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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The NY Times huh?
    The authors also emphasise that IS is not new, but rather emerged from the ashes of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), one of the most brutal foes of the Americans following their 2003 invasion. AQI was largely defeated after the US convinced local tribes to rise up against them -- a strategy known as "The Awakening", which has deeply influenced IS strategy.

    "From the beginning, they've been obsessed with the Awakening," said Hassan. "They've done everything to prevent it happening again: built sleeper cells, bought loyalty, divided communities. "They've succeeded in making internal resistance practically impossible. No tribe will fight them, because they will find themselves fighting their own brothers and cousins."

    Although the Baathists were originally a secular movement, Saddam introduced a "Faith campaign" in the 1990s that sought to Islamise society. "Very few people have focused on the impact of that campaign," said Hassan. "It radicalised many Baathists and they combined the violence of the regime with that of jihadism, making them even worse than Al-Qaeda." "But they have combined religion, geopolitics, economics and much more in their ideology.....snip~ IS has built near-impregnable base and mass appeal: new bookNothing more than the Old Version of the Muslim Brotherhood, albeit more extreme.
    Whatever they were called there were definitely Muslims arriving to kill Iraqi Muslims and Coalition troops during the Iraqi war. Did these people have a name?

    Whatever they were called it was clear they didn't want democracy for the Iraqi people and recognized the value of Iraq as a source for oil and a stronghold in the Middle East. All this may, or may not, been understood by Barrack Obama. It was certainly understood by the Islamists however.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Whatever they were called there were definitely Muslims arriving to kill Iraqi Muslims and Coalition troops during the Iraqi war. Did these people have a name?

    Whatever they were called it was clear they didn't want democracy for the Iraqi people and recognized the value of Iraq as a source for oil and a stronghold in the Middle East. All this may, or may not, been understood by Barrack Obama. It was certainly understood by the Islamists however.


    Mornin Grant. Yeah the MB.....just like with Syria, Libya, Egypt Algeria, Tunisia, they are all over the place. Although they did have some others aligned with them that had their own names back in the 80s.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Leading up to this point the president of Nigeria was begging for help from this administration. When he didn't get the help, he went to Russia looking for arms but that was thwarted because of the Ukraine mess.
    Then he turned to Israel for some helicopters. Israel agreed and our government stopped the sale.
    allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Boko Haram - U.S. Halts Israeli Aid to Nigeria

    Our Constitution gives the Executive branch a lot of power in regard to foreign affairs. I have no doubt this president will go down in history as the worst, passing Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.


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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Leading up to this point the president of Nigeria was begging for help from this administration. When he didn't get the help, he went to Russia looking for arms but that was thwarted because of the Ukraine mess.
    Then he turned to Israel for some helicopters. Israel agreed and our government stopped the sale.
    allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Boko Haram - U.S. Halts Israeli Aid to Nigeria

    Our Constitution gives the Executive branch a lot of power in regard to foreign affairs. I have no doubt this president will go down in history as the worst, passing Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.

    Greetings, Vesper.

    I love listening to Judge Jeanine! Whether one agrees with her or not, her arguments always make sense! I agree with her! Thanks for posting this.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Vesper.

    I love listening to Judge Jeanine! Whether one agrees with her or not, her arguments always make sense! I agree with her! Thanks for posting this.
    Jeanine Pirro is a moron.

    I'm curious as to what, exactly, the people who stomp their feet and scream about how incompetent Obama is would like to see him do about ISIS that he's not already doing.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    I hear that if you swear in now you get a membership card free
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Vesper.

    I love listening to Judge Jeanine! Whether one agrees with her or not, her arguments always make sense! I agree with her! Thanks for posting this.
    Thank you.

    I can't get Fox here and had never heard of her. she does make sense...

    and btw, Kerry is more and more Lurch-ish every day. I fully expect Pugsie to come up behind him with an axe any time he's peaking.

    I am so mollified that as the United States is on Yellow alert for terrorists and has been for 15 years, that we are safer than we were when Reagan bombed Libya......

    These guys are nuts, just ****ing whacko nuts, off the reservation and drinking gasoline nuts...
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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Jeanine Pirro is a moron.

    I'm curious as to what, exactly, the people who stomp their feet and scream about how incompetent Obama is would like to see him do about ISIS that he's not already doing.


    Oh, is that your Opinion.

    What were curious as to.....is why you can't figure out what could be done to deal with ISIS. Besides what BO peep is doing. Imagine that!

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Oh, is that your Opinion.

    What were curious as to.....is why you can't figure out what could be done to deal with ISIS. Besides what BO peep is doing. Imagine that!
    You didn't answer my query. I know what could be done; all sorts of things could be done. I asked what it is you want him to do. But thank you for your completely substance-free response. It was exactly what I was expecting.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You didn't answer my query. I know what could be done; all sorts of things could be done. I asked what it is you want him to do. But thank you for your completely substance-free response. It was exactly what I was expecting.
    Have you yet figured out you didn't ask me anything.....or did that fly past you when you were asked to put up or shut up.

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