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White House "Watching" Rise of Sunni Islamic State in Iraq
Truth Revolt ^ | June 12, 2014 | Bradford Thomas

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:35:48 AM PDT by Biggirl

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that the administration was “watching very carefully” the rise of a new growing threat in the Middle East, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Sunni group calling itself the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), which has already seized control of two Iraqi cities in two days and is threatening to take Baghdad as well.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caliphate; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isil; isis; joshearnest; obama; satiremap; sunni; whpresser

1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:35:48 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

No talk of a red line yet?


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:36:56 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Biggirl

I would think that ESPN would not cover this sort of thing!


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:37:14 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Biggirl

They like to watch, maybe throw in a Guantanamo detainee or two from time to time, you know, for the team.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:37:31 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Biggirl

Send in the clowns. Paging john f’n kohn-heinz-kerry.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:38:05 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: pfflier

With the big grin on mr. mulato’s face all he has time for now is satisfaction.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Biggirl

With studied detachment.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:39:36 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Biggirl

“Watching” the rise of the Sunni Islamic State...as well as ARMING IT!


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:40:43 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Biggirl

It includes a large part of Syria, as well. These are the same people that Obama wanted to arm in Syria. The WSJ has a map, although they claim that the US was caught off guard by the move.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:42:01 AM PDT by Eva
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To: House Atreides

The white house needs to quit messing around and start sending out tweets so they can show those Sunnis we are serious!


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:22 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: defconw
I would think that ESPN would not cover this sort of thing!

Heh!

11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Biggirl

They certainly are watching it. In fact, Obama is probably cheering the rise of the new caliphate.

I saw photos today of ISIL digging out the border installations between Syria and Iraq, because they have proclaimed the entire area the new trans-national caliphate and there will be no national divisions. It will all be warlords under Islam.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:45:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: bigtoona

Followed by that famously effective strongly worded letter. Pray for guidance, times ahead will be very challenging.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:47:59 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Biggirl

Everywhere you look abroad (and at home), our problems are snowballing at a rapidly accelerating pace.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:48:40 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Eva
"...although they claim that the US was caught off guard by the move."

Bronco Bama has been too busy purging the leadership of the armed forces
to notice little things like this.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:49:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: livius

Look for a new Middle Eastern war to break out, if and it is not a matter of if, but when, Israel will be dragged in because of their promise to support Jordan. Israel will simply hand over to any new caliphate its REARENDS, mark my words.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rktman

He’s not available right now; still recovering from his last beating at the hands of Lavrov.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Biggirl

Was there a reason Obama bowed to the Saudi King....a signal to the Muslim world? Releasing the “Muslim Dream Team” in total disregard for his Nation’s safety and complete disregard to the treasure and blood spent in trying to lift oppression from Islamic Extremist.....in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama is regarded as a Muslim in the Arab world, because he was born to a Muslim father; he has also acknowledged his Muslim faith. I think we have the answer now as to Obama’s disregard of Christianity etc. and his bowing to Islam.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:28 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Biggirl

watching .. and watching .. and watching..


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Biggirl

Watching? Obama’s WH is APPLAUDING the situation.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:23 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Biggirl

Watching...that’s code for a game of Spades in progress.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:13 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Biggirl
When faced by the ISIL in two cities, the U.S.-trained Iraqi forces fled, abandoning valuable equipment supplied by the U.S.

Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq. Corrupt military trained and supplied by US no match for dedicated insurgents. Same story, different wars.
22 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:18 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: yoe

If my memory is correct, in Islam, if the father is or was Muslim, the child or children are Muslim.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Signalman

You got it!


24 posted on 06/12/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: bigtoona
The white house needs to quit messing around and start sending out tweets so they can show those Sunnis we are serious!

Let's not jump the gun here. First Barry needs to find some video to blame this all on. I understand that even as we speak, the administration is reviewing suspicious sections of the old movie "Lawrence of Arabia."

But if no disrespectful video can be found, then Barry should draw a red line somewhere. If that fails too, only then should he activate the mighty tweet machine.

25 posted on 06/12/2014 8:57:36 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Biggirl

Wasn’t “The Great ObamaNation” raised Sunni?


26 posted on 06/12/2014 9:07:32 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: livius
They certainly are watching it. In fact, Obama is probably cheering the rise of the new caliphate.

The new “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” show their appreciation for everything Obama has done for them.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 9:08:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Biggirl
Queue up the Obama/Urkel ‘Did I Do That’, dork.
28 posted on 06/12/2014 9:14:54 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Biggirl

0bama would throw his prayer rug down and his butt up in a filthy parking lot. I’ve seen muslims do it so I know it’s soebarkah endorsed.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 9:32:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Biggirl

30 posted on 06/12/2014 9:33:39 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: Iron Munro

This could be a better job op for the Caliph than a gig on MSNBC or head of the UN. Supposedly they pilfered 500 million bucks and plan to offer Baraq some LeBron James level dough if he signs on.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: All

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32 posted on 06/12/2014 9:50:06 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Starboard
Everywhere you look abroad (and at home), our problems are snowballing at a rapidly accelerating pace.

All orchestrated by President Jarrett and Immam Baraq.
33 posted on 06/12/2014 9:55:16 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: PGalt

Perfect.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: rktman

Wait til the piles of heads appear in Baghdad—men, women, children. Wait til the flood of rich Iraqi come to America? Wait till the barbarism comes—and Iran seizes Iraq and a new Persian Empire rises on the point of a sword. Maybe Iran can bring peace we could not. These new fanatics will not put up with IUDs—one goes off, a whole village or neighborhood will be beheaded. These guys don’t care about human rights. Maybe they get the government they deserve?


35 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Lol! I think you meant “IED”s. Not iud.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 12:06:16 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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