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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Iraq has done **** to stop genocide, that Kurds couldn't do if they had US funding and training.
    When was the last time anyone did anything that couldn't be done by anyone with US funding and training.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    When was the last time anyone did anything that couldn't be done by anyone with US funding and training.
    Russia? China? British?
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Russia? China? British?
    What did they do that could not be done by someone else with US funding and training?

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Russia? China? British?
    Could you give examples of what you mean? I would be interested.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Russia? China? British?
    I dont see these geopolitical adversaries coming together over this. Would it be better to just give our allies bombs and missles so a show can be made dropping them like in Libya? Nations do things because its in their interest, not to merely collaborate

    The world without a US presence wont be a wonderful place where everyone works together. It will be more of this, with the rest of the world turning a blind eye.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What does that even mean. One should only help ones "own people"?
    Absolutely not. R2P would require countries to prevent exterminations. The first in line is the country on the ground. If it cannot, will not or is actually doing the exterminations, then the neighborhood is responsible and should get the Security Council to mandate intervention. If they do not, then others must. But it is absolutely essential in the case of the US to make sure that it is evident to everyone and their dog that the neighborhood and SC failed and was letting the people die.

    Then the US should act in concert with allies and act unilaterally if absolutely necessary.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    This would be very limited but....
    For a good purpose IMO (saving Yazidis, and maybe some Christians), but this opens the doors to Mission Creep.
    Hagel says it "Wouldn't be boots on the ground", but it would be.
    Apparently the UK is agreeable and ready to go as well.
    We've hit their artillery but apparently need to go in physically to break the siege.


    U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Proposal Under Development Could Put Americans in Direct Confrontation with Islamic State Militants
    By DION NISSENBAUM
    Updated Aug. 13, 2014 12:27 a.m. ET
    U.S. Weighs Iraq Rescue Mission to Save Yazidis - WSJ
    Another option, better in my opinion, would be to give them guns and training then let them defend themselves.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    A mass evacuation of Yazidis is unlikely following an assessment by the U.S. State Department and military that found far fewer people were trapped than previously feared. Once believed to be in the tens of thousands, the number of Yazidis in the mountains is "now in the low thousands," Brett McGurk, a deputy assistant secretary of state, told CNN on Wednesday.
    After the rescue: Yazidi family's flight to escape ISIS - CNN.com


    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Another option, better in my opinion, would be to give them guns and training then let them defend themselves.
    Starving women and children, surrounded. Send them to Ranger school?
    Last edited by ecofarm; 08-13-14 at 11:00 PM.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    This is not an Anglo-American problem and we should not make it one.
    What does this even mean?
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What does that even mean. One should only help ones "own people"?
    Beat me to it verbatim. It makes no sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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