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Iraq unrest shows "total" failure of US-led invasion: Russia
AFP ^ | June 12, 2014

Posted on 06/12/2014 11:25:49 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that the spectacular seizure of Iraqi cities by advancing jihadist fighters was a clear sign of the "total failure" of the US-led invasion.

"The events in Iraq illustrate the total failure of the adventure involving the United States and Britain," Russian news agencies quoted Lavrov as saying, referring to the 2003 invasion that led to the toppling of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

"The unity of Iraq is at risk."

"We are very worried by what is happening in Iraq. We warned long ago that the adventure undertaken by the Americans and the British would not end well."

"We stand in solidarity with the Iraqi leadership, the Iraqi people who should restore peace and security in their country but actions of our Western partners cause a huge amount of questions."

Fighters from the Sunni Muslim Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have spearheaded a major offensive that began late Monday, overrunning several provinces. On Thursday they were advancing on Baghdad.

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


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The Democrats can always count on their good comrades from the Kremlin to write their talking points for them.

"Bush's Fault!"

1 posted on 06/12/2014 11:25:49 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And the Russians know about total failure in invasions.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 11:28:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The failure wasn’t the invasion, it was the retreat.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

The failure was the doomed-to-fail attempt at nation building.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 11:33:43 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz
The failure was the doomed-to-fail attempt at nation building.
We have a winner.
5 posted on 06/12/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: livius

The failure WAS the invasion.

Iraq needed Saddam Hussein to keep it governed and unified, even if it was by brute force.

Seen any muzzie nation where brute force is not required to keep it sane?


6 posted on 06/12/2014 11:38:36 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama launched the boat before it had a Bottom


7 posted on 06/12/2014 11:38:59 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: livius

Yup. Our troops win the battles, the liberals lose the wars.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 11:41:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
How much you want to bet that most of the arms now being used by AQ in Iraq are the weapons Obama gave to the terrorist fighting Assad in Syria? Once the 5 were freed, AQ got emboldened and leaped into action.

There is nothing Obama has touched that hasn't turned into an absolute disaster.

9 posted on 06/12/2014 11:46:00 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: 353FMG

And the USSR needed Josef Stalin to keep it governed and unified....


10 posted on 06/12/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT by bagman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well...we did have some help from the Leftists. European and American.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 11:59:53 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama’s plan is coming together perfectly.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 12:03:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Obadiah

Libya- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Egypt- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Syria- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Ukraine- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

You can always count on Obama to show you who is the least loathsome....they are the ones he is against.

Obama is the worst mistake ever made in this country...


13 posted on 06/12/2014 12:12:46 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: livius

“The failure wasn’t the invasion, it was the retreat.”

I agree.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 12:18:34 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 353FMG

“Seen any muzzie nation where brute force is not required to keep it sane?”

Let’s start with Jordan. How about Moraco?


15 posted on 06/12/2014 12:19:57 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: livius

exactly


16 posted on 06/12/2014 12:25:37 PM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: dmz

The nation building was doomed because we didn’t do to Iraq what our parents and grandparents did to germany and japan.

TOTAL DESTRUCTION, AND DENAZIFICATION BEFORE RECONSTRUCTION.

We knew how to do it, we just didn’t do it right.

(and we had a chance to put a HUGE crimp into worldwide islam and we blew that as well.)


17 posted on 06/12/2014 12:28:15 PM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Parley Baer

I guess you were not around in the early seventies when King Hussein clamped down on the Palestinians and killed them by the truckload.

Even the Saudis and Kuwaitis expelled the Palestinians.

If things are so good in Morocco, why is it that their citizens are willing to risk their lives crossing the Med to find something better in infidel Europe?


18 posted on 06/12/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

At this point, what difference does it make ?


19 posted on 06/12/2014 12:51:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Yo Comrade, tell me again how Afghanistan worked out for you?
20 posted on 06/12/2014 2:27:56 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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