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    U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    I think we ARE going to see strikes against ISIS in support of the Kurds soon.
    Tens of thousands Christians and other religious minorities are in a dire situation as well
    In today's press conference, Obama seems to be giving in.
    I think it's pretty Dam urgent we act to help them.
    I strongly advocate this, tho not any strikes helping Maliki's mini-Iraq in the South.


    U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq
    ISIS claims control of strategic Mosul Dam, Yazidi community under threat
    Thomson Reuters Posted: Aug 07, 2014 8:42 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014 2:52 PM ET
    U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq - World - CBC News

    U.S. President Barack Obama was said to be considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by Islamic militants, according to a report Thursday in the New York Times.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest later said any U.S. military action would be "very limited in scope" and tied to Iraqi political reforms, adding: "There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq."

    Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that sparked talk of Western military action.

    Reuters photographs showed what appeared to be Islamic State fighters controlling a checkpoint at the border area of the Kurdish semi-autonomous region, little over 30 minutes' drive from Arbil, a city of 1.5 million that is headquarters to the Kurdish regional government and of many businesses.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    another "limited" military action?

    Either ISIS presents a clear and present danger to the US, or it doesn't.

    If it does, then let's declare war on them and wipe them from the face of the Earth, you know, like we did with the Nazis.

    If it doesn't, then let's not be waging any war.

    War is not really peace.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    another "limited" military action?
    Either ISIS presents a clear and present danger to the US, or it doesn't.
    If it does, then let's declare war on them and wipe them from the face of the Earth, you know, like we did with the Nazis.
    If it doesn't, then let's not be waging any war.
    War is not really peace.
    I don't agree, and your choice is a false one.

    I want to help the Kurds, Christians/etc in the North from imminent slaughter, but let Maliki/min-Iran bear the brunt/treasure/lives in the South.
    If ISIS should become a wider threat, then/only then do we need to consider wider action.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Leave Iraq alone.

    Let them clean up their own mess.

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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Leave Iraq alone.

    Let them clean up their own mess.
    A mess we helped to create.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I don't agree, and your choice is a false one.

    I want to help the Kurds, Christians/etc in the North from imminent slaughter, but let Maliki/min-Iran bear the brunt/treasure/lives in the South.
    If ISIS should become a wider threat, then/only then do we need to consider wider action.
    We can help the Kurds by sending them military hardware, but if we're going to get involved any further, then we need to do it all the way. Surely, we must have learned that limited warfare is not a good thing. That was the lesson of Vietnam, of Iraq. Little "military actions" have unintended consequences.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    A mess we helped to create.
    All the more reason to leave them alone...it's their country and their business.

    Offer humanitarian aid but otherwise...butt out.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I don't agree, and your choice is a false one.

    I want to help the Kurds, Christians/etc in the North from imminent slaughter, but let Maliki/min-Iran bear the brunt/treasure/lives in the South.
    If ISIS should become a wider threat, then/only then do we need to consider wider action.
    Then get your damn boots and rifle and head east. Americans are sick of shedding blood and treasure in the ME!
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    All the more reason to leave them alone...it's their country and their business.
    We broke Iraq, so we have some responsibility to rout ISIS.
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    Re: U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    We broke Iraq, so we have some responsibility to rout ISIS.
    then let's declare war and wipe them out.
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