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

    78 19.90%
  • Have those Marines stay and fight it out on their own

    78 19.90%
  • Send reinforcements and stand their ground

    79 20.15%
  • Send reinforcements and attack ISIS

    79 20.15%
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Thread: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You think they should give up an air base?
    Evac and destroy it.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    AC-130 is what you mean.

    Putting a cannon on the side of a plane is so #murica.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Maybe it's just my view, but I suspect MANY - if not MOST - people agree.

    IF we are going to militarily involve in another county in a battle/war context, we should do so as a massive, unstopped fast rolling destruction against all possible enemies whatever it takes short of WMDs - OR DON'T GET INVOLVED AT ALL.

    These endless policing actions that go on for years and years, decade after decade - with an endless trickle of body bags and perpetually full hospital beds - and with a constant of lose of civilian lives too - is absurd and intolerable.

    Either go to war - level ISIL/ISIS villages, towns and cities while on constant, unstoppable attack (for which civilians should evacuate and not our blame if they won't or the enemy uses them for shields) - until there are no safe haven's left - OR DON'T INVOLVE.

    Our military are NOT free perpetual cops for other countries.
    100% agreed.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    If they can, they should retreat. Yes, they should flee.

    If they can't do that, I have no doubt they can hold their own until reinforcements arrive. After that, they should leave.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Essentially yes, though "carpet bombing" even with iron bombs is significantly more precise than in WWII nor would this have to be done from extreme altitudes or with B52s. This would give incentive for locals to resist ISIS/ISIL - or to evacuate the city - and give no advantage in seizing/conquering cities. There is no real alternative.
    Many have resisted.
    Here is just one case.

    BBC News - Jihadis accused of new massacres in Iraq and Syria

    IS is also accused of killing 700 tribesmen opposing them in Syria's Deir Ezzor province, over a two-week period.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Special forces are combat multipliers, not a strike force.

    Depends on which ones.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    This is serious s*** and a Custer style massacre could be in the making. Obama needs to either get in or get out, this halfway half ass war on ISIS is a recipe for disaster.
    If ISSIS masses up in order to actually try and take the base our air power would pummel them.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Coke, booze and pot for this genius.

    If you think he cares about anyone but himself, you're dreaming.
    Bush was a boozing fratboy dopehead until he turned 40 born with a silver spoon up his ass. Daddy always bailed him out and financed his failed businesses.

    Obama didn't even come close that.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    AC-130 is what you mean.



    Same thing.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    If ISSIS masses up in order to actually try and take the base our air power would pummel them.
    Actually probably wouldn't even require that. If the positions are clear some well places ground based munitions would do the trick.

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