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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It may not, it depends on the specific situation, but a terrorist who doesn't care about his own life may very well care about the lives of those closest to him. The threat that if he continues, that it won't just be his sacrifice, but everyone he knows and loves as well, may be enough to stop these animals. We just have to be willing to carry through on the threat to show we're serious.
    That was the point I thought I was making. Killing a terrorist no issues- the problem we have seen in Yemen is that collateral damage leads to recruitment.
    Problem is the family travels with them. Review the drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan as an example. Causes more problems on average than problems solved
    The US has spent a lot of money in Yemen which is going thru a civil war. Both sides trying to take power are in a long running conflict with AQ in Yemen.
    Reason whey the West and the Sunni should provide training and weapons.
    The underlying causes also need to be addressed. But that should not be a western problem. Leave it to Saudi, Qatar, UAE and such to pay for all training and weapons.
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Do ground troops even help? It seems to destabilize regions and any terrorist infrastructure we destroy is recreated in another failed state. It's like whack-a-mole.

    If we could just land troops and wipe out Islamic terrorists once and for all I'd be for it. It doesn't seem to work out that way though.
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Absolutely NOT. There will be terrorist on Earth until the end of time no matter what anybody does. Putting troops on the ground will accomplish getting people on both sides killed.
    We should just learn to live with the casualties on our side?
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Do ground troops even help? It seems to destabilize regions and any terrorist infrastructure we destroy is recreated in another failed state. It's like whack-a-mole.

    If we could just land troops and wipe out Islamic terrorists once and for all I'd be for it. It doesn't seem to work out that way though.
    Did ground troops help during WW2?
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    That was the point I thought I was making. Killing a terrorist no issues- the problem we have seen in Yemen is that collateral damage leads to recruitment.
    Problem is the family travels with them. Review the drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan as an example. Causes more problems on average than problems solved
    The US has spent a lot of money in Yemen which is going thru a civil war. Both sides trying to take power are in a long running conflict with AQ in Yemen.
    Reason whey the West and the Sunni should provide training and weapons.
    The underlying causes also need to be addressed. But that should not be a western problem. Leave it to Saudi, Qatar, UAE and such to pay for all training and weapons.
    Trying to instil western values on a medevil society ain't gonna work.
    The problem, is that we don't kill enough of them.
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    That was the point I thought I was making. Killing a terrorist no issues- the problem we have seen in Yemen is that collateral damage leads to recruitment.
    Problem is the family travels with them. Review the drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan as an example. Causes more problems on average than problems solved
    The US has spent a lot of money in Yemen which is going thru a civil war. Both sides trying to take power are in a long running conflict with AQ in Yemen.
    Reason whey the West and the Sunni should provide training and weapons.
    The underlying causes also need to be addressed. But that should not be a western problem. Leave it to Saudi, Qatar, UAE and such to pay for all training and weapons.
    Trying to instil western values on a medevil society ain't gonna work.
    The point here isn't to kill them after they've already attacked, it's to prevent an attack in the first place. If we let them know that, should they attack, there will be severe consequences, define the consequences clearly and be willing to carry out the consequences, maybe we can prevent some of the attacks. We aren't going to instill western values but we certainly can instill some good old fashioned human fear into them.
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    101 to 5? I think the no's have it.

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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did ground troops help during WW2?
    That's a different type of enemy.
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's a different type of enemy.
    So?.....
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    Re: Should the West place troops on the ground to take out terrorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then you'll get mowed under by the rising tide of religious fundamentalist terrorism.
    Um...which religion has killed the most people in the name of their god? Here's a hint: it's not Islam.
    “To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn

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