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Author Topic: Iraqi forces halt militant advance on Baghdad as thousands join fight  (Read 257 times)
Queen Bee
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« on: June 15, 2014, 09:15:36 AM »

Really? Looks like some real tough, mean guys here, especially the guy on the left with the pistol...those guys chopping off heads will run in terror when they see these crushers... rolleyes

Iraqi forces halt militant advance on Baghdad as thousands join fight
American blood spilled to protect the freedom and peace of people all over the world.  320,000 USA casualties in WWI, 1,076,000 USA casualties in WWII, 128,000 USA casualties in the Korean War, 211,000 casualties in the Vietnam "conflict", 57,000 USA casualties in "War on Terror".  Benghazi, Libya, 13 USA casualties. These figures don't include 70,000 MIA.  But, the leaders of one political party of the United States of America continue to make the statement..."What difference does it make?".

"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."..."The press is our chief ideological weapon." - Nikita Khrushchev

"Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they wont come to yours." - Yogi Berra
Super Bee
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Location: Central AL (nw corner of Elmore County)

« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 09:23:07 AM »

The first time one of those white dresses gets splattered with blood they'll all turn and run.

"Life is hard, It's even harder when you're stupid."

John Wayne
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 11:37:41 AM »

i am not sure that's true.  the military doesn't seem to be standing up, but the people responded when they were called to fight.  they have not been happy with their leadership, but they do not want oppression again.  Iraq is a more secular society and far better educated than Afghanistan.  if there is a country that has a chance to fight back, it is Iraq BUT

Iran is already messing around in there so some of this "fighting back" may be supported by which case, Iraq will end up no better off than they are now.

at the moment, this might be more Sunni/Shia motivation.

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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