The rising of an Empire and the future invasion of Europe! - Page 16




 
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September 25th, 2004  
Lupos
 
 
Think of it this way, remember the final battle at the Black Gate of Mordor in Return of the King. The massive horde of orcs charging at the last of the men from all sides, well that is kinda what it will look like. Everything will be about intimidation and swift strikes before anyone can see what hit them.
Imagine still how intimidating 3 million of those guys charging at you in all black robes and scarves over their faces. Some with swords and some with AK's (if you have that many people charging you might as well throw in a few guys swinging swords around and cutting heads off while carrying them around), some will have the classic bomb strapped to their chest.
Though there are people who will refuse to be intimidated and others who will fight their fear, the majority of westerners will run to find a hiding place leaving the valiant to fight their battles. The west will win in the end, but it will be a long road.
September 25th, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
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Although I think our invasion of Iraq bought us some time maybe 5 or 10 years.
Why do you say this?
September 25th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Oh look, its a dead horse wea can all beat up on!
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September 26th, 2004  
Lupos
 
 
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Oh look, its a dead horse wea can all beat up on!
True, true.
September 27th, 2004  
gladius
 
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Originally Posted by gladius
Although I think our invasion of Iraq bought us some time maybe 5 or 10 years.
Why do you say this?
Just guessing, but by bringing somesort of democracy, and a strong US precense in there we may stabilize the area a bit. This may cause a temporary setback on radicalism, once a bit of prosperity comes in and ocupies the peoples minds. However after the democracy is established, and the return to the status-quo has happened, this will actually make it easier for a radical government or even the Mahdi to take over.
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
By the way things are, the only serious factors in a defense of Europe would be the US, UK and perhaps Germany.
You might as well forget about the French because they'll only get in the way. The Dutch are pretty good though. Not convinced about the Belgians one bit.
The Islamic forces probably cannot launch a conventional assault that's good enough to counter the European armies, no matter how lousy the European infantrymen might turn out to be.
The real war is behind the lines in the cities etc. and it is going on today and the results are rather mixed.
September 27th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
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French because they'll only get in the way
Really? an country with houndreds of modern MBTs, a good Air-Force and one of the largest navys in the world will get in the way? The French may not have done well in WWII, but try and get through the Forieghn Legion or the French Carrier Task Groups, and see what youll get.
September 27th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
I don't know that he was referring to their military ability as much as their political history. Remember the Forgien Legion is well forgien their alligence is more to the legion than France.
September 27th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Yes, and they will fight to death. Other than that, the French will fight along side europe.....They are not stupid.
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
It has more to do with their politics. During crisis situations, you need decisions made quick. They will make things slow down at least 3 times. I can see the Dutch, Germans, Brits and other players working together but throwing in the French I think it'd be a bureaucratic quagmire.

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Originally Posted by SHERMAN
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French because they'll only get in the way
Really? an country with houndreds of modern MBTs, a good Air-Force and one of the largest navys in the world will get in the way? The French may not have done well in WWII, but try and get through the Forieghn Legion or the French Carrier Task Groups, and see what youll get.