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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If not now we soon will.
    I dont know about that, air superiority would require a much larger presence and this was just a strike. Even if assad agrees to not fire on US aircraft, and even if we destroy ISIS anti-air emplacements-there are still many manpads there-those cant be suppressed.

    Now some of our drones can fly far above this, in a low threat environment but it wont be air superiority where we simply dominate from the air.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Oh the Petrodollar...

    This is what happens when you confuse cause, for effect. And you ignore history. You wanna know the reason why we were planning before 9/11 for a war in Iraq? Because we had already been forced into airstrikes against Iraq, and it also might have been because Iraq wasn't being that cooperative. (Oh, and I'm sure the grudge between GW and Saddam had nothing to do with the attempt on his Father's life. I think something like that would probably be taken personal.) Finally, you realize that the military is planning military engagements right now for China? For Pakistan? Is this also because their running away from the Pedropound of whatever? Of course not, that's because the military is always game planning for the current Strategic threats out there. Heck, we had one for Afghanistan, and that's why only hours after the attack we already had special forces inside Afghanistan readying military operations.

    Also, you realize the US doesn't even get the majority of Iraq's Exports right? Hell, we're not even getting the largest cut of Iraq's oil. But I suppose that's something you conveniently missed hmm?
    Shows you have no idea what the petrodollar is. Good day.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Airstrikes have started, lets see if anything substantive comes of it. Knowing Obama this was all show.
    Obama in 2009: F-22 Jets Used to Strike Syria 'Outdated and Unnecessary'

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    ISIS is up to like 30K people I read. How many were killed in the strike vs in the typical day in ISIS territory?
    50k inside Syria.....and 30k in Iraq is what has been reported.

    Here is a map of the Strikes.




    Map of Syria showing air strikes by the US and allies on IS jihadists and Al-Qaeda affiliates....snip~

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What's the point of this?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Here is the thing, you cant win a war against terrorists, you can win a war against a country, but not against an idealology.
    Really? I seem to recall that the overwhelming application of military force for several years put an end to the idealology of Nazism as a serious threat to the world.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I like how you keep forgetting that Al Malicki had no interest in providing a place in his government for the Sunnies which has a lot to do with the situation.
    It certainly exacerbated things but these were foreign fighters who came INTO Iraq.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm all for going after these cockroaches, and I know it's a horribly difficult prospect to do so.

    But I'm certain this will be entirely ineffective, and now Obama wants to arm the very people he laughed off a few weeks ago. This will serve only to arm ISIS further as they defeat this "army" we support and confiscate the weapons we provide. This will only exacerbate the problem.

    Worse still, this is just conveniently timed for the elections in November. A big campaign strategy is at the root of this whole thing. Nice that Obama uses our military in that fashion these days.
    Obama has started and lost wars entirely for politics. Its what he does.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Up until some airplanes hit buildings on our shores? Or even after that?

    These guys aren't going to quit. They are viewing this as a generational conflict, and we need to start treating it as such as well, lest we always get caught on our back foot.
    Despite our Presidents disdain for the term, we still are fighting the war on terror. Nothing is over, or will be for decades.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Yeah since he's a dem he must have ****ed up somewhere huh?
    More like since his actions as sec of state have been remarkably poor. Still, you cant blame him entirely, he's Obamas stooge. Garbage in, garbage out.

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