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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
Can't win? The U.S. could end it all in two days if they so wanted.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: kosmicjack
Agreed. It makes no sense.
It's a highly produced, double-down gambit against their own survival. Why the hell are they so desperate to draw the west into being utterly united in the destruction of IS?
Because it is highly cost effective to fight a defensive war. It is also extremely costly to fight an offensive war. ISIS believes, quite correctly that with enough bloodshed they will win any defensive war with the west and they will do it at a far lower cost. Actions like this are designed to provoke us into a war that we can't afford and we can't win.
originally posted by: Freenrgy2
a reply to: jhn7537
Yeah, this should definitely be a global issue. What would happen if these barbarous acts started happening over here? (discounting what the crazies that already live here do already)
I keep thinking just exactly what it is going to take before most of society says "ENOUGH" and makes demands of their government; whether it be the economy, the debt, terrorism, etc. Give them an ultimatum they better respect or this whole thing is coming down.
I just can't stomach anymore what individuals and groups of people are allowed to get away with. Why does it take so damn long to catch them. Why do so many have to be tortured before someone has the balls to take them out!
originally posted by: kosmicjack Why the hell are they so desperate to draw the west into being utterly united in the destruction of IS?
But Obama has been more restrained in his response to ISIS, which is understandable considering the U.S. has been covertly funding the terror group alongside NATO ally Turkey as part of their proxy war against Syria. “During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi [an ISIS commander] revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source within Pakistani law enforcement told a local newspaper. President Obama wants a $38 billion budget increase for the Defense Department, which includes $5.3 billion to equip “appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition,” but back in September ISIS signed a truce with the remaining rebel groups and they are now working together against the Syrian government. “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in… Qalamoun,” Bassel Idriss, the commander of a “moderate” rebel brigade, told the Lebanese Daily Star. And another “moderate” commander of the Free Syrian Army, Abu Khaled, also revealed they are collaborating with Islamic militants. “Let’s face it: The Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values,” he added.
More than a dozen people may have been killed after a Buddhist group rampaged through a town in an isolated corner of Myanmar, hacking Muslim women and children with knives, a rights group reported Friday.
originally posted by: eletheia
originally posted by: sg1642]
At what point are we responsible? We caused just as much carnage and murdered more people in equally brutal ways in Iraq. Yes they should be held accountable and responsible but we are hypocritical to sit and cast judgement when our nations actions have been criminal and despicable. These people are scum and should be brought to justice, but we aren't any better.
You mean Saddam didn't gas and kill ANY of his own people?
And while the Iraqi people were in the main very poor .... He (Saddam)
was living 'high on the hog' and building palace after palace (with gold fittings)
for himself and his family. Some people have short, or memories of convenience
I would recommend doing what we are doing air support and special forces giving training, fire support and assistance so that people in Iraq can solve the problems in Iraq.
originally posted by: Freenrgy2
a reply to: sg1642
Then what would you recommend; standing by and singing kumbya?