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BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: jaffo

Didn't you know? ISIS is CIA so that the US has an excuse to go to war with everyone in the Middle East, so we can build a pipeline for all the oil we're not getting from the region already after the Iraq invasion.


You mean the oil we buy at whatever price they tell us we have to pay, right?




posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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You can't just merely compare the numbers when it comes to this war. ISIS conceal themselves in the community and make random strikes on those who are not expecting it.

Yes there may be 300 marines, but the chances of losing some is almost inevitable due to the nature of the fighting. We aren't talking WWII style front line fighting. This is guerrilla warfare.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: charolais
You can't just merely compare the numbers when it comes to this war. ISIS conceal themselves in the community and make random strikes on those who are not expecting it.

Yes there may be 300 marines, but the chances of losing some is almost inevitable due to the nature of the fighting. We aren't talking WWII style front line fighting. This is guerrilla warfare.


Unless IS is assaulting a base, which is what's being discussed.

300 Marines defending a fortified compound could likely withstand thousands of IS fighters. It's not like IS has airstrike capability, accurate artillery, tanks, etc.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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They breeched Al-Asad, they did not capture it.

www.cbsnews.com...



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
They breeched Al-Asad, they did not capture it.

www.cbsnews.com...


So they managed to sneak onto a base that is GIGANTIC where every inch of perimeter can't possibly be guarded... big whoop.

What a non-story this turned out to be.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Answer

Yep pretty much.

Its like when the Taliban breached Tarin Kowt airfield and pretty much walked into a wall of lead and grenades.

Got to watch that one. Good times.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: jaffo

Heads are being stacked in piles south of your border and that doesn't bother the US enough to intervene. ISIS takes a half dozen heads and the US wants troop deployment....

a little consistency wouldn't hurt.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: jaffo

Didn't you know? ISIS is CIA so that the US has an excuse to go to war with everyone in the Middle East, so we can build a pipeline for all the oil we're not getting from the region already after the Iraq invasion.


Then why does the US bother with the ME then? Everything that happens in the ME, happens 10 fold in Mexico. Is it because Mexico is not majority Muslim that the US does not bother invading Mexico? Does the US only intervene against violence when they get to kill Muslims?



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I know this might be a little off-topic, but I would really like to know, when exactly did American soldiers really defended American freedom or safety( WW 2 not included ) ? I cannot understand an American soldier that really believes that he's fighting for America in a country on the opposite side of the world. I did understand it why people would think that after 9/11, but why now, when we know what really happened? Like really, i just don't understand it...

Tell me the name of aggression, uhm, i wanted to say operation, my bad, where did American soldiers really fight for American freedom and safety...

All you guys ever did was just trying to fix things in someone else's country, sell weapons to some punks who then lose it and it falls into the hands of terrorists, and as a result it just makes things worst. Or i am just too old and forgetting things...

Okay, so this is actually way off-topic, please do not respond to me on this thread, but send me a private message. Do not derail thread please.

And not to make it completely off-topic, I as well find the timing of this really suspicious...

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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300 Marines defending a fortified compound could likely withstand thousands of IS fighters. It's not like IS has airstrike capability, accurate artillery, tanks, etc.


IS does have accurate artillery and tanks, but not airstrike capability.
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: jaffo

Didn't you know? ISIS is CIA so that the US has an excuse to go to war with everyone in the Middle East, so we can build a pipeline for all the oil we're not getting from the region already after the Iraq invasion.


Then why does the US bother with the ME then? Everything that happens in the ME, happens 10 fold in Mexico. Is it because Mexico is not majority Muslim that the US does not bother invading Mexico? Does the US only intervene against violence when they get to kill Muslims?


Mexicans did not fly planes into our buildings. Mexicans are not beheading Americans (yeah maybe some time in history) but not on regular basis. Mexicans are not scheming to kill more Americans or our allies. Mexican beheadings are an internal Mexican problem. ISIS has decided to make us their enemy. Mexicans are not killing us because we don't worship the same way they do. I could go on and on. ISIS wants world domination for a backward degenerate religious belief.

We fight Muslims because Islam leads some of the weaker minded believers to go militant against everyone who wont obey and live by their belief system. Islam taken and followed literally is disgusting and backward. Moderate Muslims don't follow Islam literally or they would be burning people alive too.

And yes the other religions in the world have horrific crap in their scriptures too but their followers are not doing what Islamic extremist are doing.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: Xeven

Hmm...interesting.

Saudi's flew planes into those buildings...yet, there is Saudi Arabia, free from US threat.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: Xeven


Mexicans did not fly planes into our buildings.


Neither did Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans, Russians, or Afghans. What is your point.


Mexicans are not beheading Americans (yeah maybe some time in history) but not on regular basis.


Yes they are.



Mexicans are not scheming to kill more Americans or our allies. Mexican beheadings are an internal Mexican problem.


Mexicans are not scheming to get tons of coc aine to the US that is going to kill countless Americans?



ISIS has decided to make us their enemy. Mexicans are not killing us because we don't worship the same way they do. I could go on and on. ISIS wants world domination for a backward degenerate religious belief.


The western military industrial complex does not welcome this enemy and stand to gain trillions of dollars in a war effort to stop them?


We fight Muslims because Islam leads some of the weaker minded believers to go militant against everyone who wont obey and live by their belief system. Islam taken and followed literally is disgusting and backward. Moderate Muslims don't follow Islam literally or they would be burning people alive too.

And yes the other religions in the world have horrific crap in their scriptures too but their followers are not doing what Islamic extremist are doing.


So you fight Muslims, NOT extremists since every religion has them but your refuse to recognize horrific crimes against humanity from any religion other than Muslims.

Your a bigot. I get it.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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Never forget the original sin of George Bush and Dick Cheney and their f up invasion.

How they sleep nights is beyond me.

Of course they sleep because they have no conscience.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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The Pentagon has released the following info about the raid:

Pentagon: Attack on Al Asad Airbase in Iraq carried out by 20-25 Islamic State fighters, led by several suicide bombers; no US troops involved, Iraq forces suffered no casualties - @Reuters

Ariticle here



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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Al-asad was nice I liked the chow hall..



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: mbkennel


300 Marines defending a fortified compound could likely withstand thousands of IS fighters. It's not like IS has airstrike capability, accurate artillery, tanks, etc.


IS does have accurate artillery and tanks, but not airstrike capability.


Except that the location of the airbase makes it nigh impossible to move tanks or artillery into place. IS may have those implements SOMEwhere but not in the middle of Iraq attacking an air base full of Marines.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: mbkennel


300 Marines defending a fortified compound could likely withstand thousands of IS fighters. It's not like IS has airstrike capability, accurate artillery, tanks, etc.


IS does have accurate artillery and tanks, but not airstrike capability.


And without air superiority those tanks and artillary would be turned to burning lumps of scrap metal.


This is how it would go:

ISIS open fire with artillary

USAF fighters will zoom past and drop missles on it.


ISIS roll up in armor

USA helicopters shred them.

Either way they are junk.

Just look at what happended to Iraqi heavy armor and equipment back in 2003. And they had more of it and were at least slightly better trained to use it.


As everyone knows im the last person to be RAR RAR merika! But i know what modern weapons can do. And i know nothing can beat the US military in a standard toe to toe enagement,


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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
Never forget the original sin of George Bush and Dick Cheney and their f up invasion.

How they sleep nights is beyond me.

Of course they sleep because they have no conscience.



The hundreds of millions they made off those wars likely pays for some good sleeping pills too



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: tom.farnhill




all i can think of is those poor Iraqis is there no end to their suffering , i really do feel for them , the constant fear they must endure day in day out it's enough to drive one crazy.


Glad to see someone thinking of the Iraqi people. They have been through a lot and peeps are fast to forget the amount that have died and for little to no real reason..

purp..




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