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%
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Thread: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    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.
    Bullcrap.

    I don't even know where to start to show your inaccuracies.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    They were not a number in force that couldn't be handled without airstrikes. Probably too close in.
    Two weeks ago the enemy wasn't there at all. The fact that they've approached as closely as they have is disturbing.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    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.
    Hussein needed to go and the real error was not taking him out in the 1st Gulf War, then leaving what remained of the Iraqi military intact and turning the government over to whoever was in charge of the Iraqi military. Hussein was too much an invasion war monger to leave in power. But Gulf War 1 and even moreso #2 was STUPIDLY concluded. The other "strong man" thug dictators? Yes, they should have been left alone. Obama removed 2 of them and has crippled the 3rd (Assad) as his personal support of revolutionaries in my opinion.

    I truly believe Obama sees his spiritual and ethical task to do what he can as President to support the formation of a large radical Islamic super power in the ME, but has to stay within the parameters of APPEARING to be pro-American and to avoid serious impeachment talk.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    And can be a War Crime.
    Explain how and use citation.
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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 EnigmaO01 View Post
    Puff the Magic Dragon gunship works best for me. I think it's still in use?
    There's no doubt AC-130's, armed helicopters, A-10's, etc. are very powerful. What concerns me is that these jihadists probably have some pretty capable anti-aircraft weapons. That presents the risk that an aircraft which flies low and slow could be shot down, and one or more of the crew captured by these murdering bastards. But they would be completely helpless against heavy bombers, especially ones flying at night at 35,000 feet.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    this isn't a decision i can make.... it's a decision for the local commander to make based on his knowledge of the tactical situation.

    my best guess is that it will be business as usual for the Marines there.

    Surrender is an idiot poll option, though...

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    More Obama hating BS.

    The CIC that threw our troops under a bus was the previous one. This one actually gives a damn.


    Sure he does.
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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    320 Marines at the massive al-Asad Air Base are being surrounded by ISIS fighters, ISIS having essentially overrun the neighorboring city of al-Baghdadi and the al-Baghdadi district.

    There have numerous suicide runs at the base which also has been hit with mortars.

    BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped (UPDATED) | LibertyNEWS.com

    ISIS Fighters Reportedly Seize Parts Of Iraqi Town, Threatening U.S. Marine Base


    What should the response of President Obama be?
    fully scale air assault with heavy tank backup. that is if we have any resources that can mobilize quickly enough.
    there is no way that these guys should stay trapped or be killed.

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    320 Marines at the massive al-Asad Air Base are being surrounded by ISIS fighters, ISIS having essentially overrun the neighorboring city of al-Baghdadi and the al-Baghdadi district.

    There have numerous suicide runs at the base which also has been hit with mortars.

    BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped (UPDATED) | LibertyNEWS.com

    ISIS Fighters Reportedly Seize Parts Of Iraqi Town, Threatening U.S. Marine Base


    What should the response of President Obama be?
    Fly to Hawaii for a round of golf?

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    Re: Marines being surrounded in Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Hussein needed to go and the real error was not taking him out in the 1st Gulf War, then leaving what remained of the Iraqi military intact and turning the government over to whoever was in charge of the Iraqi military. Hussein was too much an invasion war monger to leave in power. But Gulf War 1 and even moreso #2 was STUPIDLY concluded. The other "strong man" thug dictators? Yes, they should have been left alone. Obama removed 2 of them and has crippled the 3rd (Assad) as his personal support of revolutionaries in my opinion.

    I truly believe Obama sees his spiritual and ethical task to do what he can as President to support the formation of a large radical Islamic super power in the ME, but has to stay within the parameters of APPEARING to be pro-American and to avoid serious impeachment talk.
    Ok, two gulf wars poorly executed, and then the failure on Obama's part in removing Mubarak, Gaddafi and crippling Assad. I'll take that as grounds of agreement between you and I and leave it there.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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