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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

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    Wow! Vietnam again?

    Those old lefties are still around it seems.
    We learned valuable lessons. Too bad the rest of you never did.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

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    Come on! You know that's not always the case. There are also cases in which he's a suicide bomber. Don't forget about all of our guys who have died from roadside IEDs too. These guys blend in with the civilians and THEN pop out with their AK-47s and start shooting. This war is completely different than WWII and is MUCH more similar to Vietnam.
    IED's are the most ineffective weapon that the enemy has in his arsenal. There are more soldiers dieing from heart attacks than IED's.

    The fact that IED's are so ineffective reinforces the old saying that, "the most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle". IOW, you can't replace the infantryman, when it comes to engaging the enemy.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

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    Politely tell them to leave. Then destroy Mecca.

    Why do you believe destroying a place sill cause millions to die? Do you believe they will all die of hear attacks when their realize there is not god named Allah?
    I can assure you destroying Mecca will NOT suddenly make Muslims into Athiests.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    We learned valuable lessons. Too bad the rest of you never did.
    Which lessons would those be?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Which lessons would those be?
    More than happy to help with your education

    The lessons of Vietnam - latimes.com

    http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate...ietnam-out-now

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15821138...s-vietnam-war/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fog_of_War

    those should supply lots of material for you.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    IED's are the most ineffective weapon that the enemy has in his arsenal. There are more soldiers dieing from heart attacks than IED's.

    The fact that IED's are so ineffective reinforces the old saying that, "the most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle". IOW, you can't replace the infantryman, when it comes to engaging the enemy.
    I have to disagree here,IED's in the right hands are very dangerous weapons that had the US military scrambling to find counter measures until proper vehicles like the Buffalo and Cougar were introduced.When troops were getting deployed to Iraq and still getting deployed to Afghanistan,IED training is the most important part of the pre-deployment training they give you because of all the problems we have had with them.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    IED's are the most ineffective weapon that the enemy has in his arsenal. There are more soldiers dieing from heart attacks than IED's.

    The fact that IED's are so ineffective reinforces the old saying that, "the most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle". IOW, you can't replace the infantryman, when it comes to engaging the enemy.
    Our efforts would be far more effective if we took off the kid gloves. Their own religion gives us weapons against them that we don't use because someone in Washington thinks we would offend someone.

    These idiots believe that they will receive all those virgins when they get to heaven for being a martyr. But take a close look at their burial rights and beliefs about treating the dead. For suicide bombers, not much we can do unless we find large enough pieces, but the rest we kill. It is easy, castrate the body so all he can do is look at those virgins once he gets there (according to their beliefs) and then don't give them proper burial rights and cleansing prior to burial, better yet, coat them with pigs blood, making them unclean and unable to enter heaven then cremate them. Show full respect for civilians and those who haven't acted against us but do these things to the insurgents and their recruitment drops through the bottom.

    Maybe even have our ammo coated with pig blood, making them unclean after they have been shot and when they die.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    Yes, Libya did defend out embasy and our people. Libyans died trying to save our people.
    No. Clearly Libya did not. If it turns out they made what efforts they could in good faith then they are excused and we move on to Egypt which clearly did not.
    Bush did horrible on the wars,
    Someone else has already responded. We won quickly. What we did not do and what we need some serious focus is how to wage wars with a view toward what follows. When I was on active duty there was an opportunity while attending the command and general staff college at Leavenworth to also get a masters degree in military history. That degree should spend some time learning how to cope with what follows war.
    that is why we are in so much debt and so hated in the Middle East. We can't solve all of our problems in the Middle East with war.
    Well no. We are in debt because of overwhelming, massive entitlement programs.
    I don't care if we solve our problems there or not so long as anyone who tries to murder an American knows he will be killed in the attempt along with the Cleric and members of the mosque he belonged to.

    We didn't win the Iraq war
    Is Hussein still in power in Iraq? Do the Iraqis run their country? Is there an active WMD program going on in Iraq? Are Iraqis firing on our aircraft regularly? If not I'd say we won.

    and we haven't won the Afganistan war.
    The one term Marxist flexible with our enemies president Barrack Hussein Obama has no intention of winning. If he did the rules of engagement would allow it.

    We lost men, money, and reputation. We lost more than we won, that is why I say we didn't win those wars.
    Limited wars are fought for limited goals. In some cases, like Obama's Afghani Adventure, he never intended to win. He is bleeding the military that he and many other liberals/progressives/socialists/Marxists loath.

    I never said we should take away our rights. However, people should realize how their inflame these situations. Also, freedom of speech was limited constitutionally by the Supreme Court. If speech is designed to inflame and it causes deaths, those who inflamed a situation to the point of it causing deaths can be held accountable for their part in the situation. Like it or not, freedom of speech has its limits.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    Air strikes by drones effective in Waziristan - Washington Times
    ““After the great increase in American drone attacks, we could see very few fighters, particularly foreign militants. Previously, they used to roam around in large numbers fearlessly,” shopkeeper Aslam Wazir told The Washington Times by telephone from Mir Ali.”

    It seems there has been no need to put boots on the ground. The drone strikes are being effective. The use of drone strikes is much more effective than boots on the ground because the drones can get into remote locations easily and they limit collateral damage. They also limit risk for our troops.
    The problems with the Bush was is that he took out the leader of Iraq leaving a power vacuum that he had no plans to deal with. The situation then erupted into a civil was in which we were in the middle of. It also took focus off of Aganistan which was the area the terrorists that committed the 9/11 attacks were thriving. Bush also lost focus on the terrorists and even said he wasn’t focused on getting Bin Laden. Obama put the focus back on the terrorists that threaten our country.
    Yes, I agree that we messed up the rebuilding and security of the people in Iraq. Had we not invaded them to begin with, it would be a non issue now. I can also see why they stopped cheering us. We stepped in to something that wasn’t out business.

    As for Afganistan, I have mixed feelings about that war. But, now that we are in it, I think the drone attacks are being much more effective because now the farmers can make a living again. If they grow drug crops, that is none of our business. We shouldn’t be carrying out drug war overseas. It is a sad side effect to any military action that collateral damage happens. We should only focus on terrorists and take out targets that threaten the US, IMHO. Sending in squads has it’s risks also. Collateral damage is just as likely with boots on the ground as opposed to using drones. It also puts our people at more risk.

    Basically, we had no business going into Iraq. That was the Bush war that could have been avoided. Occupation was inevitable in a war where we are taking out a leader. That was the biggest problem when it came to invading Iraq.
    There are a great many people who delude themselves. No boots on the ground -- no win.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    The one term Marxist flexible with our enemies president Barrack Hussein Obama has no intention of winning.
    What the ****? Only one of those adjectives modifying the subject is even close to correct.
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