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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    The point of posting the video was to show the difference between Kerry's take and Clapper's take. They are complete opposites. But is that any different than having Kerry pledging support to Nigeria with their fight against Boko Haram aka ISIS, the president making eloquent speeches saying the same, and even had Michelle in on the act with her hashtag "Bring back our girls" but then have the president of Nigeria, heads of state claim this administration has not helped with much of anything on all fronts. Israel answers their request for helicopters and this administration stopped it. Now Boko Haram is out of control and no doubt being funded by ISIS.

    I bet you under all the suits in this administration, you will find a lot of tie dyed tee shirts with peace symbols. We have 611 more days of this crap.

    I suspect not. The tie dye crowd at least knew it was stoned....

    I see incompetence and panic. For the Secretary of State to make that claim is audaciously stupid.....and, as we see, is immediately brought down from within the very same administration. We are seeing more and more of this. It comes from them having decided on an agenda, without knowing what is what, and then proceeding to lie and back fill when it is seen to be failing, utterly failing.

    As we speak, Obama himself, his people and his supporters are tripping over each other to try to find an answer/excuse over Hillary's Emailgate, contradicting one another and making fools of themselves.

    What I admire about Judge Jeannie is her bare knuckled approach. Her producers put together a very quick medley of clips which her delivery compliments...you get a lot more than just the script.

    It's good stuff
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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    You mean like in Kobani, where US airstrikes helped Kurdish and rebel forces not only beat back a months-long siege but also retake almost everything that was lost in the canton? Or in Iraq, where airstrikes have similarly allowed allied forces to retake Sinjar and to prepare for offensives on Tikrit and Mosul? This is precisely the best thing that we can do short of a ground war (which I don't necessarily think should be off the table).
    kobani?

    Wow, there's a win.

    No, like in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypy, Kurdish Turkey [where ISIS is spreading] and the rest of the spreading terror. Because air strikes worked in one, isolated incident, you are prepared to lose seven other wars?

    Pay attention. You are losing.
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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I agree, but how are they to do that - they're victims being terrorized, and they don't have the arms we're apparently giving to their bragging laughing oppressors, Kobie! What a crock!
    Have you considered the possibility that millions of these people are to some degree sympathetic to the jihadists? Such a small group could not possibly take control of so much area so quickly, and control so many people--Mosul has a couple million people--without a lot of winking and nodding, or even outright collaboration.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Do you deal in anything other than moronic strawmen?
    Do you deal in anything other than witless prattle? If you have an argument to make, then make it.

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    The information I have suggests that your evaluation of U.S. progress against these people is overly sanguine.
    What information do you have? I'm getting my facts primarily from Reddit and Wiki, and only occasionally mainstream Western media sources.

    The fact of the matter is that airstrikes are incredibly effective against ISIS. Keep in mind that they're fighting a conventional war at this point, not an insurgency. They rely on troop formations, convoys, etc. just like any traditional state. Our strategy is making this spectacularly difficult for them, since any sizable gathering of troops and/or vehicles is a prime target for air power. As long as ISIS is a group that utilizes territorial control, bombing them will continue to work.
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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Have you considered the possibility that millions of these people are to some degree sympathetic to the jihadists? Such a small group could not possibly take control of so much area so quickly, and control so many people--Mosul has a couple million people--without a lot of winking and nodding, or even outright collaboration.
    Greetings, matchlight.

    So this religious war could go on for another 1300 years? Why are we even involved then? New fanatics are probably being born as we speak...

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Do you deal in anything other than witless prattle? If you have an argument to make, then make it.
    You didn't think he had one in the first place, did you?

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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    kobani?

    Wow, there's a win.

    No, like in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypy, Kurdish Turkey [where ISIS is spreading] and the rest of the spreading terror. Because air strikes worked in one, isolated incident, you are prepared to lose seven other wars?

    Pay attention. You are losing.
    Meaningless platitudes. We're engaging in a strategy that, while imperfect, is working against ISIS. Unless you have tangible ideas that would be more effective, complaining is useless, since this is an incredibly difficult and complex situation that the US is involved in.
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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Meaningless platitudes. We're engaging in a strategy that, while imperfect, is working against ISIS. Unless you have tangible ideas that would be more effective, complaining is useless, since this is an incredibly difficult and complex situation that the US is involved in.
    Dealing with complexity is not their strong suit. If it can't be distilled into a one-sentence attack on Obama, they want nothing to do with it.
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    Re: Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Dealing with complexity is not their strong suit. If it can't be distilled into a one-sentence attack on Obama, they want nothing to do with it.
    And this coming from one.....that never has any links and always comes with a one liner then just uses a Rolling eyes smiley. But you know something about complexity. Now that is just hilarious.

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