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US Begins Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq
ABC ^

Posted on 08/07/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT by Perdogg

The United States is sending cargo planes to drop pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to stranded Iraqi citizens threatened by the militant Islamic group ISIS, U.S. officials said today.

The air drop mission has begun, officials told ABC News

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: humanitarianairdrop; iraqichristians; isisiraq

1 posted on 08/07/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Berlin.


2 posted on 08/07/2014 3:37:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Perdogg

Drop bacon grease to rub on their bullets.


3 posted on 08/07/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Perdogg

We need to do some “humanitarian” carpet bombing at the same time.

We were told that the US was not at war with Islam — but Islam is at war with us, and the rest of the civilized world.


4 posted on 08/07/2014 3:37:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

Gotta do SOMEthing with all those Meals Refused by Ethiopians (MREs).


5 posted on 08/07/2014 3:37:58 PM PDT by normbal (normbal. socialist occupied Maryland)
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To: Perdogg

Airdrops only effective in defensible areas.

Who will defend these areas?


6 posted on 08/07/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Perdogg
The Berlin Airlift, 1948–1949, took several months.

The psycho, criminal Islamists are crowded together. A few MOABs will solve the ISIS problem in short order.

7 posted on 08/07/2014 3:40:14 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Big difference, we had troops on the ground in Berlin to distribute the goods.

Just dropping them is asking for trouble as people fight over the goods.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 3:42:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

The Obama airlift. Quiche, a fine Merlot, roasted oysters, Lemon Chiffon pie and a healthy salad.

Opps. Sorry. That is the White House dinner menu.

MRE’s for the masses in Iraq. They are actually good, according to my son who ate one a day during operations in Iraq. Sandstorm of biblical proportions stopped all ground supply operations, even in the 100 mile long convoy he was driving in. MREs came through.

The only thing Obama is going to drop is the phase, “Drop Dead” to our Kurdish allies and refugee Shiites and other ethnic minorities fleeing from the Hitlerian ISIS.

Shades of the Cambodia/Laos/S. Vietnam sell-out by the Democrats, esp. the racist from Arkansas, Sen. Fulbright, Sen. Church, Sen. McGovern, and the reds in the House, when they cut funding for all US air ops in Indochina after August 1973. Gave Hanoi and the Khmer Rouge the red light to go on the offensive, just as Obama’s sudden withdrawal from Iraq has given ISIS the “green light” to launch their religious genocidal offensive.

Obama: GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES AND COWARDICE!


9 posted on 08/07/2014 3:45:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Perdogg

I hope we included AKs and ammo so these people can defend themselves.


10 posted on 08/07/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT by bimboeruption (REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!)
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To: michael savage

The powers that be must have heard your show today.


11 posted on 08/07/2014 3:51:04 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Perdogg

Better late then never I guess. It has been going on for about 2 months already. So we know now that Obama has a 2 month decision time response. The perfect person to be in charge of the football.


12 posted on 08/07/2014 3:54:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Perdogg
CNN just reported some Iraqi leader said bombing was also going on.
13 posted on 08/07/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: Perdogg

I hope this story is true. It can’t be soon enough, for water and food.

Shocking the WH spxmn, Earnest Josh, didn’t know anything about this action, but stood there like a loon saying the administration was, “concerned”, and watching this development.


14 posted on 08/07/2014 3:58:13 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: All

Now CNN says the Iraqi Air Force is bombing ISIS.


15 posted on 08/07/2014 4:02:02 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: McGruff

With that food, they should also be dropping ammo for the Kurds.


16 posted on 08/07/2014 4:10:13 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

John Bolton on FNC saying air drops are the least effective method of providing aid.


17 posted on 08/07/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: Perdogg

Let’s hope there’s a few pallets of grenades and other ammo to kill ISIS with, because they are going to want those MRE’s.


18 posted on 08/07/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Perdogg

So after the Islamists finish the slaughter they can eat. Killing is simply famishing.


19 posted on 08/07/2014 4:25:39 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Perdogg

It is the least Obama could do. And I really mean the least.


20 posted on 08/07/2014 4:53:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Perdogg
To anyone :

Did I distinctly remember hearing Obama, or his minions, say years ago that if there were problems in Iraq, we would keep people there to take care of it? Or am I confused?

21 posted on 08/07/2014 4:55:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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Nothing will tarnish Obama’s pristine objections to Dubya’s Iraq operations.


22 posted on 08/07/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dfwgator

Given that ISIS is armed with AKs or worse. This could likely turn into a massacre of anyone trying to pick up the food, unless Iraqi troops or some other ground force is supporting the refugees.


23 posted on 08/07/2014 5:28:47 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: McGruff

The Iraqis were begging for help and we wouldn’t give it to them. They even tried to drop water for these people but they weren’t able to reach them. And the US was refusing to support them (the Iraqis).

What happened? Who made Obama allow support for the non-Islamist side?


24 posted on 08/07/2014 6:26:08 PM PDT by livius
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25 posted on 08/07/2014 6:26:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: livius

The “Optics” were making him look bad and dropping supplies is the one thing that gives the least amount of support. Now all those voices, even and now including, over the past day or two, Libtard ones, demanding he “do something” can be answered.


26 posted on 08/07/2014 6:41:14 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

You know, I think you are right; he is going to keep them alive long enough for isis to get to them and claim their muzzie prize.


27 posted on 08/07/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Probably. With Bambi, the optics are all.

And he can’t be accused of supporting Christians, since this tribe is an odd group that still practices a pre-Christian pagan religion, so I guess that means it’s probably easier for him to permit support for them.

That said, I wonder where the pressure came from for him to permit this. He’s a total dictator and doesn’t allow the military to do their job. This move is not consistent with his pro-Islamist policies, so who is responsible for it?


28 posted on 08/07/2014 7:08:35 PM PDT by livius
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To: bimboeruption
drop off supplies with a cargo drone
29 posted on 08/07/2014 8:39:14 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Perdogg

These drops will be scattered all over. The only way to ensure a pinpoint drop is to come in “slow and low” so that the target drop site is hit. Doing so would make our aircraft very vulnerable to ground fire. Without sufficient preparatory bombing and continual air support to defend these cargo planes this would be suicide.

Of course if Obama wants to drop stuff for the sake of dropping it so that the media thinks he is doing some good....


30 posted on 08/08/2014 9:56:10 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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