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Iran Launches Airstrikes Into Iraq
The Weekly Standard Blog ^ | May 4, 2009 | Weekly Standard

Posted on 05/06/2009 6:20:13 AM PDT by penelopesire

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"To say this complicates the Obama administration's diplomatic outreach is to put it mildly. This administration -- in fairness, not unlike the last few years of the Bush administration -- seems prepared to make an endless series of concessions to Tehran in order to secure a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue. Yet despite these repeated overtures, the Iranians refuse to budge even an inch and instead make announcements of more centrifuges and new missiles. Now they're launching airstrikes in Iraq."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovemypaygrade; alreadyposted; cheeseeating; duckandcover; iran; iraq; middleeast; spartansixdelta; surrendermonkey; thirdtimesthecharm; worldwar4; worldwariv; ww4; wwiv
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Why have we heard nothing of this in the MSM?

Iran hitting targets inside of Iraq? Obama is going to cause another WW. This is just another 'sign' of coming attractions.

1 posted on 05/06/2009 6:20:13 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: penelopesire

Obammy needs to try stern language/sarc


2 posted on 05/06/2009 6:22:08 AM PDT 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: penelopesire

We’ll run to the UN, that will show them!

Me, I would bomb Kharg Island, and tell them the bombing stops when they destroy the nukes.

But that’s just me.


3 posted on 05/06/2009 6:24:29 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: penelopesire

This belongs on BREAKING NEWS and on the FRONT PAGE.

4 posted on 05/06/2009 6:24:46 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: silverleaf

mark


5 posted on 05/06/2009 6:25:17 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: penelopesire

As always, where is Hillary!? This stuff IS her area of concern. This IS her new ‘pay grade.’

Hag.


6 posted on 05/06/2009 6:25:34 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: penelopesire
Wired
7 posted on 05/06/2009 6:26:10 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: penelopesire

Just break out the old Clinton playbook:

“You’d better behave, or by golly, I’ll warn you again!”


8 posted on 05/06/2009 6:26:20 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: penelopesire

This isn’t news man, we got swine flu here !!!! /sarc


9 posted on 05/06/2009 6:27:21 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Puppage

Looks like Reuters did the obligatory ‘report’.

http://www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSL4126550

I was gone most of the day yesterday, so might have missed any reporting on the matter. Sorry if it has already been posted.


10 posted on 05/06/2009 6:27:30 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
This stuff IS her area of concern.


Hillary's area hasn't been a concern for anybody in decades.

11 posted on 05/06/2009 6:28:00 AM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: penelopesire

Just ask them nicely and they will unclinch that fist for us.


12 posted on 05/06/2009 6:29:09 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: penelopesire

Turkey has also been using air and ground troops inside Iraq. These attacks are directed at the Kurds who are in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. There is a long history surrounding “Kurdistan” and the desire of some Kurds to have a separate country. There have been Kurdish raids from inside Iraq into Iran and Turkey.


13 posted on 05/06/2009 6:29:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MaxMax

LOL!


14 posted on 05/06/2009 6:29:42 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: MaxMax

Notice this happened over the weekend, Obama is manipulating the entire media with “fake monster panic news stories” because things are either going horrible wrong, or what he is doing would be seen as horribly wrong, but either way, the leftist media is providing cover by tossing bread and circuses to the idiot masses ...


15 posted on 05/06/2009 6:29:48 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: penelopesire

Why hasn’t Obammie made a statement yet?

It’s way past 3:00 AM.


16 posted on 05/06/2009 6:30:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: penelopesire

i saw this reported the other day and was thinking the same thing - why isn’t the MSM all over this?


17 posted on 05/06/2009 6:30:57 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is what happens when you show weakness. Carter, welcome back


18 posted on 05/06/2009 6:31:43 AM PDT by lakertaker (Libertarian Party since 1998)
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To: lakertaker

Oh Obummer...

Give them land for peace.


19 posted on 05/06/2009 6:33:33 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: kabar

Yeah, but why muddy up the water with context?


20 posted on 05/06/2009 6:33:42 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: penelopesire
Why have we heard nothing of this in the MSM?

Hey, it's only the Kurds, so it's not nearly as important as Obama's burger meal yesterday.

</SARCASM>

21 posted on 05/06/2009 6:35:06 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: kabar

Thanks. I know some of the history. Frankly, I have always liked the Kurds...becaused they helped our troops and are not Islamist radicals.


22 posted on 05/06/2009 6:35:47 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: jhpigott

i saw this reported the other day and was thinking the same thing - why isn’t the MSM all over this?


because it´s no big deal. Ok a headline like “Iran attacks Iraq” draws attention but if you dig a little bit deeper you will find out that for example Turkey has (and contines) attacked this region for years now and nobody cares.


23 posted on 05/06/2009 6:37:36 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: penelopesire

The Kurds, AFAIK, are the “Medes” of the “Medo-Persion empire”


24 posted on 05/06/2009 6:38:20 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

they’re still trying to come up with a way to blame Bush while Obama drafts his apology.


25 posted on 05/06/2009 6:40:13 AM PDT by wny
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Good point. Looks like Obama is trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq. Bombings increasing everyday..now Iran and Turkey acting out. The Arab League is now upset over the Iranian bombings:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/06/content_11324352.htm

Looks like things are going to hell in a handbasket over there and the American media is trying to hide it from the American people to protect ZERO!


26 posted on 05/06/2009 6:40:36 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Jonny foreigner

but do YOU care. you are basing your caring on whether OTHERS care. You should have your OWN opinion of whether you care, regardless of what has happened before.

You’re British right?


27 posted on 05/06/2009 6:40:44 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: penelopesire
To say this complicates the Obama administration's diplomatic outreach is to put it mildly.

Hell, Oboma probably funded it. Oboma was born and raised a radical Muslim.

Oboma is forcing Sharia law on our banks and auto industry right now as we type. Check out sharia banking for yourself.

If he's not pro-Radical Islam, then nether is Osoma Bin Ladin.

28 posted on 05/06/2009 6:40:56 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: penelopesire

Even the Shah of Iran attacked the Kurds.


29 posted on 05/06/2009 6:42:00 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Jonny foreigner

I would not call having US troops protecting the airspace over that part of Iraq for over a decade, ‘not caring’.


30 posted on 05/06/2009 6:42:56 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire
Why have we heard nothing of this in the MSM?

Speaking out against their Messiah would be blasphemy (and that's not meant to be a joke).

31 posted on 05/06/2009 6:42:58 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: penelopesire

Iran should have been a sea of glass a long time ago.


32 posted on 05/06/2009 6:44:41 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: penelopesire

bump


33 posted on 05/06/2009 6:45:09 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Thanks for the post. The wiki link on Medes is informative.


34 posted on 05/06/2009 6:46:40 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

I would not call having US troops protecting the airspace over that part of Iraq for over a decade, ‘not caring’.


Well they definitely did not protected the kurds against turkish air and ground attacks in the past or present time. so i would call this “not caring”. it´s no secret that turkish war planes often fly into iraqi air space to bomb them.


35 posted on 05/06/2009 6:50:25 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: penelopesire

I think Obama will probably have to resort to sending a strongly worded letter now.


36 posted on 05/06/2009 6:52:56 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: Jonny foreigner

Welcome to Free Republic.


37 posted on 05/06/2009 6:53:49 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Jonny foreigner

Even though Iraq has called for complete US withdrawal very soon, attacks are increasing in the country and Iran will do everything it can to destabilize the Iraq government so Iran can take it over which is just one part of their plan of dominance in the entire Middle East. Destruction of Israel will follow or precede that move.


38 posted on 05/06/2009 6:54:08 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: penelopesire

Iran, N Korea, China, Russia... All doing as they please.


39 posted on 05/06/2009 6:54:50 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: penelopesire

What? War when Messiah Obama is prez? Can’t be! /sarc


40 posted on 05/06/2009 6:57:26 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: penelopesire
Looks as if no one was around to answer the 3AM phone call on this one.

Hello.

This is Barack.

Michelle and I can't come to the phone right now.

But we have specific mailboxes for you to leave us a message.

If you are a community organizer and need batteries for your GPS to mark the houses of right-wing zealots, Press 1.

If you are a union head and need us to buyout your company and make you the principal stockholder, Press 2.

If you are a rogue nation and wish to report your bombing of another country, Press 3 for a sternly worded reprimand of your actions.

If you are a Saudi Prince, Press any number my Master.

41 posted on 05/06/2009 7:00:27 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Jonny foreigner

Besides, Obie-the-one is too busy giving away our money in bailouts. And certainly, Iraq has to fail so he can blame it on Bush.


42 posted on 05/06/2009 7:00:48 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: penelopesire

Mark my words: Bibi is going to take out Iran. The Obama administration is embarking on a course of isolationg Israel and claiming the Jewish state is the cause of the problems in the Islamic world. Rather than seeing Iran as the problem, Obama sees Israel as the real threat.

But history shows you don’t back Israel into a corner and expect to get away with it.


43 posted on 05/06/2009 7:01:48 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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To: Scythian
This isn’t news man, we got swine flu here !!!! /sarc

With this administration, what you hear or read from the news is irrelevant. It's all a distraction.What's really important is what's going on behind the curtain.

It doesn't matter what the talking heads say. It's what they do that matters most.

44 posted on 05/06/2009 7:01:59 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: kabar

“There have been Kurdish raids from inside Iraq into Iran and Turkey.”

Someone enlighten me....did the Kurdish attack the Iranians first??

Sorry....I am out of the loop on this one...


45 posted on 05/06/2009 7:02:58 AM PDT by DrewsMum (Let me get this straight--We can kill babies by mutilation, but we can't throw water on our enemies?)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

but do YOU care. you are basing your caring on whether OTHERS care. You should have your OWN opinion of whether you care, regardless of what has happened before.

You’re British right?


i have my own oppinion on this (ok i don´t care that much in personal :-) but my statement was more directed at the “officials”. So when i typed “nobody cares” i was talking about the fact that neither the US government nor the Iraqi government has done anything to prevent this attacks in the past so it looks like “they” don´t care that much. Maybe i should have stated this more clear.
greetings

btw. No i´m not british. I´m from Austria.


46 posted on 05/06/2009 7:03:36 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: penelopesire

Got a dr. appt in an hour, no time to read whole article—is this something that has ACTUALLY happened, or is it one of those “someday soon this is going to happen!” kind of story?

Haven’t heard a word yet either, but I don’t get my news from the MSM...

I’m sure HolyO will be ‘gravely concerned’ and issue a ‘tersely worded letter of condemnation’ to Iran over this, right after he accepts Ahmmagonnahaveajihad’s invitation to visit Tehran!


47 posted on 05/06/2009 7:03:52 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: N. Theknow

LOL!


48 posted on 05/06/2009 7:04:21 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

This calls for an immediate application of Obama’s primary expertise: “community organizing”.


49 posted on 05/06/2009 7:05:03 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: penelopesire

I met Kurdish troops first hand-—they are our friends..That was the only time I felt comfortable without my weapon and impact vest.


50 posted on 05/06/2009 7:07:27 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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