At 6/14/06 02:34 PM, Reapsy wrote:
At 6/14/06 01:41 PM, UnmutteringMatt wrote:
lol im afraid thats not personal opinion either. I was looking at statisctics a few weeks ago concerning US troops in Iraq they're insanely crap. I'm not saying the British army is the best in the world, but 50 Black Watch managed to replace and outshine 200 american GI's. So that means one scottish soldier is equivalent to 4 American GI's. And concerning the rest of their army training their Delta Force barely live up to British Royal Marine Commandos, while the SAS (our special forces) is the best anti-terror unit in the world. And lets not get started on the friendly fire stories from Iraq. Some of them u cant even believe could be perpetrated by a human oragization. its pitiful. like american attack chopper's destroying Challenger MkII's and Hercules transport chopper's. Idiots. We've lost 101 soldiers in the Iraqi conflict so far (it was 101 last time i looked in the paper) and about 20 of them have been american friendly fire we would be doing better without them they get in the way.
At 6/14/06 01:35 PM, Reapsy wrote:
simply there for morale because their army is the least skilled in the entire world)
You truly don't believe that, I hope.
and Concerning WW2 american military organization was so behind they had to be forced to accept women, let black men sleep in the same barracks as white men, and that tanks were a weapon for the battliefield by British commanders. the lsit goes on with 100 eyar old traditions they still had until we told them they were idiots.
Actually, if I remember correctly, the friendly fire incidents took place early in the war with new recruits, in the middle of the night after quite a few skirmishes with the enemy during the day. Also, why would you compare the Black Watch to general issue soldiers? Seriously?
If the British army could do so much better than the US Army, why don't they take the United States' place, and send in 125,000 more troops? I'm not saying the British military sucks, though. It's a great military, just some of your facts are incorrect. Also, you've lost 131 in the conflict.
Percentage of soldiers lost relative to those deployed:
Americans: 2,492 killed in Iraq (including more than just hostile engagements; most from 'IEDs') Approximately 1.8%
Brits: 131 killed in Iraq (more than just hostile engagements) approximately 1.5%
Anywho, yes. We talk different. Methinks that we'll eventually have to get used to it, hurhurhur.