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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I think being stupid is pretty much an inferior position. Just to recap and a little course correction, was it your position that the young lady be left to fend for herself?
    You seem confused.

    Yes, i believe she is on her own, and to bomb the crap out of those who kidnapped her. If she survives great, if she doesn't then I can only express my sympathy. When we put ourselves in harm's way we have to accept that responsibility.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I'll bet that in her mind she's feeling pretty stupid right now, and wishing she hadn't showed up to help. Projecting motive upon her though is something you can't possibly know. Unless you heard her say she was going to Syria to be a hero!
    My feeling is that she, like many who enter dangerous territory, is acceptive of her fate. Many of those who have been beheaded by Islamists have died silently, stoically and bravely.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Pay it if need be and get her out of there. We should do our utmost to save our citizens. ISIS won't be substantially boosted by such a minor cash infusion and we've done this many times in the past.
    Pay the ransom? Idoicy.

    Pay the ransom, the girl is released...and ISIS kidnaps more Americans because apparently it's a profitable venture. America is seen as spineless and can be easily bullied into paying ransom for citizens.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh, is that suppose to let Bush off the hook? He created the power vacuum in Iraq.
    He didn't create a power vacuum. When we left, there was a semi-stable government in place.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You are comparing Mexico to the middle east. They are very different.
    Mexico - lawless
    Middle East - lawless

    seem similar to me.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You seem confused.

    Yes, i believe she is on her own, and to bomb the crap out of those who kidnapped her. If she survives great, if she doesn't then I can only express my sympathy. When we put ourselves in harm's way we have to accept that responsibility.
    Yeah, I figured that to be your position. Glad that you have zero influence on American policy.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    My feeling is that she, like many who enter dangerous territory, is acceptive of her fate. Many of those who have been beheaded by Islamists have died silently, stoically and bravely.
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    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    He didn't create a power vacuum. When we left, there was a semi-stable government in place.
    Wrong, it was an unequal government from its inception and never would have answered. Look, its arrogant to think you can go conduct regime change and declare democracy, and then walk away. You either don't leave at all after forcing people to do something at gun point or you you change people's minds and hearts thru peaceful means. But the US is the snot nosed kid on the block in terms of age, and as such inexperienced at it. Worst thing is that, democracy is quite threatened at home and civil liberties are eroding daily, yet were trying to force democracy at gun point over yonder, and we have people, here on this board even, that defend both.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Mexico - lawless
    Middle East - lawless

    seem similar to me.
    You may have an insight.

    Mexico -Funny hats

    Middle East - Funny hats.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Cephus!?!? Did you read what Grant said to me? It's his position that the ME's oil belongs to the world. I was pointing out his position in my post you quoted. I believe that the ME oil belongs to the citizens of the ME and they should nationalise it and enjoy the proceeds.
    What they choose to do with their natural resources is their business, not yours. We have no say whatsoever.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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