U.S. says forms 'core coalition' to counter Iraq militants

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nose2066 wrote:

“Core coalition” ???

I thought that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Israel might form the “core coalition”? Don’t those countries each have some kind of a military establishment? Wouldn’t those countries have some interest in the defeat of the “Islamic State”?

Maybe there will be two coalitions? One to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq (as this news article states) and another coalition to defeat the Islamic State in Syria? Maybe Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Israel will help Syria defeat the Islamic State in that country?

Sep 05, 2014 7:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why form a ‘core coalition’ against peaceful religious people?

Sep 05, 2014 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mustafaspeaks wrote:

Oh no—mighty Poland! Heroic Italy! Led by the country with the greatest military force in history that JUST CAN’T WIN ITS WARS!!! [rofl]

Sep 05, 2014 9:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MarkRad wrote:

PUt a million dollar bounty on isis head they will be gone….”money talks bull(B.S.) walks”

Sep 05, 2014 10:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse

The President has called for the troops to fight IS just not any of the troops from the US. Leadership from the safety of his golf cart.

Sep 05, 2014 10:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MarkRad wrote:

nose2066…I think the plan is to exterminate them from the face of the earth….At least I hope that is the end game……If not there will be more.It has to stop NOW>>>>Or else we will have heathens chopping off heads forever……..Make them go away at all costs..

Sep 05, 2014 10:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

@MarkRad wrote:

PUt a million dollar bounty on isis head

Naive, bounties haven’t really helped in the past, and al Bahgdadi seems to have more disciples than others have had, except possibly Bin Laden.

Sep 05, 2014 11:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

Good Job, President Obama, Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel. The international community must stand up and shout NO to these barbaric terrorists and the kings, monarchs and leaders of the Arab States must spend their precious treasure destroying the monsters they have created in these terrorist groups around the world.

Sep 05, 2014 11:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

Another Obama red line proclamation, for what it’s worth. He leaps before looking and falls flat on his face, the wings of liberty have been clipped by a shortsighted leader. As to Kerry, his job is long and difficult, trying build successful relationships and policies with other countries as he is hindered by Obama’s lack of foresight. Many in the world think Assad is a murderous dictator, but he is a core solution along with Iraq (not other Arab states, with the exception possibly of Jordan and Egypt) to the Islamic State problem, but Obama and the E.U. won’t change course in their desire for regime change no matter the outcome because if they do, that would equal to siding with Putin (Assad’s ally) and that is a no no.

Wings in the air, okay; but without boots on the ground by an Arab-only coalition will not end this menace.

Sep 05, 2014 11:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sivmevan wrote:

Such is the confusion, that the USA might well end up shooting at itself!
Anyway the rule is, “if you break it, you own it”.Although it was Bush/Blair who broke up Iraq, Obama now owns it and owes the world a repair job – even at the expense of increasing the terrorist threat to the mainland US.

Sep 05, 2014 11:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse

It’s too bad the U.S. spends Billions to create and train these groups and then Trillions more to get rid of them.

If you look up the story, “REVEALED: Who created ISIS and imparted military training to Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi”, you’ll find the U.S., Israel and the United Kingdom created and trained ISIS and now that they can’t control them, it’s time to destroy them. Too bad the real facts about these groups are never revealed to the public.

Sep 05, 2014 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

Sounds like a whole lot of nothing.

Sep 05, 2014 1:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DLNY wrote:

“Core Coalition”…

Sounds quite similar to the “Coalition of the Willing” to me. My, my, my, how far we have come under this administration.

C’est la vie.

Sep 05, 2014 6:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The President is doing a really excellent job here. No boots on the ground, commitments from allies, and Turkey is geographically perfect for this. What we really should be doing is getting off oil and starve the whole region for money.

Sep 05, 2014 10:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Iraq and Syria are not members of NATO. So how do they rate assistance while Ukraine does not?

Sep 06, 2014 2:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
notmyrealname wrote:

Why does this sound so familiar?

Sep 06, 2014 10:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

CincinnatiMark wrote:The President is doing a really excellent job here. No boots on the ground, commitments from allies, and Turkey is geographically perfect for this. What we really should be doing is getting off oil and starve the whole region for money.

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Yeah, that’s realistic. I’m sure Americans will start turning all their cars in any day now. Commitments from allies? Did I miss something? Nobody has committed jack.

Sep 06, 2014 4:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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