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    Quote Originally Posted by zachroidott View Post
    The last time the US exerted forceful influence on the region it fractured the balancing force against Iran and created Isis less than a decade later. It amazes me how gut strong some tax payers are about what to do and who to trust in the region.
    I have said before that removing Saddam and disbanded the Iraqi Army was not a good strategic move. Iran is stronger now, not weaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I have said before that removing Saddam and disbanded the Iraqi Army was not a good strategic move. Iran is stronger now, not weaker.
    Fair enough. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Just business? Good God. Will it be "just business" when the public finally finds out that weapons we sell and give away kill families, allies and even Americans??
    I wonder what would happen to you or I if we tried to enter this "just business" Prison, dark hole without a trial?
    Iran won't shut down the Gulf because it would bring hellfire down on them from the "free world" and other players. No occupation, arms sales, boots on the ground or $#@!ing with the internal politics thereof necessary. . Next excuse you memorized from FOX NEWS please.
    Yea, it's a business deal. We have done it for a hundred years. iI is no secret. How many of our weapons killed people in the two world wars. You think people actually care and they don't.

    You or not being allowed is neither here nor there. We can't start wars either.

    Iran has already tried to shutdown the Gulf. It was our Navy that prevented it. Europe had nothing to do with it. It was us the way it always is.

    I said no troops on the ground. Don't need any excuse other than what is best for us right now. I don't care about Yemeni's.

    Since you threw a little snark in here's my return volley- the caravan has been moved 6 miles farther from the border. Harder for them to rush it now- Fox News.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachroidott View Post
    It's hilarious that you probably think of yourself as a moral person. Diffusion of responsibility is a hell of a thing.
    War is never about morality. It is always about what is best for those involved. We are doing that. If you disagree, write your Congressman or something.

    Yea, I am a moral man. I don't know what you are. You didn't say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachroidott View Post
    The last time the US exerted forceful influence on the region it fractured the balancing force against Iran and created Isis less than a decade later. It amazes me how gut strong some tax payers are about what to do and who to trust in the region.
    Yea, you know what's best. You should be King.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I have said before that removing Saddam and disbanded the Iraqi Army was not a good strategic move. Iran is stronger now, not weaker.
    It was the dumbest thing Bush did. It removed all control.
    Last edited by Captdon; 12-02-2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Yea, you know what's best. You should be King.
    Great answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    War is never about morality. It is always about what is best for those involved. We are doing that. If you disagree, write your Congressman or something.

    Yea, I am a moral man. I don't know what you are. You didn't say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We have stopped Iranian ships bringing weapons to the rebels.

    They were cutting in on our arms dealing market. Of course we stopped them LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    It was the dumbest thing Bush did. It removed all control.

    Unless of course the real goal was instability. Then it makes perfect sense.

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