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petroglyph
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March 5th, 2015 at 10:09:05 AM permalink
A recent poll says Americans 2 to 1 favor putting "boots on the ground" to fight a war with ISIS. They [ISIS] have no country and can shift at will to more friendly ground. Do we want to chase them around the world?

Would you be willing to send your own kids or go yourself, or is that someone else's duty?

http://news.yahoo.com/new-poll-finds-major-american-support-for-sending-u-s--ground-troops-to-fight-islamic-state-172035497.html
AZDuffman
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March 5th, 2015 at 10:17:17 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph



Would you be willing to send your own kids or go yourself, or is that someone else's duty?



No way. The American Public decided it will not support what needs to be done to solve the problem. A 30 year occupation and de-islamificaion effort would be the least that would be needed to clean that swamp up. When we invaded Iraq the media were declaring defeat three weeks in. 8 months later the LIVs were wondering why the war was taking longer than an NHL season.

ISIS poses no real threat in geopolitical or strategic terms.
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Zcore13
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March 5th, 2015 at 10:34:36 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

A recent poll says Americans 2 to 1 favor putting "boots on the ground" to fight a war with ISIS. They [ISIS] have no country and can shift at will to more friendly ground. Do we want to chase them around the world?

Would you be willing to send your own kids or go yourself, or is that someone else's duty?

http://news.yahoo.com/new-poll-finds-major-american-support-for-sending-u-s--ground-troops-to-fight-islamic-state-172035497.html



My Son is an Army Ranger. He and all his team are ready and willing to go and if I could work it out, I'd go too.


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rxwine
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March 5th, 2015 at 11:54:45 AM permalink
Not sure we need to consider other actions until the Iraqis and others take or do not take Mosul. Barring some other unforeseen action.
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DRich
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March 5th, 2015 at 12:08:09 PM permalink
I am all for it. All of our soldiers have chosen the profession and understand the risks and consequences that are part of their job.

I also enjoy watching the news to see what new technologies we will be deploying. I still remember the first war with Iraq and seeing these "new" stealth fighters. It turns out those planes were active for almost eight years before we ever found out they existed. I am always curious to see what new technologies we will be demonstrating and wondering what other technologies are available but that we are not ready to publicly display.
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Tanko
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March 5th, 2015 at 12:32:39 PM permalink
The always reliable Turks are assuring Christian genocide by preventing Christians from crossing their border to flee ISIS.

Yet they continue to allow fighters to cross their border to join ISIS.

Meanwhile, the White House plans to allow an expected 75,000 Sunni Muslims (ISIS is Sunni) to be resettled in the USA, but no Christians.

This is because the Administration says Sunni's are persecuted by their Syrian government, but the Christians are only persecuted by ISIS, which is not a government.


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petroglyph
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March 5th, 2015 at 1:23:56 PM permalink
Quote: Tanko

The always reliable Turks are assuring Christian genocide by preventing Christians from crossing their border to flee ISIS.

Yet they continue to allow fighters to cross their border to join ISIS.

Meanwhile, the White House plans to allow an expected 75,000 Sunni Muslims (ISIS is Sunni) to be resettled in the USA, but no Christians.

This is because the Administration says Sunni's are persecuted by their Syrian government, but the Christians are only persecuted by ISIS, which is not a government.


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Good link Tanko.

I read it and I feel like I just took a trip to bizarro land. Nobody gives a crap when the Christians get murdered except to make headlines. Even Saddam let them worship in their own way. Assad [Syria] has let them worship and have their own churches. The Christians and some Jews have lived in Syria since biblical times. Assad's government is the last secular government in the mid-east.

The Kurds have repeatedly shown themselves to be a group that I think we should consider our allies. They have been on what I consider the correct side of all these conflicts since before Hussein used nerve agents against them.

This part from your linked article "to be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years"
I ask sarcastically "what could possibly go wrong with this?"Because they [Christians] aren't being persecuted by their government [Assad] then we won't, and no one else should let them seek asylum. They are "only" being persecuted by Isis who we, for which are at least partially to blame [along with SA and Qatar], then they shouldn't seek asylum here or anywhere in the west.

How utterly frigging bizarre. What in the world is going on here? If only 1% of those allowed to come here are militant extremists [like the 911 Sunni highjackers] than terrorism will go exponential in this country. The logic escapes me.

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