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Obama Says Short-Term Military Actions Required in Iraq
Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/14

Posted on 06/12/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

US President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that short-term military actions will have to be taken in Iraq, following the take-over by an Al Qaeda break-off Islamist terrorist group over large portions of the country.

Reuters reported that Obama said he is looking at "all options" as far as helping the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, noting "I don't rule anything out," when asked whether the United States is considering drone strikes or any other action to stop the insurgency.

Speaking at the White House while meeting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, Obama said there will be "short-term immediate actions that need to be done militarily in Iraq," and that the US is prepared to take action to defend its security interests.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbott; almaliki; alqaeda; drones; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isil; isis; maliki; obamairaq
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Short-term reaction to CYA for long-term lack of interest and plan.
1 posted on 06/12/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.

Here we go again.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 4:09:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama will just stall and stall, like he always does..and DO NOTHING!


3 posted on 06/12/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Eleutheria5

The idiot gave it all away now are we going to have a third battle for Falluja? And the dims have tne nerve to criticize Bush.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 4:12:19 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Eleutheria5

Send in the Democrat Division with their leader Howitzer Harry Reid.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 4:12:51 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jet Jaguar

At the same time he’s demanding money for some kind of anti terrorist fund so we don’t have to send troops.

The idiot never means what he says.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Please G-d don’t allow this moron to send our troops back over there - again!


7 posted on 06/12/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: pfflier

CAPITAL IDIOT...and I agree.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Eleutheria5
Short-term reaction to CYA for long-term lack of interest and plan.

Faculty Lounge rewind!

9 posted on 06/12/2014 4:14:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Eleutheria5

What about the fact that Obama’s inaction and giving up in Iraq was the partial cause of this (along with his administration’s startling and evil tacit [If not outright] support of Muslim Jihadists)??


10 posted on 06/12/2014 4:14:38 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Jet Jaguar

Six years to take and secure it, coasting and ignoring for five years. 5000 allied dead and thousands of wounded.

Pissed away in ten days of inattention and absolutly clueless planning and intelligence.

Irag becomes the oil funded Jihadist state for the Sunnis and the Shia will go to war with them.

Obama and his administration are worse than incompetant.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:14:59 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Eleutheria5

Have John Kerry accuse them of “19th Century Behavior.” They’ll be retreating in shame by the next morning.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 4:15:30 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, Obama. Terrorists are defeated in the short term. Exactly.

Moronic.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 4:16:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper (e)
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To: blueunicorn6

Didn’t he already say he’d send in the drones...? Oh, you mean the expensive kind...? Oh, you mean the non-human kind....? Dammit, it’s hard to tell them apart! OK. He meant the kind with computer guidance systems and such. There. Harry’s safe.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 4:18:12 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said "I don't get the sense that they're gaining a lot of territory,"

The money quote. No sweetie, they've just taken over Mosul and Tikrit. Minor cities in Iraq....
15 posted on 06/12/2014 4:19:39 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just like Korea and Task Force Smith. It’ll be over in no time.

/Dems at war.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 4:19:41 PM PDT by Justa
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To: Eleutheria5

The first test of our all new LGBT military.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 4:20:09 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Eleutheria5

Exactly. After surrendering, he thinks we can take it back “short term”???

We should never have left (remember how long we were in Germany and Japan) but since we did, there’s no way to take it back “short term.” In any case, the Iranians are already coming in.

Way to go, Bambi! Skittles and unicorns. Although personally, I believe it goes beyond that and he’s on the side of the Islamists.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: JSDude1

Amen


19 posted on 06/12/2014 4:22:09 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. She really doesn’t get the sense.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 4:22:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

No.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 4:22:42 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Eleutheria5; All
"Obama Says Short-Term Military Actions Required in Iraq"

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22 posted on 06/12/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: livius

I once took short-term action in a bar. A large biker jogged my elbow. I slapped him once, and then sat down to continue nursing my beer. That was all I remember until my wife came and visited me in the hospital, five months later (OK. It never happened, just illustrative parable).


23 posted on 06/12/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

24 posted on 06/12/2014 4:25:17 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rubio and sell outs in the House --BEWARE)
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To: KC Burke

25 posted on 06/12/2014 4:26:53 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rubio and sell outs in the House --BEWARE)
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To: Rome2000

Putting up those 8 lb weights was very manly.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 4:27:27 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Eleutheria5

He’s looking at “all options”, is he? Like passing the buck, as usual?


27 posted on 06/12/2014 4:31:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Justa

How short term can it be if the Iraqi forces are still running away even when the odds are wildly in their favor?


28 posted on 06/12/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: livius

Little bastard barry boy’s friends need the heavy equipment our military is leaving behind in Iraq, to destroy the Regime in Syria. They got the missiles to deal with air cover, now they want the heavy armor. Little barry bastard boy is equipping his army of jihad.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 4:33:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: cripplecreek
How short term can it be if the Iraqi forces are still running away even when the odds are wildly in their favor?

Depends on which side we're going to help.

30 posted on 06/12/2014 4:34:08 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Eleutheria5

So, what will be Hillary’s position?


31 posted on 06/12/2014 4:34:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Eleutheria5

Maybe it’s time to draw a “red line” ... or maybe a ‘bright line”???


32 posted on 06/12/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: tacticalogic
Depends on which side we're going to help.

LOL that brilliant Obama strategery has really put us in a twisted position.

Do we continue to arm the terrorists we've been arming to fight against Assad or do we arm the Iraqis who now have the Iranians backing them against the terrorists we were arming.
33 posted on 06/12/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: The Duke

The Obama red line has become a maze.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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35 posted on 06/12/2014 4:43:10 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Eleutheria5
In a rational world:

In Obama World:


36 posted on 06/12/2014 4:43:26 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: cripplecreek

The Sunni IA is running away. There’re plenty of Shia IA who will not fraternize with the Sunni ISIL. Iraqi Shia have their own agenda and to them this heralds a time of Payback.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 4:43:32 PM PDT by Justa
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To: Eleutheria5

The ignoramus might be able to do something with air strikes while these terrorists are moving by the highways, but once they’re fighting in the cities the only thing that can stop them will be boots on the ground, and there hasn’t been much indication far that the Iraqi forces can or will do that.

But that opportunity if probably already lost.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 4:44:24 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Eleutheria5
Wonder if/when this one will show up....


39 posted on 06/12/2014 4:46:01 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Rome2000

LOL....that’s showing ALL of his strength, too.


40 posted on 06/12/2014 4:46:50 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Weren’t they at the WH earlier this week supporting the Hero of Benghazi and Bergdog?


41 posted on 06/12/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
How short term can it be if the Iraqi forces are still running away even when the odds are wildly in their favor?

I don't know what weaponry the terrorists have, but all I've seen in reports is pickups probably with some 50 caliber machine guns and RPGs and small arms. One would think the Iraqis have enough weaponry to defeat them, but...

42 posted on 06/12/2014 4:49:33 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama noted that it seems something has gone awry...”kinetically”...in the...”overseas contingency operation”.

The Obama Administration will label their response a “tentative preemption intervention” or such.

Meanwhile, has anyone considered that perhaps Obama was sandbagged in Syria. Responding to ever more requests for arms, training and yes money that was stockpiled by the rebels for this ISIS/ISIL operation...???

That’s the $492 million dollar question it seems.


43 posted on 06/12/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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One would think the Iraqis have enough weaponry to defeat them, but...

There were some 30,000 Iraqi troops in Mosul. When they were confronted with 800 ISIS fighters, they dropped their weapons and ran. A huge portion of the weapons and equipment we left for the Iraqis is now in the hands of ISIS. (They've also got a half billion dollars to play with now)
44 posted on 06/12/2014 5:01:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: pfflier

It would make sense for him to have most of our best and brightest soldiers over there again dying and fighting and slowly taking back Iraq. That way, they wouldn’t be causing problems on American soil in, say, about two years.. around November 2016 to January 2017.


45 posted on 06/12/2014 5:04:05 PM PDT by abishai
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv

Did you see this Nachum?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166863/posts

Enjoy - From Feb 2010:

BIDEN: “I am very optimistic about Iraq. I think it’s gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re gonna see 90,000 troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re gonna see a stable Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government…I’ve been impressed by how they’ve been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.”

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This was Biden’s comment February 11, 2010.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: GOPJ

Yep saw it and put it on Twitter too.

They just look so stupid now, it is just blowing up.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Do not allow Obama to deflect attention from Obamacare. We must walk and chew gum at the same time.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT by dforest
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I like how he is using what is happening in Iraq as cover to sneak Bergdahl back into the US in the middle of the night...


49 posted on 06/12/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: cripplecreek
There were some 30,000 Iraqi troops in Mosul. When they were confronted with 800 ISIS fighters, they dropped their weapons and ran

From a few photos, it looks like the Iraqis had some tanks and the ISIS terrorists had pickups and 50 caliber machine guns. This thing looks bad from every angle. I guess we'll learn more about the details in the next few days.

50 posted on 06/12/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT by Will88
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