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

    78 19.90%
  • Send reinforcements and stand their ground

    79 20.15%
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Thread: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    I checked for this to be a public poll. This isn't the first time the software made it private anyway. Frustrating. Private polls have become worthless as a poll, though the topic valid.

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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.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I checked for this to be a public poll. This isn't the first time the software made it private anyway. Frustrating. Private polls have become worthless as a poll, though the topic valid.
    Lefties are gaming the system. The only way around it I know for now is to post polls in the general politics forum-where they can be made public and non-forumites can't vote.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes, the warmongers medicine chest.
    That can't hide the fact, which you have made clear, that you are unwilling to see this country use any force at all against these jihadists. You would let them do whatever they please, regardless of how many innocent people--including Americans--they would murder as the result of your inaction.

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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.
    When my dad was at a remote Special Forces camp in Vietnam capture was not an option. If they were overrun and capture was imminent they were instructed to pull the pin on a frag grenade. Much more humane than being captured.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    That can't hide the fact, which you have made clear, that you are unwilling to see this country use any force at all against these jihadists. You would let them do whatever they please, regardless of how many innocent people--including Americans--they would murder as the result of your inaction.
    No, not so fast. Had I been influential, Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad would have been left alone as the rough around the edges stabilising forces that practiced containment of these miscreants that US policy has let out of the bottle.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Now the question was- Carpet Bombing- Yes- No.
    After that is answered we can carry on the discussion. Fair?
    Depends on the target and the mission. Sometimes carpet bombing is useful, sometimes ot's a waste of munitions.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Depends on the target and the mission. Sometimes carpet bombing is useful, sometimes ot's a waste of munitions.
    And can be a War Crime.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    ISIS being in mortar range of the air base severely limits it's potential usage. While attacks on the base itself have been limited, ISIS has been fighting and has captured essentially the entire surrounding area - and is holding it.

    Since this is all around a USA massive military and air base - and very close to Bagdad, obviously ISIS has NO fear of the supposed 60,000 Iraqi troops in Bagdad and 100% confidence that President Obama is going to keep his promise to ISIS that he wouldn't allow America troops to attack them, though they certainly can attack us anyway.

    Our president is on their side, though saying otherwise. They kill Americans and allies, and he responds by attacking Christians and the West. They absolutely will not mention "victory" and only has said ISIS will be "downgraded." He has promises ISIS that he will not have American troops attack no matter whether they attack American troops themselves or whatever else they do to Americans and the USA.

    I'm fairly confident there has never been ANY American president who has assured a declared enemy that no matter what they do there is no circumstance where he will use the Army or Marines against them, assuring them as long as they cover themselves in terms of air power they can attack and kill as many people as they want, including Americans, and engage in any acts of terrorism anywhere in the world - knowing that it is the President of the United States himself who is protecting them from the American military.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They allowed the enemy to approach close enough to be engaged with gunships. That's close and yes, I question that strategy.
    They were not a number in force that couldn't be handled without airstrikes. Probably too close in.

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