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Despite U.S. Claims, Yazidis Say Crisis Is Not Over
New York Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | By Rod Nordland

Posted on 08/14/2014 10:50:18 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

ISTANBUL — Yazidi leaders and emergency relief officials on Thursday strongly disputed American claims that the siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq had been broken and that the crisis was effectively over, saying that tens of thousands of Yazidis remained on the mountain in desperate conditions.

On Wednesday, the United States military said that a small team of 18 Marines and Special Operations soldiers had completed an assessment of conditions on Mount Sinjar and found that most of the Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, had succeeded in escaping, and the numbers remaining were in the low thousands.

American officials said that the assessment meant American airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops, along with efforts by Kurdish pesh merga militiamen, were working and “an evacuation mission is far less likely,” in the words of the Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, on Wednesday.

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She (Vian Dakhil) estimated the number of Yazidis trapped on the southern flanks of Mount Sinjar at 70,000 to 80,000. . .

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


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqichristians; kurdistan; mullahfan; patbuchanan; pitchforkpat; yazidi; yazidis

1 posted on 08/14/2014 10:50:18 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee
OBungler is bored, his golf game sucks , and doesn't want to play CIC anymore this week,
So he has determined that the crisis is over
and the United States is done with helping anymore Christians.

See my tagline for further information

2 posted on 08/14/2014 10:56:08 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (FUBO; Obungler = The didler CIC)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well duh


3 posted on 08/14/2014 11:04:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

That’s it. He couldn’t stand idly by while these atrocities were commited, so he didn’t. He twitched his pinkie.


4 posted on 08/14/2014 11:36:36 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Brad from Tennessee; 2ndDivisionVet; All

So 18 marines were able to evaluate the situation of a 25 mile by 4 mile area in one day. I know they were good, but that good???


5 posted on 08/15/2014 12:18:27 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Mission accomplished right Barry? By your Executive Order the crisis is over. Is that pied piper music we hear in the background?


6 posted on 08/15/2014 1:34:12 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

we’re protecting/defending/fighting-for satan worshipers now??

i think that pretty much wraps up the list of things to do before acknowledging the flushing of the country is complete.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 3:26:24 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Did he declare Benghazi a success while he was at it. Perhaps he didn’t want any helicopters shot down by his buddies. Another Blackhawk down would hurt the midterms.

Pray America wakes up


8 posted on 08/15/2014 4:04:58 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The crisis is Not over & many Yazidis don’t want to leave the mountain cuz the crisis Is Not Over. Get the bloody IS out of Iraq & so that the Yazidis can get back to their homes!


9 posted on 08/15/2014 4:31:00 AM PDT by odds
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Susan Rice......again.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 5:33:21 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hard to do a complete assessment so quickly. Sinjar is actually a very high ridge, 40 miles long.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

I would imagine satellites and recon aircraft could get an accurate estimate of how many people are on that mountain. My guess is that the US Forces were there to evaluate the tactical situation. Is there a safe line of egress? Apparently there is to the north. This is good news.


12 posted on 08/15/2014 5:46:05 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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