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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This should work great, I mean we've already turned Afghanistan and Iraq into safe zones.....oh wait
    Worked for Libya didn't it? .....

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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Link?

    Didn't know that, but it's gotta be anti-ISIS air strikes, so I can't complain.
    Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms
    They used F-4's (still running strong 50 years later) but Iran they are going to increase attacks.

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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

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    The Obama administration is weighing the opening of a new front in the air war against the Islamic State in Syria, part of an offensive to push back militants along the western part of Syria’s border with Turkey and create a relatively safe zone for U.S.-backed Syrian rebel forces to move in.

    Under the plan, U.S. aircraft flying from Turkey’s Incirlik air base would target positions the militants currently hold along the border north of Aleppo, eastward toward the besieged town of Kobane. Turkish special forces would move into the area to assist the targeting and help Syrian opposition fighters consolidate their hold on the territory.


    Cont... U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in Syria - The Washington Post
    Reporting I've seen here on this is that it's the Turkish government that is pushing this as a condition of continued US access to Turkish bases and airspace.
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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Reporting I've seen here on this is that it's the Turkish government that is pushing this as a condition of continued US access to Turkish bases and airspace.
    Im not surprised, they aren't very happy we are there and quite worried about ISIS. Im sure they know how to play Obama like a chump.

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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im not surprised, they aren't very happy we are there and quite worried about ISIS. Im sure they know how to play Obama like a chump.
    That could be - Turkey doesn't exactly have clean hands in this whole mess.
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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That could be - Turkey doesn't exactly have clean hands in this whole mess.
    No they do not. If they can use one group they despise to take care of another, they will.
    Tragically, our weak leader emboldens them.

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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms
    They used F-4's (still running strong 50 years later) but Iran they are going to increase attacks.
    That American engineering, even people that hate us use it. But I already knew that.

    Anyway, thanks for the link.
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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    That American engineering, even people that hate us use it. But I already knew that.

    Anyway, thanks for the link.
    Apparently even before we sold Iran those F14's, we sold them a number of F-4's, but also the capability to manufacture some of its parts. So they have more operational aircraft even today. Also, I have read that South Korea and Israel have sold them some parts. Its hard to imagine Israel doing that, though?

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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    No they do not. If they can use one group they despise to take care of another, they will.
    Tragically, our weak leader emboldens them.
    Well, Canada welcomed them into NATO too, so we should collectively put a stop to it, but it's hard to penalize the only predominantly Muslim country in NATO without some backlash from the last place we need it. And in that part of the world, playing both ends against the middle is a way of life.
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    Re: U.S. considers opening new front against Islamic State to create a safe zone in S

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Reporting I've seen here on this is that it's the Turkish government that is pushing this as a condition of continued US access to Turkish bases and airspace.
    Don't worry CJ. Erodgan will start changing his tune as soon as there is a Repub President again.

    Like BO peep.....he will then have a stuttering problem when speaking.

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