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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    This is why generals should stick to tactical and stay away from strategic.

    This guy seems willing to throw American lives out the window to try and police the world...when policing the world is none of America's business.
    And all it does is cost trillions of dollars America does not have, create more resentment and hatred of Americans and (worst of all) get brave Americans killed/permanently injured fighting other people's battles.

    Generals are for tactics and logistics...NOT politics.

    If he wants to try and start wars - he should resign and run for office.

    Otherwise, I wish he would keep his Neocon ideology to himself.
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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    This is why generals should stick to tactical and stay away from strategic.

    This guy seems willing to throw American lives out the window to try and police the world...when policing the world is none of America's business.
    And all it does is cost trillions of dollars America does not have, create more resentment and hatred of Americans and (worst of all) get brave Americans killed/permanently injured fighting other people's battles.

    Generals are for tactics and logistics...NOT politics.

    I wish they would remember that.
    While I agree on principle with what you're saying, and don't believe a current military officer should be getting involved publicly in political matters, aren't you concerned in the least that we now have a terrorist organization that clearly would love to kill as many Americans as possible in control of half of Iraq?

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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    While I agree on principle with what you're saying, and don't believe a current military officer should be getting involved publicly in political matters, aren't you concerned in the least that we now have a terrorist organization that clearly would love to kill as many Americans as possible in control of half of Iraq?
    Not in the slightest...I think of ISIS as just another phase of Iraq changing into what it eventually will become...three countries; one Kurdish, one Sunni and one Shia.
    ISIS is run by extremists. I assume they will be tossed out by moderates eventually (extremists rarely stay in power for long). But right now, they represent the Sunni's best hope for getting power, so the latter support them...for now.
    Iraq, IMO, should be left alone to work out it's own problems and decide for itself what shape it wants to take.

    As for terrorists?
    You don't here of al-Queda bombing China much. Why? Because China does not interfere in the Middle East on a military basis...they just use economics. They don't prop up corrupt Middle Eastern regimes (like Saudi Arabia) or drone strike countries in that region when they feel like it. They just use old fashioned commerce to get what they want.

    If America did that and left the Middle East to sort itself out (less then 25% of America's imported oil comes from the Persian Gulf anyway)...eventually terrorists would care less about killing Americans.
    Plus, less American soldiers would die/get permanently injured and huge amounts of U.S. tax dollars would be saved.

    U.S. Total Crude Oil and Products Imports
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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Not in the slightest...I think of ISIS as just another phase of Iraq changing into what it eventually will become...three countries; one Kurdish, one Sunni and one Shia.
    ISIS is run by extremists. I assume they will be tossed out by moderates eventually (extremists rarely stay in power for long). But right now, they represent the Sunni's best hope for getting power, so they support them...for now.
    Iraq, IMO, should be left alone to work out it's own problems and decide for itself what shape it wants to take.
    Oh yeah, giving the Arabs the the ability to vote is a great idea when they elect the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Also, we're talking about an organization that was too brutal for Al Qaeda, you really think they're letting go of power. Finally, what happened the last time we let a radical Islamist government have control of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    As for terrorists?
    You don't here of al-Queda bombing China much. Why? Because China does not interfere in the Middle East on a military basis...they just use economics. They don't prop up corrupt Middle Eastern regimes (like Saudi Arabia) or drone strike countries in that region when they feel like it. They just use old fashioned commerce to get what they want.

    If America did that and left the Middle East to sort itself out (less then 25% of America's imported oil comes from the Persian Gulf anyway)...eventually terrorists would care less about killing Americans.
    Plus, less American soldiers would die/get permanently injured and huge amounts of U.S. tax dollars would be saved.

    U.S. Total Crude Oil and Products Imports
    Now you're just showing how little you know about China and it's problems with radical Islamist. Allow me to enlighten you:

    Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    And regarding of China and Iraq's oil.....

    China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom

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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You got to love this guy, he tells it like it is......we should have more senior officers like him..........


    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-ma...191600744.html
    Plus pink slips for those in battle. Sending pink slips to a war zone | New York Post

    And over 500 generals have gone since Obama took over.

    This is no accident. Few will want to serve in the United States military again when they know they'll get pink slipped and will, as in Iraq and Afghanistan, have been injured or seen their loved ones die for nothing. It's a modern tragedy on the highest scale.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9uZdfqv3Hc

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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Oh yeah, giving the Arabs the the ability to vote is a great idea when they elect the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Also, we're talking about an organization that was too brutal for Al Qaeda, you really think they're letting go of power. Finally, what happened the last time we let a radical Islamist government have control of a country?
    So you are suggesting taking away their ability to vote?

    That is ridiculous and backwards.


    Now you're just showing how little you know about China and it's problems with radical Islamist. Allow me to enlighten you:

    Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    And regarding of China and Iraq's oil.....

    China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom


    I said al Queda attacking China over their Middle Eastern policy...not internal Chinese terrorist problems.

    Try reading what I actually type.


    And of course China are benefitting...they are not butting in militarily and are willing to pay for the oil and it benefits them...which was my point.




    You are clearly a waste of my time on this.

    We are done...good day.
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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So you are suggesting taking away their ability to vote?

    Okaaaaaaaaaay.

    That is ridiculous and backwards.
    Is it? Look at the result of Arab Democracy: You have the Muslim Brotherhood being elected in Egypt, Palestinians electing in Hamas, Iraq voting in a sectarian government that is the root of this problem.... where is Democracy in the Middle East not causing us more problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post


    I said al Queda attacking China over their Middle Eastern policy...not internal Chinese terrorist problems.

    Try reading what I actually type.

    You are clearly a waste of my time on this.

    We are done...good day.
    If you are going to argue that the US desire for oil is a cause for hostilities in the Middle east, you cannot logically turn around and deny that China's involvement in the Middle East and wanting it's oil plays no part. You can't have it both ways, but if you can't stand up to debate then that is fine. Good day to you as well.

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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The American people wisely want nothing to do with war in the Middle East. Lets keep it that way. The military is often like a kid who simply has toys they want to play with. One way to avoid that is not keep giving them so many new toys.
    So what if the United States doesn't want a war in the Middle East. Does that mean others don't want a war with you?

    The Unites States has already shown themselves retreating in the major confrontations of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan for a history of three losses and no wins. The US has, or had, the finest military and armaments in the world yet their record shows only cut and run.

    Do you really believe, with all the leftists in the United States, that anyone is now afraid of America??

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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    So what if the United States doesn't want a war in the Middle East. Does that mean others don't want a war with you?

    The Unites States has already shown themselves retreating in the major confrontations of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan for a history of three losses and no wins. The US has, or had, the finest military and armaments in the world yet their record shows only cut and run.

    Do you really believe, with all the leftists in the United States, that anyone is now afraid of America??
    The three conflicts that you mentioned were NOT US defeats. There's a point that (unless you can't to begin colonizing... which at this point might not be a bad idea) their own people have to stand or fall on their own. It's not our fault they can't get their **** together.

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    Re: Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    The three conflicts that you mentioned were NOT US defeats. There's a point that (unless you can't to begin colonizing... which at this point might not be a bad idea) their own people have to stand or fall on their own. It's not our fault they can't get their **** together.
    We have seen the photos of Americans scrambling to leave Vietnam. We know terrorists will win the war in Iraq, with the United States not even having a drop of oil they were accused being the reason they were there. In Afghanistan they were being defeated by a third world bunch of goat herders, a deserter is the hero, and the main subject of conversation in any possible conflict is 'exit strategy'.

    Do people who intend to win ever talk of an 'exit strategy'? Only today's Americans, as far as I can tell.

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