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Sen Hagen, owned totally by the Obama admin. has nerve to talk about being bought. Pick a scandal, when has Hagen not defended Obama and co.
Cut myself off. Syrian rebels huh? How can we tell they themselves won't be ISIS like the insiders in Afganistan, killing americans while desguised as Afgan soldiers.
I'll bet we put up signs near the desert camps that say, "No ISIS allowed" to keep our troops from being attacked, kidnapped, and beheaded.
Wrong, Obama is clueless, his czars are 'on the payroll'.
I don't engauge your debate. I defend your right to your opinion, unlike other TH participants.
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.
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