Comments on: Deeper involvements and higher costs in fight against Islamic State http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1116041 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:04:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1116041 Not our problem.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1116033 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:04:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1116033 looks like we will be handing out shoulder launched anti-aircraft missiles to the “moderate” or “not-AS-evil” terrorist-rebels.
There won’t be any peace in that region until we actually invest in stopping hostilities.Introducing more lethal and sophisticated arms will only prolong this suffering. It gets harder to believe we are pursuing anything but the interests of a few well connected parties.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1116031 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:01:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1116031 Apparently we will be handing out shoulder launched anti-aircraft missiles to the “moderate” or “not-AS-evil” terrorist-rebels.
There won’t be any peace in that region until we actually invest in stopping hostilities.Introducing more lethal and sophisticated arms will only prolong this suffering.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1115409 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:22:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1115409 What a waste of money, chasing black pajamas and dirty Toyota trucks in the desert. Let ISIS come to power. Then you know which buildings to hit with rockets. This is all just another contractor gravy train to milk a job in the sand for 20 years. Cut the contractors out, and we get to the point much quicker.

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By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1115115 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1115115 “You reap what you sow”
The US has subverted and overthrown non-religious/secular/arab-nationalist/s ocialist/one-party regimes such as the Ba’ath parties in Iraq and Syria, Kalq in Afghanistan, Gaddafi in Libya in favor of religious/warlord/tribal/backwoods groups.
The “strategic tragedy” seems to be that because of the legacy of European colonialism, ambitions of Seven Sisters Oil, and challenges to Israel, they became “the enemy of the West” and often aligned with the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
The opportunity for “payback” since the collapse of the Soviet Union has not resulted in any progress in the Middle East, just “opening the Gates of Hell”.
Surely the West had more to offer.

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By: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1114919 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 02:14:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1114919 I see a lot of complaining and second-guessing here. What I don’t see is any proposed alternative strategy, with an explanation of why said strategy would work better than the current course.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/01/deeper-involvements-and-higher-costs-in-fight-against-islamic-state/#comment-1114917 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 01:46:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44489#comment-1114917 It becomes increasingly more difficult to listen to the west’s propaganda concerning the crisis in many MENA countries, and deluge of “evil Putin” characterizations, when we appear to be the most two-faced worthless dealers with respect to foreign policy.
At times I wonder if there weren’t some secret DARPA project keeping the Dulles brothers artificially alive to implement our foreign policy. That can’t be any stranger than what we are witnessing.

Points for being one of the few op-ed authors to mention the toll in human suffering while we hone our deadly diplomatic skills. None of us here are commenting from an UNHCR tent, living off the charity of aid orginizations.
Or crossing numerous countries and terrain to find a safe place to rest our heads and families, finding food where we can. None of us live like that and the Syrian people don’t deserve that.

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