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Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria
Military.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Sisk

Posted on 10/23/2015 2:19:22 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS.

Allen, who reportedly had clashed with the military over the now-defunct $500 million effort to create an army of Syrian volunteers, was departing after 13 months as special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, another name for the terrorist group.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201510; allen; brettmcgurk; corruption; incompetence; iraq; isis; johnallen; mcgurk; obamasyria; specialenvoy; syria; syrianvolunteers; syrianwar
Replacing one failure with another, who's a lawyer and adulterer to boot.

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1 posted on 10/23/2015 2:19:22 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Have they sued Putin yet?


2 posted on 10/23/2015 2:25:31 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Obama has done more sense Putin has set up shop in Syria


3 posted on 10/23/2015 2:27:27 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321

Great! Maybe they can have this guy serve a summons to ISIS


4 posted on 10/23/2015 2:29:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.)
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To: Timber Rattler
President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS.

The stupidity and incompetence of this administration continues! ISIS, ISIL, "moderates" are all terrorists who kill Christians.

Weasel words and inadvisable military action will get us nowhere but to trouble, more embarrassment, and defeat.

5 posted on 10/23/2015 2:29:45 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Timber Rattler

Obama’s crony government is a joke.


6 posted on 10/23/2015 2:32:15 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Timber Rattler
that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS Christians .........fixed it.
7 posted on 10/23/2015 2:40:49 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m betting that a Marine General just would not play ball with Obama and Jarrett and just issued an fy on a daily basis!


8 posted on 10/23/2015 2:57:31 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid)
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To: Timber Rattler

This being such a good thing, they should have one attorney adviser for each platoon that in a combat area.

Having an attorney in front of the point man to advise them on returning fire, might be helpful.

America has many unemployed/underemployed attorneys that could be put to work.

Lacking in military training the losses might be high, but few would actually miss them.

This would also help out the over productive law schools, by improving their employment stats.


9 posted on 10/23/2015 3:35:24 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The decendents of 0bama)
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To: Cen-Tejas

But where to do we find these leaders when the great cleansing begins?


10 posted on 10/23/2015 4:48:49 PM PDT by SgtHooper (Anyone who remembers the 60's, wasn't there!)
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To: Timber Rattler

So....they’re gonna sue ISIS into submission?

Obvious that Obola has been promised the caliphate of North America when the muzzies take over.


11 posted on 10/23/2015 6:30:45 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: SgtHooper

Seargeant Joshua Wheeler was from Roland, Oklahoma.

I have been around 6 decades and I can’t think of a better definition of “leader” than Joshua Wheeler.

So, to address your question, America still produces leaders, we just need them in the Federal Legislature to replace the RINO bums and enough Democrat/Socialists to gain a 2/3 majority!


12 posted on 10/24/2015 7:55:01 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid)
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To: Timber Rattler
Maybe they can dispatch Brett McGurk to Iraq the same way Maj. Lennox dispatched that Obama asswipe Theodore Galloway in the Transformers movie "Revenge of the Fallen"


13 posted on 10/24/2015 8:12:19 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'll vote for Jeb when Terri Schiavo endorses him.)
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