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Brian4Liberty
06-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Mission creep...

US to announce plans to deploy more troops and add military base in Iraq (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/terrorism-security/2015/0610/US-to-announce-plans-to-deploy-more-troops-and-add-military-base-in-Iraq)
By Michael Holtz - June 10, 2015


The Obama administration is planning to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces, a move that’s intended to help them retake the provincial capital of Ramadi from the self-described Islamic State.

The plan reportedly involves increasing the number of US training sites in Iraq from four to five by establishing a new military base in Anbar Province. The US would send 400 to 500 additional troops to recruit and train Iraqis – largely Sunni tribal volunteers – to join the fight against IS.
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A formal announcement could come as early as today. Reuters also cites a US official as confirming the additional troop deployment.
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Obama has ruled out sending ground combat forces to Iraq, reports The Associated Press. There are currently about 3,000 US military personnel, including trainers and advisers, in Iraq.

The Times reports that the number of trained and equipped Iraqi tribal fighters in Anbar would need to rise from about 5,500 to as many as 10,000 for them to retake Ramadi. On Monday, Obama urged Iraq's Shiite-led government to allow more of the nation's Sunnis to join the fight.
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More: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/terrorism-security/2015/0610/US-to-announce-plans-to-deploy-more-troops-and-add-military-base-in-Iraq

Origanalist
06-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Well good, we can never have enough overseas military bases. Freedoms not free you know. Just think about how much worse off we would have been staying out of Iraq and how free they are now.

alucard13mm
06-10-2015, 10:52 AM
500 advisors will need security and logistics... oh yeah a crew to construct the base too

pcosmar
06-10-2015, 11:26 AM
May 11 1961


President Kennedy approves sending 400 Special Forces troops and 100 other U.S. military advisers to South Vietnam. On the same day, he orders the start of clandestine warfare against North Vietnam to be conducted by South Vietnamese agents under the direction and training of the CIA and U.S. Special Forces troops. Kennedy’s orders also called for South Vietnamese forces to infiltrate Laos to locate and disrupt communist bases and supply lines there.

Brian4Liberty
06-10-2015, 11:27 AM
500 advisors will need security and logistics... oh yeah a crew to construct the base too

Of course. For every official US troop, how many supporting US contractors do we send? 5? 10?

No worries, we can borrow money from China to pay the exorbitant and outrageous fees to whatever version of Blackwater will get the contract.

twomp
06-10-2015, 06:24 PM
I have a feeling that this is going to turn out well this time....

tod evans
06-10-2015, 06:29 PM
http://stormlifestyle.nl/wp-content/uploads/insanity-defined-by-einstein1.jpg

pcosmar
06-10-2015, 06:32 PM
I have a feeling that this is going to turn out well this time....

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1858794616/Family-Guy-quagmire-in-chair.jpg

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quagmire

phill4paul
06-10-2015, 06:50 PM
May 11 1961

'nuff said.

FreedomProsperityPeace
06-10-2015, 07:05 PM
...and then they start getting killed and we're back in the quagmire.

enhanced_deficit
06-10-2015, 07:27 PM
No need to panic ; Former CIA deputy station chief discusses ISIS with Iraqi Sunni leaders (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?454707-No-need-to-panic-Former-CIA-deputy-station-chief-discusses-ISIS-with-Iraqi-Sunni-leaders&)
06-25-2014


Is Obama handler's plan to turn Iraq into a fail state just like Afghanistan after Obama escalated the "good war" there?
First supporting Jihadi Al-Qaeda linked militants to accelerate civil war bloodshed in Syria/Iraq and now new military base in Iraq? What is neocons end game plan besides cleansing mideast of Christians?

The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Occured on Obama's Watch (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?427493-The-12-Year-War-73-of-U-S-Casualties-in-Afghanistan-on-Obama-s-Watch&p=5221296#post5221296)

twomp
06-10-2015, 10:09 PM
...and then they start getting killed and we're back in the quagmire.

That's when Lindsey Graham and John McCain will step in to say that American soldiers didn't die because they were in Iraq. No, they died because NOT ENOUGH of them was there. Because NO American troops would die in Iraq if there were more of them there....

UWDude
06-10-2015, 11:53 PM
predictable.

phill4paul
06-11-2015, 06:18 AM
We should probably just go ahead and commit a larger force to invade and spread peace and democracy.

oyarde
06-11-2015, 08:45 AM
That brings the total to around 3500 now I think. I bet they feel real lucky .

Constitutional Paulicy
06-11-2015, 09:11 AM
For god sake can we please get the hell out of this shit. It sickens me. When will it ever end!!!

tod evans
06-11-2015, 09:12 AM
For god sake can we please get the hell out of this shit. It sickens me. When will it ever end!!!

The moment it isn't profitable.........

Constitutional Paulicy
06-11-2015, 09:15 AM
The moment it isn't profitable.........

Get the politicians out of the lobbyists pockets and not only will this end but a whole hell of a lot of corruption will see it's demise.

Brian4Liberty
06-11-2015, 10:21 AM
...and then they start getting killed and we're back in the quagmire.

That will be arranged if it doesn't occur naturally...

2004 Fallujah Ambush:
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?454394-2004-Fallujah-Ambush