posted on Apr, 15 2003 @ 05:42 PM
I would say it definitely scared the countries on the Axis of Evil list.
Iran is lying on it's back showing it's balls, Syria is on the defence, blustering away and North Korea looks like it's making concessions for
talks. Libya and Cuba, by and large, have kept their mouths shut.
The nature of this warfare was probably what worried them the most.
This was fast, hard and devastating. Once the US gains air superiority it has forces at it's disposal which can travel incredible distances in short
times and deliver overwhelming fire power. The flexibility that this gives the military commanders in the field is not available to any other country
in the world. Add to that precision weapons, the best technology, highly motivated and trained troops and an ability to adapt to a battlefield within
a moment's notice and you have the most awesome conventional fighting machine ever assembled. There isn't a single country in the world that can
stand up to such military might. Couple it with a few more countries (ie, UK, Australia et al) and you have something that can bring down any regime
conventionally in a matter of weeks or a few months.
The only reason you might be unconcerned about a force like that is if you believe Bush wouldn't use it. Problem for them is that he just has.
Sure, some dudes might look like they don't have a care in the world. But don't believe it. They're crapping their pants.