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Fallujah falls to al-Qaeda, Obama goes golfing
Examiner ^ | 1/4/14 | Robert Elliott

Posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:03 PM PST by TheMantis

One hundred and fifty Americans died fighting for this city, and hundreds more were wounded. And now it has been retaken by the enemy. Commander-in-chief Obama's response: another round of golf.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; fallujah; iran; iraq; obama; ramadi; terrorism; threatmatrix; waronterror

1 posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:03 PM PST by TheMantis
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To: TheMantis

“......none dare call it treason.”

we have been around I note!!!


2 posted on 01/04/2014 8:42:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: TheMantis

I’ll bet we’ll be seeing the New Yawk Slimes send their ace “investigator” over there to “investigate” that it was not Al Qaeda who retook Fallujah but it was just a bunch local yokels pissed off about some YouTube clip. They gotta do what they can to defend their “messiah”.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 8:43:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: TheMantis

Doesn’t matter to this CIC or his voting public. Our wonderful Military is expendable when those who cannot be bothered to work want more money. Our nation is circling the drain and still the parasites want more. Many good and patriotic Americans sacrificed for the freedom of those Iraqis. This buffoon of a CIC only cares about himself and destroying this country. Period.


4 posted on 01/04/2014 8:45:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye (quality)
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To: TheMantis

Mrs. Submareener and I were at the Marine Corps Intelligence Agency during the time the Marines took back Fallujah and the rest of Al Anbar Province. So we know what al-Qaeda will do to the people who supported the US and Iraqi governments. It is not pretty. We need to pray for the people we abandoned.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 8:48:14 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: TheMantis
Ain't democracy wonderful?


6 posted on 01/04/2014 8:51:39 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: TheMantis

Oh, I’m sure he’s “deeply saddened”, or something


7 posted on 01/04/2014 9:01:18 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: TheMantis

I thought everything was supposed to be wonderful when we got rid of Saddam.

8 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:44 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: MeshugeMikey

My son was involved in the retaking of Fallujah in 2004 (3/1 USMC) . I asked him how he felt about this as he lost a couple team members during that mission.

His comment was “ With this president nothing surprises me!”

This from a marine who reenlisted after getting his ass blown up on his 3rd tour over in that hell hole.

This was my sons reenlistment in 2007

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jul/30/local/me-reenlist30

With all that he gave This just pisses me off.

Pretty much think that sums it up


9 posted on 01/04/2014 9:31:54 PM PST by Jackalope Hunter (Happiness is a belt fed weapon, Heaven is some good Enfilade.)
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To: TheMantis

Reminds me of JFK’s response when the Berlin Wall went up just 4 months after the Bay of Pigs catastrophe.

Kennedy was sailing on a Sunday morning when word came that East Berlin was being sealed off.

He came back to shore, talked briefly with a staffer, then sailed for another hour.

On the one hand, what could he do, short of declaring war?

On the other hand, I will always believe that the Cuban Missile Crisis would never have happened if Kennedy had shown more resolve and personal strength in those two earlier crises.

I think the same thing can be said about FDR.

There is clear documentary evidence that many senior military and government officials in Japan believed that FDR was effeminate and a man of weak character who desired only public adulation.

I will never believe that the Japanese would have attacked Pearl Harbor if Teddy Roosevelt was president.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 9:36:15 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: TheMantis

>>Commander-in-chief Obama’s response: another round of golf.<<

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What the hell do you expect him to do?

He is incompetent and he three-putts every time.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 9:37:55 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: TheMantis
And now Obama will take away the guns from the veterans who served in Fallujah, too.

-PJ

12 posted on 01/04/2014 9:38:29 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: TheMantis

We have no president, or leadership, no resolve, no foreign policy strength and no Congress. The Islamo-fascists know it. And we represent no threat — just weakness.

None of this should be a surprise.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 9:50:19 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: MeshugeMikey

Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.

The US House of Representatives is analogous to a Police Force - - - their main job of Check and Balance is to “arrest” the perp by Impeaching the perp.

The US Senate is analogous to a Jury of Peers who have the power to throw the Impeached perp off of the taxpayer gravy train, take away his residence, ban him from building a Library paid for by us, and ban him from using his personal Corporate Jet, Air Force One.

Most RINO Americans want to wait, Wait, WAIT! until they control the House, the Senate and the White House.

To those weak-kneeded summer soldier “patriots” I say “Enjoy the Obamanation that you have tolerated since January, 2009.”

In similar manner, we Summer Soldier Conservatives continue to tolerate a wimpy, hand-wringing, sobbing, crybaby Speaker of the House Boehner as our sorry chief policeman.

“Oh, if only my best friends across the aisle would just play nicey nice - - - “ is the perfect quote that fire-in-the-belly Socialist-Democrats love to hear from their doormat, cowardly, Obamacrat RINOs.

Yes indeed, as long as we WAIT for things to be PERFECT we will never attack those whose goal is to destroy the US Constitution.

Suck it up you sorry House RINOs, and replace John “Benghazi Coverup” Boehner with SC Rep Trey Gowdey, or SC Rep Joe Wilson.

Without a fire-in-the-belly Republican Speaker of the House, Obamacrat RINOs will continue to cave in to “their best friends across the aisle,” to the unbridled glee of every Democrat voter in America!

House RINOs: Pretend that you are paid by taxpayers to fight to enforce the US Constitution.

Fight or go home, House RINOs.

FIGHT or we will send you home!

Impeach Obama in 2014. Period.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 9:53:59 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: zeestephen
I will never believe that the Japanese would have attacked Pearl Harbor if Teddy Roosevelt was president.

Cf. Contrafactus, pg. 633 of GEB, where the "Subjunc-TV" is discussed and employed, ... "What would that last play have looked like if space were four-dimensional?"

15 posted on 01/04/2014 10:03:39 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: TheMantis

I literally STUDIED the whole situation before we got into Iraq the second time. I came to the conclusion that it was right to go in. I read a lot about Saddam’s nuke plans and his progress with chemicals. I definitely believe / know he had WMDs. I saw connections with terrorism, that broken passenger plane they practiced with in the desert, the Oklahoma City Iraqi connection. I was freaking thorough. I ended up supporting the war.

All those guys died. And now, literally for naught -— though their bravery, patriotism, and heroism remains forever true.

We should never support wars without ENDING STRATEGIES. Not exit strategies. Turning tail and retreating is easy. ENDING STRATEGY means the enemy is not going to slap you again because his arm has been blown right off.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 10:12:23 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: TheMantis; All

Obama is happy about it I’m sure.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 10:27:13 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: dr_lew

I’m not sure if you are making fun of me or not, but it’s fine if you are, I have a good sense of humor about myself.

My point is that any CIC who allows himself to be perceived as weak or indecisive in any way ENCOURAGES an enemy to attack him, or, at least to test him.

I think that happened to both FDR and JFK.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 10:47:49 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
I’m not sure if you are making fun of me or not ...

Not at all. The idea just struck me as a classic "contrafactual", in terms of the reference I mentioned.

19 posted on 01/04/2014 10:53:11 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: TheMantis

That 3 AM Red Phone must be ringing off the hook by now. Won’t somebody, anybody answer the call? Grandma Robinson (Michelle’s Live-in Mom) does not count.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 12:02:24 AM PST by lee martell
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To: TheMantis
Fallujah falls to al-Qaeda, Obama goes golfing

For O, its a victory celebration.

They hit us at 911, we drove them into Pakistan and hanged Saddam, but now they've captured our palace.

Isn't maybe the first war we've lost but the first we've lost in such a dramatic fashion. If this was billiards this was a genius shot off the rail.

21 posted on 01/05/2014 12:09:03 AM PST by marron
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To: TheMantis

22 posted on 01/05/2014 1:26:33 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: devolve

23 posted on 01/05/2014 1:42:24 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: TheMantis

This one is on Bush. Instead of blathering about how Islam was “a religion of peace,” he should have been cordoning off this city and levelling it.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 3:40:22 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: sickoflibs
All our dead Soldiers and for nothing. Let the whole place burn and they can kill each other who cares. I'm for the Ron Paul route bring our Soldiers home and close the borders. Isolation.
25 posted on 01/05/2014 4:44:57 AM PST by angcat
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To: nonliberal

I agree!


26 posted on 01/05/2014 4:45:25 AM PST by angcat
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To: Yaelle

Amen, Yaelle.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 5:49:49 AM PST by left that other site
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To: TheMantis

Obama is achieving his objective: hand the Middle East over to the terrorists...


28 posted on 01/05/2014 6:23:08 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Graewoulf
Inpeachement first or the Treason Trial?


29 posted on 01/05/2014 6:38:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Graewoulf
Inpeachement first or the Treason Trial?


30 posted on 01/05/2014 6:38:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Jackalope Hunter
Barry Soetero doesnt belong in the US let alone in the WHite House!

God Bless You And Your Family!


31 posted on 01/05/2014 6:41:36 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Graewoulf

You’ve got it.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 6:41:41 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: marron
1814: Enemy burns the White House.

2009: Enemy occupies the White House.

33 posted on 01/05/2014 7:20:09 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: nonliberal
This one is on Bush. Instead of blathering about how Islam was “a religion of peace,” he should have been cordoning off this city and levelling it.

Exactly the approach I would have taken. At the time, I was uncertain if I would have allowed women and children to exit the city as it would have put more of our soldiers and marines at risk. On the other hand, if the war was executed properly from the very beginning, there would be no city after the first week - think Dresden on steroids.

34 posted on 01/05/2014 7:21:09 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: angcat

Me too.


35 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:25 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: TheMantis
Barbara Walters Discovers That Obama Isn't The Messiah

Douglas MacKinnon
Dec 22, 2013

http://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2013/12/22/barbara-walters-discovers-that-obama-isnt-the-messiah-n1766622
36 posted on 01/05/2014 8:06:37 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: TheMantis

What does President Jarrette have to say?


37 posted on 01/05/2014 8:11:37 AM PST by matt04
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To: sickoflibs

My nephew was there...in Fallujah....and then stayed for that voting day... to provide cover and protection to secure the vote.

I will remain ever proud of him and the Marines for what they did for Fallujah during those December days.

It isn’t up to us to secure their freedom any longer, if they want to keep that ‘gift’ of freedom and liberty, well then they have to do that for themselves.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 9:24:47 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: TheMantis
I'm no Obammy fan.... but I gotta say... we had no business getting our guys all shot up and killed fighting for Fallujah. The whole "spread democracy" and they will be our friends thing just didn't hold water. We're not going to change that culture. Our only hope was to bomb them into the middle ages and let them spend their time trying to learn how to live in a radioactive wasteland.... instead of trying to figure out how to hit America again.

So while I agree Obammy plays to much golf... (since he's not retired).... I'm not interested in more boots on the ground in Iraq. If we don't like what's going on in Fallujah... just make it cease to exist and go on down the road.

39 posted on 01/05/2014 9:36:06 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: zeestephen; dr_lew
many senior military and government officials in Japan believed that FDR was effeminate and a man of weak character

Compare preference given to hiring of gay males to guard the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.

I will never believe that [Ansar Al-shariah] would have attacked our Benghazi compound were promotion of the LGBT agenda not at the heart of US foreign policy. Well, OK, the fact that we're being led by a flaming Islamic sympathizer, who cannot tell the truth played a major role, too.

HF

40 posted on 01/05/2014 9:39:38 AM PST by holden
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To: holden

It seems obvious the administration knew this attack was going to happen. They cut off all assistance and allowed it to proceed.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 9:47:00 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Jackalope Hunter; Saoirise; Semper Mark; MestaMachine; jazusamo; freema
Please thank your son for his valiant service. We are so appreciative.


42 posted on 01/05/2014 10:24:37 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: All

‘Operation Phantom Fury’

http://shelf3d.com/i/Second%20Battle%20of%20Fallujah


43 posted on 01/05/2014 10:34:06 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: TheMantis

Obama is actually very happy about this. In the end he gets to see Iraq taken over by his Muslim Brotherhood. That is my guess.


44 posted on 01/05/2014 10:34:59 AM PST by Revel
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To: TheMantis
Must be an obvious mistake. Our Glorious Leader told us Al Queda was on the run and was no longer a cohesive organization, incapable of being a threat. Either these yahoos in Iraq can't read or didn't have their fax machines turned on. The only unthinkable alternative is that Dear Leader lied to us so he could find multiple ways to assist the THE RADICAL MUSLIM TERORIST group that has declared war on the United States.
45 posted on 01/05/2014 11:12:52 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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