Peter1469 wrote:1. I supported leaving two bases in Iraq. One at Balad, and the other at Q-West. I did not support interfering in their government. They should not have been toyed with concerning Jeffersonian democracy. They need a autocrat to keep the tribes together or they need to be broken up.
You're a member of another forum from back in the Dec 2011 withdrawal timeline, Peter, and your position then wasn't in support of leaving US bases in Iraq in some world cop role. You can prove me wrong by pointing me to the exact post number. Wow, your evolution on these issues shouldn't include disingenuous nonsense, that was not your position on matters. Please, you're amusing at best.
2. Obama, the Neocons, and the CIA are opposing Assad in favor of Jihadists. Most of the rebels are Jihadists. Very few are moderates. If any.
Neocons opposed his use of wmd's. Oppose his proxy war against Israel and as a puppet of Iran's, Neocons weren't calling for his removal and we both know this. You're defle3cting again.
3, Bankers world wide. It is a dangerous world. They would be safer if they did not move Jihadist money.
Please be specific, as asked. What bankers...where?
4. You got results that lasted less than a couple of years. That is not impressive.
A couple of years until you promoted and supported total withdrawal...like your realist comrade, Obama.
5. I have answered what I would do in general. Contain the region.
Devil is in the details, you spend more time sewing and writing what you wouldn't do. I asked for specifics and it's not surprising I lose you right there. What would you do, Peter? What would realists do.....specifically?
6. The American people, and the locals in the Middle East disagree with that last statement.
The locals in the ME are in occupation, Peter. Either under a tyrant's thumb ala Syria, or under ISIS control, or some Mullah's. And the one and only barometer you have for measuring 'locals' in the ME is the Iraqi elections, otherwise, they don't get a 'disagreement.' As far as the AMerican People go, Peter.....half of them are voting for Hillary Clinton. Half of them couldn't find the ME on a map if I shoved a gps up their arse.
Look to membership elsewhere, the donttreads, the Ethereals, your own boned and skull fcked analyses........don't try to use the American People in your point making Peter. You don't impress when you do.