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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Someone doesn't know that Iraq never invited us to stay and in fact kicked us out, it wouldn't have been possible to stay there for decades.

    How embarrassing for you that you don't know something so basic about this issue, course that won't stop you from forming an opinion or even reconsidering your current one, thats very sad.
    Why did we leave it up to them?

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    NYT is reporting that Iraq asked for airstrikes on ISIS a month ago and were denied by the White House.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/wo...s&emc=rss&_r=0

    As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.

    But Iraq’s appeals for a military response have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was over when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.
    I guess they better just call in ODIN.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Why did we leave it up to them?
    You also don't know that the goal of the mission was to give them sovereignty, no different than German or Korea who's models you said we should follow?

    This is embarrassing for you indeed

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    If they want to be thus described.

    Considering how much they all hate the US for destroying their country, my guess is that even the women consider themselves to be jihadists. Hatred is a strong motivator for humans.

    Is your question an answer to mine? How again, are the Iraqi people, of whichever sect, the enemy of the US?


    Mornin' HD. They hated us even before we got involved. Only thing our interaction with them did.....was to increase their Hatred. Always having what one hates around them.....will do such.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    It looks to me like the USA always operates in the best interests of Western Energy CORPORATIONS and perhaps a little instability in Northern Iraq will serve the best interests of these same CORPORATIONS. That would be business as usual. I don't ascribe any virtuous moral intentions in the USA invasion and devastation of Iraq. Purely an Energy play, as in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Ukraine, etc. Perhaps the CIA has financed and armed these jihadists from Syria to improve the bottom lines of Western Big Energy. The first result of this action is an instant increase in OIL prices. Gosh, is it possible this is not as simple as the Mainstream Media stenographers and presstitures would have us believe. Look behind the screen please.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Remember those roof top helicopter retreats at the SVN embassy in 1975? Yea, due to repeat in 2014.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    When this is over Al Qaeda will control Iraq, Syria and Libya. At that point expect Iran to pull a Russia and invade southern Iraq to protect the Shi'a population.

    Al Qaeda is on the run... across the middle east.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So you don't want to answer that question eh?
    You are making a fool of yourself with your baiting.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    When this is over Al Qaeda will control Iraq, Syria and Libya. At that point expect Iran to pull a Russia and invade southern Iraq to protect the Shi'a population.

    Al Qaeda is on the run... across the middle east.
    Much like with all the other recent foreign problems, this is probably not a good time to have an inexperienced Commander in charge of national defense, who is 99% focused on social justice. And a budget bureacrat in charge of the DoD.

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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

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    Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance



    Iraq is going down fast. The US should never have pulled troops out. We should have been resolved to be there for decades, like in Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
    I fail to see why the nationality of a fighting force makes any difference in its ability to defend a government. It would seem to me that a properly trained Iraqi could fight just as well as an American. Has it occurred to anyone that the Iraqi troops defending the current government actually want an islamic government, and are not, in fact, defending the current government at all? Remember that in Egypt they ousted Mubarak who was our guy and the muslim brotherhood took over. With Obama soon to be out of office, I sense an urgency in the middle east to get as many governments under islamic control as possible. This chance may never come again.

    Think about it.
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