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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    You just contradicted yourself. Read it, than said no I'm not clicking on the link. Fib much?
    I didn't "fib" at all nor did I contradict myself - I read your post - it has one line and then a link entitled US, no source, nothing to explain what it is. I have no intention of going on a chase of your choosing. If you've got a point to make, make it.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    As I said, there's nothing new in the ME that wasn't there when Obama made his speech in Egypt in 2009. The only difference is that Obama abandoned the region and now that abandonment is coming home to bite. It's the original point I made about Obama not having a big-picture goal/strategy and now he's just tossing things up hoping something will stick and stop the damage getting worse.
    I believe things in the ME are going exactly how Obama wants them too. His meager actions are just for show; to appear that he's doing something.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    I hope it's to save innocent people.
    I hope it's to kill blood thirsty muslim fanatics.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    To my knowledge, ISIS is a loose affiliation of bad actors with no one place to call home looking to set up a caliphate on any land they're capable of securing. Their total adhesion is to religious fanaticism. They are likely to do a great deal of damage in their 15 minutes of fame but I don't see them lasting or having the ability to formalize a lasting, cohesive, prosperous entity going forward. They are currently armed by Iran and financed through plunder - that is not a recipe for success. But if you want them to prosper, just have America get back in the mess and watch them coalesce as one big happy group of America's enemies.

    Iran is playing it smart, arming them and providing tactical advice. America should do the same, if it wants to get involved. You won't see Iran mounting military offensives in defense of ISIS - why should America mount military offensives in defense of their enemies?
    Haven't you been reading any of my posts? Why should America get involved, really? ISIS is rolling all over Syria, Iraq and now the Kurds, killing 100k's of innocent people. Next, it'll be Turkey and Jordan. That's a recipe for the US military to bring the hurt.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Well that's just cheery coming from a Canadian. Perhaps the Canadians should have stayed longer too. Seems you guys left long before we pulled out.
    Canada was never officially there. Canada was not part of the coalition and initial American adventure into Iraq although we did, secretly, provide logistical and naval support to the operation from our resources in the region at the time.

    Apparently, this is another issue you're woefully ill informed about.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I believe things in the ME are going exactly how Obama wants them too. His meager actions are just for show; to appear that he's doing something.
    I'm not as cynical, but I can appreciate that point of view.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Haven't you been reading any of my posts? Why should America get involved, really? ISIS is rolling all over Syria, Iraq and now the Kurds, killing 100k's of innocent people. Next, it'll be Turkey and Jordan. That's a recipe for the US military to bring the hurt.
    And again, the time for getting involved was 4 years ago, when Syria was first bubbling up, not 4 years later when all hell is breaking loose. If Turkey is attacked, NATO will be involved. If Jordan is attacked, the UN will be involved.

    Let the Iraqi leadership go to the UN for assistance. As long as Maliki is still in charge in Iraq, let them fight their own battles - let him reap what he's sown. I'd be much more inclined to support an American led coalition to enter Ukraine and stand up to the Russians before it's too late.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm not as cynical, but I can appreciate that point of view.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    And again, the time for getting involved was 4 years ago, when Syria was first bubbling up, not 4 years later when all hell is breaking loose. If Turkey is attacked, NATO will be involved. If Jordan is attacked, the UN will be involved.

    Let the Iraqi leadership go to the UN for assistance. As long as Maliki is still in charge in Iraq, let them fight their own battles - let him reap what he's sown. I'd be much more inclined to support an American led coalition to enter Ukraine and stand up to the Russians before it's too late.
    You can't get your head out of the past long enough to see what's current. The President just got off the phone with King Abdullah of Jordan with promises of US defense. The UN couldn't beat up a wet napkin compared to us, nor are they positioned to act quickly.

    The Pentagon has been watching this situation for years and months, knowing they might have to act. It's not matter of "if", it's only a matter of 'when'.

    Stand up to the Russians, huh? Now you're showing your naivete and lack of geopolitical comprehension, because that ain't happening.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The only other option is impotence.
    I hope you mean incompetence
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