View Poll Results: Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE the actions taken in ISIS by the US?

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  • I am a REPUBLICAN and I FAVOR the actions taken AND support grounded troops

    2 8.00%
  • I am a DEMOCRAT and I FAVOR the actions taken AND support grounded troops

    1 4.00%
  • I am INDEPENDENT and I FAVOR the actions taken AND support grounded troops

    5 20.00%
  • I am a REPUBLICAN and I FAVOR the actions taken BUT do not support grounded troops

    1 4.00%
  • I am a DEMOCRAT and I FAVOR the actions taken BUT do not support grounded troops

    2 8.00%
  • I am INDEPENDENT and I FAVOR the actions taken BUT do not support grounded troops

    4 16.00%
  • I am a REPUBLICAN and I OPPOSE the actions taken

    1 4.00%
  • I am a DEMOCRAT and I OPPOSE the actions taken

    3 12.00%
  • I am INDEPENDENT and I OPPOSE the actions taken

    6 24.00%
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    Re: Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE the actions taken in ISIS by the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    I favor our actions so far but I don't think they go far enough. I think to fight homespun terror groups, in general, it serves the mission to impart more serious consequences for cooperation with ISIS to the general population. If ISIS hides its assets in civilian areas, bombs should still fall on the targets after a pamphlet, in the predominate language, is dropped telling the population it's going to happen in 1 hour. Every location ISIS uses as a base should be razed to the ground after extermination of ISIS operatives and a civic building built in its place. Anyone caught shielding ISIS by choice should be exterminated along with ISIS. Any investigation should be highly prejudiced against the suspect. Make connection to or cooperation with ISIS more dangerous than ISIS itself. If the people turn on ISIS, ISIS has nowhere to hide.
    If we pamphlet the area, then wouldn't the ISIS folks leave just like the "good guys"?

    Regardless, emotionally, I with you on all of that. But it also may be possible that we are already doing all that we should do...

    Really, I'm not at all sure that any of these people are good guys. Seems to me it's just a matter of degree of bad. With no immediate homeland threat from ISIS, I'm not so sure that we have to be in a rush with this thing. Nor do I feel confident that saving a hundred Iraqis is worth the life of one US soldier. Few of those people are willing to fight ISIS, and those who do don't do it as Iraq citizens, they do it for religious reasons. Seems to me that this is a religious war more than anything, and unless we can figure out how to end radical religion, it's pointless to waste American lives, as the next radical religious group will just fill the void of ISIS or the Taliban, or whoever we are fighting against.

    I'm thinking that maybe the US is better off letting those people kill each other, rather than us expending great resources killing them. I don't mind us helping in the fight against ISIS, just to contain it so that it doesn't spread too rapidly or become too strong (as in an actual threat to the US homeland), and I'm think that keeping them tied up over there may be a better option than having to fight them here.
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    Re: Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE the actions taken in ISIS by the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    If we pamphlet the area, then wouldn't the ISIS folks leave just like the "good guys"?

    Regardless, emotionally, I with you on all of that. But it also may be possible that we are already doing all that we should do...

    Really, I'm not at all sure that any of these people are good guys. Seems to me it's just a matter of degree of bad. With no immediate homeland threat from ISIS, I'm not so sure that we have to be in a rush with this thing. Nor do I feel confident that saving a hundred Iraqis is worth the life of one US soldier. Few of those people are willing to fight ISIS, and those who do don't do it as Iraq citizens, they do it for religious reasons. Seems to me that this is a religious war more than anything, and unless we can figure out how to end radical religion, it's pointless to waste American lives, as the next radical religious group will just fill the void of ISIS or the Taliban, or whoever we are fighting against.

    I'm thinking that maybe the US is better off letting those people kill each other, rather than us expending great resources killing them. I don't mind us helping in the fight against ISIS, just to contain it so that it doesn't spread too rapidly or become too strong (as in an actual threat to the US homeland), and I'm think that keeping them tied up over there may be a better option than having to fight them here.
    I would be perfectly ok with using the same tactics Mathias the Great and the Tepes line used to deter them from getting too uppity with us or their neighbors but that wouldn't fly in today's world.

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    Re: Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE the actions taken in ISIS by the US?

    We have the worlds fourth largest military on one side of the Islamic State and the second largest military in NATO on the other side of the Islamic State, and neither of them are doing a damn thing. I'm sick of the ME being a US blood and money pit!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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