Skip to comments.Vanity: Mosul overrun by AQ.Iraqi PM just called for urgent help from UN,EU,Arab Leagu
Posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:36 AM PDT by sunmars
Stunning developments right now.
Iraqi prime minister al-Maliki has just called for urgent help from the UN, the EU and the Arab League.
As of right now Mosul has been taken by Isis - AQ, 28 turkish truck drivers kidnapped, Mosul Airport over-run and Isis has taken aircraft.
Well done AQ now has a fleet of military helicopters.
Militant gunmen free up to 1000 in Mosul prison break
Military has abandoned all posts in Mosul.
So does Obama still think this is going well?
Iraq police: Militant gunmen free up to 1,000 in Mosul prison break
Iraq militants 'control second city of Mosul'
These are the SOB’s that Erdogan has been gunrunning too from Turkey....Total utter mess now created on the dorrstep of Turkey.
Iraqi PM is helpless as to what to do.
Nouri Malki: we ask the international community, including the Arab League, USA and even NGOs to help us quickly.
This does not sound good.
Yer on yer own, kid.
They wanted the troops out....oops.
I mean we all saw it coming, we all said it, we all told them.........
What a travesty, and what a waste of American lives, effort, and finances to just let this happen in the end.
Maybe our President or State Dept. can remind AQ that Bin Laden is gone, and that they have been defeated.
Restore the Sultan.
It’s the only way. Turks know how to keep the Arabs down.
Iraq just about to declare state of emergency according to newswires.
ISIS is taking names....Sheesh.
Warning graphic photo.
No one will ever trust the US again and US has proven unworthy of trust
But GM is alive...
Far out. You just triple slammed Free Republic right in the old copyright restrictions by posting from Gannett Publications, a site which allows none of their material here, plus USA Today, a site owned by Gannett Publications
... and remarkably you did it by using Gannett’s and USA Today’s hotlink, virtually guaranteeing a home run for them should they decide to see who is pulling on their bandwidth.
Incredible for a Freeper who has been here as long as you.
Hurry. Someone call, if you like your country, you can keep your country, Obungler. Call, at this point what difference does it make, Hillaryous. Call, I served in Vietnam, John F’n Kerry. Call, #returnourhelicopters, Michelle. Hurry.
maybe maliki shoulda signed that SOFA exempting US troops in Iraq from being tried as “war criminals” - ya think?
there’s no al Qaeda in Iraq- the liberals told us so. The Iraq occupation was a personal Bush vendetta. Halliburton. Cheney. Pipeline. Bush’s fault.
Pick a buzzword. I predict Susan Rice will choose “Bush’s fault”
You know, that may not be such a bad idea, all things considered.
No one has ever said the Ottoman Empire was perfect - well, OK, maybe a few diehard Ottomans - but they sure kept that rather rambunctious part of the world pretty mellow when they were running the show. Sure, there was the occasional insurrection.....but that was put down in short order.
If I were faced with a Hobson’s Choice regarding the Islamic world - either wackos like the Saudis running the board, or the Ottomans - I’d pick the Ottomans without batting an eye. They weren’t perfect. But they were a damned sight better than what we’re seeing now.
Terrific. I spent months running around the east side of that city. What a dump. All these stupid hajis deserve each other.
After 9-11, if there had been only two choices; 1. Invade Iraq and Afghnistan or 2. Do absolutely nothing; the country and all those poor killed and maimed soldiers would have been better off if he had done absolutely nothing.
I despise Obama but this is on Bush.
oh yeah thatll work....civil war....
BREAKING: Iraqi govt will arm citizens to fight militants: PM
Death throes of Maliki.
ISIS has cut telephone communications to Baghdad, is reportedly in control of several TV stations, internet traffic also taking a hit.
Yep. All I can say is al-Maliki better have the private jet warming up on the runway and that cargo hold filled with loot!
You’re right....it sounds like the end of the road for the Iraqi central government.
My apologies. I wasn’t aware of the source. I copied it off of Bing Images
Please delete my post
Thanks for the link. There’s barely anything registering on my Twitter feed right now about this, so it’s nice to see the updates.
If the Govt is requesting assistance and then asking citizens to arm themselves, you know your are screwed.
american journos not woken up yet.....i have a lot of sources coming out of europe and the middle east.
Yep. That’s the big sign that it’s game over.
Please remove post #11
The Kurds want Mosul; so do the Turks. So if Iraq breaks up in civil war, I imagine there will also be a conflict between the Kurds, who will want independence, and Turkey (the eastern part of which is filled with Kurds).
Just don’t ask the USA to sort it all out...
Iraqs Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi has called on the US to intervene in Iraq, adding that he has also discussed the crisis with the automous Kurdish Regional Government president Masoud Barzani, who said he was willing to offer troops to fight off the rebels.
......i don’t think so.
Nothing is perfect.
There are, as they say, horses for courses. Johnny Turk had a very good understanding of the psychology and the bravado/cowardice formula of his Arab subjects.
Instead of a multi-trillion dollar waste in Mesopotamia with 40 000 invaluable young men dead or maimed, the Sultan would have taken a few heads, with a few more sets of testicles plus several thousand attractive women and had no worries for 75-100 years. Rinse and repeat.
You might like to read my FR post from September 13, 2001.
There were three choices, not two.
except these days you have Erdogan and his ilk who have armed this ISIS lot over the border for the last year with truck loads of weapons....
So you want to FIGHT the Turk to win what? The right to control the Arabs?
At some point during a major fire a Chief decides that all you can do is let it burn. I say let it burn.
Great Post! You were prescient. We did Number 2, literally and metaphorically. I thin the worst of all possible options. Rodger Cox
All that was needed was to keep Saddam.
He knew how to govern a Muslim state and he kept the fear of Allah in the Ayatollah.
If we had nuked Tora Bora in December 2001, as we should have, we and Saddam would have been besties the very next day.