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CIA: We Should Not Bomb Certain ISIS Targets Because it May Harm Environment
Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | Justin Holcomb

Posted on 11/28/2015 5:58:29 PM PST by Kaslin

Former CIA director Michael Morell said last week that the White House has hampered the intelligence community's ability to attack oil fields and oil trucks controlled by ISIS. Morell said that, "we didn't go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn't want to do environmental damage, and we didn't want to destroy that infrastructure." He went on to say that there was a pretentious feeling in the war room that bombing ISIS oil targets would indeed cause environmental damage.

On November 18th, Colonel Steve Warren said that striking oil trucks owned by ISIS may cause harm to the drivers who may be innocent.

So, this is a decision that we had to make. We have not struck these trucks before. We assessed that these trucks, while although they are being used for operations that support ISIL, the truck drivers, themselves, probably not members of ISIL; they're probably just civilians. So we had to figure out a way around that.

An entire script of Colonel Steve Warren's press briefing can be viewed here.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: isis
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Are they for real?
1 posted on 11/28/2015 5:58:29 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Try using neutron warheads. No infrastructure damage.


2 posted on 11/28/2015 6:00:15 PM PST by datura (Proud Infidel)
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To: Kaslin

OH BULL CRAP!!!!

WOW what a bunch of dog poop..........


3 posted on 11/28/2015 6:00:16 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (I have such happy days, I hope you do too!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

Exactly


4 posted on 11/28/2015 6:01:35 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

“You’re fired. All of you.”

L


5 posted on 11/28/2015 6:01:42 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kaslin

I can’t take this freak administration anymore.
Actually the entire town sucks.


6 posted on 11/28/2015 6:03:06 PM PST by Post5203 (I WANT TRUMP!!!)
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To: Kaslin

So enviroment is now code for obola’s allies?


7 posted on 11/28/2015 6:03:48 PM PST by EvilCapitalist (I'd rather be islamophobic and alive, than tolerant and dead.)
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To: Kaslin

The leaders of the Western world have lost their survival instincts.

There are no warriors left in leadership positions.


8 posted on 11/28/2015 6:04:01 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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Oh, EVERYTHING harms, ‘the environment,’ from my nail polish remover to my coffee, to my next exhalation, to my morning f@rt.

I’ve stopped paying attention to these FOOLS.


9 posted on 11/28/2015 6:04:21 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Kaslin
OMG, are we going to make it?

Countdown until Obama is OUT OF OFFICE One more year and then some!

I can't wait until the adults are back in charge.

10 posted on 11/28/2015 6:04:26 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Kaslin

Morell is an original Hillary gang member. He’s the guy who altered the “YouTube video did it..!”-talking points.

Possible interpretations of WHY he said this:

1. This is more Obama/Hillary warfare, since Morell is Hillary’s soldier.

2. He’s trundling out THIS outrageous story in order to cover up a BIGGER outrageous story, e.g., they didn’t bomb ISIS cuz they are Obama’s very important friends.

3. It’s the truth.

Eh...I can’t decide but I’m not leaning towards #3, even though the Obama Admin IS nuts. The other two are more treacherous, and everyone knows treachery is the beating heart of the Obama Administration.


11 posted on 11/28/2015 6:04:27 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Kaslin

Just like we destroyed the world when we hit the nazi oil fields at Ploesti.


12 posted on 11/28/2015 6:04:38 PM PST by onedoug
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To: spodefly

“There are no warriors left in leadership positions.”

I miss Leadership. I miss REAL MEN.


13 posted on 11/28/2015 6:05:38 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Kaslin

Isis is going to blow up the oil wells if it retreats anyways...why not get a head start?


14 posted on 11/28/2015 6:06:43 PM PST by cabojoe
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To: Kaslin

These people apparently do not understand their jobs or the objectives of waging war. They need to be fired.


15 posted on 11/28/2015 6:06:44 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Kaslin

What a bunch of crap. I remember this from the first Gulf War when Saddaam set the oil wells on fire. I didn’t think the frigging CIA was a bunch of eco-nuts. Thanks again Obama.


16 posted on 11/28/2015 6:07:24 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

Satire?


17 posted on 11/28/2015 6:07:27 PM PST by BBell
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To: Kaslin

I don’t know what to say anymore. I really don’t.


18 posted on 11/28/2015 6:07:33 PM PST by SWAMP-C1PHER (HOMO, OECONOMIA, ET CIVITAS.)
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To: Kaslin

Since when do war profiteers and collaborators get special treatment? Normally they are treated worse than pirates.


19 posted on 11/28/2015 6:10:46 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Kaslin

Now you know why he couldn’t even hold a job at the CIA ... even they considered him too stupid ... but on the other hand he obtained a gig as administration media “paid liar and excuser” with the MSM.


20 posted on 11/28/2015 6:10:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (If you are reading this then you are one of the 6.5 billion people the NWO wants to kill!)
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