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 earthworm View Post
    35% say to flee or surrender ... This poll must be contaminated by Islamic extremists .. ? Just too ludicrous ! Are there that many people who hate us ??
    I say leave. And I am about as far as an Islamic extremist as you can get.
    But I say, have fun there. Sign up and go. Stay as long as you want. Fight all you want. Instead of wanting to watch other peoples kids die in a worthless war.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Occupying their lands, stealing their oil, propping up leaders for our own interests. If other countries tried that in the US, how would you feel?
    LOLOLOLOL. Stealing oil. We get almost no oil from them.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    LOLOLOLOL. Stealing oil. We get almost no oil from them.
    The US has though exploited plenty of oil from the Middle East. US and British oil companies were among the first to organise, and the two governments had no compunction about kicking any opposition to the curb. So though we might see little oil flowing this direction now, it's not always been that way. And, a stated purpose for US engagement in the ME since at least the Carter administration, is the free uninterrupted flow of oil from the region.

    This is what happened in the early 1950s in Iran. The Iranian government, under Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq, nationalized Iran's oil in 1951. Iran's concession was unusual for the Middle East in that there was only one parent company, BP. When its holdings were nationalized, BP obtained court orders enjoining other companies from buying oil from the Iranian government. Afraid of the example that a successful nationali- zation might set for other Middle Eastern oil exporting states, the British and American governments worked to destabilize and eventually to overthrow the Mossadeq regime. The restoration of the Shah in 1953 following a brief period of ouster also reinstated foreign oil companies as managers of the nationalized Iranian oil company.

    http://www.globaloilwatch.com/report...-tetreault.pdf
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The US has though exploited plenty of oil from the Middle East. US and British oil companies were among the first to organise, and the two governments had no compunction about kicking any opposition to the curb. So though we might see little oil flowing this direction now, it's not always been that way. And, a stated purpose for US engagement in the ME since at least the Carter administration, is the free uninterrupted flow of oil from the region.

    This is what happened in the early 1950s in Iran. The Iranian government, under Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq, nationalized Iran's oil in 1951. Iran's concession was unusual for the Middle East in that there was only one parent company, BP. When its holdings were nationalized, BP obtained court orders enjoining other companies from buying oil from the Iranian government. Afraid of the example that a successful nationali- zation might set for other Middle Eastern oil exporting states, the British and American governments worked to destabilize and eventually to overthrow the Mossadeq regime. The restoration of the Shah in 1953 following a brief period of ouster also reinstated foreign oil companies as managers of the nationalized Iranian oil company.

    http://www.globaloilwatch.com/report...-tetreault.pdf
    Oh, now its the middle east as a whole. Please.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Oh, now its the middle east as a whole. Please.
    Sorry, thought that's the region under discussion.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Sorry, thought that's the region under discussion.
    Right, because the Marines are being "surrounded" in Saudi Arabia.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Right, because the Marines are being "surrounded" in Saudi Arabia.
    I'm sorry but I don't get your point.
    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 earthworm View Post
    A point , an excellent point , probably the root of terrorism ....but that bit about "stealing oil" .. the oil should "belong" to the people of this earth ..
    The oil is on their land. It is theirs. Just as oil on our land is ours.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    LOLOLOLOL. Stealing oil. We get almost no oil from them.
    In the lead up to 9/11 we produced only slightly more than what we imported from OPEC nations. I use OPEC because the majority of them have seen terrorism since 9/11.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    The oil is on their land. It is theirs. Just as oil on our land is ours.
    And they have been breaking it off in our ass ever since. We made them gazillionaires.

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