posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 03:35 PM
I'm with Zaphod on this. Iran isn't one to be laughed off or under-estimated. This is NO Iraq or Libya that relied almost entirely on imports to
have anything to fight with. Iran has a very mature and long developed domestic arms industry and production base. They've become masters at taking
what should be hangar queens good for nothing but spare parts and making serviceable aircraft to last far longer than anyone would imagine. That kind
of ingenuity is what has served OUR OWN history so well in so many instances.
Sure...Their Navy and flying boats look silly to the point of outright laughable. However, even there, there is nothing funny about what I see. Oh,
sure, I laughed at first....then I got to asking myself..WHY? When they have what may as well be unlimited funds they COULD devote ...why come up with
Well... when you're ENTIRE naval strategy revolves around the control of a choke point and THAT is largely based around mining it repeatedly over a
sustained and prolonged conflict? You want boats that can operate in that VERY hostile environment of their own making ......when no one else can
either safely or quickly. They can buzz around our mine sweeps like gnats on a summer day and lose 90% of their whole force if need be, while still
sinking our clearing vessels.
Iranians don't have near the cutting edge tech we do, but they've been exceptionally clever in how they compensate for that. They've also watched,
front row center seats for recording our full capabilities across THREE wars now, right on their borders, with the luxury of watching while under no
threat. I'll bet they haven't missed much for strength and weakness.