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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, it may be better if we coward in a corner and sucked our collective thumbs but then we wouldn't be safe then either.



    Take a good look at the current situation in Iraq and tell us what the USA accomplished there with its huge expenditure of blood and money.

    Fill us in.

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Take a good look at the current situation in Iraq and tell us what the USA accomplished there with its huge expenditure of blood and money.

    Fill us in.

    Oh.
    The current situation?
    We lost everything we accomplished with blood & money.
    Your turn.
    When & why?

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, it may be better if we coward in a corner and sucked our collective thumbs but then we wouldn't be safe then either.
    What are you talking about j, we weren't ever in any danger from Saddam Hussein, and we weren't cowering in any corners, there was NEVER any threat of a mushroom cloud over a US city. I suspect privately you accept the failure of the Iraq war..
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Oh.
    The current situation?
    We lost everything we accomplished with blood & money.
    Your turn.
    When & why?
    NOTHING was accomplished.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Take a good look at the current situation in Iraq and tell us what the USA accomplished there with its huge expenditure of blood and money.

    Fill us in.
    I can't think of anything useful we have done with our military action since the Korean war. I was involved in one of those wars. If the world has to get along without a global police force then so be it. I'm very much against the Obama agenda except in this one area. I approve of our getting out of the war mongering business. Let's defend our homeland instead of defending everyone else's homeland.

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    NOTHING was accomplished.
    Iraq was stable.
    Obama said so.

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
    I see. So USA Intelligence had been watching ISIS homing in on Mosul and decided not to tell the Iraqis of the approaching danger, or, told the Iraqi defenders to just pack and leave because we can't decide who's side we are on. Those miles long columns of dust moving along must be really tough to spot with satellites or instutional imcompetence reigns supreme among the analysts. Still, since we are supporting the rebels in Syria and this group constitutes "rebels from Syria," then they're our lackeys and armed by us, the USA. Since we really do not stock our Intelligence agencies with dunces, then one can conclude that the operation is, "as planned," and chaos, as in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Egypt, etc., is the specific plan. Good marketing for the War Industries of the World's largest arms marketeer who can proudly proclaim that "War is good business, and business is good." Don't ya' know?

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    NOTHING was accomplished.
    How can you say, "nothing was accomplished?" Keerisst mon, huge profits have been generated for the USA Warmaking National Industries. Raytheon and GE and numerous Military Offense contractors have generated prodigious profits. I believe their direct marketing programs are promoting new wars as we speak. I mean, this is about business and you're worried about blood and money. There's no blood in the Corporate Offices on Wall Street. Sometimes on the streets below when someone's conscience reveals a glimpse of realtiy. Holy Batcrap, but even greater profits are on the horizon as renewed promotional campaigns are creating new markets in Ukraine, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Qatar, Yemen, and numerous Central African Nations that also just happen to have huge untapped natural resources. Business be good, Bubba. Help your Country out and start a new war or wars. Act now, so those wonderful Corporate Arms Manufacturers can move their profits to an overseas tax haven. We can put Military bases there to make sure the Corporate resource extractors are protected and secure and guaranteed profits protected by USA taxpayer protections money. Yessiree Bubba, yours, mine and Grandma's tax dollars will be performing prodigiously to protect those greedmongers from reality, or even a bad dream. Ain't Corporatism just grand? NSA will make sure they know what their competitors are doing and you and I will pay for that, but we don't get no share of the booty, don't ya' know?

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    How can you say, "nothing was accomplished?" Keerisst mon, huge profits have been generated for the USA Warmaking National Industries. Raytheon and GE and numerous Military Offense contractors have generated prodigious profits. I believe their direct marketing programs are promoting new wars as we speak. I mean, this is about business and you're worried about blood and money. There's no blood in the Corporate Offices on Wall Street. Sometimes on the streets below when someone's conscience reveals a glimpse of realtiy. Holy Batcrap, but even greater profits are on the horizon as renewed promotional campaigns are creating new markets in Ukraine, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Qatar, Yemen, and numerous Central African Nations that also just happen to have huge untapped natural resources. Business be good, Bubba. Help your Country out and start a new war or wars. Act now, so those wonderful Corporate Arms Manufacturers can move their profits to an overseas tax haven. We can put Military bases there to make sure the Corporate resource extractors are protected and secure and guaranteed profits protected by USA taxpayer protections money. Yessiree Bubba, yours, mine and Grandma's tax dollars will be performing prodigiously to protect those greedmongers from reality, or even a bad dream. Ain't Corporatism just grand? NSA will make sure they know what their competitors are doing and you and I will pay for that, but we don't get no share of the booty, don't ya' know?
    I stand corrected, I should be so negative.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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