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Troops surround Baghdad ‘Green Zone’ as embattled Prime Minister Maliki appears to cling to power
News.com.au ^ | 8-10-2014 | News.com

Posted on 08/10/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by tcrlaf

UNCONFIRMED reports suggest troops have sealed off Baghdad’s “Green Zone” in an apparent coup.

Controversial Iraqi PM Maliki won a fresh round of elections, but does not hold a clear majority in parliament.

He technically remains prime minister until parliament sits and votes.

But Mr Maliki has this morning lashed out against his opponents, calling them “ministers for ISIS”.

“Today I will file a formal complaint to the federal court against the president,” he said, in a surprise address at midnight Iraq time.

Controversial Iraqi PM Maliki won a fresh round of elections, but does not hold a clear majority in parliament.

He technically remains prime minister until parliament sits and votes.

But Mr Maliki has this morning lashed out against his opponents, calling them “ministers for ISIS”.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; coup; iraq; isis; maliki
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First "Major" media report about a possible Coup currently underway in Baghdad

More as it comes....

1 posted on 08/10/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

CNN now reporting as “BREAKING”


2 posted on 08/10/2014 3:12:14 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

If Maliki truly opposes ISIS, I have no problem with being a dictator if that’s what it takes. Now is not the time for factional fighting when the country is falling apart.


3 posted on 08/10/2014 3:14:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

Sheesh. Don’t worry though. Obama is on the golf course.


4 posted on 08/10/2014 3:15:10 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tcrlaf

5 posted on 08/10/2014 3:17:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: tcrlaf

Iraq needs a strong man. Preferably someone a lot more enlightened than was Hussein.


6 posted on 08/10/2014 3:19:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder if Obama will even stop golfing…?


7 posted on 08/10/2014 3:20:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

“I wonder if Obama will even stop golfing…?”

“Paging Mr. Obama! Please pick up the White Courtesy Phone in the Clubhouse”

Hey Manuel, jump in a cart and run out to the ninth hole, and tell the weird guy he has a 3AM Phone call.


8 posted on 08/10/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

[Sarcasm, in case anyone needs clarity]
The president, contrary to popular opinion, is not in fact doing nothing during this crisis. He already dispatched the secretaries of state and homeland security to study the situation, take notes, and provide recommendations for improvement... he’s hoping for a much smoother operation next time this kind of action is tried ... Jan 2017.
[/sarcasm]


9 posted on 08/10/2014 3:28:27 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: tcrlaf

It won’t be long until Bagdad is under 16 foot of water. Isis has the control of the dam


10 posted on 08/10/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: sunny48

WHO LOST IRAQ?


11 posted on 08/10/2014 3:32:03 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: sunny48

“It won’t be long until Bagdad is under 16 foot of water. Isis has the control of the dam”

Probably not in August.
Not enough water behind the dams.


12 posted on 08/10/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

shades of ‘nam and the fall under JFK... or is it?

More runamuck CIA sponsored activities?

I thought we already them boys in line?

Gollllly. Oh well. I’m sure Pres__ent PhotoOpObama is keeping abreast of developments.. if not actively transparently orchestrating the debacle he has turned Iraq into.


13 posted on 08/10/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: tcrlaf
The present administration in Washington is desperate to keep it's precious hands washed, though they wanted the job so badly and cling to the illusion of what they believe to be "power" so tenaciously.

If all this weren't so heart attack serious as the Reichstag Fire, it might even be entertaining.

14 posted on 08/10/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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Just in! Obama located.



All contributions are for the current quarter expenses. FReepathon day 40.

Two percent a day keeps the 404 away.

15 posted on 08/10/2014 4:01:38 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: tcrlaf

>>...as outgoing Prime Minister Maliki appears to cling to power<<

Outgoing? Cling to power?

Lil confused. Is he is or is he ain’t?


16 posted on 08/10/2014 4:24:43 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: tcrlaf

The US (some guy in government) Stated Support for the President and a new PM


17 posted on 08/10/2014 4:45:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf; gaijin
as I posted on another thread

CNN attempted to call the White House for comment but after a few rings they got a recorded message.

"Hi, We're not home right now, we are taking our bi-monthly luxury vacation, this one to lovely and white Martha's Vineyard where there are no illegal aliens. If this call is important enough just leave a message after the beep and I'll get back to you in a few weeks... one more Mojito, Garson!"

18 posted on 08/10/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: servantboy777

lol

He is a very outgoing extrovert


19 posted on 08/10/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

tweet i just ran across but can’t confirm it

#Iraq - #Maliki URGENT :: US mil-Chinook-AC leave Green Zone, laden with staff & advisers accompanied by jets & Apache aircraft 2 #Jordan

Mike


20 posted on 08/10/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: servantboy777

Well, al-Maliki is SUPPOSED to be outgoing. He seems to have had a change of heart.


21 posted on 08/10/2014 5:32:54 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; ...

Ping, looks like all he’ll is breaking loose , watch for Iran to offer help soon and then keep an eye on Ukraine as Putin will use this as a great opportunity to send in peace keepers. Crazy times my friends.


22 posted on 08/10/2014 5:38:02 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink
...”Crazy times my friends”.....

It's all prerequisite for God's ultimate judgment.... Islam will continue to rise in the ME because nobody is willing to assist the US in Iraq militarily now.... Looks to me like the Almighty is permitting things to run their course in the ME.....regardless of how we think America should intervein or not. .... I don't think we can slow this down as too many Muslims in the ME are very supportive of the Caliphate even if some of them aren't directly supporting ISIS way of going about establishing it. ISIS has now declared itself "a state" not a movement.....that is huge to Muslims.

23 posted on 08/10/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf
Iraq Situation Report: August 10, 2014....by ISW Iraq Team


24 posted on 08/10/2014 5:50:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

25 posted on 08/10/2014 5:53:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf

With ISIS controlling most of the country I guess the only place to hole up would be in Baghdad. Sounds like he is resisting the US Sunni Muslim president’s request for change of PMs.


26 posted on 08/10/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: tcrlaf

Reported a heavily escorted chinock left the green zone...


27 posted on 08/10/2014 6:08:30 PM PDT by caww
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To: MikeinMotley

I’m seeing this as well....and one specific Chinook heavily escorted.


28 posted on 08/10/2014 6:09:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Agreed, the ISIS flag s being flow in many countries in the communities that support them. I am with you it becomes more clear everyday that the religion of peace may very well be the vehicle that Alinsky’s mentor uses to facilitate the end times.


29 posted on 08/10/2014 6:14:18 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

CNN reporting that the US supports Iraq President...NOT Maliki”

Coup happening IMO at this hour.


30 posted on 08/10/2014 6:21:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: crosslink
I did a refresher study today on end times etc. Because the push by ISIS in forming itself as a state is so significant....

I simply cannot see the Muslim nations stopping this.....anymore than we saw the violent take over of Maidan in Ukraine stopping. Too many supported it regardless of the violence and death..........how much more so will Muslims support ISIS because this IS their chance to formulate the Caliphate and their passion is driven by their determination to rule 'via their religious aspirations'.

When religion drives a movement as Islam does it's people...they will always support it...never oppose it.

31 posted on 08/10/2014 6:27:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: crosslink

I know we speak truly and harshly about Ali-bama....but really it’s God who establishes leaders... and in order for things to move as they are in the ME now it had to be a weak US leader in order to keep our footprint ‘out of’ the affairs we see happening now.

That is not to say my disdain for Obama isn’t justified...but when you know what’s coming you can understand why some things happen we don’t especially want to see happening.

Same with Russia and China’s moves now....these would not occur without a weak US President. The shifting of the entire region over there is moving in line with what will occur down the road.....how far God will allow this to go remains to be seen....he has slowed things down in the past as we know.


32 posted on 08/10/2014 6:33:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

You have given me much to pray and reflect on. This does help in understanding some of the recent events.

I wanted to ask you if this does turn into a big media event and all eyes are on Iraq Monday do you see Putin marching into Ukraine to help “keep the peace” knowing Bambi is golfing


33 posted on 08/10/2014 6:56:40 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: caww

When religion drives a movement as Islam does it’s people...they will always support it...never oppose it.

imo it’s not a “religion” it’s a demonic cult(made up, counterfeit,heretic invention) and imo the eastern orthodox church will end up defeating isl.a.m. history always repeats itself, when it’s ignored.

Mike


34 posted on 08/10/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: crosslink

I watch Putin because eventually he’s going to be cut down hard when he moves toward Israel....his military will take a huge beating but in time will again gain it’s strength for the final battle.

I watch the relationship between Putin and China carefully as I don’t think China is going to stand by if Nato goes to war against Putin.

As for how far Putin will go in Ukraine...IMO he’s already writing them off .... if Ukraine was all significant to him ,other than a buffer zone, he would have already gone in. He can keep the east ‘in conflict’ which will stop the US/EU/Nato/ expansion to his very border...yet maintain a buffer zone.

Kiev cut it’s own throat because the Eu isn’t going to take them into Nato.... anymore than when they disarmed they came to Ukraine’s rescue. It’s a failed state and will remain a debtor nation. Nobody wants it...just their resources.


35 posted on 08/10/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT by caww
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To: MikeinMotley

No..that won’t happen...the church won’t be defeating Islam....God will by his own mighty hand when the time comes.

If you research their agenda’s and believe system, you will find most everything concerning their end times is a counterfeit of Christianity....and why so many will yield to Islam as we see the beginnings of now.

Islam is ‘an ideology that masks as a religion with a heavy militant wing. Their entire lives are dictated by what they “believe” Islam is not what we know it to be. It doesn’t matter to them how we see it...just as long as we yield to it...one way or another.

What is interesting now is thus far no other nations are willing to militarily go with the US to destroy them. That because few understand nor have they identified the enemy Islam is. They see this as just another conflict to overcome....and it could very well be not just another conflict as it’s shaping out to be “something else” altogether.


36 posted on 08/10/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: crosslink

Bump


37 posted on 08/10/2014 8:25:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: dfwgator

Maliki is probably one of the reasons why ISIS is doing so well. He stacked the Iraqi army with his political cronies after the US pulled its troops out. Competent, American trained officers were replaced with men who’s only interest was stealing everything that wasn’t nailed down. He alienated the Kurds and Sunni groups that had allied with the central government. Even as ISIS was starting to surround Baghdad, he kept ordering the remnants of the Iraqi Army into assault after futile assault against Tikrit. At the same time, he was completely paranoid about the Kurds, blaming them for this disaster and refusing to give them supplies, their share of oil money, or military co-operation.


38 posted on 08/10/2014 10:05:57 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Actually the fall was under Nixon. I have always thought one reason JFK was killed was because he was reluctant to up the action in Vietnam. Who were the interests who were going to get the $1 billion development contract on Cam Ran Bay (or something like that). Remember when Eisenhower said, “beware the military/industrial complex?” Follow the money. Last decade it was Halliburton and Blackwater, who is it now?


39 posted on 08/10/2014 11:35:09 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: dfwgator; All

It doesn’t matter if Maliki tryly opposes ISIS, his heavy handed, even brutal treatment of Sunnis has made him the wrong person to cure factional fighting.


40 posted on 08/10/2014 11:37:22 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: caww; no-to-illegals; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; All

Thanks for the informative map on the 8/10/14 Iraq situation.


41 posted on 08/10/2014 11:47:50 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: caww; no-to-illegals; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; All

Thank you for another Iraq map showing control of terrain on 8/10/14. The current issue of Archeology has an interesting article on the 6,000 year continuous history of Arbil (Irbil).


42 posted on 08/10/2014 11:52:43 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

True.


43 posted on 08/10/2014 11:52:55 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: gleeaikin

True.


44 posted on 08/10/2014 11:52:55 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: crosslink

Yes, this definitely calls for several rounds of golf in the vineyard.


45 posted on 08/11/2014 7:35:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Now that the Kurds are selling oil directly to Turkey Baghdad is talking nice with them.

The Republic of Iraq is dead. It is being replaced by the federated autonomous states of Iraq. Which is what it should have been in 2006 like many experts recommended. Only the Kurds supported it at the time. The Shia and Sunni believed they’d prevail in a ‘winner take all’ federal republic. And where’s that gotten them?

The Sunni will settle for an autonomous state and so with the Shia. It’s just a matter of how badly they’ll bloody each other before accepting it.


46 posted on 08/11/2014 8:20:09 AM PDT by Justa
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To: gleeaikin

the original fall was when the CIA executed Diem as part of a coup. JFK was still kicking.

The aftermath was a long labored sad affair.

In the end, what is it always about? Oil.


47 posted on 08/11/2014 8:36:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: All

It saddens me every time I read anything about the Middle East and it includes the name of our president:

BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

My God, the idiot voters in this country!


48 posted on 08/11/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: gleeaikin

Thanks for the ping. Yes. The maps are informative.


49 posted on 08/11/2014 11:19:52 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; All

Way back when, someone told me there was oil off both Vietnam and Lebanon. But I still think construction and armament contracts were big.


50 posted on 08/11/2014 5:03:42 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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