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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Like like being ruled by a warlord or the church?

    That's pretty much what happens when we don't have a strong central government.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Resolve? His resolve is to impose massive social change here at home. I don't think he has much interest in foreign affairs. And I also don't think that he fundamentally "gets it."
    You are of course right. Any actions there are only meant for politics here, he could not care less.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    The ISIS "source" could be a CIA guy reciting a statement written by a CIA propagandist to encourage the American public to support the commitment of western troops on the ground. In fact, such a scam to sell the new re-branded war to America is entirely likely.










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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You are of course right. Any actions there are only meant for politics here, he could not care less.
    Only a graduate of the finest schools America has to offer would feel smart enough, and superior enough, to want to change the most successful democracy in the history of the world.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    And yet another thread turns into a giant anti-Obama daisy chain involving the usual suspects. You're going to start chafing at this rate.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Here is an ISIS fighter boasting that the air strikes are not militarily effective.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/29/world/...terviews/index.

    Sadly, he is probably right. ISIS is an army of militiamen operating is relatively small groups whose main armoured vehicles are pick up trucks turned into Mad Max style "technicals". Most supplies- and they dont need alot, are requisitioned from the locals (voluntarily, forcibly or coerced) and transported in individual civilian trucks. Likewise, there are not alot of easily demarcated front lines in the fighting.

    As the similarily orgainized Serbs demonstrated in Kosovo, these types of forces mix in with civilians and can be very difficult to identify and stop. Then factor in that ISIS includes members who are veterans of both Iraq and Afghan conflicts who probably have a long list produced list of "dos and donts" produced by Darwinism when it comes to avoiding precision airstrikes.

    In short, my guess is that effective air strikes need US spotters on the ground.
    Breaking news....the enemy declares their foes actions are ineffective.

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    ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    First, we dont live in a direct democracy, and second, dems in battleground states after years of railing against IRAQ as doves are suddenly hawks. These are actual congressional reps, not me.

    Explain to me the democrat way.
    Dont you know? Obama and the democrats are neocons.
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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Only a graduate of the finest schools America has to offer would feel smart enough, and superior enough, to want to change the most successful democracy in the history of the world.
    He's gonna inform you that the US "is not a democracy, we are a republic".

    That's on page 21 of the conservative debate manual, listed under "statements to cloud the issue with when you are losing an argument". You watch.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Only a graduate of the finest schools America has to offer would feel smart enough, and superior enough, to want to change the most successful democracy in the history of the world.
    Despite the lefts track record, they still insist they know utopia is just a few laws away. Its magical thinking.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Yup.

    And he might be a hero for "winning" a "ten year war" a week before the election.

    That's my conspiracy theory anyhow.
    I don't know about 'winning' it but like taking credit for Bush's negotiated Iraqi withdrawal, I'm sure he will at least claim it to be so. And that will be enough for his chickenheads.

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