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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    What you dont seem to get is that Al Qaeda is not a monolithic entity that constantly sends terror teams to attack us, they mutate constantly everytime we try to take them down and in fact their biggest threat is not a direct attack (they've done less than half a dozen in a decade) but rather their ability to influence other groups or individuals to attack America. Iraq, Libya and Syria has been destabilized thanks to our meddling and now even more extreme terror groups that have the same agenda as Al Qaeda will now be poised to attack us, lets not even include American and British citizens who have been radicalized by what we've done and can strike us directly in our own borders...So no, AQ's influence has grown and youre too blind to see it.


    We were meddling in Afghanistan- you didnt know about the CIA supporting the Afghan warlords when the Soviets attempted an occupation? Name me some non-interventionist countries that experienced terror attacks then.
    Perhaps you can define which 'non-interventionist countries' you're referring to.

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

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    Master, you have said that one day the student would be faster, quicker, stronger, smarter and wiser than the master and on that day, the student will become the master. That day has arrived.....

    Clearly you have not yet learned that Iraq was not about tyranny, for if you knew you history, you would realize its never about tyranny with the US. Surely you should be aware of America's long history of befriending, supporting and even installing tyrants and despots. You, master, have not seen the slight of hand of the enemy.

    United States support of authoritarian regimes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You did not see the head fake of the previous president. He had people believing it was about tryranny, depots and weapons of mass destruction, when it was anything but. He had a much more cleaver scheme brewing that only the wise could see. He was diabolical in that his moves were about his presidential legacy. His neocon friends had convinced him that he could be remember as the great one: the one that changed the middle east forever, but turning out kings, shahs, sheiks and dictators and replacing them with the will of the people by starting a tsunami of democracy in Iraq.

    http://carnegieendowment.org/files/Policybrief20.pdf
    Democracy and Demagoguery in the Middle East | Cato Institute
    Islamist Terrorism and Democracy in the Middle East - Katerina Dalacoura - Google Books
    The Real Reason for Bush's Invasion of Iraq Is a National Security Secret by Paul Craig Roberts on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent


    This odd belief that Iraq, being one of the most educated, yet most repressed of the middle eastern countries would suddenly embrace democracy... and this it would be so successful that dictators, kingdoms and tyrants would give way to the will of the people. Though noble; it was terribly naive. Instead, the hornets nest was kicked and.... well, we are still fighting hornets.
    Once I introduced a client to a friend of mine. I told the client, "watch out for Frank, he's a fast talker." Without a moment's delay, Frank said "yea. but I don't say any extra words."

    In your desire to connect what I originally said to Bush you've dragged Iraq back into the discussion, which applies only peripherally. American foreign policy has a long history of trying to mold the politics of various nations to fit American interests. Often the consequences resulted in the unintended consequences of good intentions. Carter didn't support the Shaw of Iran. He was replaced by religious zealots. Through history there is a long list of failed American intervention. We supported Bin Laden in his fight against the Russians in Afghanistan. I'm not saying that we should be totally isolationist but I think the time is over for nation building and preemptive war. If a nation acts aggressively against American interest, I support US aggression with no limits. If however a foreign leader is mistreating his own people, we probably should just let them work it out.

    My comments aren't about Bush specifically, as much as you wish they were.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Morning to you MMC! The Japanese attacks were a domestic doomsday cult. Also, intervention needn't be just military.
    Heya Monte. Well humanitarian aid doesn't count. What other intervention would there be?

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Why does Sen. Graham want to put boots back on the ground?
    How does that jive with American opinion opposed to President Obama doing that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Monte. Well humanitarian aid doesn't count. What other intervention would there be?
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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Why does Sen. Graham want to put boots back on the ground?
    How does that jive with American opinion opposed to President Obama doing that ?
    Because he knows in order to win the war with ISIS.....it takes Boots on the Ground.

    You mean hows that jive with the Anti War crowd, liberals and Progressives that don't like BO doing that. As many I hear on the Right and Independents, don't have a problem with Others putting Boots on the ground. Just don't want to see US Boots. But then that's what Special Forces are for.....to help Lead the Way!

    Yet again.....why is it that BO's top Commanders are telling him he will need to put boots on the ground. These are not Repubs. Did BO not tell them to come up with the Best Options available? Give him the Best Plan? Why do you always avoid BO's own people telling BO he will have to do.....just what he and his base doesn't want him to do.

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Monte. Well humanitarian aid doesn't count. What other intervention would there be?
    Covert operations, subterfuge, intrigue.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Covert operations, subterfuge, intrigue.
    They claim to have tried that but have not enjoyed any success. None.

    What Obama and his leftists want to do is pretend to respond, the red line thrust out chin theory, where Americans put there lives at risk but there is no intention of ever winning. That's the case in Afghanistan as well, and why he o pulled all the troops from Iraq in 2011. Bush got 37 or 38 countries to join him in a Coalition and Barrack Hussein can't get any except that 'pocket full of mumbles such are promises'

    How many more will now die as a result of this absolute fool's dithering decisions?
    Last edited by Grant; 09-16-14 at 03:30 AM.

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    They claim to have tried that but have not enjoyed any success. None.

    What Obama and his leftists want to do is pretend to respond, the red line thrust out chin theory, where Americans put there lives at risk but there is no intention of ever winning. That's the case in Afghanistan as well, and why he o pulled all the troops from Iraq in 2011. Bush got 37 or 38 countries to join him in a Coalition and Barrack Hussein can't get any except that 'pocket full of mumbles such are promises'

    How many more will now die as a result of this absolute fool's dithering decisions?
    The reason why Obama's having difficulties with getting global support is because of American credibility that both he and Bush have diminished. But keep playing grade school with your childish finger pointing and blaming everything on one party. You help our foreign policy problems none. You must be all tired out every day because you carry bigger jugs of water for the GOP then any American I know. In fact, google partisan=Grant in CR.

    Oh and btw, you didn't follow the conversation between MMC and I very well, you think my comment on covert action, subterfuge and intrigue was about the Obama administration. Lol, I'm well aware that they have been engaged in that, all over the ME, Ukraine, Venezuela, etc.
    Last edited by Montecresto; 09-16-14 at 10:48 AM.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Why does Sen. Graham want to put boots back on the ground?
    How does that jive with American opinion opposed to President Obama doing that ?
    You want a President to lead via public opinion polls?

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Perhaps you can define which 'non-interventionist countries' you're referring to.
    Has Switzerland been attacked by Muslim terror groups?

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