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Last night:U.S. HIMARS in place and in action. The latest step in U.S.-Turkey cooperation inthe fight against #ISIL.
The US forces hit IS positions close to the Syrian border with Turkey last night, having launched the attack on terrorists with a "newly deployed" High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), the US-led anti-IS coalition's special presidential envoy, Brett McGurk said on Twitter.
Live in peace? You think leaving it alone over there for ISIS to run the show is living in peace?
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: worldstarcountry
We get involved in, or even start many of the foreign conflicts on grounds of vital to our national security and defense. Sad truth is TPTB consider every square inch of this planet is vital to our security and national defense. We are constantly stirring the pot and just can not let other nations live in peace.
yea man, I just don't think it is fair to be committing JSOC and our allies equivalents to such a lost cause.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: intrptr
yea man, I just don't think it is fair to be committing JSOC and our allies equivalents to such a lost cause. Nothing against them, they have a job to do and do it well. But this is an incorrect use of these fine warriors. In fact, I have no reservations that some of them may be disgusted and appalled at the orders they are getting, but they have to commit 100% or good loyal friends will suffer.
I wish there was a way to divert the media coverage to these ongoing and illicit use of our armed forces. Maybe someone can work it into Trumps tweets or something.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: 23432
ok fair enough. Then Turkey should either leave NATO of their own accord, or get the boot. Then, we can allow Syria, Turkey, Russia and China work this mess out on their own right??
American and European special forces should just be pulled out. The only reason they are there is as a sacrificial offering to attempt to escalate the conflict into an all out war of the empires.
Syria and Russia are tip toeing very carefully not to eat the bait.
In 609 BC, King Nabopolassar captured Kumukh, which cut off the Egyptian army, then based at Carchemish. Necho responded the following year by retaking Kumukh after a four-month siege, and executed the Babylonian garrison.
Nabopolassar gathered another army, which camped at Qurumati on the Euphrates. However, Nabopolassar's poor health forced him to return to Babylon in 605 BC.
In response, in 606 BC the Egyptians attacked the leaderless Babylonians (probably then led by the crown prince Nebuchadrezzar) who fled their position.
At this point, the aged Nabopolassar passed command of the army to his son Nebuchadnezzar II, who led them to a decisive victory over the Egyptians at Carchemish, and pursued the fleeing survivors to Hamath.
Necho's dream of restoring the Egyptian Empire in the Middle East as had occurred under the New Kingdom was destroyed as Nebuchadnezzar conquered Egyptian territory from the Euphrates to the Brook of Egypt (Jeremiah 46:2; 2 Kings 23:29) down to Judea.
Although Nebuchadnezzar spent many years in his new conquests on continuous pacification campaigns, Necho was unable to recover any significant part of his lost territories.
For example, when Ashkalon rose in revolt, despite repeated pleas the Egyptians sent no help, and were barely able to repel a Babylonian attack on their eastern border in 601 BC.
When he did repel the Babylonian attack, Necho managed to capture Gaza while pursuing the enemy. Necho turned his attention in his remaining years to forging relationships with new allies: the Carians, and further to the west, the Greeks.
Kummuh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kummuh Kummaḫa ← Unknown–708 BC → Kummuh among the Neo-Hittite states Capital Kummuh Languages Hieroglyphic Luwian Religion Luwian religion Government Monarchy Historical era Iron Age • Established Unknown •
Disestablished 708 BC Today part of Turkey Kummuh was an Iron Age Neo-Hittite kingdom located on the west bank of the Upper Euphrates within the eastern loop of the river between Melid and Carchemish.
Assyrian sources refer to both the land and its capital city by the same name. The city is identified with the classical-period Samosata (modern-day Samsat Höyük), which has now been flooded under the waters of a newly built dam. Urartian sources refer to it as Qumaha.
The name is also attested in at least one local royal inscription dating to the 8th century BCE. Other places that are mentioned in historical sources as lying within Kummuh are lands of Kištan and Halpi, and cities of Wita, Halpa, Parala, Sukiti and Sarita(?).
Kummuh bordered the kingdoms of Melid to the north, Gurgum to the west and Carchemish to the south, while to the east it faced Assyria and later Urartu. Several indigenous rock inscriptions have been found in the region, all written in hieroglyphic Luwian, attesting to the continuity of Hittite traditions.
In his annals, the Assyrian king Sargon II referred to the Kummuh ruler as 'Hittite', and several rulers of Kummuh bore the same names as famous Hittite kings of the 2nd millennium BCE: Hattušili(?), Šuppiluliuma, and Muwattalli (in Assyrian sources Qatazilu, Ušpilulume, and Muttallu, respectively).