Spin it any way you want .. our Canadian military is, for the most part, a joke .. and I am happy for that .. I have had 3 relatives serve in the Afghan situation and had many relatives serve and die for Canada .. what they died for only history can judge ..
Sorry for your losses, however I feel that you're letting the bad taste they left in your mouth dictate your opinions, rather than real actual facts.
Statistically, I would love to see you do more than pull your "info" out of your nether region .. based on statistics I have found, Canada has the 54th ranked Armed Forces group by size, Iran is 6th .. we have 128,000 folk in uniform and Iran has 3,833,000 .. do our snipers have that many bullets do you think? ..
This isn't the 12th century where the king sends his entire army to fight the other kings entire army on some open plain. Numbers don't matter as much as they used to. Technology, reconnaissance, budget... There are so many factors. As Sharpshooter pointed out, Iran spends 9 billion on defense, Canada, 21 billion. Iranian soldiers are equipped with outdated AK's and Type 56's whereas Canadian soldiers wear body armour, use advanced weaponry, and have gone through rigorous training. A large battle in modern war would probably have a few thousand men on each side. Take for example, the Second Battle of Fallujah.
The battle proved to be the bloodiest of the war and the bloodiest battle involving American troops since the Vietnam War.
There were approximately 18 thousand soldiers involved. When you take numbers away, all thats left is tactics and technology, which Canada clearly outclasses Iran in.
Not to mention Canada also has a superior air force and navy...
Edited by TheClumsyGoalie, 07 September 2012 - 05:39 PM.