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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:39 PM
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CBS News: What if: No International Troops?
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 05:42 PM by Cush
Then:

1) 2 more National Guards Divisions could be called up

2) 3rd Armor/Infantry could go back, just after coming home

3) send in the Marines

They need someone to yes by Oct 1, if they hope to have them on the ground by March.

the WH hopes S Korea, Pakistan and Turkey will send in troops
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:41 PM
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1. I feel a draft...
n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:43 PM
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2. Not a pleasant prospect to contemplate
And international support is going to hinge on . . . how well Chimpy can make his presentation to the UN. If I were Richard Lewis, I'd be walking around saying, "We're doooooooomed."
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:53 PM
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3. No matter how you slice it, * has his balls in a cleft stick. . .
If more American troops are sent, it might just as well be an admission of defeat.

:evilfrown:
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:53 PM
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4. so what's in it for S Korea Pakistan and Turkey $
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 05:54 PM by bahrbearian
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mddemo Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:59 PM
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7. whats in it for them
for turkey, mayby a chance to mend fences with the kurds (doubt it), mayby influence in iraq. For S korea, the fear that 37,000 yanks and a few thousand pongos from the Brits would leave, no idea really, personally theres not many soldiers from other countries i would want to be watching my back, outwith the Yanks, Brits, aussies, kiwis, Spanish and Israelis most militaries are nothing more than soldiers in name only. Before the flames start, this is from experience with SPFOR, IFOR and having worn the Blue Beret a few times.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:57 PM
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5. no one is going to join
unless we turn over control to the un. s korea has big problems caused by bush.turkey and pakistan? well since their armies are basically muslims it would be a hard sell to get them to send troops to fight fellow muslims in a muslim country invaded by the christians with the blessing of judism....
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mddemo Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:02 PM
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9. turkey
Yes the turks are muslims, but they are also pragmatists and remember the turks have fought other muslims before. Also the Jewish thing is not an issue in Turkey, as seen by the joint Military connections between Israel and Turkey, much to the annoyance of the arab nations. Plus you have to remember the Turkish general staff has a lot of influence and they follow ataturks beliefs to the letter, plus the discipline of the turkish forces is legendary.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:58 PM
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6. But...
Poland sent some (but I think they got called back).

Maybe Botswana has some available.

Turkenistan?

There's got to be somebody!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:01 PM
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8. About 3 or 4 days ago, the Administration said they would withdraw in...
about 3 months and permit the Iraqis to police the country. It was linked on DU ?
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