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originally posted by: victor7
Have a bad feeling about events in Syria.
US will have to accept Assad the "much better" of two evils. Example: Egypt is now quiet and peaceful with Army back in power and a new and younger Mubarak in the leadership.
Seems no alternative in Arab for a secular dictatorship.
The reality is wars do not stop until the population stops them from within
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: mazzroth
i would say low yield tactical nukes and thermobarics would be enough to make people think twice.
what ever they chose to do they need to do it quickly, cant let a situations emotion go to waste now.
ISIS isn't a normal fighting force the only thing the will heed to is overwhelming power. Tell the people in the strike areas to move out or be counted with the enemy or tell us where they are.
...Now that it has taken Dabiq, the Islamic State awaits the arrival of an enemy army there, whose defeat will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse. Western media frequently miss references to Dabiq in the Islamic State’s videos, and focus instead on lurid scenes of beheading. “Here we are, burying the first American crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive,
The Prophetic narration that foretells the Dabiq battle refers to the enemy as Rome. Who “Rome” is, now that the pope has no army, remains a matter of debate. But Cerantonio makes a case that Rome meant the Eastern Roman empire, which had its capital in what is now Istanbul. We should think of Rome as the Republic of Turkey—the same republic that ended the last self-identified caliphate, 90 years ago. Other Islamic State sources suggest that Rome might mean any infidel army, and the Americans will do nicely
After its battle in Dabiq, Cerantonio said, the caliphate will expand and sack Istanbul. Some believe it will then cover the entire Earth, but Cerantonio suggested its tide may never reach beyond the Bosporus. An anti-Messiah, known in Muslim apocalyptic literature as Dajjal, will come from the Khorasan region of eastern Iran and kill a vast number of the caliphate’s fighters, until just 5,000 remain, cornered in Jerusalem.
Just as Dajjal prepares to finish them off, Jesus—the second-most-revered prophet in Islam—will return to Earth, spear Dajjal, and lead the Muslims to victory.
“Only God knows” whether the Islamic State’s armies are the ones foretold, Cerantonio said. ....
France should hit them really hard but if nuclear then maybe just precise tactical nuke.