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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.
    I don't see how any of those are comparable examples. A better analogy would be a country in danger of civil war.

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

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    Iraq army capitulates to Isis militants in four cities | World news | The Guardian


    "Iraqi officials told the Guardian that two divisions of Iraqi soldiers - roughly 30,000 men - simply turned and ran in the face of the assault by an insurgent force of just 800 fighters. Isis extremists roamed freely on Wednesday through the streets of Mosul, openly surprised at the ease with which they took Iraq's second largest city after three days of sporadic fighting.""


    Terrorism works.
    They did NOT want to be captured by these rebels.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    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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    BO said less than 10k is there......plus AQ already has the city and all government facilities. Now they are pushing on towards Baghdad slowly but surely. Have to hope they don't take Beiji too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    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.
    Except of course 96% of the troop loss didn't occur AFTER the end of major military operations in Germany, Japan, and South Korea....

    Germany, Japan, and South Korea didn't have huge internal rifts that dated back to before flintlocks and these rifts are being fed by external agitators.

    We couldn't afford 8 years in Iraq, no way we afford 'decades'.... The Iraqis could afford to wait, they could afford a war of attrition, they have always been there while over the millennia invaders have come and gone since literally the dawn of civilization. We Americans think microwaves are too slow, history is a glossy mirage that barely goes back 200 years.

    Wouldn't matter how long any occupier stays in a 'host' nation, the natives will decide the outcome when ever the occupiers run out of money, determination, or think religious/political sects have suddenly settled centuries of mayhem.

    Germany, Japan, and South Korea didn't have two major bitter rivals being fed by outside sources during the occupation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
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    Iraq army capitulates to Isis militants in four cities | World news | The Guardian


    "Iraqi officials told the Guardian that two divisions of Iraqi soldiers - roughly 30,000 men - simply turned and ran in the face of the assault by an insurgent force of just 800 fighters. Isis extremists roamed freely on Wednesday through the streets of Mosul, openly surprised at the ease with which they took Iraq's second largest city after three days of sporadic fighting.""


    Terrorism works.
    You don't want to be captured by these rebels. Oh No.

    Heya Mbig. Here is a map......looks like the can take Beiji at will.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Mbig. Here is a map......looks like the can take Beiji at will.


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    The Middle of Iraq promises to be a Hell Hole in perpetuity.
    That's what 'we'/the West/UK got for making 3 disparate provinces of the Ottoman Empire into a single country.
    Then.... we tried to keep it one too!
    It keeps getting worse.

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

    We needed to keep permanant bases in all the major cities with all the colaltion forces. British forces should of set up a permnant base in Basra etc. Would of been a similar situation to Northern Ireland and there would of been losses however the region would of been stable.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    The Middle of Iraq promises to be a Hell Hole in perpetuity.
    That's what 'we'/the West/UK got for making 3 disparate provinces of the Ottoman Empire into a single country.
    Then.... we tried to keep it one too!
    It keeps getting worse.

    "Tribes with Flags"
    I haven't heard anything on the Airport. I looked up for Embassy Alerts too. See if State issued warnings to Americans to get out of that region. I think RM mentioned that they were directing flights away from Mosul now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    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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    Thats right they were !!

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    I think the US should seriously consider MY middle east plan for peace

    I think they're just bored.

    What if we dropped in special forces to build a few hundred Golf Courses ( great sand traps out there ), a few Water Parks and a a few Roller coaster here and there.

    Give them something to do.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    But seriously, how long have we had bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea ?

    The Iraqi withdrawal was politicized, a Presidential talking point.

    The last time we bailed like this on a Country Vietnam turned Red.
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