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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Thanks for the link.

    In any case, the violent phase of the PKK conflict has ended, so it's unlikely that this will cause regional instability. Allowing the PKK to indirectly pick up weapons and fight alongside Peshmerga is preferable to allowing ISIS to run rampant.
    Right, we seem constantly to be running around stomping on flames that spread from a fire we lit over there!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The whole reason IS is the problem that they are now, is that they were strengthened in part by arms being sent into Syria by the US. So lets just further the problem along.

    All the more reason to take these guys out.....they have taken 3 Iraqi military bases and one of Assad's. They have the best tech to fight with.....US and Russian.

    Past mistakes.....isn't solving any immediate problem with them anyways.

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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Thanks for the link.

    In any case, the violent phase of the PKK conflict has ended, so it's unlikely that this will cause regional instability. Allowing the PKK to indirectly pick up weapons and fight alongside Peshmerga is preferable to allowing ISIS to run rampant.
    Kurdistan was fighting for its existence near the capital. Who wouldn't accept any help offered. It's not as if 'fighting alongside' meant what was implied, that being the use/employment of PKK by the Kurd army for similar ends. The only goal they shared was continued existence.
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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    All the more reason to take these guys out.....they have taken 3 Iraqi military bases and one of Assad's. They have the best tech to fight with.....US and Russian.

    Past mistakes.....isn't solving any immediate problem with them anyways.
    I hear ya man, but I'm fed up with making mistake after mistake with partisan support that comes back to bite us in the ass over and over and over. We need to get our incompetent asses OUT of the ME.

    A U.S. Department of Defense official confirmed that a series of covert supply missions by the Central Intelligence Agency using Iraqi-flagged aircraft had delivered much-needed ammunition and weapons to Irbil at the height of the crisis. Public statements by administration officials indicate that more aid could be in the pipeline.

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/12/3...#storylink=cpy

    Same **** done in Syria that ended up in IS hands.
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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I hear ya man, but I'm fed up with making mistake after mistake with partisan support that comes back to bite us in the ass over and over and over. We need to get our incompetent asses OUT of the ME.


    Look it has nothing to due with Partisan support.....both parties foreign policy people got it wrong in dealing with those in the ME. Yet the bottomline is....if the US had done absolutely nothing. The death toll and all the problems you see there. Would be 10 times greater. As well as ten times harder to control.

    Which say nothing when looking at our own interests by themselves.

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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Look it has nothing to due with Partisan support.....both parties foreign policy people got it wrong in dealing with those in the ME. Yet the bottomline is....if the US had done absolutely nothing. The death toll and all the problems you see there. Would be 10 times greater. As well as ten times harder to control.

    Which say nothing when looking at our own interests by themselves.
    Look at the partisans on the left that covered for Benghazi, which bit us in the ass while covertly running arms from that annex to Turkey, who was tasked with vetting the syrian rebels, but arms fell into the wrong hands and now IS is spreading all over, just as China and Russia warned it would. Incompetence!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    That's an Iraqi problem. Wee shouldn't be involved

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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Look at the partisans on the left that covered for Benghazi, which bit us in the ass while covertly running arms from that annex to Turkey, who was tasked with vetting the syrian rebels, but arms fell into the wrong hands and now IS is spreading all over, just as China and Russia warned it would. Incompetence!
    Yeah, while Russia and Chinas Weapons kept spreading elsewhere.....while Iran and Qatar kept funding Terrorists. Whats forgotten.....is we don't control what they do nor think up to create any other intentional difficulties for us. Nor are we responsible for the actions and intent of others.

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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    That's an Iraqi problem. Wee shouldn't be involved
    We shouldn't intervene in cases of genocide?
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    Re: ISIS massacres 90 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    We shouldn't intervene in cases of genocide?
    In that region, we just need to stay out. Once their culture matures and there isn't a constant state of violence, we can reconsider because at that point there is a chance of lasting good.

    Until then, we need to give up on helping them

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