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      10-21-2019, 08:44 AM   #8097
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All these excuses. Syria and ditching the Kurds is okay because “endless wars” and “bring our troops home”. Sending them to Saudi Arabia, where the funds for the endless wars originate, is okay though.

Biden’s kid bad for trading on daddy’s name, Donny and Ivanka and Jared are okay though.

All these excuses. Rationalization after rationalization.
Just out of curiosity - who here has actually said that they support the removal of troops from Syria and also support putting them in the KSA? I can't think of anyone - certainly not me.

Irrespective of that - and belaying the fact that I personally DO NOT think we should move them to Saudi Arabia - do you not see the difference between stationing troops in an active war and having them actively involved in daily combat versus stationing them in the country of an ally as a deterrent force where they are not actively in any combat whatsoever?



Have you ever served? Because I have - and I can tell you right now that being in Syria versus being in the KSA is about the same as being in Vietnam in the late 1960's versus being stationed in Japan during the same period.

Good grief.
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      10-21-2019, 10:39 AM   #8098
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Even if the tax returns are perfect, they would still be weaponized. The disgusting thing is everyone knows that's why the pos want them. The hate has so consumed people that they support this corruption. Seems like just yesterday the Left was chanting "stop the hate." They clearly gave up on that idea. The Democrat party is the official party of hate right now.
That logic could be applied to anybody. His refusal to release them after saying he would. He is lying about them and to say otherwise is absurd.

He said he would release them. He has not done that.

If those running against him have released theirs then any weaponization should be equal.

The mental gymnastics people do to rationalize what this guy does as anything other than what it is still astounds me. True cognitive dissonance cult behavior.

Last week it was "as usual I believe he misspoke" which could excuse some things, seems more like a way of dismissing what he actually says and realigning things to fit held beliefs.
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Merkel agrees with Trump, lol! She must be a horrible racist too. What you won't see on any alphabet soup MSM outlets anywhere today.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...69F1K320101016
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      10-21-2019, 10:49 AM   #8100
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Merkel agrees with Trump, lol! She must be a horrible racist too. What you won't see on any alphabet soup MSM outlets anywhere today.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...69F1K320101016
Reuters news frequently agrees with all the other "MSM" outlets. I know, I read the site every day.
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Just out of curiosity - who here has actually said that they support the removal of troops from Syria and also support putting them in the KSA? I can't think of anyone - certainly not me.

Irrespective of that - and belaying the fact that I personally DO NOT think we should move them to Saudi Arabia - do you not see the difference between stationing troops in an active war and having them actively involved in daily combat versus stationing them in the country of an ally as a deterrent force where they are not actively in any combat whatsoever?



Have you ever served? Because I have - and I can tell you right now that being in Syria versus being in the KSA is about the same as being in Vietnam in the late 1960's versus being stationed in Japan during the same period.

Good grief.
Looks like they are being moved back to Iraq. Who only knows what will happen tomorrow. I have always felt bad for generals that have to work politicians visions into battlefield operations.
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Merkel agrees with Trump, lol! She must be a horrible racist too. What you won't see on any alphabet soup MSM outlets anywhere today.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...69F1K320101016
Why would any news site repost a story from nearly a decade ago with no relevant update?
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      10-21-2019, 11:21 AM   #8103
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Just out of curiosity - who here has actually said that they support the removal of troops from Syria and also support putting them in the KSA?

Good grief.

Good grief indeed. Did we not learn the last time????? Yes, you have to spell it out FIRST, then use the acronym for the rest of the post.
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      10-21-2019, 11:23 AM   #8104
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Good grief indeed. Did we not learn the last time????? Yes, you have to spell it out FIRST, then use the acronym for the rest of the post.
It's not my fault that people don't understand actual names of countries.
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      10-21-2019, 11:36 AM   #8105
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Good grief indeed. Did we not learn the last time????? Yes, you have to spell it out FIRST, then use the acronym for the rest of the post.
It's not my fault that people don't understand actual names of countries.
Just to be clear, on who has greater interpretational acumen here:
You make an obscure reference to Saudi Arabia by calling it KSA.

You also contended CNN is biased because it's running commercials promising to cover the impeachment proceedings.

And then there is the Jeremy Corbyn fiasco on your part, where you thought that the BBC reporting on Jeremy Corbyn equaled the BBC favoring Jeremy Corbyn.

It's hard to believe you were ever involved in any sort of intelligence functions with our government. It certainly was not in any sort of Interpretive capacity.
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      10-21-2019, 12:37 PM   #8106
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I have to say the amount of insults and personal attacks in the forum lately are getting out of hand. Is it impossible to state your opinion and be civil? Can't we all just get along?

It is possible to be friends or be nice to someone that has a different opinion.

Just saying. Carry on.
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      10-21-2019, 01:35 PM   #8107
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I have to say the amount of insults and personal attacks in the forum lately are getting out of hand. Is it impossible to state your opinion and be civil? Can't we all just get along?

It is possible to be friends or be nice to someone that has a different opinion.

Just saying. Carry on.
I agree. However, when Silent posts a personal attack, I do respond.
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I agree. However, when Silent posts a personal attack, I do respond.
I agree wasn't good enough? You just had to poke again.
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      10-21-2019, 01:47 PM   #8109
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I agree. However, when Silent posts a personal attack, I do respond.
Where is this "personal attack" you speak of. The only one I see is you questioning Run Silent's intelligence.

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I agree. However, when Silent posts a personal attack, I do respond.
If you could show me where I used your name in that post, I would certainly appreciate it.

Just because I say "people", it doesn't automatically mean I am speaking about you. Good grief.
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      10-21-2019, 01:49 PM   #8111
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Where is this "personal attack" you speak of. The only one I see is you questioning Run Silent's intelligence.
See the previous post. It was directed at me.
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See the previous post. It was directed at me.
Even if it was (Clue: it wasn't), it wasn't an "attack" by any stretch.

For me, if I see a word or acronym I do not recognize, I google it real quick so I do understand it.

I'll admit, I wasn't aware KSA was an acronym for Saudi Arabia, but I understood what it was based on the context. After googling, it seems to be extremely common, and not obscure at all.
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See the previous post. It was directed at me.
Now, If he said something like.

"LOL Captain Blood is a MORON for not knowing what KSA meant!!!"

Then yes, that would be a personal attack.

Here's some help for anyone who is confused on what is or is not a personal attack:

https://www.yourdictionary.com/personal-attack
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Even if it was (Clue: it wasn't), it wasn't an "attack" by any stretch.

For me, if I see a word or acronym I do not recognize, I google it real quick so I do understand it.

I'll admit, I wasn't aware KSA was an acronym for Saudi Arabia, but I understood what it was based on the context. After googling, it seems to be extremely common, and not obscure at all.
Last week I thought it was an acroym for a kurdish group. I have never referred to Saudi Arabia as "KSA". His comment was obviously a continuation of that. If it wasn't, I'll let that go. But I suspect strongly (95%+) that it was a dig at me. Not the first time, on his part.
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Last week I thought it was an acroym for a kurdish group. I have never referred to Saudi Arabia as "KSA". His comment was obviously a continuation of that. If it wasn't, I'll let that go. But I suspect strongly (95%+) that it was a dig at me. Not the first time, on his part.
Again, its not all that uncommon.

Probably even less so for someone who has served there. (Military folks like their acronyms)
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Last week I thought it was an acroym for a kurdish group. I have never referred to Saudi Arabia as "KSA". His comment was obviously a continuation of that. If it wasn't, I'll let that go. But I suspect strongly (95%+) that it was a dig at me. Not the first time, on his part.
*I* was guilty of the initial "attack" today, but it was directed at Run Silent . You were just an off-hand backslap in passing


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So some troops are actually going to stay in Syria. Lol. Somehow I knew the crazy war republicans would get to trump.

We need someone with guts and principle as president. Maybee gabbard is the best choice since she is so consistent about ending wars in Mid East.
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So some troops are actually going to stay in Syria. Lol. Somehow I knew the crazy war republicans would get to trump.

We need someone with guts and principle as president. Maybee gabbard is the best choice since she is so consistent about ending wars in Mid East.
Of course. Have to protect that oil. It's always about the oil in the ME. Its not just Republicans. They all love endless wars. Doesn't matter if they have an (R) or a (D) behind their name.
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