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    American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq[W:1007]

    Breaking from The New York Times:

    American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/wo...T.nav=top-news

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Apparently, the Pentagon Press Secretary has disputed the NYT story:

    https://twitter.com/PentagonPresSec/...88631599464448

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0G72HM20140807

    It has been reported that humanitarian drops took place: http://abcnews.go.com/International/...884633&ts=true

    Perhaps witnesses might have confused the humanitarian drops with air strikes.
    Last edited by donsutherland1; 08-07-14 at 06:53 PM.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    A bit late, but good news nonetheless. I would hope that our involvement is not strictly limited to protecting religious minorities, but also aiming to regain crucial cities and facilities as well.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Gwynn Dyer reports that the previously large Christian population of Mosul is now zero as Christians fled from ISIS threats.
    Gwynne Dyer: Middle East Christians are going, going, gone | Georgia Straight, Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Apparently, the Pentagon Press Secretary has disputed the NYT story:

    https://twitter.com/PentagonPresSec/...88631599464448

    Pentagon: No U.S. air strikes have taken place in Iraq | Reuters

    It has been reported that humanitarian drops took place: US Begins Humanitarian Airdrops in Iraq - ABC News

    Perhaps witnesses might have confused the humanitarian drops with air strikes.
    Hopefully the planes making non lethal aid drops are out of range of IS fighters.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    This is why you don't announce ahead of time when you're going to withdraw most of your forces. The only real answer to this is to send them back in.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This is why you don't announce ahead of time when you're going to withdraw most of your forces. The only real answer to this is to send them back in.
    Oh dear lord, I just pm'd the Pentagon to ignore that request.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Apparently, the Pentagon Press Secretary has disputed the NYT story:

    https://twitter.com/PentagonPresSec/...88631599464448

    Pentagon: No U.S. air strikes have taken place in Iraq | Reuters

    It has been reported that humanitarian drops took place: US Begins Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq - ABC News

    Perhaps witnesses might have confused the humanitarian drops with air strikes.
    How could someone confuse the two? And does the DOD Spokesperson tell us the truth All Of The Time?

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Apparently, the Pentagon Press Secretary has disputed the NYT story:

    https://twitter.com/PentagonPresSec/...88631599464448

    Pentagon: No U.S. air strikes have taken place in Iraq | Reuters

    It has been reported that humanitarian drops took place: US Begins Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq - ABC News

    Perhaps witnesses might have confused the humanitarian drops with air strikes.
    CNN just reported that Obama is meeting right now with heads of state and chief military officers. We've got to get a handle on this crisis or we're going to really have a mess to deal with.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    How could someone confuse the two? And does the DOD Spokesperson tell us the truth All Of The Time?
    No, of course they don't.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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