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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That was done in 2006. There was no need to stay after that, and soon it will be under Islamic rule. It will be the same in Afghanistan. That's the similarity. Many Americans died between 2006 and now for no good reason.

    Both governments should have been overthrown and then left alone to organize themselves with fewer influences from the stone age.. They can keep terrorizing, and being overthrown if necessary, until they get it right.

    "Leading from behind" means you'll always finish no better than second.
    Again, the question I was asked was if we won the war in Iraq. Since the was was to defeat Sadaams army, the answer is YES.

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    If they can get enough arms in Al Queda hands, they will increase the fear factor wherever they are. Now if you can peddle fear you'll sell lots more arms.. Yessir, it's just good business. War is good business and if business ain't good start more wars. Rocket science, eh?

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Irrelevant to the debate we were having about whether the US military is effective at offense and won the war. Pay attention.
    Not even relevant for that. Having no standard for what you call effective doesn't make it effective.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not even relevant for that. Having no standard for what you call effective doesn't make it effective.
    I already defined my standard. The purpose of the war was to defeat Sadaams army. Whether this was a smart or dumbass purpose is irrelevant to whether the purpose was achieved. Its pretty simple logic.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I already defined my standard. The purpose of the war was to defeat Sadaams army. Whether this was a smart or dumbass purpose is irrelevant to whether the purpose was achieved. Its pretty simple logic.
    Hardly worth the cost and a poor us of the military, thus ineffective.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The goal in Iraq was to toppel the regime. We did that.
    had that been the actual goal we would have left the theatre in a matter of days, NOT years
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Again, the question I was asked was if we won the war in Iraq. Since the was was to defeat Sadaams army, the answer is YES.
    Yes, I agree. But why hang around for another several years after the win? What was that all about?

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, I agree. But why hang around for another several years after the win? What was that all about?

    That's how you use up armaments, vehicles, planes, beaucoup fuel, bullets, bombs, rockets, food, commissaries, tents, tires, dollars, etc. It's called feeding the Corporate Military/Industrial complex. Just keep watching Syria to see the game. We need a "Don't Feed The Corporate Military/Industrial Complex" program recognition software from NSA to eliminate this distortion. Oh well, most people don't believe it and are gonna have to smack their very own lying friggin' eyes, eh?

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    That's how you use up armaments, vehicles, planes, beaucoup fuel, bullets, bombs, rockets, food, commissaries, tents, tires, dollars, etc. It's called feeding the Corporate Military/Industrial complex. Just keep watching Syria to see the game. We need a "Don't Feed The Corporate Military/Industrial Complex" program recognition software from NSA to eliminate this distortion. Oh well, most people don't believe it and are gonna have to smack their very own lying friggin' eyes, eh?
    Some never heard of it.

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    Re: US will supply military weapons to the Syrian rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, I agree. But why hang around for another several years after the win? What was that all about?
    $$$ for the cause (cronies that profit). Nation building is the expensive (but profitable?) part. When the most powerful military on the planet cannot advance beyond a stalemate against an enemy with no air force, no navy and a rag tag (at best) army then you know we have a bad (or non-existant) battle plan. For each $200 enemy sniper or IED attack we respond with $1,000,000 (or so) in "defense" spending including bribing the locals to help us.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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