Comments on: The best weapon to fight the Islamic State is already in Iraq http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Bones888 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91390 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:19:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91390 All this sounds fine, but with a bumbling president who’s strategy is not to make mistakes, none of this will happen. While TV pundits are often wrong, I give credit to those conservative and other TV hosts who clearly stated two and three years ago that if we did not support the moderate rebels in Syria, the radicals would take over. They have, and their cause has attracted many young Islamic fighters from all over the world. We allowed this. If the author were in charge a few years ago, we wouldn’t be in this mess. Unfortunately, in the US the electorate is more and more filled with kids who care more about their I-phones than their country and get all their news from Jon Stewart. As long as they keep electing bone-heads like President Obama, don’t expect any change. It will only get worse. He is more worried about calling the Fort Hood massacre “workplace violence” rather than Islamic terrorism than he is about the Christians, Muslims, Yazidis, etc. who are being raped, killed and tortured in Iraq and Syria. The only reason he did anything was because the there was political pressure to act. He will only react to the polls and will only do the minimum necessary.

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By: Butch_from_PA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91351 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:06:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91351 Too funny. An American arm chair war general dictating how to fight in a country so little understood. Where are the voices from Iraq? These are the voices who can best lay out how to fight this ISIS entity?

From my armchair view – give ownership and you will see ISIS eradicated.

There are 3 main entities in Iraq. Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Give them each a country to call their own and let them clean up the garbage. Trust me – they will do this fast. In the mix will be collateral damage – similar to India and Yugoslavia splitting up into ethnic groups and now they are very stable.

Send in more money and troops to collar groups that hate each other and you will just create more ISIS.

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By: houndog1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91304 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:41:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91304 YA GREAT! lET’S GET THE NEXT STUPID WAR GOING.Arm the Kurds. The Turks will Be delighted. After invading a stable if dictatorial sovereign state, kicking out the relatively harmless Bath party. and destabilizing the whole nation under a mistaken pretext of stopping imaginary “weapons of mass destruction” the U.S. left Iraq in chaos and in the hands of a puppet government. Now that the place is assured of mayhem and destruction for the forseable future let’s throw more gasoline on the fire. Get the hell out and leave bad enough alone. P.S. Any western civilian that goes to these places is too foolhardy for words. God rest their soles.

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By: C-Class http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91277 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:37:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91277 Hello, Mikel,to find out who Travis Wheeler and the Fletcher School of Tufts University are just click on,”It still takes a network” in blue. Who are you?

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By: Bodhisattvya http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:31:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91251 “The Kurds’ nascent air force should be given Super Tucano propeller planes and its pilots instructed on how to fly them in combat.”

To the Author of the Article: The Brazilian Super Tucano built by Embraer may be a great Combat Air Support Aircraft. However, don’t you think its’ U.S. Competitors; (American Tractor, Cessna, etc) would vigorously lobby Congress to get any purchase of Super Tucanos by the U.S. shut down quick? Sounds like naivete on your part.

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By: dencal26 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91249 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:37:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91249 Obama-Hillary foreign policy has been a disaster.

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By: Jmichael83 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91248 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:28:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91248 Is this a joke?

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By: Scot168 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91247 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:40:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91247 If any of the ISIS members are captured, I’m sure the Kurds have a way of making sure they are more that willing to tell what they know, in a legal way of course.

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By: Ubruni http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91221 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:22:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91221 Classic example of the Pentagon’s myopic stupidity.

Yes Robert, let’s arm another militant faction in the Middle East. I’m sure they will follow our commands, dismantle the insurgency, and then politely hand the weapons back to us.

We need equal rights for the PKK, not a heavily-militarized PKK. I’d give them less than a decade before they turned around and bit the hand that feeds them.

Remember how Al Qaeda formed?

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By: archercrosley http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/28/the-best-weapon-to-fight-the-islamic-state-is-already-in-iraq/#comment-91194 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:23:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33970#comment-91194 The best thing for the US to do is to walk away from the entire region and that includes the Saudis, Kuwaitis and other arab “allies” who have been funding ISIS through back channels. Ask yourself this: Why would ISIS release a journalist just because Qatar got in on the discussion? What influence could Qatar possibly have? Duh. The violence in this area goes back thousands of years. The US can’t possibly comprehend how thousands of years of killings and butcherings by everyone has weaved its way into the psyche and traditions of these peoples. Yes, beheadings of children are shocking to us; but not to them; for them, that’s business as usual. We’re not going to change them or their ways. They are uncivil to each other. None of them deserve our support. The best thing we can do for them is to embargo the entire region. They hate the west, fine; then lets embargo the entire western way of doing things. No cell phones, no cars, no advanced textiles, no weapons, no medicines. If the Chinese or Russians want to do business with them, fine, good luck to their new friends. We need to walk away from these people FOREVER.

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