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U.S. Secretly Flying Drones Over Iraq
Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12 2014 | ADAM ENTOUS and JULIAN E. BARNE

Posted on 06/12/2014 7:11:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

The U.S. since last year has been secretly flying unmanned surveillance aircraft in small numbers over Iraq to collect intelligence on insurgents, according to U.S. officials. Officials wouldn't say what types of drones were being used but said the flights were conducted only for surveillance purposes. The program was launched with the consent of the Iraqi government.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhogwot; drones; iraq; obama; uav
FIfty cents says theyre armed
1 posted on 06/12/2014 7:11:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well, it’s not a secret any more. Great OPSEC.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 7:14:27 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: MeshugeMikey
The U.S. since last year has been secretly flying unmanned surveillance aircraft in small numbers over Iraq to collect intelligence on insurgents,

But didn't the WH say that had no idea the insurgents were going to make a move?

Some intel operation Obama is running, eh?

3 posted on 06/12/2014 7:16:57 PM PDT by what's up
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

Well, well, well.

Taliban Mullah in Chief Obama is finally getting his chance to silence the skeptics of his Obamadrone Military Strategy.

Will the advancing hordes of Islamic Terriorists be held at bay by the mighty attacks from Obamadrones?

Will Taliban Mullah in Chief Hussein Obama prove that he didn’t need no stinking Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq?

Wiil the VA be ready for the sprained finger casualties of the Obamadrone Joystick Pilots during and after this epic, high-tech, razzle-dazzle battle?

Sit back folks and marvel as the old-style boots-on-the-ground bad guys confront the mighty Obamadrones of Obamanation!

MOVING FORWARD!

INTO THE ABYSS!


4 posted on 06/12/2014 7:17:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: what's up

They still had the drones primed to look for Tea Party people.
That must be the problem.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 7:19:03 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NELSON111

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/obama-drone-speech_n_5397904.html

an Obama Drone Oldie!

and another

” I’m ‘Really Good at Killing People’ - BHO


6 posted on 06/12/2014 7:19:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 7:19:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: what's up

Obama and Intel dont belong on the same PAGE!


8 posted on 06/12/2014 7:20:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Graewoulf

Wait a second. We have been flying drones over Iraq for a year and they didn’t see this coming?

You know what this is? This is Obama letting Maliki know that because he didn’t sign the agreement, tough crap.

Really, Obama is nothing more than a vindictive POS.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: MeshugeMikey

If the military and State Dept. really wanted to keep these things a secret they would get Obama to tell them who he got to do it with his birth certificate, college records and Kenyan passport.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Fifty cents says that Obama went to play a game of Spades with Reggie when this was happening.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 7:24:49 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
You know what this is? This is Obama letting Maliki know that because he didn’t sign the agreement, tough crap.

The Bush administration had negotiated a SOFA with Maliki.

It was Obama who couldn't be bothered to sign it or fulfill it.

12 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:01 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Sorry, but a drone is almost useless compared to an loaded F-16 or equivalent. This coward insane dictator King Obama is a useless fool. Put 50,000 troops on the ground and wipe ars. It is a shame we have to fight this war again or Iraq will be a fortress for attacks on America and it won't take long for them to execute.
13 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:27 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: EQAndyBuzz

There is a rumor that these secret Obamadrones are carrying red paint so as to clearly mark the Obamaredline in Iraq.

This is progress for Obama, as he is learning from Putin’s laughing at Obama’s vaguely defined red line in Syria.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Iranian forces putting down ISIL might be Iraq’s best hope at this point. Which raises some questions:

What happens when Iranian aircraft and presumably some US aircraft find themselves sharing the same airspace over Iraq?

What if Iran bails out Iraq, but Iraq is partitioned along Sunni and Shiite lines? Iran (Shiite majority) will then hold a lot of sway in southern Iraq where there will be a lot of Shiites. => Not far away is Bahrain where currently a Sunni minority rules a Shiite majority and the home to an American Naval Fleet. (The Syrian conflict in the exact reverse, where the Russians have a strategic naval base in Syria. Payback is a bitch and under Obama we’ll pay dearly.)


15 posted on 06/12/2014 7:59:17 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: MeshugeMikey

Secretly?


16 posted on 06/12/2014 7:59:59 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Logical me

Are you volunteering for combat duty?


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:10:24 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: All

So????????????????


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:18:42 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: okie01

Lest anyone forget, O had that one drone flown to Iran.....


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:35:32 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Wait a second. We have been flying drones over Iraq for a year and they didn’t see this coming?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least to learn that the drones are being used to feed recon data to ISIS.

20 posted on 06/12/2014 9:15:01 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: NELSON111

It was my understanding that we have been training fighter pilots and drone pilots for ten years. Wouldn’t that make it obvious drones were flying around? Why then did the trainees not hammer the ISIS in at least Tikrit? Balad air base is only a stones throw away. That would of been some good live fire training, yes?


21 posted on 06/13/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT by Rick66 (Allah hates me, the feeling is mutual.)
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To: Rick66

I guess that depends on what Obama’s real agenda is, doesn’t it?


22 posted on 06/13/2014 5:29:37 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: lulu16



23 posted on 06/13/2014 6:29:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think that Frank Marshall Davis wrote a poem to young Barry with a similar sentiment. Yucko!


24 posted on 06/13/2014 8:46:26 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

I just read....the poem....

yucko is right!


25 posted on 06/13/2014 9:01:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Rick66

I would say that it’s rather obvious we are flying over there. Sure we are....and have been...I know for a fact we are. Just doesn’t need to be advertised.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 10:11:27 AM PDT by NELSON111
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