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Forum Post: More Troops in Iraq

Posted 3 years ago on June 25, 2014, 6:58 p.m. EST by turbocharger (1756)
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This is like a bad acid trip...

So does a pull out, only to leave private mercenaries in place, and then redeploy official troops, mean we never left to begin with?

Empire is a terrible thing to taste.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/24/john-kerry-urges-kurdish-leaders-to-back-iraqi-government

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[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 3 years ago

Looks like the Iraqi people are going to get some more bombing, and we here in the U.S.A. are going to get some more quantitative easing; bend over everybody.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Damn - if I were in the service I think it would be hard as hell not to go permanently AWOL - if just to not go ground zero with the Depleted Uranium Dust.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 3 years ago

It is an ugly, painful, and costly reality. But the fact is that harsh environmental conditions, especially hot and dry conditions and masses of people don't mix well. It's true the world over. The least stable regions of the world are also those where the masses struggle just to survive. Religion tends to be more extreme and less forgiving. Hatred develops among factions. Tempers flare. Fighting breaks out. People die. Family members are left to mourn those lost. Children are left without parents. More terrorists are born. It is a vicious cycle virtually impossible to reverse under such harsh conditions.

Saddam Hussein kept order by making people fear him more than anything else. He was a brutal and evil man but a very effective ruler. We did more harm than good by removing him. Now and forever more, a constant and visible military presence will be necessary in order to keep anything remotely resembling peace or even stability.

Unless of course, the developed world and the rich who rule over it are someday willing to do something never done before. That is to reconsider their illogical consumption of resources and their immoral concentration of wealth. To make some significant sacrifices in order to reduce the cost of living and bring about something remotely resembling world prosperity. Only then, will less force be necessary to keep order. A LOT LESS.

Then again, it's never been done before and it never will. A military presence will be necessary in that region until a comet smashes into the Earth.

and more regions to come because of global warming.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

We did more harm than good by removing him

Now - isn't that just a very sad ( true ) state of affairs - things can't get much worse when your saviors (?) arrive dispersing Depleted Uranium all over the place.

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