Skip to comments.Petraeus says the US MUST launchmilitary strikes against ISIS terror armyas former general
Posted on 06/19/2014 9:07:22 PM PDT by Nachum
The United States military should launch ´targeted´ strikes against the ´terrorist army´ of ISIS in Iraq--if the situation deteriorates so that it threatens the security of the West said David Petraeus. The retired general--who led commanded the surge eight years ago that rid the war-torn nation of al-Qaeda--said that he does support limited military action to stem the flood of ISIS troops. Former CIA chief Petraeus made these remarks on Thursday,
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Yoda: "Failed we have. Now things are worse"
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Is here worried about a mistress in Iraq?
Should launch is what the article says
Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
Petraeus is right.
Sooner the better.
Last week would have been best
Evidently not, unless you believe that every last ISIS member is Syrian. The surge hurt al-Qaeda, but it did not destroy them. Sort of like cutting off the top of a weed, but leaving the seed in the ground to sprout again.
Sometimes I think Obama’s only goal is to reduce the world population of CO2 exhaling animals (mostly human) by any means necessary.
Come on, Obama’s going to dick around until it’s too late. He’s got a directive to establish the Caliphate. In a sane world there be a huge investigation of the 2008 & 2012 elections which would involve a FBI Investigation of the Media.
We do not live in a sane world
The Genrerals credibility was spent on the chest of a woman and in hearings where he lied to the people.
No more risking US military lives. If the terrorists have OUR Stingers, they could shoot down US aircraft which would required US ground troops to attempt pilot rescue.....if not ordered to “stand down”.......aka Benghazi. I don’t trust the SOBs in charge today, including the highest echelons of the military. No need to double down on stupidity.
We’ve chosen not to fight Muslim terrorists in their backyards.... by electing Obama twice....so let’s prepare to fight them here, in our backyards, starting with major cities who are all Obama supporters.
I suppose that it is reasonable to say that we MUST kill these bastards, any chance we get. It’s as good a time as any, better than most. Open season is the best policy, and don’t hold the heavy artillery in reserve.
What’s the spirit of the bayonet?
I guess he waited for Obama to speak first.
don’t worry, Obama will do whatever he deems to be politically necessary.
A point was made that now ISIS holds at least 15 cities, and we should be drone bombing them as they travel across open desert. Or would they have innocent civilians and refugees with them as shields?
On the other hand if he takes action without consulting first he will also catch heck. Whatever he does will not be appreciated by many vociferous folk.
Not really listening to you, Dave. Had you given a damn, you would have performed a citizen’s arrest on the president before he destroyed the country. Too bad. You got burned when they dug up your secrets. Now you just have to deal with getting yelled at by their kids at college.
Can be certain isis is using all means possible including human shields to advance. They know our weaknesses when it comes to our taking action (imho). Our ‘civilized’ culture and all other ‘civilized’ cultures have been studied by their generals and the word is out there to blend with the innocents as this last push is being made. (imho) obama and his crowd blew our chances about three to five weeks ago to do air strikes ... currently the lay of the field says the only way is boots on the ground, regrettably. Many innocents are going to perish no matter the course taken, Gleeaikin. Not a situation for any sane person. Sanity was possible about three to five weeks ago but that time has gone and insanity will probably win this day in Iraq (imho). obama waited too long and he probably waited too long on purpose.
As long as they stay over there, let them kill each other and let Allah sort it out. It becomes our business if they form a Caliphate and start expanding.
No, "Failed we have. Now worse things are."
Not one more soldier, not one more airplane, not one more bomb. Not one more.
Thanks for the correction!
Active Duty ping.
But little bath house barry bastard boy says the caliphate cannot be stopped, it is inevitable don’tchaknow ... and he’s working his hardest to see that it arrives on his watch.
I fear the time for worrying about innocent civilians is coming fast to an end. I am not sure I want to be the Shite air force either, but something has to be done and fast.
And encourage the ones on our soil to leave and go fight, and cancel their citizenship the minute they leave. Petraeus showed his heart the other day when he criticized America for being too blue and too red, like Shiaa and Sunni. Even attacked re-districting for making it so. It has not entered into his mind that the American schism is good vs. evil, unlike the evil vs. evil is muslimland. Put another way, Petraeus is a statistician who does not grok that American Christianity raised all boats of all countries and ethnicities around the world, including and unforunately the worst, Islamic boats, via oil. Not a Godly man, and has spent no time analyzing the Crusades. His highest and best use is a pest management director at Orkin, not a World Human analyst.
Saying it is inevitable and actually making it happen are two different things. A quarantine policy would include trade restrictions on technologies that can be used against us. Left to their own devices, do you think they can truly be a big threat?
Yeah...Obama and the dims lie about everything...including global warming.
So what happens if it's the opposite and we plunge into a mini ice age...?
What with with coal power stations being shut down and no preparations made...expect a big reduction in CO2 exhaling animals (mostly human).
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.
The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp also
A drop of 1.2 degrees in global temperatures translates into an estimated 21% drop in global corn production.
Oh please. We all knew this would happen, just like it did in Nam. Afghanistan will be next. I do not know, maybe he is just being PC, and not telling the truth, like Obungler, you dork, you F'ed it up.
David Petraeus...honor graduate of the Wesley Clark School of Political Hackery and Perfumed Princery....
That may be true. It certainly WILL be true if the Hillaghazi is elected next.
That is another issue. I was pointing to the FACT that bath house bastard boy Obama believes the Islamic future, not the Biblical future. Perhaps little bastard barry is secretly longing fo the twelfth I-mama to arise from the well during his lifetime, so he’s forcing the issues in the Middle East.
zero has a serious problem with Americans clinging to their bibles and guns, because it presents a threat to muslims clinging to their guns and korans.
He’s quite invested in his Islamic agenda, he just can’t figure out how to spark it seriously and take credit for it.
After watching this degenerate vermin for too many years now (seven going on too many), I’m convinced he is a sexual degenerate, lying, drug addled demon possessed anti-American fraud. He is also treacherous and a sick scumbag.
And he is the face of what the democrip party really is, evil.
Enough already. Let them slaughter one another on an industrial scale. Let the whole country burn, Syria and Egypt too. Afghanistan, let it burn.
Next terrorist attacks the US, immolate the country that trained and sent them.
Why do we build all these nuclear weapons and not use them against Satan worshipping savages that only yearn to kill all of us?
Folly, stupidity, phony maudlin coreless liberals have brought this on us.
The world operates by force, business operates by force, arguments that force should not rule human endeavors are made by the people who have no backbone and no standing other than to wring their hands and cry crocodile tears for the oppressed.
Well, last time I checked I did not oppress anyone but these savages want me dead anyway.
Okay, you want me dead? How about I want you dead? How about my nation can roast your nation and turn it into glass? Still want to jump off the porch and have at it?
That would be my paradigm in dealing with these murderous savages.
Iraq is already lost!!! It gets worse....Obama has lost the entire Middle East and North and SubSahara Africa to his Muslim terrorist brothers!!! The USA under Obama and the Democrat Party is now the laughing stock of the entire world!!! Hey.....Obamabots...out there.....How’s the Obama “Hope & Change” working out for you!!! Nah....I’ll ask ya again, after Obama’s Muslim terrorists come to pay America a not to welcome vist!!! You Obamabot folks are not-too-bright!!!
“Obama has lost the entire Middle East and North and SubSahara Africa to his Muslim terrorist brothers!!! “
Recall that his slip of visiting “57 states” probably refers to the 57 states(?)/ groups of the muslim Caliphate. It wouldn’t surprise me that in 5 years the Caliphate is once again, and that obama is chosen as their leader. You know, the “great uniter” that he is. Or at the least, their ambassador to the U.S.
So which side, in this sordid tribal argument, are we suppose to choose.
He also said that the US shouldn’t become the Shiite air force.
It’s. Not. Our. Problem.
Why did the US train ISIS?
Why did the US weaponize ISIS?
Now you know why Obama will do NOTHING of substance.
Good luck with that, General.
On the other hand, if you want a qualified home decorator, the US Army is there to provide.
I don’t understand. We left Iraq. Obama said the terrorists (one side or the other) were on the run and decimated. The Iraqi were pushing us out and wanted us gone really really bad.....
Now all of a suddent we are needed back there?
President Jarrett disagrees.
What has been reported in the media is that Petraeus said that he’s against the US Airforce becoming the Iraqi Airforce.
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