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Iraq Gives Obama Green Light To Commence "Kinetic Support" Against Al Qaeda

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It appears that the best diversion from Obama's latest bevy of scandals, including the VA snafu and the Bergdahl fiasco, will be yet another war, one which Iraq just gave the green light for. As the WSJ reported moments ago, Iraq has privately signaled to the Obama administration that it would allow the U.S. to conduct airstrikes with drones or manned aircraft against al Qaeda militant targets on Iraqi territory, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

More:

The Obama administration is considering a number of options, including the possibility of providing "kinetic support" for the Iraqi military fighting al Qaeda rebels who seized two major cities north of Baghdad this week, according to a senior U.S. official who added that no decisions have been made.

 

Officials declined to say whether the U.S. would consider conducting airstrikes with drones or manned aircraft.

Wait, so the US is now the world's largest mercenary army, doing the bidding of defenseless, third-world governments (which just happen to be drowning in crude)?

Iraq has long asked the U.S. to provide it with drones that could be used in such strikes, but Washington has balked at supplying them, officials said.

Until now.

And just like that the war in Iraq, "Bush's war" according to so many, is about to come back with a vengeance this time under Nobel peace prize winning president, and what makes it most grotesque is that this time the US will be waging combat with at a military force that it itself is training and arming in neighboring Syria.

Which of course is good news for the military-industiral complex and US Q3 GDP, if not so good for millions of innocent civilians soon to be known as "collateral damage."

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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:07 | 4846493 Occident Mortal
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Hypocrisy

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:10 | 4846503 ArkansasAngie
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They want a war.  They've let themselves be convinced by krugman et al are right.  To save ourselves we need to start a war.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:12 | 4846511 McMolotov
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"Kinetic cakewalk."

Freedom and democracy delivered up the ass.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:17 | 4846531 Winston Churchill
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Good enough for another Nobel Pizza prize.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:22 | 4846547 Anusocracy
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If it's that easy why doesn't Assad ask Russia to start bombing in Syria?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:34 | 4846557 Manthong
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Poor Mosul..

If only Saddam had never been displaced.

Poor Libya, if only Muammar had never been displaced.

Poor Ukraine, if only Yanukovych had never been displaced.

Poor Syria, if only Assad……..

 

Seems to some sort of common theme here.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:35 | 4846596 krispkritter
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Third times the charm! Amiright! Amiright!...Mission Accomplished!  (oh shit, here we go again)  

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:44 | 4846644 Son of Loki
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"Winning minds and hearts, one at a time."

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:53 | 4846647 Manthong
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This is rich.

Somebody thinks these people are better off now under new corrupt governments than they were under the old corrupt governments and/or that there is no common theme here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

Take a tour of the countries..  see all the dead, the wounded, the shattered lives,  see the destruction.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:00 | 4846705 max2205
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War!?   Whew.  We are saved....

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:40 | 4846857 Yes We Can. But...
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This dipshit Obama has had to find out the hard way that his merely showing up ain't the world panacea as he'd imagined within the confines of that tiny, scar-ridden skull of his...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:43 | 4846865 sushi
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Will they find the WMD on this go around?

 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:47 | 4846883 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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My Dad didn't fight in "Kinetic Support II", he fought in World War II. It's war, and any attempt to define it some other way is BS and lies. When we drone bomb another country, it's also a war.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:13 | 4846934 COSMOS
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Yep the WMD will be ours, be it chemical weapons or depleted uranium.

By the way the Archeologists in Egypt have uncovered an arch in Luxor that says "Congratulations oh Great Pharoeh Ramses 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' in Mesopotamia"

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:15 | 4846981 Citxmech
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"Wait, so the US is now the world's largest mercenary army, doing the bidding of defenseless, third-world governments (which just happen to be drowning in crude)?"

Now?  It's been that way for quite a while - at least since Roosevelt inked the deal to provide support to the House of Saud in exchange for access to their oil.

"The spice must flow" don't you know?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:30 | 4847038 sushi
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The US invasion and occupation cost Washington close to a trillion dollars and the lives of more than 4,500 of its soldiers.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/11/mosul-isis-gunmen-middle-east-states

 

Mission Accomplished

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:11 | 4847157 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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So let's get this straight...

The Pentagon wants to neutralize some troublemakers in Iraq with a few drones, something that just a few years ago it couldn't accomplish with tens of thousands of infantry and billions worth of ground and air support equipment. At the same time (or was that soooo last year?), it supports the same troublemakers a few miles to the west in Syria.

PLANET OF THE MOTHERFUCKING APES

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:16 | 4847184 Keyser
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This has been the goal all along... Undo everything the US has done in the middle east in the last 60 years, while at the same time flooding the US with illegals to overload the system... This fucker in the oval office has 2 more years to finish the job since no one in DC has the balls to stand up to him... 

 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:26 | 4847203 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Undo what exactly? The USSA's foreign policy has been an epic failure in the ME for the past 60 years. Illegal immigration didn't start with this puppet either. What you're witnessing is a century of greed, corruption, cowardice, hubris, indifference, and idiocy all coming to a focal point.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:32 | 4847491 worbsid
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you forgot global warming, peak water, peak oil, and an asteroid heading our way all coming to a focal point.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 01:07 | 4847529 newbie vampire
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"while at the same time flooding the US with illegals to overload the system..."

Mebbe this time Obammy might want to include Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans, Afghans ........../sarc

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 05:22 | 4847697 Divine
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What the USA (+ it's coalition partners) is doing in the ME, is flooding EU with illegal immigrants. I dont think their rafts can take them over atlantic ocean yet.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:40 | 4847065 Nobody Important
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Mercenary get paid.  We always foot the bill ourselves, then give them even more money to rebuild, so we can go and destroy it all over again!


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:57 | 4847119 SafelyGraze
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_One_of_the_United_States_Constituti...

it's right there. in the enumerated powers. "kinetic support"

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:03 | 4847138 Sean7k
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:12 | 4847170 zerozulu
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Yes, until this country is really really really broke.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 23:44 | 4847398 Quus Ant
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Money doesn't matter.  These guys print money.  It's about staying in power. 

"The nobility is kept under the tsar’s thumb by an endless flow of handouts paid for by taxing the peasantry. Foreign policy is conducted to benefit the bourgeoisie with the opening of new markets as its main objective, while customs policy puts the Russian consumer at the mercy of the manufacturers. Finally, even the domestic activity of the tsardom is in the service of capital: the organization of industrial expositions, the construction of the Siberian railroad, and other projects of a similar nature are all carried out with a view to advancing the interests of capitalism."        Rosa Luxemburg

Describes the America I see to a T.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:15 | 4847453 CheapBastard
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Military contractors and 'Rebuilders' are licking their lips as are Swiss and London Bankers who also profit substantially form War and Destruction and the secreting of moollah out of those war torn nations.

 

 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:14 | 4847174 Spumoni
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Yeah, but it was built to honor Isis...

 

(reply to Cosmos)

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 01:13 | 4847538 newbie vampire
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"Yeah, but it was built to honor Isis..."

Our greates achievement todate, time to sell advertising space./sarc

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 05:44 | 4847711 ChopperReid
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WOOOOAAARRR MUPPETS!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:01 | 4846707 johngaltfla
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While Iraq is a worry, Russia best had become a major level of deep concern. They are giving the big fat hairy bear finger to Obama near Barbara Boxer and Pelosi's back yard:

 

Cold War II Cranks up as 2 TU-95 Bear Bombers Intercepted 50 miles from Northern California

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:51 | 4846884 Lore
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Actually, the incursion doesn't bother me one bit. It's actually quite amusing, thinking how such a thing makes a jingoistic psychopathic warhawk tremble and piss himself, having his cage rattled and being reminded that he is not God.  The article doesn't say how much time it took to intercept... 

"Obama would never let America suffer a fate worse than 9/11, right?"

Who really leads behind the scenes?  Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  THE POOTY POOT KNOWS.... BWAHAHAHAHAAAA...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:07 | 4846952 johngaltfla
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The fact that they were 50 miles off the coast to intercept a turboprop tells us that the tards in the Pentagon had to wait for "higher ups" permission to intercept. Normally we would meet them at 250 nm off the coast....

 

What is funny is that Obama could care less if we were invaded from Canada, Mexico, EMP'd or nuked; as long as his Swiss, er, Qatari bank account remained intact.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:05 | 4847147 johngaltfla
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At least it is not just the US putting up with this Cold War bullcrap; a Japanese aircraft got buzzed again yesterday also....

Cold War II Continues – Japan Protests Chinese Fighter Planes Intercept within 30 Meters of their Aircraft

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:15 | 4847152 Lore
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With respect, I submit that it's important not to separate Obama from the rest of the herd of compromised political puppets. "Obama" is hardly different in any meaningful way from "Bush."  Presidents, like kings and popes and other officials, are merely figureheads for long-lived, bloodthirsty, unaccountable, psychopathic Establishment.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 09:09 | 4848022 SofaPapa
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Amen!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:48 | 4847272 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Let the Russians come. Putin's occupational government can't be much worse than the three ring circus in DC.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:01 | 4847662 Incubus
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Putin's looking out for himself and his own.  That's more than we can say about "American" leaders.

 

Don't have any illusions about what would happen here in the US if Russia ever gained control.  The upside to it is that the hood culture would be eradicated in short order. 

 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:20 | 4847465 IndyPat
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...near Barbara Boxer and Pelosi's back yard

Oh please, please, please...unleash the kinetic, Vlad!

And...

Haven't we always be at war with Iraq?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:29 | 4848599 Bankster Kibble
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This is probably payback for USA jets over the Sea of Okhotsk.

I wish those Russkies would drop some money when they come for a visit.  We could use the tourism revenues.

"Wave to the nice jets, kids!"

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:12 | 4846750 Four chan
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the iraqi people deserve saddam. all the half way intelligent people were cowards and fled their country rather than making it better, the ignorant/dirtbags are all that is left. smoke em all.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 20:22 | 4846780 TahoeBilly2012
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Bombing legs and foreheads...a few at a time, sometime more.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:14 | 4847177 ThroxxOfVron
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:28 | 4847030 Rat Race Winner
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Poor USA, if only Obama would be replaced!!

Do you seriously think anything will get better once he is gone?!!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:10 | 4847166 PT
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Why, it seems like only last week that I was wondering about a "one last troop surge".  Oh, wait!  Here it is!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-04/guest-post-afghanistan-obamas-war

comment 4825678.

I must be psychic!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:17 | 4847169 SF beatnik
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oops  

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 06:31 | 4847751 Divine
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My Dad, who was a Colonel for the coalition in Afghanistan, told me that the hardest part of fighting with these middle easterners is that they dont wear uniform's and that every guy has an ak47. You will know at the last minute if a person is a "friend" or a "foe". 

They even celebrate with shooting in the air. One could buy an AK 47 with 30-100 $ in Afghanistan.

The US led coalition will be like targets if they will keep up the ground operation.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 09:13 | 4848035 SofaPapa
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"the hardest part of fighting with these middle easterners is that they dont wear uniform's and that every guy has an ak47."

My understanding of US history is that the British said much the same about the colonists during the US war for independence in the 1770s.  Replace an ak47 with a musket, and this story sounds awfully familiar...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 19:26 | 4846558 CH1
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If you can't get a new war, re-start an old one!

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