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If you ever have your CIA guy on again, you might ask him about the difficulty in battling a foe such as ISIS. This is not a conventional army that wears a uniform; it is composed of men dressed in regular Arab apparel except for the cloth that hides their faces. The only way to clear ISIS out using carpet bombing would be to kill both friend and foe as both are mingled together. The people are used as a protective shield for ISIS.With that said, I have to agree with you about boots on the ground! Obama will never defeat ISIS from the air (how can he tell friend from foe at 10000 feet?)Obama said that ISIS was not Islam. Is it a faction within Islam, and they use the Koran as a basis to commit their crimes against humanity. You correctly called this one as I think ISIS represents a major part of Islam. Obama saying that ISIS is not part of Islam or a religion is simply showing his naiveté in this case. Islam is not the religion of peace. It should be rooted out and expelled from our nation (Europe had BETTER do the same). To hell with the Constitution in this case! We allow freedom of religion to groups that don’t seek to destroy other groups simply because of their religious beliefs.So…in conclusion, your carpet bombing the area will not work because the enemy is not so clear cut as you might think. It would be like throwing the baby out with the water! Shock and awe does not work in this area; the enemies would simply scatter and regroup like cock roaches. The only thing that would work is boots on the ground and some sound, dependable friends.ISIS is using the tactics that Genghis Khan took to build his Mongol empire that spread across Asia. His motto was “join us or die.” It started out with just a small band of hooligans! How is convert to Islam or die any different than what the Mongols did? Yes…we are at war with ISIS and Islam (in my opinion.) Both need to be rooted out and expunged from our civilization because they want our destruction!
I disagree...carpet bombing is exactly what's needed in conjunction with boots on the ground as 'collateral damage' is a part of war...if you don't want collateral damage don't go to war. And anyway those you think are your friends 'over there' will turn around and kill you in a heartbeat. Better them 'over there' than us over here. But I do agree...we are at war with islam...all islam...period.
Our victory depends on the aim or goal, which I am not sure Obama has one (maybe some mild form of containment)! Since you say carpet bombing is the answer, I will entertain that thought for a moment.Now…if we carpet bomb the area that ISIS is located and kill everything in sight, that would indeed destroy both ISIS and the followers of Islam in that area. We would have expunged the cancer in that particular area.However, do we show any mercy to those innocent people who may by no choice of their own be mixed amongst ISIS? You call it collateral damage.This event actually has a historical basis in the Old Testament that people so easily condemn nowadays: Israel was told to EXPUNGE the enemy COMPLETELY! In other words: kill them all: men, women, children, and any yellow dogs that might be wagging its tail. EVERYTHING!One might ask, why should Israel be asked to do such a heinous act? Well…maybe God could see into the future and see the suffering these neighboring heathens would cost the world should they live and their posterity grow. Yet…you “Diane” seemed to condemn the Old Testament for its idea of eradicating homosexuality by stoning. How is your idea of carpet bombing EVERYTHING any different than that which was taught in the Old Testament for a reason? On the one hand you seem to condemn the Old Testament for that which you agree (homosexuality), but on the other embrace the Old Testament tactic of leaving no survivors.Anyway…Israel did not listen and now Israel is reaping what it has sown by not following the word of God. The posterity of those who it let live has come to destroy Israel.To totally eradicate the Muslim problem would cost the Christian world much more that it has the stomach to bear! Carpet bomb the Muslims! If we truly attack the Muslims without mercy, we might save ourselves, but alas, I don’t think we (most Americans) really have the stomach for it. We would rather sit by and let them behead us and burn down our places of worship than to do what is needed to fix the problem. The Muslims have already won the war! One fatal flaw to Christianity is to forgive your enemy and let them live. We see how that is working out. The enemy uses Christian teachings against us. The only hope for Christians is if Jesus Christ himself shows up and fights the battle for them.I will make a prediction: let’s say the bible is nothing but fables (which includes the Koran, etc.), the Muslims will eventually take over the entire world (with the exception of Russia, China, and North Korea) and we will be a worldwide caliphate (for awhile). How will that do that: using the same fear tactics as Genghis Khan (either join us or die).Most of those in the United States who votes now want to just get along; even it that means subjecting themselves to Islam. What a pathetic lot we have become! If the Muslims get nuclear weapons, the world is truly in trouble (that includes Russia, China, and North Korea). If the US is included in a new caliphate, the world is lost to Islam. By dent of their high birth rates, they will overtake the population in the western world and we would have given them our nations without a shot! Once they gain 50+ percent of the population of any western society, you had better join them or else!You have the right Idea, Diane, but to truly win the war you would have to expunge Islam entirely (which by the way is what they will do to Judaism and Christianity unless we convert.) Sure…you can carpet bomb, but remember, no tears afterward. Many innocent people will die to eradicate this cancer. When they start showing pictures of innocent people killed by our bombs, are you going to feel bad? If so…then you don’t have the stomach for this.