View Poll Results: What should President do about Marines surrounded at Al-Asad Air Base?

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  • Order those US Marine flee like in Yemen

    78 19.90%
  • Have those Marines surrender to ISIS forces

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  • Have those Marines stay and fight it out on their own

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  • Send reinforcements and stand their ground

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Thread: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    One marine, properly supplied, is worth 100 ISIS fighters. I dont envy the enemies position if the Marines are given the option to fight.

    Obamas response should be to give the generals free reign to defend their position.


    Then it would seem your answer would be no reinforcements are necessary as those 320 Marines equate to 32,000 ISIS fighters.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Any attack that tarhets civilians is avwar crime, not just carpet bombing.

    However, an attacker isn't required to pass on attacking a target, because of civilians within close proximity. Collateral damage is acceptable, which is why we should be attacking ISIS targets relentlessly and without remorse.
    Again it depends upon the target- you know it- I know it- how about we get back to the OP?
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Again it depends upon the target- you know it- I know it- how about we get back to the OP?
    You're the one that brought up war crimes as an excuse not to attack ISIS targets.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    “The base is close to Erbil, the capital of the regional government…The warplanes will do surveillance, but the warplanes which will bomb ISIL targets will not take off from here,”Helgurt Hikmet, spokesperson for the Ministry of Peshmerga (Kurdish self-defense forces) said, as cited by Anadolu Agency.

    Turkey’s Hurriyet also reported that the US is preparing documents to get land leasehold for the next 15 years to station US military personnel and warplanes. A number of the US Air Force’s Black Hawk helicopters have already been deployed to Erbil earlier this month, to ensure quick rescue operations to save downed pilots bombing ISIS positions in Northern Iraq. Such operations became a priority after ISIS fighters burnt alive a downed Jordanian pilot.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're the one that brought up war crimes as an excuse not to attack ISIS targets.
    No, I was against high civilian causalities when it is not needed.
    I asked you about carpet bombing.
    And my answers were based upon that.
    Read back, it is there.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    No, I was against high civilian causalities when it is not needed.
    I asked you about carpet bombing.
    And my answers were based upon that.
    Read back, it is there.
    Killing the enemy is always necessary.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    I suspect a heavy dose of vitamin B-52 might do wonders in al-Baghdadi and the open country nearby. Drop leaflets first to warn the innocent to get out of town post haste, and then consider anyone still there to be hostile.

    Leaving the security of this base up to Iraqi forces is not very satisfactory. We cannot let even one of our servicemen be captured by these vermin--ever.
    What makes you think that the hostiles won't leave also, and what makes you think that the friendlies won't be held inside the town by hostiles?
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Killing the enemy is always necessary.
    Yes I know that.
    Do you support carpet bombing of towns/cities that are controlled by ISIL?
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    No, I was against high civilian causalities when it is not needed.
    I asked you about carpet bombing.
    And my answers were based upon that.
    Read back, it is there.
    There's a mindset that says that any number of civilian casualties is acceptable if it keeps an American troop out of danger. You hear that attitude expressed wherever something offensive is being considered- "If one teenager's life is saved..." "If one accident is prevented..." "If one terrorist is caught..." "If one child is protected from bullying..." "If one soldier is kept out of harms way...", well, anything is justifiable.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    There's a mindset that says that any number of civilian casualties is acceptable if it keeps an American troop out of danger. You hear that attitude expressed wherever something offensive is being considered- "If one teenager's life is saved..." "If one accident is prevented..." "If one terrorist is caught..." "If one child is protected from bullying..." "If one soldier is kept out of harms way...", well, anything is justifiable.
    Civilians die- sad - but blowing a city apart for a small number of ISIL is wrong.
    Many ways of handling it.

    And that mindset is wrong. Morally & legally wrong.
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    Not once have I showed my dick to a woman and she thought it was creepy. In fact, in 100% of the cases, they were pretty excited about it. I don't know who you're showing your **** too.

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