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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    They wanted us out, we left. Now they can suck it. Maybe Iran will come to their rescue this time.
    The only problem with that is the group taking over is also in control of a large area of Syria. They're only 70 miles form Baghdad, then they'll take the oil fields and tell us to go suck it.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I am not exactly sure, but I think we have not been there for a year or so. So I am pretty sure they knew we are not there whether not anything was said about the matter.
    December of 2011 was when we pulled the last troops out of Iraq. At the request of the Iraqi government I might add. I might add that I am also pretty sure the insurgents know we are not going back into Iraq for a third time. I think this kind of shows the folly of nation building and/or forcing a type of government upon the Iraqi people they didn't want.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Pirate .....they have taken hostages in that Turk Embassy. So the Turks now have a chance to show why they should be part of NATO. Don't you think?
    This is an IMAX Big Screen Preview of coming attractions in the ME. It will be interesting to observe the Turk's reactions..

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    This is an IMAX Big Screen Preview of coming attractions in the ME. It will be interesting to observe the Turk's reactions..

    Damn!

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    Heya Thom. What do you think, should we be throwing money to Iraq now?



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    Washington (AFP) - Washington will try to help the as many as half a million people who have fled fierce fighting in Iraq, the nominee to be the next US envoy to Baghdad said Wednesday.

    His testimony came a day after the fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, to the Sunni militants and amid police reports that ISIL fighters also took the northern city of Tikrit in fighting Wednesday.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    What can you really do? The one thing we can't do is sit there in a sand pit for decades, watching them. Just give them education and leave.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by DylanTerpstra View Post
    What can you really do? The one thing we can't do is sit there in a sand pit for decades, watching them. Just give them education and leave.
    I think Joe Biden, then a senator from Delaware had the right idea. But his suggestion was scorn, pillared and he was laughed at. Right after the capture of Saddam and before our nation building began Senator Joe suggested dividing up Iraq into 3 parts. The Kurds could have their own little country, the same for the Shia and the Sunni. Once done, bring the boys home.

    Each could have formed the type of government they wanted and the laws to live under. Instead we forced democracy upon them and tried to make 3 different sects of people who never did get along with each other to get along with each other in the name of democracy.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    The only problem with that is the group taking over is also in control of a large area of Syria. They're only 70 miles form Baghdad, then they'll take the oil fields and tell us to go suck it.
    Heya Grip. They still haven't taken the one in Beiji. Also BO is sending military equipment to help out with.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When we told then we were leaving, cum **** or bleed, they started building up their combat power. 12 month after we are fully withdrawn, they were ready to launch an offensive.
    I think they were already doing that, and have been for some time. Telling them the obvious doesn't do anything for them. I could be wrong and not seeing something here.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    Heya UM. Erdogan called an Emergency Meeting. Plus of course the UN condemned AQ for taking the Turks Embassy.

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