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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Of course, that's not exactly how it happened either, but I do not expect honesty from you.
    How did it exactly happen?

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Of course, that's not exactly how it happened either, but I do not expect honesty from you.
    Its exactly how it happened, Kobie. Obama gave them over a weeks notice. Why defend the lie?

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its exactly how it happened, Kobie. Obama gave them over a weeks notice. Why defend the lie?
    He did not say "we start bombing in 10 days." He did not say where we'd be bombing. I'm not the one lying here.
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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He did not say "we start bombing in 10 days." He did not say where we'd be bombing. I'm not the one lying here.
    He GAVE them warning. Days of it, Kobie. Whats hard to grasp here?

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    He GAVE them warning. Days of it, Kobie. Whats hard to grasp here?
    By your rationale, we gave Iraq "warning" before invading in 2003. But whatever, bro, keep on ****in' that chicken.
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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.
    Define "ineffective." Is a little instability really such a bad thing?

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Would you have preferred the USA troops be under Sharia law?

    Would you have the USA in a never-ending war with thousands more dead soldiers, tens of thousands more maimed,
    the additional costs similar to those incurred last decade, the ability to attack Obama for breaking his 2008 election promises,
    and an already overloaded VA system unable to take care of all VFWs.

    And how would that caliphate guerilla war be going right now ?
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    When you pull out and leave the nation to terrorists, they will fill the vacuum.
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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    By your rationale, we gave Iraq "warning" before invading in 2003. But whatever, bro, keep on ****in' that chicken.
    Not really the same thing though, is it Kobie. We gave them a heads up, enough time to hide amongst civilians and to move assets.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Would you have preferred the USA troops be under Sharia law?

    Would you have the USA in a never-ending war with thousands more dead soldiers, tens of thousands maimed,
    the costs incurred last decade, the ability to attack Obama for breaking his promises,
    and an already overloaded VA system unable to take care of all VFWs.

    And how would that caliphate guerilla war be going right now ?
    I would prefer a small presence to maintain stability and preserve life. Precisely what Obama decided against and therefore put us in this mess.

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    Re: ISIS Boasts Air Strikes are not Effective

    And what gets me is charges by you that yer President could care less about Iraq.
    And the constant lies about polls when the coward Boehner stays out of DC and deserts the troops.
    Afraid of what one of his caucus may say before the election .
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What gets me is that Obama could care less about Iraq. He's only there now because of polls, and he will likely revert after the election.
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