posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 06:28 AM
Originally posted by coolieno99
Originally posted by dontreally
historically speaking, Israel seems to fare well when outnumbered.
The vice versa is also true. IDF outnumbered Hezbollah by 6-to-1 ratio during 2006 Lebanon War, and IDF fared poorly against Hezbollah. And Hezbollah
still have 40,000 rockets pointed at Israel, and Israel is doing nothing about it.
I think the reason for doing poorly has more to do with the tactics of the "enemy" and the inflexability of Israel.
The United States was born from, essentially, terrorism. Our ancestors told the crown to screw off, and when war occured, we didnt honor the
expectations on the battlefield (namely we used hit and run techniques instead of standing ground and firing till done and we also targeted officers /
command staff, which was also a no no since at the time you needed the leadership to "control the men" so to speak).
Vietnam is a perfect exaample of the 180. Ho Chi mihn used guerilla tactics against the allied forces to good sucess. When they launched the tet
offensive against the South / allies, the media reported it as a loss because there were like 50 small towns over run and recaptured by the North /
What was not widely reported was those captured villages didnt remain captured for long, and on the open battlefield the North / VC had their butts
handed to them, at which point they went back to geurilla tactics.
You can apply the same to Israel in Lebanon in 2006. Us in Iraq in 2003 as well as Afghanistan. Our militaries were built upon the doctrine of open
confrontation with the expectation that the enemy would fight in a certain manner.