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Originally posted by Aristophrenia
Originally posted by ArcAngel
Is this a joke? And their new drone? You mean the little V1 German missile that flew 10 feet and the little 5 pound bomb fell off? These fast attack boats will swarm a US warship (armed with CWIS - look it up)? I have personally seen a US warship shred an attack boat after it got to close and was warned off. There wasn't enough meat to feed a baby shark.
The US have conducted many war games for a conflict with Iran in the straights - repeatedly, not once or twice - repeatedly - the US lost. The scenarios were ordered to be changed, removing the Iranians fast agile defensive capabilities, in order to try and produce a victory. (Not trying to cover up but to see how they could win). These were failing to the point where the US was basically fighting an invisible enemy.
The US military, has repeatedly warned that an attack on Iran involving anything other than remote aerial ordinance delivery would result in massive debilitating US losses.
This is not quacks and radicals, nor politicians, nor pseudo experts - this is the military themselves putting out theses warnings.
I would suggest taking their advice a bit more seriously rather than simply assuming you are invincible merely because you are American.
I would like to believe this,. but look at what happened in Iraq,.
Originally posted by hippomchippo
To even debate U.S vs Iran in a military scenario is absurd.
The U.S was a giant back during WW2.
Then the cold war allowed them to build up a massive arsenal.
Russia collapsed, that led to alot of their weapons being sold, traded off, etc.
While the U.S has just kept on trucking, with over 50% of the worlds military budget.
America is a sleeping giant, and if it went to war with Iran, and had no restrictions, it could take down Tehran within days.
[edit on 24-8-2010 by hippomchippo]