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Al-Qaida surges back in Iraq, reviving old fears
Yahoo ^

Posted on 10/13/2013 7:18:13 AM PDT by nuconvert

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Al-Qaida has come roaring back in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than it has in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying out mass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to the highest level in half a decade.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; iran; iraq; jordan; kurdistan; syria; waronterror
You mean Obama & his minions are lying to us???
1 posted on 10/13/2013 7:18:13 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

(Beat me to it, I guess great mines think alike)


2 posted on 10/13/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: nuconvert

Yeah, WTH? To hear king hussein tell it, al qaida is no more. Just like the taliban is no more. Ooooppppppsssss! Just like there’s no green on blue attacks and there are only white on black crimes never any b on w crimes. Hmmmmm!


3 posted on 10/13/2013 7:21:45 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: nuconvert

Our foray in Iraq put the Shia in the driver’s seat, but now the Sunnis through A1Q are surging back. The Shia/Sunni war is heating up again.


4 posted on 10/13/2013 7:22:14 AM PDT by expat2
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To: nuconvert
Perhaps we should suggest to the iraqis that they should adopt the ONES use of Barricades and CONES??





Yes,... I'm certain that would work for them....
5 posted on 10/13/2013 7:22:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: nuconvert

Utterly predictable.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 7:22:53 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: nuconvert

Gee, what a surprise.
How unexpected!/s


7 posted on 10/13/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nuconvert

Let us all learn a lesson from this:

Stay out of these HELLHOLES and let them kill one another in their idiotic religious wars of intolerance. Yes, it’s tragic that there are innocents caught up in this. Horrible.

But they don’t want democracy and freedom over there, and I don’t want any more of our precious sons and daughters’ lives and our tax dollars wasted on this medieval savagery.


8 posted on 10/13/2013 7:28:10 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: nuconvert

Can’t be: “World Peace 1.20.09.”


9 posted on 10/13/2013 7:31:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: nuconvert

When Western leaders finally realize that Islamic cultures do not share the values of the Enlightenment, fools errands such as nation building will stop. Until then policies and relations will continue to fail.


10 posted on 10/13/2013 7:34:50 AM PDT by allendale
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To: nuconvert

But but but al-Qaeda was never in Iraq......


11 posted on 10/13/2013 7:38:30 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: nuconvert

We fought them, and at the same time we were paying them to let us route supplies through their territory to our troops. Our people is truly insane!


12 posted on 10/13/2013 7:41:25 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: nuconvert
Jon f’n Cary said “Nothing bad happened in Viet Nam after we left.”
13 posted on 10/13/2013 7:49:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SgtHooper

I guess it’s time for the Iraqi “moderates” to begin defending THEIR country.


14 posted on 10/13/2013 7:49:53 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: nuconvert

The little islamist is very pleased.


15 posted on 10/13/2013 7:52:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: nuconvert

If the West was expecting to collect dividends from our huge investment in Islamic democracy, we will be very disappointed.


16 posted on 10/13/2013 8:18:42 AM PDT by pallis
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To: nuconvert
obama armed al qaeda and they walked back into iraq without challenge. We should have bought hussein... like we did in the 80's. He was always for sale. We could have put iran in check if done correctly. iraq was about daddy Bush and revenge. I supported the War there and I was 100% behind Bush. I still support our troops who were MAGNIFICENT! I learned better with hindsight and I am much harder to fool today than I was back then.

I knew that Benghazi was a cover up for the evil of obama... I knew that Libya was a mistake and just wrong and that syria was a debacle. Most of us did which means we all learned that the republican party and dim party leadership are conniving entities representing themselves and those that finance them... and that they do not represent "we the people".

17 posted on 10/13/2013 9:01:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: nuconvert
You mean Obama & his minions are lying to us???

Not lying - they said the war on terror was over, not that terror no longer existed...

18 posted on 10/13/2013 9:06:43 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Aw, bummer.

What kind of ammo do they need to turn Iraq into the same kind of Islamofascist civil war hell-hole as Syria is?

Thanks nuconvert.


19 posted on 10/13/2013 11:03:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: allendale

When Western citizens finally realize that Western leaders do not share the values of the Enlightenment, maybe these fools will stop electing them. Until then policies and relations will continue to fail.


20 posted on 10/13/2013 11:24:03 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: expat2
Quite sad, indeed tragic. We made a big splash over there, and the ripples were pretty impressive for awhile. Now it has all returned to baseline and the pond scum has restored itself.
21 posted on 10/13/2013 7:13:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yes. However, I don’t think it quite returned to ‘normal’. Things were stirred up enough for the age-old sectarian battle between Shia and Sunni to be re-ignited in Iraq and Syria, and thus with the ME as a whole.


22 posted on 10/13/2013 7:21:44 PM PDT by expat2
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To: hinckley buzzard
Quite sad, indeed tragic. We made a big splash over there, and the ripples were pretty impressive for awhile. Now it has all returned to baseline and the pond scum has restored itself.

All because Obummer couldn't be bothered to negotiate a Status of Forces agreement...

23 posted on 10/13/2013 7:29:11 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: nuconvert

Not at all surprised, though it does leave a bitter taste in the mouth. So many of our men and women in uniform paid the price in Iraq with their blood, sweat, and tears...

Afghanistan will be even worse, I fear.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 12:33:25 AM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: DemforBush

I agree. Iraq may get messy, but the Shiite majority can crush Al-Qaeda by resorting to massacring the Sunnis. Not that being Iran’s proxy is all the wonderful.

Afghanistan’s likely to just go back to the way it was before 2001. God have mercy on them.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 6:34:08 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: expat2

“The Shia/Sunni war is heating up again.”
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That makes me feel about the same way as I would imagine General Custer might have felt had he been told that all the tribes of the western plains were engaged in a free-for-all battle among themselves. Send wagon loads of firewater and ammunition.


26 posted on 10/15/2013 5:34:31 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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