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Official: Al-Qaeda has enough arms to take Baghdad
The Daily Star ^ | January 20, 2014

Posted on 01/21/2014 8:03:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

BAGHDAD: A senior Iraqi official claims Al-Qaeda fighters hunkered down in a city they seized late last month west of Baghdad have enough heavy weapons to allegedly take the country's capital.

Senior deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Asadi said Monday that Iraqi forces are fighting "fierce battles" against heavily armed militants to recapture parts of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, and also the nearby city of Fallujah.

He says the weapons in Fallujah that are in the hands of Iraq's Al-Qaeda branch and other Sunni militant groups battling the Shiite-led government are "advanced and huge and enough to occupy Baghdad."

He didn't elaborate on the type or quantity of the weapons.

Iraq's government announced on Sunday an all-out military operation to push Al-Qaeda out of Ramadi.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailystar.com.lb ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; globaljihad; iraq; muslimworld; nationalsecurityfail; obama; rop; warofchoice

1 posted on 01/21/2014 8:03:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

“enough heavy weapons to allegedly take the country’s capital”

I wonder where they got those from.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 8:08:22 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: MinorityRepublican

Calling Mr Putin, hello?


3 posted on 01/21/2014 8:08:30 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

4 posted on 01/21/2014 8:09:37 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I am certain that al-Qaeda owes a debt of gratitude to Barak Hussein Obama, Hanoi John Kerry, Her Thighness and those worthless bags of shit that support them in this en-devour.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 8:10:00 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I wonder where they got those from.................. Maybe we should ask Hillary Bin Ghazi ?


6 posted on 01/21/2014 8:10:03 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Impeachment File for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 8:11:46 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

How many arms, tanks and artillery pieces was it that the Obama Regime decided to leave behind when we abandoned our commitment to the Iraqi People?

If I remember correctly, the Regime decided that it would be far too costly and “too much like work” to bring that gear home.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 8:13:25 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Nope.

Try looking no further than to Barak Hussein Obama.

He’s got the backs of his pals in al-Qaeda.

Putin would prefer to kill the assholes.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 8:15:07 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

10 posted on 01/21/2014 8:34:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

OMG! Seriously?? Bagdad?

My heart was heavy to see us losing Fallujah... but, the entire country?? That would be tragic.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 8:43:34 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

You can hear the other shoe drop when the Taliban retakes kabul


12 posted on 01/21/2014 8:46:03 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Obama Doctrine:

“If you have your country,

you can keep your country.”


13 posted on 01/21/2014 8:50:18 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

Let them take it.

If the rest of the Iraqis—who also are armed to the teeth—want to live under a strict fanatical regime, then let them.

They can stop this if they want to.

If not, they can deserve what they get.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 8:57:27 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I’m guessing they are financed by the Saudi’s at this point. Southern Iraq is just a puppet of Iran. This makes the Saudi’s nervous, so they are supporting the jihadists in Anbar province and in Syria to weaken Irans influence.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 9:00:48 PM PST by Husker24
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To: CondorFlight

“Let them take it.”

Then they will “retake” Kuwait and we will have gone full circle. When I sit here and think of all those fine young men and women whose lives our corrupt politicians have pi$$ed away it tears my heart out. Secondarily, there’s all the money that’s gone too! We might want to consider picking up Israel lock stock and barrel and relocating them to Montana or some other state with a lot of open territory and just let the rag heads have the whole place. I would make it easier to nuke the whole place should that become necessary and personally, I think it will.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 9:10:46 PM PST by vette6387
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To: MinorityRepublican

We never intended to win. Otherwise there would be no Baghdad to take back. Or an Afghanistan.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 9:59:59 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: CondorFlight
If the rest of the Iraqis—who also are armed to the teeth—want to live under a strict fanatical regime, then let them.

They can stop this if they want to.

If not, they can deserve what they get.

If I didn't know any better, I could have sworn you were talking about the US and conservatives.

18 posted on 01/21/2014 10:20:02 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: Bringbackthedraft

I was thinking Benghazi..


19 posted on 01/21/2014 10:23:45 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

my favorite nephew a Marine Lieutenant was killed in fighting in Fallujah.
What did he die for?
Apparently to this mooselimb fag ass punk in the White hut,
Nothing.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 3:53:43 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

This was expected and anticipated. In fact the re-surgence of terrorist organizations was the key argument the US made to the Iraqis for retaining bases.

I actually prefer this to us being there. If we were there the Iraqis would -still- be blaming us for everything. Now they have to buck-up themselves. IMO within 2 years they’ll be inviting us back with a better deal than we proposed before leaving.

The current Al-queada conflict fits the Sunni vs. Shia power struggle in the country. This will be a good, tough fight for the Iraqis and it will strengthen their nation.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 4:14:32 AM PST by Justa
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To: Justa

You were there, so you should know. Whatever happened to Allegra? I don’t see her around here anymore. Would have liked her POV as well.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 7:40:48 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Chgogal

I heard Allegra was banned for bad-mouthing FR or something.

She came through my base once and I spoke to her via cell phone but we never met.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 8:22:23 AM PST by Justa
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To: Justa

What did Allegra say exactly. PM me, if you prefer.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 4:43:24 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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