reply to post by CALGARIAN
I believe it is because of Russia and China.
Iran itself could not compete in a conventional war with the United States of America. They just don't have the resources of the USA.
The Iranians are not to be sniffed at though, there is a reason they havn't been conquered since the days of the mongol hoardes. Islamic fighters are
exremetly protective of 'theirs' and are very very feared soldiers. When you're crouching behind that wall with bullets ripping over your heads, or
through your mate's heads, you're afraid, you're worried and you're scared.
The islamic fighter is not. He may be angry, he may be eager, he may be reloading. But he is not fearful and this way-of-thinking makes them a force
to be reckoned with.
Combine their fanatasism with the political Correctness of the west and they may very well win many-a-battle. The liberal westerners think it's
unacceptable to lose a small number, like 4000 soldiers, to win a war. Which is pathetic when you think about the 60 MILLION who died fighting in the
great war of last century. But the Iranians will gladly fight down to the last man to defend their lands.
That said, if the USA was to fight a full-blown WAR with Iran, and Iran alone, it would win that war, if the liberals had no say.
The reality though, is that Iran would be backed by the super-powers known as Russia and China, which includes all those countries that bend to the
will of Russia and China.
Now, wether or not the USA would win is no longer the issue. The issue becomes: how many TENS OF MILLIONS of lives will be lost in THIS great war?
Because if you think losing 4000 soldiers in Iraq over a ten year period is bad, then you're a fool. A REAL war takes millions and millions of lives.
Upwards of 150,000 were dying in a single day, in a single battle in the 2nd world war. In a mere seven years 60 MILLION were killed. That's no joke.
What would the gutless lefties have been squealing back then?
Well, unfortunately for Adolf Hitler, there WERE no gutless, left wing, politically-correct do-gooders back then.
I sincerely hope the weak liberals are silenced when the next great war breaks out, I don't want the western way of life to be extinguished during my