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Originally posted by mistafaz
reply to post by DaMod
Modern military compared to whom? North Korea?
A nation can have all the pretty war toys they want with all the money to spend to boot but if you don't have the qualified personnel with the training hours your army is going to be devastated. Iran against a nation like the US who has 50+ years of weaponry and technology build-up, thanks in part to the military industrial complex, and troops with a decades worth of combat experience in desert and mountainous conditions.
What experience does Iran have? Fighting the "elite" Iraqi Republican Guard, whom the US put to shame in 2003, back in the Iran-Iraq War decades ago? Or maybe they pit their "elite" Iranian troops against Kurdish Rebels who they only chase back across the Iraqi boarder and they dare not cross lest they want to feel the power of Shock and Awe that crippled the Saddam government.
Seriously, you sound like the person trying to stand up for someone you know can't hold a candle to others. Yep, you sound like the "Leave Brittney Alone guy" type with that comment of yours.
Keep on drinking that Bald Eagle flavored Haterade guy.
Originally posted by RizeorDie
Iran was surprised attacked after the whole country had a revolution, yet they still managed to stop saddams invasion in its tracks. saddam was backed by the west, the arabs and america. they gave money, supplies and weapons. on top of that he had his whole army mobilized and ready to roll in. the sad part is that they underestimated the iranians, the same thing you're doing now. great historians and generals warn us to never underestimate the enemy, as this what has caused great empires to fall.
the americans war machine is much better than that of saddams. there is no doubt about that. i also think america can successfully strike and destroy iranian nuclear facilities, however it is afterwards where things will turn around. the iranian will come at you in iraq wave after wave... do you think the iraqis will help you? do you think the kuwaiti and saudis will fight? the iraqis will join the iranians, and the saudis will flee. and the oil rich region would be iranian territory. the economy will collapse.