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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:34 26 Sep 2014

So we find ourselves in another war

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  wee eddie 18:57 26 Sep 2014

Unfortunately I see us slipping into a Vietnam type situation

  morddwyd 19:18 26 Sep 2014

Why all the shilly shallying and argy bargy?

In 1959, and I am sure at other times before and since, we sent half a dozen aircraft (well actually only four) and a battalion of SAS to the Gulf Coast and knocked seven bells out of the US supported rebels who were trying to de0 stabilise the area.

It took us two tears but we did it, without all this fuss.

I'm sure many of my contemporaries could tell similar stories from around the world.

  Flak999 19:21 26 Sep 2014

It's a token gesture on our part, six Tornadoes compared to the other coalition commitments, what will they achieve?

It's just so we can show that as usual we are standing fore square with the Americans in the war on terror, and there is of course always the threat of mission creep.

I think that these IS scum deserve to be annihilated, but unfortunately we do not possess the means to do that since the defence cuts. I think we should concentrate on defending our country at home, we no longer have the capability to take on these missions, lets leave it to the Americans, they don't need our help anyway. It's all tokenism.

  bremner 20:39 26 Sep 2014


I have total respect for our armed focus and all the conflicts they have been involved in.

That said with respect to your personal service your comments at 7.18pm display a total lack of any understanding of the reality facing the forces of today and the conflict they face in the middle east.

We will not and cannot possibly "win" this conflict in two tears or 20 years. It is like nothing we have faced, possibly in our entire history.

  Aitchbee 21:24 26 Sep 2014

"Governments have been sleep-walking in to this situation."

And I probably would be right in thinking that not much MULTICULTURISM goes on in places like Iraq or Syria either.

  Forum Editor 22:21 26 Sep 2014

"We cannot keep doing this they have to learn to fight their own battles"

That more or less sums up the ignorance that swirls around the current situation in Iraq and Syria. A lot of people seem to have little or no understanding of the severity of the threat that is posed by the Islamic State militants.

  Flak999 22:38 26 Sep 2014

I think we may well have to consider the internment of enemy aliens, as we did during WW2. This may have to include those members of the Islamic faith in this country who have nominal British citizenship.

We cannot possibly allow the likes of Angem Choudry and his ilk to exert influence over impressionable young minds within our midst. Extreme situations call for extreme measures which under normal circumstances would be deemed unconstitutional. It's time for the Muslim population of the uk to stand up and be counted, if you wish to be a citizen of this country, you need to realise and accept where your loyalties lie.

There can be no equivocation, you are either with us or against us!

  Forum Editor 07:44 27 Sep 2014


"I think we may well have to consider the internment of enemy aliens, as we did during WW2."

I'm astonished that even you would come up with such a ridiculous suggestion. Such a policy would make us the laughing stock of the world, and would, as has already been suggested,produce precisely the opposite effect to that one you envisage.

  BillSers 08:46 27 Sep 2014

I wonder if the Russians will get involved. IS are not too far from their territory and it would help to kill two birds with one stone if we let the two evils to take the pressure off NATO forces.

  kad292 11:15 27 Sep 2014

It may disperse them but it will not defeat them, only a concerted ground attack supported by all parties will succeed but then you have to fight the ideology which gives birth to these extremism's,religious or political.

"indiscriminate killings of men, women and children of their own kind is permitted by their faith" as is the case with other faiths as history proves.

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