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Obama Sends 275 Troops To Iraq As Explosions Rock Baghdad Airport

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UPDATE: Moar 'boots on the ground' - U.S. TO DEPLOY UP TO ABOUT 275 ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL TO IRAQ

If you like your boots on the ground, you can keep them - as long as they are Special Forces boots. Following promises that there would be no American "combat" 'boots on the ground', AP reports that President Obama is considering sending a small number of special forces to help the government in Baghdad. According to the official rules of "boots-on-the-ground"-edness, CIA and Special Forces do not count so 'officially' no promises have been broken. It's not clear how quickly the special forces could arrive in Iraq; or whether they would remain in Baghdad or be sent to the nation's north. With rumors of explosions rocking Baghdad airport, we suspect the former.

 

As AP reports,

The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday.

 

While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the plan under consideration suggests he would be willing to send Americans into a collapsing security situation for training and other purposes.

 

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It's not clear how quickly the special forces could arrive in Iraq. It's also unknown whether they would remain in Baghdad or be sent to the nation's north.

But The White House is being very careful to exaplin that this is not "real" boots on the ground...

White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said no combat troops would be sent to Iraq, but that the U.S. is looking at other options.

 

"The president was very clear that we will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq," Hayden said in a statement. "That remains the case and he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraqi security forces."

Just special ones...

The mission almost certainly would be small: one U.S. official said it could be up to 100 special forces soldiers. It also could be authorized only as an advising and training mission — meaning the soldiers would work closely with Iraqi forces that are fighting the insurgency but not officially be considered as combat troops.

 

The troops would fall under the authority of the U.S. ambassador and would not be authorized to engage in combat, another U.S. official said. Their mission is "non-operational training" of both regular and counter terrorism units, which the military has interpreted to mean training on military bases, not in the field, the official said.

 

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Already, about 100 Marines and Army soldiers have been sent to Baghdad to help with embassy security, according to a U.S. official.

Obama made the end of the war in Iraq one of his signature campaign issues, and has touted the U.S. military withdrawal in December 2011 as one of his top foreign policy successes.

Mission Accomplished...

 

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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:42 | 4862630 the not so migh...
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if we gave them stingers in Syria, they are going to blow our shit out of the sky

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:44 | 4862635 Pladizow
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LETS fill those boots with congressmen and senators!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:46 | 4862643 NotApplicable
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And Czars! Don't forget the Czars!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:48 | 4862653 max2205
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What's the formula for how many to send to secure a billion dollar embassy?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:50 | 4862664 Occident Mortal
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Unable to drag Putin into a proxy war the CIA finally decides to go to war with itself.

Thus completing the ultimate .gov GDP igniting circle jerk.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:58 | 4862687 Manthong
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Gosh.. it has to pain them all up to the secret minaret at the black house to think they will have to throw billions of their funny money at defense in order not to have the whole cuntry rise up against them.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:58 | 4862715 Manthong
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“LETS fill those boots with congressmen and senators!”

.. and State Department including all of their children.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:01 | 4862727 gh0atrider
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gh0atrider has hooves on the ground...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:06 | 4862733 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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A hundred advisors don't amount to jack-shit... but it may ignite some misguided feelings of vengeance with the brain-dead proletariat when their dead bodies are being drug through the streets of Baghdad on the evening news. Iraqi War 3.0 here we come.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:12 | 4862761 disabledvet
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well...maybe we just need a better soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7XIL67QSME&feature=kp

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:27 | 4863007 Lore
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Willie Nelson - On the Road Again

Anything is better than the shit those ISIS killers are playing in their snuff clips. 

"Aegis" contractors played Elvis

 

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:36 | 4863239 Manthong
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was that a time jump into D.C.  2020?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:47 | 4863280 BraveSirRobin
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This is a disaster. I see no positive outcome. This looks like a huge sectarian war brewing in the Middle East. Like it or not, odds are we get sucked back in. I hope a small number of special forces and some well placed bribes will do the trick. we'll see.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:54 | 4863306 overmedicatedun...
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 nation building has come to this, why did barry bow to the saudi king? who got the weapons- barry sent out of libya? how does the IRS loose emails that are backed up off site? do you trust your MSM, and there were no gunmen on that grass hill in dallas, it all depends on what IS IS.....ISIS ISIS

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:07 | 4863344 g speed
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If AP is carrying the story boots have already been on the ground for a week or more---just giving a heads up here--

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:23 | 4863391 JLee2027
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If there was no oil in the Middle East they would all collapse back to feudalism very quickly. You cannot nation build Muslim countries, that's become all too clear to me now. It was a noble, but hopelessly flawed effort from the start.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:44 | 4863444 BringOnTheAsteroid
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I think the US is in some deperate need of nation building. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:13 | 4862768 Thought Processor
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We could use a Kubric like filmaker to come up with a new Dr. Stranglove type Satire which paradies this entire cluster fuck.

 

There are certainly more than enough real life WTF's here to use as 'inspiration'.

 

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:22 | 4862796 McMolotov
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Dr. Shortbus, or:
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Full-Retard

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:19 | 4862987 wisefool
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I have heard that compulsory voting will save democracy. That implies compuslory I.Q. tests for politicians.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:51 | 4863106 cynicalskeptic
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I thought we HAD a compulsory IQ test for politicians - nobody with an IQ over 80 allowed (and the lower the better).

TPTB don't like it when their hired minions actually start THINKING about what they're doing..... it gets messy when you have to plane crash a Senator or Congressman.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:01 | 4863126 wisefool
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Airfoils and magnets work better if you win in a land slide. or water slide. The last days of pompei rivals some of WB7's works.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:47 | 4863270 Thought Processor
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I like it.  And if I may add another variation to it:

 

Dr. Fulretard:
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Short Bus.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:47 | 4863272 Thought Processor
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Dup.

 

There's a glitch in the Matrix, all my posts get duplicated.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:15 | 4862769 Thought Processor
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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:23 | 4863001 max2205
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Ya think the iraqi army would stay and fight if their pay went to $15 per hour?...

didn't think so

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:12 | 4863163 knukles
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'Course not... They'd all be scrambling for the opportunities at Abdul's BBQ Baby Back Rib Cart franchises

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:56 | 4862912 Freddie
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This is such BS.  Other sites have said that the Syrians are blasting the shit out of ISIS plus Iran is in on the action and Iraqi's starting to fight back.

My guess is the spy agencies and State Dept will put Blackwater/Xe/Booz Allen/Whatever they are call this week/Rent A Scumbag Merc to bailout ISIS.

The USA, Saudis and ZATO have a lot invested in ISIS.   Send two-gun Johnny McCain.

http://www.syrianperspective.com/2014/06/syrian-air-force-rules-iraqs-sk...

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:27 | 4863019 disabledvet
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"Masters of Chaos." (see below.)

This intervention is being conducted by Special Operations. That's who ISIS in fact is.

Far from not needing boots on the ground...that is EXACTLY what this situation calls for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embassy_of_the_United_States,_Baghdad
2000 "diplomats." that's an impressive "legation."

Since the Airport has been attacked must assume that is not secure at the moment. This is on the Tigris River though...it might have some type of "port facility."

Maybe some "cool underground Shite" too.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:06 | 4863140 TheFourthStooge-ing
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+1 Freddie for the link to syrianperspective.com. It's the best place for info on what is happening in Syria, and I always get a laugh from Ziad's colorful descriptions of the exterminated wahhabi rodents:

Abu Al-Ashbaal (MOROCCAN SARDINE BLADDER)
Mut’ib Al-‘Usayli (SAUDI ARABIAN FROG VOMIT)
Al-‘Arabi Al-Ghazaali (ALGERIAN PALMETTO BUG DROPPING)
Yunus Zhaafiri (SAUDI ARABIAN WEASEL MEATPIE)
Manhal Al-Jarraash (TUNISIAN TUNA ABUSER)
“Abu Salaah” (JORDANIAN WORM SLIME)
Bandar ‘Abdul-Rahmaan (YEMENI DUNG BEETLE)
“Abu-Haneefa Al-Tunisi” (TUNISIAN TOILET BRUSH)

I don't care who you are - that's funny.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:15 | 4863170 Anybody
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Re: Freddie - "This is such BS."

 

I think you may be on to something. It is entirely possible that they will bail out ISIS so they can continue their murderous campaign in Syria.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:15 | 4862980 ebworthen
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Blackhawk Down II.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:41 | 4863062 SDShack
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At least Blackhawk Down caused the resignation of Les Aspin as Sec of Def. When 0zer0 and his minions constantly fuck up, no one is held accountable. Hell, no one even ends up on a hot seat.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:36 | 4863044 SDShack
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100 "advisors" means 100 "hostages". That means at least 500 Al Queada fighters will be freed as ransom. Probably more, since 5:1 was for a PFC Deserter. A Special Ops is probably worth 10x that. Unless they know too much. Then all they are worth is a faulty helicopter ride.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:47 | 4863988 dart67eb
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Obama won't trade for them unless they first desert and convert.  Why would he want real soldiers around? 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:41 | 4863068 Stuck on Zero
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"A hundred advisors don't amount to jack-shit"

Maybe not.  100 guys carrying gold bricks and antiquities could load up quite a few choppers in a hurry.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:46 | 4862870 MeMongo
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Goatfucker has a hoof in his ass if he thinks his crypto currency is any safer than any other electronic widget:-)

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:24 | 4863009 CheapBastard
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Does this mean summer student exchange classes at Baghadad U are cancelled?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:48 | 4863093 Dr. Destructo
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I knew the Goat Simulator was just another DOD training tool, yet nobody believed me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Simulator

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:10 | 4862724 sunaJ
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"The president was very clear that we will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq," Hayden said in a statement.

 

"Not subject to third-party contractors, 'super-secret' exemptions, capricious changing of minds or false flags," Hayden failed to mention.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:13 | 4862762 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Whenever Obama "is very clear" that something isn't happening or going to happen rest-assured it is/will.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:25 | 4862810 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Hey, c'mon, they're only going to be sent in for "training and other purposes".

What could go wrong?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:58 | 4862927 Freddie
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Yeah but ISIS is our (State Dept) good Al Queada and the Nazis in western Ukriane are our (Nudelman's) good nazis.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:23 | 4862805 Martial
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* OBAMA: JUST THE TIP!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:01 | 4863323 RafterManFMJ
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It's important we supply stinger-brand manpads to Iraq so they can shoot down our previously supplied Blackhawk helicopters captured and operated by ISIS non-state department AlQueada operatives who would be state department approved and armed if they were fighting a few hundred miles west in Syria well before we ship the fancy F16 fighters.

Make sense? Fuckit - as long as the checks keep clearing.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:33 | 4863418 Bunga Bunga
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Go to war with itself - a Keynesian wet dream. Even Krugman is impressed.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:51 | 4862669 machineh
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Enough to fly evacuation helicopters off the roof.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:59 | 4862717 Ms. Erable
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The formula is to send enough troops so that when they die en masse the 'Mercan sheeple will clamor for some 'action' and 'justice'. Sad thing is that it works every fucking time.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:17 | 4862985 SWRichmond
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Even that would not work this time.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:48 | 4862657 Occident Mortal
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Unable to drag Putin into a proxy war the CIA finally decides to go to war with itself.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:51 | 4862670 NotApplicable
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"How else you gonna guarantee victory?"

said every Rothschild, ever

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:52 | 4862671 disabledvet
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Does the Ambassador get to shoot back?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:43 | 4863071 spekulatn
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Won't be necessary. Hash tags are the new weapon of choice.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:10 | 4862754 SilverRhino
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If want surreal consider this.   

 

The USA by dropping soldiers into this mess is now effectively de facto allied with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that is also deployed inside Iraq.   

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:17 | 4862775 CrashisOptimistic
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Oh I can beat that.

Rumor has it these guys have bank accounts amounting to about $848 million paying for their ammo, food and gasoline.

If they get control of a pipeline or three, and an oil field of three, they'll be getting paid that amount weekly because no way in hell at $113 Brent can even another drop be sanctioned off the market.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:21 | 4862793 sushi
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There are reports that part of their funding is derived from the sale of oil from wells they control in the Kirkuk area. The buyer is reported to be the Syrian Government in some under the table negotiation.

Given the inscestous nature of this clusterfuck I wouldn't be suprised to learn the entire Middle East has been organized by Milo Minderbinder.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:31 | 4863027 disabledvet
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god forbid if some "truthiness" explodes here too.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:19 | 4862988 bbq on whitehou...
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I can beat that.
If you control oil fields then you can sell oil as cheap as you want. Crash the oil futures market. Putin rolls over and you not only have Iraq but Russa by the balls.
Who will buy oil when your giving it away.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:03 | 4863133 Citxmech
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Gonna be a way easier for them to drive the price up than down.  We are a loooooooong way from the "Devil's Bushel" in this tight of an oil market.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:30 | 4863213 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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That only works to a point if you can't keep up with the demand, cheap oil or not. It is a limited market when you don't have the manpower and know how to maximize the production.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:13 | 4862973 Freddie
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ISIS are our (NWO-ZATO) guys.  McCain's liver eaters. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:40 | 4863060 ross81
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funny thing is if it had been the Revolutionary Guards (and not the United States of Anarchy) who overthrew Saddam, Iraq would probably be a stable country right now, free of both Salafists and Depleted Uranium.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:35 | 4863230 Man Who Was Thursday
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We were allways at war with Euroasia, not Oceania

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:14 | 4862770 MASTER OF UNIVERSE
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Bingo

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:49 | 4862662 Uncle Remus
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Czar Bomba?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:53 | 4862678 Escrava Isaura
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We have a kind of myopia. We tend to view the world and our moral systems from the vantage point of our own position and what accentuates or even exalts us. We tend to believe that the societies we live in are moral. This is a fact of human nature, and not to see it is dangerous because you fall into these very frightening secular or religious utopian belief systems. Utopian is a word that means “no place.” Utopian worlds do not exist. And when you build ethical systems based on utopian beliefs, they always descend into criminality and moral depravity. The Fascist and Communist movements were utopian movements. In many ways, the war in Iraq is a classic example of a utopian movement. We don’t often look at Dick Cheney as a utopian, but he is. I spent seven years in the Middle East as the Middle East bureau chief for the New York Times. All of us who spent a prolonged period of time in the Middle East and spoke the language never felt that the war in Iraq or the occupation of Iraq was a good idea.

Chris Hedges

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:07 | 4862744 Uncle Remus
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Chris tends to over think things on occasion. Anyone paying attention knows that America is not a moral society.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:08 | 4862956 Escrava Isaura
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Uncle

 

It beats under-thinking—basing your thinking in erroneous information.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:50 | 4863292 Uncle Remus
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At first glance, this seems a non-sequitur, but it fits your prose.

I would suggest that your statement is incomplete, that is, erroneous information you know to be so, yet not changing your thought process. Reminds me of something attributed to Einstein. Or Mark Twain.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:03 | 4863134 cynicalskeptic
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Iraq was supposed to be some kind of free market Ayn-Randian neocon wet dream.  They sent a ton of politically vetted but otherwise unqualified 'nation-builders' over to create an idealized 'democratic' state that would show all the Arabs (and rest of the world) how great government COULD be if it were minimal and letting private enterprise have a free hand.  (with that government being a puppet state controlled by the US)

of course it was a total clusterfuck.   The 'idealized' concept was cover for a scheme to grab oil cheap and funnel off billions in 'rebuilding' schemes than would never be completed.  They grabbed as much as they could of the latter but couldn;t lock in long term oil contracts before we got booted.  Turns out the Iraqis preferred anyone BUT the US telling them how to do things.  Still the case.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:59 | 4863316 falconflight
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"Ayn-Randian neocon wet dream?"  What?  Please explain the meaning of oxymoron...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:31 | 4864143 mc225
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neocons were never 'randian', dude. neocons always have believed in the nanny state -- 'nanny state of war' if you will.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:46 | 4862645 quintago
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A long convoy of brand new white toyotas, and we can't take them out? This shit stinks

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:48 | 4862658 cossack55
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The Toyos retain so much residual radiation from Fuku that it destroys the guidance systems of missles prior to impact.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:49 | 4862660 ParkAveFlasher
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That's because our guys drive GM cars.  No IEDs necessary, they blow themselves up.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:24 | 4862809 Everybodys All ...
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They don't stand out against the brown desert floor like a GM (Government Motors) gdp building flat bed.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:05 | 4863335 RafterManFMJ
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Oxymoron - someone on a three day OxyContin bender.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:17 | 4862781 corporatewhore
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be still my heart!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:35 | 4862840 OceanX
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:44 | 4862863 docmac324
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I was thinking about Banksters and the 1% crew

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:00 | 4862933 SantaClaws
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Let's just have Barry draw a red line around Iraq.  That will stop the bad guys in their tracks.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:06 | 4863343 americanspirit
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Let's see- how many Special Forces advisors did JFK send to Vietnamin 1961? As I recall it was only a hundred or so. Strictly advisory. Training and such. No direct combat role. Then came the Gulf of Tonkin "incident". And the US carrier Bush is just sitting there. How convenient.

Reminds me of the Texan's remark the first time he was served Sushi. "Sushi, huh. Back home we call this bait."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:05 | 4862951 Hard Assets
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I get it !

Obama says (to ISIS belligerents), " You dorks....we are giving you guns and money to fight in Syria, WTF are you doing here !! Get your jihadist asses back to Syria!"

WTF is this circle (or am I really confused)? Help the ISIS/jihadist/Al Queda (in Syria) and stop them (in Iraq)?

Is this really happening?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:59 | 4863124 El Vaquero
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It seems to be.  Details will not be known, but this is like stepping in a pile of Spinosaurus shit.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:54 | 4863299 Bob
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It's a perfect storm for Barry The Bomber.  When the "terrorists" kill our "advisors," that will allow Barry to swoop in with good old, time proven Amurkin vengeance! 

The people will love it.  It echoes alot of the 911 drama that has been branded into their brains as deeply as their own names. 

If the faux terrorists don't kill Our Boys . . . well now, that doesn't really make much sense, does it?

Could shit really be so simple . . . over and over and over again?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:05 | 4862952 rubiconsolutions
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As I've said many times I am no fan of the military. It simply provides muscle for an immoral government. If those people currently enlisted don't stand up and say "we ain't going" then they will get exactly what is due them. And the military leadership needs to stand up and make a statement to that effect. Yeah, I know...they answer to civilan authority...blah, blah, blah. But at some point in time people need to act on principle rather than some convoluted interpretation of the constitution. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:35 | 4863042 sgt_doom
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Right at this very minute some serious shit is going down in Iraq, some of it wrongfully (???) financed by America --- the extremist faction of al Qaeda, ISIS, is spreading murder and mayhem throughout the region.

Billions go to the Pentagon's NSA, DIA, etc., and also to the "civilian" intel agency, the CIA --- yet this crap suddenly erupts?

Where the fuck is the DIA, the CIA, the NSA and all those other intel agencies within the Pentagon?

Why the fuck are all these billions being spent, other than for domestic surveillance against the populace of the USA plus financial intelligence gathered for Wall Streeters?

Time to disband all these effing agencies --- after the proper transparent forensic audits have been done immediately to capture all the crooks there!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:24 | 4863194 robertsgt40
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If I were those troops I'd be nervous about camping at an embassy.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:59 | 4863321 Buck Johnson
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This is going to end real badly, I mean the helicopters on the roof of the US Embassy badly.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:36 | 4863425 ObamaDepression
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If they didn't have them before they do NOW

US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/06/16/us-made-stinger-missiles-have-li...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:43 | 4862633 Dr. Engali
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Go back to golfing you limp wristed fucker. I don't care if you golf very day for the rest of your term. At least you'll be out of sight.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:03 | 4862736 ACP
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Not only out of sight, but the less he does, the better.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:27 | 4862817 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Go back to golfing you limp wristed fucker.

Chimpy Bush dazzled us with The Surge. Now it's Obama's turn, as he implements The Spooge.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:36 | 4862827 sunaJ
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Come now, dear Doctor, I know you are capable of deeper analysis than limp-wristed fucker.  He is a ninny on puppet strings with ambiguous gender-role mannerisms.  Though, the fucker does enter into it because his failures translate into a world-class raping.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:35 | 4862831 Everybodys All ...
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Remember he has a phone and a pen when it comes to fucking things up with our economy, health care, IRS, NSA, etc. When it comes to making a decision on foreign policy where his leadership is needed and executive powers are granted he wimps out every time. The one common thread is his Muslim sympathyzer Valerie Jarrett.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:44 | 4862636 Kassandra
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Fuck,fuck,fuck

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:10 | 4862757 Omegaman2211
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What's wrong?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:11 | 4862763 SgtShaftoe
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<Overhead> "Kassandra, kassandra to the white courtesy telephone."

"Yes, Kassandra, sorry we never listened to you before, quite a shame really, seems you were right all along.  Though we're kind of in a bit of a pickle now old chap.  It seems someone you know is making a mess of things.  Nemesis is really fucking pissed off and is setting the entire world on fire..."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:44 | 4862638 BobTheSlob
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Barry bin Laden. Lives to fail yet another day. Hey this is all Bush's fault isn't it?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:47 | 4862648 john39
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they both serve the same master.  they are both in part responsible.  Though, you have to wonder how much of substance either knows or knew.  I suspect not much, handlers behind the scenes engineered all of this, with the intention of creating chaos.  Mission accomplished indeed.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:47 | 4862651 NotApplicable
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It's neither of their fault, as they're just tools like you.

Go play lefty/righty somewhere else, okay?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:57 | 4862710 TahoeBilly2012
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Amen, some of you people are pretty smart and pretty dumb. Bush, Obama, Hilary, these are cartoon characters at best. 10% of Americans are "awake", but 99% still don't see any game plan, they just think our leaders are criminal/stupid/failures, they are most likely doing exactly what their bosses want, total destruction of nation states and tribal warfare everywhere.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:09 | 4862752 Five8Charlie
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Can you run that math by me one more time?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:03 | 4862943 Escrava Isaura
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Tahoe.... Math aside….

10% [33 millions of Americans] awake? I don't think you can get 10% on these 33 million.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:45 | 4862639 Watts_D_Matter
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I guess the SF guys are going to teach the Iraqi's how to dispose of their weapons and how to run....WTF...Why waste our tax dollars and our highly trained troops to teach these guys how to run?  Hey Monkey boy in DC...why not send the community organizers there to stop the violence...For someone who tells people he does not like war, he sure gets our troops in them quite a bit...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:56 | 4862914 Aussie V
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What I don't get is there is never a question on "Training Iraqi's"

The Iraqi's have been trained by the best for the last 10-11 years. But, as soon as there is a battle they turn and run. They never seem to learna anything!

Why don't they ever learn anything?? and, IF they are too dumb to learn anything why continue to pretend to teach em??

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:34 | 4863034 CheapBastard
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I'd be very pessimistic if it were not the Summer of Recovery ... again.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:35 | 4863041 ross81
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I'm guessing it's because the post-Saddam regime in Baghdad has always had next to nothing in terms of both power and credibilty, from all sectors of Iraqi sociiety as well as from abroad. Oh sure the MSM  and Western govts have heaped praise on the multiple elections, the "purple fingers", etc as proof of the triumph of Western democracy. But anyone with more than a few brain cells knows it's pure theatre. Both Iran and the US have been able to manipulate Baghdad. Most of their soldiers are only in it for a regular paycheck amidst the chaos and despair still prevalent across the nation 11 years on. The fact that a few thousand psychopaths can take vast swathes of territory within a week proves all this.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:46 | 4862640 ParkAveFlasher
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Unleash the Wookie...I mean, Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of Choom...I mean, Damn Reggie Love's Stink Pole, Full Speed Behind! ...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:45 | 4862642 Devotional
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<-- tie bush to a missile

<-- tie bush and obama to a missile

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:47 | 4862652 ParkAveFlasher
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<Tie Congress to missile, fire it at WDC.

<Watch the World Cup!  wooooohoooo

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:57 | 4862700 Dave Thomas
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Get Nancy Pelosi to do a steamy pole dance just ahead of advancing ISIL forces. Watch ISIL forces melt like them Nazis from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Problem Solved.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:26 | 4862995 SWRichmond
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..having a bad afternoon and needed a laugh.  Thank you friend!

Edit: also now having a glass of Stone Enjoy By and that might have something to do with it too...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:38 | 4863248 Grouchy Marx
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No thanks, Dave. Cuz now I need something to detox my brain after reading that. Just an awful visual.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:18 | 4862783 Urban Redneck
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45 Minutes until Ghana v USSA

Starts at midnight Ghana time, and yet there will probably be more viewers in Ghana than Texas (which has about the same population and far money per capita for TVs)...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:51 | 4862897 Everybodys All ...
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FIFA Soccer is like watching the future NWO games.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:24 | 4863008 ross81
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.....with a nuclear warhead and aimed at Tel Aviv.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:47 | 4862647 El Vaquero
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Awww, fuck me!  We first got involved in Vietnam as advisors.  We all know how that turned out. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:49 | 4862661 NotApplicable
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Movie material?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:24 | 4862808 corporatewhore
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history rhymes

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:32 | 4862833 El Vaquero
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Then does Iraq II and Afghanistan count as the French and Indian War?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:09 | 4863351 RafterManFMJ
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Damn right we know how that worked out! We pushed those Germans into the sea, and Amurika won again! FUCK YEA!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:47 | 4862649 Rakshas
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stinkers don't work against coalition aircraft doncha know...... cause that would be dumb to give them to the enemy of your friends enemy's enemy ..... of course the "Failure of Imagination" defense has been used in similar cases of state sponsored stupidity..... so ..... ahhhhh..... Yeah ...... I think we're done here....

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:47 | 4862650 Uncle Remus
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So, no NV airshow?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:12 | 4863356 RafterManFMJ
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Ann-Margret's not coming?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:35 | 4863422 Uncle Remus
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Son of a...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:48 | 4862654 salvadordaly
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I think about 550 marines will be arriving off the war ship headed that way!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:49 | 4862886 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

I think about 550 marines will be arriving off the war ship headed that way!

Unpossible. They're just out for some well deserved rest and relaxation.

"550 passengers set sail that day
for a three hour tour,
a three hour tour."

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

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:49 | 4862665 Dr. Engali
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Big bold headline on Huffpo:

At last: Obama Taking on LGBT Discrimination !

I'm glad he and they are focused on the important topics.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:50 | 4862668 css1971
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I don't know what LGBT is... Does that make me old?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:33 | 4862785 stant
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No it means your willing to skip the latest bs trendy thing they are pushing on the propaganda tv and say bring on the next one. Which involves getting to fuk shit up

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:23 | 4862798 john39
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clearly you didn't recently attend a U.S. public school, where homosexual propaganda is now taught in place of math and science. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:19 | 4863179 stant
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Herman gouring said if we didn't have the jews we would have had to invent them . Well this lbgt thing as all others before and is now is that in reverse . Create a new morale high ground. That is used to loot our sorry ass. The us gov makes good money freeing the shit out of people

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:02 | 4862935 krispkritter
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Lazy Golfer Blows Transexuals?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:15 | 4863368 RafterManFMJ
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I think it's a tasty sandwich with organic lettuce, bacon, and tomato on toasted bread.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:06 | 4862743 Emergency Ward
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This Yahoo headline is gonna break some hearts:

Bill Clinton most admired president of the last 25 years
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:20 | 4863382 RafterManFMJ
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Bill Clin-ton was the first president in my memory to openly and publicly demonstrate it's all a lie and a joke.

Laughing at funerals and the invasion beaches of France - until he noticed a camera, then suddenly crying ...

Mocking his inquisitors - 'depends on what the meaning if is, is'

Cynically nailing anything that cannot get away while the so-called Feminists demurely don their ball gags...

Ole Billy boy was a big clue for me how the whole thing is a lie and a joke...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:49 | 4862667 css1971
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Hey dont we have drones for this? Y'know. Zap! Problem solved.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:52 | 4862674 FubarNation
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I feel for the poor civs in Iraq and all the Americans who lost their lives, limbs ect.  Fucking idiots (hello Barry, Valjar et al.) making decicions that will kill innocent lives.  Arming the Insurgents via Syria.  FUBAR.

This shit is going to get deep.  Barry is fucked.  Poor execution of the pull out.  Iraq isn't like Reggies bung hole.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:57 | 4862705 Rakshas
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....I thought Reggie was the Pitcher........ No??

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:20 | 4863380 g speed
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flip a coin--heads or tails--

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:07 | 4862745 SofaPapa
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"Poor execution of the pull out."

There could never have been a good execution of getting out when going in was the problem.  Don't get me wrong, Obama is a moron, though he has little actual say in US policy, just as Bush Jr was also a figurehead.  

What is happening now, however, was written into the cards the second the US went in and scrambled the eggs in the first place, thinking they were smart enough to reconstruct them the way they wanted when they were done.  What we are currently witnessing is the wages of hubris, and entirely expected.  I also, like you, feel for all the people whose lives have been thrown away (especially for the Iraqis, who were given no voice in any of these decisions) by the stupidity of a group of people who have paid zero price for their grand ambitions.  I wish I believed in Hell right now, because there is a place there for these men and women.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:03 | 4863331 gonetogalt
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Here's a thought; Israel has been attacked four times since 1948, usually by well organized alliances of their neighbors.  Now with the entire ME in chaos there isn't a single credible military threat to israel. This isn't coincidence, it isn't a fuck-up, it's a plan coming together.

On the early success of ISIS and the rout of the Iraqi garrisons, consider the 1st Cavalry Division on Garrison duty in Korea in 1950. One day everything is fine, suddenly a million screaming NKs pour across the border and anniliate an entire US division, hell, the commanding general spent the entire war in a major's uniform sitting in a POW camp.

My point is, let's see how the Iraqis regroup and counterattack.

What a clusterfuck.

 

 

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:52 | 4862675 machineh
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Shock and awe, bItCheZ -- their turn!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:52 | 4862677 css1971
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Seems to me that the Iraqi army models itself rather too much on the French.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:37 | 4863052 CheapBastard
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I knew things were in control there when they started air lifting people out of there.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:23 | 4863390 RafterManFMJ
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French did not lack bravery but were poorly led with poor doctrine.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 03:52 | 4864195 Analyse2
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"The Iraqi army models itself rather too much on the French"
Stupid joke, and a new example - still remaining, even in ZH - of the avalanche of propaganda and silly jokes after the firm and sensible refusal of the French to join America in Irak, in 2003 ...
Since France refused to go to Iraq, American warmongers made French army look like cowards and a counter-model – as a punishment.

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