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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

rk58 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 10:57 AM
Exactly
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

rk58 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 2:12 AM
So, Isis should just be left to run rough-shod over their neighbors in the Middle East? After the US set up the situation by botching the withdrawal under Obama's watch? Where else should we retreat from the world? Forgoing any influence.. forgoing any chance to make things better (or at least stabilize things)? Should we retreat from Korea and give the South to the North (as an example)? Obama has caused a general withdrawal from the world, after 70 years of measured engagement to try to keep things more stable. And in so doing, the power vacuum is being filled by Russia and ISIS. The world is a dangerous place.. I'd prefer our government to try to be an influence for more stability.. it can't do all things.. but the Middle East also is a supplier for world oil.. so engagement there makes a lot of sense for the entire WORLD, not just the US. Previous presidents have understood this. Obama, after 6 years of naivete, is starting to get it (I hope). NOT that I would expect a Ron Paul to understand this. To me, your name, like Obama, is associated more with the likes of a Neville Chamberlain, rather than a Winston Churchill. Chamberlain was a man that profoundly lacked any knowledge of the lessons of history. You have always been a moronic kook to me.. and this article just further demonstrates that same lack of historical perspective. You've never gotten my vote, becase the time of isolationism and disengagement is past. I realize you don't like it.. too bad. You never got much real support for president.. and thank god for that.
Yup.. that is precisely what I think. Its all about smears times to reduce a candidate's chances with the low information voters. And that stuff really works.
Its pretty bad when the lefties are dogpiling on a leftist.
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UN: Hamas, Israel Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

rk58 Wrote: Jul 31, 2014 9:48 PM
Agreed.. Israel's goal is clear.. the destruction of Hamas' war fighting capability, and the prevention of further war making capability. Hamas refuses to live in peace and will fire rockets over the border no matter what is going on. Even last year.. the year of the least amount of violent activity, there were 76 incidents of rocket/mortar fire from Gaza into Israel. That, at face value, is the attitude of Hamas.. Kill Jews. I fear the only answer is the re-occupation of Gaza and the rooting out of all Hamas members. Hamas chose its course.. now its time to pay up on that choice.
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UN: Hamas, Israel Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

rk58 Wrote: Jul 31, 2014 9:42 PM
Exactly
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UN: Hamas, Israel Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

rk58 Wrote: Jul 31, 2014 9:42 PM
Israel should never agree to a cease fire. Its not in their best interest.. those who cry foul in the international community will cry foul when the fighting starts again (and it WILL), because Hamas will never give in attempting to kill all the Jews. And the idiots in the international community will continue to be in Hamas' corner. This is an existential fight.. and if Israel doesn't win it.. they'll continue to be up to their neck in wasps. I wish I felt different, but after 15 years of constant rocket attacks, its the only conclusion I can come to.. Hamas MUST be destroyed.. any other outcome for this conflict just prolongs the pain and suffering.
For much of the mainstream media truth as a goal has been replaced by 'the ends justify the means', with truth as the victim. At least we have some sources willing to tell the rest of the story, and the 1st amendment is still respected enough for those sources to be protected. The sad part is that in many places in the world ONLY the propaganda message is being heard. THAT is the real sad part to this story.
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Israel's Justice Minister Tells Off UN

rk58 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 2:03 AM
Hamas *is* the government. so yes, you have it right.. there is a big difference.
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Israel's Justice Minister Tells Off UN

rk58 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 2:02 AM
So you support the uninterrupted rocket attacks on Israel for the last 13 years for crying out loud! After 13 years, I'd be willing wage a much more bloodthirsty war than Israel is doing to stop it. Only 300 Gazan dead so far? You realize how tiny that number is in comparison to even ONE world war 2 battle? At Iwo Jima alone 24,000+ men died (both sides). Where in the name of god is your perspective on what is going on there?
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