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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Actually the invasion of Iraq probably did the most to spread Al Qaeda into Iraq.

    Syria is in a civil war...what exactly should the President be doing? Supporting a dictator? Support a rebellion that has known jihadist?
    wow.. you may not want to post about things your unsure of..

    what spreads the jihad is the koran and the maddrasses... along with apathy to confront the jihad..

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Concentrate. Where did I say ALL ISLAMISTS ARE AQ?

    The red herrings and names aren't strengthening your case.
    It's not a red herring. You cannot condemn all Islamists for what a small minority (AQ) wants for the world.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Agreed. I just hope that:

    1. They don't end up flying / crashing planes again over here (or other acts over here)
    2. We don't have to go over there and do it all over again (although this second time, I'm thinking it'll be far more drones than troops on the ground)



    Quite appropriate, from my view.
    Agreed on all counts. I think the drone solution, while not definitive is the most palatable to a number of nations.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's not a red herring. You cannot condemn all Islamists for what a small minority (AQ) wants for the world.
    how many is that 'small" minority?.. you may want to start in the Millions... and giving them a country is laughable as thats not their goal..

    should we give them Jordan?..

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Until recently, US policy was stabilizing in Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qutar, etc. You can't cherry pick.
    We destabilize when its in our own best interest-but we have a very limited capacity in that regard, short of full scale military intervention.
    Btw, the drone war that you supported in an earlier post, is radicalising and creating more anger towards the US due to the fact that it kills ten innocent civilians for every one "alleged" enemy combatant. ALLEGED I draw attention to as well.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Btw, the drone war that you supported in an earlier post, is radicalising and creating more anger towards the US due to the fact that it kills ten innocent civilians for every one "alleged" enemy combatant. ALLEGED I draw attention to as well.
    Nonsense....

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's not a red herring. You cannot condemn all Islamists for what a small minority (AQ) wants for the world.
    You are a broken record. The hills you are picking to make a stand on are elucidating.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    how many is that 'small" minority?.. you may want to start in the Millions... and giving them a country is laughable as thats not their goal..

    should we give them Jordan?..
    As far as they are concerned (in their own words) the WORLD is theirs. We are just in the way.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    how many is that 'small" minority?.. you may want to start in the Millions... and giving them a country is laughable as thats not their goal..

    should we give them Jordan?..
    Giving them a country was a sarcastic suggestion by another poster and my response was in kind. As to the number of AQ, can you post a link defending your numbers claim?

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Btw, the drone war that you supported in an earlier post, is radicalising and creating more anger towards the US due to the fact that it kills ten innocent civilians for every one "alleged" enemy combatant. ALLEGED I draw attention to as well.
    The drone war is a low visibility highly effective and safe way gather intelligence and strike when needed. Its not the best (ground intelligence and ground forces would be), but its a workable solution that has absolutely gutted much of the senior leadership in the ME. Its turned AQ from a top-down terrorist group to a generally less effective bottom up group in those regions. I have no reason to think it wont do the same in Asia and Africa.

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