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Should the US put "troops on the ground" to deal with ISIS?

I think there are better ways to deal with them like acknowledging our ally Saudi Arabia has bankrolled most of the Sunni extremist groups we've fought, and treating them accordingly, but someone in a thread here said that most people, including those on DU, would support sending in ground troops to fight ISIS.

Would you support sending ground troops to fight ISIS?

CNN falsely says they can't independently confirm Saudi gov't role in 9/11

CNN ran the story of the so-called 20th 9/11 hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, testifying in a 9/11 families lawsuit that high ranking members of the Saudi family supported al Qaeda before 9/11, but rather than try to find any evidence to substantiate his claims, they ran a classic "he said, she said, we can't tell who's telling the truth" mainstream media story.

But the evidence is there if they bother to look.

Saudis backed the foreign jihadis that fought the Soviets in the 80's, helped with the break up of Yugoslavia in the 90's along ethnic and religious lines, and most recently, bankrolled ISIS (at least when their target was primarily Syria).

The FBI was actually tracking two of the 9/11 hijackers who landed at LAX, and were picked up by a Saudi agent who set them up in an apartment in a building he owned in San Diego, funneled money to them from Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar's wife, and this agent was in constant phone contact with the Saudi embassy and consulate until 9/11, according to FBI documents released in response to a FOIA report.

Former chair of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee at the time of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, Sen. Bob Graham, said [link:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/us/graham-and-kerrey-see-possible-saudi-9-11-link.html?_r=0|if the 28 pages Bush classified from their report were released, it would dramatically change our relationship with Saudi Arabia over night.

Former Senator Bob Kerrey has joined him in pursuing other evidence that independently verifies what they know is in those pages but can't legally reveal.

And that's just scraping the surface.

The issue of Saudi government involvement in 9/11 is not a matter of whether, but why, and why it hasn't shaken our government's trust in them one iota.
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