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    The Islamic State (IS) is highly motivated by a political religion.

    And the IS recruits from across the world, from Europe, to Australia, from the Middle East to Indonesia, and beyond.

    And IS makes brilliant use of social media.

    And the believers in the IS die for their belief.

    IS understands our strength is in physical force and our weakness is our psychology. So IS terrorism is squarely directed at our psychology.

    How interesting we don't know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceptive View Post
    I could've have sworn I read somewhere that there were still ground troops in Iraq.

    Very well then, does it make a difference that they want to put ground troops there?
    In your context of capturing oil rigs, yes. Difficult to do solely from the air. And I'd be interested in your source.

    According to statistics, the U.S. gets 3% of it's FOREIGN oil from Iraq. But it didn't say it was from "captured oil rigs." Maybe we're buying from some other country that owns those wells (didn't look that up).

    And, btw, an oil "rig" usually denotes an offshore oil well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceptive View Post
    I could've have sworn I read somewhere that there were still ground troops in Iraq.

    Very well then, does it make a difference that they want to put ground troops there?




    But, oh wise one, with much COMMON SENSE, you need to be fed from both sources of propaganda to understand THE TRUTH.

    And, tell me, oh wise one, how big is ISIS?
    I'm saying that bombing the enemy has never worked. What has worked historically? Overwhelming the enemy with numbers of troops. Whenever your army is bigger than their army, your army will win.

    Common sense, based on historical fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baccheion View Post
    Where did ISIS come from, and why are they still around? Where does all this bullshit come from, and why is it supported, rather than gutted from society?
    I encourage you to Google and consider using something other than "bullshit" in the majority of your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    I'm saying that bombing the enemy has never worked. What has worked historically? Overwhelming the enemy with numbers of troops. Whenever your army is bigger than their army, your army will win.

    Common sense, based on historical fact.
    You didn't answer my question

    How big is ISIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceptive View Post
    You didn't answer my question

    How big is ISIS?
    Bigger than the two of us, baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    Bigger than the two of us, baby!
    Ahhh, you disappoint me.

    Although, it is interesting that you have no idea how big the enemy is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceptive View Post
    Ahhh, you disappoint me.

    Although, it is interesting that you have no idea how big the enemy is.
    I don't think anybody does have any idea. I just know that if the US wanted to, it could whip up a larger army at any given time. Online estimates state they are between 10,000 - 80,000 soldiers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    I don't think anybody does have any idea. I just know that if the US wanted to, it could whip up a larger army at any given time. Online estimates state they are between 10,000 - 80,000 soldiers.
    That's my point, no one know who ISIS is (other than the fact that they have close links to the American-funded Al-Qaeda) and how big they are because we aren't being told and they not as big a threat as they're portrayed. Especially to the military with a budget of $495.6 billion - more than twice the size of Iraq's economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    In your context of capturing oil rigs, yes. Difficult to do solely from the air. And I'd be interested in your source.
    No, but it's interesting that now they want to put ground troops there especially since non-US companies have access to the oil rigs. Also, even if it isn't about oil, then it's certainly to gain access to the whole of the middle east, slowly, albeit, but it'll happen.

    Definitely, it may take a while, sorry. Also, it's written in Arabic, do you want me to translate it or do you prefer to get translated (I'm serious)?

    According to statistics, the U.S. gets 3% of it's FOREIGN oil from Iraq. But it didn't say it was from "captured oil rigs." Maybe we're buying from some other country that owns those wells (didn't look that up).

    And, btw, an oil "rig" usually denotes an offshore oil well.

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    Where did you get the 3% from?

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