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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

knochel Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:52 PM
What are the differences in stability in Japan and Germany vs. Iraq? We stayed in those countries. Our very existence as a country based on Judeo Christian ethics, will necessarily cause groups like Al Qaeda to target the US. These people only understand force, so our best course of action would have been to maintain based in Iraq from which we could project force. Unfortunately, our opportunity in Iraq has passed, and with it, the ability to more directly influence the surrounding region.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:36 PM
In WW11 collateral damage was a welcome thing. Now, it's a propaganda set back. We fight better when we're serious.
HermanBB Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:12 PM
To knochel

An invading army from a predominately Christian country (the U.S.) and the blind supporter of Israel is not going to influence the region around Iraq. At least in a positive way.

The difference between Japan, Germany and Iraq is Iraq is not really a country.

It is just a hodge-podge group of people lumped together after World War I.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:37 PM
With blind supporters like Obama, Israel needs no enemies.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:45 PM
Israel is its own worst enemy.
True Conservative! Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:26 PM
Yeah, idiot ... I guess those JOOOS could just line up for their own slaughter! They tried that for like 2000 years ... what's their little phrase ... NEVER AGAIN! Makes sense to all but idiots ... see your description there, Ryan?
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" is Newton's third law of physics.

Its counterpart in geopolitics is "blowback," when military action in one sphere produces an unintended and undesirable consequence in another.

September 11, 2001, was blowback.

George H.W. Bush had sent an army of half a million to hurl Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, a triumph. He proceeded to impose severe sanctions on the Iraqis and to build U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia.

"Infidel" soldiers on sacred Islamic soil and the suffering of the Iraqi people under American sanctions were two of the causes Osama bin...