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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I can agree with you on that.
    Which is good. But I would like to know where you disagree too.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And of course he was correct to a point, but the American people may soon run out of patience.
    Which is simple to remedy: tell us the truth and tell us the threat we're facing. If it is repeatedly said to us what failure to meet those threats means for us support would grow. If our nation requires the maximum amount of support needed to carry out an objective they know how to do it. It boils down to human psychology, man. Advertisers have us figured out. The government, using the resources at their disposal, could, which it has before, saturate us with So-And-So is Public Enemy #1. That whips up support real quick like as does when our enemies kill one of our own. So while public support may be low the government has to stand rigid and if what we're facing requires it the government will get the public to stand beside them at the ready. Nationalism and Patriotism are powerful drivers, man.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Good map to back up that map!
    It was alright.....we have a better one up somewhere. I couldn't find it and didn't want to take anymore time looking. That one doesn't show them taking that City in Lebanon either.

    There are better ones for showing what is under their control. As they expanded in Syria with Al Nusra reaching the Golan Heights. Which we know they now pledged to the Caliphate. They are also the ones with the most Europeans and Americans fighting in their ranks.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I know. Just saying if they do deem to attack its going to be interesting where they attack. Because it may very well help the Syrian state.
    It can't help but help them. Any country harboring the likes of ISIS will certainly be helped by the group's elimination. I think eliminating them will help the entire planet.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But the question is, will this be with or without president Assad's permission. Sense were always harping about sovereign borders and all.
    You don't think ISIS has eliminated the sovreign border? At the moment the area controlled by ISIS belongs neither to Syria or Iraq. At the moment it is sovreign country itself.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Which is good. But I would like to know where you disagree too.
    Just the part where you suggested that were the right strategy applied this (fake and impossible) war on terror could be won, quickly.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Which is simple to remedy: tell us the truth and tell us the threat we're facing. If it is repeatedly said to us what failure to meet those threats means for us support would grow. If our nation requires the maximum amount of support needed to carry out an objective they know how to do it. It boils down to human psychology, man. Advertisers have us figured out. The government, using the resources at their disposal, could, which it has before, saturate us with So-And-So is Public Enemy #1. That whips up support real quick like as does when our enemies kill one of our own. So while public support may be low the government has to stand rigid and if what we're facing requires it the government will get the public to stand beside them at the ready. Nationalism and Patriotism are powerful drivers, man.
    Deliver the propaganda and the gullible, frightened public will support more folly. True enough. "Do we have to wait for the smoking gun in the form of a mushroom cloud over a US city" was fantastic propaganda! Your right, it works. Not on everybody, but usually enough.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    You don't think ISIS has eliminated the sovreign border? At the moment the area controlled by ISIS belongs neither to Syria or Iraq. At the moment it is sovreign country itself.
    What? Syria is sovereign, or no.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    BTW: Both Obama and the self proclaimed war hero John Kerry are on record saying that "geopolitics" are obsolete today in the Twenty First Century.
    BTW, that's a complete fabrication.

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    Re: U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    BTW, that's a complete fabrication.
    The entire Obama administration is a complete fabrication that only a community organiser could fabricate.

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