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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Very true, and let's not forget in mosques and schools and hospitals. ISIS knows how we operate and ISIS knows how to turn our humanitarian instincts against us. It is a good thing that no Hitler or Tojo has arisen today. IF we fought WWII like we been fighting our wars since Vietnam, those two would have won.
    Absolutely. Propaganda is vital to how these terrorists operate.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Sure. BTW most of Iraqs oil is in the south, and ISIS isn't there. Weird, huh?
    Of all the terrorist/fundamentalist/radical attacks in the history of the middle east, from your memory, how many of them have been against the oil fields? In any country.

    I can't think of a single one from memory.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's what I'm saying.

    The enemy is practically telling America it wants them to send troops back in.

    That's gotta tell you something.

    If the enemy is goading you very strongly to do something, chances are it could be a mistake.

    I think it's obvious they believe, we'll eventually switch to helping them by fighting against Assad and his Russian backers. We didn't even hit ISIL first, but rather another group of former AQ members called the Khorasan Group that were planning imminent attacks against the US and Western interests.

    When you have such a mess of different interests and adversaries all mixed up, they can easily turn. All it would take is for Syrian troops to miscalculate, like they did with a fighter getting shot down over the Golan Heights.


    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    But its not small, its systemic, its growing, and its coming for the west.
    Thats enough for me.
    Nah, I'd still do unpredictable strategies (SPEC OPS) first, before I uncorked the mighty war machine. Just because we have the biggest, doesn't require that we utilize it every time.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Absolutely. Propaganda is vital to how these terrorists operate.
    You're brainwashed, my friend. Not seeing the forest for the trees.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    How quickly CONs forget the recent past. The Northern Alliance couldn't deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan until the USofA started a bombing campaign in support... did you forget that????
    No. Did you forget we also fought with them on the ground? (boots on the ground)

    Incidentally, but the N.A. and our forces used horses so that we wouldn't be hit by friendly fire. Our air assets killed anything that moved that wasn't on a horse.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You're brainwashed, my friend. Not seeing the forest for the trees.
    Propaganda, and finance as well as a militant wing are required. This is how terrorist groups operate-is this news to you?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I could be wrong, but I believe Israel would come to the aid, perhaps quietly, of Jordan should they be attacked as IS has suggested.
    Perhaps, and maybe even the reverse. ISIS has inflamed the world, not just the west.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Of all the terrorist/fundamentalist/radical attacks in the history of the middle east, from your memory, how many of them have been against the oil fields? In any country.

    I can't think of a single one from memory.
    Saddam blew Kuwait's oil fields as he withdrew in 91, and he tried the same in southern Iraq in 2003. IIRC AQ tried the same a few times as well until the Brits guarding those fields killed them.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Saddam blew Kuwait's oil fields as he withdrew in 91, and he tried the same in southern Iraq in 2003. IIRC AQ tried the same a few times as well until the Brits guarding those fields killed them.
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    Sadaam was a government, and our enemy, so it would make sense that he did that.

    Thousands of Americans gave their lives so that we could kick that bastard out of power.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If we were under the same kind of threat, we would. But times have changed. The idea now is to depose tyrants and foster democracy; that costs a lot less blood and treasure.
    Hmm, perhaps we are no better than all those old colonial rulers. We decide which tyrants must and the form of government those countries will have once the tyrants are disposed of. Instead of colonialism, we call it nation building. Look at what that has got us. A Libya which is much worst off than under Khadafi, chaos and turmoil reign. Different tribes are fight each other and terrorist have moved back into Libya to use it as training grounds again.

    Instead of letting the Afghani go back to tribal rule with each tribe ruling their own little corner of Afghanistan along with the shifting alliances, we alienated over half the tribes of the Northern Alliance. All 14 tribes were once our allies, now half of them would like nothing better than to kill us. Mainly because we forced our brand of government on them instead of letting them choose their own. I do not think I have to say a thing about Iraq.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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