posted on Nov, 19 2011 @ 03:38 PM
Originally posted by Xeven
I have to wonder if the US and Russia did go at it conventionally and US did hand Russia their rear end would Russia then move to using Nuclear
weapons after seeing their conventional forces slaughtered? Scarry thought but Russia stands no chance conventionally against the US.
The first mistake you made with this comment is underestimating your opponent. For a country on the verge of social and economic collapse that's a
very bad mistake, as the combination of underestimation and problems at home have brought down EVERY single superpower in history.
The US hasn't fought a properly equipped and trained army in seventy years. The US has technology on their side, but the soldiers have been shooting
at people who sleep on hay in huts made of sticks and mud, and they are using leftover WW2 weapons and ammo, who have no training other than how to
pull a trigger. It'd be quite a shock to the system if your platoon, fresh out of many tours in Afghan/Iraq, dropped into Russia in the middle of
winter and had airstrikes and artillery dropping on their head. They haven't every had to deal with that before, minus inaccurate mortars.
As for the topic at hand, I'm glad the Ruskies aren't just rolling over like so many other countries have.
edit on 19-11-2011 by MRedfield
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