We've wanted someone to take arms against ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria and it's only Iran putting serious ground troop numbers in and pushing ISIS back. That's a Sunni/Shia conflict we don't need to get involved in. Same with Yemen - Saudi Arabia vs Iran forms the same Sunni/Shia conflict and if we take sides in this then it hurts efforts elsewhere
Mornin IC. ISIS is a different matter.....and one that requires all to participate in. Now you are correct with their Sunni and Shia sectarian divide. Iran is only in Iraq to gain dominance over the country and its government.
The planet is getting tired of the Arabs sectarian conflict that they just can't finish and handle. Maybe it is time to FORCE them to go to war and thus end it for once and all. After its done and over with. Then neither will be much of a concern for any others. Even better is that those left will know they wont be a threat to any others for a very very long time. So they wont be out starting any ****. Nor talking any ****. Its a win win for the planet.
****, you take tons of flak if you even suggest that we don't enter a war (unless it's in Africa.) you get compared to Neville Chamberlain, because every potential enemy is Hitler (except in Africa.) and those who want constant war aren't even willing to pay more in taxes to fund it. they want to fund it by cutting our social safety nets.
now we're expected to have a dick measuring contest with Russia while fighting IS. this will be done with no tax increases, and if we have to get in bed with Assad, we just won't talk about that part, even though he used WMDs on his own people. meanwhile, Saudi Arabia will play a minimal role in the fight, just like they always do, even though this cluster**** is in their backyard. IMO, the best thing that we can do is to pull all of our troops out of that region for thirty years and let it stabilize. let the regional hegemons do their job, while we nation build here.
am i pissed off? yes, because it's infuriating, and i don't want the next generation to be sent off to police the Middle East at the whim of some asshole politician with no skin in the game. i'd rather that my kid not have to worry about going bankrupt when his kid falls out of a tree and breaks his arm.
Navy has seven combat ships around Yemen as Saudi-led blockade continues - The Washington Post
The U.S. Navy has seven combat ships in the waters around Yemen as the Saudi-led bombing campaign there continues, but U.S. troops are not participating in a Saudi naval blockade in the region, U.S. military officials said Friday.
The American ships include: the destroyers USS Forrest Sherman and USS Winston Churchill; the minesweepers USS Sentry and USS Dextrous; and three amphibious ships carrying about 2,200 Marines, the USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Fort McHenry, a Navy official told The Washington Post. The USNS Charles Drew, a dry cargo ship, is also in the region.
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