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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    you summed it all up -just for Iraq it has to be moe the Shi'a militias, or even a Shi'a army - they did go on a limited offensive the other day. Fallujah,Tikrit, I think. That's a long way to go to dislodging ISIL -even if they take those towns.

    Syria: this group is a big swing one way or the other, see what happens, but there aren't permanent allainces
    Syrian rebels deny truce deal with Islamic State - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

    I wonder the same thing..
    The middle east has always been a place of shifting alliances. For that matter I guess that applies to the world as a whole. The only thing I know for sure is that I don't have an answer and the way it looks, neither does anyone else.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The middle east has always been a place of shifting alliances. For that matter I guess that applies to the world as a whole. The only thing I know for sure is that I don't have an answer and the way it looks, neither does anyone else.
    I mentioned this as it is prolly the biggest "Syrian moderate" group.
    I thought it to be an informative link if you care to read.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Okay, guess I misunderstood or perhaps spaced right over it. Not overtly they are not. Did Syria ever sign a peace treaty with Israel? There was quite a lot of talk about that years ago.
    I wasn't clear--trying to put beer in the fridge and post at the same time. As far as I can tell there is no Syrian-Israeli oeace treaty.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria[W:354]

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Then let the world take the risks. We have been for about 80 years.
    The US has always been there, as has Australia when needed. The trouble is that most of the rest of the world can no longer defend themselves and the US cannot risk this cancer growing. This need to act, unfairly as it is, has been thrust upon them. And of course having a Community Organizer from Chicago in charge of something this big does not inspire confidence in anyone.

    If Obama left the decisions up to the US military then I think there would be a coalition force much more quickly,

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I think the best policy is to force ISIS into a position of stalemate.
    I think the best policy is to create a great black blotch on the Iraqi sands.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    I'm a chess player - much appreciate the term/idea. Stalemate means no caliphate, but partitioning of Iraq. I'm good with that.

    Just "check" these guys like perpetual check on the chessboard
    That only works if they play the same game. There was a cartoon once along those lines and Obama shouted "Bingo!"

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    You guys talk like that's all we have in the tool box. The tomahawks are mostly used in the first phase to take out C & C to allow aircraft to be used later when it's safer.
    It appears the Right is just itching to send more US troops to Iraq to die, so they can say little prayers and trick low information voters in Southern States. Again.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Turkish regulars would stand a better chance IMO against ISIS and would probably find an unlikely ally in the Iraqi Kurds......
    Turkey is very fearful of getting involved. The risk there, as everywhere but to a larger degree for the Turks, is domestic terrorism.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    It appears the Right is just itching to send more US troops to Iraq to die, so they can say little prayers and trick low information voters in Southern States. Again.
    Righties want boots in the fighting for many reasons.

    They'll accuse Obama of breaking his long-standing promise while doing exactly what they want.
    They know the boots on the ground will split the DEM party.

    They know Americans are against boots in the fighting and play shameful politics before an election .
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    ISIS is way more sophisticated than the "normal" terrorist group...
    More sophisticated it seems than you know who.

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