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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well whatever the hell they have, it just made the Iraqi Security Forces using US equipment and training, leave their wounded, and their equipment, again, in Ramadi and run.
    That's true, but the Iraqi military runs from EVERONE. Why do you think it was possible for us to invade Iraq twice, so quickly and with so few invasion casualties?

    A troop of girl scouts could take over most large Iraqi cities in a matter of days.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

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    That's true, but the Iraqi military runs from EVERONE. Why do you think it was possible for us to invade Iraq twice, so quickly and with so few invasion casualties?

    A troop of girl scouts could take over most large Iraqi cities in a matter of days.
    Lol. Well to be fair, there's not many armies in the world that could stand up to the US. However, the two times that the US invaded Iraq, the Iraqi army wasn't US trained, nor were they using US equipment. There's something else going on here.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

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    That's true, but the Iraqi military runs from EVERONE. Why do you think it was possible for us to invade Iraq twice, so quickly and with so few invasion casualties?

    A troop of girl scouts could take over most large Iraqi cities in a matter of days.
    I think that is a slight exaggeration.

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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Lol. Well to be fair, there's not many armies in the world that could stand up to the US. However, the two times that the US invaded Iraq, the Iraqi army wasn't US trained, nor were they using US equipment. There's something else going on here.
    The Iraqi people are weak and worthless. I hate to say that, saying such is generally against my nature, but it's true. They have no backbone. They get the government that they deserve.

    That's why I don't think the US should rush in there a third time. I really don't mind if those people kill each other or rape each other. It's apparently perfectly normal and natural for them. Their well being isn't really any of my business. I value American lives over any one elses lives.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

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    I think that is a slight exaggeration.
    OK, you caught me.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep;1064637680 The Iraqi people are weak and worthless.[B
    I hate to say that, saying such is generally against my nature[/B],[/B] but it's true. They have no backbone. They get the government that they deserve.

    That's why I don't think the US should rush in there a third time. I really don't mind if those people kill each other or rape each other. It's apparently perfectly normal and natural for them. Their well being isn't really any of my business. I value American lives over any one elses lives.
    Interesting. Colin Powell stated that Hussein did a good job at practicing containment of extremism. He also said that he was a factor of relative peace and stability, so if we break it we own it. I think its a very broad brush to use and inaccurate to relegate the lot of Iraqis as weak and worthless.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    The Iraqi people are weak and worthless. I hate to say that, saying such is generally against my nature, but it's true. They have no backbone. They get the government that they deserve.

    That's why I don't think the US should rush in there a third time. I really don't mind if those people kill each other or rape each other. It's apparently perfectly normal and natural for them. Their well being isn't really any of my business. I value American lives over any one elses lives.
    I don't think they are weak and worthless. I think its more a factor of people who just want to stabilize and live vs a people who want to destroy and take over.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What????
    Read Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The article goes out of its way to not mention it, but it was the Syrian army under Assad who were able to push the terrorists back and recapture the city.

    Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra - BBC News

    Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say. Militants seized part of the town of Tadmur on Saturday, which is located on a strategic east-west route next to Palmyra's World Heritage-listed ruins. Nearly 300 have reportedly died in four days of fighting.

    Meanwhile, the number of militants reported killed in a rare US ground raid in Syria on Saturday rose to 32. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said that among those killed were "IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official". US officials had said about 12 militants were killed at the scene of the raid in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. They said Abu Sayyaf had been killed in a firefight during the special forces raid, and his wife was captured.
    They called them "Militants"??? The BBC just cannot be trusted.

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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    That's true, but the Iraqi military runs from EVERONE. Why do you think it was possible for us to invade Iraq twice, so quickly and with so few invasion casualties?
    Of course prior to the invasion leftists were saying what a powerful group Saddam's Royal Guard was and the US would have trouble defeating them.Iraqi army is tougher than US believes | World news | The Guardian

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