Originally Posted by ys
Very good knowledge.. That's what they teach in your school? Talking a lot of nonsense about something you have no idea about? Saddam is tough. Check his biography, it is available on cnn.com.
Bin Laden is apparently very evil man, but to deny that he is an exceptionally brave man is simply brainless.
I am pretty sure that they are much braver than those American servicemen from Airforce.. One of European journalists who had accreditation on one of US carriers said that this people could hardly be even called military. They don't take more risk than the pilots of airlines. Combat, they say? No combat. Our task is to deliver a payload ( bombs ) to some certain point, that's our job and we do that. Whether we kill some people by that, we don't think about that, ew just do our job. I guess it sleeps better with a logics like that..
I have no doubts that Bin Laden is a very brave man, maybe Saddam is, I am sure Hitler was, and I know you haven't said that but I want to make clear that being brave isn't necessary a good thing.
Regarding the pilots that don't take risk, what do you expect? the times of knights and honour are long gone. With technology the need to make contact with the enemy became less and less important, first were the bullets that made contact instead of swords or spears, now they are the bombs and missiles.
the objective is to win, not to be a hero, in modern war, courage doesn't win, technology, resources, intelligence and strategy do, at the end, it's what matters (from a military point of view).