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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Impossible. Obama said Al-Queda's on the run.
    And since when do you accept anything Obama says?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Congratulations anti war crowd, you are getting exactly what you wanted. What is next, the destruction of America?
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Congratulations anti war crowd, you are getting exactly what you wanted. What is next, the destruction of America?
    Not sure what that means. Would you then be in the pro war crowd.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Not sure what that means. Would you then be in the pro war crowd.
    Depends on what you define as pro war.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Depends on what you define as pro war.
    from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
    adj. In favour of a military solution to a political problem
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Most of the middle east is sparsely populated.
    Western Syria is relatively densely populated. Tell me, if one group controls half of a country and every other group controls the rest, but the first group mostly controls areas where no one lives while the other groups control most cities and towns and the vast majority of the country's population, is that really an impressive feat on the part of the first group?
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Western Syria is relatively densely populated. Tell me, if one group controls half of a country and every other group controls the rest, but the first group mostly controls areas where no one lives while the other groups control most cities and towns and the vast majority of the country's population, is that really an impressive feat on the part of the first group?
    It depends on how you define an impressive feat.

    I live in an area that is less populated by California terms, but exceedingly highly populated by US terms. You tell me leftist.

    After that, explain how numbers determine right or wrong.

    I will wait, lefty.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad did a far better job at containment of Islamic extremists than either Bush or Obama could ever hope to.
    Yeah, and that wasn't going to last forever. Relying on human beings with finite lifespans to control a dangerous ideology via torture, repression and murder is incredibly shortsighted. If we want to ensure lasting success in defeating jihadism, we should look for options other than two-bit psychopaths who generate more resentment in the long run.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It depends on how you define an impressive feat.

    I live in an area that is less populated by California terms, but exceedingly highly populated by US terms. You tell me leftist.

    After that, explain how numbers determine right or wrong.

    I will wait, lefty.
    What's with the lefty/leftist crap. You suppose that bolsters your position.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It depends on how you define an impressive feat.

    I live in an area that is less populated by California terms, but exceedingly highly populated by US terms. You tell me leftist.
    Well, if someone were to conquer Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, that would be more worthy of notice than if they were to march across all of Alaska.


    After that, explain how numbers determine right or wrong.

    I will wait, lefty.
    Right or wrong has nothing to do with it. It's simply that being able to walk across barren desert and claim it as your own doesn't make you particularly scary. ISIS taking Mosul back in June of last year is far more significant than them holding Syrian and Iraqi desert.
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