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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

"In the first two weeks of 2020, the Somali armed group al-Shabab carried out five attacks in Kenya, killing more than a dozen people.

On January 2, the group attacked a bus in Lamu county near the Somali border, killing three people. Three days later, again in Lamu county, an al-Shabab attack on a military base killed three Americans.

On January 7, the group attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the Somali border, killing four students and a teacher. Three days later, it raided a police station in Olla area, Mandera county…"
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CFeicht Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2020 5:35 p.m. PST

If we aren't prepared to do what it takes to defeat them militarily, then we must negotiate.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2020 6:05 a.m. PST

can't be trusted to negotiate..must be eliminated..they are zealots.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2020 12:33 p.m. PST

Dude…! (smile)


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2020 9:39 p.m. PST

Yea, negotiating will get us nowhere.

14Bore29 Feb 2020 1:38 p.m. PST

It takes two to negotiate, 1 to start a war

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP29 Feb 2020 9:10 p.m. PST

Kinda like negotiating with a rabid dog.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Feb 2020 9:15 p.m. PST



USAFpilot01 Mar 2020 11:18 a.m. PST

Clausewitz says war is an extension of politics by other means. Just about everything is negotiable. You just need to negotiate with a big stick sometimes, but you should never limit your options by emphatically saying "never" to negotiations.

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