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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    He said on 60 minutes that his plan for Syria left no room for Assad.
    That does not mean that it was his idea. That idea is something that likely originated with the Saudis.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    What likely happened is that the Saudis got the bright idea to get rid of Assad. For sure they are the ones who pushed hard for it. The U.S. likely went along with it because they thought they could put the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Syria. But then it became apparent with the demise of Morsi in Egypt that that may not be a good idea. Assad got some help from Hezbollah and because of the thing with Morsi in Egypt, the U.S. did not want to get in deep with military force and finish off Assad. Prince Bandar Bush was then royally pissed off with Obama.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Of course he wouldn't have. He would have executed, brutally, any Al Qaeda or ISIS who surfaced in Iraq. What do you know about Hussein that tells you he was willing to share power?
    Allying--which is what I said--isnt the same as sharing power. But, let's go back to what I said earlier, if ISIS invaded northern Iraq, there's nothing Saddam would have been able to do to stop them, since that area was withing the no fly zone.
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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The real question is whose bright idea was it to overthrow Assad? Those are the idiots that are responsible for this.
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    Mornin Steel. Ooooh, Oooh, I got it! That would be those alleged Arabian Knights in white shining cloth even whiter than Clorox with bleach. The Saud/Sunni !!!!!
    Err, didn't Obama draw a red line in the sand hemming in Syria's Assad? Up until then, wasn't ISIS in Syria pretty well contained and stalemated? Or even the Assad regime gaining ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    No the real question is who's bright idea was it to remove every last remnant of American militarily assets out of Iraq ?

    The idiot that decided that is responsible for this.

    Interesting factoid....its the same idiot who decided to overthrow Assad.
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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Err, didn't Obama draw a red line in the sand hemming in Syria's Assad? Up until then, wasn't ISIS in Syria pretty well contained and stalemated? Or even the Assad regime gaining ground?



    BINGO!

    That was long after the Saud started supplying weapons to the Syrian Rebel/Terrorists. Which were Sunni and many were associated with the Syrian MB. Which the MB was another one with Qatar that was supporting and helping to overthrow Assad/Shia.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That was long after the Saud started supplying weapons to the Syrian Rebel/Terrorists. Which were Sunni and many were associated with the Syrian MB. Which the MB was another one with Qatar that was supporting and helping to overthrow Assad/Shia.
    And the trouble that MB caused in Egypt, before the military coup and is now throwing them all in jail.

    How much of the Arab spring unrest could be attributed to MB and other fundamentalist organizations?

    I mean, wouldn't that be a peach? Islamic Fundamentalist Militants cause the much US welcomed and applauded Arab spring, causing dictator over turns far and wide, and it was these Islamic extremists all the time. Talk about a majorly bad miss-read (by whom exactly on the US side?)
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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Perhaps not, but Saddam would certainly be. You know, the guy who invaded Kuwait, intended to conquer Saud, gassed the Kurds, etc.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I've read it grew out of Saddam's Republican Guard and Baathists that were ousted after 2003 invasion. A lot of them went to Syria.
    I think you're both saying the same thing.
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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    And the trouble that MB caused in Egypt, before the military coup and is now throwing them all in jail.

    How much of the Arab spring unrest could be attributed to MB and other fundamentalist organizations?

    I mean, wouldn't that be a peach? Islamic Fundamentalist Militants cause the much US welcomed and applauded Arab spring, causing dictator over turns far and wide, and it was these Islamic extremists all the time. Talk about a majorly bad miss-read (by whom exactly on the US side?)


    Funny how the MB was involved with Libya to, huh? Lets not forget the MB is what AQ rose from and many many others.

    Which really.....we do need to smack them down here in the US. With anything they have to talk about or say. The MB is like the suits.....they don't want to get dirty anymore. Unless absolutely necessary. Oh and they are all about using western democracy to follow their grand delusion.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    What likely happened is that the Saudis got the bright idea to get rid of Assad. For sure they are the ones who pushed hard for it. The U.S. likely went along with it because they thought they could put the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Syria. But then it became apparent with the demise of Morsi in Egypt that that may not be a good idea. Assad got some help from Hezbollah and because of the thing with Morsi in Egypt, the U.S. did not want to get in deep with military force and finish off Assad. Prince Bandar Bush was then royally pissed off with Obama.
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