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I agree with you. It seems for every insurgent we kill and every casualty that may come along with it....it motivates 10 more to join them. This was my experience in Iraq.
originally posted by: Firefly_
a reply to: St Udio
But it took nuclear weapons to stop the fanatical Japanese. There may be similarities, but the situations are quite different. The same will not happen with IS. Nukes will only mean the end of everything - and I can bet IS will obtain them and use them.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Willtell
Let them try and invade our lands and try and kill us, they will be met with one hell of a surprise.
Um, you have a short memory, or are completely ignorant of recent history.
IS exist as a direct consequence of western foreign policy. Our governments, and those who supported the wars are all responsible for their existence.
It is all of our business whether we like it or not.
The cancer is spreading.
The US will deal with this one way or the other…there not just going to get out
If anything they should change from a immoral selfish policy to a moral one that seeks peace, negotiation, and understanding, not surreptitious plots and unjust war supporting one lunatic against the other
originally posted by: Syyth007
This is a much deeper rooted problem then "send in the troops and kill the bad guys"- ISIS would love for western troops to come fight them on the ground in their territory, as they would see huge increases in recruitment numbers. It wouldn't be like our fight against the Iraqi army, but a bloody, brutal urban insurgency, a continuation of the guerrilla warfare that has been going on in Iraq for over a decade now.
Yes, ISIS are deplorable, but many of the Sunni majority areas prefer their treatment under ISIS, then they did by a Shiite government. There are plenty of Iranian backed Shiite militias that are chomping at the bit to fight ISIS, but they will commit the very same atrocities ISIS is famous for.
They have more funding, more equipment, and more experience then they did 10 years ago - we couldn't break the insurgency back then - Thinking we can now put troops on the ground and make everything hunky-dory is a huge folly.