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    Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance [W:246, 565, *656*]

    Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their rapid military advance against the Shi'ite-led government.

    The threat to the Baiji refinery comes after militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized the northern city of Mosul, advancing their aim of creating a Sunni Caliphate straddling the border between Iraq and Syria
    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.

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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.


    Heya Lowdown. Yeah I am getting some news over it too. They have all of Mosul. Al-Maliki is calling on citizens to help his troops go and retake the city. They also took the Turk's Embassy and have hostages.


    The Sunni militants also gained entry to the Turkish consulate in Mosul and held captive 48 people, including diplomats, police, consulate employees and three children, according to an official in the office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    As night fell, several hundred gunmen were in Tikrit, with clashes still taking place between the insurgents and military units on its outskirts, said Mizhar Fleih, the deputy head of the municipal council of nearby Samarra.

    Two Iraqi security officials confirmed that Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province, was under the control of the ISIL, and said the provincial governor was missing. Tikrit is 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad.....snip~

    Iraqi officials say militants seize city of Tikrit

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

    This is what happens when you tell the enemy exactly when you're going to break camp and go home.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is what happens when you tell the enemy exactly when you're going to break camp and go home.
    I am not exactly sure, but I think we have not been there for a year or so. So I am pretty sure they knew we are not there whether not anything was said about the matter.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is what happens when you tell the enemy exactly when you're going to break camp and go home.
    Heya Apdst Did you see what I had up in the thread where they took Mosul. I updated there too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is what happens when you tell the enemy exactly when you're going to break camp and go home.
    Right. Otherwise they would not have noticed we were gone. Actually we should have made Iraq our 51st State. Then at least we would have had a reason to invade.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    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.
    They wanted us out, we left. Now they can suck it. Maybe Iran will come to their rescue this time.
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    Re: Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I am not exactly sure, but I think we have not been there for a year or so. So I am pretty sure they knew we are not there whether not anything was said about the matter.
    Heya Pirate .....they have taken hostages in that Turk Embassy. So the Turks now have a chance to show why they should be part of NATO. Don't you think?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I am not exactly sure, but I think we have not been there for a year or so. So I am pretty sure they knew we are not there whether not anything was said about the matter.
    When we told then we were leaving, cum **** or bleed, they started building up their combat power. 12 month after we are fully withdrawn, they were ready to launch an offensive.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

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    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.
    What good would losing more men in a hopeless cause do? Destabilizing Iraq will rank among the biggest blunders of the 21 century. A half million Iraqi's have already been killed because of our actions.

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