View Poll Results: Who is on the run in war with Al Qaeda

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Thread: America playing defense

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    America playing defense

    Obama got reelected saying how he had decimated Al Qaeda and they were "on the run". Now we evacuate embassies all over the Arab world and leave with our tail between our legs as Al Qaeda stages prison breaks all over the Arab world freeing there most hardened terrorist by the hundreds. Who's on the run again?

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    Re: America playing defense

    On the whole, I would say that Al Qaeda and the other jihadi terrorists are still pretty much on the losing side. But this conflict will last many more decades.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    On the whole, I would say that Al Qaeda and the other jihadi terrorists are still pretty much on the losing side. But this conflict will last many more decades.
    Losing side? What do they have to lose? They can do this for eternity, since it is an Eternal Struggle. It's the West that wants peace and quiet, so it can go back to making money and turning the world into one big parking lot.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama got reelected saying how he had decimated Al Qaeda and they were "on the run". Now we evacuate embassies all over the Arab world and leave with our tail between our legs as Al Qaeda stages prison breaks all over the Arab world freeing there most hardened terrorist by the hundreds. Who's on the run again?
    And if any of those embacies were attacked and people die, you would be complaining about that. Face it, no matter what Obama does, you are going to complain about it.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Losing side? What do they have to lose? They can do this for eternity, since it is an Eternal Struggle. It's the West that wants peace and quiet, so it can go back to making money and turning the world into one big parking lot.
    Eternity really is a very long time. The struggle with jihadi terrorism has been going on for only about 35 years. If we manage to keep killing them in sufficient numbers and stop them from gaining more power, they will lose in the end.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    Eternity really is a very long time. The struggle with jihadi terrorism has been going on for only about 35 years. If we manage to keep killing them in sufficient numbers and stop them from gaining more power, they will lose in the end.
    35 years? That's nonsense. Learn Islam and world history. Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    35 years? That's nonsense. Learn Islam and world history. Thanks a bunch.
    No that is not nonsense. If you can't make the difference between modern day jihadi terrorism and Islam as a religion, then you should learn some history.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And if any of those embacies were attacked and people die, you would be complaining about that. Face it, no matter what Obama does, you are going to complain about it.
    Wrong, if Obama had said we will not run and hide from these threats. What we will do is harden the targets and provide the security needed to ensure the safety of our embassies I would applaud him.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Wrong, if Obama had said we will not run and hide from these threats. What we will do is harden the targets and provide the security needed to ensure the safety of our embassies I would applaud him.
    Yeah, right I have some swamp land in the Sahara desert to sell you too.

    The right would then complain about spending more money.

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    Re: America playing defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    No that is not nonsense. If you can't make the difference between modern day jihadi terrorism and Islam as a religion, then you should learn some history.
    The distinction is that bombs are being thrown again, not why they are being thrown again. This a war for God, you won't be holding a victory parade any time soon, or at all, ever. As long as the faiths are in fundamental conflict with each other, and they are, people are going to be killed in the names of their gods. This tit for tat has no end since neither side can win and neither side wants to lose.

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