posted on Mar, 17 2003 @ 10:13 PM
the thought that the american infantry is relatively ineffective since undisciplined Posted by Karl Molarius
Well, I would agree with this partially, as I have posted extensively about the average Army foot soldier having next to no marksmanship skills in
this current army. However, the Army will NOT be on the spearhead of this invasion, it will be the USMC, which is MUCH better trained. (They still
teach the USMC that every man is a rifleman, and to actually pick and aim at an individual target rather than blasting away an entire clip in the
general vicinity of the enemy).
Having said that, the average Iraqi conscript is about one step below dragging a homeless hobo off the street, handing him an AK-47, and threatening
him at gunpoint to defend the country or die where he stands (I think this is Iraqs main recruitment strategy????)
The Republican Guard is considerably better armed, equipped, and trained than the average Iraqi conscript, and they may even be on a par with our
average Army foot soldier... but that is still a number of steps below the USMC.... Also, consider that these same USMC forces have been training
extensively in Israel for the last 9 months, specializing in urban combat (and who has better urban combat experience than the Israelis?)
Now if Iraq didnt have or use WMD ... what is the President going to tell us then Posted by Karl Molarius
If none is used, it will likely be a slightly drawn out ground combat, but not as bad as I described. We will likely still "find" chemical weapons,
one way or the other, to give us a legitimate reason for this however.