No Strategy for Defeating ISIS

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...Strategy-For-Defeating-Islamic-State-In-Syria

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: WE DON'T HAVE A STRATEGY FOR DEFEATING ISLAMIC STATE IN SYRIA


    Before leaving for New York for a series of fundraisers, President Obama held a press conference at the White House to discuss his lack of strategy on Syria.
    Obama told reporters that his strategy was still developing, and that he would continue to consult with congress and the American people about any action in Syria.

    “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” he said. “We don't have a strategy yet.”
     
  2. Walguy

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    “We don't have a strategy yet.”

    As one Tweeter observed today, this seems to be the Obama Doctrine in a nutshell.
     
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    At least maybe his golf is getting better, and his swivel hips in dancing, too.
     
  4. carpro

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    Don't do this often and I'll have to correct some language, but I have a message from my old CO, a Captain of Marines at the time. He's older now, as we all are, but he still has a warriors heart. A diplomat, he is not. A leader of men, he is.


    A Commander-in-Chief should always have a strategy. If he didn't see this coming, he's an idiot or worse.
     
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    Until we figure out that the only way to beat these people is to wipe them off the face of the earth we certainly have a losing strategy.

    These groups are built on generational hatred, anti-intellectualism, and use Islam as a justification for their actions even though most followers are marginal Muslims.

    The only way to beat these people is to annihilate them. It isn't the job of the Church, but it is the necessary action of the state. One of the challenges of our society, globally, is trying understand oppression and fascism. There is nothing to understand. Once it is identified it must be destroyed. It must be ended.
     
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    Yep, I agree and if more terrorists replace the ones we've killed I say, "rotate your stock, we're ready."
     
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    It is a shame that we have to go back in there while the Arabs refuse to confront their own problems. I am not so sure that I care what happens in Iraq except that some of those people are our friends. The Fund-Raiser-in-Chief is working on a strategy behind the scenes as he tries to help the Democrat Party the next couple of days.
     
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    Clueless in DC?

    :smilewinkgrin: :laugh: :wavey:
     
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    I have to wonder what exactly the point of the press conference was.

    It seems like all he did was to embolden ISIS and reinforce the perception of U.S. timidity.
     
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    Maybe he took a page from G. Bush's handbook, no strategy, especially no exit strategy once the fist is stuck in the tar baby.

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    I don't know what y'all are complaining about.

    We got the best enemy our tax dollars would buy. The best allies too! Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. When we aren't funding and arming our enemies directly our allies are doing it behind the scenes for us.

    A backdoor to war into Syria?

    Ironically, the explosive rise of IS across a wide swath of Iraq and Syria is handing the Obama administration an opportunity for doing what it could not do one year earlier: Open a military offensive in Syria. Following the reports of decapitated Christian babies, and the beheading of the American James Foley, it will be harder for critics like Ted Cruz to question a military operation against IS – even in Syria.

    In fact, the US media seems to be priming the American public for yet another Syrian showdown: “The Pentagon began preparing options for an assault on Islamic State fighters after the militants last week posted a gruesome video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. Deliberations by Obama’s national security team on expanding the campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into neighboring Syria gathered pace in recent days,” Reuters reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed officials.

    “From unmanned armed drones to powerful Stealth bombers, a wide range of U.S. airpower is at Obama’s disposal, including possible missiles fired from warships at sea or from aircraft flying outside Syria's borders.”

    The obvious question is: Will a US military attack on IS positions in northern Syria eventually snowball into a full-blown war with Syria? President Assad has already warned that any foreign military actions on the territory of his country will be considered an act of war.

    And that may be exactly what the hawks in Washington want to hear.

    http://rt.com/op-edge/183412-isis-us-syria-obama/

    Hmmm. Maybe there's a method to this madness after all.

    Oh and in case y'all have forgotten funding and arming Islamic extremists has been a BIPARTISAN policy all the way.
     
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    Washington has been in full damage control mode ever since Obama made this stupid, but true, remark.

    It's kinda fun watching them say he was wrong. But he wasn't.

    Massive freudian slip.
     
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    The strategy is simple. It never changes, do what ever generates the most profit and power for the 1%.
     
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    OK I'll bite.

    Make the connection here.

    What is the strategy concerning ISIS to enrich the 1%?
     
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    With all due respect to the Democrats, I don't think that W ever expressed any remorse for Iraq so therefore this cartoon is off the mark.
     
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    Just another attempt by CTB to take the focus off his hero, Obama.
     
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    Grammatically a racist construction in this sentence.
     
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    Explain, CTB.
     
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    seriously doubt he be able to.
     

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