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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    No it doesn't. You just said it constitutes 'Mission Creep' without justification. We've been conducting air strikes, raids, and insertions for almost two years now. Moreover this is in line with the litany of raids and special operations we have mounted in Somalia, Yemen, Libya, the Philippines, and many others. There is nothing to indicate that this represents some sort of shift in US policy, instead it represents a continuation of the status quo.
    Boots on the ground. Oh, and you mention Libya, another abused UN resolution.
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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
    Well on one hand you can call it Syria.....but then ISIS calls it the Islamic State. Since they control the part of Syria that was hit, and the US Troopers had to come thru Iraq. So yes, the Iraqis had to give their consent. As they have been fighting ISIS on the ground that ISIS claims for their State inside Iraq.
    Consent to launch from Iraq, ok. Let's see how this shakes out.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

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

    So what? Does ISIS have international legal justification to burn people to death in cages? That has to be one of the silliest things I've ever read.
    Hey it's all good. People just need to stop trotting out international law when pointing fingers at Russia and China then.
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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
    Boots on the ground.
    We've had boots on the ground in Syria before. Several times. At least.

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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
    Hey it's all good. People just need to stop trotting out international law when pointing fingers at Russia and China then.
    When you can show Russia and China aggressively looking to kill terrorists in Syria or Iraq. Then they can talk.....until then they don't have anything to say.

    As the Saud and Sunni back the move. So that's most of the ME.

    Oh and actually, consent from Congress and from BO to.....one must have that too.
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    We've had boots on the ground in Syria before. Several times. At least.
    We had boots on the ground in Libya too, wink wink, nod nod.
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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
    We had boots on the ground in Libya too, wink wink, nod nod.
    Having acknowledged that we have had 'boots on the ground' in Syria numerous times before this raid I think we can both agree that calling it 'mission creep' is disingenuous. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it mission creep.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Always better to go and kill jihadi terrorists in their own backyard, rather than wait for them to come to you.
    Not according to the lead from behind crowd. (What an oxymoron.)
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    Re: U.S. commandos enter Syria, kill Islamic State commander in charge of oil fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Having acknowledged that we have had 'boots on the ground' in Syria numerous times before this raid I think we can both agree that calling it 'mission creep' is disingenuous. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it mission creep.
    The first time was mission creep, what's your point?
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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
    Boots on the ground. Oh, and you mention Libya, another abused UN resolution.
    Let's hope they're off the ground & out of there today. Our underfunded Military hospitals & cemeteries are full enough



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