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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Agreed, he's a weak president that allows terror to flourish, while endangering our military.
    I hear another terrorist tried to strike in Boston today-likely the "JV" team.
    I am more and more convinced, as I continue to watch what this sorry excuse for a president does, that it is worse than just weakness. I believe B. Hussein Obama feels contempt for America, for the white men who founded it, and for the Constitution they drafted. I believe he feels more in common with foreign Muslims than he does with the people of this country, and he places their interests above ours. He does not wish this country well--he wants to see it humbled before the world.

    Anyone who has read about the 1942 Nazi saboteurs case, Ex Parte Quirin, knows how briskly and firmly this country used to dispose of enemy war criminals. And anyone who has read the records of the Far East Tribunals knows the U.S. Navy hanged 990 Japanese for war crimes. I could not disagree much more strongly with Franklin Roosevelt's statist domestic policies, but no one can fault him for failing to go after America's enemies--hammer and tongs. But then FDR was a man, and not a limpwristed imitation of one like the un-American person who is currently disgracing the White House.

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    If only we had a president who didn't surrender to terrorists.
    Jesus dude, do you ever, ever expect to be taken seriously on this forum when you produce such drivel?

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    I am more and more convinced, as I continue to watch what this sorry excuse for a president does, that it is worse than just weakness. I believe B. Hussein Obama feels contempt for America, for the white men who founded it, and for the Constitution they drafted. I believe he feels more in common with foreign Muslims than he does with the people of this country, and he places their interests above ours. He does not wish this country well--he wants to see it humbled before the world.

    Anyone who has read about the 1942 Nazi saboteurs case, Ex Parte Quirin, knows how briskly and firmly this country used to dispose of enemy war criminals. And anyone who has read the records of the Far East Tribunals knows the U.S. Navy hanged 990 Japanese for war crimes. I could not disagree much more strongly with Franklin Roosevelt's statist domestic policies, but no one can fault him for failing to go after America's enemies--hammer and tongs. But then FDR was a man, and not a limpwristed imitation of one like the un-American person who is currently disgracing the White House.
    At least ole Frankie could recognize existential threats. Our current left, products of the PAX AMERICANA, have small threat assessment centers.

    As a result, threats thrive.

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Jesus dude, do you ever, ever expect to be taken seriously on this forum when you produce such drivel?
    Jesus? JESUS CHRISTO!!!! Congrats on your new found faith.

    Why do you hate reality?

    Hint-who are we losing to? (rhymes with terrorists homie)

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They wouldn't exist as a defacto state, no.
    ... They aren't a defacto state, doctor.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If only there were fewer rules in place to prevent bombing civilians.
    Yeah, we shouldn't bomb ISIS barbarians for fear of hitting nearby civilians. We should back off and let ISIS rape and behead them.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Geneva convention rules require the consideration of civilian casualties. If we care about such things anyway.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... They aren't a defacto state, doctor.
    A common misconception is that ISIS is an actual state with any sort of substantial territory.

    All they really have is a large area in which they conduct operations. The lands they truly control are few and far between.

    AOs =\= controlled land

    But some people will still take the rhetoric hook, line, and sinker. You just can't stop that.
    -----MOS 19D = cavalry scout = best damn MOS there is

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Geneva convention rules require the consideration of civilian casualties. If we care about such things anyway.
    And how are the civilians fairing under ISIS occupation?
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    A common misconception is that ISIS is an actual state with any sort of substantial territory.

    All they really have is a large area in which they conduct operations. The lands they truly control are few and far between.

    AOs =\= controlled land

    But some people will still take the rhetoric hook, line, and sinker. You just can't stop that.
    They aren't a conventional military force, doesen't mean they don't control large swathes of territory.

    There is a massive "border" fence through Iraq now (though its now over ran in many areas).

    They control the civilians, in population centers and in rural areas.

    The Iraqi military does not function there.

    There is a primitive but functional govt. with the relevant functions, including a legal system, medical, emergency services, finance, etc.

    Islamism is both a religious and political code.

    It may be new, it may be primitive by western standards-but it is defacto a state.

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