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    Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    West of Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)Falih Essawi shouted on the phone as he described his situation. From his point of view, ISIS militants might be just hours away from taking the key Iraqi city of Ramadi. Fierce fighting has engulfed Ramadi, which lies only about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Baghdad and is the capital of Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland.

    Essawi, the deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council, told CNN from inside the city Wednesday that it's unclear how much longer government troops can hold their front lines against the ISIS offensive. The politician said he was on a front line himself, armed with a machine gun. Security was "collapsing rapidly in the city," and he begged the Iraqi government for reinforcements and the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS for air support.

    "This is what we warned Baghdad of what's going to happen," Essawi told CNN by phone, referring to the Iraqi government at the capital. "Where is Baghdad? Where is al-Abadi?"



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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    “You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say,” Obama said in Hollywood, Florida on Nov. 4, 2012. “I said I'd end the war in Iraq. I ended it.”

    Looks like the JV team might be about to take Ramadi, and is making gains in south west Syria. What does it say about Obama that the JV team is making gains despite his intervention?

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Saddam Hussein would have crushed the Islamic State before it got moving.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    He pulled out, there's no intervention. A handful of bombing runs does not constitute intervention.
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Saddam Hussein would have crushed the Islamic State before it got moving.
    They'd all be in mass graves, right?
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He pulled out, there's no intervention. A handful of bombing runs does not constitute intervention.
    Yes its token. We are doing airstrikes for the Iranians, and providing aid to the Kurds.

    Seems the JV team is doing quite well.

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They'd all be in mass graves, right?
    Probably, and I suppose you'd have a problem with that lot of Islamic extremists dealt with so.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    West of Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)Falih Essawi shouted on the phone as he described his situation. From his point of view, ISIS militants might be just hours away from taking the key Iraqi city of Ramadi. Fierce fighting has engulfed Ramadi, which lies only about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Baghdad and is the capital of Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland.

    Essawi, the deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council, told CNN from inside the city Wednesday that it's unclear how much longer government troops can hold their front lines against the ISIS offensive. The politician said he was on a front line himself, armed with a machine gun. Security was "collapsing rapidly in the city," and he begged the Iraqi government for reinforcements and the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS for air support.

    "This is what we warned Baghdad of what's going to happen," Essawi told CNN by phone, referring to the Iraqi government at the capital. "Where is Baghdad? Where is al-Abadi?"



    Ramadi could fall to ISIS offensive, Iraq official says - CNN.com
    Another Obama success story!

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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Probably, and I suppose you'd have a problem with that lot of Islamic extremists dealt with so.
    No, because Saddam was an expert at filling mass graves.
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    Re: Ramadi could fall as ISIS militants lay siege, Iraqi official warns

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Yes its token. We are doing airstrikes for the Iranians, and providing aid to the Kurds.

    Seems the JV team is doing quite well.
    That's because we have an elementary school level foreign policy.
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