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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
    What folks? Three times Obama dispatched Clinton to the UN to secure a resolution for the use of force in Syria, all three times China and Russia said NO! Those folks didn't want it. The British parliament pulled their support of the notion, them folks didn't want it. Obama tried to get US congressional approval, those folks didn't want it. 70% of Americans were against it! them folks didn't want it. Other than the neocon freaks that want war everywhere, all the time, what folks want it.
    You just said it! Those folks, the neocons!!

    But I agree with you on principle here. Most Americans didn't want anything to do with the Syrian civil war even if it meant chasing ISIS into Syria. But we're there now and not just to conduct covert rescue operations or bomb ISIS militants in Syria from the air. We have a combat footing in-country now. This certainly changes things.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    This source is screwed. Checkout Fox News.

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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
    What folks? Three times Obama dispatched Clinton to the UN to secure a resolution for the use of force in Syria, all three times China and Russia said NO! Those folks didn't want it. The British parliament pulled their support of the notion, them folks didn't want it. Obama tried to get US congressional approval, those folks didn't want it. 70% of Americans were against it! them folks didn't want it. Other than the neocon freaks that want war everywhere, all the time, what folks want it.
    I guess we should just admit that the UN Charter isn't up to the new challenges of the 21st century and reorganize the world order.

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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
    How so Monte? The mission was to degrade and contain ISIS. Taking away their money maker.....does degrade them some, huh?
    That is not what interests Monti.

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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
    Russia and China? Really?
    That's all you saw there, really?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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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
    How so Monte? The mission was to degrade and contain ISIS. Taking away their money maker.....does degrade them some, huh?
    Obviously, those that have wanted "boots on the ground" have found a back door. We'll prolly see more.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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

    It also seems the wife of Abu Sayyaf - Umm Sayyaf - had a captured young Yezidi woman as a slave. She was freed by US Special Forces.

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

    Another brave call from the president and a job well done by the commandos, good work US.
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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 all you saw there, really?
    When you start off with "Russia and China are against it" as your defense for inaction action, your judgement is in question.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    This source is screwed. Checkout Fox News.

    Lets go with Reuters instead. They are saying we also freed a Yezidi woman that was held as a slave. No US Troopers injured or killed. BO finally listened to his whole team for a change.





    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped direct the group's oil, gas and financial operations during a raid in eastern Syria, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The White House said President Barack Obama ordered the overnight raid that killed the man identified as Abu Sayyaf. U.S. officials said his wife, Umm Sayyaf, was captured in the raid and was being held in Iraq.

    White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement that U.S. personnel based out of Iraq conducted the operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria. "The president authorized this operation upon the unanimous recommendation of his national security team and as soon as we had developed sufficient intelligence and were confident the mission could be carried out successfully and consistent with the requirements for undertaking such operations," Meehan said.

    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. Shortly before the U.S. announcement, Syrian state television said the Syrian army killed an Islamic State leader responsible for oil-related affairs, identifying him as Abu al-Taym al-Saudi.....snip~

    U.S. says its troops killed senior Islamic State leader in Syria raid

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