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2019-05-08 Terror Networks
Here's Why ISIS And Al-Qaida Will Lose Their War Of Attrition
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6480 views ]  Top

#1 Because the U.S. has shown itself willing to expend essentially infinite resources on warring with these terrorist groups.
Yup, fell right into Bin Laden's plan. His plan was to bankrupt the USA by bogging it down in endless foreign wars. It's working well. We spent over $6 trillion since 9/11.

Just imagine that money spent on ourselves instead. The entire USA would be a sparkling park. We'd have high speed rail, bridges, roads without potholes, ports, subways, and probably flying cars too. But no. What did we get for it instead? Thousands of dead (working-class) Americans, thousands more with limbs blown off or PTSD, and a mountain of skulls of innocent people. And some dead terrorists. Yay?
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-05-08 01:22||   2019-05-08 01:22|| Front Page Top

#2 If we spent it all on ourselves that would just have created new targets.
Posted by Beau 2019-05-08 02:09||   2019-05-08 02:09|| Front Page Top

#3 First define "Lose". Then define "Winning".
The idea of the Caliphate is practically unkillable as long as the Koran remains sancrosanct to its worshipers. ISIS can be destroyed as an organized force in the same way as the Thuggees of India were obliterated...
Posted by magpie 2019-05-08 02:16||   2019-05-08 02:16|| Front Page Top

#4 Because the US. has shown itself willing to expend essentially infinite resources on warring playing dumb PC games with these terrorist groups Islam
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-05-08 06:50||   2019-05-08 06:50|| Front Page Top

#5 Because the US. has shown itself willing to expend essentially infinite resources on warring playing dumb PC games with these terrorist groups Islam

We don't use bulldozers. If we used bulldozers, we'd be winning.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-08 06:51||   2019-05-08 06:51|| Front Page Top

#6 Democratic Iraq
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-05-08 06:53||   2019-05-08 06:53|| Front Page Top

#7 Herb McCoy, how would we spend it on ourselves?

I agree the wars could have been fought cheaper and better but thinking the money would have somehow been used better with our current politicians is naive.
Posted by rschwarz 2019-05-08 09:55||   2019-05-08 09:55|| Front Page Top

#8 Assuming (yes, yes, it's a purely utopian exercise) that we didn't have to spend a single dime on defense, we have between $25-400 trillion in debt to pay down before a single additional shiny thingee is bought. Just sayin'...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-05-08 11:30||   2019-05-08 11:30|| Front Page Top

#9 RJ, If you feed Erb he'll keep coming back.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-05-08 20:09||   2019-05-08 20:09|| Front Page Top

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