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originally posted by: butcherguy
originally posted by: ANNED
Marines will just call in close air support for a target rich environment.
For ISIS to take Ain al-Asad air base they have to leave areas they can hide.
If they take a airbase then they are subject to carpet bombing due to them being out side a civilian area.
Some of the tweets coming out of the area said that ISIS fighters were in control of at least one building in the air base.
If that is the case, it would make air support difficult.
If ISIS did take the air base, they would most likely have some US prisoners. I don't know how eager Obama would be to carpet bomb the area in that situation.
originally posted by: Xeven
I swear if an Iraqi went Deer hunting the Deer would win. WTF is wrong with their military?
Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Commander Elissa Smith confirmed the attack to Reuters, saying “There were reports of ineffective indirect fire in the vicinity of the base.”
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Real question: Why in the hell are American troops still on the ground in Iraq? At this point this whole shebang should be between ISIS and Iraq's security force and, if that security force fails, the US should stand back and allow Iran and Syria to clean the dog crap out of their own back yards and stay the hell out of it. Those Marines are NOT protecting American freedoms or American safety over there at this point.
Lay down as many booby trapped munitions as possible for ISIS to find, kick the sand off their boots as they board the transports, and return them all safely to the USA. Then assign them to our nation's Southern border where our honest to goodness freedoms and security are being jeopardized by an external enemy aided and abetted by internal authorities.
Pffffffft, IF the truth ever comes out, we will see that ISIS was created by the same governments that used their actions to create MORE draconian laws against the people who believe in this fear mongering terrorist crap! It's already been done! Remember 9/11?
originally posted by: Foderalover
I saw of fox last night that the marines were ordered by homeland security to lay down weapons and evacuate . Of course Fox has to spin it to a left right thing.