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    Re: Russia is making moves in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    They'll sit on the sideline as a supplier and cheerleader doing this by proxy. They don't want to play middle man in shia/sunni conflicts. The cost benefit analysis isn't high enough for direct intervention.
    so in other words, they understand the dynamic better than our own leaders.

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    Re: Russia is making moves in Iraq

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    so in other words, they understand the dynamic better than our own leaders.
    They being Russia? Oh yeah...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Russia is making moves in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    However, we made mistakes twice which we should have learned - first, going into Iraq in the first place while at the time seemed like the right thing - was very wrong. Then leaving after Iraq was fairly settled down only to see it go into full on chaos again with very little dedication to a SoFA and a President who wanted the check mark on one of his campaign promises before he leaves office got us here. The best thing that could happen is contain ISIS, keep them killing each other in Syria and Iraq and maybe over the next 20 years it'll settle down and new borders can be drawn.
    I don't think we should have gone in either time, let alone the first time we appointed our "leader" to their government. Its not a lot different than what we did in Egypt, or Venzuela back in the 70s and 80s.

    What we should have done is just leave them alone, and stop pretending to be like the British. Even with the ISIL threat, we need to let them be and stop making more enemies than we need to.
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    Re: Russia is making moves in Iraq

    "Russia is making moves in Iraq"

    Excellent. Let's get out of the way and let them have it for a while.

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