BBC News - Islamic State message shows desire for US boots on the ground
ISIS wants to draw you into a Ground War.The chief spokesman for the self-named "Islamic State" (IS), also known as Isis, has given the clearest indication yet that his fighters would actually welcome a ground war in Iraq and Syria against US troops.
In a 42-minute audio message uploaded to the internet the group's Syrian-born spokesman, who has taken the adopted name of Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, mocks recent US air strikes and the moves to build an international coalition against Islamic State.
Addressing President Obama, the spokesman says: "Is this all you are capable of doing in this campaign of yours? Are America and all its allies... unable to come down to the ground?"
When an enemy so brazenly wants you to engage him, and goads you in this manner, tactically you have to assess whether that's a wise choice.
Great, now we get bipartisan agreement on sending yet more troops back to the region. We really are never going to learn are we?
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
Now while true.....they are not just our problem. They are a problem that exists and that problem has to come with an ending.
What does need to be made clear and some are getting the message now. They are problem that has become everyones problem. So now everyone has to play their part.
There is no indication of that so far from ISIL. I assume "global key vulnerability" is a fancy way of saying "Israel and Palestine".yeah. Because it's not like they would ever seek to launch attacks in the west, or expand to take over a global key vulnerability.
It is a problem for US oil companies. Others not so muchISIL is absolutely a problem for the US.
We have red-blooded, flag-waving, pick-up driving frackers to take care of business.We like our nice, happy, first-world lifestyle and the global system of trade upon which it depends.
You're gonna go door to door in Mosul and clear them out?
How many troops is that going to take?
How many are you willing to lose?
How many is too many to the American public after over a decade of war and nothing to show for it?
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
But with hardly any debate whatsoever renewed the patriot act and Obama quickly signed it without any additional safeguards for civil liberties just as an example of the utter nonsense this two party system is.