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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

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    More Jack Hays trying to stand on someone else's shoulders. You and Tecumseh are both FoS.
    It worked pretty well for Sherman.
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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Tough talk from armchair patriots is not what actually gets anything done. And for those that follow such tough talk as their leadership generally find that they've been mislead due to shallow thinking.
    This is how you talk to radical islamists as they steal, rape, and kill their way across the ME. Its very much an international language.

    What you think is "shallow thinking" is the reality underneath the veil of civilization. Sorry if it makes you uncomfortable, but the fact remains.

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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    More Jack Hays trying to stand on someone else's shoulders. You and Tecumseh are both FoS. Perhaps you should suit up and dish all that cruelty out then? Or just sit in your armchair and talk tough some more. We both know the latter is where you'll be.
    I have already done my dishing and am now in retirement. Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Chad, Kosovo, Bosnia, etc.
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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It worked pretty well for Sherman.
    Sherman's work had little or no effect on Lee's march up north. The war was up front in VA, MD and PA. After Atlanta all Sherman did was demoralize people basically not even participating in the war. Lee's ass getting handed to him is what ended that war. Not Sherman burning his way to Savannah.
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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    link? I'd love to read about this.


    Longwarjournal.com has better coverage of the war on Muslim jihadists than anyone. Bill Roggio, Tom Joscelyn, and the others involved there really know their stuff.

    The bad part about that attack is that they obviously didn't use enough force to make sure of the job. The two most valuable jihadists at the meeting were only wounded. I don't see any excuse for that. If you know they're all in one bunker, you use big enough bombs, and enough of them, to make sure not a single person there could possibly survive.

    If it had been up to the military, I'm sure they would have done that. But I know damn well that in planning an air strike on the number one jihadist in ISIS and the apparent murderer-on-video of several innocent people, including Americans, Barack Obama had the last word. And I strongly suspect the reason the two bigshots lived to murder more people is that he insisted on using too much restraint.

    They were under a house in Al Qaim, and someone got overly concerned about civilian casualties. It's always right to be concerned about innocent lives, but never at the expense of letting bastards like these get away. Remember that 40,000 French civilians were killed by the Allies in the course of driving the Germans out of France after D-Day--there just was no other way.

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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This is how you talk to radical islamists as they steal, rape, and kill their way across the ME. Its very much an international language.

    What you think is "shallow thinking" is the reality underneath the veil of civilization. Sorry if it makes you uncomfortable, but the fact remains.
    As I said. Tough talk is usually the veil covering shallow thinkers... and those who are all so willing to send someone else's kid to fulfill all their tough talking BS as they sit back and scream at their TV about how tough they are.
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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Sherman's work had little or no effect on Lee's march up north. The war was up front in VA, MD and PA. After Atlanta all Sherman did was demoralize people basically not even participating in the war. Lee's ass getting handed to him is what ended that war. Not Sherman burning his way to Savannah.
    Not exactly. Lee's army melted away in the winter of 1864-65 as his soldiers answered their families' letters and deserted to help after Sherman rendered the families destitute. By the time Lee surrendered at Appomattox he only counted 25,000 effectives, and they were starving and low on ammunition.
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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    As I said. Tough talk is usually the veil covering shallow thinkers... and those who are all so willing to send someone else's kid to fulfill all their tough talking BS as they sit back and scream at their TV about how tough they are.
    To be clear, I'd prefer not to have to fight them, but out POTUS very quickly made that impossible, and now he's dragging his feet.

    He will put it off as long as he can, and will pass it to the next POTUS if he can. The longer we wait, the harder the fight.

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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Sherman's work had little or no effect on Lee's march up north. The war was up front in VA, MD and PA. After Atlanta all Sherman did was demoralize people basically not even participating in the war. Lee's ass getting handed to him is what ended that war. Not Sherman burning his way to Savannah.
    I think you may be overstating your case. I've read Grant's memoirs, and that's not how he saw it. He knew very well how much Sherman's invasion of the South was helping to end the war, and was all for it.

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    Re: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    To be clear, I'd prefer not to have to fight them, but out POTUS very quickly made that impossible, and now he's dragging his feet.

    He will put it off as long as he can, and will pass it to the next POTUS if he can. The longer we wait, the harder the fight.
    He's not dragging his feet. His bombing the crap out of them. War is on the congress' plate. If you can take off your partisan pants once in a while you could see this.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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