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Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« on: May 20, 2017, 07:26:56 AM »
President Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to "annihilate" the Islamic State group in Syria in a bid to prevent escaped foreign fighters from returning home, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

The move to encircle then kill as many jihadists in place as possible -- rather than letting them exit a city and targeting them as they flee -- reflects an increased urgency to stop battle-hardened jihadists bringing their military expertise and ideology back to European capitals and other areas.

The president has "directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS," Mattis said, using an acronym for IS.

"The intent is to prevent the return home of escaped foreign fighters."

Trump, who campaigned on a pledge to quickly defeat IS, signed an executive order soon after taking office giving his generals 30 days to come up with a revised plan to wipe the jihadists out.

The review resulted in the new "annihilation campaign" and saw commanders gain greater autonomy to make battlefield decisions.

Critics of Barack Obama's administration frequently complained of White House micromanagement and a lengthy approval process causing delays on the ground.

Mattis called foreign fighters a "strategic threat" should they return home and said the annihilation effort would prevent the problem from being transplanted from one location to another.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/pentagon-plans-annihilate-fighters-220433783.html
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 10:34:37 AM »
President Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to "annihilate" the Islamic State group in Syria in a bid to prevent escaped foreign fighters from returning home, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

The move to encircle then kill as many jihadists in place as possible -- rather than letting them exit a city and targeting them as they flee -- reflects an increased urgency to stop battle-hardened jihadists bringing their military expertise and ideology back to European capitals and other areas.

The president has "directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS," Mattis said, using an acronym for IS.

"The intent is to prevent the return home of escaped foreign fighters."

Trump, who campaigned on a pledge to quickly defeat IS, signed an executive order soon after taking office giving his generals 30 days to come up with a revised plan to wipe the jihadists out.

The review resulted in the new "annihilation campaign" and saw commanders gain greater autonomy to make battlefield decisions.

Critics of Barack Obama's administration frequently complained of White House micromanagement and a lengthy approval process causing delays on the ground.

Mattis called foreign fighters a "strategic threat" should they return home and said the annihilation effort would prevent the problem from being transplanted from one location to another.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/pentagon-plans-annihilate-fighters-220433783.html



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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 05:22:48 PM »
So, no more reading them poetry?

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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 06:39:37 PM »
So, no more reading them poetry?

Let the military do their job, they will save us time and money.  Get and keep the politicians out of it.
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 08:35:16 PM »
And not a red line in site.

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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 08:44:43 PM »
And not a red line in site.
Or line in the sand.
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 05:31:22 AM »
So obviously the rules of 'engagement' have changed.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 06:34:30 AM »
So, no more reading them poetry?
When we capture them on the field of battle we send them to Gitmo where they receive all the goodies of home and more.
Not anymore, now we'll take away their soccer balls and prayer rugs, give them dodgeballs and tarps instead, that'll scare them.

Personally, I hope Trump takes no prisoners, rather those captured are sent home with a perimeter explosive surgically implanted that can't be removed.
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 07:53:40 AM »
When we capture them on the field of battle we send them to Gitmo where they receive all the goodies of home and more.
Not anymore, now we'll take away their soccer balls and prayer rugs, give them dodgeballs and tarps instead, that'll scare them.

Personally, I hope Trump takes no prisoners, rather those captured are sent home with a perimeter explosive surgically implanted that can't be removed.

We need a federal law passed that declare's terrorist acts WAR CRIMES, giving commanding generals the power to conduct field courts martial and execute by Hanging where found guilty of atrocities such as these scum have committed.
Then turn our attention on GITMO and start marching them to the gallows.
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 08:06:58 AM »
We need a federal law passed that declare's terrorist acts WAR CRIMES, giving commanding generals the power to conduct field courts martial and execute by Hanging where found guilty of atrocities such as these scum have committed.
Then turn our attention on GITMO and start marching them to the gallows.
BINGO! We wouldn't be dealing with the likes of Manning and Bergdahl.
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Re: Trump Tells Pentagon 'annihilate' ISIS fighters
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 08:28:37 AM »
So obviously the rules of 'engagement' have changed.  :thumbsup:

"Rules of Engagement" are akin to "riding the clutch".  Eventually it burns up and stops everything from moving forward.

Is war about killing the enemy and taking away their will to fight, or meals-on-wheels?

Is it doctors trying to project their oath, "Do no harm" on the military?  Oh, just Democrats... silly me.
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