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The United States Doesn't Know With Certainty Who Just Launched Airstrikes in Iraq
Slate ^ | 25 June 2014 | Ben Mathis-Lilley

Posted on 06/25/2014 2:21:52 PM PDT by Lorianne

United States officials are not entirely confident they know who is behind the airstrikes being reported against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces in western Iraq. From ABC News:

According to the U.S. official, the United States has “pretty good information that the Syrians are behind the fighter aircraft bombing in western Al Anbar,” a province in Iraq that includes the Syrian border. The official said the United States is still trying to gather more information that Syria was behind the strikes...

A U.S. official also said it was not clear whether the Iraqi government requested or authorized Syrian air strikes in Iraqi territory.

The Wall Street Journal reported confidently this morning that Syrian planes carried out the attacks—which killed at least 50 people—and it seems improbable that any other group would have the motive or the means to strike in that area. But the WSJ also wrote that U.S. officials "weren't able to confirm" Syria's involvement.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: airstrike; dither; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isis; leadingfrombehind; obama; quagmire; syria

1 posted on 06/25/2014 2:21:52 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Go back to bed Barack. Reggie’s bringing you some warm milk.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 2:23:04 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Lorianne

Chaos cuts both ways, Barry. You might overwhelm the system, but then the system won’t be there to protect you anymore.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 2:24:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Lorianne

We spend more on our military than ALL THE REST OF THE WORLD combined and we don’t know who bombed who in a vital region? Where’s that $500+ billion going, to promote gay rights?


4 posted on 06/25/2014 2:24:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Lorianne

They will be able to tell us after they watch the news tonight.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Lorianne

We don’t know much of anything.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 2:24:46 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Lorianne

Bullshiite! Anybody know how many people died during antiwar Obama’s regime?


7 posted on 06/25/2014 2:28:02 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Lorianne

uhhhh....isn’t someone finally blowing up ISIS a good thing?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 2:31:42 PM PDT by grania
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To: Lorianne

“The United States Doesn’t Know With Certainty Who Just Launched Airstrikes in Iraq”

DANG!!! Obama did the eenee meenee, but forgot the mynee, and the mo.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 2:35:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Lorianne

Cluster.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 2:36:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: grania

Not if your a Sunni Muslim (Obama).


11 posted on 06/25/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was Anbar....... there’s nothing and practically nobody there to detect the id of the planes.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 2:41:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Lorianne

13 posted on 06/25/2014 2:50:15 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

“The official said, “The United States is still trying to gather more information that Syria was behind the strikes...”....

If that “information gathering” takes as long to get information FROM the gubmint, think how long it will take to GET the information in the first place. They are probably waiting to read it in the newspapers. (sarc)


14 posted on 06/25/2014 3:01:39 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: grania

It is to me and I don’t care who it is just as long as they keep doing it.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 3:09:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Does anyone else get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that Baracko is in charge?


16 posted on 06/25/2014 3:13:12 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Lorianne

The United States Doesn’t Know With Certainty Who Just Launched Airstrikes in Iraq

OMG! They can just not stop lying......
Wonder if anyone at all in Washington remembers to to speak the truth...


17 posted on 06/25/2014 3:14:32 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’d like to find out it is someone other than us, who is also just getting started.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Lorianne

19 posted on 06/25/2014 3:39:38 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Lorianne

Well, I’m sure the MSM will let little Barry know as soon as he wakes up from his drug induced coma.

And he will be dutifully surprised and shocked I’m sure. And will work, with laser like focus, to get to the bottom of it. Just as soon as he finishes he round of golf.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 3:57:42 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Lorianne

It would need to be somebody with fighter aircraft, wouldn’t it? That sort of narrows it down. And if it wasn’t us, does it matter?


21 posted on 06/25/2014 4:01:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Lorianne

My thoughts - could Israel have convinced Syria to look the other way, just this once? Enemy of my enemy and whatnot? The “uncertainty” on the US’s part is either genuine (Israel may not have let us in on this) or convenient.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 4:36:52 PM PDT by AirForceBrat23
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To: Lorianne

23 posted on 06/27/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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