Any chance of a healthy debate between us aviation types? This may have been discussed in other threads (please correct me if this is the case) but any thoughts on this hypothetical question/situation? Thinking about World War Two. Germany invades various countries around its borders, heads in two different directions towards Britain and Russia. Italy takes sides, and miles of land are taken, and the allies are given a good beating. Thousands are killed. All within a few years. Present day situation. Does anyone think in this day and age, is it feasible for a single country to do what Germany did back in 1939 ? Here's a hypothetical situation. Late 2002, Iraq invades Kuwait. In just 48 hours Kuwait is taken. Iraq then invades across the border into Saudi. Saudi puts up a fight, but three weeks later the capital is taken. Saudi surrenders. Iraq changes direction, and moves into Iran but not before launching a chemical attack on Iran's capital. Iran surrenders within a week. UAE's is taken a week later, followed by a push into Yemen and Oman. Saddam takes control of a vast oil producing area. This is a hypothetical situation. But, is it feasible today, for a country to do something like this (Balkans/Middle East/Asia/Americas/Africa) on it's own, striking and moving within hours and days, not weeks/months, in lightening moves, taking country by country around it's borders? Just as the situation back in 1939. I got thinking about this because it usually takes a few weeks of debate in the UN before movement takes place for a force to build up before going in. Plus Ive been working since 5am this morning, and the mind wanders at this time.