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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Uhm, there's about 1,400 to 1,600 boots on the ground in Iraq that are armed and most are special forces...
    Uhm, not as combat troops, they are there for training, support, defense, etc.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We already have boots on the ground. Just not American boots.
    There are already Americans American forces there.

    The danger is that Obama will want to hold back troops thereby, as in the past, increasing US casualties. For some reason known only to him, perhaps in the interest of fairness, Obama wants to keep the battle close and not take advantage of America's superior military.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You think we're there for human rights?

    Of course, you're right. That's why we intervened in Rwanda. Oh wait..... No, but that's why we jumped right in to Darfur. No, darn. Wait..... Hey we're so concerned about beheadings, that's why we're sending troops to Mexico to fight the drug cartels..... ahh dammit. We aren't.

    Yeah, maybe it's about the oil a little bit. Just maybe.
    You should have waited a little longer.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Uhm, not as combat troops, they are there for training, support, defense, etc.
    You said it, I didn't. Special forces aren't trained for training. They're trained to fight and target the enemy, and before being deployed, they're going quiet for 96 hours...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria[W:354]

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    How? Are you arguing our inaction is genocide? How is it our responsibility to stop it? Additionally...how do you stop it?
    It's the world's responsibility to stop it but others have been slow to join in the fight. It's still the US who does the heavy lifting while other countries watch from the sideline and criticize.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Special forces aren't trained for training.
    Simply untrue, in fact its one of their central missions, has been for decades.

    And besides, Obama himself has said that they aren't there for combat.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Simply untrue, in fact its one of their central missions, has been for decades.
    The main mission is to target and destroy the enemy...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria[W:354]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Helping to install a pro-democracy and human rights government. That's different than what you're proposing. It worked in Japan and it's working in Somalia, Iraq and other countries.
    Japan? Japan does not belong in that list. Japan is Culturally different, it required a complete devastation of the nation, and the dropping of nuclear weapons. That isn't going to happen in the Middle East. We literally went NUCLEAR on Japan. We are, by comparison, might as well be using rubber bands and tape balls.

    And Iraq? How long will it last? Somalia? Yea. That is a real stable nation. I'm not saying that a human rights government is impossible. Or democracy? That isn't either. But the people have to want it. And they have to have the power to maintain it.

    If we get involved in that equation...ANY failure will be blamed on us. And they are destined to fail. At least until they stop with the sharia law and so on.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Because airstrikes win wars.
    Sure they do. Our 1998-1999 Kosovo intervention was conducted entirely with airstrikes, and was very successful.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Simply untrue, in fact its one of their central missions, has been for decades.

    And besides, Obama himself has said that they aren't there for combat.
    Is this the same person who promised to end the war in Iraq? How did that go without a residual force? The man is so arrogant that he ignores his military advisors and thinks wars are a video game...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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