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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    You did notice that article was done on 6 March? How are the rebs doing, two weeks later? They're getting their asses handed to them. It takes months to train a soldier is basic soldier skills and years to turn him into an elite war fighter. The rebs have neither the time, nor the resources to bring these guys up to where they need to be, now.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

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    So Wiki claims that Ronald Reagan assisted in the genocide of the Kurds?
    Wikipedia and "The National Security Archive at George Washington University has published a series of declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein"

    What do you think his motive might have been? In fact what do you feel the motive of any Americans was in committing genocide in Iraq?
    The US energy program - Middle East oil. That's what its always been about.



    But whatever their reason you must have been pleased when George Bush out an end to all of it and finally freed the Iraqi people from the evil that was Saddam Hussein, and compensated in some small way for the sins of his predecessors.
    If our concern had been for the Iraqi people and not the oil we would have done something about the genocide when we learned about. We just ****ing killed the Iraqi's that resisted our invasion and occupation and called them terrorists. It was all about making Iraq safe again for big oil for the first time since Saddam outlawed it 35 years ago.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You did notice that article was done on 6 March? How are the rebs doing, two weeks later? They're getting their asses handed to them. It takes months to train a soldier is basic soldier skills and years to turn him into an elite war fighter. The rebs have neither the time, nor the resources to bring these guys up to where they need to be, now.
    Thus, foreign air power comes in to help out (at least somewhat) and SF.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are they training them, too? Without the training, the weapons are almost useless.
    Agreed

    If you have the tech, the numbers, the choice of where and when you fight, sufficient logistical support, good execution and a good handle of contingencies, no amount of dedication will help your foe. They WILL lose; lose hopelessly, and in detail.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, yeah, yeah and Bush orchestrated 9/11...whatever.
    They were Saudi's, all but one.


    Giving up on your, "but the Russians did it too defense?"
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Very few times, except through extra-ordinary luck, with all other things being equal, does a smaller force beat a larger one on the battlefield.

    Again - you lose the political objectives - you lose the war
    Success on the battlefield comes from soldiers, leadership, firepower, maneuver and an ability to communicate. The Confederate Army with inferior weapons and inferior numbers beat the **** out of the Federals for two years, with superior soldiers and superior leadership.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They were Saudi's, all but one.
    And, you're going to tell us how they were working for Bush. Yes? I bet you even believe that Obama was born in Kenya.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Thus, foreign air power comes in to help out (at least somewhat) and SF.
    And? You can't win a war with air assets and combat multipliers, alone.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They were Saudi's, all but one.


    Giving up on your, "but the Russians did it too defense?"
    I never said that. On your way to look for Obama's Kenyan BC, you can re-read my post.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Agreed

    If you have the tech, the numbers, the choice of where and when you fight, sufficient logistical support, good execution and a good handle of contingencies, no amount of dedication will help your foe. They WILL lose; lose hopelessly, and in detail.
    I believe you're right. The Hollywood version just isn't going to happen, here.

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