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Obama Rejects Kurdsí Plea For Help Against Isis
Powerline ^ | 07/25/2014 | BY PAUL MIRENGOFF I

Posted on 07/27/2014 5:59:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Obama famously failed to act when warned that ISIS was preparing to mount an offensive in Western Iraq. This left ISIS free to conquer, with virtually no resistance, city after city in the defense of which American soldiers have shed blood.

Now Obama is receiving new warnings, this time from the Kurds in Northern Iraq. In fact, according to the Washington Post, the Kurds are “pleading for U.S. military aid.”

Unlike the Iraqi government, the Kurds possess a viable military that is prepared to fight ISIS. Indeed, they are fighting ISIS, and fairly effectively.

However, the Kurds now have a 650 mile border to defend, thanks to the abandonment of the area by Iraq’s military forces. Thus, the Kurdish forces are stretched extremely thin.

The Kurds should be receiving a share of the weapons the U.S. is supplying to the Iraqi government. But that, of course, isn’t happening. Mansour Barzani, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s intelligence and security chief, told the Post that Baghdad hasn’t provided “a single bullet.”

Meanwhile, says the Post, the ISIS forces attacking the Kurds have seized weapons worth hundreds of millions of dollars from retreating Iraqi soldiers. In effect, Baghdad is supplying ISIS while providing the Kurds with nothing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agenda; democrats; iraq; isis; kurdistan; kurds; obama

1 posted on 07/27/2014 5:59:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

By his deeds ye shall know him...

Alas Babylon, thy day of retribution comes nigh...


2 posted on 07/27/2014 6:03:05 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a Muslim. That’s where his sympathies lie, and the more Muslim (i.e., the more radical) the better. That explains a lot of his decisions: ISIS rather than the Kurds; Morsi rather than Al-Sisi; the Turkey/Qatar peace proposals which favor Hamas much more than the Egyptian ones; the endless Muslim outreach (infiltration, really) to appoint Muslims to positions of power in the US government.

And, he’s not just a Muslim. He’s a Marxist. He’s an LGBT fanboi (or maybe that’s just an Alinsky technique to get votes), and an obvious anti-white racist to boot.

The only things he seems to like about Western culture are golf, basketball, and hobnobbing with Hollywood stars.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 6:04:17 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

The Taliban is in the White House.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 6:05:39 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Chaguito

We are a country without a leader. My heart cries for America and her allies.


5 posted on 07/27/2014 6:07:36 AM PDT by pollywog ( " O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama wants the bad guys to win. They are Muslim BH aren’t they?


6 posted on 07/27/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: SeekAndFind
The Kurds are advocates of partitioning.

Its been a problem all along but now that the pipeline thru Turkey is in operation, the Kurds can get their oil onto the world market and keep all the money.

And this is one of the reasons that the Iraqi Sunnis are willing join with ISIS.

7 posted on 07/27/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: The Working Man

Hey! Who would want to retribute ME?


8 posted on 07/27/2014 6:11:21 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SeekAndFind

The Kurds- the folks who bought TV and print ads to thank the U.S. for freeing them from Saddam Hussein, the ones worth helping.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 6:11:34 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No surprise, Odunga refused to Drone ISIS when they were concentrated shortly after crossing into Iraq despite Iraqi Gov. request. I’m guessing Odunga doesn’t want to appear to be a double crosser after supplying ISIS to take on Assad. This clown would screw up holding an Ace and Jack in a game of 21, he would call it 11 and double down.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 6:12:09 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 6:12:54 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably just a coincidence.

12 posted on 07/27/2014 6:13:18 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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Sickening.


13 posted on 07/27/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SeekAndFind

.....”Obama failed to act”......

He left his office long time ago....(was he ever there in the first place?)


14 posted on 07/27/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Nothing will change until the people get together and stop it.


15 posted on 07/27/2014 6:16:04 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: SeekAndFind

they think Barack gives a damn about Christians or freedom?


16 posted on 07/27/2014 6:16:18 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: pollywog

Nero fiddled while Rome burned...Obama does while the world burns.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 6:17:00 AM PDT by caww
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To: SeekAndFind
The TURD won't help our friends the Kurds.
Figures.
That is why we call him ZERO.
18 posted on 07/27/2014 6:17:23 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything Is Broken- - - - RL Burnside.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, he is a marxist/moose-slum so it should not surprise anyone with a brain cell.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 6:22:13 AM PDT by newfreep (at)
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To: Alas Babylon!

LOL

From the book, Alas Babylon.

A favorite of mine as a kid. It made me do a lot of thinking about the world around me.


20 posted on 07/27/2014 6:27:42 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: JimRed

Thank you, America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifcx_Epa2gk


21 posted on 07/27/2014 6:29:21 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack told them, “So Sunni me.”


22 posted on 07/27/2014 6:34:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Kurds should be appealing to Russia for help with ISIS.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 6:34:40 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: DAC21

Obama is not a clown...He is doing exactly what he has wanted for some time...To effectively end the USA as we know it...
This ?man? knows exactly what he’s doing....


24 posted on 07/27/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: SeekAndFind
When ISIS Commandos are seen off the Nantucket coast, approaching the beech in 300 rubber dingys, will the President activate the Coast Guard and Armed Forces or will be be out on the golf green?
25 posted on 07/27/2014 6:46:20 AM PDT by Netz
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To: SeekAndFind

I support the Kurds


26 posted on 07/27/2014 6:47:21 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

We have a great opportunity using US airpower and Kurdish fighters to deal a huge defeat to al Qaeda, yet Obama acts as if this is a merely tactical matter of no greater consequence to him than how many Christians end up dead in Iraq. It’s shameful and stunning. The level of fatuousness of this man is nearly equal to his hubris.


27 posted on 07/27/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is there any doubt now? King Obama is a communists BLACK Muslim Traitor. He has issued in the total destruction of the middle east. And Countries like Russia, France, Germany, and many others are blind to their real enemies.
28 posted on 07/27/2014 6:55:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

The lamentations of the Kurdish women sound sweet in Obama’s ears.


29 posted on 07/27/2014 6:56:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: elhombrelibre
"The level of fatuousness of this man is nearly equal to his hubris."

Is it fatuous if he's chosen a side and it's not the side of the Kurds? If he's just stupid then he has an excuse, but what if it's calculated?

30 posted on 07/27/2014 6:57:33 AM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: JW1949
Our community organizer at work


31 posted on 07/27/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: SeekAndFind
From the Internet

The Kurdish people, or Kurds (Kurdish: کورد, Kurd), are an ethnic group in Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which are members of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages.

The Kurds number about 30 million, the majority living in West Asia, with significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey, in Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Russia, Lebanon and, in recent decades, some European countries and the United States.

The Kurds have had partial autonomy in Iraqi Kurdistan since 1991. Nationalist movements in the other Kurdish-populated countries (Turkey, Syria, Iran) push for Kurdish regional autonomy or the creation of a sovereign state.

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From Google:

Nearly three fifths of the Kurds, almost all Kurmanji-speakers, are today at least nominally Sunni Muslims of Shafiite rite. There are also some followers of mainstream Shiitem Islam among the Kurds, particularly in and around the cities of Kirmashan, to Hamadan and Bijar in southern and eastern Kurdistan and the Khurasan. These Shiite Kurds number around half a million.

THEIR loyalty SURE won't be to any "infidels" like us Christians. Why would it be?

32 posted on 07/27/2014 7:14:55 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

The Kurds are ignored to appease Turkey in a desperate attempt to keep the soon-to-be radicalized Muslim nation in NATO. Things are getting very dicey as the hits keep coming faster and faster. The whole world is in upheaval, and many assumptions are coming unglued.


33 posted on 07/27/2014 7:16:02 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: SeekAndFind; blueplum
(blueplum: courtesy ping)

Revisiting Kurdistan: 'If there is a success story in Iraq, it's here'

Google image search using terms: Saddam Kurds Genocide

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE KURDISH GENOCIDE

34 posted on 07/27/2014 7:28:33 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SeekAndFind
The Kurds are not his type, therefore Bathhouse Barry has no need for them.


35 posted on 07/27/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you want to know who the “good guys” are in the middle east, pay attention to the group to which obama extends help. The “good guy” are the other group.


36 posted on 07/27/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
And, he’s not just a Muslim. He’s a Marxist. He’s an LGBT fanboi (or maybe that’s just an Alinsky technique to get votes), and an obvious anti-white racist to boot.

Worth repeating!

He is the enemy in our camp. There was a time when there was a special way to deal with the enemy once discovered..................

37 posted on 07/27/2014 7:59:03 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“He’s a Muslim. “

You know, at one time, I thought that people who believed this were nuts and kooks.

I now apologize to those people.


38 posted on 07/27/2014 8:04:51 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Netz

Nah He will grant them refugee status.


39 posted on 07/27/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: The Working Man
Bush and Obama have that in common: They both abandon the Iraqi Kurds to massacre.
40 posted on 07/27/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Only thing you left out is that he hates America.


41 posted on 07/27/2014 8:29:14 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will always stand on the side of Satan.


42 posted on 07/27/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kurds may be the only friends that our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq have.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3185607/posts


43 posted on 07/27/2014 8:34:26 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s already said he was going to stand with his muzzy bros.


44 posted on 07/27/2014 8:37:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: 353FMG

“Kurds may be the only friends that our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq have.”

Which is why obama wont help them. I hope the kurds can hold out until after this november. And november of 2016.


45 posted on 07/27/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Republicans should make this a major issue in the upcoming elections, but I doubt that the GOP dares to associate themselves with Christianity the way Obama dares to connect himself with Islam.

After all, there is this PC opinion that Islam is a ROP but Christianity should not be discussed for fear of offending the ROP and our liberals.


46 posted on 07/27/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

We should help the Kurds!


47 posted on 07/27/2014 12:11:00 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: GingisK

Nevermind that Bush 41 was working with the UN in the Kuwaiti matter. B41 gets blamed for that, however unwarranted. If B43 could’ve stabilized Iraq, the Kurds would’ve been far better off. But that was hopeless given these subhumans.


48 posted on 07/27/2014 12:24:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: mac_truck
The Kurds should be appealing to Russia for help with ISIS.

Yep. Say what you will about Putin, he doesn't abandon his allies.

49 posted on 07/27/2014 2:01:00 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!"</i><p>)
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