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Islamic State Militants Mass North of Baghdad
Reuters via Newsweek ^ | 8/14/14 at 5:02 PM

Posted on 08/14/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT by GonzoII

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are massing near the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa, 122 km (73 miles) north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said, in an apparent bid to broaden their front with Kurdish peshmerga fighters.

The Sunni militants have made a dramatic push through the north to a position near Arbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

The movement around Qara Tappa suggests they are getting more confident and seeking to grab more territory closer to the capital after stalling in that region.

"The Islamic State is massing its militants near Qara Tappa," said one of the security sources. "It seems they are going to broaden their front with the Kurdish fighters."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; iraq; isis; isisiraq; kurdistan; kurds; peshmerga; yazidi; yazidis
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A good opportunity for airstrikes.
1 posted on 08/14/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Yep, and Obama will want to be “cautious”.


2 posted on 08/14/2014 11:10:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: GonzoII

A target rich environment but Obooma says we are all a-ok in Iraq, crisis over, back to golf.


3 posted on 08/14/2014 11:11:22 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: GonzoII

For anybody with a working air force, this is called “An Opportunity.”


4 posted on 08/14/2014 11:13:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: cripplecreek

If I was an Iraqi and feeling threatened, I’d mozy ASAP over to the Baghdad golf course. If Ø is gonna send help, surely that will be kept safe.


5 posted on 08/14/2014 11:13:45 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: GonzoII

Obama said , Don’t worry ,they are just back to school shoppers


6 posted on 08/14/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: GonzoII


7 posted on 08/14/2014 11:14:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GonzoII

Really. How can the civilized world not respond to that target?.....again.


8 posted on 08/14/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT by grania
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To: GonzoII

My thoughts exactly. These guys have to expose themselves sometime if they want more territory. I don’t understand what makes it so difficult to vaporize them.


9 posted on 08/14/2014 11:15:21 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: GonzoII


10 posted on 08/14/2014 11:16:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GonzoII

We are too late and probably do not have the ordinates in place ... Prayers to be wrong.


11 posted on 08/14/2014 11:17:54 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

“A good opportunity for airstrikes.”

Indeed, mass = targets.

One rule of N (where N is a large number) unknown to the Dork-O-dent, our State Department of Idiots, and the vast majority of our congressCRITTERS.


12 posted on 08/14/2014 11:18:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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13 posted on 08/14/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GonzoII

A source claimed ISIS is attacking Kirkuk southwest of Arbil. Hmm..after failing to take Arbil directly go at the flanks.


14 posted on 08/14/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: GonzoII

B-52 time...


15 posted on 08/14/2014 11:21:20 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: GonzoII

If Americans could be prosecuted they would be prosecuted for political gain, regardless of their innocence. Our mistake was in picking the wrong man to lead the government. (In truth, I’m not sure there is a right man.)


16 posted on 08/14/2014 11:22:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Cap Huff

ping.


17 posted on 08/14/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: GonzoII

But Obama said today he won the War!


18 posted on 08/14/2014 11:23:56 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Little Ray

Obama’s bitch is Dempsey, he will see no bombing opportunity.


19 posted on 08/14/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: gleeaikin

ping ... Tell me something please.


20 posted on 08/14/2014 11:25:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

I heard a rumor that Notre Dame beat Islamic State in water polo.


21 posted on 08/14/2014 11:25:59 AM PDT by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: GonzoII

Notice Obama is now backing off to let ISIS finish their job


22 posted on 08/14/2014 11:33:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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23 posted on 08/14/2014 11:36:32 AM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: GonzoII

Good.
Gets them all in one place.
Fewer bombs needed.
Gotta save money, ya know.....................


24 posted on 08/14/2014 11:38:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

You really think Obama is going to do anything?

He’s already declared victory.


25 posted on 08/14/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Fuel-air bomb?.................


26 posted on 08/14/2014 11:40:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: GeronL

They’re biggest goal IMO is to overrun the US Embassy in Baghdad...which I think will happen. The only reason airstrikes were ordered in the north was because of the media reporting all those people getting killed by those slime. If they head straight to Baghdad the media will wait to film the evacuation. To the sixties commies, that will be orgasmic...you just watch!


27 posted on 08/14/2014 11:40:50 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: dfwgator

I can dream, can’t I?........................


28 posted on 08/14/2014 11:46:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: gr8eman
They’re biggest goal IMO is to overrun the US Embassy in Baghdad...which I think will happen

I predicted that when Bush signed the SOFA.

29 posted on 08/14/2014 11:47:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GonzoII

Good. If we had someone running this country who knew what he was doing, the bombers would already be very busy.


30 posted on 08/14/2014 11:48:52 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: GonzoII

The ducks are on the pond, and they will be hit soon.


31 posted on 08/14/2014 11:49:38 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: no-to-illegals

You’re wrong.


32 posted on 08/14/2014 11:50:19 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: dfwgator

What? We have never had a SOFA with Iraq.


33 posted on 08/14/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S.%E2%80%93Iraq_Status_of_Forces_Agreement


34 posted on 08/14/2014 11:52:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: elhombrelibre

As I said hope am wrong ...


35 posted on 08/14/2014 11:53:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

Yes, that would be what any good tactician would want his enemy to do. Mass into one cohesive group. The better to annihilate them with one-fell swoop.


36 posted on 08/14/2014 11:59:17 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Yep. This isn’t Vietnam with jungles and tunnels. It’s open desert.


37 posted on 08/14/2014 12:00:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: dfwgator

Okay, we did have a SOFA. I didn’t know it when I was there. And what was it you predicted when Bush signed the SOFA?


38 posted on 08/14/2014 12:11:18 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

Where’s Curtis Lemay when we need him?


39 posted on 08/14/2014 12:11:43 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: elhombrelibre

That one day we would have to evacuate the Embassy like we did in Saigon in 75.


40 posted on 08/14/2014 12:12:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: elhombrelibre

your choice.


41 posted on 08/14/2014 12:16:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: dfwgator

The rabid Bush-haters, ala Nixon haters in the 70s, just can’t help themselves. They’ll create a distraction, likely with their commie buddies in the UN to keep us from taking these scum out. Obama does not care at all...in fact, I think he wants it to happen. Everything I’ve noticed points to this ultimate goal.


42 posted on 08/14/2014 12:33:55 PM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: 3Fingas

Obama knows what he’s doing. His plan is going just how he intended. Nobody who loves America has stepped up to foil any of his plans. Or at least none of them who did are still in military leadership positions... By now, in the critical stages of his plan, the America lovers have been purged out of leadership positions in the military...


43 posted on 08/14/2014 12:42:53 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: GonzoII

Which exactly why there will be none.


44 posted on 08/14/2014 1:46:08 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GonzoII

Which exactly why there will be none.


45 posted on 08/14/2014 1:46:08 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rfreedom4u

And Col. Tibbets ...


46 posted on 08/14/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: GonzoII

All those American lives.

Thank you, 0bama, you POS.

This is a FUBAR gasp-worthy development.


47 posted on 08/14/2014 1:48:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Da Coyote
Indeed, mass = targets.

in black toyota pickups wearing black power ranger outfits

48 posted on 08/14/2014 1:51:08 PM PDT by alrea
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To: GonzoII

“A good opportunity for airstrikes.”

Hopefully, the Iranians and Russians will have a turkey shoot and slaughter the IS/ISIS serial killers.

They will not the ROE’s that our pilots would have even if Obozo/Jarrett/Brennan let them go after these killers.


49 posted on 08/14/2014 2:02:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Anybody, who thinks they can win by becoming the Left has already lost.)
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To: GonzoII

It’s MOAB TIME!!!!


50 posted on 08/14/2014 2:11:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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