"I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that."--Donald Rumsfeld, November 14, 2002
Remember the Iraq war? Well, here are a couple of comparisons for those who are planning our next cakewalk in Iran:
Iran: 78.47 million
Iraq 2003: 25.96 million
Iran: Army: Frontline and Reserve Personnel: 2,345,000
Navy: 397 ships
Air Force: 471 aircraft
Iraq 2003: Army: 375,000 troops
Navy: virtually totally destroyed during 1991 Gulf war, and never rebuilt
Air Force: Estimated 90 flyable planes
And this time we will be going in with absolutely no allies. As in the last two wars in the Middle East, Israel will have to stay out, or we will risk a unified Muslim front against us, stretching over a third of the world.
The fools that think we can go halfway around the world and defeat an army that is vastly larger than the one next door that made total idiots of our government- well, of course, they are the same fools that think we can go on ignoring global warming, and somehow the mess will get cleaned up; the same fools that think the free marked fixes everything. Greed, not reality, is their guiding light, so don't be surprised if they actually find a way to start a war with Iran. Just don't have any illusions that we will win that war. It will be a military blunder that will make even the Iraq war look like a minor incident- it will be more like the Austrian invasion of Serbia in 1914, which not only made the Austrians look like one of the most pathetic military powers on earth, but managed to start a world war that killed 20 million people. And the next world war killed 50 million. How many do you think we could go for this time?