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Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
Reuters ^ | June 12, 2014 | BY AHMED RASHEED AND ISABEL COLES

Posted on 06/12/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Barack Obama refused to rule out U.S. action in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to threaten Baghdad, threatening to divide the country and establish their own jihadist state

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by telephone. The White House signalled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces rather than meet what one U.S. official said were past Iraqi requests for air strikes.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; dither; iraq; terrorism
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1 posted on 06/12/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL. Yeah right. Nobody believes him.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:33 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hashtags are being loaded onto B52s as we speak.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:59 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s Go! Enter on Iran’s side.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Oh look. A Red Line!


5 posted on 06/12/2014 10:58:26 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Ooooooh! A line in the Sand.

(Literally)


6 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:17 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: AU72

LOL, that’s great!


7 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:39 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

Along the lines of the decisive action he took at Benghazi?
Or maybe he'll hold his breath until his lips turn purple?
Maybe a "strongly worded" rebuke like he sent to Vlad Putin?

8 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:46 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another “red line” ?


9 posted on 06/12/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
past Iraqi requests for air strikes.

So typical of Obama. Just like in Benghazi, Syria, Egypt and the Ukraine, he is found aloof and inactive until it is too late.

Leaders are involved before it becomes too late. To bad the spillovers will hit the Democrat party.

10 posted on 06/12/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: massgopguy

Do you have purple people eaters? I await for them purple people eaters. Probably will not have to wait too long for the obama minions.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 11:00:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank goodness, mr. mulato has issued a sternly worded warning! Everything will be OK now, Domo Arigato mr. mulato!


12 posted on 06/12/2014 11:00:34 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

i believe him this time


13 posted on 06/12/2014 11:01:06 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: AU72

Well played. ;-)


14 posted on 06/12/2014 11:01:51 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“strongly worded letter” ping


15 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massgopguy; Eric in the Ozarks
What's he doing ?
Waiting for them to hit Philadelphia ?

16 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:13 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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dang, it works on carpet too.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

you have a point ... +1


18 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

of course that could send them elsewhere, and am serious.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 11:04:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Double secret probation.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 11:06:52 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by telephone.”

That must have been a comforting call.

Joe Biden, just the guy you need when the sh*t’s hitting the fan.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: AU72

Samantha Powers “Hash Tagged” on Twitter about Iraq!!!!


22 posted on 06/12/2014 11:08:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: sr4402
Teddy Roosevelt: Speak softly and carry a big stick.

BO: Speak loudly and carry a wet noodle.

23 posted on 06/12/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Our LJOTUS* is liable to hand the goathumpers the f'n keys to the city.


(lawn jockey)

24 posted on 06/12/2014 11:10:15 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Wyatt's Torch

The Current Occupant will take action, all right. But it will be on the side of the Islamic Jihadists.

Never liked that guy that had been running Iraq, anyway.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 11:10:48 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: AU72
Hashtags are being loaded onto B52s as we speak.

LOL Post of the day! QUICK! SOMEONE MAKE A MEME of bombers being loaded with hashtags! It would go viral! (Be sure to credit FR and AU72).

26 posted on 06/12/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

#IMREALLYREALLYSERIOUSNOW


27 posted on 06/12/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama warns of U.S. cafeteria lunchroom action as jihadists push on Baghdad


28 posted on 06/12/2014 11:15:37 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Dither in Chief.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 11:16:52 AM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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and truth is an addiction.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 11:17:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Vigilanteman

I have a phone and I have a pen!


31 posted on 06/12/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

he wants the entire islamic crescent under radical islamic control.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 11:18:07 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: pabianice

#ME TOO


33 posted on 06/12/2014 11:18:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: CrazyIvan

#No More Lies, obama and minions


34 posted on 06/12/2014 11:19:40 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
LOL. Yeah right. Nobody believes him


Our weakness has enabled and encouraged Al -Qaeda to make their move in Iraq and they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

Obama now needs to respond with serious military action. We have total air superiority and a window to hit these guys while they are on the move and concentrated,and out in the open while they are sitting ducks for air strikes.

They won't last a day under these circumstances

Let them get dispersed and dug into a city and it will be Fallujah all over again to get them out - close quarter combat in house to house street fighting .

If we move now we win big, easy and cheap, if we stall it's going to be much harder and more expensive.

If we wait too long it will be all over.

In response, Obama is doing $32,000 a plate fundraisers and spending the next several days in Palm Springs golfing.

At least Nero made some nice music when he fiddled while Rome burned

35 posted on 06/12/2014 11:20:00 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The DroneDaddy laying down more red lines.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 11:20:24 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...past Iraqi requests for air strikes."

Dude. That was so like, yesterday.

37 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:04 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is sending the Iraqi military an emergency resupply of DOD Diversity-Awareness training videos.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:07 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Or maybe he’ll hold his breath until his lips turn purple?”

Too late.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: AU72

40 posted on 06/12/2014 11:24:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (mtwRf BUMP)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama doesn't warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

There, fixed it.

Nowhere in the body of the article does Obama make anything that might be considered a threat. He simply refused to rule out not making a threat, or something like that.

Not passing judgment on whether we should or shouldn't get involved, just commenting on the typically misleading headline, which infers that Obama is strong and decisive, when he clearly is the opposite.

This is further fruit of Obama's childish and ill-advised meddling in the Arab world, beginning with Tunisia. Good Lord he has screwed up so badly.

41 posted on 06/12/2014 11:25:13 AM PDT by keat
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To: AU72

LMAO! That’s outstanding.

P.S. War Eagle!


42 posted on 06/12/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

what bathhouse barry gonna do?
SURGE? nah he wasted that one he never supported anyway

Send over a Cia-Brennan stooge with suitcase full of money to buy off the bad guys (worked with al Haqqani) Nah not this crowd

Send in a drone? Yeah right

LOL at JugEars the poodle trying to sound like a pitbull

and weep for the sacrifices of so many good men wasted on useless stoopid policies of arrogant pricks like Obama Rodham Kerry and biden


43 posted on 06/12/2014 11:28:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

44 posted on 06/12/2014 11:28:42 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A lavender line in the sand, and a scathing letter with a warning in UPPER CASE BOLD. If that doesn't work, make no mistake, we will escalate to upper case bold italic. Period. Full stop.
45 posted on 06/12/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT by omega4412
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” If that doesn’t work, make no mistake, we will escalate to upper case bold italic. Period. Full stop.”

Well Yeah, one thing is for sure, it won’t be cursive.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 11:31:52 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let it burn...every soldier sent over there is a waste of time and money, and sometimes lives. I give zero sh!ts about Iraq.

Send the troops to our southern border instead.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: AU72

“How many #Hastags can a B-52 carry?” asks Obama.

An aide reply’s “We have to put them in #Hastagclips, and our #Hashtagclips can only old 9.” “Our 30 round #Hashtagclips were made in New York and they are illegal there now”.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 11:41:33 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Mich Patriot

You may not care about AQ in Iraq...but they care about you.

Once upon a time, people could afford not to care about something thousands of miles away. But not anymore, not since September 11, 2011, when a “regional” dispute wiped out 3000 Americans as they waited for the elevators or ate breakfast at their desks, and then killed those who braved horrible odds to try to rescue them.

It’s not your granpa’s isolationism anymore. ISIL has already proclaimed that the US is on its list of targets. But that’s ok, Bambi will surrender long before then, so we can then have the fun of watching mass beheadings.


49 posted on 06/12/2014 11:41:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The White House signalled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces rather than meet what one U.S. official said were past Iraqi requests for air strikes.”

Don’t the Iraqi’s have an air force? How hard is it to locate a convoy of Toyota’s in the open desert and attack it?
If the answer is that they don’t have the pilots, I’m sure that the Iranians or Russians would be delighted to send in some on the QT.


50 posted on 06/12/2014 11:42:28 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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