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US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' Isis, says General David Petraeus
The Telegraph ^ | 6-19-14 | Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, and Tom Whitehead

Posted on 06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

America should launch "targeted" military attacks against an emerging "terrorist army" in Iraq if it jeopardises the security of the West, the former head of Coalition forces in the country said last night.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, David Petraeus, one of the most senior figures in the American military over the past decade, said that he would now support limited strikes against the leadership of Isis.

Gen Petraeus's intervention came as Barack Obama, the US President, announced that America was sending 300 special forces advisers to Iraq to help support the fight against Isis. Mr Obama also said that the US was prepared to launch military strikes if future intelligence recommended such action.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: davidpetraeus; iran; iraq; launch; mohamedelibiary; strikes; targeted; us
Obama will do what does not benefit the U.S..
1 posted on 06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hillary called him Betray Us. I agree except that he betrayed his country when he stood on Obama’s side.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Does ISIS/ISIL USE TWITTER TO SEND FUNeral notices!

I’M SURE that’s being tracked.

IT’S MOAB TIME!!

Why build ‘emif ya don’t try ‘em out once and awhile.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Generals walk a delicate line sometimes.

He certainly had a mix of intrigue like many before him..


4 posted on 06/19/2014 5:23:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

5 posted on 06/19/2014 5:26:27 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

What’s Paula Broadwell up to these days?


6 posted on 06/19/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bomb a jihadist army that has popular support in Sunni towns where they are welcomed with open arms? I don’t think so. They will eventually go back to Syria and resume the dirty work that Obama tasked them for in the first place - bringing down Assad’s rule.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 5:33:32 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I thought Patraeus was running the Cub Scouts these day.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 5:34:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

How about targeted strikes on those invading the U.S.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 5:43:30 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Too bad the administration didn't have enough balls to strafe the MSR's and turn them into highways of death when ISIS was pushing south with impunity.

Yup ... Like my father used to say ... "Take care of your problems when they're small so that you won't have to deal with them when they have become monumentally monstrous."

10 posted on 06/19/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“...after Sham, after Iraq, after Jazeera (Saudi Arabian), we are going for you Barrack Obama!”

A Somali Canadian fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxdsnbwT0DQ


11 posted on 06/19/2014 5:52:46 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Why, General?

To protect America?

Would that attack come before or after we give amnesty to some 30,000,000 (look at that number closely) people who hate our laws and our culture and who are seeking to take the southwestern corner of the US from us?

Go away, loser.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 5:55:04 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Oh, don’t do that. The price of oil will go up.

;-)


13 posted on 06/19/2014 5:58:48 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I thought Patraeus was running the Cub Scouts these days”

I didn’t know Patraeus was gay /s


14 posted on 06/19/2014 5:58:58 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Agreed. To help with anything this traitor has to stay now.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 6:00:01 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: VerySadAmerican

“”Hillary called him Betray Us””

Never could understand that. It has since been revealed that they were drinking buddies and pretty close as to confer with one another on different matters. What games they do play in DC. I felt sorry for him when she did that - HA! He’s come out in defense of her re: Benghazi. Go figure! Don’t think much of him any longer!


16 posted on 06/19/2014 6:00:25 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: sheikdetailfeather

there is no time for “If”

Send B-52 and carpet bomb anything that remotely looks like organized military activity in the ISIS controlled areas .

Use UAVs for FACs


17 posted on 06/19/2014 6:04:54 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: sheikdetailfeather
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18 posted on 06/19/2014 6:08:50 PM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I’d like to see the loser patraeus go down on a bomb like Slim Pickens in Dr Strangelove.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 6:09:34 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’m confused-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3169963/posts

Petraeus: US Cannot Be Air Force For Iraq Militias ( Sunni vs Shia )


20 posted on 06/19/2014 6:19:43 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Targeted Strikes is playing war, and making making sure no one gets hurt.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: hal ogen

Petraeus could have run for POTUS at one time , yet he thrw it all away in becoming a sycophant for Obama and diving for pootang under his desk .

Where is the truly great man that keeps all of his honor in tact about him ?

I suggest General James Conway USMC (ret)


22 posted on 06/19/2014 6:31:02 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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