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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Thom. What do you think, should we be throwing money to Iraq now?
    What else were we to expect? When politicians run a war (nation building) havoc reigns supreme during and after the action.

    There is no panacea in this situation. ( can't say I don't have an eye for the obvious ) ... We might do well to keep this problem at arms length for the time being... Judging by history, Apparently, we are unable to track our money and arms distribution; this weeks ally may be next weeks enemy....

    As I have stated before, it sometimes seems a good idea to turn the entire area into a parking lot and build a Walmart... (sarcastic rant off)

    I feel a rant rumbling... I'll quit for now.

    Every crystal ball gazer on the planet forecasted this or similar scenario.

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

    I thought Al Qaeda was " on the run "
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

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    Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance



    Iraq is going down fast. The US should never have pulled troops out. We should have been resolved to be there for decades, like in Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
    Should never have invaded in the first place.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    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.
    If the enemy knows you're leaving, he can stop expending his combat power trying to make you leave. Knowing when you're leaving allows him to organize his forces and set a timetable to launch an offensive.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Should never have invaded in the first place.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I thought Al Qaeda was " on the run "
    They are...in the wrong direction.
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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: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    What else were we to expect? When politicians run a war (nation building) havoc reigns supreme during and after the action.

    There is no panacea in this situation. ( can't say I don't have an eye for the obvious ) ... We might do well to keep this problem at arms length for the time being... Judging by history, Apparently, we are unable to track our money and arms distribution; this weeks ally may be next weeks enemy....

    As I have stated before, it sometimes seems a good idea to turn the entire area into a parking lot and build a Walmart... (sarcastic rant off)

    I feel a rant rumbling... I'll quit for now.

    Every crystal ball gazer on the planet forecasted this or similar scenario.

    Good day to ya' M

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    Well, Right now the real concern is Mosul International Airport.....also they already took the Provincial HQ with their Helicopter Pad. I was hoping the Helicopter wont be there.

    They can't be allowed to grab Planes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I thought Al Qaeda was " on the run "

    On the run ??? Hell ! They were decimated !! Isn't that what we were told ? ( maybe a recent definition change occurred while I wasn't looking.. Decimate, verb; to eat and take a nap before beginning anew ).

    It must be true; the government said it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Grip. They still haven't taken the one in Beiji. Also BO is sending military equipment to help out with.

    If this Abu group gathers much more momentum, we'll have to directly intervene with troops.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, Right now the real concern is Mosul International Airport.....also they already took the Provincial HQ with their Helicopter Pad. I was hoping the Helicopter wont be there.

    They can't be allowed to grab Planes.
    I certainly agree with you on this point... I haven't checked lately, but, don't we have about 20,000 personnel still in Iraq? Maybe the Drone master will take care of that.

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