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President approves mission to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq
Fox News ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Fox News

Posted on 08/07/2014 6:06:35 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

President Obama has approved a mission to to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq for the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop in the country's north after Islamic militants forced them to flee, senior U.S. officials told Fox News Thursday night.

However, the officials said the air drops had not yet begun.

If all goes well, they said, the mission will be completed following a single pass of U.S. military cargo jets. The officials did not disclose the planes' starting point due to host nation sensitivities.

It was possible the mission also could include air strikes to protect those delivering the aid and dissuade militants from stealing the supplies.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humanitarianairdrop; iraqi; iraqichristians; isis; isisiraq; obama
Prayers up for the heroic air crews flying these C-17's . May they all complete their mission and return to base with no losses and no damages or injuries . I pray the CAP has zero ROEs .
1 posted on 08/07/2014 6:06:35 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

how about bombing the perverted muzzies and while you’re doing that, set helicoptors down to pick these people up....we’ll take them here in America.....


2 posted on 08/07/2014 6:08:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: LeoWindhorse

While I agree with attempting to deliver these humanitarian supplies, I have a bad feeling about this.


3 posted on 08/07/2014 6:12:53 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: LeoWindhorse

Obama creates a disaster then tries to get credit for doing a small cleanup on aisle 5.

Economy
Health care
Iraq

Anything Obama touches turns to dung. Then he wants applause for waiting a year or two, then getting some paper towels and picking up a portion of that dung.

Pathetic.


4 posted on 08/07/2014 6:14:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: johniegrad
A single pass with no commitment for aerial support?

The Commander & Chief version of voting 'present'.

5 posted on 08/07/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: LeoWindhorse

Air drop?

IPhone and obamacare waivers?

What the hell good are they gonna do?

If that’s what passes for humanitarian these days

W.A.S.S.


6 posted on 08/07/2014 6:18:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Air drop went in just now


7 posted on 08/07/2014 6:19:50 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Well I guess the way this administration thinks its better to have your head chopped off if you at least had something to eat before they do it. You might say we are serving their last meals.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 6:19:52 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: cherry
we’ll take them here in America.....

Kindly leave YOUR address for where they can be taken. Leave the rest of "America" out of this.

9 posted on 08/07/2014 6:20:41 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: cherry

——set helicoptors down to pick these people up....we’ll take them here in America.....-——

Way easier said than done.....you are talking about picking up literally thousands of people in aircraft that are sitting ducks to missile fire....

Better yet drop them loads of small arms and weapons to fight these worthless scum sucking dog feces...


10 posted on 08/07/2014 6:21:27 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cherry

The perverted muzzies may just mix with the people stuck on the mountain and use them as human shields, as can be expected from these honorable bearded barbarians, which will make the job of the “good guys” even more difficult.


11 posted on 08/07/2014 6:22:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: LeoWindhorse

0bama’s going to stop humanitarian aid?


12 posted on 08/07/2014 6:23:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Popman

I think obama wants to give the Christian their last meal.


13 posted on 08/07/2014 6:23:22 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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14 posted on 08/07/2014 6:23:50 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: LeoWindhorse

Give him a parachute and send him at the same time.


15 posted on 08/07/2014 6:26:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

You tapped into CIA live feeds?


16 posted on 08/07/2014 6:29:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hate C130s, shake the living begeeses out of ya..

They should send PUFFs instead


17 posted on 08/07/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The US should bomb the Islamic State, gain control of the Mosul Dam, and arm our friends the Kurdish Peshmerga to defend the Kurds, Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities. Forget a united Iraq. The Kurds should have their own nation.

Forget about “Islamic Democracy” and the “Arab Spring”. That has led to Gaza, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the terrorist uprisings in Syria and Libya. Rule by Kings and more secular military dictators has been better for most Arabs, and particularly non-Salafist minorities.


18 posted on 08/07/2014 6:32:35 PM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The article does not explicitly say, but implies, that the refugees are Christians. Notably, the article does not clarify what the “humanitarian aid” actually is. If the minorities are Christian, I’m guessing that the “aid” will end up being several Qurans, and nothing more. If the minorities are Shiites or anti-ISIS Sunnis, the “aid” will probably include armaments.

I’m not sure whether Soetoro prefers the Sunnis or the Shiites (perhaps he prefers both), but I do know that he has a pathological hatred of Christians. If he directly approved this mission, he did so because he thinks it will benefit the Islamic faction of his choosing.


19 posted on 08/07/2014 6:35:27 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Rainier1789

I agree with your strategy 100%


20 posted on 08/07/2014 6:42:21 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: johniegrad

Most of it will “accidentally” drop into the hands of ISIS.


21 posted on 08/07/2014 6:48:46 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Popman

Aside from that, Christian in this case does not mean what the media would like you to believe. It is “not Jewish, and not Muslim.”


22 posted on 08/07/2014 6:50:58 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Popman

I hope those people are armed out the whaazoo.


23 posted on 08/07/2014 6:51:57 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Will the food the US drops be approved by Michelle..


24 posted on 08/07/2014 6:59:16 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: All

The only headline I want to see in regard to this clown of a president is “ President to Wipe Out ISIS “.

This is the biggest group of monsters running around the Middle East.


25 posted on 08/07/2014 7:09:06 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Popman
Better yet drop them loads of small arms and weapons...

Along with at least a billion hollow point bullets - at least would be put to a good cause.

26 posted on 08/07/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: LeoWindhorse

AMEN... agreeing with you in prayer that our crews will return home safe and the aid will be delivered to those in need.


27 posted on 08/07/2014 7:41:01 PM PDT by pollywog ( " O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: LeoWindhorse

Why did I think WKRP?
“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly...”


28 posted on 08/07/2014 8:09:24 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: cherry

“....we’ll take them here in America.....”

Knock it off.

Think about what you said before you respond to my statement.


29 posted on 08/07/2014 8:16:03 PM PDT by chulaivn66 (Meine antwort ist nein. Ende der Debatte.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Drop M4’s, ammo, and claymores.


30 posted on 08/08/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: LeoWindhorse

And he’s announcing this ahead of time because? What a moron.


31 posted on 08/08/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Objective Scrutator
The group surrounded on the mountain are not Christians. That is why they keep on saying religious minorities.

...but this ISIS needs to be destroyed, My God they are beheading children.

32 posted on 08/08/2014 12:23:14 PM PDT by mware
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