posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 02:51 AM
Originally posted by Trajan
reply to post by SLAYER69
Iran and Iraq fought to a standstill because Iran didn't want to counter invade Iraq.
I appreciate the zeal and enthusiasm but that is simply not true.
There were numerous battles where Iran took the initiative into Iraq.
Not a single Iranian soldier stepped foot in Iraq because they didn't want to or need to. If they had they would've suffered heavy casualties
but would've driven through Saddam's heart.
I hope you don't really believe that?
Operation Karbala-5 was an offensive carried out by Iran in an effort to capture the Iraqi port city of Basra in early 1987. This battle, known
for its extensive casualties and ferocious conditions, was the biggest battle of the war and proved to be the beginning of the end of the Iran-Iraq
War. With the Iran-Iraq War in its seventh year, both sides were determined to break the stalemate. Iran’s target was the city of Basra, which was
both a key port and vital oil
Operation Kheibar was an Iranian offensive in the Iran-Iraq War. This operation was part of the Battle of the Marshes. After the unsuccessful
Operation Dawn V in southern Iraq, Iran opened a new front at the lakes of the Hawizeh Marshes. 250,000 Iranian men swept through the Iraqi desert and
were met by a mechanized force that slaughtered them. Iran needed air-support but lacked spare parts for the American-made planes. This became a
I could post more but I'll let the following map speak for itself.
Also, the Iraqi army was strangled by economic sanctions before the US launched its invasion in early 2003. The Iraqi Air Force didn't take to
the skies and fight, and vast swathes of the Iraqi army didn't even take to the field. It was largely left to the Mujahadeen and paramilitary forces
who fought the US.
I was referring to Gulf War-I 1991 which was what I meant by "Soon after"
Nice try though.
Iran has spent the last 20 years arming itself for conflict and instilled a fanatical pride in their people
I'm not advocating a war with Iran but I've heard this line before. Meanwhile the US/West have been sitting with their hands in their pockets.
Just saying is all
Iran isn't some army forced to fight for a dictator but they are a (largely) volunteer force armed with some pretty significant
Yes mostly Russian and Chinese made. We've heard this one too. I think the US/West are also mainly all volunteer forces as well.
Iran is 12th on the world power rankings.. Iraq is 30th..
Yes Iraq is now ranked 30th. Wonder who got them there? They were ranked 5th. Which is higher than Iran's present 12th place.
But I digress
Iran is more powerful than a large amount of nuclear armed nations and they don't have 'The Bomb' which is pretty impressive.
News Flash I think that's what all those super secret Nuclear bunkers are all about. That, or all those scientist are really just squirreled away down
there playing Worlds of Warcraft
If Iran was so easy to walk over, the US would've done it by now. They are bloody fanatical and willing to die for Mahdi..
I'm sorry I've heard this line of Bravado before.
Let's run it down by the numbers. If the US/West really wanted to take Iran out they would have done so decades ago or even somehow blamed 9/11 on
them or even after they were done with Saddam when they still had over 275,000 troops stationed right next door which they could have done something
then but didn't.
Good luck trying to walk over them like you did Iraq (who still kept you bogged down for nearly a decade).
That's the problem with some posters.
The definition of the word Hypothetical is beyond them.
edit on 26-8-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)