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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Yes it has, for almost eight years. You can't attain global leadership by leading from behind.
    This isn't just about Obama. Expand your knowledge.
    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
    Hate to break it to you kid, but the days of US global leadership are trailing off. You can't abuse power and retain it.

    The Real Reason the U.S. is Losing Its Dominance ? and No, It's Not the Shutdown - Mic

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    The Decline of the West: Why America Must Prepare for the End of Dominance
    The U.S. will remain powerful, yes, but the world is changing.

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    Its always interesting hearing what you'd like to be the case.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    At this point it appears that Syria cannot recover from all ISIS has taken from them. Even if the Syrian government somehow survives with outside help, odds are the nation will be split up into pieces anyway.
    Greetings, OrphanSlug.

    Does anyone know what Russia is doing?

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its always interesting hearing what you'd like to be the case.
    You think all those news agencies, by documenting America's decline, want it to be the case, too?
    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 polgara View Post
    Greetings, OrphanSlug.

    Does anyone know what Russia is doing?
    Probably dealing with their own economic headaches, military desires, and keeping "western" influences away from their borders in the Ukraine/Crimea. Way too busy to deal with the disaster in Syria.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, OrphanSlug.

    Does anyone know what Russia is doing?
    They are trying to make some money by selling weapons to who wants to buy them.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    This isn't just about Obama. Expand your knowledge.
    What you don't seem capable to comprehend is that it is about Obama and his lack of leadership.

    You espouse as much bias as anyone at DP. But I don't expect you to possess the capacity for self-reflection.

    Sacred cows blinded by the "Obama light" demonstrate the inability to think for themselves, as if it existed from birth.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    What you don't seem capable to comprehend is that it is about Obama and his lack of leadership.

    You espouse as much bias as anyone at DP. But I don't expect you to possess the capacity for self-reflection.

    Sacred cows blinded by the "Obama light" demonstrate the inability to think for themselves, as if it existed from birth.
    Actually, I criticize Obama far more than you do, but America's been in decline far longer than Obama's presidency, and it will continue slipping, long after he's gone.
    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 Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    What you don't seem capable to comprehend is that it is about Obama and his lack of leadership.

    You espouse as much bias as anyone at DP. But I don't expect you to possess the capacity for self-reflection.

    Sacred cows blinded by the "Obama light" demonstrate the inability to think for themselves, as if it existed from birth.
    No this literally has nothing to do with Obama's leadership. Iraq is a hot topic the world over and several countries are struggling to approach this, just look at your presidential hopefuls stumble over the Iraq question. No one wants to put boots on the ground and no one has a better alternative.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Oh you mean after the MB, the Saud and Qatar all made the initial moves to remove Assad? Did you recall that too?
    Yeah, and it was an internal matter for the ME. Those nations were using a scalpel. Then the U.S. declared "my wings are a hurricane" and decided to take a sledgehammer to the situation.
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

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