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ISIS Fails To Seize Iraq’s Largest Oil Refinery
CBS ^ | 6-18-2014 | Unknown

Posted on 06/18/2014 3:57:56 PM PDT by Enterprise

BAGHDAD (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — Islamic militants attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery late Tuesday, but were repelled by Iraqi security forces after an overnight battle, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

The al Qaeda splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began their attack late Tuesday night, but fighting continued into Wednesday morning. There were unconfirmed reports that the militants had managed to gain control of much of the refinery compound, but in messages posted on their Facebook page, the Iraqi Special Operations force vehemently denied the claims.

Iraqi special forces, backed up by air support, destroyed an ISIS convoy and gunned down three ISIS snipers during a failed attempt by the group to break into the Baiji refinery, according to the special operations force, part of Iraq’s Interior Ministry which is in charge of security across the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gas; iraqcrisis; isis; military; oilrefinery; snipers; terrorists
Good news if accurate.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 3:57:56 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Good news, yes, but part of me sees anything that bolsters Obama’s pitiful foreign policy as ultimately being bad news for the World at large.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT by keat
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To: Enterprise
Iraqi special forces, backed up by air support, destroyed an ISIS convoy and gunned down three ISIS snipers

OK, so how many dead terrorists were in the convoy?

3 posted on 06/18/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling to Liberals: When the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon might visit you)
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To: Mark17

I wish that information had been posted. The article talks about three snipers who were killed. Maybe a future article will reveal more information.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 4:11:01 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Barry and albagore saddened.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 4:12:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: keat

Don’t disagree per se. Nontheless, I am not enthusiastic about another oil shock.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

7 posted on 06/18/2014 4:13:27 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Enterprise

Which makes me recall a time in grade school where I decided not to complete an assignment that was due the following day. The next morning, to my pleasant surprise, the teacher did not collect the assignment.

This led me to feeling totally vindicated in my decision to not do my homework and I decided to try it again on occasion with less favorable results. This strategy did not serve me well in the rest of my school years or in life, for that matter.

This is how I see the Obama strategy, he sees every favorable result as a well-earned victory.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 4:13:34 PM PDT by keat
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Good news, yes, but part of me sees anything that bolsters Obama’s pitiful foreign policy as ultimately being bad news for the World at large.

Do you have any idea of what will happen to the price of fuel if ISIS takes over Iraq's oil production?

I don't really feel like paying $7 for a gallon of gas just so that a pitiful president can look even more pitiful.

9 posted on 06/18/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: keat
"he sees every favorable result as a well-earned victory."

I can understand that in light of the disaster that has befallen Iraq, that the failure of ISIS to take a refinery would seem like a well earned victory to Obama. He's got to take what he can get. That's how losers think.

10 posted on 06/18/2014 4:16:57 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: COBOL2Java

One of my favorite graphics.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 4:17:52 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Is “Baghdad Bob” back in the house?


12 posted on 06/18/2014 4:22:03 PM PDT by research99
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To: Enterprise

To quote Scarlett O’Hara: “Tomorrow’s another day.”


13 posted on 06/18/2014 4:28:05 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Enterprise

This refinery is in Sunni territory. It will fall or be destroyed.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 4:29:46 PM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: research99

The claims of the Maliki Government have yet to be verified. If the Maliki Government doesn’t have a replacement Baghdad Bob, it can count on Obama for a loaner.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 4:32:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: pleasenotcalifornia

My assumption is also that if ISIS cannot take and hold the refinery, it will do its best to destroy it.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 4:33:45 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I hope these punks know they’re little acronym is already claimed by an “infidel” goddess.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 4:42:19 PM PDT by CharleysPride (aut numquid tute es legere me translate)
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To: COBOL2Java

Did he really do this?


18 posted on 06/18/2014 4:47:23 PM PDT by stillfree? (Rome is Burning)
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To: CharleysPride
LOL - true.

The Goddess ISIS.

19 posted on 06/18/2014 4:53:55 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

—Also got the damn Bob Dylan stuck in my head—

Wow, she was a looker.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 4:56:05 PM PDT by CharleysPride (aut numquid tute es legere me translate)
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To: CharleysPride

LOL!!!!


21 posted on 06/18/2014 4:56:49 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

"Oooh, she's HOT! Reminds me of Huma!"


22 posted on 06/18/2014 4:59:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java
Or Natalie Portman.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I know man, no matter how horrible they are I just can’t get past their poor branding!


24 posted on 06/18/2014 5:03:31 PM PDT by CharleysPride (aut numquid tute es legere me translate)
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To: Enterprise

Man, that pic just cracks me up!


25 posted on 06/18/2014 5:38:16 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Mark17

#3> Heads. We want to see heads, arms, legs, balls. Then we do a body count. Give the Iraqis a cell phone with a camera in it. Real-time pics. Love it.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 6:27:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Roger that.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling to Liberals: When the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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