Comments on: Why the U.S. military can’t succeed in training foreign armies http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sherpa1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1109380 Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:08:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1109380 Quit giving those in the Middle East our Grandchildren’s money. Turkey, Pakistan, et al. Cut em off and don’t speak to them for 100 years, after closing those embassies. Then close all borders to those coming from those areas. The only answer to survival is isolation…..

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1109097 Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:47:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1109097 You got part of your answer today. Apparently we will be arming “moderate terrorists” that are “vetted” by the U.S. government as oppposed to training “rebels”. We can’t be trusted is part of the answer.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1108999 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:04:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1108999 Far better to just let the nut job ISIS people come to power. Then you know what building to hit with a rocket. This idea of chasing black pajamas around the desert at 10 billion dollars a month…. is an idea cooked up in the lobbies of congress.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1108117 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:29:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1108117 Haha. Someone said Donald Trump will fix this. Thought they were serious for a second.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1108084 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:34:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1108084 Just checking to see if comments are still being suppressed.

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By: mrkingtut http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1107858 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:34:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1107858 What is their motivation to fight? Are they willing or unwilling? What bare the odds they are facing. What have they been asked to do. Are they fighting for something they strongly believe in, or for a paycheck or because they were drafted?
How many are experienced combat veterans? Was their a easy line of retreat when the going got hard?
These are the things I think about.

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By: mrkingtut http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1107855 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:16:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1107855 What is interesting, that has occurred to me is that our government is becoming just as dysfunctional with money in politics and the extreme views of the right that includes religious discipline and the control of women.
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Your strange, because I don’t know any Americans (immigrants excepted) driven
by “religious discipline and the control of women.”, except a extremely tiny religious minority that themselves are remnants of older immigrant groups like the Mormons, who may have aligned themselves with us but don’t represent us.
I think your a hate monger for the upper class.

Our REAL ISSUES are Libertarian “free market” economics, and that’s the Establishment Economics of both political parties, and immigration keeping our labor markets in constant flood stage and That Too is a darling of the establishment of both parties.

So we either get candidates who will take up these issues for the American People, or, I don’t know. Extinction?

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By: wondering_too http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1107848 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:56:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1107848 Some hope still remaining.
Donald Trump states that he will withdraw from the quagmire in Syria and Iraq then deal with the eventual winning side ..now that seems way too sensible to actually work..?

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By: wondering_too http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1107847 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:48:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1107847 The old saying still rings true:
It is not the dog in the fight that matters……et al.
“No foreign entanglements”..George Washington

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/05/why-the-u-s-military-cant-succeed-in-training-foreign-armies/#comment-1107844 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:35:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43931#comment-1107844 @Bob9999, you are right. That underlying factor is religious fervor. They do great at blowing themselves up on a bus….. and fail at more complicated things. This is the same reason the south never had a chance in the American Civil War. Too many religious nuts down there, answering to the wrong General. Lack of discipline and goals on the ground.

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