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U.S. boots on the ground to fight ISIS?

U.S. boots on the ground to fight ISIS?


>>AND I WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT INTERVIEW THAT WE JUST HAD WITH LEON PANETTA, CON MAN ZINKE. YOU JUST GOT TO CONGRESS. YOU’RE A RETIRED NAVY S.E.A.L. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT LEON PANETTA SAID IS THE GREATEST NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES IS NOT ISIS, NOT AL QAEDA, IT’S WASHINGTON. WHAT DO YOU THINK SO FAR?>>THREE DAYS IN, A LOT OF WHAT HE SAYS IS TRUTHFUL. WE’RE TOO BUREAUCRATIC, POLARIZED AND I THINK THE AUTHORIZATION IS PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, A GOOD LOOK AT THAT. WHAT DOES THE AUTHORIZATION MEAN? WE’RE GOING TO HAVE HEARINGS IN CONGRESS. I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS RIGHT TO ASK CONGRESS, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I THINK AMERICANS WANT THE TRUTH. WHEN YOU EMBED TROOPS IN AIR OPERATIONS ALONE IS NOT GOING TO DEGRADE OR DESTROY ISIS. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SPRINKLE AND IT’S NOT GOING TO BE OVER THE RISE. THEY’RE GOING TO BE UP FRONT. THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT, RIGHT TRAINING, RIGHT RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TO WIN DECISIVELY ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. YOU CAN’T EMBED ONE OR TWO FOLKS AND SELECTED UNITS, THAT PACKAGE WILL REQUIRE MEDIVAC. WHAT IF OUR GUYS GET INJURED? WHAT IF WE NEED A QUICK REACTION FORCE?>>RIGHT.>>THE FOOTPRINT WILL BE LARGER THAN I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION CAN SEE. >>CONGRESSMAN, YOU HAVE AN OP ED IN THE WASHINGTON TIMES. IT SAYS, I LOOK AT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PROPOSAL AND ALL I SEE IS AN OUTLINE OF WHAT OUR TROOPS CANNOT DO. CONGRESS SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO PUT RESTRICTIONS ON THE MILI MILITARY. WHEN WE GO TO WAR, WE GO TO WAR TO WIN. I WANT TO TAKE THIS TO CHAIRMAN ROGERS HERE. MIKE, THE PRESIDENT SAID LAST WEEK THAT WE DON’T WANT AN ENDLESS WAR. AND HE TRIED TO BAKE THAT INTO THIS AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE. DOES HE HAVE A POINT?>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A MONUMENTAL FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP. IF YOU WOULD HAVE APPROACHED CONGRESS BEFORE, MET WITH MEMBERS, I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY, MET WITH MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES, YOU COULD HAVE HAD A PRODUCT THAT HE ASKED FOR THAT WOULD HAVE PASSED IN A WEEK ON CAPITOL HILL. >>WHY DIDN’T THAT HAPPEN?>>THIS IS, I THINK, THE HALLMARK OF THIS PRESIDENCY. HE REFUSES TO BELIEVE HE NEEDS TO ENGAGE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OF EITHER PARTY, AND ON SOMETHING AS SERIOUS AS THIS. I MEAN, IF YOU RECALL, I WAS CALLING LAST YEAR FOR AN AUMF BACK IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER BECAUSE IF YOU’RE GOING TO ASK THESE MEN AND WOMEN TO GO AND SERVE IN THIS PRETTY TOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD, HAVE YOU TO GIVE THEM ALL THE FULL FAITH AND CONFIDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES AND AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE DIDN’T DO IT THEN. HE KEEPS PUTTING IT OFF. HE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT THE THINGS HE WON’T DO. HE DID THAT LAST YEAR. HE’S DRAWING IT INTO THIS YEAR. THIS TO ME WAS THE MOST FRUSTRATING. YOU SEE ISIS NODES AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST. WHAT’S SO FRUSTRATING IS THEY’RE GETTING BIGGER. THEY’RE EXPANDING THEIR OPERATIONS. THEY’RE LOOKING FOR NEW SAFE HAVENS. IN THE MEANTIME, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE HEARINGS ON SOMETHING HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS. >>ONE THINGS DEMOCRATS SAY IS ISIS IS LAYING A TRAP. WHAT THEY DO WANT IS THEY WANT THE UNITED STATES AND ITS COALITION TO INVEST A HUGE GROUND FORCE PRESENCE IN IRAQ AND POTENTIALLY IN SYRIA AND GET CAUGHT IN ANOTHER QUAGMIRE THAT LASTS ANOTHER TEN YEARS. WHAT ABOUT THAT?>>THIS IS THE PRESIDENT’S STRAW MAN ARGUMENT. IF YOU’RE NOT WHAT I’M FOR, YOU’RE FOR 100,000 TROOPS MARCHING ON TO RAQQA IN SYRIA. NO ONE IS CALLING FOR THAT. WE GOT INTO A SEMANTIC ARGUMENT, AND THE CONGRESSMAN TOUCHED ON THAT A MOMENT AGO, WE BELIEVE IF YOU EMBED SOME SOLDIERS, THERE IS A FOOTPRINT THERE, WE GOT INTO A SEMANTIC POLITICAL ARGUMENT, WHAT IS A BOOT ON THE GROUND, 1, 50, 200. RIDICULOUS ARGUMENT. IF YOU WANT TO LEVERAGE UP THE ABILITY FOR OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES, YOU NEED SPECIAL FORCES CAPABILITIES DOWN RANGE. >>THAT IS NEBULOUS IN THIS AUMF. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE GROUND FORCES MIGHT BE DOING DOWN THE ROAD. WE HAVE A LIGHTFOOT PRINT NOW. ALL THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO BAN IN THIS AUMF IS ENDURING COMBAT OPERATIONS. LEAVES A LOT OF ROOM IN THE MIDDLE. A LOT OF WIGGLE ROOM. CONGRESSMAN, HOW ARE YOUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS GOING TO RESPOND TO THIS? ARE THEY GOING TO GIVE HIM THE AUTHORIZATION HE NEEDS?>>HE HAS THE AUTHORIZATION NOW. HE WILL HAVE A ROBUST CAPABILITY. YOU CAN’T FIGHT WAR IN A HALF PUNCH FASHION. IT WILL TAKE GROUND TROOPS. WE’RE GOING TO ASK FOR A PLAN. I THINK OUR TROOPS DESERVE THAT. THE MILITARY, WHEN WE — THIS IS FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF NOT ONLY A COMMANDER, BUT A FATHER. MY DAUGHTER IS A FORMER NAVY DIVER, I’VE BEEN TO A LOT OF FUNERALS. I KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES OF WAR, BUT WHEN YOU GO TO WAR, DID YOU TO WAR TO WIN DECISIVELY. THAT MEANS YOU MAKE SURE THAT OUR TROOPS HAVE WHAT THEY NEED TO WIN THE BATTLEFIELD. >>IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO WAR TO WIN RIGHT NOW?>>NO. IN MY ESTIMATION NOT. YOU CAN’T FIGHT FROM A DISTANCE. IT WILL TAKE COALITION. LOOK, THIS IS A BATTLE AS MUCH BETWEEN OR WITHIN ISLAM AS IT IS EAST AND WEST. AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS SEPARATE THE TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN ISLAM FROM MAINSTREAM. AND IT WILL TAKE RESOLVE. IT WILL TAKE COMMITMENT. IT WILL TAKE COALITION. AND I DO AGREE WITH KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN THAT IT IS AN ISLAMIC BATTLE TO FIGHT, BUT WE NEED TO PROVIDE LOGISTICS, MAKE SURE THE INTELLIGENCE IS CORRECT. IF THEY USE OUR AIR, WHICH IS CRITICAL, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE OUR GUYS ON THE GROUND ARE DIRECTING IT IN THE RIGHT PLACES. THAT MEANINGS YOU NEED TO EMBED SPECIAL FORCES AND OTHER GROUPS. WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU’VE GOT TO PROTECT THEM ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. WE’VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY CAPTURE. I DON’T THINK WE EVER WANT TO HAVE ONE OF OUR SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN,


Reader Comments

  1. Once again our fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, family members and fellow brothers will be fighting a war and may not come back. "This is not our war", this is why the middle east hates America is because we keep putting out big nose in where it don't belong only making America a target for attacks. Lets fix our broken Country before we try to fix the unfixable world. I refuse to fight for something I don't believe in and where our Goverment takes "God" out and puts heartless leaders in. . . . . Sad but true. 

  2. Any1 who is a soldier in America are slaves they get controlled by the president, and for their they always get orders from their commanders, I am not hating or anything but they are slaves, they are always getting ordered around which I think it's stupid (uncle in the army)

  3. Nobody wants an endless war.. except the Islamists, who are willing to go as long as it takes. We don't always get what we want. It's time to face the facts. does Obama seriously think that if you act nice to these people they'll suddenly look nicely upon the Infidels their holy books say they should murder and whose land says they should conquer? Please! This battle between believer and non-believer is just getting started – just like Osama bin Laden predicted…

  4. Think about this, if you're Putin and you really want to reform the Russian Empire and America is standing in your way, what would be the best thing for you to do. Have america go fight ISIS, I'm telling you Putin is behind ISIS as a ploy to get americans focused on the Middle east and then he can eat Eastern Europe. 

  5. uk n usa not doing it because its over were doomed if ur not isis their everywhere just prolonging our fate may we all rip

  6. I am for no, no need to kill US solderis for no reasons. If I was Obama, I would push the Arabs to create an Army of 100.000 soldiers, who would attack ISIS from all directions. The question is do they want to do that? The US can only bomb the ISIS positions. Back in the 90's an Arabic Army was build to remove Saddam from Kuwait. Honestly, in one way or another, all Arabs are guilty of these wars. Their problems are very confusing. America should only defend Israel with ground forces if it is at threat. The Arabs have a league. They can do more for each other but they have too much hate for each other.

  7. All thanks to the channel CNN and the state of freedom to allow the supporter of the Islamic state to express his opinion in this edifice, namely YouTube. Our thanks go to the supreme authority in the United States known as Congress. That the time has come to the Congress to give commands to the Pentagon, launch a large-scale war from the air, sea and land on Iraq, and the appearance of the crow of the White House in a statement in the media to permit developments.

  8. There is only one way to defeat ISIS. We must partner with the Assad government and coordinate airstrikes and provide training and equipment. We also must end sanctions. They will ultimately be able to do the job with the help of Iran and Russia, especially if we can rein in our so-called allies, Erdogan, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. That's the only way it can work.

  9. With my oldest child it was Iraq and then 9/11 now with my youngest its ISIS…..That is how long we have been and continue to fight. Will there be an end? Doubt it. The only way to have absolute victory with this enemy is to be more barbaric then them. The French and Indian war should teach us this lesson . The "new" Americans alongside the French were butchered by the Natives. It wasn't until they started sending heads and hands and fingers of the dead natives back to there families that the Natives had to re think there stance. ISIS is the same in a way. It is going to take a huge swift destructive action to strike fear in them . Nuke them all turn them to glass . Make the point

  10. Send the sons and daughters of the fools in Washington, D.C.

    They have created these disasters around the world and have made us

    far less safe.

    FUCK THESE POLITICIANS!

  11. We don't need US troops on the ground to fight ISIS. We need to train, supply modern weapons, and support the Peshmerga and YPG.

  12. Mr Rogers, the American people don't want to go to war, YOUR people got us into the Region and now your forcing us to clean it up. YOU GUYS SHOULD FUCKING CLEAN IT UP !

  13. We could use a president with a backbone and the vision to protect both America and Israel. This weak administration is digging in – spinning wheels and getting muddy.  We started this – we need to end it. 

  14. Just how long would it take for the US right wing fanatics — who are already wriggling into government — to turn the US into a theocracy? 

  15. You reap what you sow. In 2003 we invaded Iraq on lies. Destroyed a functioning society that had no ISIS no Islamic terrorists. Saddam Hussein made sure of that. We created a vacumn for ISIS to fill at a cost of over $1 Trillion dollars. So to fix one of the US worst blunders in Iraq they want to squander more money and lives to try to fix the mess they made. AS sickening as ISIS is and they are the sickest since the Nazi, they people on this video are just slightly less bad for the rest of the world then ISIS. 

  16. "ISIS" does not have the war potential to the air raid.
    An expensive missile is unnecessary though the air raid is effective.
    The target is a car of transportation!!

  17. Whoever opposes the policy of United States and its allies must be classified as terrorists, Al Qeada or ISIS, why? ISIS in Iraq are Iraqi. ISIS in Libya are Libyan. ISIS in Syria are Syrian. What a coincidence!

  18. Cant understànd with obama & white house.???? Not allowed us troop direct fight, but why the fucking didnt want to supply the kurds?? Kurds said for months: we dont beed help from us troop, but we need heavy weapon to fight isis… obama asking kurds to fight the isis, yet to let them get kill ??? What an idiot strategy or politic!?

  19. What the fuck US? Why send in your husbands and brothers to die for those fucking dirt farmers? Let them kill themselves since most Muslims be like "American soldiers are war hungry fanatics".

  20. No boots on the ground, how many lies will the American zombies take?
    US bases all over the middle east. Built by the Bin Laden's/Bush family deals

  21. The only thing those U.S. Troops deserve @ at least one of those things is that son-of-a-bitch should have been impeached

    But since that never happened which it should have been done all in one day: emergency ///R powers you guys did speak

    You see members of the United States Congress you have an all-loyalty oath goes to those military personnel sent to beach

    Themselves against the very thing that most evil heretic created; as in fact he's been authorized by I.S.I.L.'s la-la-la-landings

    He shouldn't even be allowed to be walking or talking about because if someone is a 51/50 and a whole danger to all human

    Life along with all animals and plant life because ///R has killed all those birds dropped out of the sky's earthquake fracking

    You guys are beholden to what: more war medals go no place save another soldier dies due to lack of water and is thirsting  

    For real change what the American people really voted for or does everyone says Obama must go that's what says anyone!

    And so now Leon Panetta runs that White House when that son-of-a-bitch is put in handcuffs and forced to do some sowing      

  22. Please repost this if you feel the same way ,than my
    THANK YOU !!!

    My heart goes out too the all the men and women who have lost there lives to ISIS,ISIL,Whatever you want to call those Satanic cult jihadist pieces of shit eastwards yet my heart especially goes out to mothers and family . Hopefully this may actually bring us (Coalition's Forces ) CLOSER TO SENDING THOSE TERRORISTS STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!
    !!!
    #BootsOnTheGround

  23. We are not fooled by this nonsense. Washington IS the greatest threat to the United States.  ISIS / ISIL is funded and supplied by Obama.  We the American people are not fooled by this and we will not tolerate a ground invasion into Syria and Libya, and Iran under the CLAIM that it's against these so called terrorist.

  24. THIS IS RELIGOUS WAR AND ALL WILL BE REWARD IF THEY DIE FOR THERE GOD /  personally  let us rid ourselves of all who think like this  shoot to kill and kill every eye  level the place  leave nothing but dirt 

  25. لماذا أنت تدعو لي جمل؟ كنت أتكلم العربية أيضا، يا صديقي. لا يوجد فرق. انها ليست مثل سأذهب من أي وقت مضى أكثر من هناك. انها القفار

  26. Fuck Isis.. What if it was your kid held hostage?? Or a family member.. Isis has to wear mask's because they are true pussies.. Fuck Isis..

  27. congress and senate Dragging there feet as usual you do know they can write a bill to start a war that will kill Children Women & men any way they want.

  28. GOD IS LOVE ! HE TOOK OUR SINS AWAY AND DIED IN OUR PLACE ! HE TOOK OUR PUNISHMENT FOR SIN ON THE CROSS ! HE REDEEMED US BY HIS SHEDD BLOOD ! HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND DEFEATED DEATH ! HE ONLY IS GOD ALMIGHTY !

  29. Why did Laura Bush get drugged in 2001 & with President George Bush?        War.
    Russia's President Putin was present
    and drugged 2 former US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development employees.

    They were attacked and it was stated that it would take 15 years or so of
    interrogating
    FBI agents, who later are found to be KGB agents, before
    Bushs would speak on the subject. 
     Reportedly they were told that day they could still blow up. 
    *
    Retaliation with covert operation(s) by President Obama had been indicated 
      AFGE Union for united states dept of housing & urban development. 

  30. Theory of the Lernaean Hydra: 'Cut off one head, Two more shall take its place´ 

    Facts: USA goes in to Iraq 2003. They remove a crazy regim and kill the leader, Saddam. Now, 2015 we have radicals brainwashed muslims that are pure evil…

    You should never remove a gang leader in a uncertain region with high rate of uneducated people. There will always pop up 2 more leaders, that are even crazier. 

    Theory of the Lernaean Hydra: 'Cut off one head, Two more shall take its place´ 

  31. ISIS is a result of U.S. 'intervention' (to put it mildly). Now we have this big problem of religious fanatics, mentally scarred by war and hell-bent on killing everyone in their path. This is what violence does. It creates more violence that echoes for generations. And what do we do now? Use more force?
    Let's be honest with ourselves and admit that our military-industrial complex thrives on other countries' death and destruction. And we want their oil, too.
    We get richer at the expense of others. Instead of working together, countries work against each other for the first place. The one superpower that dominates all the others. And this is why the world is going to hell.
    It's also having repercussions on American troops that are committing suicide.

  32. our fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, family members and fellow brothers will be fighting a war and may not come back. "This is not our war", this is why the middle east hates America is because we keep putting out big nose in where it don't belong only making America a target for attacks. Let's fix our broken Country before we try to fix the unfixable world. I refuse to fight for something I don't believe in 

  33. I salute my brothers to the south.Thank God we have the U.S military to stand up to these evil turds.God Bless America!

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