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This mess is far above Obama and co.'s skill level. Not long ago, we were cheering on Saddam and Iraq as they battled Iran on Iranian soil. Then Saddam tried to become a power in the region, and we attacked him, a political distraction at the time. History will admire Sadat, Tito, Saddam, Quadaffi, and Mubarek for being able to maintain some sembelence of order and religious freedom in their respective countries. In almost every case, the US has stepped in to bolster the minority shite faction. We were even given to praise Clinton's abilityto co-operate with Iran in the partitioning of Yugoslavia. Bring out the Teddy Bear, put it on the rubble pile, and watch the US leaders soil themselves, trying to be the savior.
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Where Have All the Allies Gone?

Bear Trax Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 11:42 AM
We go in with all the 'emotional' good intentions to vanquish today's boogie man on behalf of today's victims. We turn out to be the most hated of all the boogie men, and the locals spend centuries trying to 'get even'.
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Where Have All the Allies Gone?

Bear Trax Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 11:03 AM
I wonder if ISIS were already attacking Iran and Hezbollah, whether we'd be arming them ourselves. Just because they demonstrated brutal tactics against their enemies, mostly innocent unarmed civilians, they become today's boogy men. Again, these ISIS fighters are the suni muslim answer to Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, and others, and they are fighting as surrogates of all our mid-east friends. I'm not saying we should approve of the tactics, but we'd better ponder who our enemy's friends are, before we set out doing our "good for humanity" It wasn't even a decade ago, that Iran was flexing their muscles to form a caliphate of their own. Caliphate vs. caliphate, may the best one win.
Last time we went that route of arming the non-government rebels was Bin Laden's Mujahadine fighting the russians. We know how that turned out. The arms we provide will bring a good price on the black market in tht neighborhood. One problem with Obama is he has to re-learn every mistake others have made in the past. I think he should send bean bag guns the same as our boarder security agents have. Maybe the ISIS fighters will laugh themselves to death that way.
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Legislation Introduced to Eliminate ATF

Bear Trax Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 2:47 PM
This could be a trial baloon for what should be happening throughout the federal government. There are way too many duplicated and overlaping agencies, for any sembelence of accountability. There are most cabinet level bureaucracies that could be condensed ddown to the original 4, War, State, Treasury and Justice (which should be independent of political nominations) and 2 more, the People dept, and the land dept.
Like Corbett and others point out, the republicans need to give the voters something to turn out "for". We all know how unpopular Obama's policies are, but when motivating the smart americans it's what they see as good for america, that will make them stand in line along side the Obama robots.
Great thinking, lets leave the Tea Party stay home. Then the dems can win all the close elections.
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Immigration Is American

Bear Trax Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 10:39 AM
Stossel makes the logical argument for a few well intentioned, hard working ,law abiding foreigners who made american what it is. Only problem is when you scale it up to reality of today, we probably get one of those for every ten thousand who wind up draining our government support system, plus now days we get the Hezbollah and ISIS visitors here to top the success of the 911 attackers for fame. Obama has thrown open the southern boarder to whomever wants in, and once they're here they get 10 to 15 years of legal work at the tax payers expense. Come-one-come-all.
They're going to enforce quarentines because that nation's police and soldiers refuse to. Send in the american 'latrine cleaners', they're at your service.
With the health care professionals unable to protect themselves from infection, I wonder how many thousand sodiers will come down with it as well?
With the next 'back peddle' we'll hear the democrats call for "more civility". You can't make this stuff up. Pelosi really believes what she says.
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