18 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2009 1:10 PM by SoylentBob RSS

    The War Is Over (again)!

      The war is finally over (again). As new games come out on Tuesdays, the PM has declared National Sovereignty Day (again). The US is pulling troops out of major cities (again). This hasn’t happened since January 1st.

      January 1, 2009 is indeed a memorable day in the history of Iraq and for the people of that nation.
      So memorable and important, in fact, that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has proposed that each January 1 be officially celebrated as "Sovereignty Day," in addition to the traditional New Year's holiday.
      In case you missed it, responsibility for a major portion of Iraq's security has been officially handed over to the Iraqi government. That includes Baghdad's "Green Zone"

      -- John Lillpop

      It is our right to consider this day the day of sovereignty and the beginning of the process of retrieving every inch of our nation's soil.

      -- Nuri al-Maliki at Jan 1st ceremony.

      News reporters have suggested that militant attacks will increase to make it look like US forces were driven out, but heightened local security makes that unlikely. Also, US forces are not withdrawing so much as relocating to less populated areas that do not have a strong police presence. More US casualties are likely. A fresh batch of civilian "consultants" was already sent in last week.
      Way to do nothing and get credit, Obama.
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          OMG there were too many words so i didnt read it!!!!!!
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            Anything good that happens over there now is going to go towards the Nobama wheel, when really he has not done anything, like you said.  One of the reasons we are still over there is so that the Iragis can get their sh!t together and take back their own country.  But that is all thanks to Obama right?
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              I bet as soon as we pull out there are going to massive civilian casualties for the rest of the week. You cant really stop a suicide bomber from running in to a busy place.
              Last Edited: Jun 29, 2009 9:24 AM
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                No the hightend level of bombings is already occuring in the cities, because troops are being pulled out of the cities already (and in the near future).  The idea being that it looks like the insurgents drove the infidels out of the cities with their bombing campaign.  Its just a show to try and attract more support for their cause!
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                  Major portions of the Iraqi Police and the Iraqi Army are sympathetic to the cause of the insurgents. That is the primary reason that some of them joined their respective organizations. That is the primary reason why the isurgent attacks keep getting worse as Coalition forces pull out of areas. The IP and IA that are supportive of the insurgents essentially look the other way when there are no Coalition forces to stop them.
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                    So how long before we need additional troops to provide military support?
                    Heck, how long before they hand the country back to us (again)?
                    Last Edited: Jun 29, 2009 11:50 AM
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                      I don't see us building back up in Iraq. The push is in Afghanistan right now.
                      The violence will increase as more and more soldiers leave Iraq, and in the next few years, the country will fall into another dictatorship. It will be a never ending cycle that we will have to deal with for years.
                      Or we could just say to hell with it like we did in Vietnam.
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                        I am gonna go with less than 90 days!
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                          ConceptGT wrote:

                           

                          I am gonna go with less than 90 days!


                          no, no...
                          it will be less than 50 days.
                          Last Edited: Jun 29, 2009 12:48 PM
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                            PR0UD INFIDEL wrote:

                             

                            I don't see us building back up in Iraq. The push is in Afghanistan right now.
                            The violence will increase as more and more soldiers leave Iraq, and in the next few years, the country will fall into another dictatorship. It will be a never ending cycle that we will have to deal with for years.
                            Or we could just say to hell with it like we did in Vietnam.



                            Aren't the Taliban over in Pakistan now?
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                              yeah pretty much
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                                SoylentBob wrote:

                                 



                                Aren't the Taliban over in Pakistan now?


                                theyre probably in Mexico by now.
                                Last Edited: Jun 29, 2009 12:52 PM
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                                  maybe they in the hudson valley, hawk, u and me should be worried!
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                                    there was a story way back when about Islamic schools teaching extreemnism.
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                                      The Taliban is operating out of Pakistan at the moment. We are having problems taking the fight to the enemy because of politics. There are some *cough* unconfirmed *cough* reports of Special Operations troops crossing the border and raiding enemy camps.
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                                        daHawk wrote:

                                         

                                        there was a story way back when about Islamic schools teaching extreemnism.



                                        Using hate video of beheadings like the Daniel Pearl execution where they made him confess to being Jewish right before they killed him?
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                                          Obama isnt as much as a puss as we thought.
                                          Hes standing up to North Korea and Iran...
                                          even unconfirmed Talibani militants.

                                          i still dont believe in his workings though.
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                                            Yes, we're giving Iran a very stern look. Even more than when we frowned upon their nuclear enrichment program. Oh, yeah, that's right, Iran was building "the bomb", too. How did we forget?

                                            I'm still not sure the evil dictator didn't win the election over there. Here in Chicagoland, we take our election fraud seriously. There were two other candidates. If they split the vote, the guy we hate could have easily won.
                                            Look at the 1992 election. Ross Perot split the Republican vote and doomed the country. Sure, Clinton ran away with the electorate, but not the popular. Slick Willie had 43% and HW had 37.4%. Throw in Perot's almost 19% and HW is in the lead. 17 states had a less than 5% margin even with Perot.
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