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    Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    BO has sent some more troops this time to help secure Baghdad airport. Also Embassy personnel have been moved again. But according to Psaki the Embassy will stay open for Business with Iraq Leaders. What say ye?


    President Obama has authorized another 200 U.S. troops to secure the American Embassy in Iraq as well as Baghdad’s international airport, bringing the total U.S. deployments to Iraq this month to 775. In a letter to Congress on Monday, his third in the past two weeks, Obama said the new deployments were “a prudent measure to protect U.S. citizens and property.” He said the force was “equipped for combat” and would “remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”

    A Pentagon statement said that the additional personnel arrived in Baghdad on Sunday, along with “a detachment of helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles,” or drones, “which will bolster airfield and travel route security.”

    The State Department also said Monday that it is relocating additional personnel from the embassy to consulates in Basra, in the south, and Irbil, in the north, following initial relocations in mid-June.....snip~

    Obama authorizes 200 more troops for Iraq - The Washington Post

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    BO has sent some more troops this time to help secure Baghdad airport. Also Embassy personnel have been moved again. But according to Psaki the Embassy will stay open for Business with Iraq Leaders. What say ye?


    President Obama has authorized another 200 U.S. troops to secure the American Embassy in Iraq as well as Baghdad’s international airport, bringing the total U.S. deployments to Iraq this month to 775. In a letter to Congress on Monday, his third in the past two weeks, Obama said the new deployments were “a prudent measure to protect U.S. citizens and property.” He said the force was “equipped for combat” and would “remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”

    A Pentagon statement said that the additional personnel arrived in Baghdad on Sunday, along with “a detachment of helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles,” or drones, “which will bolster airfield and travel route security.”

    The State Department also said Monday that it is relocating additional personnel from the embassy to consulates in Basra, in the south, and Irbil, in the north, following initial relocations in mid-June.....snip~

    Obama authorizes 200 more troops for Iraq - The Washington Post
    This is escalating faster than Vietnam did.

    But he does have to protect the diplomats, though, evacuating them might be the thing to do. I really don't like Maliki. And the thing is not our business. The UN and the neighbors can do it or let the people die. It is their call. The US should only make this clear and support others taking their responsibility to protect the people.

    But remember that Iran is a major enemy that is building an atomic weapons capability.

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    This is escalating faster than Vietnam did.

    But he does have to protect the diplomats, though, evacuating them might be the thing to do. I really don't like Maliki. And the thing is not our business. The UN and the neighbors can do it or let the people die. It is their call. The US should only make this clear and support others taking their responsibility to protect the people.

    But remember that Iran is a major enemy that is building an atomic weapons capability.

    Now the Russian Planes and their Advisors are coming in. Plus Iran is flying drones over Iraq. BO knows Baghdad Airport can't be taken or put out of Commission. But I do think he will be sending more. As the ranks of ISIS continues to grow and now will grow even more.

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    US sending 300 more US troops to Iraq

    Sneaking a few hundred more in there. When will we learn that "nation building" doesnt work by an outside force.


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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    This is escalating faster than Vietnam did.

    But he does have to protect the diplomats, though, evacuating them might be the thing to do. I really don't like Maliki. And the thing is not our business. The UN and the neighbors can do it or let the people die. It is their call. The US should only make this clear and support others taking their responsibility to protect the people.

    But remember that Iran is a major enemy that is building an atomic weapons capability.
    And Iran is on Miliki's side along with Assad of Syria whom we just happen to be trying to overthrow. Just think what Iraq has brought, Obama, Ali Khamenei, Assad and with the delivery of 15 jets to Iraq and Miliki, Putin all on the same side. All on the same side of this thing. Don't you just love those whom we are in bed with when it comes to Iraq these days?
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    And Iran is on Miliki's side along with Assad of Syria whom we just happen to be trying to overthrow. Just think what Iraq has brought, Obama, Ali Khamenei, Assad and with the delivery of 15 jets to Iraq and Miliki, Putin all on the same side. All on the same side of this thing. Don't you just love those whom we are in bed with when it comes to Iraq these days?
    And we're going to be blamed, no matter what happens! The rest of the world will see us as the cause of all this strife, since we simply cannot mind our own business and let the religious war over there be handled by those it's directly affecting! Get our people out of there, cause we're losing this one, IMO.

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    BO has sent some more troops this time to help secure Baghdad airport. Also Embassy personnel have been moved again. But according to Psaki the Embassy will stay open for Business with Iraq Leaders. What say ye?


    President Obama has authorized another 200 U.S. troops to secure the American Embassy in Iraq as well as Baghdad’s international airport, bringing the total U.S. deployments to Iraq this month to 775. In a letter to Congress on Monday, his third in the past two weeks, Obama said the new deployments were “a prudent measure to protect U.S. citizens and property.” He said the force was “equipped for combat” and would “remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”

    A Pentagon statement said that the additional personnel arrived in Baghdad on Sunday, along with “a detachment of helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles,” or drones, “which will bolster airfield and travel route security.”

    The State Department also said Monday that it is relocating additional personnel from the embassy to consulates in Basra, in the south, and Irbil, in the north, following initial relocations in mid-June.....snip~

    Obama authorizes 200 more troops for Iraq - The Washington Post
    not surprising in the least....and I don't think this will be the last of it.

    I also think this is only the "public" number ...I have no doubts about the US running covert military ops ( most likely recon ops at this point) against ISIS that aren't reported to the public... i'm quite certain the CIA is over there playing in the sandbox as well..

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    And Iran is on Miliki's side along with Assad of Syria whom we just happen to be trying to overthrow. Just think what Iraq has brought, Obama, Ali Khamenei, Assad and with the delivery of 15 jets to Iraq and Miliki, Putin all on the same side. All on the same side of this thing. Don't you just love those whom we are in bed with when it comes to Iraq these days?

    No choice now ISIS says they own ground in Syria and Iraq. The group says its flag flies from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala province in eastern Iraq.

    The only ones missing from the Game are the Europeans.

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    This is escalating faster than Vietnam did.

    But he does have to protect the diplomats, though, evacuating them might be the thing to do. I really don't like Maliki. And the thing is not our business. The UN and the neighbors can do it or let the people die. It is their call. The US should only make this clear and support others taking their responsibility to protect the people.

    But remember that Iran is a major enemy that is building an atomic weapons capability.
    Iran is not a major enemy, and they are not building nukes, though they should be.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Obama authorizes 200 more Troops for Iraq.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    No choice now ISIS says they own ground in Syria and Iraq. The group says its flag flies from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala province in eastern Iraq.

    The only ones missing from the Game are the Europeans.
    Morning MMC, and they are no longer ISIS, they now call themselves IS.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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