I assume in your saying: "we need to be bombing ISIS more even if it means more civilian deaths."
1. That you mean "civilian deaths" of people far away whom you've never met and not your family
2. "We" implies that you are among those doing the bombing & will have to live with the memory of having killed unarmed, innocent children, women & men.
When I was in Iraq long before (1973) the Iraq War, I enjoyed the kindness & generous hospitality of the Iraqi civilians whose lives you consider so easily expendable. One young man sharing a Mosul city bus "kidnapped" me by insisting that I not leave until I'd memorized the Arabic symbols for the numbers we use. I spent about a week with his family while he showed me little known archeological sites in the area.
We used to write back & forth until the Iraqi War broke out & the Iraqi people were "liberated" primarily from life & limb. Well over 1 million Iraqi civilians have been "liberated" from life in this world & countless have been burned, mutilated & traumatized since the beginning of this ongoing carnage.
If anything, the US should be more careful not to become just as deadly to them as ISIS. If the US bombs them, then we know they'll be dead; if we forgo an opportunity to kill ISIS members, they have a chance of surviving.
I hope you'll reconsider your sentiments Re: "we need to be bombing ISIS more even if it means more civilian deaths."
I was responding to another writer on the ways in which the US got involved in Iraq in the first place but its' rather revealing that you would take offense at my disdain for "snarling Hasbarats whining about "conspiracy sites"
What does YOUR comment have to do with Americans in Iraq?
Where did I say: "Jews run the US for their shady business"?
Nobody honestly denies that foreign, Zionist lobbies are heavily influential in U.S. Mid-East policy. For example:
“QUIETLY LOBBYING CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ WAS ONE OF AIPAC’S SUCCESSES OVER THE PAST YEAR.” AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr; N.Y. SUN JAN. ’03
If you're so desperate to slander loyal American critics of America's meddlesome Zionist lobbies, you should consider how you would feel if foreign lobbies were "Quietly lobbying" your Knesset to go to Wars not in Israel's best interest..
You need to freshen up your inventory of Hasbara Handbook responses from "that's just a conspiracy", "that's just a Hate site" & relentlessly howling "anti Semite"......The White Flag of debate.
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I have not ever and do not now advocate that we kill ISIS at the expense of civilians.
Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Unfortunately, there are still a few psychological gargoyles who believe in "Kill them all & let God sort them out" especially when it comes to Ops in the Islamic world.
“..... most Palestinians “were born to die—we just have to help them.”
Amiram Levin, former head of the Israeli army’s northern command
*Re: Palestinian Mothers "They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists.”
Ayelet Shaked Israeli MK
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Since there's not a "Puerile, Fact-Free Personal Attack" Thread, this belongs in the Mid East, I/P threads from which you just slithered :
My last sources used THERE were: Newsweek, Defense Tech, NBC News & US News which sent you scurrying over here with your Off Topic character slurs
“Israel Won’t Stop Spying on the U.S. - Newsweek”
“Report: Israel Passes U.S. Military
Technology to China”
“Record number of Americans living in poverty”
Census Bureau says 43.6 million people in 2009, up near 4 million in a year
More Americans living in poverty - US news - Life | NBC News
“Netanyahu Has Rejected a Two-State Solution”
Netanyahu Has Rejected a Two-State Solution - US News
. . . . . . . . .
My last post HERE had to do with the difficulties faced by US pilots in Iraq & collateral damage
Now, either get On-Topic or respond to:
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