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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Isn't that likely to happen whenever we pull out? How can we continue to afford spending trillions in unending war?
    Pretty soon, add Libya to the list

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Iraq and A-stan....Both Afghan and Iraqi governments (maybe Iraq controls a little bit more) do not control very much of the country and if not for our efforts, the psuedo governments wouldn't last very long.

    How much we train the Afghanis/Iraqis appears very immaterial. They aren't very good material and I expect they'll either fall to AQ or degenerate back into battling war lords in a very short time.

    Basically, we pull out...they succumb
    That's not necessarily true. Iraq is pretty much in control now for the most part. There are only a little over 50,000 US troops there and they are just in a training/advisory role at this point. Iraq will be taken care of. I can't help agree about Afghanistan though.

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    I was surprised to hear about this. I figured they'd deny it, which was why I thought Obama should have released the death photos. This shows that Obama was correct, and bin Laden's death has been accepted without them. Good call on his part, it turns out.

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    That's not necessarily true. Iraq is pretty much in control now for the most part. There are only a little over 50,000 US troops there and they are just in a training/advisory role at this point. Iraq will be taken care of. I can't help agree about Afghanistan though.
    Focus on the tribal aspect. The Shiites own most of Iraq and Iran is defintely helping them.

    Iran's big money is on creating Hizballah Iraq (look it up) and they are using 25-30 years of US spec ops knowledge/training in covert tradecraft as well as their special Persian op skills to do it. Iranians may be able to grab power in a few years and make everything we have fought for since 2003 a things of the past ... a new, Iranian dominated Iraq.

    Waiting patiently for the right time to strike. Just waiting for the US to pull out

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Does anyone think that al Qaeda acknowledging bin Laden's death will convince the Deathers that bin Laden is in fact dead? Methinks not.
    I'll be honest, I was kind of iffy on this stuff at first and I guess could have been considered more "skeptic" than a "deather" I think this deather stuff is just something MSNBC made up from a few off hand comments made on Fox News. Obama doesn't gain anything politically for not showing the pictures if anything, he probably suffers from it.

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Iranians may be able to grab power in a few years and make everything we have fought for since 2003 a things of the past ... a new, Iranian dominated Iraq.

    Waiting patiently for the right time to strike. Just waiting for the US to pull out
    I agree. Let's nation build Iran.

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I agree. Let's nation build Iran.
    First in line is Libya... according to Obama

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Does anyone think that al Qaeda acknowledging bin Laden's death will convince the Deathers that bin Laden is in fact dead? Methinks not.
    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I was surprised to hear about this. I figured they'd deny it, which was why I thought Obama should have released the death photos. This shows that Obama was correct, and bin Laden's death has been accepted without them. Good call on his part, it turns out.
    [Conspiracy_Theory]
    Of course AQ wants the U.S. to think we got him so that we'll stop looking for him. We only killed one of his many look-alikes.
    [/Conspiracy_Theory]

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Oh no, soon our pants will declare Jihad against us. Everybody protect your genitals!
    Jokes on them, I'm not wearing any pants!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al-Qaeda 'confirms Bin Laden's death'

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I'll be honest, I was kind of iffy on this stuff at first and I guess could have been considered more "skeptic" than a "deather" I think this deather stuff is just something MSNBC made up from a few off hand comments made on Fox News. Obama doesn't gain anything politically for not showing the pictures if anything, he probably suffers from it.

    Also correction on my pants. The pants made in Pakistan are JCPenney brand pants. One pair of Levis I was washing were from Mexico..the other was from Columbia..the other was from Cambodia. I feel very indifferent now.
    America should open a pants manufacturing plant. I hate indifference.
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