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

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Nope. This is a situation where the US should go to Kurds, Turkey, Iran, Israel and Syria (yes, Syria) and build a coalition to break ISIS. Enemies need to become Frenemies for this. Israel can provide refuge. Syria can fight ISIS in Syria. Turkey can sweep down to the area pushing ISIS out, Kurds can push from the East to the West with Iranian help. For this, Kurds would get a state and give up claims in Turkey. Iran and US/Israel would have a talking relationship. Two birds, One stone.

    But alas some don't see the chances here and would rather force American forces down the throat of the region again. These countries won't learn to work together or be cordial with each other if they have the US fix the problems all the time. It's about time the middle eastern countries work together.
    You actually think you can build a coalition with Turkey and Kurds in it together? They are damn near as mortal enemies as Sunnis vs Shi'ites.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Beat me to it verbatim. It makes no sense.
    I figure the idea was shared responsibility and other countries stepping up. Iirc, the poster agreed, if no help was offered then it was on us.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 08-13-14 at 11:07 PM.

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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.
    In that region, every time we fund and train people to fight we end up in a fight with them.
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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
    The US doesn't really have a good track record when it comes to becoming militarily involved humanitarian issues...

    On a sidenote: for all those people that think the US is evil, just saying it's not like you see Russia rushing to the aid of these people...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    The US doesn't really have a good track record when it comes to becoming militarily involved humanitarian issues...

    On a sidenote: for all those people that think the US is evil, just saying it's not like you see Russia rushing to the aid of these people...
    What are you talking about? Disaster relief and other humanitarian services are a high profile and successful way to project power in the world.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What are you talking about? Disaster relief and other humanitarian services are a high profile and successful way to project power in the world.
    And a giant show of compassion which in turn has you viewed not as the great satan but as someone you'd like. Construction over destruction wins out in the long run.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What are you talking about? Disaster relief and other humanitarian services are a high profile and successful way to project power in the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    And a giant show of compassion which in turn has you viewed not as the great satan but as someone you'd like. Construction over destruction wins out in the long run.
    Wasn't really talking about Disaster relief.

    I was thinking more of how we originally got involved in Lebanon and Somalia because of their humanitarian crises... we all know who those turned out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Construction over destruction wins out in the long run.
    I wish it was that simple, if it was we wouldnt have so many marxists in this nation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Wasn't really talking about Disaster relief.

    I was thinking more of how we originally got involved in Lebanon and Somalia because of their humanitarian crises... we all know who those turned out.
    Gotcha... I still think genocide is a line that can't be crossed.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I wish it was that simple, if it was we wouldnt have so many marxists in this nation.
    That is so desperate it makes no sense.
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