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

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    Of course they are. Monte seems to be utterly befuddled by the concept though.
    That would be you.
    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
    Oh, you mean the Saud and the Sunni, plus the Shia in Iraq? Since they weren't capable of doing it.....are you saying we shouldn't walk the walk when trying to get them to put people in on the ground.

    You do know.....that when Leading, sometimes it takes getting out in front. Not sitting in the back behind a desk and telling others what they need to do. When left with no other good choices. Actions speak louder than words.

    Now ISIS knows.....we are in their backyard. Just like they are in ours.
    Yes. Sort of like the Doolittle raid on Japan. Low cost, relatively small number of men, but an important impact on enemy moral, which to ISIS is very important for recruitment.

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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
    Such military action requires a UN resolution. China and Russia already said no.
    Nope! Congress has already authorized the use of force against ISIS, and the US, despite your most sincere wishes, is not constrained by the whims of China and Russia.

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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
    Obama sought a United Nations resolution for the use of force in Syria, DENIED! He's using a back door approach. And the only reason that you guys are down with it, is because you support a US war in Syria, and are willing to look the other way on the rules.
    Use of force in Syria to oust Assad /= ISIS.

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

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    Nope! Congress has already authorized the use of force against ISIS, and the US, despite your most sincere wishes, is not constrained by the whims of China and Russia.
    Obama Seeks Approval by Congress for Strike in Syria
    By PETER BAKER and JONATHAN WEISMANAUG. 31, 2013. FAILED TO GET IT.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/wo...yria.html?_r=0

    The United States does not expect a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons to include a potential use of military force due to Russian opposition. Failed to get it.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...98C0X420130913
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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
    Obama Seeks Approval by Congress for Strike in Syria
    By PETER BAKER and JONATHAN WEISMANAUG. 31, 2013. FAILED TO GET IT.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/wo...yria.html?_r=0

    The United States does not expect a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons to include a potential use of military force due to Russian opposition. Failed to get it.

    U.S. not expecting U.N. resolution on Syria to include use of force | Reuters
    Military strike against the Syrian Government.
    Failing to get it indeed.

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

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    Failing to get it indeed.

    WHITE HOUSE HAS NO INTERNATIONAL LEGAL JUSTIFICATION FOR HITTING ISIS IN SYRIA
    BY JOSH ROGIN 09.23.1412:00 AM ET
    The White House has an answer for critics who want to know how the Obama administration can justify striking ISIS inside Syria under international law: If and when we actually do it, we will come up with a legal justification then.

    White House Has No International Legal Justification for Hitting ISIS in Syria - The Daily Beast

    Guess Obama came up with his back door, mission creep excuse.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Use of force in Syria to oust Assad /= ISIS.
    True enough. Syrian regime change has been a long term USFP ambition.
    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 LowDown View Post
    Yes. Sort of like the Doolittle raid on Japan. Low cost, relatively small number of men, but an important impact on enemy moral, which to ISIS is very important for recruitment.
    Correct. ISIS leaders will have to be constantly looking over their shoulders now. No safe havens is one of Obama's pledges.

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

    Better get as much information as possible, as quickly as possible, from the captured wife before the bleeding hearts in America start holding her up as a martyr and victim of torture.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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