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Response to Laelth (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 12:11 PM

15. the US and other nations are stepping up their humanitarian aid

. . .but your query suggests that there should necessarily be some U.S. military role in defending the Kurdish people against Isis.

The U.S. presence and activity has already been demonstrated to be counterproductive to most of our aims there. In fact, it was cited by the Bush administration's own intelligence agencies as fueling and fostering more terrorists in opposition than our military was able to put down. There shouldn't be an expectation that it would be any different this time around, no matter how altruistic the goal.

I fully support the humanitarian effort to deliver supplies, food, and other amenities to the besieged Kurdish civilians, but I reject the notion that the U.S. should be doing the fighting. There are several other nations in the region which would be better suited to that task; several are already making that effort.

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