Middle-east power - Page 5




 
--
 
January 22nd, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
Quote:
Of-course, Israeli military is best in Middle East but it has not faced any formidable enemy yet!
No no Egpy, syria and jordan all at the same time. Not even a real war.
January 22nd, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
Indeed. But that was 33 years ago! Relative military strengths may or may not have changed since then. I still wouldn't disupte Israel being on first place though. I'd put Turkey on 2nd for sure if it wasn't for their lack of modern MBTs. Germany was going to sell them Leo2s but then didn't. So they still rely on the ol' Leo1.

oRTouCH , where did you get those stats from?
January 23rd, 2006  
TBA_PAKI
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
No no Egpy, syria and jordan all at the same time. Not even a real war.
Yes!

Israel has beated coalition of these 3 nations in 2 wars. The combat power of Israeli military is excellent.

Especially, its Airforce and Air Defence Network is a big challenge!

But still look at the ferocity of Iranian resistance. 8 years of damn war!

I mean! Israel would require lots of funds to fight such a long war. Although it will get assistance from US but still fighting a decade long war is too much!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
Please note what I said: IF Israel and Iran are located on border and Israel must fight alone without USA support, then Iran would conquer Israel very soon.

Also, 1973 is 30 years ago, you can't compare a army of 30 years ago with now. If you mention the 8 years Iraq/Iran war, then at that time almost ALL world was supporting Iraq, Iran was basically alone, yet Iraq couldn't defeat Iran.

Of course Israel has better weapons than Iran has, but the marge is not that high. Just imagine an army of 70 million men's country vs a a couple of million men's country, both with reasonably well equiped armies. Israel is TOO small to defend too long time. Isael is good at offensive for a short time, but cannot last long, their resources for war are too limited (if without USA support).
Well you and I do understand the potentails of Iran in warfare but still I tend to disagree that IRAN will over-run Israel very soon!

I mean, Israel might not be able to occupy IRAN but still it cannot be over-run by Iran in short time, given the weapons superiority and fighting experience of Israelis!

This might not be even possible as given the facts that:

-> Nuclear Weapons of Israel
-> Israel has a formidable Airforce
-> This is not a Kuwait vs IRAQ contest

But what if IRAN gets Nuclear Weapons?

Anyways, then I think that forget about war, even a small skirmish will not be possible between these two nations!
--
January 24th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
On the whole "Is Turkey in the middle east" issue:

Geographically, Turkey is as much a part of the middle east as Egypt is a part of Africa, because most of Turkey is in the Asian continent, while most of Egypt is on the African continent.

A tiny fraction of Turkey is on the European continent while a tiny fraction of Egypt is on the Asian continent. So this should settle that.
January 25th, 2006  
CanadianCombat
 
 
Quote:
Military expenditures - dollar figure 2003
Data source: 2003 CIA World Factbook

1 United States $ 276,700,000,000
2 China $ 55,910,000,000
3 France $ 46,500,000,000
4 Japan $ 39,520,000,000
5 Germany $ 38,800,000,000
6 United Kingdom $ 31,700,000,000
7 Italy $ 20,200,000,000
8 Saudi Arabia $ 18,300,000,000
9 Brazil $ 13,408,000,000
10 Korea, South $ 13,094,300,000
11 India $ 11,520,000,000
12 Australia $ 11,390,000,000
13 Iran $ 9,700,000,000
14 Israel $ 8,970,000,000
15 Spain $ 8,600,000,000
16 Turkey $ 8,100,000,000
17 Canada $ 7,861,000,000
18 Taiwan $ 7,574,000,000
19 Netherlands $ 6,500,000,000
20 Greece $ 6,120,000,000
21 Korea, North $ 5,217,400,000
22 Singapore $ 4,470,000,000
23 Sweden $ 4,395,000,000
24 Argentina $ 4,300,000,000
25 Egypt $ 4,040,000,000
This is an unreliable source because half of these countries spending has gone up, for example USA,UK,China,Canada,Iran and so on.
January 25th, 2006  
oRTouCH
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohmar Deathstrike

oRTouCH , where did you get those stats from?

You are rite man.. These informations are old... sorry to have posted you that old informations...
January 25th, 2006  
oRTouCH
 
 
But I still say that Turkish army is stronger than Iranian...
January 25th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadianCombat
This is an unreliable source because half of these countries spending has gone up, for example USA,UK,China,Canada,Iran and so on.
Yeah, and Russia isn't even on the list!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by oRTouCH
You are rite man.. These informations are old... sorry to have posted you that old informations...
When I said "where did you get your stats from", I didn't mean "your stats suck", I actually wanted to know

Because in all honesty, I think you've posted them in a way that is a bit awkward to read and was hoping that your source had them in an easier layout.
July 24th, 2009  
adiga
 
why didn't any one mention Jordan?
we had a great victory in Al-Karama battle
July 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
But overall you got your butts kicked pretty comprehensively.