Page 43 of 81 FirstFirst ... 33414243444553 ... LastLast
Results 421 to 430 of 807

Thread: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria[W:354]

  1. #421
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    I didn't say they didn't want democracy. They just didn't want us occupying their country.
    Then what did you mean when you said "No the mistake was going in there the in the first place trying to re-brand a country in our image when they didn't ask for it"?. If you weren't talking 'democracy' what did you mean?

    The key to understand what was happening is in this paragraph.
    Mr. Maliki's new majority depends partly on followers of anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. But Mr. Biden credited Mr. Maliki for denying Mr. Sadr's bloc any control of Iraqi security, while forming a government with full buy-in from Iraq's main factions of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.
    Malaki had to deal with different factions publicly but everyone knew, or should have known, that Iraq couldn't survive without US military presence. Do you believe that if Obama knew what was going to happen he would still have withdrawn all US troops? And if Malaki forced the US to withdraw why did Biden call it 'the greatest achievement'? Or Obama call it 'stable'. and that he was pulling out the troops as per his election promise?

    This is really something you should read, and it quotes Barrack Obama directly. Barack Obama declares Iraq war a success | World news | The Guardian

    And for those who are piling on Obama for withdrawing. You do realize that A 2008 (Pre Obama) security deal between Washington and Baghdad called for all American forces to leave Iraq by 2011? If anything Obama extended our stay there.
    That was the SOFA agreement which was expiring and expected to be re-negotiated.

  2. #422
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep.....now ISIS will look to play the Hamas game and hope that the MS Media will report all those innocent deaths. The women.....oh and of course the Children. They want the MS media to keep reporting that and make that into an issue. Especially with the terrorists going underground, hiding and blending in with the civilian population.
    Absolutely, however in Syria the state runs the media unlike Israel, so we wont see it nearly as much.

  3. #423
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well so far with all those Demo Underground talking points.....you didn't think you were actually amazing anyone with all that so called intellect.....did you? Think first.....remember!
    Hows this for democrat talking points?

  4. #424
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Obama WAS keeping a small presence in Iraq to keep the peace but it exploded anyway.

    Dubya's doctrine was to support a corrupt government under Maliki which made ISIS possible, I may dislike Obama but he was strictly following Dubya's policy on this.

    So Dubya is as much to blame for getting the US into this mess as Obama has. If Saddam Hussein had stayed in power this wouldnt have happened. All Dubya did was replace a brutal dictator who tortured his own people with a group of sadistic terrorists who are exporting their war internationally- Bush Jr. has done more to help terrorists than any previous president and Obama is just as bad.
    "Dubya" is no longer President, and Iraq destabilized under Obama-the guy who started flinging bombs last night. The same guy who pulled all military forces out of Iraq despite his own military staff telling him not to-they warned him of this exact issue and Obama decided to go for votes over any security-and now many people are dead.

    Its on Obama.

  5. #425
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, just so i have this straight, liberals hated Bush for going into the ME so much so that they put in a guy that was sure to abruptly pull out as fast as he could, and when that is shown to be a complete mistake, its still not his fault?

    Wow! Amazing....
    Thats how it works! Obama is a brilliant leader and when he fails, its someone else's fault. Very nuanced and subtle, isn't it?

  6. #426
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Hows this for democrat talking points?


    BO has announced we were successful.....and they hit Khorasan due to them going into their final phase of an attack in Europe or here.




    Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Jr., Director of Operations J3, speaks about the operations in Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during a news conference at the Pentagon. In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Mayville, the Pentagon’s operations chief, said that the Khorasan Group was nearing “the execution phase of an attack either in Europe or the homeland." ......snip~




    Pictures showing what U.S. officials say was an ISIL finance center in Syria show a view before (L) and after it was struck by a Tomahawk missile in handouts released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) September 23, 2014. The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.....snip~

    Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

  7. #427
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This may answer that question Pero. It has to do with Khorasan/ Former AQ. Yeah and ISIS already moved its leadership and clerics out of there. 2 weeks ago they started hiding equip and tech. Including the Scuds they took from Assad. 14 attacks on ISIS with Air Strikes and 47 Tomahawks were fired. They hit ISIS' HQ to, unfortunately nobody was home.....at the time. Also 8 strikes on Khorasan.




    US Syria raids also aimed at thwarting attack plot: Pentagon.....


    US forces staging the first strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria also targeted a separate extremist group plotting an imminent attack against US and Western forces, the Pentagon said. In the air strikes against IS jihadists, the US was aided by Arab allies Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, it said.

    Eight US air strikes were also aimed at the hardline Khorasan Group which is made up of former Al-Qaeda operatives, the Pentagon said in a statement. "The United States has also taken action to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned Al-Qaeda veterans -- sometimes referred to as the Khorasan Group -- who have established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations," the statement said.....snip~

    U.S. Syria raids also aimed at thwarting attack plot: Pentagon
    Usually, the President notifies the country just after an attack as taken place, but the chump in chief notified ISIS 10+ days ago that we were going to strike-so they have had plenty of time to hide.

  8. #428
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I doubt that many of the ISIS people who have been killed by U.S. airstrikes will agree with you.

    The U.S. military can put a lot of bombs and missiles on a lot of targets in a short period of time.
    ISIS is up to like 30K people I read. How many were killed in the strike vs in the typical day in ISIS territory?

  9. #429
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria[W:354]

    Some more pics.




    Pictures showing an ISIL Command and Control Center in Syria before (L) and after it was struck by bombs dropped by a U.S. F-22 fighter jet are seen in handouts released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) September 23, 2014. This was the first time the F22 was used in a combat role according to the DOD. The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.



    Smoke rises following explosions in Syria near the border with the Israeli occupied Golan Heights September 23, 2014. Israel shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday, saying the aircraft crossed the battle lines of Syria's civil war and flew over the Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident.....snip~

  10. #430
    Light△Bender

    grip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    ☚ ☛
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,199
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, one can note how all the Sunni would have no trouble sending in their Air power into Syria......if we had not been part of this, this does not happen due to Assad's Anti Air. As well as all then noticing that Sectarian divide for what it really is. Which to the Saud and the Sunni far outweighs the Dictator Assad.

    Al Sadr in Iraq is already stirring up the Shia and wants the US out of Iraq. Which really they don't care so much for the Kurds either.
    I'm not sure we had any other choice than to strike ISIL in Syria, and we may eventually have to do more. Once we committed to that area, we assumed responsibility somewhat for the outcome. Also, they're not going to stop trying to target US assets and soil going unchallenged. We need to make the peoples of those areas uninspired to attack us or commit genocide on others.

    I've really failed to see the style of our fighting as anything but about image than success. I, personally, have never hit someone, just enough, to encourage them into punching my face. I either commit full on or run, but I don't half ass it.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Page 43 of 81 FirstFirst ... 33414243444553 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •