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ANOTHER Obama Success Story Flag of Al-Qaeda Flies Over Fallujah
Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/3/2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/04/2014 5:11:24 AM PST by markomalley

Another Obama success story…
When George Bush left office the War in Iraq was won.
Today the flag of Al-Qaeda flies over Fallujah.
It only took five years for Obama to lose all US gains in Iraq.
(video at link)

The Washington Post reported:

A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.

The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.

al qaeda fallujah
Al Qaeda fighters march in Fallujah, Iraq this week.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedairaq; anbar; bushbashers; cinos; fallujah; finos; iran; iraq; ramadi; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 01/04/2014 5:11:24 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’m sure the minions at MSNBC are high-fiving each other over this.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 5:17:56 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: markomalley

Headlines of the paper today,my husband just read it to me-unreal.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 5:19:42 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: markomalley
When Saddam Hussein was in power, AlQaida was held in check. Christians and other minorities felt safe. Now the terrorists have easy access to weapons being sent to them to do Saudi dirty work in Syria.

Obama couldn't have done it without GWB getting the ball rolling.

4 posted on 01/04/2014 5:20:01 AM PST by grania
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To: markomalley

Obama is a stuttering c********** of a miserable tyrant.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 5:21:33 AM PST by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: markomalley

Might be an Obama success story. He aids the Muslim Brotherhood. He overthrows and destabilizes governments in the Middle East and North Africa. He sends arms to known terrorists. He spreads chaos throughout the region that favors the Islamists.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 5:21:50 AM PST by Truth29
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To: markomalley
Another Obama success story

Sorry, but Fallujah was lost the day Bush chose Door #2, as I thought he would.

His use of the term "war" was correct, but that's the only thing that he was right about.

7 posted on 01/04/2014 5:22:36 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: markomalley
This actually IS a success story.

To Obama.

8 posted on 01/04/2014 5:23:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: markomalley

One can only imagine what those who survived the battle for Fallujah are thinking, and one can only imagine how many more in the electorate will vote for this same crew of “Progressives” in power.

Just saying.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 5:25:07 AM PST by ripley
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To: markomalley

Mission Accomplished


10 posted on 01/04/2014 5:27:36 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markomalley

In 2008 a few Obama supporters were running around a local supermarket dressed in black with “Obama” in white lettering on the front.

The similarities in dress code of those Al Qaeda types and those Obama supporters is eerie.

IMHO


11 posted on 01/04/2014 5:30:29 AM PST by ripley
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To: markomalley

12 posted on 01/04/2014 5:40:13 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley

Given what Clown Prince nobama desires, this is “mission accomplished”.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 5:41:21 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: grania

I think the whole objective was to provide a stable, secular, non-terrorist supporting state in the ME. Don’t forget that, in practice, Saddam did depict himself as an Islamic warrior, although it was mostly for eye-appeal and the rights of minorities, as long as they didn’t give him any trouble, were more or less protected.

However, I think it’s pretty undeniable that he was involved in encouraging terrorism elsewhere - Iraq’s well-trained special secret forces were known for turning up involved in seemingly non-Iraq related incidents. And there is also the fact that he and Bush had an antagonistic history that went back decades. I have always thought that Saddam was probably behind the OKC bombing; don’t forget that one of the first people sought, until the story was sanitized, was an Iraqi based in Germany who was known to be an Iraqi government terrorist operative. This certainly would have given a lot of personal motivation to Bush to go after Iraq.

However, the big problem was that we did the usual, winning the war but losing the peace. When Japan and Germany were occupied, it was a very strictly enforced and also long-lasting occupation that gave those countries time to restructure themselves to become modern states. On the other hand, because Bush (probably at the urging of the Saudis) was terrified of offending Muslims, he never let the occupation government in Iraq impose the strict governance that would have been required. And in fact, by letting Iraq enshrine Islam in its constitution (something he did not have to do and originally was not going to permit), he guaranteed that it would never become a functional modern state.

So when the Muslim Princeling took office, everything was ready-made for him to revert it back almost immediately to a primitive Muslim terrorist hell-hole, his favorite kind of “state.”


14 posted on 01/04/2014 5:42:11 AM PST by livius
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To: markomalley

Just like this miscreant to piss away the sacrifices of thousands of Americans.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 5:52:49 AM PST by onedoug
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To: livius

the best analysis , well written and to the point.This is accurate.Its easy now to blame Bush..the Blame belongs to Obama...Iraq was VN redo..we win the war and sell out the peace. Just so depressing and disgusting.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 6:02:05 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Truth29

This is one success story in Obama’s war against non-muslims.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 6:03:44 AM PST by abclily
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To: Jim Noble
You're right -- which is why that whole Iraq campaign was a debacle from Day One.

It's surprising how little Americans learned from the Lyndon Johnson administration. You don't let some @sshole from Texas launch a military campaign in a Third World sh!t-hole and expect to get any positive results from it.

18 posted on 01/04/2014 6:43:01 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: livius
I think the whole objective was to provide a stable, secular, non-terrorist supporting state in the ME.

If that were the case, then how did the U.S. ever allow the Iraqi government to draft a new constitution in which Islam is established as the official state religion?

"War on Terror," my @ss.

19 posted on 01/04/2014 6:44:53 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Puppage
Mission Accomplished

^^This^^

How do you take down a super power?

Let the one known as "obama" and those behind the curtain demonstrate the many steps of transformation to new ownership.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
-Ronald Reagan

Did we miss that generational window? We're already living those sunset years he spoke of here in the post 9/11 American lockdown.

20 posted on 01/04/2014 7:09:16 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: markomalley

...as well as Nuclear weapons in Iran and Chemical weapons in Syria.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 7:21:55 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Jim Noble; grania
Jim, I'm amazed by your Sept 13, 2001 post, the one that you linked to in this thread (your post #7 here). You saw the situation perfectly back then, and what you predicted has, sadly, come true.

And both you and grania are correct. Afghanistan and Iraq were Bush II's to win or lose. But Bush wouldn't make the really tough decisions. And so we will lose both wars.

Al-Qaeda is able to return to Iraq because Bush never destroyed them.

To blame Obama now is like blaming Nixon or Ford for the loss of Vietnam. Vietnam belonged to LBJ. Iraq and Afghanistan belong to Bush.

22 posted on 01/04/2014 7:44:07 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: grania

How people love to bash Bush, when really, truly, and actually there exists a Congress that fully supported the action.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 9:23:13 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: markomalley

I hear John MeCain is flying over for a photo-op with the “Freedom Fighters”.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 9:25:42 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: markomalley
When George Bush left office the War in Iraq was won.

A war in which victory must be preserved by an open-ended commitment of continued expenditure of blood and money is no victory at all. The old conservative reputation for superior national security prowess can not be regained with such foolish defenses of Bush's incompetence.

25 posted on 01/04/2014 9:47:06 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: markomalley
None of these stories points out exactly how al Qaeda gets all these men into Anbar: because the "rebel" group controlling northern and eastern Syria is the al-Qaeda affiliate, called ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). This "rebel" group does no fighting against the Assad forces and instead serves as a conduit for foreign jihadis to enter Iraq.

How al-Qaeda Changed the Syrian War

26 posted on 01/04/2014 2:45:56 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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