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Iraq Asked U.S. for Strikes, Officials Say
New York Times ^ | June 11, 2014 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 06/11/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.

But Iraq’s appeals for military assistance have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was closed when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.

A spokeswoman for the National Security Council, Bernadette Meehan, declined to comment on Mr. Maliki’s requests and the administration’s response, saying in a statement, “We are not going to get into details of our diplomatic discussions, but the government of Iraq has made clear that they welcome our support” in combating the Islamic extremists.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; bho44; bhogwot; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isil; isis; islam; leadingfrombehind; maliki; noushelp; nsc; obama; uav
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There will be a "Fall of Baghdad" within a week, much like the Fall of Saigon in 1975.
1 posted on 06/11/2014 5:13:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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Obama will be training the ISIS


3 posted on 06/11/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

With every story, every new bit of information that comes forward, I am convinced that Obama is a planted enemy of America. This is getting harder and harder to dispute - don’t listen to what he says, watch what he does.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Another fine mess you've gotten us into!
5 posted on 06/11/2014 5:19:54 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

every Iraqi and American death is on 0bama

not that he cares. just sayin...


6 posted on 06/11/2014 5:20:37 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But Iraq’s appeals for military assistance have so far been rebuffed by the White House

Democrats doing what democrats have always done best - stab allies in the back.

Besides, who's foolish enough to think Obama would bomb muslim extremists? Its not like they're old white guys.

7 posted on 06/11/2014 5:20:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There will be a "Fall of Baghdad" within a week, much like the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

And we all remember the outcome. We need to start using the word: Cambodia. Let the whole world know once again, that trusting Democrats leads to tyranny and death. The tag line will be: Obama lied and millions died.

8 posted on 06/11/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: JudyinCanada

When the 2016 Obama’s America came out and the last section of the movie foretold the then future in Obama won a second term the future seemed bleak and while it was a concern it seemed exaggerated to sell a movie so to speak but I think Dinesh D’Souza was spot on and it seems Obama decided to ratchet up the destruction before 2016 even.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 5:23:19 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The rapidity of movement is what impresses me. The NVA are rolling down The Street Without Joy! The South Viets have no US air cover. All will be lost soon. 4500 KIA. 30,000 WIA.

But Obi's golf game is improving....

Oh wait, I'm so confused....

10 posted on 06/11/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Blue Highway

Dear Iraqis: Defend your own country. Enough Americans died and enough taxpayer money was (apparently) wasted in giving you a-rab fools a chance. Good luck.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 5:25:47 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There will be a "Fall of Baghdad" within a week, much like the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Both of which the world should note, are for the account of the "peace-loving" socialists (to use a polite term) that we let into our government.

13 posted on 06/11/2014 5:26:12 PM PDT by frog in a pot (The 2dA didn't grant a right - it guaranteed an existing right in order to achieve ratification.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NO NO NO Not one more drop of American blood spilled in that cesspool of humanity!!
Get all of our troops out of that hell hole. Those camel jockeys have been killing each other for centuries and nothing we can do will change that.
The current pukes that are running our government have no clue how to wage or win a war. All they do is waste American lives and waste money.
IMPEACH OBAMA—HE IS A TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I am pissed.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 5:28:21 PM PDT by taillightchaser (American media--public enemy #1)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

By losing Iraq Obama’s goal is to depress our military and its mission. To make them all feel that it is not worth risking your life fighting our enemies. Why die or get injured if we let our enemies win?

Obama is the saboteur in chief


16 posted on 06/11/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is Barack Hussein obama’s failure. It will cause thousands of deaths . Until we realize that Jesus is Lord and go fight these bastard with the determination to rid them the devils victory , we lose. I’m very Sad.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 5:30:20 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: hal ogen

Elections have consequences, but at least Sandra Fluke can get her free condoms and abortions.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is the very reason I am skeptical of supporting U.S. involvement in these types of wars. I did not initially support the 2nd Iraq war, although I did see our presence there as a buffer between Syria and Iran. U.S. politicians have no will to properly prosecute wars. Wars need to be decisive and definitive and we need to be prepared to control and occupy the conquered, not set up puppets and abandon them. Our recent history proves we are unwilling to do so therefore I’m reluctant to support these incursions.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isis are 0bama’s buds. Why would he bomb them?


22 posted on 06/11/2014 5:36:09 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: JudyinCanada
"With every story, every new bit of information that comes forward, I am convinced that Obama is a planted enemy of America. "

I think the name "Barack Hussein Obama" should have been a tip-off. But nobody ever listens to me

23 posted on 06/11/2014 5:38:43 PM PDT by equalator
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To: JudyinCanada
"With every story, every new bit of information that comes forward, I am convinced that Obama is a planted enemy of America. "

I think the name "Barack Hussein Obama" should have been a tip-off. But nobody ever listens to me

24 posted on 06/11/2014 5:38:48 PM PDT by equalator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ironically as all heck, the Iraqis should ask the Iranians for air strikes against the Sunnis. Though this is somewhat like inviting the vampire across your threshold.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 5:41:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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Agreed. I remember saying back in 2008 - are they kidding? Nobody in their right mind is going to vote for someone with THAT name. I would have listened to you!


27 posted on 06/11/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There will be a "Fall of Baghdad" within a week, much like the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

And the reasons are the same: We went to war to contain, not to win.

28 posted on 06/11/2014 5:44:31 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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e US has rushed emergency shipments of Hellfire missiles to Baghdad

Which now would supply the enemy it seems.

29 posted on 06/11/2014 5:45:26 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Labyrinthos

We went to war to contain, not to defeat the enemy.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No country ever values liberty unless it fights for it on it’s own.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 5:46:23 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can someone tell me if one of the azzhats in congress today ask the during the meeting today WTF is going on in Iraq? Not one of those pos could ask why we are losing Iraq? Are you telling me that we are just handing over this country to this vermin and not one POS congress jackazzes could ask?

WOW. People died from our and other country’s and this administration is just handing it over.? I loss a nephew in this war and we are just giving it back?

What happened to you America.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 5:48:28 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter)
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It’s very obvious. I’m not surprised this is what he’s turned out to be. I really believed it the first time he was elected.
What DOES have me surprised is finding out that no one on the GOP side will do a dang thing about it.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 5:51:33 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Iraq should be broken-up
into three pieces.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 5:58:30 PM PDT by RockyTx
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Obama help the Iraqi people? That’s insane. Obama is smiling right now watching as Iraq is being torn to shreds. King Obama has helped bring this situation about. It’s his doing.

And his worshipers cheer.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT by austinaero
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Isis are 0bama’s buds. Why would he bomb them?

Exactly right. I bet the muslim traitor Brennan is feeding intelligence to ISIS.

The biggest problem for Obama and his traitorous buds is containing their glee when Iraq falls.

36 posted on 06/11/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Viennacon

Are you nuts?


37 posted on 06/11/2014 6:08:29 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

- When Iraq asked for air strikes Opansy Junior played golf and snorted coke...


38 posted on 06/11/2014 6:09:22 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: RockyTx
Iraq should be broken-up into three pieces.

And then nuked.

39 posted on 06/11/2014 6:10:44 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have been informed that the soldiers who deserted in Mosul and Tikrit are mainly Sunnis, the same as the terrorists, and because of family considerations, can’t afford to oppose them. Maybe the Shiites will resist them more effectively.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 6:20:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yet again, Republicans try and get us peace with honor and democrats screw it up.

Who wants to bet that, ten or twenty years from now, democrats will be using Iraq and Vietnam as a stick against Republicans?


42 posted on 06/11/2014 6:22:53 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This makes me sick to my stomach. Obama is ruining any and all trust we had built up with Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Russia, and he is in the process of doing the same with Japan, China, and South Korea.

Even the new Australian PM is forging alliances to thwart the Clown’s global warming agenda.

He lost face with Brazil when it was discovered he had tapped their phones. Same with Germany.

The only friends he seems to have is with the mullahs in Iran and the rabidly pro-sodomy David Cameron in Britain. And neither of THEM are particularly loved by the populations THERE either.

A disaster all over the world. Massive suck.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 6:23:35 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Isn't it cool to have the US Army at your beck and call? The Iraqi army bravely ran away without putting up a fight. Now Al-Maliki wants the USA to commit a war crime for him.
44 posted on 06/11/2014 6:32:13 PM PDT by Greysard
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And Obama won’t shed a tear, he wants that to happen..actually what he wants is what the majority of Muslims want, a Caliphate..he is probably grinning from ear to ear right now


45 posted on 06/11/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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If the Sunni’s take Iraq, look for a major war. Iran, Syria and Turkey will carve the country up and they will ethnically cleanse the Kurds.


46 posted on 06/11/2014 6:37:43 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There will be a "Fall of Baghdad" within a week, much like the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

And just as John Kerry & Pals cheered in 1975 they'll probably cheer today as well.

47 posted on 06/11/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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No no, couldn’t be, John Kerry tells us that all we did was roll in like “Jenjis” Khan and terrorize them.


48 posted on 06/11/2014 6:43:01 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Visualize whirled peas.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Holy crap. All you need to do is send a few Predator drones with some hellfires and blow up some camps. They rebels will freak.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 6:46:57 PM PDT by struggle
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To: RockyTx

So should America.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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