Skip to comments.Iraq disintegrating as insurgents advance; Kurds seize Kirkuk
Posted on 06/12/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT by jimbo123
Iraq was on the brink of disintegration Thursday as al-Qaeda-inspired fighters swept through northern Iraq toward Baghdad and Kurdish soldiers seized the city of Kirkuk without a fight.
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"When arms were given to al Qaeda,
the American ambassador and others slaughtered,
and Iran and Afghanistan were finally lost,
where WAS the American Congress?"
This is probably the greatest, EPIC FAIL on O’Bammy’s part ever...
The American blood shed to bring the blessings of LIBERTY to Iraq, free elections are being pissed on by King Obozamma.
Will the US MEDIA do their job??
So Obama’s only foreign policy success is putting a gay rights flag over the US diplomat building in Israel.
Obama’s script couldn’t go any better.
Dumb question, how did 800 ISIS fighters defeat 30,000 ISF at Mosul? The ISF are really effed up. 30,000 run away from 800??!! Something is really wrong with US training. Beginning to look like Vietnam all over again. US trained South Vietmanese forces (racially and culturally the same people as the North Vietmanese) drop and run while the North Vietmanese forces advances and fight.
looks like the expected split into 3 Kurds, Sunni, Shiite.
Would that come as a surprise? Only where the lines are drawn.
Iraq asked for airstrikes to help them fight the terrorists. Let’s see if the “Commander” in Chief has the guts to pull the trigger. I think we all know the answer.
While his support for the Arab spring still had a small element of plausible deniability, this is a clear-cut situation of an ally being overrun by an enemy force, and asking for assistance. His non-support will mean yet another green flag for the Taliban to overrun Afghanistan when we leave, and for the terrorists in Iraq, or the Iranians (who already have boots on the ground), to take possession of American weapons and technology. And it will clearly confirm what all of us have strongly suspected, he is a radical Muslim sympathizer.
It also means that country in the world will ever believe us again when we say that we stand by them, and the next president will have to deal with a huge surge in Islamic terrorism.
What will Barry do? The oil price is already spiking. And in the absence of action from Barry, what will Israel do?
It’s time to get serious and parachute crates of 0bama’s speeches into the failing Iraqi army to raise their morale.
What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?
For sale: Iraqi AK74. never fired, only dropped once.
Iraq is going to Hell on Obama’s watch and you know what that means: it’s all the Tea Party’s fault!
You know darn well the media will blame Bush for it all.
A spine and a pair of balls for starters.
Either it's the greatest military victory since the Battle of Singapore, when 35,000 Japanese troops capture 80,000 Allied defenders within a few days, or there's a little more to the story.
What appears to be happening is the Sunni tribes and population centers are refusing to fight for Maliki, and instead joining under the ISIS banner. The troops aren't just deserting, they're basically defecting.
Wasn’t that what Biden wanted to begin with?
But Erdogan in Turkey and all the others were so happy Obama Muslim was elected...
Well Senator McCain wanted to give these rebels even more weapons. Fairly clear now that the Syrian Rebels punked the US State Department and many in Congress. They are taking Iraq in part with the weapons and training the US gave them.
As with most of Obama’s epic fails, the groundwork was laid by GWB. The fault is with the DC pols and their appointees who don’t have a clue about being a world power and protecting and defending the US.
And they know Obama and the Iraqi government wont back them. Everyone learned a lesson in Benghazi.
JAMES BAKER: I am no longer asked why we did not remove Saddam
Bush the younger understands this and was trying to change it. I thought he would fail because the root problem still remains, Shia and Sunni mutual hatred mixed in with Arab and Kurdish mutual hatred and distrust. This place is worse than the Balkans, to think you could create a functioning pluralistic democracy here is absolutely nuts. The only solution was to partition the country into three parts.
All the experts say that cannot be done because of Turkey and Iran. I say do it and support the Kurds, you will have a solid ally for at least 50 years (until the 3rd generation starts to forget the gift of freedom, just like the 3rd generation of South Korea). Iraq will be partitioned, but not on US terms and with a hell of lot more bloodshed. Now it will be on Iranian / Syrian and partly Turkish terms. It will be very ugly.
Who is the Washington regime’s real ally, is the question.
I have to agree.
It’s time to get back to the Reagan principles that are displayed on Senator-elect David Brat’s website -
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrats Obama?
A spine and a pair of balls for starters.
You cant hang either on a hologram.