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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What's with the lefty/leftist crap. You suppose that bolsters your position.
    I suppose it bolsters reality. The left needs to meet it.

    Gays are swinging from trees, kid. What side are you on?

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I suppose it bolsters reality. The left needs to meet it.

    Gays are swinging from trees, kid. What side are you on?
    How bigoted of you. I always knew that was lurking just beneath your surface.
    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 MadLib View Post
    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.
    Not even leftists are compromised by this-they simply raise junior statists.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    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.
    How Saddam Hussein Made the Middle East Stable
    The Fiscal Times


    If there were feasible options for the United States, former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, urged the United States not to take them. Powell did not urge restraint because he supported Assad. He said the United States should not act to depose him because the rebels he is fighting might be just as bad.

    Colin Powell clearly realised guys like Assad, Gaddafi and Mubarak were best left in place.
    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 Montecresto View Post
    How bigoted of you. I always knew that was lurking just beneath your surface.
    That I want to defend gays? Why dont you?

    Must I link to the horror stories of how ISIS treats gays?

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    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.



    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.
    Perhaps, and if they were to conquer a few counties that have more people than many states? Would "3 eastern US states being controlled by ISIS" get your attention?

    ISIS is more than a bunch of backwards goat herders controlling hilltops. Even if it was-you'd be amazed at what changes the situation of history.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    How Saddam Hussein Made the Middle East Stable
    The Fiscal Times


    If there were feasible options for the United States, former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, urged the United States not to take them. Powell did not urge restraint because he supported Assad. He said the United States should not act to depose him because the rebels he is fighting might be just as bad.

    Colin Powell clearly realised guys like Assad, Gaddafi and Mubarak were best left in place.
    The article ignores the fact that such regimes create long-term anger, especially if the US is seen as propping them up but also if the people of the Middle East feel as if we are standing aside as they are being oppressed. When those leaders are deposed or weakened, there is nothing stopping such hatred from exploding in our faces. Therefore, our overarching policy should be to undermine these regimes and encourage democracy, which would reduce the need for Islamic fundamentalism as a means of opposing dictatorship. We've horribly mismanaged every country we've tried this in, however, so it may not appear to be fruitful at first.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    The article ignores the fact that such regimes create long-term anger, especially if the US is seen as propping them up but also if the people of the Middle East feel as if we are standing aside as they are being oppressed. When those leaders are deposed or weakened, there is nothing stopping such hatred from exploding in our faces. Therefore, our overarching policy should be to undermine these regimes and encourage democracy, which would reduce the need for Islamic fundamentalism as a means of opposing dictatorship. We've horribly mismanaged every country we've tried this in, however, so it may not appear to be fruitful at first.
    Solution to Iraq Quagmire Is Peace With Iran, Says Ex-Colin Powell Adviser
    Lawrence Wilkerson
    :"No peace can come to the region, unless Iran is a fully participating and cooperating party on the side of ISís enemies."

    For over a decade, I was a small part of a U.S. strategy to maintain the balance of power in the Persian Gulf, however ignominiously to the purer hearts of the world. In 2003, George W. Bush and the neoconservatives destroyed that balance.

    Imagine my utter surprise, then, when I returned to government in 2000 and began to hear talk of destroying that relative stability by invading Iraq and taking out Saddam Hussein. Had I stumbled into an administration of neophytes in national security policy, lunatics, power-mad zealots, or what?

    Solution to Iraq Quagmire Is Peace With Iran, Says Ex-Colin Powell Adviser | Alternet
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    The article ignores the fact that such regimes create long-term anger, especially if the US is seen as propping them up but also if the people of the Middle East feel as if we are standing aside as they are being oppressed. When those leaders are deposed or weakened, there is nothing stopping such hatred from exploding in our faces. Therefore, our overarching policy should be to undermine these regimes and encourage democracy, which would reduce the need for Islamic fundamentalism as a means of opposing dictatorship. We've horribly mismanaged every country we've tried this in, however, so it may not appear to be fruitful at first.
    Colin Powell adviser, Lawrence Wilkerson:

    From 1953 to 2000, we crafted and maintained a balance of power in the Persian Gulf, however ignominiously to the purer hearts of the world. In 2003, we destroyed that balance. We are now reaping the consequences. To thrust more military power into such a situation will only work if we remain indefinitely and massively deployed there—an extremely dangerous proposition. The only other solution is to craft a new balance of power. Iran just might be ready to assist.
    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
    That I want to defend gays? Why dont you?

    Must I link to the horror stories of how ISIS treats gays?
    You have no regard for the LGBT, don't feign that here.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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