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    • Tacticus
    • 27.03.12 | 17:21 (IST)

    History is full of leaders who took their nation to war, confident of victory, but in underestimation their foes, or the conditions they would need to fight in, they brought disaster. The mighty Spanish Armarda sailed to invade England, and was sunk by bad weather and smaller, faster Engslish ships, Napoleon march 600,000 troops into Russia, only 50,000 make it back to France. Hitler did the same, with 3 million men. They were also defeated by the Soviet winter and the Russians, who followed them all the way back to Berlin. What is the IAF flys off to Iran and does not come back? or comes back to find it's runways under constant missile attack? Or while it's away, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt takes the opportunity to wage war on Israel with their US made tanks and F16s? Wars are very unpredictable, and you can never know what will happen...

    from the article: Germany official: Meeting with Israel's Barak left me 'more concerned' of war with Iran
    First published 16:58 27.03.12 | Last updated 16:58 27.03.12
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