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Topic: Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ?
Posted by: Richard Greenhough
Date/Time: 23/11/15 12:44:00

During WW2 the Nazis sent their Heinkel, Junkers and Dornier bombers, their V1 Doodlebugs, and their V2 rockets (including the one that hit Staveley Road), to try and bomb London into submission. As I understand it, the main effect on the population was to make them more determined to continue fighting until the Nazis were defeated. I don't think anyone was petitioning Churchill to surrender (they would have got short shrift had they done so).

The current idea, to paraphrase a US General, is to bomb ISIS/Daesh back to the Stone Age. The Americans, French and Russians are trying to do this in Syria, while the UK is doing something similar in Iraq.

I can't help feeling that an air bombardment on its own, without any effective ground action - whether from the Kurds, the Iraqi army, or even the Syrian army - may ultimately be counter-productive. Without wanting to sound like a Corbynista, how will the UK joining in the bombing of Syria usefully help to bring an end to the crisis and eliminate ISIS/Daesh ?


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Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 12:44:00 Richard Greenhough
   Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 12:49:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 12:58:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 13:29:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 15:01:00 Jonathan Bingham
   Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 13:33:00 Alison Neary
      Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 15:29:00 Russell Pearson
      Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 15:51:00 Joe Conneely
         Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 16:01:00 Keith Iddon
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 17:18:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 17:28:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 18:39:00 Russell Pearson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 19:33:00 Keith Iddon
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 19:41:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 19:44:00 Michael Brown
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 23/11/15 19:48:00 Keith Iddon
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 24/11/15 09:22:00 Colin Jordan
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 24/11/15 13:04:00 Angela Knight
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 24/11/15 13:57:00 Colin Jordan
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 24/11/15 16:31:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 25/11/15 06:55:00 Russell Pearson
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 26/11/15 19:17:00 Michael Brown
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 26/11/15 19:24:00 Michael Brown
   Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ? 26/11/15 19:39:00 Richard Atterwill
      Anyone spotted the latest Private Eye cover26/11/15 20:09:00 Ken Munn
         Re:Anyone spotted the latest Private Eye cover26/11/15 20:20:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Anyone spotted the latest Private Eye cover26/11/15 20:23:00 Claire Moran

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