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|05-16-2009, 04:12 PM||#21|
Join Date: Apr 2008
I would probably go with Cobra.
They have all the cool weapons and gadgets. And I really dig the outfits, especially the Viper!
|05-16-2009, 04:27 PM||#22|
Join Date: Mar 2008
|05-16-2009, 04:56 PM||#23|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
If you talk real army size of just Cobra vs. Joe. Cobra. But that's if they were in an open battlefield. But since alot of the Joes are Special Operations Trained, they wouldn't be in an open battlefield.
So over time Joe.
|05-16-2009, 04:57 PM||#24|
Join Date: Dec 2008
If it were "real" G.I. Joe wins in a slaughter, because "realistically" a threat like Cobra is going to have every military and law-enforcement agency of every free nation (and most non-free nations) rooting it out wherever it crops up.
Cobra Island would get carpet bombed at a minimum, and nuked at maximum.
Every nation in the world (practically) would have "shoot on sight" orders for those freaks in fetish gear and those dudes in blue fatigues with bandanas.
They'd be easy targets too, given Cobra's complete lack of regard for anything approaching tactical camouflage.
Plus "realistically" they won't be able to recruit the "massive army" levels of people that they dredge up in the fictional setting, because even most criminals aren't going to be stupid enough to sign on for a suicide run led by a madman that clearly doesn't give a crap about the lives of his soldiers.
Of course, if you're talking about a straight force-on-force battle (which isn't realistic for either side), then G.I. Joe is at a disadvantage, but how much of a disadvantage is difficult to say, as we've never been given anything approaching actual numbers for Cobra. It could be as small as a few thousand people, most of which aren't particularly well-trained or equipped (given that Vipers and Blue-Shirts are undoubtedly the largest chunk of Cobra's forces).
Last edited by Jmacq1; 05-16-2009 at 04:59 PM..
|05-16-2009, 05:36 PM||#25|
Join Date: Jan 2009
An independent organization would not have the resources to fund the construction of a thousand BUGs, Pogos or whatever other crazy stuff they'd need. There's a reason terrorists all over have used suicide bombings, kidnappings and hijackings for decades, right?
And assuming terror groups all over could unite, gather their funding and construct an island, the Joes could get the U.S. government, with the taxpayers' blessing to sign a blank check to attack the fortress of a very clearly defined enemy.
The ability to invade a hostile area with zero risk of collateral damage? There'd be no confusion or hesitation, just a slaughter until the island was decimated!
Now if a real Cobra had spent time infiltrating our society, like decades or more, like the CGs do, finally striking all over at once and revealing the control they've gained, can you imagine how terrifying that would be? It would be McCarthy era fear come to life!
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