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"US Willing To Work With Iran" But John Kerry Claims ISIS Doesn't Have Ability To Overrun Baghdad

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Despite Secretary of State John Kerry predicting today that Sunni militants in Iraq do not have the ability to overrun Baghdad, the Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists. Speaking with Yahoo's Katie Kouric, Kerry confidently explained, "I don’t believe that they will in the near term certainly, and I don’t believe they necessarily can at all," overrun Baghdad or other major cities. Having "absolutely, unquestionably" denied that the turmoil in Iraq could have been prevented if US left a residual force, he somewhat shockingly submitted that the US is "open to any constructive process here [with Iran] that can minimize the violence, hold Iraq together, the integrity of the country and eliminate the presence of outside terrorist forces."

Baghdad not in trouble (well that's jinxed it)...

Secretary of State John Kerry predicted Monday that Sunni militants in Iraq do not have the ability to overrun Baghdad.


During an interview with Yahoo News, Kerry said he is “absolutely convinced” the U.S. Embassy there has the security to keeps U.S. personnel safe as a militants with the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have taken over a number of large cities in the country.


“I don’t believe that they will in the near term certainly, and I don’t believe they necessarily can at all,” he said of the group’s ability to take over the capital. “But that remains to be determined by the decision that are made over the course of the next few days.”

And while Baghdad is safe, the US is willing to work with its old enemy Iran...

The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

Kerry said the administration was open to any constructive process that would reduce violence.

Let's see what Iran might or might not be willing to do before we start making any pronouncements,” Kerry told Yahoo News. “I think we are open to any constructive process here that can minimize the violence, hold Iraq together, the integrity of the country and eliminate the presence of outside terrorist forces.”


“We’re open to discussions if there is something constructive that can be contributed by Iran, if Iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of Iraq and ability of the government to reform,” Kerry said.


Separately, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns may raise the issue with Iran when talks over that country’s nuclear program resume in Geneva on Wednesday.


We are sure that will all end well. Yes, you can keep your Nuclear Weapons (just promise not to thretane Israel more than 3 times per year) as long as you 'fix' Iraq...

Of course, it wouldn't be US politics without some WWII analogies...

On Sunday, Graham said that a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to keep Iraq from collapsing.


He said a U.S. partnership with Iran would make him uncomfortable but likened it to the United States working with Soviet leader Josef Stalin in World War II against Adolf Hitler.

Small world eh, but we'd hate to paint it.

As we noted before in our "Lines In The Sand" post, it's tough to know who your friends are (if any)...


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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:46 | 4863451 Five8Charlie
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Iran is laughing at us.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:50 | 4863463 max2205
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Come on John.....1 hove if they can two if they can't. ....bbbbbrrrrrruuuuuuhhhhhh

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:51 | 4863467 knukles
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The whole world is laughing at us.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:52 | 4863469 macholatte
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Please, somebody, post links to something Kerry has done in the last 20 years that was original and beneficial to the average American.


I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Andrew Jackson


I'm fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there's a lot of poetry in it. There's a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you'd better listen to it pretty carefully, 'cause it's important.

John F. Kerry



Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:54 | 4863477 knukles
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Can anybody figure the fuck out who is on whose side anymore?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:55 | 4863480 El Vaquero
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I'm on my side knucks.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:58 | 4863498 knukles
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That makes you one of the few sane and very special, Vaquero

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:02 | 4863507 Never One Roach
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Emergency air lifting the folks out of Baghdad reasssures me we have everything under control.




Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:11 | 4863545 kliguy38
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John's puttin' on his big boy pants and gettin' ready to go out hunt shells on Martha's Vineyard after a rough day on the back nine....then its roasted corn and clams at nine...and then its sex toys with mommy at 11.........

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:12 | 4863679 mjcOH1
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"Speaking with Yahoo's Katie Kouric, Kerry confidently explained, "I don’t believe that they will in the near term certainly, and I don’t believe they necessarily can at all," overrun Baghdad or other major cities."


Ground control to Major Mosul not the fifth largest city in Iraq, and with 1.7million residents larger than the 5th largest city in the US (Philadelphia...population 1.5million)?

What's the red-line here for 'major'?  No tier 1 yacht club?   No Heinz distributorship?   Can't get a decent hot toddy at the Mosul Hilton?    No direct flight to Marth's Vineyard?  

Enquiring minds want to know.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:24 | 4863936 Rootin' for Putin
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I was thinking that too.  Of course JK has all the invoices for the weapons and ammmo and training he has given isis so maybe he knows what they can do.

Although he may have to include the new hardware they have looted and what the $429 million they just got from the bank will buy them.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:53 | 4864326 Keyser
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Kerry will just bore them to death with his monotone drivel... I often wonder why we have such idiots in government, then realize that anyone with any brains would avoid elected / appointed positions like the plague...


Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:13 | 4863555 Boomberg
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Hey can i be on your side too? I know nothing about you but at least I know where I stand. 

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 01:30 | 4864103 All is chosen
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Tony Blair?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:53 | 4863468 RaiZH
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Not as much as those Wahhabis over at the House of Saud. 

Divide and Conquer. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:59 | 4863500 TeethVillage88s
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Has to be a word: Mea Culpa maybe?

As the worlds only Financial, Military & Political Superpower (for now)

- The US Leaders will not bow, apologize, beg, differ leadership in anything. The US Ego & Competitiveness even now prevents us from doing a normal military after action report or Review of Actions of our Foreign Policy, drone Policy, Hegemonic Policy, or policy of supporting tyrants & dictators. Dirty Wars are not new and the US Seems to have been involved in suppression of Democracy all over South American and the Middle East.

- Look at Dems & GOP in Washington DC you never see responsibility, honesty, transparency, openness, or any attempt to fix the problems, fictions, and frauds of the past. The US Intelligence Committees being a big part of this.

- We use Proxies to conduct foreign policy and to spy on all of the worlds people so why admit the tiniest transgression.

- Since we won't apologize or differ any leadership to Iran, MY GUESS IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN OR NEVER WORK PAST 30 Days.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:21 | 4863580 Berspankme
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Did couric blow him as usual?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:47 | 4863453 Sutton
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In other words, Bye Bye Baghdad.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:50 | 4863454 navy62802
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If John Kerry says it, you should anticipate exactly the opposite happening. The man is an idiot. Besides, one should never underestimate the enemy under any circumstances.

Here is what I see happening. The US and Iran come to some sort of deal whereby Iranian forces deploy to Baghdad to defend the city. Then, ISIS forces begin advancing on the Embassy and the US launches an air raid that kills ISIS fighters but also kills Iranian soldiers. Then we have an entirely new problem on our hands.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:04 | 4863514 Make_Mine_A_Double
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+1 Kerry has been wrong on every god damn micro or Marco global issue for last 40+ years - every g d time.

Therefore given this statement fire up the Sea Stallions and prepare for evacuation.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:16 | 4863564 machineh
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Kerry said he is “absolutely convinced” the U.S. Embassy there has the security to keeps U.S. personnel safe.

Of course. There's a 'safe room' bunker in the basement.

Everyone can just lock thseemlves in, send some texts, and wait for the attackers to go out for pizza.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 01:41 | 4864113 andrewp111
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It is just about time for an Israeli nuke strike on Iran. Then the ISIS Caliphate can take them out too.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:49 | 4863455 SilverIsMoney
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We are already in the 1984 moment where the enemy and allies keep chaning so often it's hard to remember... it's only going to get worse. Demand of every elected official that we close all of our bases and bring our troops home. Freedom here starts with bringing everyone back to fight for it... They can go secure the border first. We have more nukes than we'll ever need to defend ourselves and the chances of terrorist attacks only increase with our support to Israel and Occupation/Manipulation of the Middle East.


Ron Paul was right.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:48 | 4863458 El Vaquero
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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:49 | 4863461 Milton Waddams
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Shock Doctrine

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:50 | 4863462 Reaper
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The Obama/Kerry kiss of death for Iraq?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:54 | 4863474 Atomizer
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Ha ha ha, this shit hole debacle never gets better. John Kerry is just pealing a onion. Tears sent off the the next proxy war. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:57 | 4863488 Osmium
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Let's see, they went through the rest of the country like shit through a goose, but NO WAY can they over run Baghdad

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:57 | 4863489 Chupacabra-322
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What will surprise those who may already be surprised about the Dönmeh connection to Turkey, is the Dönmeh connection to the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia.

An Iraqi Mukhabarat (General Military Intelligence Directorate) Top Secret report, “The Emergence of Wahhabism and its Historical Roots,” dated September 2002 and released on March 13, 2008, by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in translated English form, points to the Dönmeh roots of the founder of the Saudi Wahhabi sect of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab. Much of the information is gleaned from the memoirs of a “Mr. Humfer,” (as spelled in the DIA report, “Mr. Hempher” as spelled the historical record) a British spy who used the name “Mohammad,” claimed to be an Azeri who spoke Turkish, Persian, and Arabic and who made contact with Wahhab in the mid-18th century with a view of creating a sect of Islam that would eventually bring about an Arab revolt against the Ottomans and pave the way for the introduction of a Jewish state in Palestine. Humfer’s memoirs are recounted by the Ottoman writer and admiral Ayyub Sabri Pasha in his 1888 work, “The Beginning and Spreading of Wahhabism.”

In his book, The Dönmeh Jews, D. Mustafa Turan writes that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq. The Iraqi intelligence report also states that in his book, The Dönmeh Jews and the Origin of the Saudi Wahhabis, Rifat Salim Kabar reveals that Shulman eventually settled in the Hejaz, in the village of al-Ayniyah what is now Saudi Arabia, where his grandson founded the Wahhabi sect of Islam. The Iraqi intelligence report states that Shulman had been banished from Damascus, Cairo, and Mecca for his “quackery.” In the village, Shulman sired Abdul Wahhab. Abdel Wahhab’s son, Muhammad, founded modern Wahhabism.

The Iraqi report also makes some astounding claims about the Saud family. It cites Abdul Wahhab Ibrahim al-Shammari’s book, The Wahhabi Movement: The Truth and Roots, which states that King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Kingdom of Saudi Arabia monarch, was descended from Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Moishe, a Jewish merchant also from Basra. In Nejd, Moishe joined the Aniza tribe and changed his name to Markhan bin Ibrahim bin Musa. Eventually, Mordechai married off his son, Jack Dan, who became Al-Qarn, to a woman from the Anzah tribe of the Nejd. From this union, the future Saud family was born.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:46 | 4864691 TruthHunter
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The British had a clever plan for supporting the House of Saud.

A backward reactionary group in charge of Mecca seemed a great idea.

They didn't count on oil. 


The House still hasn't paid its retribution for the genocide it inflicted on the Peninsula.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:57 | 4863492 GooseShtepping Moron
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Beware of Persians bearing gifts. Ahmadinejad and Rouhani have been studying under Putin and now they know how to play this just right. Iran will "offer its assitance," keep the peace (relatively speaking) in Iraq, then tell the war-weary Americans "You guys can go on home now, we got this one--oh, but we could use a few hundred billion in foreign aid to cover expenses," and then they'll own the place.

Who needs suicide bombers and hijacked airliners when you can just get the pitiful giant to hand the world over to you?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:58 | 4863494 Yen Cross
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     Famous last words straight from the horses mouth...Just like the Ukraine peace deal.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:58 | 4863499 Tracerfan
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The U.S. broke Iraq and is now breaking Syria and Ukraine.

Now the U.S. isn't happy that the people helping it break Syria have futher broken Iraq, and is willing to work with Iran (which is trying not to break Syria) to help not further break Iraq.

The stench of U.S. government hypocricy and meddling is infinite.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:02 | 4863504 Osmium
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+1 for being able to explain it.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:05 | 4864010 napper
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Succinct. Accurate. Comical.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:03 | 4863512 Never One Roach
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I can see oil hitting $150 by end of year.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:04 | 4863515 Catullus
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ISIS? Isn't that the spy agency in Archer?

Let's see... an installed Shia government that's been slaughtering Sunnis and preventing them being in the Iraqi government. Yeah. They'll never take Baghdad. No one in that city wants revenge.


Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:07 | 4863731 NoDebt
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I think you're right, Catullus.  Up arrow for mentioning Archer.  Love that show.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:07 | 4863517 khakuda
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So let's see, now we negotiate with terrorists and trade them 5 for 1.  And the Iranians are our buddies.  The Commander in Chief announces to ISIS not to worry, no ground opposition is forthcoming.  The IRS is allowed to lose critical email records like Nixon's Watergate tape gap with little fallout.  The Fed is allowed to create money out of thin air to buy whatever they want and leave interest rates at zero for as long as they want .  Student debt can be repudiated after a set period of time.

Seriously, what country is this?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:11 | 4863547 Xibalba
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The International State of Control

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:14 | 4863519 earleflorida
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the last thing iran needs is the great satan's help, period!

bush#43 and team... the, 'axis of evil', progenitors, play'd this scenario on their 3D matrix ic/cpu 30 x 60 sq.ft. square screen at foggy bottom back in 2000/pre-election a ziilion times.

it's all coming together nicely now, with iraq finally about to welcome?, and invite with open arms?, the great satan. and, with iran knowing now (perhaps it isn't to late for iran and iraq to tell bush inc & co., to go and fuck themselves) that the matrix is flashing RED!!!

a two-fer if iraq let's the exceptionalist in their back yard via iran.

has anyone notice how quiet NK has been lately... because there's black clouds overhead, and it's not a natural tsunami?

we got em!....................... all


Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:07 | 4863530 Atomizer
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Hinez ketchup surplus or broken market share into new emerging markets? Tell us the truth. We will finally uncover it. Denial gets you fired.  

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:10 | 4863541 Duc888
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Make_Mine_a_double :+1 Kerry has been wrong on every god damn micro or Marco global issue for last 40+ years - every g d time.


Absolutely.  I hope he runs for POTUS, he's a shoe-in.  I might start voting again.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:13 | 4863558 pakled
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Speaking with Yahoo's Katie Kouric..., Kerry confidently explained, ... I don’t believe they necessarily can at all," overrun Baghdad or other major cities


'Yahoo's Katie Kouric'. 'other major cities'. OMG. Not counting the second major city. Hmm. Just one Yahoo to another.


"I feel safer already"

- Hudson


ps - gotta love those ZH maps.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:21 | 4863577 cristo
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if i was to advise Iran i would just tell them "IT'S A TRAP !!!!!!!!!!"

All the USA has done in the past 35 years is try and fuck you up and now they need your help , you guys can't be that stupid and fall for that shit . Sit back and get some popcorn and stay the fuck out .

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 05:07 | 4864221 Maxter
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Yea maybe they want to get Iran involve now. And then they escalate the war to give Iran a hard time.  And then somehow we switch side again so that we are finaly fighting Iran.

Then we try to conquere their whole country.



Why not at this point..

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:21 | 4863587 TeethVillage88s
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Different Perspective from Kerry King Ningarsu

Isis Has Provoked a General Sunni Uprising.

By Patrick Cockburn Reporting From Baghdad

At least seven or eight militant Sunni factions are involved, many led by former Baathists and officers from Saddam Hussein’s security services.


The U.S. Puppet Regimes In The Muslim World
Are All Paper Tiger Tyrannies Hated By Their Oppressed People

By Jack D. Douglas

The U.S. War Against Islam, which began with the annihilations of Afghanistan and Iraq roughly thirteen years ago, led to a sudden, immense, secret transformation of the Muslim World.


Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:20 | 4863604 tony wilson
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rockefella deaths nat rothschild gay weakness.

active common law  court cases against queen elizabeth and child raping south american popes.

time and money runs.

maps always about the maps.

deal with iran backroom bonanaza

iraq cut up into 3

a redrawing of the maps.

chatham rothschild house style.


israels stays silent cos day in on der fucking whole war is a racket


The following map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006).
Although the map does not officially reflect Pentagon doctrine, it has been used in a training program at NATO’s Defense College for senior military officers.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:24 | 4863775 thamnosma
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Fascinating.  Thanks for that map.  I've seen Peters on Fox since the "War on Terror" began after 9/11, though I don't watch Fox or cable news at all now.  Don't know if he's still active.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:32 | 4863617 Fix It Again Timmy
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Well, you know, if you can't even get a website up and runnning in ENGLISH, then it should logically follow that controlling a country whose language you can't even say hello in should be a piece of cake.  Now carrying this a bit further - it should THEN be extremely easy controlling an entire region whose languages, cultures, and alliances are a total mystery to you to the extent that you are nearly clueless.  Our entire foreign policy can be summed up thusly - "The less we know, the better things will turn out - 'cuz were 'Mericans...."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:32 | 4863620 ebworthen
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Remember when Iran and Iraq were at war with each other?

How odd that now Iran wants to help Iraq.  How perverse that we want Iran to help.  How twisted that we are giving arms and supplies to the group now trying to take Baghdad, because we wanted to knock off Assad, who was the only one protecting Christians in Syria. 

"No boots on the ground" now "275 Soldiers to be sent".

George Washington, Smedley Butler, Dwight Eisenhower.

Not like we haven't been warned.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:07 | 4863879 Zadig
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Iran certainly remembers that war.  They want to keep the anti-Baathist government in power.  The Bushobama still views them as their puppet and wants to keep them too.  Neither of them cares what happens to the Arab population. 

Purging the Christians from Iraq & Syria is a zionist project.  Decades ago they hoped they'd all move to Lebanon and become zionists.  Now the 'they hate you because you're free and/or different' nonsense doesn't work when there are millions of non-Muslims living there.  So they want to bring that number closer to "zero".

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 01:29 | 4864101 andrewp111
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When (not if) Baghdad falls, there will be total panic. Millions of Shiite refugees will be streaming across the border into Iran. Iran will be in total panic as well. It will be really funny if Israel did a nuke strike on Iran, and this allowed ISIS to take Iran as well, behead all the Shia, and institute a Universal Caliphate. Then the Saudi Royal Family would be next. They would get beheaded by the monster they created.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:37 | 4863634 disabledvet
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"A Complicated Paradise."

We have no way of knowing what will happen "with Baghdad."
We can "project" something towards it but the only thing we can say is that we will know. (and we will have to wait to find out. the greatest truth of all?)
Hopefully in knowing that we will know there is a plan.
If all we're doing is "going with the flow" then we're the one's with the problem.
What we see as happening can be construed as "existential" (the Secretary of State's words)...or, it can be seen "as is"...not "of being" but as in fact observable,observed, in fact being...nothing existential at all actually. "A mass of life...simply living." Dramatic...but also just a point in time.

That's the beauty of a "Metroprolis." (Baghdad quite possibly being first actually.) There is simply no way of knowing...but our "projections" will be seen for what they are...just projections. "The City" will respond as well.

My personal view is that calibrating one's thoughts to how one thinks "the mass" will respond when "shaken not stirred" (and that events are shaken, not stirred) is what it means to be chief diplomat. to not only not be surprised but to show your thinking about it..."your hand" as it were...and have that thinking be spot on too. to be dispositive in one's "projections" and "towards others" not just the self.

everything begins with informing one's "self." but not everything is a Manichean Struggle...a Great Final Battle!...indeed...most of the time this is never the case. So while the "projection" may be dramatic...and indeed in this case it still need at a minimum a kernal of truth. (the most important of which is that truth in fact exists and that you understand this.)

We might be able to create an existential crisis (The "Waffen SS", the "Red Army", Stalingrad!) But the art lies in connecting what you see (the projection) to the "feelings" that are being expressed. "Not just the clanking of the armor." (although that can be part of it...and in this instance, as with Ukraine...indeed...appears to be.)

Will Baghdad rally? Will it explode?

Who knows.
To what extent are we here in the "New Media" involved in it is an interesting question however.
"Their crisis may be our crisis too."

Perhaps this is a simple matter of DISCLOSURE for this to be understood?

That indeed all of us "humans" are in fact connected...and not just by an "internet" but some type of actual "device" or "monitor."
That why we are feeling the way do is not an illusion at all.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:37 | 4863636 Addibrux
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Is this the point, finally, where they start throwing candy, and flowers, at us?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:43 | 4863651 surf0766
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Beck was right again.. this time about the caliphate.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:54 | 4863681 tony wilson
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think about the man power

these sneaker pimps wearing white girly sports shoes you know the beards we are meant to be scared of.

5000 anal rapists and bad actors taking over a country i say bollox.


like 911 usa this is a stand down by the iraqi military.

the isis man power cannot cut it without staying put and holding positions.

this seems to be free reign for the isis bum boy queens.

not possible this is a jumped up crisis.




it always seems to be the media frenzy is needed to hit a peak so we consent in are minds,  that is then enough for the depleted uranium sandwich shitstorm to begin.

this stinks more even than the toilet charles lynton was arrested in while sucking a homeless mans cock in 1993 tony blair was the name he did not use in court.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:17 | 4863764 shovelhead
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Kerry: I don't see how we can conduct proper discussions about the current situation in Iraq if all you do is keep bring up the poison gas we sold to Saddam to use against Iranians...

Iranian FM: "Well, you know...Just sayin'..."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:18 | 4863767 thamnosma
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I pretty much believed the Shia are too well entenched in Baghdad to be booted out by the nomadic nutjobs.  Plus it's a very large city, difficult to hold.  However, if this is also the view of Mr. Ketchup, I must be wrong.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 01:22 | 4864094 andrewp111
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Those 275 US Troops Obama just sent it will be evacuated from the embassy  rooftop with helicopters before you know it.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:47 | 4863826 Elliptico
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03/30/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

"We know where they are [Iraq's weapons of mass destruction]. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:55 | 4863848 markar
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Kerry said he is “absolutely convinced” the U.S. Embassy there has the security to keeps U.S. personnel safe.


Has a bigger douche bag ever held high public office in the US than this guy?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:37 | 4863969 SilverRhino
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Obama comes to mind ... but that's it.   This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a fucking STATESMAN.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:48 | 4864156 MisterMousePotato
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I miss Warren Christopher.

(Did I just say that out loud?!?)

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:24 | 4864140 Grouchy Marx
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That sir is a most difficult question to answer. There has been so much competition for that title.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 03:10 | 4864166 All is chosen
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Homer Simpson for middle east calm.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:27 | 4863948 Rootin' for Putin
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What the fuck business is it of kerrys if Iran needs to kick ass to safe guard its borders?
Iraqs government couldn't find its own ass with both hands.  Mostly because they learnt from the best.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 23:44 | 4863981 bigrooster
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The tribe must be fucking pissed...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:15 | 4864025 Toobigtofoil
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"John Kerry Claims ISIS Doesn't Have Ability To Overrun Baghdad"

The Secretary of State would certainly know - he's the one who armed them!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:27 | 4864040 kareninca
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Looking at that map, there are a lot of Sunnis out there, in Pakistan and Turkey and Afghanistan and Syria and Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and Yemen and the UAE.  Yes, I know they're not "ISIS" Sunnis.  Will that matter?  I could picture a lot of their ardent young men, seeing this as a glorious cause to join just now.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:05 | 4864126 greggh99
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Now that the US is forming an alliance with Iran, does that now make the US part of the Axis Of Evil?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:10 | 4864128 All is chosen
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Don't send troops. Send an experienced 'peace envoy'.

Here: have one for free

Check the comment voting

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:32 | 4864145 Grouchy Marx
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Those thousands of ragheads approaching Baghdad with pickup mounted machine guns and RPGs don't care what Kerry "believes".

What a jerk. If he really believes that he should fly to the embassy and offer some encouraging words directly to the staff.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:25 | 4864210 orangegeek
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good job Kerry


look interested, do nothing

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 08:06 | 4864342 mototard
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Mr Kerry's view that Baghdad is safe would be much more convincing if he were to move his office and himself into the US Embassy and then stay there for two weeks. 

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 08:58 | 4864459 wagthetails
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Is Kerry our Baghdad Bob?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:13 | 4864521 d edwards
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I think Kerry should show his confidence by going to the embassy in Baghdad.


Thanks for the map-so we're gonna buddy up with Iran (Shi'ites) against the Sunnis (like the Saudis) and piss off all the Sunnis.


As soon as the two groups settle their differences they'll go back to fighting the US again.

It's a no-win all around.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:22 | 4864567 Toolshed
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Sniff, sniff......what is that odor I am detecting? Ahhhhhh, the sweet, pungent smell of DESPERATION.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:46 | 4864688 nah
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until the 16yr olds from newly formed militia push ISIS to the borders of Syria


near as I can tell ISIS is stealing candy from babys

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 02:57 | 4868140 TeethVillage88s
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tony wilson;

Well old story for ZH, not sure anyone will read:

Many Issues:

1) Culture/History, while surely controlled by people that steal artifacts and live in Europe, ---Invoke the history of "Arabian Nights, 1001 Nights"

2) Check Bible for Violence, Positional Violence, Ideological Violence, Religious Violence

- Humanism recognizes that people are greedy, envious, jealous, Narrow Minded, Ideological (to our detriment), Political (to our detriment), and Bias (to our detriment)

- People seek wealth, so they commit crime, so they pay lobbying or campaign dollars to politicians, so they contribute to paying entrance fees for supreme court members to university classes, and brilliant Americans get offers for careers in banks, corporations, NSA/CIA/Intelligence, and US Justice System...typically recruited out of Universities or College

-Humanism is an approach to government, we regulate, we put in checks and balances, we monitor, and we become activists who oppose major political players, like us congressmen, like heads of USA Departments, like people that make business and accounting standard vulnerable, we fight corruption by seeing the problem of corrupt independent accounting agencies, and US Rations Agencies.


BTW: Who is going after the Accountants, Who is going after the Ratings Agencies, Who is getting the Independent Accounting Firms.. Someone has to do it!!

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