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

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Thread: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Depends on which ones.
    No it doesn't.
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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.
    And then the infantry can go mop up what's left.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And then the infantry can go mop up what's left.
    True, because all the remaining Islamic State fighters will gather on the battle field to fight them.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    True, because all the remaining Islamic State fighters will gather on the battle field to fight them.
    Or, they'll be retreating and we'll chase them down and kill them.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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



    Thats a bit of liberty these terrorists freaks can't argue with. I want them terrified and wide awake at night, and sooner rather than later-dead.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Or, they'll be retreating and we'll chase them down and kill them.
    Sorry, this genies not going back in the bottle, unfortunately.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    True, because all the remaining Islamic State fighters will gather on the battle field to fight them.
    Maybe you are being sarcastic, but I would expect that they would blend into the local population, and live to fight another day.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Maybe you are being sarcastic, but I would expect that they would blend into the local population, and live to fight another day.
    I was, you're right. What you said is what I believe and what apdst thinks will happen is a fantasy.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    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.
    We have 300+ American troops with air support, plus hundreds or maybe even thousands of Iraqi troops at that base. The reports that I read indicate there were less than 400 ISIS fighters who took over that neighboring town. So even if all the ISIS fighters in that down attacked the base, ISIS would be pathetically outnumbered and outgunned. And I don't see them abandoning the town at all.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I was, you're right. What you said is what I believe and what apdst thinks will happen is a fantasy.
    ISIS pisses me off just as much as it pissed people like apdst off, but American ground forces will not be particularly effective against an enemy that we can't identify, and which doesn't conduct themselves by any particular rules of engagement, and which may or may not even be in uniform. No point in fighting a war we can't win.

    I totally get the emotional response to ISIS, but I really don't get those who insist that it's the responsibility of the US to fight someone else's battle. I suspect for some reason, people like adpst can't imagine the scenario that our ground troops would be in. Do they really thing that ISIS will just amass in a large formation that we can wipe out? Or do they think we can go door to door asking people: "are you ISIS"?
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