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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    From the Seattle Times article that was published on December 25 of 2013: "A shipment of 75 Hellfire missiles was delivered to Iraq last week, reconnaissance drones are to be delivered by March and U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials say they have mapped the al-Qaida network in Iraq and are sharing this information with the Iraqis."
    They arrived the week before this article was published in 2013.... U.S. sending weapons to Iraq to help curb al-Qaida advances | Nation & World | The Seattle Times
    What you are missing here are the requisite delivery systems. The Hellfire is a smart missile. This is why Iraq ordered the F-16s, to mate the Hellfire missiles with an appropriate fixed-wing delivery system. From December of 2011 until ISIS over-ran Mosul, the Iraqi Air Force consisted of a handful of Cessna aircraft. Fortunately for Baghdad, Russia and Belarus delivered a small batch of second-hand Su-30 fighter jets that were collecting dust in repair shops.


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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama ran on being able to fix these things, and instead his own politics have led to this flare up. Iraq is his baby, he took credit for it when it was going well, so logically he must accept the responsibility now.

    And other nations are testing us. This is what happens when we elect weak leaders.


    Maybe the Middle East is a balance of competing forces. At the time that Obama withdrew US Troops, the US may have been more resented by the Iraqis. Staying longer may have built up more resentment against the US. Now the Iraqis are asking for assistance from the US.

    One of the desired results of US policy is to have a reserve of respect from other nations. Obama has avoided over-playing US Power. Eventually, the ideal is for the Middle Eastern Nations, Tribes and Religions, to have a balance of power without US intervention or threats. Obama has been successful in avoiding creating more resentment than necessary.

    If there was one clear solution that could be imposed and result in peace, then leadership in the sense of imposing boundaries would be possible. There is no clear solution for the Tribes and Nations that have been at war periodically over many centuries. When the balance is shifting toward massacre, then it is time for the US to step in, with minimal assistance, to avoid mass murders.


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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The Iraqi's wanted us to stay, as did Obamas military staff. Obama wanted to political benefits of "ending" the war and now here we are.
    If that's the case why was my nephew that served there and wounded twice told repeatedly by the Iraqis, "We want you to leave and stop occupying our country!"

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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    President Pinprick comes through again, I see. All this clownish politician is doing by putting men in by dribs and drabs is making it likely more of them will be lost. A substantial force--on the order of the force in South Korea, or somewhat smaller, with the right mix of aircraft, etc.--could finish these people once and for all. A force like that is what the experts say this country should have left in Iraq.

    It's exactly because that was not done that this has happened. The longer these curs survive, and appear to be defying the U.S. and getting away with it, the brighter their star shines. The idea should be to whip them so badly, and to appear to do it so easily, that no one like them in the world would ever doubt who the strong horse was.
    ODS is a terrible waste. And who the hell are the curs?

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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    So what?..... So who gives a **** if BO sent aid to Iraq and it was late. He still ****ed up and kept ****ing up. You weren't trying to deny that were you?

    Moreover now his plan has failed completely. Doesn't say much for BO and his plan made by him and his inner circle. He should try listening to the experts who have been telling him what needs to be done all along.

    Zzzzzzzz...

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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Point being?



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    From the Seattle Times article that was published on December 25 of 2013: "A shipment of 75 Hellfire missiles was delivered to Iraq last week, reconnaissance drones are to be delivered by March and U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials say they have mapped the al-Qaida network in Iraq and are sharing this information with the Iraqis."
    They arrived the week before this article was published in 2013.... U.S. sending weapons to Iraq to help curb al-Qaida advances | Nation & World | The Seattle Times


    What "wrong"? My opinion is he is in the wrong and you are in the wrong.

    I was wrong on when BO sent aid.....that's about it! 75 Missiles.....I missed that part. But I am glad you did point out the rest arrived in 2014. Like I said. What happened did you forget to bring up that I pointed this out. Looks like I was Right as well as being wrong when Bo sent the Aid. But then I was going by the NY Times piece.

    Did you want to share with all.....how BO's strategy has come to a failure. Or did you skip that part like you did when I said the aid was shipped in 2014.

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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Zzzzzzzz...

    Here I can help with this.


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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    So what?..... So who gives a **** if BO sent aid to Iraq and it was late. He still ****ed up and kept ****ing up. You weren't trying to deny that were you?

    Moreover now his plan has failed completely. Doesn't say much for BO and his plan made by him and his inner circle. He should try listening to the experts who have been telling him what needs to be done all along.
    The advantage of BO leaving Iraq, was to make it clear the US is not interested in colonizing Iraq.

    US troops in the Middle East have been in danger for a long time.

    Even President Ronald Reagan had a bad day in 1983.

    "Suicide Bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the building serving as a barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team - BLT 1/8), the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the first day of the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II.[4] Another 128 Americans were wounded in the blast. Thirteen later died of their injuries, and they are numbered among the total number who died.[5



    1983 Beirut barracks bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Who is the President, Bush or Obama?
    Who upset the balance of power in the ME by invading Iraq?

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    Re: CNN: 1,500 more troops to Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator View Post
    The advantage of BO leaving Iraq, was to make it clear the US is not interested in colonizing Iraq.

    US troops in the Middle East have been in danger for a long time.

    Even President Ronald Reagan had a bad day in 1983.

    "Suicide Bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the building serving as a barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team - BLT 1/8), the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the first day of the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II.[4] Another 128 Americans were wounded in the blast. Thirteen later died of their injuries, and they are numbered among the total number who died.[5



    1983 Beirut barracks bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





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    Mornin' Gladiator. Good to see you back around. This was from Oct 21st and the New Iraqi PM. This is what our people are caught up in. Despite trying to help them from losing their country. If you check back in the thread, with what the Sunni have now come out and said, and al Nusra wiping out whats left of the Syrian Rebels. You can see why BO's plan has gone kaaaaaput.


    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he wouldn't allow any foreign troops into the country to help retake territory lost to a Sunni Arab uprising being led by the so-called Islamic State. His comments were widely reported. But the following remark arguably didn't get sufficient attention: “We don’t need foreign combat troops. And there is no country in the world which would be willing to fight here and give you back your land even if they were asked to," he said.

    But now Abadi has effectively said that if given a chance the US would have designs on Iraqi territory. His comment that foreign help isn't needed is risible – the failures of the Iraqi army in Mosul and Anbar provinces show that. But his comments, while popular in Iraq, could further endanger any US troops there.

    This is the environment that a few hundred US military advisers and diplomats are operating in, not in the badlands of Anbar but in the heart of Baghdad. And hatred for the US runs fairly deep among the country's Shiite militias, as AFP reported, citing a policeman in Baghdad.....snip~

    Iraqi PM Abadi says the US is not to be trusted. Really?

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