Stephen discusses what we can do to defeat ISIS with Medal Of Honor recipient Colonel Jack Jacobs.
how’s the fight with Taliban and Al Qaeda going? do they still not control territory? who knows what will emerge if IS is gone…
also the old hat forgot to mention US is also trying to dominate in west Asia along with the regional players…
that could be colberts dad
Let’s give them guns!… Oh wait, that’s how this started
War, war never changes
I’m sorry but this guy has no idea what he’s talking about. Several hundreds of thousands and take many years? IS is concentrated in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq. They ostensibly occupy two major cities in Raqqah and Mosul. We have capable, albeit under-utilised local partners in the Kurds, and the Russians have recently became involved by bolstering the Assad forces. There is no reason why this should take several hundred thousand Western troops on the ground.
The initial war in Afghanistan – i.e. taking the country involved relatively small involvement from Western ground forces – special forces operating with the Northern Alliance under the cover of US air power. There isn’t any reason why that model couldn’t be applied in Iraq and Syria. The challenge then comes in how you hold the territory and make the politics work. But the defeat of IS really should not be all that complicated.
worth it just for the holiday inn joke
Iran does have troops on the ground and they are being killed.
Yeah, like war is the answer. How the hell did he think all that hate come from in a the beginning? It will only make it worse. The bombings in Europe will continue because the islam psychos live there.
*every country expect the USA because you made isis
Learn the art of fighting without fighting.
There’s a propaganda war that has to be raised as well. Al-Baghdadi declared himself Caliph of a non-existent caliphate on his own. That’s about as illegitimate as it gets. You have to get that message out to young people in the region. Who is he to declare himself the ruler of the Muslim world? Paint him as a crazy man, spread that message across the region (particularly to young poor men) and you have a chance to turn the tide and slow ISIL’s intense recruiting effort.
There are people in the region who do it. Kurdish forces. They’re doing a great job.
Sadaam was a supporter of pan arabism and so was gaddafhi. The US and Europe are protecting the Arabian oil fields from being nationalized or controlled by people who will not allow them access to that oil. Sadaam fucked up when he invaded Kuwait and Bush 1 got the green light to fight Sadaam but the American people stopped Bush 1 from invading Iraq which he wanted to do to take out Sadaam and damage the pan Arab movement which could have taken the Saudis out of power which could cut off the US and Europe’s supply of oil. Bush 2 needed an excuse to Invade Iraq but to start that war would be too obvious so he had the saudis hire osama to recruit some fools to blow up the twin towers so he could use that to fear monger the US citizens into starting a war in a muslim country. Once the ball was rolling Bush 2 invaded Iraq no one batted an eyelash and now flash forward to today. The US and Europe have taken out 7 muslim countries governments and destabilized the people. Why? So that the Oil can be accessed. ISIS sells a ton of cheap oil to countries who in turn smuggle that into Europe and the US. The fighting factions in Libya sell oil for cheap and same thing, some of that ends up in Europe and America. On the other side of things is Iran and Russia, whos economies depend on oil exportation. The reason Russia and Iran want to gain control in the region is to install leaders who will not give Western Europe and the US access to that oil or make them charge the US and Europe and the world more for that oil. So Russia and Iran can sell more oil for more money. Just the fact that the oil is being sold cheaply regardless of what country it is sold to it still hurts the Russian and Iranian oil sales. So even if the US and Western Europe pull out of the middle east completely Iran and Russia will move in and rape everything and they will be fighting the Saudis directly. Now I agree the Saudis are not the best people in the world but the Arabian people should decide to keep them or remove them from power not Europe Russia Iran or the US. Basically the Arabian peole are being held hostage and forced to fight each other by the entire world for the oil that lies under the land they live on.
This guy is a moron
ISIS won’t be stopped cause we, americans, are making sure they are well in stock of weaponry. Why do you think that every time someone asks a politician or military personal ’what are we going to do about ISIS?’ they all turn the cheek and say its not our problem to deal with when secretly it is. And WE ALL should know now, if the 5th amendment goes away here… they will get ISIS here to do the something going on in Paris.
Typical, let the West give these Syrian rebels weapons, destabilize Syria even more, destabilize Libya even more with airstrikes AND destabilize Iraq. And then in the end, well, let the muslim countries deal with if they want to proof islam is not evil………………
Jacobs saying the same thing as other American military veterans with experience in the Middle East: the region is essentially a giant civil war that only attacks Western countries when they try to intervene. Stop wasting taxpayer dollars fighting an unwinnable war: it wastes resources, empowers neoconservative agendas, and increases the likelihood of terrorism in Western countries.
hundreds of thousands ? the fear mongering already started then ..
Wow.. Stephen got dark there for a second.
American government can’t even rid our nation of gangs, drug cartels, mentally ill mass shooters, corrupt cops, and while it’s like the TV show Gotham here the 2-party system charade insists it can world police every where else.
Iran is already fighting ISIS on the ground, If you want to Stop ISIS, stop their funds from Persian Gulf Countries AND Saudi’s. SIMPLE AS THAT!
colbert should ask why isis drives in usa supplied brand new cars.
Best line of the show : Steven: “well is there any good news, colonel?” Colonel: “i stayed at the holiday in last night?” Steven: **SMH**
When did the eHarmony guy get into politics?
Isis is made by the Fucking #usofshit
Ignore what happened, let it be. Whatever you do and your tool is violence you will only cause more violence. Burning refugee camps will only plant hate. Just stop it. Let it be. Not taking action is also an action.
soldiers aren’t the answer. U.S. in Iraq created ISIS to begin with. We need a different type of solution.
Coded talk for:
Invade Syria and take out Assad under the guise of fighting ISIS …who we funded.
It’s Simple, we send the batman
God, I love Colbert.
One thing I’d like to point out regarding the regional powers in the middle east, the major countries aren’t doing much because they don’t want to. Most people don’t realise that countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and the other GCC countries have their hands full with Al-Qaeda, ISIS and insurgency in Yemen, which recently claimed the lives of young soldiers from the UAE. In addition, compared to likes of the USA, Russia or even UK, their armed forces pale in comparison.
ISIS will start world war three one them self.
2:17 I never thought I’d hear a Colbert audience clapping at talk of killing people, enemy or not.
Absolutly senseless – to destabelize Syria in first place wasn’t the best idea
End support of Saudi Arabia, strengthen ties with the Persians and Russia, get the fuck out of Iraq, help the Kurds where possible, maybe do some precise SEAL attacks on high value targets, destroy ISIS’s oil fields and support non-radical refugees. If you invade, they’ll slip into the desert and global terror will reach its peak. Education and mindfulness will destroy these bronze age zealots.
An invasion will be the worst thing to do.
ONG he is the real life Colonel Campbell from MGS
No mention of russia in this interview.
Ok, you can tell that this guy is full of shit
USA and the entire world should stop buying oil from Middle East. Fox News said ISIS is making up 50 million dollars a month from oil sales to Western countries. It’s time to snuff out ISIS’s financial resources. May God protect us from those evil terrorists.
It’s too late. Just sit back and watch what happens in the EU.
You could bomb the oilfields to cut ISIS’ cash flow, but you guys wouldn’t do that would you.
the us and the west were not genuine when they claimed to bring democracy and manipulated the region for they’re interests only and ignored the people who needed them…..almost every Arab country in the area has leadership to benefit the us and the west and hated by the population. unfortunately things going to get worse before anything good happens.
The U.S. needs to stop buying oil and funding these Middle eastern oppressive governments who won’t lift a finger to clean up their terrorist neighbors. Quit supporting the Saudis, buy a Prius.
this guy seems like a real jingoistic bastard. If you hear someone saying that our enemy wants to end the world and die that means they’re trying to dehumanize them which makes us feel better about ourselves when we slaughter them. Do those with ISIS deserve death? Maybe, but we can’t forget that they are human beings and killing human beings has real and moral consequences.
Hey, I’m Iraqi and I’m typing this from my home in Baghdad. I salute this man, he just gets it! That’s exactly what ISIL is and that’s the only way to take them out and make sure that terrorist groups like that don’t emerge again, he also seems to get Iran and Saudi Arabia. As for the oil, because I know that that will be a controversial subject, I actually wish that American investors had taken hold of it because as time went by, it appears that countries like the Netherlands do nothing in terms of protecting their “interests” in the region, if America had taken hold of that oil, ISIL would have been curbed before it gained the enormous strength which it has now, and it’s not like they weren’t gonna pay a hefty amount of cash in exchange for that oil.
This is so strange. The amount of focus France is getting is great, but why only now and to this scale? It’s everywhere, and even Facebook put up that option of using the French flag to put on your profile picture. And countless places in the world have these kinds of things happening, but people only talk about it. For some reason, this all sounds so fishy. Are people giving this so much attention only now to make it acceptable to start a world war?
I am from Europe… and when I see a guy like this talking like that I believe that sadly a significant part of the US is still living in the medieval ages.
I guess nuclear war is off the table…they say in school you’d need alot of resources, money, and years to get the japanese to surrender without the bombs.
If we put forces on the ground I could already imagine them taking Americans hostage and it being broadcast to the world.
DON’T SEND TROOPS!!! Send in some special forces or something but for the love of God no large scale armed forces.
one of the most logical and realistic point of view I have ever heard yet!
so lets sends thousands of kids over there to be killed by roadside bombs and snipers. Seems like a well thought out plan or just use drones and put high rewards on their leaders. I like Black ops 2 but when I die seconds after entering the map it makes me think imagine this really happened to me over oil, religion, terrorism and greedy politicians making deals to sell over priced tech, yes screw war and no more of kids to the meat grinder
DON’T MAKE ANOTHER IRAQ WAR MISTAKE!!!
Accept refugees into our country. Educate them, and educate their off-springs. And have these new multi-cultures American find the best solutions for Middle East. Same solutions go for North Korea, China, and any other repressive regimes.
This is why a guy like Colbert is great for late night. He can have a serious conversation and be comedic at the same time. Fallon and Kimmel would have no clue how to interact with the Colonel.
First off, I have a great deal of respect for Col Jacobs accomplishments…However, he is no longer in the military and has not been since 1987 so I’m not really sure what qualifies him to be an expert on a course of action against IS. Several 100’s of thousands of troops and 2 decades? That’s insanity. Anyone that knows about how successful our strategy was in Iraq knows that we need to develop new counter-insurgency techniques. Having the Army drive around aimlessly looking for bad guys isn’t really the way to win the war.
bullshit they want everybody to be scared from ISIS in the same time ISIS are just some idiot thirsty for power just like the US and europe
THE DUDE WAS FUNNY AS HECK..LOL
Pitiful! Old men on both sides encouraging young men and women to do their fighting for them. The old mullahs on one side and the old politicians and generals on the other. The time has come for our youth to think for themselves and stop fighting old men’s wars. We need to engage on a global war against ignorance through education to achieve a society or people who can think critically.
I don’t understand why no one strafes anymore. Aren’t bullets way cheaper than bombs? Seriously. The bombs they drop these days cost a million bucks a pop. Oh wait, that’s money for bomb manufacturers…
He sounds lika like a celebrity but I can’t remember.
the military industrial complex wins again. people are idiots to keep believing this shit. go to war for along time. Isis attacks US after Obama brings refugees into New Orleans. our rights and liberties are taking away.
2 decades? WOULDN’T YOU LOVE THAT, 2 DECADES OF WAR TO KEEP FUNDING THE MILITARY COMPLEX YE FUCK OF
Uhhhhh Iran IS doing stuff about ISIS
usa foreign policies created all this terrorism. now they dont know what to do!
Isis ? Ha what a joke , the nations could make ally’s and end isis in 5 mins . Remember hitler ? That man is god compared to isis , WAKE up world .
Should’ve asked about the innocent people. They’ll die being bombed
That punchline from the colonel was quite unexpected. Well done sir =)
2:36 So let’s upgrade. Stop dropping standard conventionals.
Show this scourge that we can only be pushed so far. Make an example of them. Either deploy FACs, MOABs/FOABs, or introduce them to Mr. Oppenheimer and his can of instant sunlight.
I hate muslims. It does not exist a “Allah”.
It seems to me like the conflict between Shia and Sunni Muslims has evolved into a sort of Cold War in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and Iran being analogous to the US and USSR. I mean, both have funded insurgencies against each other without engaging in direct conflict, both refuse to cooperate on issues that without such cooperation will annihilate them both, and they’ve been engaging in an arms race against the other. Thankfully though, this one is not nuclear, yet.
Colonel Jacobs’s commentary is the only logical one I’ve heard on TV since the Paris attacks. I like this colonel. He needs to be on more shows, esp. cable news.
Just radioactive the shit out of them already!
First time i have seen Colbert so serious!!!!
Deash not ISIS
Despotic despot is a bit redundant.
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1:28 and Russia…
Stephen Colbert has SOLD HIS SOUL to the CBS Zionist Media Conglomerate and the Lies It Sells. Promoting “hundreds of thousands of boots on the ground in Syria,” to “fight” ISIS after America and Israel CREATED ISIS has NOTHING to do with reality. It is a desperate Zionist Effort to keep The Greater Israel Project alive by continuing to sabotage Syria’s legitimately elected Gov’t.. How much is Lesly Moonves paying you Stephen, you filthy disgusting WHORE.
So, do we have to wait for the, unlikely, chance that ISIS will get a nuke and nuke someone before we crush them? All it takes is one organized attack against a poorly guarded nuclear silo, and they have their nuke. It will be almost impossible for them to actually get it to fire, but I bet their is at least one smart person in ISIS among the religious freaks.
Convince the damn saudi arabia and Qatar to stop supporting daesh. Problem solved!
To those guys who claim, all Muslims are inherently doing this, I would say, why aren’t Shiites or Sufis doing this crap? It’s only Sunnis who this stuff. My advice to the US and the Western world is that you must strengthen support for both Shiites and sufis, otherwise, you’re going to get much worse attacks. BTW I don’t like Iran either, but they are actually the ones who have boots on the ground.
It seems to me that, like with many conflicts in the Middle East, America’s best weapon is to win the hearts and minds of the people. Killing them only makes the dead martyrs and the living more willing to fight back. The U.S. has a perfect opportunity to win favor through good PR if they would accept as many Syrian refugees as they could just like Germany. Of course, an extremely strict background check would be necessary. If the U.S. can show that they truly value the lives of good Syrian citizens, it makes it a lot harder for ISIS to demonize them.
0:54 Stephen are you kidding me right now??!!? Iran is the only country if not in the world but in the region who send ground troops to Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS!! they had lots of casualties already!!! all other country in the “REGION” are just adding fuel to the fire..!! if it wasn’t because of Iran and Russia and local people of Iraq and Syria, the whole middle east would have been ISIS territory right now !!!
So what do we do? *We fuck up ISIS and wreck them!*
The US WILLFULLY created isis to weaken the region and to redraw the maps into smaller states so that there wouldn’t be a real threat to isreal in the region and to take over the abundant oil. I’m getting really annoyed of US politicians acting like there isn’t a thousand political analysts behind every US government action
Nuke ISIS and all the terrorists
I know it sucks, and people don’t like and want to ignore it, but we really do need lots of troops there for this
ISIL is not a fucking power force it’s an ideology a thinking focus on changing that .because if you even become a heartless monster with no idea what being human means and nuke the whole mideast it’s not gonna change a thing.
Of course a retired military officer thinks boots on the ground is the solution
WE don’t have to put any boots on the ground. The surrounding nations, who are the most directly affected by Isis, has a standing active duty military force of nearly 4 million. Isis has what 30-40 thousand? Doesn’t seem like much of a problem if the world was serious about solving the it.
For ISIS to remain ISIS they have to be the government of the region they control. As long as they’re being bombed they will never be in absolute control and achieve their ends. From then on it’s a matter of time before they lose credibility and are pushed underground and become another Al Qaeda.
“You’re not gonna be able to do it by dropping conventional bombs on people.” Well, I guess that means it’s time to dust off the old WMD’s and blow every ISIS controlled city, town, and village off the face of the earth.
The world is hardly united against isis, once you understand that you’ll know just how hopeless the whole situation is. Occupying foreign territory is no walk in the park, and doing so always seems to causes unrest. Hell these comments are probably going to be a mix of conspiracy theorists, Zionist bullcrap, and the usually garbage your used to dealing with on this fucking open forum we call the internet. Unity is just not possible.
I blame George ‘Asshole’ Bush for all the terrors that are happening for the last decade. he started all these in Middle East by himself and now most clowns (with high gov positions) in the US are following his footsteps even though they deny doing so. honestly, why is there no one killing Bush by now? I thought the Americans hate him as well?
The US knew VERY well that destroying all the existant power structures in the middle east would cause chaos. Don’t be fooled by their “this was totally unforseen” bullshit.
Things are actually STILL going exactly according to plan. These people are interested in money power and influence…and they are getting more of that each day.
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