Skip to comments.Hundreds of Iraqis Flee Islamic Militant Advance
Posted on 06/12/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Hundreds of Iraqi men, women and children crammed into vehicles fled their homes Thursday, fearing clashes, kidnapping and rape after Islamic militants seized large swathes of northern Iraq.
The families and fleeing soldiers were among some half-million people who have fled their homes since Monday, according to a U.N. estimate.
"Masked men came to our house and they threatened us: 'We will get to you.' So we fled," said Abed, a laborer who abandoned his home on the edge of Mosul Thursday. "They kidnapped other people. They took away some people for interrogation."
The young man said rumors were quickly spreading that Islamic State fighters as well as masked bandits taking advantage of the chaos were seizing young women for rape or forced marriage.
"They are destroying the honor of families," said Abed, who, like many of the displaced, wouldn't give his full name, fearing the Islamic State fighters.
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This is all so unexpected...
Has Obama read about it yet?
How many bucketsful, gallons upon gallons, of blood are on the hands of the TRAITOR-IN-CHIEF?!?!
Is it wrong to hope they just slaughter each other at this point?
If the last Muslim kills the second to the last Muslim, I don’t think I’d be too conflicted about that.
HE JUST DOESN’T CARE...HE DOESN’T CARE.
Well, of course HE doesn’t care. But presumably there are SOME members of the Democrat Party (**spit**) who still consider themselves “American”.
Pretty soon we'll be hearing that the Feds are air-lifting them to the U.S. As Obama would say, "the more, the merrier."
Is Obama going to airlift the Islamic militants to Washington D.C?
Don’t they already have enough of them there?
Yeah, they all work in his administration.
Not really. these people are out just for themselves. Period.
Take your pick of excuses from Herr Obozo, great wondoer:
BO is doubling down on being the worst U.S. President ever.
What Jimmy Carter started in the Middle East, BO is finishing.
Vietnam, the collapse of Saigon specifically, all over again.
God I wish I could send Iraqis the guns that fell in to the lake during my last boating trip. The Iraqi citizens need arms, leadership, and inspiration. It is no wonder they give up with Obama throwing them to the wolves. Can you imagine the peaceful civilian response if there was ONE SINGLE strong western leader inspiring them to fight for their homes? There are just too many Iraqis who want peace and liberty who need the backing of a western world that supports and inspires them.
I come from this point of view from my Polish blood. Reagan from the start encouraged my countrymen to throw out an equally vicious dictatorship. Reagan was at “the wall” inspiring eastern Europe, Poland, CR, East Germany. And we kicked the collective asses of the USSR.
There is NO ONE to inspire and lead Iraq since Bush left. Obama has thrown the middle east to AQ.
I am furious and can barely type. I know the regions. I have friends there. A simple word of encouragement from a powerful American leader would lead to a vicious vengeance to AQ Iraq. They, sadly, have no reason to trust us after GHB threw them to the wolves. GWB inspired them again and they fought. Iraq was stable with proud Iraqis rebuilding their country. Obama, gave them to AQ and Iraqi’s will never forget.
Sad and pathetic.
Prayers for all these refugees.
This country will deserve every punishment God decides to inflict upon it.
Liberty granted by Bush, squandered by Obama.
>> Liberty granted by Bush
More specifically, liberty granted by US troops and intelligence.
where I live,
from time to time,
we have ‘controlled burns’.
let it burn