posted on Mar, 9 2003 @ 06:06 AM
All fighting forces can be effected differently depending on the scenario they are in and the status of their enemies. This is why each army must be
looked at carefully and comprimised each time it operates. That is why the research in the Military can get a little overboard. The possibilities are
endless. Yesterday's terrorism is only today's warfare. That is why terrorism is so hard to defeat, because it is always in the shadows and is
always lurking where others haven't been yet, or are just unwilling to go. Once the gates of knowledge are broken the new intelligence becomes new
modes of operation. Now considering we have this Military contest split, let's probe into more specific groupings and resources within the Military
establishmnet throughout the world.
I thought it was interesting that Estragon pointed out that Burma, a relatively small country with a large population has a huge army but that they
were all young. Yet Indonesia, a very large and even more populated country has a very small army. Now think about this. Russia had a very large but
demoralized army in the 2nd World War. That war was won by their countries backbone. The great land of Mother Russia is too large for any invader to
consume. The will and desire not to be destroyed is what kept that whole country going. Remember, the Russians lost MUCH MUCH more that anyone in that
war. The sad thing is that out of EVERYONE, the Russian citizen had more deaths than the Japanese, French and Italians put together. The Russian army
suffered around 9 MILLION LOSSES, while the Russian CITIZEN population was reduced 11 MILLION!!!!!!!!!!! So sometimes the military has nothing to do
with holding up in a war. It is the WILL OF THE PEOPLE that make an army strong.
So what do I think about some of the elite groups, and who have I been told is the best??? Well when it comes down to experience in operational raids
I think all credit must go to the Israeli Defense Forces. They have kicked down, how many terrorists' doors????? As for Intelligence, I would have to
say, Israel again. anyone will tell you that. The reason for that is they don't have the common mix up and conflict of interest that exist between
our Government and the Intelligence agencies. The reason that the Israeli's can maintain better Intel, is because they don't have to fight to have
permission for their operation and once the operation is in play they don't have to fight with other agencies to carry out their plans. The American
system has too many bosses and order-takers. Not to mention Israel needs not to worry about the whole world like America does. Israel just hides under
our overwhelming shadow and stays away from the fray. Once we are done with then maybe they will take over. That is why we won't allow full Israeli
retaliation on the terror that threatens it, because eventually they will have to come and kick down our doors to stop the threats against them.
Anyway getting off track here, don't mind my wandering mind. One more.
Now, for the best fighting force overall, like the Green Berets, or the Coast Guard. Well, I would have to say the most elite and most well known and
credited fighting force is most definately 100 percent The French Foreign Legion. All the top guns like the SAS, US Rangers, and Delta Force recieve
training with the Legionaires. I could give more but would rather do a little more research before claiming something I know isn't something I should
know in the first place. Anyone else want to compare my list with their's????