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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Excellent piece on life under ISIS...
    The Islamic State: On the ground in Iraq - CBS News

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Despite our Presidents disdain for the term, we still are fighting the war on terror. Nothing is over, or will be for decades.
    Bush understood this and of course he was right.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    I'm repeating what happened. You're pretending it didn't. I think this is the difference between liberals and conservatives.

    The fundamentals fact of the current Mideast is that Bush/Cheney's ineptitude and arrogance resulted in chaos, including the rise of ISIS.
    You are a liberal therefore anything you say or believe has to have some factual support. Where is it this time?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Bush understood this and of course he was right.
    History (and Obama) have already proven Bush right on this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yay genocide!
    Not genocide. They aren't our problem. We get NOTHING from installing a pro western regime. They eventually become the worst guys and we take all the crap. Did you not learn anything from the Cold War?

    We can't gain popular support because we are the wrong religion, and we want the wrong government. We can't gain government support because we either don't want it (genocidal megalomaniacs with nukes) or they don't want us because we are the wrong government type or we are the wrong religion (secular). We are screwed all the way around.

    Our best bet? Get out. Kill the ones who want to kill us (and are trying). And let it cool down. How many times do they bomb china? Or Iceland? I'm not saying isolationism is a great policy for a nation, but it does work dealing with some regions.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Excellent piece on life under ISIS...
    The Islamic State: On the ground in Iraq - CBS News
    I saw it, gives you some idea of life under ISIL.
    We've all heard it -taxes - looting antiquities ( the ones they don't blow up or destroy)-ransom-oil-I do believe they have a finance minister.
    They bring in 6 million a month I heard?

    This is going to be tough, since they are now melting into the cities,and camouflage targets . Moving out of obvious offices/places into peoples homes.

    They are becoming tougher to separate out from the populace . It's going to take real ground troops to engage them

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Not genocide. They aren't our problem.
    But it is genocide.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    How hard could it be to track the trucks that pick-up and transport the stolen oil and trace it to the buyers? That's part of ISIS bankroll.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    So, to summarize, yes, your cool with supporting ruthless dictators in the middle east who brutalize their own people. Incidentally, after seeing what Arabs do with democracy, I'm sort of inclined to agree. But I do think it's important that we accept this reality, so that when inevitably, the next Shah of Iran scenario occurs, we're not caught blind-sighted.



    Oh yeah, cause it's not like a democrat has never attacked Iraq... oh wait...
    To a certain extent I agree. But was Iran better off under the Shah or under the Ayatolá? The Shah was trying to modernize Iran and bring it into the 20th century which the fundamental Islamist hated. So we have an Iran of today instead of one that the Shah would have brought into the 21st Century. Sometimes it is better to live with what you have. At least the region was fairly stable under these despots. No terrorist training bases or camps and exporting of terrorism under either Qaddafi or Assad. That may not be much, but it was better than what is going on today.

    Democracy is not for everyone in the world, some countries and people who never had it really do not know what to do with it. Was Maliki any better than Saddam, Maliki was elected, Saddam not? Perhaps it is a personal judgement call. Is the chaos and turmoil in Libya with different tribes and factions fighting each other and terrorist moving back into Libya better than it was under the strong arm of Qaddafi? I suppose one must make up his own mind on this, for the security of the United States, I would say not.
    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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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Has anyone considered the possibility that killing those ISIL members isn't really the target of Obama's actions at all...

    What if the real target of these actions isn't anyone in the middle east?

    What if the real target of these actions is the American People?

    What if the objective is to so desensitize, demoralize, and outrage-fatigue the American people, that the outright use of blatant force that we all become numb to having any outrage or surprise at violence.

    Then, when "We-the-People" just don't notice, care, or listen anymore... when we are simply burned out and apathetic... he subtly and slowly begins changing the list of targets.

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