It establishes that we are willing to commit and that any attacks against the west are going to sting like hell.
The US has learned some harsh lessons in COIN warfare-amongst them that you plop down right in their backyard to fight them, airstrikes, and sternly worded letters from John Kerry wont do a thing-neither will an Obama speech.
Using million dollar missiles to destroy ten dollar tents isn't sustainable.
Originally Posted by Jerry
The Amish are light-years ahead of the rest of the human race.
re: Charlie Hebdo Shooting: 12 Killed at Muhammad Cartoons Magazine in Paris[w:157,1217]
Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin
Given the outpouring of solidarity we've seen from all communities, including the muslim community, yes we are. It would have been horrible to see people in the French streets celebrating - we haven't seen that. It would have been eerie if the Imams didn't speak out - they have spoken out very forcibly against this atrocity. Touching to see muslims clutching placards proclaiming "Not in my name!" As a foreigner living here I'm very impressed at the unified French response and the solidarity being shown between our diverse communities. Yes, despite our sadness and outrage at the animals that did this, on many levels we are feeling enriched. You have that entirely right Roadvirus.
And yet the ultimate doom of the nation of France continues unabated.