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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The US is killing plenty of Arab Muslims with your support. Doesn't make you pretty.
    I don't care what perverted crap you come up with about my positions on geopolitics.

    The fact remains: you called Arabs subhuman and that is racist.

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't care what perverted crap you come up with about my positions on geopolitics.

    The fact remains: you called Arabs subhuman and that is racist.
    In which case, I don't care what you come up with.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Agree wholeheartedly on everything you say. However, looking in the past at our mistakes and wishing we'd done it different isn't the answer. I'm sure you know that. I think Paul realizes that as well. We screwed the pooch on this one. BIG time. Removing Assad was absolutely stupid.
    Wait, what? How did we manage to remove Assad? He's still - nominally - in power.
    As someone who has been to that portion of the world more times than I'd like to remember, I can say unequivocally that power and strength speak more to people of the ME than anything else. They don't care if someone is kind or compassionate. That is weak to them. Power and strength represent leadership to them.
    So we need to let them have whatever government they're willing to put together and put up with. It's none of America's business, nor should it be.
    Our gov't has basically sent us down a rabbit hole that we can't remove ourselves from.
    The rabbit hole has been there ever since the discovery of oil, my friend. Both Bush administrations just dug it deeper.

    And the rabbit hole won't close up until after the oil is gone.
    Every time we've interfered in the ME in the past 35-40 years, it's stoked the flame that is currently burning. Now, we're at the point where we can't walk away from the fire because it will spread here if we do.
    They don't have enough people or enough money. Besides, they're fighting one another at least half the time.
    Clinton attempted to pull away from over there more than anyone and it led to Sept 11.
    Complete and utter bull****. He'd been out of office for 9 months by then, which was more than enough time for the government to get its act together - if it hadn't become so corrupt.
    People of the ME have long memories. They don't have Twitter and Facebook and all of these other distractions (for the most part). They still spread their info via word of mouth, books, and during their religious gatherings. As a result, we are the demon and always will be. No matter what we do, we will stay that way.
    All the more reason not to waste time and lives in some disenfranchised sand pit on the other side of the planet.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Wait, what? How did we manage to remove Assad? He's still - nominally - in power.

    So we need to let them have whatever government they're willing to put together and put up with. It's none of America's business, nor should it be.

    The rabbit hole has been there ever since the discovery of oil, my friend. Both Bush administrations just dug it deeper.

    And the rabbit hole won't close up until after the oil is gone.

    They don't have enough people or enough money. Besides, they're fighting one another at least half the time.

    Complete and utter bull****. He'd been out of office for 9 months by then, which was more than enough time for the government to get its act together - if it hadn't become so corrupt.

    All the more reason not to waste time and lives in some disenfranchised sand pit on the other side of the planet.
    It's quite a joke to presume that Assad has any power left, he's near mortally wounded. Due to opposition support from Qatar, Saudi and US, at least.

    He probably agrees with your second point, I know I do. On 3,4&6 as well.
    Last edited by Montecresto; 09-06-14 at 07:06 PM.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You're all over the map with your bitching about Rand Paul aren't you? So we can assume you won't be voting for him, and maybe hunting down the nearest Democrat that's available; hoping we'll sit around twiddling our thumbs while ISIS brings their cells in through Mexico. With Obama in charge they'll probably even qualify for food stamps and welfare checks.
    Of course, there's no evidence that ISIS actually is bringing in cells through Mexico, but hey, what's a little hysterical fear-mongering, amirite?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    LOL! At this rate we'll be living under Sharia by 2016
    LOL indeed, since such a scenario is preposterous. Take your deranged hyperbole someplace else.
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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Drawing Red Lines isn't the issue.

    Allowing the exposure of your empty rhetoric by allowing those Red lines to be crossed is the issue.

    Its what Obama was criticized for.
    And Rand Paul CANNOT guarantee he would have the ability thus allowing the red line to be crossed.

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And Rand Paul CANNOT guarantee he would have the ability thus allowing the red line to be crossed.
    True enough. A lot of people have claimed that as president, they would do such and such. And then they become president!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    He's been a neocon, where have you been?
    In your small world who ISNT a neocon?

    What an overused catchphrase

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    [...] the vast majority of your country's citizens believe he's doing a lousy job dealing with world issues.
    The vast majority of our country's citizens people believe what they see on TV, so their opinion is typically going to be misinformed and wrong. A significant portion believe what they hear in the right wing echo chamber, which makes them quite simply dangerous.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's plain to anyone with half a brain that Obama's disengagement from world affairs has led to a number of hot spots developing.
    If I remove half my brain perhaps I would agree with that. Don't hold your breath

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Maybe you don't like it, but you are and have been a superpower and for the past 3 decades the world's only superpower. If Obama didn't want that responsibility he never should have run for the office of President. But he did, he got elected, and he should do the job.
    A superpower has no particular responsibility to bail the rest of the world out, other than considering that their meddling caused or exacerbated the problem to start with. Consider yourself lucky that we don't conquer and enslave all of you

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    Re: Rand Paul: As president I would 'destroy ISIS militarily[W:20]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Muslims nor ISIS are a race. You called Arabs subhuman, that's racist.
    No he didn't. Try to post in at least some semblance of reality

    And brush up on the concept of racism, you've got that wrong as well (religion can form the basis for racism).

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