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

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    That is so desperate it makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Marxism is a dated policy of failure, Capitalism delivers wealth to even the poorest and works better-if it was about building things up you'd be about capitalism-but you never were.
    You are not only extremely desperate to the point you are trying to drive a whole thread off topic to get in a partisan jab... you also don't have a grasp on the meaning of words in the process. How about we get back on topic? The topic has nothing to do with the US economy, Marxism or capitalism. Hope that helps guide you back.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You are not only extremely desperate to the point you are trying to drive a whole thread off topic to get in a partisan jab... you also don't have a grasp on the meaning of words in the process. How about we get back on topic? The topic has nothing to do with the US economy, Marxism or capitalism. Hope that helps guide you back.
    These people are experiencing genocide because Obama left them to the wolves-lets never forget that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    These people are experiencing genocide because Obama left them to the wolves-lets never forget that.
    There you go. Now these jabs have you at least standing in the right ring.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is interesting.
    "A rescue mission could expose U.S. forces to direct fire from the militant group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and that is a risk Mr. Obama may not be willing to accept".

    This decision should be left to the military rather than a politician more interested in the polls than displaying any form of leadership. The US Military, if it has the opportunity to get serious and out of the political realm, would never be too concerned about 'direct fire' or 'risk'. All that would be taken into account and a calculated response quickly forthcoming.
    Yes. Unelected officers should make decisions on military intervention, not elected officials. That's not a dangerous precedent at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Yes. Unelected officers should make decisions on military intervention, not elected officials. That's not a dangerous precedent at all.
    Yeah... I thought it was too damn doofy to even answer. Congrats on being the stronger man that did. lol
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    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.
    Yes, Turkey would gain something out of it and the Kurds would too. PKK would give up fight in Turkey and Kurds would get Kurdistan out of Northern Iraq. Both sides do hate each other but both sides want to be rid of each other. That is a way to do it.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    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.
    Those countries have to work together or US will be back in Iraq and Middle East just as long as the British were and end up as the same fate as the British.. forced out and everything still ****ty.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    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.
    IIRC, Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan actually have fairly good economic and political relations, and they work together against Kurdish insurgents in Turkey. In any case, it doesn't really benefit either of them to have an insane jihadist state on their border.
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    Re: U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    I red some of the posts in this forum and I figured out something. I didn't want to read all of them is what I figured out.

    These people don't have time for "coalition building". Some are old and some are infants. I am not a bleeding heart by any means but this is an easy situation to deal with.

    First, you are not going to get the Kurds and Turkey to work together. The Kurds want part of Turkey. Leave Turkey out of it. They are bi-polar. We can count on the Kurds and they have proven it. The Turks have proven that they are more than willing to squeeze us for money regardless of the cause.

    Second, the smartest thing they have done is talk about CH-47s. An extraction, even of that many people would take a relatively short amount of time. Get some other countries to contribute some support groups through NATO. Maybe some fighter escorts. Make it an Air Assault mission. Make it big and high profile. Bring in some Puffs. There is always the risk of life.

    Ultimately it is Obama's call. I wouldn't want to have to make that decision. Lately he has shown more back bone about his golf rather than making decisions. Kennedy had to make hard decisions. He bucked all of his generals and made the right choice. Obama went to Martha's Vineyard.

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