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  • #16
    Originally posted by Nichols View Post
    A clarification.....it was a political move on our President so that he could claim he ended the war....right before the elections.

    Maliki was willing to accept a deal with U.S. forces if it was worth it to him — the problem was that the Obama administration wanted a small force so that it could say it had ended the war. Having a very small American force wasn’t worth the domestic political price Maliki would have to pay for supporting their presence. In other words, it’s not correct that “the al-Maliki government wanted American troops to leave.”

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...atrick-brennan
    To his credit he didn't start the war and basically followed W planning.

    Obama administration wanted a small force so that it could say it had ended the war
    Someone is guessing out their ass.
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
      Someone is guessing out their ass.
      I think his guess is based on a couple of links in the article.....guessing out his rear end probably doesn't fit.
      "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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      • #18
        ISIS Knew Just Where to Hit These U.S. Marines

        It was supposed to be a secret where these 200 Marines were headed. And yet the terrorists had them in their sights.
        ...
        Even though they were at the front lines of the push toward Mosul, the Marines did not count in the U.S. military’s official figures of troops in Iraq. Rather they were listed as serving a temporary-duty assignment and therefore not part of the official 3,870 count of troops in Iraq. Up until Monday, the U.S. military has said fighting troops were part of their official figures.

        As it turns out, the Marines are part of a second unofficial figure, troops not officially listed as part of the war. That is, the troops that are part of the most aggressive push by the U.S. military on the ground were part of a second figure—1,475 other troops that are not part of the tally, allowing the Obama administration to proclaim there are less than 4.000 troops assigned to Iraq.

        When every troop is counted there are just over 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, according to statistics provided to The Daily Beast.

        Some in the Pentagon are growing increasingly frustrated by the war of words, which some fear overshadows possible mission creep in the U.S. effort.
        ...
        http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...s-marines.html
        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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        • #19
          We're Back in a Ground War in Iraq

          What happened?
          Did he send another Platoon?
          Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
            Which worked pretty well.
            It didn't work too well for these people:

            ISIS goes global: 75 attacks in 20 countries have killed 1,280 people

            http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/17/world/...und-the-world/
            "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Nichols View Post
              It didn't work too well for these people:

              ISIS goes global: 75 attacks in 20 countries have killed 1,280 people

              http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/17/world/...und-the-world/
              They are irrelevant to Presidential election, though. Our system rewards the Obama's of the world. We don't elect good people in elections, we elect people who are good at winning elections.

              It's the American way.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                It didn't work too well for these people:

                ISIS goes global: 75 attacks in 20 countries have killed 1,280 people

                http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/17/world/...und-the-world/
                What bothers me most about that map is that ISIS is using an entirely new recruiting method that the West really hasn't seen before. That is, they are producing terrorists in the countries they want to attack rather than using homegrown ones that move there from their base in the Middle East.

                If they can radicalize indigenous citizens in some country rather than use persons from the Middle East they gain a huge advantage in that distance and borders are no longer barriers to the targets they want to hit.

                Right now, the numbers are still small but they will grow as ISIS and other Islamic terror groups get better at recruiting and radicalizing in Western countries.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                  Right now, the numbers are still small but they will grow as ISIS and other Islamic terror groups get better at recruiting and radicalizing in Western countries.
                  That's why it's going to be the forefront of the war against terrorism: going after recruitment.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Trung Si View Post
                    We're Back in a Ground War in Iraq

                    What happened?
                    Did he send another Platoon?
                    Ya want to be the PSGT?
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #25
                      Another add on here:

                      Still, one of the three Brussels suspects, Najim Laachraoui, a 25-year-old Belgian who blew himself up in the airport attack and is suspected of making suicide vests for Paris, had studied engineering at university and excelled in lab work.
                      http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...Kz&ocid=SMSDHP

                      The Brussels bombing is another clear indicator of one trend that seems ignored in all this: Almost invariably the perpetrators of these acts in the West attended Western universities in Europe or the US where they gained their skills and were exposed to a barrage of Leftist indoctrination.

                      Maybe it's time we stop letting people from states known to produce lots of terrorists come for an education...

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                        Another add on here:



                        http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...Kz&ocid=SMSDHP

                        The Brussels bombing is another clear indicator of one trend that seems ignored in all this: Almost invariably the perpetrators of these acts in the West attended Western universities in Europe or the US where they gained their skills and were exposed to a barrage of Leftist indoctrination.

                        Maybe it's time we stop letting people from states known to produce lots of terrorists come for an education...
                        That makes too much sense, and besides we would then be condemned for profiling
                        Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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