Re: [FairfieldLife] US Strikes in Korbani

2014-10-17 Thread 'Richard J. Williams' pundits...@gmail.com [FairfieldLife]

On 10/16/2014 2:34 PM, jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:


I just read today that the ISIS militants gave up their assaults on 
Korbani.  They can't defend themselves against the bombs coming from 
the coalition warplanes.  We can assume they've fled to save their asses.




/The real problem is the ideology - only boots on the ground for a 
generation or three will be able to re-educate the militant insurgent 
community and turn them away from terrorist activities. The U.S. and its 
allies were well on the way to establishing a new order in Iraq, but 
Obama dropped the ball. //Apparently he just didn't understand what we 
were trying to achieve. Go figure.


The only way the Middle East is going to get transformed is if we go in 
and make some changes to the ideology and rebuild the entire 
economy.//The U.S. did this for Germany and for Japan fifty years ago, 
but somewhere along the way we lost our direction and became passive - 
now we will have to pay./



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote :

On 10/15/2014 8:11 PM, jr_esq@... mailto:jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife] 
wrote:



These strikes should blunt the militants' will to capture the
town.  For any reasonable fighter, one should quit the fight if
one is heavily outgunned.  The militants are obviously sitting
ducks against the US warplanes.  It's only a matter of days when
they will quit and leave town.



/The stated aim of the U.S. strategy is to “degrade and
ultimately” destroy ISIS - that isn't happening and will never
happen without someone putting boots on the ground. That's the
problem - nobody wants to step up to the plate except the Kurds
and a few Iraqi Shiites.

The current strategy is not sustainable at $40 billion a year for
the next 10 years.

In the final analysis, someone is going to have to pay -the
American voter will not be responsible for protecting the free
world forever. The U.S. has thousands of troops stationed all over
the world to protect Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

The question is, when will other nations start paying their fair
share of the defense expense and let our boys come home for good?/

Yet, U.S. led air strikes – and the hoped for assistance from
moderate Syrian rebels being trained by American advisers -- may
not be nearly enough to thwart the heavily armed ISIS forces,
according to some experts.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/isis-delivers-shock-awe-arms-103000525.html







http://news.yahoo.com/us-keeps-intensified-strikes-near-syrian-city-152319827--politics.html








Re: [FairfieldLife] US Strikes in Korbani

2014-10-16 Thread 'Richard J. Williams' pundits...@gmail.com [FairfieldLife]

On 10/15/2014 8:11 PM, jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:


These strikes should blunt the militants' will to capture the town. 
 For any reasonable fighter, one should quit the fight if one is 
heavily outgunned.  The militants are obviously sitting ducks against 
the US warplanes.  It's only a matter of days when they will quit and 
leave town.




/The stated aim of the U.S. strategy is to “degrade and ultimately” 
destroy ISIS - that isn't happening and will never happen without 
someone putting boots on the ground. That's the problem - nobody wants 
to step up to the plate except the Kurds and a few Iraqi Shiites.


The current strategy is not sustainable at $40 billion a year for the 
next 10 years.


In the final analysis, someone is going to have to pay -the American 
voter will not be responsible for protecting the free world forever. The 
U.S. has thousands of troops stationed all over the world to protect 
Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.


The question is, when will other nations start paying their fair share 
of the defense expense and let our boys come home for good?/


Yet, U.S. led air strikes – and the hoped for assistance from moderate 
Syrian rebels being trained by American advisers -- may not be nearly 
enough to thwart the heavily armed ISIS forces, according to some experts.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/isis-delivers-shock-awe-arms-103000525.html





http://news.yahoo.com/us-keeps-intensified-strikes-near-syrian-city-152319827--politics.html






Re: [FairfieldLife] US Strikes in Korbani

2014-10-16 Thread jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I just read today that the ISIS militants gave up their assaults on Korbani.  
They can't defend themselves against the bombs coming from the coalition 
warplanes.  We can assume they've fled to save their asses. 

 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote :

 On 10/15/2014 8:11 PM, jr_esq@... mailto:jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife] wrote:

   These strikes should blunt the militants' will to capture the town.  For any 
reasonable fighter, one should quit the fight if one is heavily outgunned.  The 
militants are obviously sitting ducks against the US warplanes.  It's only a 
matter of days when they will quit and leave town.

 
 The stated aim of the U.S. strategy is to “degrade and ultimately” destroy 
ISIS - that isn't happening and will never happen without someone putting boots 
on the ground. That's the problem - nobody wants to step up to the plate except 
the Kurds and a few Iraqi Shiites. 
 
 The current strategy is not sustainable at $40 billion a year for the next 10 
years. 
 
 In the final analysis, someone is going to have to pay -the American voter 
will not be responsible for protecting the free world forever. The U.S. has 
thousands of troops stationed all over the world to protect Europe, the Middle 
East and the Far East. 
 
 The question is, when will other nations start paying their fair share of the 
defense expense and let our boys come home for good? 
 
 Yet, U.S. led air strikes – and the hoped for assistance from moderate Syrian 
rebels being trained by American advisers -- may not be nearly enough to thwart 
the heavily armed ISIS forces, according to some experts.
 
 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/isis-delivers-shock-awe-arms-103000525.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://news.yahoo.com/us-keeps-intensified-strikes-near-syrian-city-152319827--politics.html
 
http://news.yahoo.com/us-keeps-intensified-strikes-near-syrian-city-152319827--politics.html