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Iraq is falling

Postby paperburn1 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:33 am

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06 ... -air-base/

This is what happens when you try and run a kinder gentler war . they com back and bite you in your backside.
This has been going on for a week now and we are just starting to respond. The surprise is not that Iraq is once again coming apart at the seams, but that it took so long. Holding territory requires boots on the ground and we just do not have enough in theater to do any good.
my only question is how will Washington explain this away.
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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby JLawson » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:20 am

When opinion and reality conflict - guess which one is going to win in the long run.

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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby choff » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:01 am

A lot of those terrorists on the march in Iraq were trained in Saudi Arabia to attack Syria by guess who. Apparently they captured some Apache and Kiowa helicopters.
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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby Skipjack » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:17 pm

Should have never gone there to begin with. Saddam was an asshole and he did kill a lot of his people, but at least his country was comparably safe and stable. Removing him clearly made things worse. Everyone but the US and GB saw this coming. This is why no one supported that war. I predicted that this would happen back then and now we have the mess. These people are not culturally ready for democracy. The argument to leave US troops there is not valid. We could not have left them there forever. It was too costly in both money and lives of US troops. How many more Americans were supposed to die for this?

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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby Diogenes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:05 pm

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby choff » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:17 pm

Well, there is a line of thought that the whole reason for invading Iraq in the first place was to keep the price of oil artificially high. The U.N. embargo was going to be lifted so the U.S. invaded to keep the place in chaos. If that's true, then the current success of the terrorists would be consistent with the high oil price policy, expect only token efforts to limit the terrorist gains.
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Re: Iraq is falling

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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby Diogenes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:28 pm

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
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Re: Iraq is falling

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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby Diogenes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:58 pm

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby Diogenes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:23 pm

‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
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Re: Iraq is falling

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Re: Iraq is falling

Postby hanelyp » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:30 pm

The daylight is uncomfortably bright for eyes so long in the dark.

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Re: Iraq is falling

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