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Iraq disintegrating as insurgents advance; Kurds seize Kirkuk
Washington Post ^ | 6/12/14 | LOVEDAY MORRIS AND LIZ SLY

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedainiraq; baghdad; caliphate; husseinobama; iraq; kirkuk; kurds
Obama still might get his Caliphate before he leaves office.
1 posted on 06/12/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

"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?"

2 posted on 06/12/2014 2:25:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: jimbo123

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??

Not expected...


3 posted on 06/12/2014 2:27:24 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: jimbo123

So Obama’s only foreign policy success is putting a gay rights flag over the US diplomat building in Israel.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 2:27:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: jimbo123

Obama’s script couldn’t go any better.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
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To: jimbo123

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.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 2:28:23 PM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: Fee

looks like the expected split into 3 Kurds, Sunni, Shiite.
Would that come as a surprise? Only where the lines are drawn.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 2:34:59 PM PDT by tbird-james
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To: jimbo123

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?


8 posted on 06/12/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: jimbo123

It’s time to get serious and parachute crates of 0bama’s speeches into the failing Iraqi army to raise their morale.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 2:41:03 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GRRRRR

What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?


10 posted on 06/12/2014 2:47:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Fee

For sale: Iraqi AK74. never fired, only dropped once.

CC


11 posted on 06/12/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: jimbo123

Iraq is going to Hell on Obama’s watch and you know what that means: it’s all the Tea Party’s fault!


12 posted on 06/12/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: GRRRRR

Come on!

You know darn well the media will blame Bush for it all.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 2:49:13 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?

A spine and a pair of balls for starters.

14 posted on 06/12/2014 2:49:23 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: Fee
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??!!

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.

15 posted on 06/12/2014 2:52:16 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: tbird-james

Wasn’t that what Biden wanted to begin with?


16 posted on 06/12/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Tzimisce

17 posted on 06/12/2014 2:58:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

But Erdogan in Turkey and all the others were so happy Obama Muslim was elected...


18 posted on 06/12/2014 3:02:09 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Diogenesis
...where WAS the American Congress?

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.

19 posted on 06/12/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: airborne

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.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 3:06:58 PM PDT by grania
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To: jimbo123
Wow. Another Obama your bitch is our dictator graphic.
21 posted on 06/12/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Steel Wolf

And they know Obama and the Iraqi government wont back them. Everyone learned a lesson in Benghazi.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 3:09:46 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: jimbo123
Here is a post of mine from 2006:

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.

23 posted on 06/12/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: Ironfocus

Who is the Washington regime’s real ally, is the question.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 3:18:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: grania

I have to agree.

It’s time to get back to the Reagan principles that are displayed on Senator-elect David Brat’s website -

We Believe…
•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.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 3:18:51 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Nachoman

What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?

A spine and a pair of balls for starters.

**********

You cant hang either on a hologram.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 3:19:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Graewoulf
"What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrat’s Obama?"

A democrat congressman that knows how to write.
27 posted on 06/13/2014 12:48:15 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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