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Takeover of Mosul?

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  • Independent
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    Now that the conversation RE: Iraq and Mosul, is about the capability of the Iraqi Army to complete that mission, with the Kurds and some U.S. participation. I just heard the old "Is the Iraqi Army which ran and dropped their weapons, a group we can count on?" Good question. I have seen information regarding their drop and run which I have NEVER heard on any news. One of the BIG reasons the ran was "who in the Hell wants to die when you haven't been paid for Months? Not me! I would have been gone too. Me...a Vietnam Vet. No one EVER brings that all important issue up?? Maybe?
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    Dr Daw Wrote:
    Now that the conversation RE: Iraq and Mosul, is about the capability of the Iraqi Army to complete that mission, with the Kurds and some U.S. participation. I just heard the old "Is the Iraqi Army which ran and dropped their weapons, a group we can count on?" Good question. I have seen information regarding their drop and run which I have NEVER heard on any news. One of the BIG reasons the ran was "who in the Hell wants to die when you haven't been paid for Months? Not me! I would have been gone too. Me...a Vietnam Vet. No one EVER brings that all important issue up?? Maybe?
    Sorry our knowledge of the world is "pathetic"; yes you are right; the etnic "mix" there is very complicated, also the US meddling there makes only things even worse. If the US takes the "gamble" to use the Iraqi forces to re-capture Mosul, it will be a bloodbath and that city will be in total ruins as well we get another million or so refuge's who run to Jordania or disappear all over Europe. Also then may be the Shi-ites with Iran's help will start fighting the Kurds an Sunni's so the mess will continue even without ISIS. In the end we likely have to fund the rebuilding, otherwise a new even more fanatic group will rise from the ashes, etc etc. When will we learn??????
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    Also Obama has his doubts right now; however he's now promising support to another rebel group in Syria; it is wishful thinking if that rebel group in the end will be on our side or Iran's or Assad's side. I guess the US loves to play with "fire",which may blow up into our own faces. We should love our 999 generals they know it all. Shaking my old head. Just read in the "news" that "they" want to increase "taxes" on our social security; I guess to pay for all our waste in all these continuing wars. Has there been one day since WWII that we were not at war someplace? Are we only collecting taxes to fight useless wars? Looks like it!!
  • Liberal
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    Dutch Wrote: Also Obama has his doubts right now; however he's now promising support to another rebel group in Syria; it is wishful thinking if that rebel group in the end will be on our side or Iran's or Assad's side. I guess the US loves to play with "fire",which may blow up into our own faces. We should love our 999 generals they know it all. Shaking my old head. Just read in the "news" that "they" want to increase "taxes" on our social security; I guess to pay for all our waste in all these continuing wars. Has there been one day since WWII that we were not at war someplace? Are we only collecting taxes to fight useless wars? Looks like it!!
    Actually...there is the war on FAT, the war on Tree Ribbons, the war on childhood diabetes (take the godamn twinkie out of little Billy's mouth)
    We declare war on everything and anything, we like the word.....only we don't fix shit.
    I declare war on rednecks, all religions, idiots, and people who still say the word "bro" after every sentence.
  • Liberal
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    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/79340.aspx"> L.A. Citizen[/url] Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Also Obama has his doubts right now; however he's now promising support to another rebel group in Syria; it is wishful thinking if that rebel group in the end will be on our side or Iran's or Assad's side. I guess the US loves to play with "fire",which may blow up into our own faces. We should love our 999 generals they know it all. Shaking my old head. Just read in the "news" that "they" want to increase "taxes" on our social security; I guess to pay for all our waste in all these continuing wars. Has there been one day since WWII that we were not at war someplace? Are we only collecting taxes to fight useless wars? Looks like it!!
    Actually...there is the war on FAT, the war on Tree Ribbons, the war on childhood diabetes (take the godamn twinkie out of little Billy's mouth)
    We declare war on everything and anything, we like the word.....only we don't fix shit.
    I declare war on rednecks, all religions, idiots, and people who still say the word "bro" after every sentence.


    Lighten up Bro! I just heard war is good for us - I think it was the same person who said "Praise da lord" or perhaps it was the guy who told us "Jesus saves"? I can't really remember, too much snow to shovel.
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    pgr Wrote:
    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/79340.aspx"> L.A. Citizen[/url] Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Also Obama has his doubts right now; however he's now promising support to another rebel group in Syria; it is wishful thinking if that rebel group in the end will be on our side or Iran's or Assad's side. I guess the US loves to play with "fire",which may blow up into our own faces. We should love our 999 generals they know it all. Shaking my old head. Just read in the "news" that "they" want to increase "taxes" on our social security; I guess to pay for all our waste in all these continuing wars. Has there been one day since WWII that we were not at war someplace? Are we only collecting taxes to fight useless wars? Looks like it!!
    Actually...there is the war on FAT, the war on Tree Ribbons, the war on childhood diabetes (take the godamn twinkie out of little Billy's mouth)
    We declare war on everything and anything, we like the word.....only we don't fix shit.
    I declare war on rednecks, all religions, idiots, and people who still say the word "bro" after every sentence.


    Lighten up Bro! I just heard war is good for us - I think it was the same person who said "Praise da lord" or perhaps it was the guy who told us "Jesus saves"? I can't really remember, too much snow to shovel.
    Hi Bro !! Snow? What snow? Fried the shark, I guess, did not see it anymore, or did it escape in the snow? You are certainly "blessed" to get that much snow and cold; the Pope took care of that.
  • Liberal
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    The shark is in the freezer, I'm prayin' he tastes good on the grill this summer when I invite all my bro's over for a beer and fish burger.
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    pgr Wrote: The shark is in the freezer, I'm prayin' he tastes good on the grill this summer when I invite all my bro's over for a beer and fish burger.
    I would love to !!, however do I have to bring my own snowplow? However if I see all the chrashes on the road then I'll pass for now.
  • Liberal
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    Dutch Wrote:
    pgr Wrote: The shark is in the freezer, I'm prayin' he tastes good on the grill this summer when I invite all my bro's over for a beer and fish burger.
    I would love to !!, however do I have to bring my own snowplow? However if I see all the chrashes on the road then I'll pass for now.
    You guys are just a couple of comedians....BRO
  • Liberal
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    Prey for us and all will be well ;)
  • Independent
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    pgr Wrote: Prey for us and all will be well ;)
    "Prey" ? sure we are a bunch of animals of "prey" ; you've got your "prey" i.e. the shark!! ( and a "snow" squirel)