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    US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’ [W:326]

    WASHINGTON — Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn’t surprised at all.
    In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who’d infiltrated Syria through NATO ally Turkey.

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    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    They've been closely watching them, what does that have to do with anything?

    Obama's mind was probably made up in 2012. He will ever escalate anything in Iraq.

    Him saying he is "considering" options is just to appease the warmongering Republicans like McCain.
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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
    and Bush ....... and Carter.........
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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
    Actually it's squarely on decades of US policy to support militant Islamic groups in the ME. Nothing new here.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    They've been closely watching them, what does that have to do with anything?

    Obama's mind was probably made up in 2012. He will ever escalate anything in Iraq.

    Him saying he is "considering" options is just to appease the warmongering Republicans like McCain.
    It is hard to believe. Obama has mouthed the options on the table so often that they are rusty.

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
    Why do you think it's the USofA's responsibility/job to control people and countries that are not part of the USofA????

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
    Your laughable partisan nonsense has no place here.

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When the next attack happens here, and Innocent Americans die, that is squarely on Obama....
    This was bound to blow up like this the moment we intervened as we did.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    Why does anyone with even a modest amount of intelligence think that the USofA can intervene in areas like Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan without it causing more issues than it "fixes"?

    Why does anyone think "we" can "fix" anything in countries with those kinds of cultures, histories, and beliefs?

    It's just plain silly.

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    Re: US and Islamic State: ‘We did see this coming’

    No, it's this guy's fault.....



    LOL.
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