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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:45 PM
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Top (Air Force) Gen. (Schissler): Anti-Terror Fight A War of 100 Yrs.
December 14, 2006 -- Americans have to be ready to fight a war with radical Muslims that may last 50 to 100 years, according to a top war-on-terror general.

"We're in a generational war," Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark Schissler told the Washington Times.

Like the 40-year Cold War, the struggle with fanatics seeking to create radical Islamic states will be fought around the world, he said.

"You can try and fight the enemy where they are and where they're attacking you, or prevent them and defend your own homeland," Schissler said. "But that's not enough to stop it. We've got to break the chain, and that's . . . the ideology.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/12142006/news/nationalnews/...
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:46 PM
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1. Another fucking ass clown
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:48 PM
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2. Bullshit
They're attacking us because we're in THEIR land. The sooner we get our ass our of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, the better. "Radical" Muslims aren't attempting to overthrow the United States, Britain, France, Germany, etc.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:49 PM
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3. No wonder he has only one star
And the general told the "Washington Times" exactly what they wanted to hear. So who's this "we" you are referring to General? Washington Times Readers?
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:18 PM
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28. This dumbass shouldn't have a butterbar lat alone a star.
I'm afraid this is a guy who slipped through the cracks with incessant ass-kissing. The military will take years to recover from the neocon politicization.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:49 PM
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4. They have been fighting each other for 1300 years. Now we have to break up their grudge match?
Right ass hatter.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:50 PM
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5. Then it's a 5 generational war. A generation is normally considered to be 20 years.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:51 PM
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6. How's that for job security?
Another asshat drooling over endless war. Deliver us from these evil assholes!
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:54 PM
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7. The last thing Iraq was before we attacked was..................
a "radical Islamic state". The leader was a despot but only to his own people and then again, only those that opposed him.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:55 PM
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8. Why stop at 100? Let's make it a 1000 year war!
Let me guess...he's a Christianist.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:50 PM
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14. The US will have long been bankrupt u effing twit at current rate of spending on fighting terra
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:57 PM
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9. You mean if the Earth has any recognizable life forms on it in
50-100 years. The way things are going, the General is a bit optimistic if not academic.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:00 PM
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10. what the F kind of strategy is that?
turn the military strategy over to the BFAs - i know i've got better ideas than that.

drop the LOVE BOMB, general. its what jesus would do.

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." (Matthew 5:38-39)...Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (Matthew 5:38-44)
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:01 PM
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11. If they don't have WMDs now, they will surely develop them or obtain
them by whatever means, which will lead to escalation, repression, subjugation, resentment, death. The military will have created the perpetual enemy. It will never end.
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:09 PM
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12. "We've got to break the chain, and that's . . . the ideology."
How the hell are you planning to do that, General?

You say you are talking about "a war with radical Muslims".

What are you plans re this ideology? Kill them all? Send Ted Haggard to show them how to change (just as soon as he gets out of gay rehab)? What the hell are your plans for this war against an ideology? Are you going to strap them in chairs a la "Clockwork Orange" and show them Disney movies until they puke?

What is the war plan?

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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:25 PM
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13. My Personal View
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 03:26 PM by atreides1
The USAF has been infiltrated by Christian fanatics, courtesy of the FOF and Mr. Dobson. The atmosphere in the AF Academy is already controlled by these fanatics.

I would guess that the next targets would be USMA and the USNA.

Any comments or different views?
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:03 PM
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17. move the USAF academy out of Colorado Springs
put it in downtown Seattle, Portland, or SF. anywhere that votes 80% blue.
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Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:28 AM
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25. Former Air Force officer Mikey Weinstein says evangelicals are trying to turn his beloved mil.....
"These people should be court-martialed"
Former Air Force officer Mikey Weinstein says evangelicals are trying to turn his beloved military into a "frickin' faith-based initiative"
By Alex Koppelman

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/12/13/weinstein /

Excellent article, speaking on this very subject.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:14 PM
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15. Empire has consequences
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 04:14 PM by SoCalDem
When the Ottoman empire fell apart, and decades of displaced, angry people got scattered all over the place, left out of any decision-making process, could we expect them to remain silent forever?

The British should be shouldering a lot of the blame... Just saying, "Hey, you're free now..meet your new neighbors who have moved into what you considered your home..oh and have a nice day"..only adds to the fire burning in their bellies.

Is it any surprise that radical religion stepped in to "soothe" and "guide" them through their despair?

You cannot kill ideas with bullets and bombs.

You "solve" the problem by using grassroots helping-hand techniques..without strings.

If someone is hungry, you feed them
If someone needs money , you HIRE them
If someone is sick, you try to heal them
If someone is homless, you house them

People to people, regardless of ideology is what creates warm feelings. People who like each other do not usually set out to blow each other up..
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:36 PM
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31. So true. All the $$ spent on bombs and bullets
Could just go directly into positive things. That would go a long way toward people being willing to live with their new neighbors. The British created this mess and instead of learning from that, we try to do it again.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:34 PM
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34. There are palestinians who still have keys on their keyrings
to houses long-ago demolished. It's a symbolic, in addition to a real loss of place and time.

Each new generation is schooled in the excesses and slights of the previous generation, and it's no wonder the aggravations pile up.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:39 PM
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16. Better make Smirk Resident For Life
he's the only one who can lead us on this crusa-, er, I mean mission.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:22 PM
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18. So why enter Iraq with too few troops? Why?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:28 AM
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23. Why enter Iraq at all?
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:19 PM
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29. We know why they did that. To get rid of Saddam and build a democracy.
Oil and the bourse. Dreams of flowers. A base in the new Iraq. What we have no explanation for is why they insist of being incompetent.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:43 PM
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19. INSANE! And I refuse to salute insanity!
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 08:44 PM by goforit
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:57 PM
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20. And we'll still be top dog?
Does he really think the US will dominate the world for that much longer? The very "war" he's talking about is contributing to the end of our domination and hence of our ability to continue with it.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:17 PM
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21. No, just fire this asshole, and a few others, and magically it will be over. nt
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:25 AM
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22. Fuck off, you fanatical asshole.
Stupid MFing idiot.

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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:16 AM
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24. Fighting terror from 30,000 feet for 100 years
What a lovely thought.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:04 PM
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26. Man, this "anti-terrorism war" will last longer than the "anti-communism war"
Mu$t make the neo-con fa$ci$t, military-indu$trial complexer$ happy!
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:37 PM
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32. Yeah, I wonder why
The communists were another superpower, not a handful of separate states, and they had WMD and they were organized en masse in a way terrorist groups never can be. Yet it didn't take 100 years to see them fall - mostly on their own.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:16 PM
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27. Wow these fkkkers are crazy. Another 100 Years War.
The last one did sooooo much good for Europe.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:33 PM
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30. In the military-industrial complex's dreams
Yeah, they'd love to see us stuck forever and have been trying to stick us with this ever since the USSR fell.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:54 PM
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33. Woo! Endless "war"!!!
:mad: :grr:
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