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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    This is just unbelievable! Sitting ducks is now what we are! I just heard a few minutes that we're bombing Syria, too - I sure hope we got their permission to do so, because we were warned by the UN....
    I heard it was on the border of Syria and Iraq....20 some targets. ???? But even the NYT is reporting a week of bombing in Iraq has done little to nothing.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/wo...ikes.html?_r=0

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I saw no prime time press conference where Obama said we are. We didn't declare war. So you tell me.
    Of course we are at war, and you know it. Anything else is semantics, and politics (which of course both parties engage in; the Democrats don't have the monopoly on it). It's kind of risible to make arguments about this. When you send a bunch of jets, Tomahawks, and bombers, and rain them over 30,000 extremists, you or Kerry or Obama or Fox News can call it whatever you want, but it's war. Now, what you are doing is that instead of rallying behind our troops and our CiC as any conservative used to do in the past, all that you want is to assign blame and find irrelevant points to criticize. Shame on you.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Our enemy operates out of his country.
    ISIS is also Assad's enemy.
    I doubt the Syrian regime will complain very loudly.
    Obama's red lines wont get many complaints either.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    What happened to "in time of war, we stand behind the commander-in-chief"?

    Shame on the partisan speech above. Both Bush and Obama committed blunders in Iraq, and both contributed to the mess we have today. No need to single them out, at this point.

    What is important now is to decimate the extremists who have beheaded two Americans, countless other foreigners, and their own people, and will undoubtedly become a threat to our national interests and even our homeland (we don't want a terrorist haven there; they will end up committing 9/11-like attacks here).

    So, let's stand behind our pilots and sailors who are bombing those f....ers, and put down the partisan divisions, will you?

    Now, if we can bomb them sufficiently and several other countries in the region including several Arab states put boots on the ground, we can win this without further risking our troops. If it doesn't work, then I'm sure there will be reassessment and American boots will go in.

    For now, let's just support our CiC and our brave pilots, and hope that none of our aircraft is brought down.

    Me, I love America and put it *way* above partisan politics. Shame on all Americans who don't think like me.
    Stick a sock in it. One can not stand behind anything unless it can respect it. When you have a Commander in Chief who has shown himself to be so incompetent as the one now serving, only a fool would support such a thing.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    Of course we are at war, and you know it. Anything else is semantics, and politics (which of course both parties engage in; the Democrats don't have the monopoly on it). It's kind of risible to make arguments about this. When you send a bunch of jets, Tomahawks, and bombers, and rain them over 30,000 extremists, you or Kerry or Obama or Fox News can call it whatever you want, but it's war. Now, what you are doing is that instead of rallying behind our troops and our CiC as any conservative used to do in the past, all that you want is to assign blame and find irrelevant points to criticize. Shame on you.
    So why can't the white house get its story straight? Any why wont Obama send in troops when thats whats needed to win the war?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Stick a sock in it. One can not stand behind anything unless it can respect it. When you have a Commander in Chief who has shown himself to be so incompetent as the one now serving, only a fool would support such a thing.
    Sign me up, and call me a fool, then. In the past such "fools" were called patriots. Yes, I *will* stand behind our troops and our CiC when we are fighting foreign enemies, regardless of how foolish you think it is.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I heard it was on the border of Syria and Iraq....20 some targets. ???? But even the NYT is reporting a week of bombing in Iraq has done little to nothing.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/wo...ikes.html?_r=0
    The stikes in Iraq were for politics-Obama is taking a beating and his party has an election in 6 weeks. It was never intended to solve the problem or defeat the enemy. If its not a solution in Iraq, it wont be in Syria.

    Obama is failing like its cool.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Good Lord. President Ding Dong is now arming the same "soldiers" he called a fantasy a few weeks ago?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama's red lines wont get many complaints either.
    Non-sequitur much?
    Look, I can see you're flailing around here.
    Why don't you take a break, get your thoughts in order, and criticize Obama for something else.
    I'm sure you can think of another issue.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So why can't the white house get its story straight? Any why wont Obama send in troops when thats whats needed to win the war?
    I couldn't care less what the WH calls it, since like I said it's semantics and politics and in such times I don't really pay attention to partisan politics.
    About ground troops, it's not like there won't be any. There are Kurds, Iraqis, moderate Syrians, and apparently some 10 other countries in this coalition, and even Iran outside of the coalition but already sending people. If we get a good air campaign and other troops do the ground invasions, maybe we'll avoid having to send in our foot soldiers. However, like I said, if it doesn't work, the Pentagon has already mentioned that American troops might be necessary, and I'm confident that there will be adjustments and reassessments.

    I think ISIS is not as strong as a regular national army. If their equipment, training centers, command centers, etc., get bombed to oblivion, then it could be relatively easy for the troops coming from multiple points to just go in and slaughter them.

    So, instead of playing partisan politics, let's wait and see what happens, shall we?

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