to control a vast ocean territory, which, they don't.
And actually, strategically speaking, the Persian Gulf is a very easy to defend and attack any ship that is in there. It's the same as a group of
troops going through a vale.
2. It's not the same. The Iraqi troops were overrated and the reports about their numbers were a bit too high. In the first Golf War, they would have
caused some problems if the war continued. In this recent Iraq war...well....there was no Iraq army.
Iran's force is way better than the Iraq army. Plus, the Iraq didn't had the aid of other countries. It was alone against the West. Iran isn't, at
They just need China and Russia (let alone the others) to give a kiss-kiss to them, and the US and Israel are in deep manure.
Don't think that the technology and the "oh we are mighty" factor will help the US. History has proven many times before that technology is only a
tool, not a decisive factor. And you need to know how to use it, and Iraq/Afghanistan shows that the US still have a lot to learn from the potential
of their "technological advance".
Remember Vietnam? The US had better fighter-jets, the US had better equiped soldiers, the US had everything better.
But a group of well trained soldiers, a large group of farmers with weapons, a small amount of Russian assistance, and very basic tactics (like
knowing your territory and hand-made traps) brought the mighty US giant to his knees.
Besides, there are simple ways to go around all that tech, and Iran might just have that.
Yeah, US has a lot of tech, but any person around military knows that the US soldiers are one of the worst in basic combat (except for the special
forces like the navy seals).
Cut down their communications, cut down their radio assistance and monitoring, and there goes the mighty power of the US.
The problem with the US is that they are trained as a group, as a whole. To work with technology, to work with ranks, to work with largely known
Many of the today armies don't work like that. Most of them are guerrilla or very basic forms of units. You can't fight what you can't see, and you
can't bring to the grown what you can't squish.
I just hope that the US generals don't have that same line of thinking that high of them-selfs.