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Syria warns against U.S. strikes on Islamic State on its soil
Washington Post ^ | 08/27/2014 | Liz Sly

Posted on 08/26/2014 7:19:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

BEIRUT — Syria warned the Obama administration Monday not to extend its air war against the Islamic State into Syria, as the militants celebrated another key victory over government forces in the north of the country.

The warning came a day after the group overran a major air base in north-central Syria, putting the Islamic State in full control of Raqqah province, where American photojournalist James Foley was held for much of his captivity and where his beheading last week is thought to have occurred.

Raqqah also was the site of a failed rescue attempt this summer in which Delta Force commandos sought to snatch Foley and a group of other Americans held by the Islamic State from a prison east of Raqqah, said U.S. officials and witnesses in the area.

The capture of Tabqa airfield Sunday was the latest in a string of recent military successes for the extremist fighters, who have been consolidating their hold across northern Syria even as U.S. airstrikes launched earlier this month temper the group’s expansion in northern Iraq.

U.S. officials have not ruled out pressing the airstrikes into Syria, telling reporters last week that the United States would not be restricted by “geographic boundaries” when confronting the militants.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; isil; isis; syria

1 posted on 08/26/2014 7:19:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you say October Surprise?

This thing could be really going by October, I think.


2 posted on 08/26/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind
King Obama just pi@@ed his pants.
3 posted on 08/26/2014 7:21:46 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind
Why wouldn't Obama work with Syria to disintegrate the monster that US policy created?

There was actually some crazytalk from TV news analysts that the gov might still be thinking about arming "friendly rebels" opposed to ISIS and Assad. At this point, there are only two sides that make sense... ISIS vs everyone else.

4 posted on 08/26/2014 7:25:51 AM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

The Obama regime would not limit action in Syria to strikes against ISIS.

They would quickly expand the effort into a remove Assad campaign.

This will result in a confrontation with Russia.

Any direct military clash with Russia will escalate to frightening levels very quickly.

Lets not forget that Russia has the worlds largest and most modern nuclear weapons arsenal. Our arsenal has been allowed to both dwindle in size and become a bit outdated.


5 posted on 08/26/2014 7:29:34 AM PDT by Bobalu (Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented)
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To: SeekAndFind

Your move POSOTUS


6 posted on 08/26/2014 7:32:49 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: F15Eagle

We’ve also got the Blood Moon coming up in September....bad portent for sure.


7 posted on 08/26/2014 7:42:35 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Syrians are behind the times.

Obama is King Of The World

There are no more borders

Obama is Master of all that his unmanned drones survey


8 posted on 08/26/2014 7:43:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

yep


9 posted on 08/26/2014 7:44:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

And a shmita somewhere around the fourth one.


10 posted on 08/26/2014 7:46:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let Syria kill em...


11 posted on 08/26/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: grania
MeCain says his boyz aren't Terrorist!


12 posted on 08/26/2014 7:57:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dallas59

Mean monkey.


13 posted on 08/26/2014 7:57:57 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Monkeys are mean. Knew a couple of people that had pet monkeys. Not for long.


14 posted on 08/26/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: SeekAndFind

Curiously, yesterday there was a statement from the Syrians asking for airstrikes. Some confusion in the Syrian government I think.


15 posted on 08/26/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: SeekAndFind

Our fearless leader doesn’t want any of his true buddies mad at him, so he will take this warning seriously. Too bad if “IS” expands and kills more people. What really matters to 0 is keeping his bosom buddies happy.


16 posted on 08/26/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Bobalu

Something like 8000 warheads still in Russia. Scary as shit.


17 posted on 08/26/2014 9:05:20 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee

considering the state of some of their ships I saw, you have to wonder about warhead maintenance


18 posted on 08/26/2014 9:14:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SeekAndFind

That airbase should, of course, be obliterated by American air power, regardless of Assad’s protest.


19 posted on 08/26/2014 9:40:01 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Allying with Assad to Stop ISIS is 7 Different Kinds of Stupid
FrontPage Mag | 08/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
Posted on 8/27/2014 11:15:56 AM by SeekAndFind
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3197595/posts


20 posted on 08/28/2014 9:40:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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