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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    I don't find it a coincidence that the target has to do with oil fields.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Another brave call from the president and a job well done by the commandos, good work US.
    But I thought the only way to kill bad dudes was to wage decades long wars. You mean a special operation can get the same thing done with fewer resources? Whew there are some people who sure do look foolish...
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
    When you start off with "Russia and China are against it" as your defense for inaction action, your judgement is in question.
    Only if you mock international law, which I see the majority of posters on this are quite willing to do.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's hilarious. Is he saying that it was a joint combat mission between the US and Syrian forces?
    No, why would he? It was from the same Reuters link.




    The White House said the U.S. did not inform Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in advance of the raid, or coordinate with Damascus.

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that U.S. special operations forces conducted the operation targeting Abu Sayyaf and his wife. Carter said Abu Sayyaf was involved in the militant organization's military operations and helped direct its "illicit oil, gas and financial operations as well." Carter said the wife "played an important role in ISIL's terrorist activities.

    "The operation represents another significant blow to ISIL, and it is a reminder that the United States will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten our citizens, and those of our friends and allies," Carter said, using an acronym for the Islamic State organization.....snip~

    U.S. special forces hit Islamic State in Syria raid

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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The same story has several sources, that was just the one I grabbed. Which one would you prefer, I'll go grab it from them for you. Boots on the ground is mission creep.
    It sparked my interest. It is a different way of looking at it. We just accept that we did things legally. I just never thought to question it before. Not saying I agree or disagree, just something to look at later. Usually "bad guy dead = good thing", but I have never been one to think the end justifies the means. I guess what I am saying is that I don't have enough information to have an informed opinion on this one but it is an interesting topic.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Correct. ISIS leaders will have to be constantly looking over their shoulders now. No safe havens is one of Obama's pledges.
    And unlike Bush, Obama makes sure it's true.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    No, why would he? It was from the same Reuters link.




    The White House said the U.S. did not inform Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in advance of the raid, or coordinate with Damascus.

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that U.S. special operations forces conducted the operation targeting Abu Sayyaf and his wife. Carter said Abu Sayyaf was involved in the militant organization's military operations and helped direct its "illicit oil, gas and financial operations as well." Carter said the wife "played an important role in ISIL's terrorist activities.

    "The operation represents another significant blow to ISIL, and it is a reminder that the United States will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten our citizens, and those of our friends and allies," Carter said, using an acronym for the Islamic State organization.....snip~

    U.S. special forces hit Islamic State in Syria raid
    So Assad was blowing smoke. That figures.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    It sparked my interest. It is a different way of looking at it. We just accept that we did things legally. I just never thought to question it before. Not saying I agree or disagree, just something to look at later. Usually "bad guy dead = good thing", but I have never been one to think the end justifies the means. I guess what I am saying is that I don't have enough information to have an informed opinion on this one but it is an interesting topic.
    That's cool. I hope you come back in with your opinion once it is informed.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    So Assad was blowing smoke. That figures.
    Well, it did say shortly before the US Announcement. Do you think Assad has any control of that part of Syria?

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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Do you know that this raid included boots on the ground?

    As proposed by Van Hollen and Connolly, the resolution would have four major components:

    ●A legally binding stipulation that no ground troops would be deployed.
    Again, you only demonstrate that you do not understand what a Raid is, nor what a deployment is, nor what "open ended" are in relation to either.



    But hey, if you think so, call up their office. See if Van Hollen (for example) believes that the Administration violated the law when it attempted to rescue American hostages last summer.
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