Malcolm Fraser. Without a ground force and an end point, the war against ISIS will be a farce.

In The Guardian, Malcolm Fraser has said ‘Air power alone will not make a difference in Iraq. Barack Obama and his allies have the worst strategic understanding possible of what they claim is an existential threat ‘  See link to article below

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/08/without-a-ground-force-and-an-end-point-the-war-against-isis-will-be-a-farce

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3 Responses to Malcolm Fraser. Without a ground force and an end point, the war against ISIS will be a farce.

  1. Thank you, Mr Fraser, for your intelligent comment in your Guardian piece..”Committing a country to war is by any measure a serious move. To do so without having a known strategy, without having an end point, is the utmost foolishness. It is a betrayal of the responsibility that a government should have to its own citizens, and to its armed services, who are asked to carry this particular burden”.

    Turkey should not illegally invade a Member State of the United Nations and it is appalling that some in the United Nations are calling for it to do so.

    The best thing that could happen is for NATO to be disbanded and the bunch of grumpy old men who run it go and play war games in their bathtubs.

    Bring on a younger generation with sense and sensibility, free from the posturing that surrounds men in politics, that has a sense of the equality of the lives and human rights of all people and not just the ones that suit a particular political agenda.

  2. Nick Deane says:

    I have written about the Australia/US alliance in a submission to the 2015 Defence White Paperm ande on behalf of the Marrickville peace Group. Can I send it to you? Nick.

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