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Baghdad fights back: Thousands young and old answer government's call
The Daily Mail ^ | 12 June, 2014 | Jill Reilly

Posted on 06/12/2014 6:46:52 AM PDT by Shery

It’s taken a week, but the long-awaited fight back has finally come. Thousands of Iraqis young and old have answered the beleaguered Shia-led government’s call to arms and signed up to protect the capital, and country, from ISIS militants. As jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant march on Baghdad after capturing swathes of northern Iraq male supporters of the government turned out in droves today to enlist and fight back. The militants have already seized control of Iraq's second largest city Mosul and oil-rich Tikrit in less than 48 hours, but so far government forces have stalled the militants' remarkably rapid advance near Samarra, a city just 110km (68 miles) north of Baghdad.

Nevertheless ISIS is pushing ahead with its aim...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: baghdad; insurgents
Doesn't look good, and after seeing the pictures at the site, what will the volunteers have to fight with? It states that they (Iraqi officials) are asking for the US to make air strikes and Iran is intervening, as well. This looks like a pretty desperate situation. Not only is AQ not on the run, but new groups are organizing as fast as they can, and a new leader has emerged that is more deadly than Osama bin Laden. The ME is exploding! The article states that the Iraqi forces have stalled this group, but I wonder. It would be hard to stall a group that fears no one and has made such strides in a couple days. It appears to me that the Iraqi government has been descending into chaos, itself, here recently so how effective will it be? And one has to ask the question...what happens if they capture Maliki and other top officials and publicly shoot them?
1 posted on 06/12/2014 6:46:52 AM PDT by Shery
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To: Shery

How many men do we have left in Iraq? Are they all in Baghdad?

Thanks.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:45 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Shery

Biblical prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:48:31 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Shery
Iraq's government has indicated a willingness for the US military to conduct airstrikes against radical Islamist militants

I'm sure we'd be willing to accept Iraqi help in fighting the Taliban, too.

4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Westbrook

This sounds like the final days in Berlin when Hitler had young boys and old men defend the city against the Allied advance.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:51:53 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Shery

10 years and billions of dollars of building the iraq army...

And they are taking kids off the street to fight.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Shery

Wait.....IRAN has sent troops into IRAQ? And nobody is screaming?


7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Col Frank Slade
This sounds like the final days in Berlin when Hitler had young boys and old men defend the city against the Allied advance.

With roaming death squads killing anyone who refused to fight.

8 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Shery
and Iran is intervening

On which side?

9 posted on 06/12/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

None.

President Obama has insisted was over when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/world/middleeast/iraq-asked-us-for-airstrikes-on-militants-officials-say.html?_r=0


10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:55:51 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Westbrook
You're the first person to make that claim in 2,000 years.
11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:56:14 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Shery

12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:59:09 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Wow!

Thanks.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:59:14 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Shery

They’ll be fighting us since they’ll be fighting people using our weapons.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 7:03:54 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Col Frank Slade

Since this is in the aftermath of a U.S. withdrawal of forces, I’d draw a comparison with the fall of Saigon in 1975.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 7:05:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2banana
10 years and billions of dollars of building the iraq army...

Reuters: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study [March 14, 2013]
16 posted on 06/12/2014 7:07:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Shery; All

Thanks for posting. More…

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iraq


17 posted on 06/12/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: thackney

I wonder if Obama has a plan to secure those Abrams tanks. 140 tanks... that’s about 3 tank battalions-worth of first-class armor that’s about to get handed over to the Syrians, Sov-er-Russians or the Chinese.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: blueunicorn6
Itan, Syria and maybe Turkey might be the only way to stop the terrorists which the US has armed and trained. It would be an odd coalition, but none of them gain from ISIS becoming even more powerful.

I was appalled when that military leader took over Egypt and mowed down the crazies. Now, it seems like he got it right. It's the only way to stop them, with all of the assets Obama has given them.

And meanwhile, the US is still arming and training the more reasonable terrorists to fight Assad? How nutty is that?

19 posted on 06/12/2014 7:09:54 AM PDT by grania
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To: Tallguy
Obama has a plan

Why would he? He just said yesterday: “The World Is Less Violent Than It Has Ever Been”.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166743/posts

20 posted on 06/12/2014 7:13:10 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: wideawake

> You’re the first person to make that claim in 2,000 years.

Either you’re being sarcastic, or you haven’t been paying attention.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 7:20:19 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Tallguy

Courtesy of soebarkah. It’s the way he ends wars.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 7:21:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: grania

President Obama basically has two things he has to do in his job. He has to manage The Executive Branch of the government. He is the lead on American foreign policy. He can’t do either job.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: thackney

What will happen to the billions of dollars worth of military weapons and equipment we are leaving behind in Afghanistan?


24 posted on 06/12/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Shery

Anyone believe it’s “JUST A COINCIDENCE” this has been timed to correspond with Obama releasing terrorist and demoralizing our military?

Better get ready boys and girls this terrorist offensive isn’t going to be staying overseas, they’re bringing it to us this time.

Now that it appears amnesty is gone for this session of congress, get ready for “spontaneous” protest by millions of illegals which will be followed by “spontaneous” terrorist attacks.

If the muslims overseas “spontaneously” begin attacks against McDonalds and their Golden Arches you can pretty much guarantee a terrorist attack is planned for the Gateway to the West Arch which symbolizes to Hispanics the white man stealing Hispanic lands.

What you will see on the news with an attack on the Gateway to the West Arch, is millions of illegal invaders cheering a terrorist attack against the US and millions of muslims cheering the destruction of the symbol of Americas presence in their countries, the “McDonalds Arch”.

Our lefty friends will get the race war the Weather Underground always wanted as a path to absolute power.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 7:41:04 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: 2banana
10 years and billions of dollars of building the iraq army...

We were not building an Iraqi army. We were hiring people to wear a uniform and collect a paycheck.

It's only an army if the men in it are willing to fight.

As far as the Shiite majority in Iraq, they will either be killed, driven out of Sunni areas (the areas with oil), or develop a willingness to exterminate the Sunnis utterly.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Au Contraire!

He has very successfully accomplished his mission to fundamentally transform this nation by giving as much aid and comfort as he can to our enemies.

Not just those which are foreign and domestic, but also those which are among the "spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"!

27 posted on 06/12/2014 7:48:13 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: Westbrook; All

I think the end is much closer than one thinks, really. Walid Shoebat has another good youtube video that I watched a couple nights ago and then again last night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v53ovt0Cakg


28 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

Here is a very good website for war news, and nothing but war news.

http://www.rantburg.com/

Several interesting possibilities here.

1) Iran will invade Iraq, maybe invited by the government of Iraq, to drive off the Sunni al-Qaeda. Then Iran will likely not leave, but take over the government.

2) If the Sunnis lose, this is an end game for them. Sunnis will be driven from Iraq or butchered. They have already bragged that they intend to move into Jordan and overthrow the king. But they may be pushed into Jordan in weakness, and the Bedouins there will likely smite them.

3) The Kurdish Peshmurga has taken the place of the fleeing Iraqi army in Kirkuk, which is also oil rich. This gives them a chance to expel the Arabs there and make the city fully Kurd. Major oil revenues for them if they can pull it off.

4) “Potato boy” Sadr is trying to raise his Shiite black army again, but they will just defend the Shiite holy cities against the Sunnis. No help at all for Baghdad. But it will make the southeast to the Gulf pretty impenetrable.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 7:58:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: thackney

Mission Accomplished... is that what he’s saying in secret tonight?


30 posted on 06/12/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Shery

Read about some of the crazy seesaw battles from WW2. I’d let things settle a bit.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 4:42:17 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: elcid1970

And Democrats caused both. They’re losers.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 4:43:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: grania

Mowing down the crazies is the only way. Today, we could use men of character like Chinese Gordon.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 4:44:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: IMR 4350

Have you watched this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKsiDV1LuJA


34 posted on 06/12/2014 4:46:39 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Shery

Bookmarking. Thanks for posting.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 5:03:15 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: 2banana

And, they’re being butchered as fast as they sign up.

So sad...so many have given so much....and still are, today. For this.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 5:04:16 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: 2banana

10 years and billions of dollars of building the iraq army...
And they are taking kids off the street to fight.

Indeed.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: milagro

Bingo... Anyone who thinks he is not accomplishing exactly what his puppet masters have always wanted, is not paying attention.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:54 PM PDT by paul544
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To: 1010RD

Good vid thanks.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: 1010RD

WOW! Just watched the whole video—thanks so much for the link. This needs to go VIRAL!!!!!!


40 posted on 06/13/2014 10:14:40 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: milagro

Send it out.


41 posted on 06/16/2014 4:05:21 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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