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Topic: Re:Re:Is bombing the best way to sort out ISIS/Daesh ?
Posted by: Joe Conneely
Date/Time: 23/11/15 15:51:00

"Bombing" of what? The relevant authorities cannot even track down the claimed few individual terrorist leaders within Europe so how do we know the "intelligence" (if that is the right word?) exists to make bombing hits count and succeed? As history continually shows, such knee jerk and revenge driven reactions often have the reverse effect, so rarely achieve anything beyond mayhem and destruction?

This all sucks of the failed US approach seen years ago in Vietnam and ancillary countries of Laos and Cambodia, where bombing areas never worked and the dire consequences of Agent Orange are still affecting parts of the population.

"Feet on the ground"? - after the fiascoes of Iraq and Afghanistan with no shortage of US and allied forces and endless "big surges", it achieved only dire civilian casualties ultimately.I suspect not a long term solution again and the belief that Kurdish forces will do the job beyond their own specific national goals seems a weak and over optimistic one.

The deeper threat (and the one not raised very high by our leaders) is how ISIS/Daesh enjoy support from countries that the USA alone probably can rein in (or work with others to control) notably Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Until you strangle the supply chains on the ground you will simply cause mayhem and achieve little that lasts.

Also the truth of Syria's future is the desire to remove Assad will not occur with Russia present and little is being put forward as solutions that strive to save what has long been a society of numerous finely balanced minorities. 


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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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