October 17th, 2014
04:52 PM ET

Will airstrikes be enough against ISIS?

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Fareed speaks with Francis Fukuyama, the American Enterprise Institute’s Danielle Pletka, Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose, and Walter Russell Mead, a professor of international affairs at Bard College, about the Obama administration's strategy for countering ISIS, and whether air power will be enough.

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  1. George patton

    Whether they will or not remains to be seen. They only certainty here is that there be a lot more bloodshed. This is the kind of insanity brought about by our ungodly military machine!!!

    October 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Sorry for the misprint above. I meant "The only....", not "They only.....".

      October 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Vishwanathan

      Dashing through the Ganges
      In a one cow open sleigh
      O'er the sewage filled waters we go
      Rayping all the way
      Oh what fun it is
      Shoving candles up five year olds all the way
      The hinddoou way....shall we say
      Of course we may
      We are Indian hinddoou raypists all the way

      October 18, 2014 at 4:49 am | Reply
  2. chri§§y

    Obviously they are not going to work! ISIS is presently training their people to pilot military aircraft in Syria!

    October 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Is that true, chrissy? Not having an Air Force is the one weakness the ISIS has.

      October 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Honey B

      Hey chrissy georgie joey how about an tomorrow night. Fu kky fu kky. Eh?

      October 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Reply
      • Honey B

        Oooooops I meant " o rgy".

        October 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        Suck my dick, you slut.

        October 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Please Blue Saffron, do cut that filthy Tea Party lingo out. Like I said before, it has no place here.

        October 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        Fuck right the hell off, you commie pinko pig.

        October 17, 2014 at 11:06 pm |
      • Honey B

        Joey, you fhaggs s ukking each other's d ikks, eh?

        October 18, 2014 at 4:27 am |
    • Honey B

      Hey you huys f ukking wach other. Eh?

      October 18, 2014 at 4:22 am | Reply
      • Honey B

        I betcha george is h umping Joey

        October 18, 2014 at 4:26 am |
  3. ترسا

    your pundit even does not know when ISIS has been formed. Go see the latest videos of Al-awlaki from 2010. Go and see the IS flag in his videos back then when even not a single uprising happened in Syria. She says 3 years ago there was no ISIS, no al-qaida affiliated group??? OMG... she counts a lot on your audience ignorance.

    October 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Hey, then educate us! Tell us when you formed! Woo hoo! Straight from a terrorists mouth!

      October 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Reply
      • ترسا

        why do you think I am a terrorist? because my name has been written in another language?
        want an education? see these two videos.
        yo utube.com/watch?v=SIVN1eAySMw
        yo utube.com/watch?v=_FHQYyxbytM

        October 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm |
      • ترسا

        and just to educate you more my name is read as "Tarsa" and it is a Persian name and it means Christian.

        October 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        I don't need to read bs to know as much of your nasty culture as I need to. If you're not fighting them, you're FOR them. I don't care what you are, little special snowflake. Bite me.

        October 17, 2014 at 8:39 pm |
  4. Blue Saffron

    General Patton, could you tell us whether it is right to get involved. After the Iraq and Afghanistan wore I'm done. Sick of my tax money going over there.

    October 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Me too, Blue Saffron!

      October 17, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Reply
      • Honey B

        Me too what? You wanna s uk d ikks ya hindoo b@st@rd.

        October 18, 2014 at 4:30 am |
  5. Ferhat Balkan

    Airstrikes alone will not win the war. The peshmerga + Iraqi army will need to take the war to ISIS on the ground. The reports that ISIS is training pilots is most likely fear mongering. Training a pilot to fly a sophisticated military aircraft takes years. You can't just take someone off the street and teach them how to fly a multi-million dollar sophisticated military jet. If they even manage to take off with those 3 jets that they supposedly have in their possession, they'll likely end up crashing them. Then again, it's perfect propaganda for CNN and Fox News who will turn this story into another "imminent threat" to win support for a ground invasion.

    October 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Honey B

      But 9/11 pilots were hindus rayping in the co ckpit and hit the buildings rather than going to bombay

      October 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        Nice try, idiot. They were 100% Muslim scum. Can't rewrite history because you guys are violent pigs.

        October 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm |
      • Honey B

        Evidence shows that 9/11 pilots flew on Air India. They were hindoos.

        October 18, 2014 at 4:29 am |
      • Blue Saffron

        Evidence also shows you're a dumb tw~/b>at but what it doesn't show is that they were Indian. Stupid Muslim cunt.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am |
  6. chri§§y

    @ fake Joey...no. Lack of a conscious is their major weakness! But air attacks on the part of the US wont amount to sh!t if those countries arent willing to step up to the plate with ground combat now will it?

    October 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Quite true, chrissy. These phony "allies" of ours expect this country to do 95% of the fighting.

      October 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        Duh. Just one finger of the Pentagon can do mire damage than most countries. The bad ass dude is always expected to do most of the fighting. What about this surprises you, Joey?

        October 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm |
      • Philip

        You see, Joey. Back when Israelites were rules by righteous judges, each family had a man tapped to be "Family Avenger". The baddest ass man of the extended family. There were no police. No 911 to call. Only one bad ass man to call on. To execute the man who had rayped a niece or nephew. To kill the man who punched a wife in her belly and so killed unborn child.
        Notice that only humans of the animal kingdom need police forces and prisons. Something that the theory of human evolution simply cannot explain. Why 5000 years ago we did not need prisons but do now, and that humans are the only animals that needs prisons. Or the milk if another animal, for that matter

        October 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm |
      • Honey B

        Ohhhh shut the f ukk up joey phillipo have yiu latrly been b anging each other.

        October 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        Philip you dip shit, your idiot Israelites were too busy killing and conquering people who wanted nothing to do with them. Taking as their spoiles the virgin women to fuck and enslave and killing the rest. Dashing babies head against rocks and all that is reeeeealy righteous. You jerks stole the Hebrew Bible anyhow!
        Shut your tiring idiot mouth already.

        October 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm |
  7. chri§§y

    You might be right @ Ferhat...however you do have to take into consideration that a great many syrian military personel have joined ISIS and i would bet some of them do have the experience! And this group has been growing steadily.

    October 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  8. chri§§y

    Im sayin! And with the financial stress this country is already in, not to mention we are just plain war~weary, its not fair for them to expect that from us if they themselves arent willing! My motto~Expectation leads to disappointment!

    October 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Yes. One would expect the brakes to work even on their old worn out pickup truck. And so become disillusioned easily thereafter. Lmao

      October 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        You're a condescending little cunt, aren't ya? Lmao

        October 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm |
    • Honey B

      Guys guys guys. Easy does it. Say what. Let's all go for a grand gang raype escapade to India on tax payers money. We will call it a strategic gang b ang!

      October 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  9. Philip

    No. Air strikes will do little to curtail "ISIS". After Egypt's High Court executed over 600 of them for acts of State terrorism, thousands of "ISIS" militants fled Egypt and invaded drought-weakened Syria. And received US and Israeli support trying to kick Assad out as if he was so much disposable trash after being uses up by US and Israel as Saddam Hussein was. (cite: Teicher Affidavit)

    October 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Reply
    • Honey B

      You know what? Modi will never be accepted as a leader till he faces trial for murders in The Hague.

      October 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  10. Philip

    Funny. People like the Chrissy and @banasy speak often of !ISIS" just as they did Muslim Brotherhood last year. And neither of you two have ever said a word about the Israeli MOSSAD. Or shed one single tear for the mass grave of Jewish women and children still buried beneath Bayer Pharmaceutical Corporation World Headquarters. Right smack dab under that giant bottle of Joey's favorite aspirin Office Tower. Hip chicks tho.

    October 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Who the hell is @banasy? I know who Chrissy and Joey are, but who is @banasy, and why the hell do you think you know what what ANYONE says, feels, or thinks? What a poofer you are. Shut the fuck up. You don't let anyone get a word in edgewise, anyway, so how would you even know?!?

      October 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Reply
      • Honey B

        You don't know him? He is your fellow d ikk sukker.

        October 18, 2014 at 4:31 am |
      • Blue Saffron

        No I don't know him you stupid shit. If I did I wouldn't be asking. Go wash dishes, your Iman needs his balls massaged after you're done.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:10 am |
  11. Sanchez

    As soon as the door of the plane shuts, these Indian passengers take their shoes off. Now, coupled with upper and lower body odor the air becomes unbearable but there is nowhere to escape . Soon the curry in the tiffin box will be opened and the smell will permeate the air also. It is enough to jump out of the airborne plane. But it is too late. They will chew betel nut and start spitting. The hindus will start defecating in the aisles. Gang raype is next. And the journey has just begun.

    October 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm | Reply
  12. Kapiche

    You can't turn a mule into a race horse !!
    That is the crux of the issue. Indians do not genetically have the DNA to fly planes. Never have been never will be. Hindu DNA of skinny legs and pot pig like bellies is more of a raypist genre. Just an observation

    October 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      A hindoo flying a plane is like having a donkey pull a Ferrari

      October 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Reply
      • Kapiche

        Or your mother pulling a train.

        October 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm |
  13. Blue Saffron

    Hindus on a flight
    Defecating on plane aisles at great heights
    While crew raype each other at first sight
    In the c ockpit... And consider it their right
    While the PAX cry in the cabin of their plight
    What a blight what an Indian blight

    October 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  14. Blue Saffron

    Hinddoous invented gravity. Just like buildings the planes are having a problem staying up and the submarines afloat. Similar to ED phenom in hindu males.

    October 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      You know all about gravity after you and your Muslim compadres flew into the WTC, amiright? Asshole.

      October 17, 2014 at 10:58 pm | Reply
      • Honey B

        Actually 9/11 pilots worked for Air India. They were hindoos from bangalore

        October 18, 2014 at 4:32 am |
      • Blue Saffron

        Actually, they weren't, and you're trying to deflect that it's nasty people like you and your ugly religion that is responsible. Can't rewrite history because you're a stupid twat that was never educated.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:26 am |
  15. Honey B

    Lets talk about concept of transportation in India. Donkey carts were traditional mode. Ideal flat bed chassis for rayping. Tie a few hindus to the front for added donkey power and there you have it. No need for mechanical vehicles. Those are for civilized people

    October 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  16. chri§§y

    Lmao thank you @ Blue Saffron and your 10:55 post....best laugh ive had all f¥king day! Especially the poofer part! Even better than the one i got from your post earlier today! 😉

    October 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Dude is seriously overestimating his capabilities of speaking in coherent sentences. I know a few different languages, but I'll be damned if I can find the Rosetta Stone teaching Philiparian.

      October 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • Honey B

      You kidding. Them 9/11 pilots were from Air India. They were hindoos. Seriously.

      October 18, 2014 at 4:34 am | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        No they weren't. You're stupid. Seriously.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:30 am |
  17. chri§§y

    Wrong @ Honey B (is the B for bullsh!t?) the pilots on 9/11 were NOT Hindu!!! They were Muslim!

    October 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  18. chri§§y

    True @ Blue Saffron! And the Israelis are STILL murdering innocent people...mainly women, children and elderly! So NO @ pullup, i dont shed any tears for them! And im damn tired of my tax dollars funding these j a c k a s s e s!

    October 17, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Isn't it funny that I've seen Philip bashing Israel on a regular basis and then expecting people to feel sorry for them? What the literal fuck. I guess it's only acceptable for Philip to being them up as he is bashing other people.

      October 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm | Reply
  19. fun stuff

    funny indeed Fareed. Of course airstrikes are not enough to defeat ISIS. But they are enough to make some folk within the US military industrial complex some hard needed cash......... you see, it is only by bombing and killing that these few Americans got to get rich in the first place........... and they desperately need to bomb in order to keep that ignorant American taxpayer paying for their next vacation to Tahiti.......... if only we could get the 330 million American tax payers to see through this sick game........ bomb, bomb, bomb, so that the war mongers can get rich! Everybody else loses badly. Our tax monies get squandered, we get deeper into debt and the number of our enemies increases tremendously.......... it is truly a lose-lose scenario for everyone except a few (already rich) war mongers........... just ask Joe Stiglitz.......... he is the ONLY American that tells all of us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help him God.............. US $ 500 billion??? Those are the latest numbers flying quietly around DC right now......... shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell those ignorant US taxpayers!!!!!!!!

    October 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Well said, fun stuff. I wish to kingdom come that some of these fools here would stop using that filthy Tea Party lingo on this website. It's so uncalled for!

      October 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Reply
  20. chri§§y

    Spot on @ fun stuff! And @ Blue Saffron...you are on a roll tonite lmao! And puhleeze @ Joseph McCarthy...stop with that tea party crap already would you! You talk the same way under your other various names so quit bashing others for doing what YOU do!!!

    October 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Do you really aprove of the use of profanity here, chrissy? I don't and never will!

      October 18, 2014 at 12:18 am | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        Doesn't stop you from changing your name and constantly talk about dick sucking does it? Shut up idiot.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:36 am |
  21. chri§§y

    I just said its hypocritical to complain about it and then change your user name and use the very worst profanity dont you think! And i admit there are times when certain people push me to the point of no return, and my blood pressure tops the charts...then yea i explode with it! And just so you know my mum is an 83 year old sailor mouth, so ive heard it all trust me!

    October 18, 2014 at 1:03 am | Reply
    • Honey B

      Hey, uou fukkin Joey or vice versa? Who tickles your balls? Modi?

      October 18, 2014 at 4:36 am | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        Your tongue does.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:38 am |
  22. chri§§y

    In fact shes invented some of her very own. And i guarantee youve not ever heard some of the things she says!!!! So i got over the blushing bit over cussing along time ago. What DOES surprise me is how those words pass the moderators!

    October 18, 2014 at 1:08 am | Reply
    • Chri§§y

      And my father was a drunk. He used to beat my mum up. No kiddin

      October 18, 2014 at 5:03 am | Reply
  23. Rajat Tata


    "Waiter, would you please get your thumb out of my soup?" "So sorry Madame, but I have a boil and the pundit told me to keep it warm." "Well why don't you just stick it up your a ss?" "I do Madame, but I've got to serve customers occasionally..."

    October 18, 2014 at 4:38 am | Reply
  24. Rajat Tata

    Did you know Ebola has hindu origins in India? It emerged as soon as Modi was elected. It is a gandoo disease.

    October 18, 2014 at 4:39 am | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Did you know you're an idiot? It showed up just after you hit "send" to post this comment.

      October 18, 2014 at 11:39 am | Reply
  25. Sanchez

    Hindus on a flight
    Defecating on plane aisles at great heights
    While crew raype each other at first sight
    In the c ockpit... And consider it their right
    While the PAX cry in the cabin of their plight
    What a blight what an Indian blight

    October 18, 2014 at 4:41 am | Reply
    • Vishwanathan

      Sooooo true. That is eeexactly what hindoos do. Dirty people.

      October 18, 2014 at 4:45 am | Reply
    • Vishwanathan

      Modi IS Ebola. He is londay baaj. A gandoo.

      October 18, 2014 at 4:46 am | Reply
      • Chri§§y

        Did you know he has a boyfriend in Myanmar?

        October 18, 2014 at 5:04 am |
      • Blue Saffron

        You shouldn't kiss and tell.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:41 am |
  26. Sanchez

    Hindus in France
    Rayping each other at first glance
    Looking for babies with delight
    Wondering in the night
    What were the chances
    Of shoving candles in their genitals without exchanging glances
    Hindus in the nighttttttt....
    Doobie Doo Daaa Dooobie Daaa

    October 18, 2014 at 4:43 am | Reply
  27. Vishwanathan

    Hindus are gandoo bandars
    Hindus raype their mothers in the mandar
    Hindus lickity lick Shiv lulla
    Hindus enjoy getting c hode by mulla
    Hanuman ki gaand mein Guru Nanak ka lora
    Lakshmi Maa ki chute mein Boko Haram ka lund

    October 18, 2014 at 4:44 am | Reply
  28. Blue Saffron

    :::60% of men or 420 million men in India think that rayping and burning wife alive for dowry by spraying kerosene and lighting her up is acceptable.

    ::::95% of India does not have toilets or plumbing

    ::80% of hinddoous track to rail tracks to defecate in India

    :::30% of raypes in India happen in bushes where women go to defecate and another 25% on rail tracks:

    October 18, 2014 at 4:57 am | Reply
    • Chri§§y

      That is so terrible. But why am I not surprised.

      October 18, 2014 at 5:05 am | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        You shouldn't be, since you wrote the comment about 9000 times already.

        October 18, 2014 at 11:43 am |
  29. Blue Saffron

    Why the heck would USA want to have a r/ship with a country like India that is a smelly/bizarre/bloated/ elephant about to explode and have nothing in common including culture/morals/religion. Yeah yeah democracy ... and they just selected Modi.... a murderer, hijra and pedo. So much for that.

    October 18, 2014 at 4:58 am | Reply
  30. Chri§§y

    After dealing with ISIS I suggest that US embark on a new foreign policy that improves relations with China, Pakistan and Iran. The economic power of these countries is a thousand times greater than India's. WRT India, work on a strategy of a USSR type breakup that would yield maximum returns to world's elite nations, India's populace and neighbors.

    October 18, 2014 at 5:02 am | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      You should maximize your position in the world by taking yourself out of it.

      October 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Reply
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