Iranians "unable to take Australians" - Page 2




 
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June 22nd, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
As it should... now, who the hell are you?
June 23rd, 2007  
major liability
 
 
Wow, I would've thought for sure that it would've come down to a shootout if they resisted the Iranians.

Aussies know how to do it right!
June 25th, 2007  
Anthony__
 
 
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Originally Posted by bulldogg
As it should... now, who the hell are you?

Lol who am I? No one special mate!
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June 25th, 2007  
Grimmy
 
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Originally Posted by major liability
Wow, I would've thought for sure that it would've come down to a shootout if they resisted the Iranians.
These were most likely just simple probes.

There was an Iraqi/US Army combined patrol that was tested by an Iranian incursion across the border some time ago as well. That one did end up with a shootout. Some Iranians dead, a couple Iraqi either captured or run off.

The usual purpose of such operations isn't necessarily to draw fire or start a shoot em up, but to "test the waters" and see who's gonna stand and who's gonna fold.

Then again, these may, each and all of them, been operations planned and conducted by local leaders with little or no command and control from above.

It's not always possible to judge and/or predict an enemy according to our own systems. Sometimes, in armies where strength of personality or perceived purity of belief are viewed as important, weirdness can spark up all on it's own.

Think of it as the same type of issue as anthropomorphizing the behavior of animals.
 


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