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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, the Brits and the US originally supported Saddam. What do you make of that?
    and the US supported the Mujahadeen, forerunners to the Taliban, and deposed Salvador Allende in Chile, putting into place the dictator, Pinochet, and deposed a democratically elected government in Iran to install the Shaw, and befriended and still befriends dictators when it suits us.

    So what? What do we make of that?

    I know. Wait until the (bleep!) hits the fan somewhere in the world,then we can argue over which political party is to blame.
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Barack Obama would get serious about this if his friends in the Muslim Brotherhood were still in charge of Egypt.
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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and the US supported the Mujahadeen, forerunners to the Taliban, and deposed Salvador Allende in Chile, putting into place the dictator, Pinochet, and deposed a democratically elected government in Iran to install the Shaw, and befriended and still befriends dictators when it suits us. So what? What do we make of that? I know. Wait until the (bleep!) hits the fan somewhere in the world,then we can argue over which political party is to blame.
    Do you have any idea what might have happened had these actions not been taken? Either way they are irrelevant to the conversation.

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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, around 75 million Jihadis?

    Run for the bomb shelters! They're coming!
    That's what the Islamists are saying. Do you believe them or do you think they're still JayVees just kidding around?

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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's what the Islamists are saying. Do you believe them or do you think they're still JayVees just kidding around?
    I don't think they're "JayVees", nor do I believe that there are 75 million of them.
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Do you have any idea what might have happened had these actions not been taken? Either way they are irrelevant to the conversation.
    We can only speculate on what might have happened if the US hadn't supported Saddam Hussain, hadn't supported the Mujahadeen, and had left Iran's government alone.

    My thought is that there would be fewer arms and less chaos in the Middle East. What do you speculate might have happened?
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We can only speculate on what might have happened if the US hadn't supported Saddam Hussain, hadn't supported the Mujahadeen, and had left Iran's government alone.

    My thought is that there would be fewer arms and less chaos in the Middle East. What do you speculate might have happened?
    I'll agree with your speculation. What's not speculation is that for all that military adventurism, things are pathetic over there presently. It would be hard to argue with all the regime change if we had nice quiet little free, open and happy democracies in Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 50 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's Sinai checkpoints

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We can only speculate on what might have happened if the US hadn't supported Saddam Hussain, hadn't supported the Mujahadeen, and had left Iran's government alone.

    My thought is that there would be fewer arms and less chaos in the Middle East. What do you speculate might have happened?
    When and why countries may have supported Saddam over Iran or other countries should be mentioned. History, as some bright fellow once remarked, does not occur in a vacuum.

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