posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by stirling
We would absolutely dominate Iran if it came to armed conflict. there would be no competition.
Hitler's situation in WW2 is drastically different from the American one now. Germany was fighting very strong nations, and fighting in unfavorable
conditions (the russian winter was a lifesaver for the russian forces).
The russians were far more numerous, dangerous, and accustomed to fighting in their conditions (the harsh winters). Germany's tanks would freeze in
the cold, they had to keep engines running so that they wouldn't freeze up.
Contrast that to Iran, where American could launch a few missiles, and attack military installations from the air. No harsh winter to stop our tanks,
no endless hordes of iranians (and besides that, charging into battle isn't exactly the smartest tactic in modern warfare), and no long drawn out
battles to wear us down. The war would be over within a week, maybe a bit longer.
This is of course ignoring any international support Iran would pull. It depends on many things, but the US will never be "beaten" by Iran. To
believe such a thing is utterly silly. The General is retiring because of his remarks if I'm not mistaken, not because he fears those deadly iranians
and their endless armies :-/