The tip of an iceberg really gives no clear indication of just how big the iceberg really is. In the same regards one might well desire to contemplate not just a nation one deems to attack but also that nations "big brother(s)." "China Will Not Hesitate To Protect Iran Even With A Third World War" | ZeroHedge Below is an islamo propaganda flick... [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Fbx5R9ex0]Iran Russia China Friendship - YouTube[/ame] ...& though pathetically obvious in it's suggestive tone, the fact of the matter is that... Iran is NOT alone. While manpower is certainly not everything regarding modern warfare, the below link... People's Liberation Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ...offers some stark realities regarding some of the possible "manpower" regarding a conflict between the west & Iran. I am not saying that Iran get a free ticket to ride but certainly a 'common sense' approach would be well advised.