Kerry: horrific to watch potential slaughter in Kobani, but oh well

It is imperative to understand national security objectives at the strategic level and be able to articulate them in order to achieve success in a military endeavor — a war. When the “fog of war” exists in the brains of those who are supposed to formulate strategic goals, then the results are, well, exactly what we see happening right now.

As the UK Independent reports, ” The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, suggested that preventing the fall of Kobani was not a strategic US objective. “As horrific as it is to watch in real time what is happening in Kobani, you have to step back and understand the strategic objective,” he said. “Notwithstanding the crisis in Kobani, the original targets of our efforts have been the command and control centres, the infrastructure.” Mr. Kerry said he expected Turkey to decide “over the next hours, days” what role it would play against Isis.”

The first problem with Kerry’s insidious statement is what exactly is our strategic objective? President B. Hussein Obama stated it was to degrade and destroy ISIS. If that’s the case, then your efforts are “enemy oriented” and therefore you strike at its basic capability to conduct operations, especially offensive operations. In other words, wherever the enemy masses and presents itself, you strike.

Regarding what has happened in northern Syria in Kobani, how can it be that ISIS was able to conduct a maneuver operation and get into position to attack Kobani? Where did the ISIS forces come from and what are our intelligence and surveillance methods and platforms to track the enemy and its movements? Latest reports are that the US has run a total of 14 strikes against ISIS in the vicinity of Kobani – a whole 14 strikes?

“ISIS tried to enter the city today with tanks, and a big truck full of weapons to bomb The People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the centre, but YPG were ready and they blew up the truck at about 4pm local time,” Zara Misto, editor of Welati.com, who has been reporting from inside Kobani since the beginning of the battle, told The Independent.”

From a strategic perspective, if ISIS can seize another city and more terrain, that means it is extending its operational reach and located right along the border with Turkey, it’s much easier to receive more recruits coming in from the “supposed” NATO ally.

Furthermore, from a strategic perspective it means the loss of Kurdish fighters which are the best bulwark against the spread of ISIS — therein lies the main reason why the Turkish tanks sit and watch. ISIS is strategically destroying their enemy — our best ally in the region outside of Israel would be an independent Kurdistan.

The combat operation being waged in Iraq and Syria — which has no name — is a prime example of an administration without a clue about strategic objectives — only political ones. Kobani’s fall to ISIS would have massive strategic implications — one of which to demonstrate that even under the supposed gathering of coalition air strikes, ISIS is not deterred. That’s a powerful recruitment tool for an Islamic terrorist army that has been gaining 3,500 recruits per month since the beginning of this year.

The map below shows exactly how ISIS has a moved into position to lay siege to this Kurdish city of some 60,000. A huge massacre of Kurds will be no doubt propagandized and displayed on social media to show the weakness of the West. It will also serve to further demoralize the Kurds who stand to be destroyed due to the feckless nature of Obama and his lack of support. As well, Obama’s self-declared best friend, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, does nothing and allows this to evolve — and Turkey is supposed to be a NATO ally. Instead Erdogan’s forces have cracked down on Kurds in Turkey who make up approximately 25 percent of the country’s population.

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The Independent says, “The south-eastern city of Diyarbakir, the de facto Kurdish capital in Turkey, suffered the worst violence and highest death toll. A curfew was extended until Thursday after at least eight people died during the protests. Diyarbakir is one of six cities that remained on lockdown. “The city is under curfew until 6am and nobody can come in or out. There were no police on our streets last night – just us and them,” said Bayram Baran, a 25-year-old lawyer from Diyarbakir.”

Erdogan and Turkey are demanding the U.S. support efforts to fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — which truly is not part of our strategic objective – whatever it may be in the mind of Obama. We should not be held hostage by Erdogan, who certainly knows what his strategic objectives are – starting with the destruction of the Kurds. And based on Kerry’s comments, it seems the Obama administration is presenting a facade of assistance with paltry air strikes, but isn’t fully arming and supporting the Kurds to degrade, defeat, and eventually destroy ISIS. Regardless, the heart of the Kurds remains strong.

As The Independent reports, “Ekrem Ahmad, 40, a mechanic from Kobani said: “I’m happy to see Kurds as well as British, American, French and German people protesting in support of Kobani. It really raises our morale. “The governments may not give us weapons, but their people give us hope.”

And where is Mr. Hope and Change himself? Why, he’s off doing fundraisers of course.

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kdlaz
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This is the new normal. We (read- Obama) want to claim foreign policy victories, without actually having to do anything to have them. Let’s just be honest- it’s the same for domestic policy, and has been, for 6 years.

gbrecke
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To have said such a thing should cause any man to question his intelligence. But for the Majority of us Viet Nam Era Vets, we’ve known what a dud he is from those days. Kerry might have married Jane Fonda if she had enough money.

Philanthropussy
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you do know, Nam is over.

Andy Martin
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Hey fellatio. Don’t insult war veterans.

aGrimm
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PP: The war may be over, but the damage Kerry did to our vets is still a very raw sore that no VA help can cure. I’m a Nam combat vet. I am proud of my service and have no regrets. However I remain very bitter by the way we were treated with disrespect when we came home. We were so universally vilified that we couldn’t even talk to vets from other wars about our experience. John Kerry made a name for himself by being a leader of that vilification. He has never apologized for this wrong, and it was… Read more »
sf mec
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Go SUCK A ROCK MIZ ThrowUPpussy!!! I am sure it didn’t affect your life…did it??? Pathetic!!

Philanthropussy
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are you one of those wacked out Nam vets? Looks like U have anger issues. When’s your appt at the VA, someone needs to adjust your happy pills.

Andy Martin
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Are you one of Kerry’s house boys? Wipe the John off your face punk.

aGrimm
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PP: “… wacked out Nam vets?” By this statement you are doing precisely what Kerry did – undermining our soldiers and veterans. Whether you mean to or not (I suspect you do), you are fostering an environment that denigrates all Nam veterans. I can show you study after study that demonstrates that Nam veterans have far fewer mental problems than the rest of “normal” society. They are far more likely to have succeeded in life than average. The whole “wacked out Nam vet” meme is a myth perpetrated by the likes of John Kerry and his ilk. Yes there have… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Kerry is not responsible for wacked out vets. When nam vets spoke out nothing wanted to deal with them, including pres Reagan . Kerry is not the only bam vet in congress or senate, so the blame goes to all reps and demos.
Sorry for what you experience, I really am. I remember the switch from supporting the troops to” babykillers”. But, that was 40 years ago and get over it.

Andy Martin
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[[ Kerry is not responsible for wacked out vets ]]

Of course not. This administration of hum-holes isn’t responsible for anything. Right fisty boy?

Philanthropussy
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I didn ‘t say all nam vets are whacked out , just the angry one who contacted me .
And it wasn’t ‘t Kerry who caused nam vets mental problems. That was the war . And it wasn’t Kerry who ignored vets who asked for help . That was good old Reagan.

VietVET
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Fv

Philanthropussy
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You should do yoga . Does your state have medical marijuana ?

Andy Martin
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You should try suicide.

Nannette McGowan
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Philanthropussy, are you not aware that John Kerry’s claim to fame was as a Vietnam protester claiming his fellow military members were all murderers and rapists? If you didn’t know that, you must not have heard many of John Kerry’s speeches because he always includes “I was in Vietnam” in every speech.

Philanthropussy
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He was in Nam. And he shows more control of himself than the two a holes who replyed to me before you did. As I said before , the war was 40 yrs ago, let’s let it go.

Andy Martin
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Your mother is a ho punk.
Kerry was outed by the Swiftboaters. Deal with it.

Philanthropussy
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And the swift boaters am were outed as republican mouthpieces.

Andy Martin
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Kerry has a piece in your mouth punk.

Philanthropussy
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Great, so whenever any of you clowns say you were ex military, I can say- liar, phony!!!!?cthat’s going to save lots of time in my arguments.

Andy Martin
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I never said I was ex military.

Jasmin Chambers
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Are you mentally challenged? Nannette is trying to explain to you why Vietnam vets are not fond of Kerry. It’s about reputation so no one give’s a rats you know what about how long ago it was. Your acting like a first grader is totally offensive to men who have had to go into that kind of hell on earth. If you don’t understand, stay out of the adult conversation. You just expose your ignorance and insensitivity. Why aren’t you in Africa fighting Ebola for your master? What has your smug a$$ ever done to think you can be so… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Not all vets hate Kerry. Just the one’s brainwashed by the Swift boat republican supported clowns. If you suspect Kerry service reports then I can suspect every other ” vet” who claims heroism. I donNt want to, but that’s what you fools are doing when you suspect any member of the armed forces. Enjoy that.
The nam war is over!!!!

Andy Martin
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[[ Not all vets hate Kerry ]]

Prove that punk.

[[ The nam war is over ]]

And so is Reagan yet you bring him up quite a bit. Scuzzy libocrite.

Philanthropussy
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As I recall, you reps can’t stop bring Reagan up either. Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson. All dead, but not to you.

Andy Martin
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Practice what you preach phallus. You don;t want to hear about Kerry and Nam, don’t bring up Reagan.

Philanthropussy
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You are the one with the Reagan problem.

Andy Martin
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Kerry was a coward and a traitor.

Nannette McGowan
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My point was that Vietnam Vets have good reason to dislike Kerry beyond the fact that he’s totally incompetent as Secretary of State. His claim to fame was throwing them under the bus for political gain and fame, even though he was only in Vietnam for a few months. These Vets won’t let it go because Kerry was a traitor to his fellow military men and women. Especially those who are disabled, they can’t forget Vietnam. And they won’t forget John Kerry’s history back stabbing them for his personal political career. Kerry has a consistent pattern of being inept, both… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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All your defamatory info came for a discredited pro republican ifiliated group of political operatives with a graat media campiagn. How desperate you must be to dog that crap up again. Funny how you expect me to believe all the vets hard luck stories , but don’t bothering finding the truth on things.
The war is over , get over it

Andy Martin
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You got a little Kerry on your lips punk.

Philanthropussy
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Wow, thanks. Your mom warned me about that.

Andy Martin
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You been sniffing around her graveyard freak? Because that’s whee she is.

Philanthropussy
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She comes to me in my fantasies when I jerk off.

Andy Martin
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You lack the requisite equipment for that task Sally.

Nannette McGowan
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I’m guessing you weren’t even born until well after the Vietnam War had been over for decades. It’s just history to you. To those of us who lived through it, it’s more than just history. It’s the truth that John Kerry’s only claim to fame was condemning our military members in Vietnam. That’s why he lost the presidential race in 2004, because so many Americans saw him as a traitor to his country. It’s something that you DON’T just “get over” when you feel that a corrupt politician stabbed his own people and country in the back. You can love… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Gold digger like John MCCain who left wive after 20 yrs for young richer model? Cindy McCain is a part of the Bush beer family. Check your history, doll. I am way older than what you think and clearly remember Viet nam well as the Swift Boat Campiagn. I saw it as a smear as many Americans did. The campiagn was effective, but now disproven . I don’t care abt witness against him, bec plenty of people came out for him . If you want to suspect the reports, then every other vets who says claims heroism, can be suspect,… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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So, according to you, because McCain is a gold-digger, it makes it okay that John Kerry is a gold-digger??? Ha, ha, ha! McCain is a RINO who was recently censured by his state’s Republican Party for voting with the Democrats more often than backing his own party. Everyone in the country wonders why the voters in Arizona keep re-electing that RINO. There are plenty of videos of John Kerry’s protest speeches condemning his fellow military as being murderers, rapists and baby killers. You can blame the “Swift Boat Campaign” but he would’ve lost regardless. Vietnam vets have good reason to… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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You mentioned Kerry was a gold digger, I educated you on other gold diggers in the senate.
I checked and found zero speeches of Kerry calling any solider baby killer, etc. if you want up blame anyone , blame the American people. They were doing the insults . They should be ashamed.
For the last time, Nam is over.

Andy Martin
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You want to talk about philandering pols? Anthony WienerJohn F. Kennedy
Bill Clinton
Jerry Springer
Jesse Jackson
Eliot Spitzer
John Edwards
Gavin Newsom
Kwame Kilpatrick
Mel Reynolds
Tim Mahoney
Antonio Villaraigosa
James McGreevey
Neil Goldschmidt
Gary Hart

Philanthropussy
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You forgot Arnorld Swartzenegger, standford, trump, Giuliani and the elevator kissing congressman.,

Andy Martin
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Thanks for making my point pole smoker.

Philanthropussy
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Pole smoker? You can’t smoke at the poles.

falling321
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“Letting it go” is apparently a liberal thing. They are the ones that continue to elect these failures and anti American creeps! My son served in Iraq with the son of a man who served on Kerry’s boat in Nam and the stories we heard when Kerry thought he could be president were not nearly as bad as some of the things he learned about Kerry! So yeah, liberals should just keep “letting it go” and continue re-electing anti-American creeps like Kerry and Obama! After all, it isn’t as if American’s need jobs or our country needs the respect of… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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I remember the world did not respect the uS while war mongeder Bush was president. 2) jobs? Like the jAmer obs sent to China? Did you hear China just surpassed the US Econ this week? I wonder how that happened? How- Aners love cheap Chinese products over the US products and Amer gov let Aner companies take jobs there.
Funny you telling demos to let it go. Yes, you say Bush isn’t pres, let it go. But you can’t let Keery go.

Andy Martin
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Hey dick.WHO didn’t expect GW? Western Europe who was getting their oil from Iran? Kofi Anon who was making money off of oil sales during the UN sanctions? Jobs to China? Here ya go you idiot punk. Look at what Obama’s job czar was doing……………. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-17/news/bs-ed-obama-jobs-czar-letter-20111113_1_jobs-czar-president-obama-china Obama’s jobs czar knows how to create jobs — in China November 17, 2011 General Electric is planning to move its 115 year old X-ray division from Waukesha, Wis., to Bejing. In addition to moving this headquarters, the company will invest $2 billion in China, train more than 65 engineers and create six research… Read more »
falling321
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I’ll take the respect the world showed to us when Bush was president over the flat out laughter and distrust the world has for us after six years of Obama any day of the week. And since we now have more than a million FEWER people in the workforce than we did when Bush left office, I’d take Bush’s job record too. Did you know that China has surpassed us AFTER six years of Obama and that Canada surpassed us AFTER five years of Obama’s failed policies. And no, it doesn’t surprise me at all, because Obama has done everything… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Sorry to burst your Obama hating bubble, but the Econ is in good shape. And China surpasses the us did not happen over night and Amer people, gov and business share on responsilbity. Bush is no longer pres, but left a fine mess this country will have to deal with for a long time rep or demo president. If it isn my ISIS , it ‘d going to be another group. Enjoy that .
Funny how the rep never mention the high number of millionaires made during the 5 years of the Obanadmin.

Andy Martin
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[[ Sorry to burst your Obama hating bubble, but the Econ is in good shape. ]]

Really? Is that why college grads can’t find work in their field the last 6 years? I don’t think they went $100k in debt to flip burgers you clod.

Philanthropussy
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Sorry, but the Econ is better than you think and it didn ‘t take 5 years fur any country ‘a Econ to surpass the US. Amer biz has been leaving the US for years and the gov and Amer has been nothing about it but buy buy buy cheap foreign products.
As fir Kerry, he was in the military 40 years ago , then became senator and ran for president. Or did you forget they ? Bush is no longer president and Kerry is no longer in the military. Get over that

Nannette McGowan
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Bush has been gone for almost 6 years but Kerry is still a problem since he is currently our inept Secretary of State. Companies choose to go overseas and have that right. If the government wants to keep jobs here, they would benefit from tax reform since we have the highest corporate tax in the world. Even Bill Clinton says that having the world’s highest corporate tax keeps us from being able to compete in world markets. It would be just like states attracting jobs with competing tax rates, countries around the world do the same, except the U.S. with… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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How inept is Kerry ? Any planes hitting American buildings? Kerry is doing clean up from Bush’s never going to end war. Evey sec of state will have to deal with that mess.
As the Amer business, please explain this http://www.businessinsider.com/new-millionaires-under-obama-2012-11

Andy Martin
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Kerry is a leftard tool who is happy to pick up his paycheck while ISIS takes over the ME. You left-nut scabs kept whining that Iran never posed a real threat but now we have the crew from Mad Max doing what you jags said Hussein couldn’t. And what is Kerry doing? Caddying for Back HUSSEIN while they suck a blunt on the back nine.

Nannette McGowan
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Since the Clinton administration did nothing to stop 9/11??? You and the fruitcake Rosie O’Donnell think the memo to Bush saying “bin Laden determined to attack the U.S.” was enough for Bush to know when, where and how the 9/11 attack was going to occur. Ha!. Bush’s never ending war??? But Obama campaigned in 2012 saying he ended the Iraq war in 2011, had killed bin Laden and that al Qaida was decimated and on the run, didn’t he? Obama admitted in his debate with Romney that he didn’t want a Status of Forces agreement with al Maliki and had… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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As I remember, the FBI had info about terrorist taking flying lessons but choose to ignor it . Instead while WTC burned, Bush was listening to a bunny story with 3rd graders . Clinton didn ‘t kill Bin laden bec it easnMt safe. Silly Clinton since when do Anerocans care about caladitetal damage. Look have many innocent Oraqians have dies bec they were on the way . Yes, climate change is our biggest threat. 1) look at the draught in Africa . Where are the people heading to who can’t survive? The cities. And where is Ebola? What happens when… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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Have you been drinking or drugging??? Your entire diatribe is a mess of misspelled nonsense. Much like a typical Kerry speech, it’s just a bunch of unrelated and garbled nonsense and babbling.

Philanthropussy
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Then why do you continue replying? If I’m just a bunch of unrelated nonsense, why waste your time? Don’t you have friends to talk to?

Andy Martin
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That post gives the term ‘retarded’ a new meaning.

gbrecke
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Look little fella, … you need at least learn how to spell Kerry before you come here and play wih the bogger boys.

falling321
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Don’t expect too much of phila’s spelling…English is their second language.

Philanthropussy
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Kerry . Is that it? Can you address the issue now ?

usmc1063
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The fact that we are looking for someone to stand up and fight ISIS yet this administration will in no way arm them with the equipment they need. The Kurds are one of the few in the region who will stand and fight. They not only have the courage they know that if they fail there will be a massive massacre of their people. Kerry is just like Hillary a progressive do nothing mouth piece who will bury their head in the sand in hopes that it will all just go away. Lets face it we have a cowardly administration… Read more »
aGrimm
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USMC1063: Recv’d +6. Semper Fi from an ex-squidly doc.

usmc1063
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Semper Fi Doc…

Nannette McGowan
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The only help Obama has given the Kurds is food and water. He doesn’t want them hungry or thirsty when ISIS beheads them? They haven’t requested anything except ammunition and Obama has refused to help.

VietVET
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Kerry sucks the big one….in fact he sucks 57 different HEINZ of BIG ONES!!!!!

vfibsux
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This president is going down as the worst ever in so many ways.

Nannette McGowan
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Poll today, 53% of Americans believe that Obama’s presidency is a failure. No wonder Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta and Democrat Congressional candidates are condemning Obama’s policies and distancing themselves from him. They realize that his legacy is going to hurt them in 2016.

Anita Johnston
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I truly love America! The America that used to be. We no longer have ANY honor on the world scene. How can our leaders just “laugh this off” with a “it’s not part of our strategy”??? Jeremiah Wright may have had it right ~ albeit for the wrong reasons. He said, “God damn America!” I fear He is about to do that very thing! :'(

Paul Sheridan
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What are the options for Kobani? I’d like us to do something too but it’s on Syrian soil. We’d have to deal with the whole Syrian air defense network if we tried to come in from the Med. We could try to get permission from the Turks to fly over their territory or stage troops across their border but if they don’t allow it then it’s not like we can force them. Even if we could get permission to fly through Turkey to strike a target just on the other side of their border (this is unlikely btw) we’d need… Read more »
Andy Martin
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[[ I’d like us to do something too but it’s on Syrian soil. ]]

You mean where we are already bombing?

[[ We could try to get permission from the Turks ]]

Who gave us permission to Bomb Syria?

Quit providing cover for your punk azz POS POTUS. He’s a gutless weasel who pizzes his Pampers at the thought of bombing his fellow Muslims.

Paul Sheridan
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You mean the ones he’s already bombing?

Andy Martin
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LOL! And what has he bombed? A few empty buildings and about 12 ISIS soldiers? Obama’s ‘bombing campaign’ reminds me of Clinton throwing 80 missiles at a pill factory claiming to have been aiming at OBL. Clinton was about as serious as this azz ho.

Paul Sheridan
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Obama was a little more serious about going after OBL than Clinton you have to admit.

Andy Martin
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All he did was use all the tools GW created to catch him. And what did it matter by then? He killed some old, useless figurehead who was living in his own filth. Funny how he fails to expend the same energy dealing with ISIS. Maybe he should call GW and ask him how it’s done.

Thomas L. Stafford
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We are already flying over Syrian airspace. That reason is just silly. A president with any muscle would also fly over Turkey. Erdogan may be a dirt bag. But, he is not stupid.

JaneyBloop
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and Turkey has tanks on the border, but hasn’t taken action because 0 changed the mission to ISIS instead of taking out Assad…… seems like a foolish move, don’t you think? It’s like dominos…. if Kobani falls, next stop Turkey in their quest to establish a global caliphate.

Paul Sheridan
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Well that’s why the tanks are there right? And I don’t think Turkey would be their next step. Other towns in Syria first, eventually Damascus. They need real military hardware before they can hope to go up against a well equipped enemy. It doesn’t expand our options though.

Cathie Shane
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They do have real military hardware supplied by, you guessed it, Our administration.

Thomas L. Stafford
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I am not sure that ISIS is ready for Assad. They have had two years to take him out.

Charles Benci
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The Kurd’s will fight and die to the last man and Woman, to stop ISIS
The Iraq’s will Run Away every last man and woman

Kerry is like his Boss, who could care less how many people have died already because of them

gregz
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The answer is H-Bombs! They will be used, but not by this Islamic Pig-In-Charge! If we ever get a change in the presidency in this country, the President will have to choose to be destroyed or to destroy. The POSIC would have US destroyed as long as they and them are protected from harm!

Thomas L. Stafford
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It is hard to identify who is who over there. But, if our objective is to stop ISIS it is clear that the Kurds should be helped. Even if it is just more air strikes. It is becoming clear also that ISIS is not all that interested in toppling Assad. That should tell us to leave him alone.

joecool1
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John “Purple Heart” Kerry, AKA Lurch. What a putz!

Joe Gutierrez
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Purple fart is more like it.

Marshall Dearman
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A country would have to be stupid to side with the US in any conflict. Obama tell them in advance where we will be bombing and any and all action he will be taking. Most he gets seems to be one trk. with a million dollar missle. That is bull shi_. They are using our own weapons Iraque has thrown down and ran We will be out of money A long time before they will run out of fighters. Obama keep your mouth shut and let the military run the wars.

MotherBatherick
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I’d trust my life with a Vietnam Veteran any day, except for John Kerry. His lack of conscience is scarier than anything. Same can be said about Pres Obola.

Joe Gutierrez
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Only about 30% of VN vets alive today. A generation that was spit upon but still fought for the guy next to him.

JaneyBloop
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Joe and Grimm……. we do thank you both for your service!

aGrimm
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MB: “I’d trust my life with a Vietnam Veteran any day…”. That is the best sentiment I have ever heard for my service in Nam. Thank you and bless you! However on the practical side, we Nam vets are starting to get a little long in the tooth, so you might want to rely on some younger vets. : )

Paul Deckelman
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The difference between you, Colonel, and John Kerry, is that YOU know and understand military strategy, having risen to the rank of a senior field-grade officer with combat command experience and having graduated from the General Command and Staff College, the Army’s most elite graduate school (West Point produces lieutenants, while General Command and Staff produces generals). The only strategy Gigolo John Kerry understands – and he is very good at it, having done it TWICE – is how to ingratiate himself with very rich women and get them to marry him and share their fortunes with him.

Jackie
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Colonel I honestly cannot accept that Barack Obama is a naive man . To believe that he is doing all of this for the posibility of saving a couple seat just doesn’t ring true to me. I believe he knows that to do little or nothing would leave the mid east region in chaos, yet this is exactly what he does. So what is the motivation? Most say its political. In part that could be true but could there be more to it? The lack of action indifference if you will could be his cultural differences being his Father was… Read more »
TMay
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See my posting about 9 above yours.

pebbles44
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During the Iraq war, Cheney publicly stated (for an entire week) that our forces would be going into Fallujah (A really tough battle). I’d like to know what everyone really wants here. If Obama doesn’t state what we are going to do then he is blasted for not having a plan or telling us about his plan. If he does tell us what we are going to do then he’s blasted for talking about it. He can never win. Why is the focus on him alone? We have a Congress that continues to get paid big bucks for accomplishing nothing.… Read more »
RgrCmns
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Obama = Commander in Chief. He has the authority to increase assistance to the Kurds, and i blame him for not using that authority to do so. I’m not going to blame Congress, because Congress isn’t even needed to achieve the desired short-term goals at this point. He needs to keep his mouth shut, quit talking to talk – and instead do something and walk the walk.

rillito
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Obama’s title is “Commander in Chief.” I agree with much of what you say, but the final arbiter of our strategy and execution of our strategy is Obama. Whether he talks about it or doesn’t is moot. The truth is that he has been, is and likely will continue to be inept–and perhaps, deliberately so.

that guy
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I think the real question here is do we go botg or just sit and watch these people dye? What about ebola? Fukashima? Melting ice caps? Etc……. wake up

Stacy Methvin
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Obama you SORRY SOB!

Jon Blackburn
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We need a fully armed militia of American Veterans and Patriots to fly to Kurdistan, Iraq, then advance on Kobani from the flanks. It would not be difficult if we have the volunteers, and a supply of weapons. Irbil will let us fly in.

petfotoguy
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first we’d have to not get killed by Obamas bombs… you know he’d use it as a chance to kill americans

Jon Blackburn
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I know. That’s what sux. But there still be a way.

Joe Gutierrez
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This administration would block any attempt to rescue them. This is one sorry bunch of communist.

Joe Gutierrez
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Assad and Turkey would like nothing better than to see the Kurds destroyed. Here is where we and our allies have to be firm to defend them regardless of what those two governments think.

TMay
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Once again Obama marches to the orders of the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar which wants failed states for 2 reasons: Qatar which wants its oil pipeline to Europe through Syria and failed states lead to chaos so that the Muslim Brotherhood can be the solution, buildng a Sharia compiant state of intimidated citizens like in Gaza. Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood are the same thing.That is the reason Obama picked the fight with Russia and the Ukraine both petroleum countries. Everything Obama does hurts America, saying no to Keystone, importing Ebola, increasing debt, killing jobs, importing the respiratory virus from… Read more »
Jackie
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Thanks for the response I hadn’t seen your post. Yes, Exactly TMay, and yet it seems to be a difficult a thought or concept for people to get heads around. It so clear as he has said in his book “I will stand with Muslims should the political winds shift in a ugly direction.” The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama.

TMay
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Once again Kerry shows himsel to be a truly despicable human being.

TMay
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Obama has blood on his hands and refrigerator coolant in his veins. His people, like lying Lois Lerner and brown nosing Kerry, are despicable. I feel like Diogenes looking for an honest person in this administration

TMay
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Interesting that Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize and he chooses destroying command and control centers over saving tens of thousands from slavery or genocide.

petfotoguy
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Won??? given. they gave it to him because at the time, everyone was feeling generous towards the Blacks because Obama was elected president. that POS deserves nothing… not a single f***ing thing!

petfotoguy
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I guess the Kurds must have pi&&ed off king Barry or John “Herman Munster” Kerry so now these 500 people will pay for that mistake.