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Iraq crisis: US 'urging Maliki to resign'
Guardian UK ^ | June 19, 2014

Posted on 06/19/2014 6:21:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The US is reported to have demanded the resignation of Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki as a condition for US military intervention. The Wall Street Journal says the US has signalled its desire for unity government in Iraq without Maliki.

Maliki's government has rejected calls for the prime minister to quit. His spokesman, Zuhair al-Nahar, said the west should focus instead on providing immediate military help to the Iraqi government.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bho44; biden; iraq; isis; leadingfrombehind; maliki; obama; postwariraq
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1 posted on 06/19/2014 6:21:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah that’ll stabilize the situation. LOL


2 posted on 06/19/2014 6:22:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A thought ‘nation-building’ was a dirty word with Obama?


3 posted on 06/19/2014 6:22:40 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

America cannot win any Military operation with Taliban-friendly Obama as Commander in Chief.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Could you imagine England demanding the Lincoln resign and that a unity government be installed to keep America unified?


5 posted on 06/19/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They Noliki Maliki?


6 posted on 06/19/2014 6:27:07 AM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If, as it appears, the Shiite resistance is all that is presently keeping ISIS at bay, then Maliki’s resignation would be good for ISIS. US involvement would be a PR and recruitment boon for them too. A “unity government” would be DOA in the current situation. Could the White House possibly not know that?


7 posted on 06/19/2014 6:31:35 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sure. The reason why our fearless leader wants this is so that the AL Quaeda gang can have a seat at the table in the new Iraq. The ruthless, vicious, violent terrorists who are now in process of taking over Iraq.
He is not acting in the best interest of the USA, but for his bosom buddies. No surprise here.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 6:31:51 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nice, Obama wants to capitulate to terrorists. Again.

I demand he resigns.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Do we not see a pattern yet?

Qaddafi must go. Who will replace him? The Muslim Brotherhood.

Mubarak must go. Who will replace him? The Muslim Brotherhood.

Abbas must go. Who will replace him? The Muslim Brotherhood.

Maliki must go. Who will replace him? The Muslim Brotherhood.

If Obama has any sort of consistency to him, it's that he consistently calls for the removal of resistance to the Muslim Brotherhood.
10 posted on 06/19/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

US crisis: US ‘urging Obama to resign’


11 posted on 06/19/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maliki says no.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3169677/posts


12 posted on 06/19/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The player to be concerned about in all this is Saudi Arabia. They are openly opposed to any outside involvement, which would include Iran or the US or the UK. What happens when the Saudi-US relationship is broken?


13 posted on 06/19/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

This is a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The ramifications are beyond my ability to fathom, but pray for Israel.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 7:04:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s now beyond the ability of the US to engineer a satisfactory outcome. Thanks to Obama, the only half-good option is to stay away and hope for the best. And as you say, be true to our commitment to Israel.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 7:14:23 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: pgyanke

Yep.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Genoa

He will never be true to Israel. If there’s a nation he hates more than the U. S., and I know that is a very long shot, it would be Israel.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 7:18:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Israel still has a lot of friends on Capitol Hill.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 7:19:38 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

>> Maliki’s government has rejected calls for the prime minister to quit. His spokesman,Zuhair al-Nahar,said the west should focus instead on providing immediate military help to the Iraqi <<

Excuse me? We’ve provided plenty of help in training, blood, and treasure.

Fight for yourself or die. Your choice. No more blood from us!!


19 posted on 06/19/2014 7:29:09 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Genoa

We don’t even have many friends on Capital Hill, if you think about it.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 7:30:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Genoa

>> Israel still has a lot of friends on Capitol Hill.<<

Well I’m glad Israel does because we damn sure don’t.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You do it first, Barry.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

23 posted on 06/19/2014 7:34:54 AM PDT by McGruff (What if we bombed our own citizens?)
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