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Iraq Update: Kerry Arrives In Baghdad

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Following our comprehensive update yesterday, there is not as much to report, but for all those following the Iraq situation closer than the surgeon general recommends, here are the latest updates.

ISIL Controls Western Borders; Kerry in Bagdad: Oil extends gain as conflict in Iraq escalates with ISIL-led militants capturing border crossings with Syria and Jordan and gaining territory.

From Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government control.

Sunni tribes took the Turaibil border crossing, the only legal crossing point between Iraq and Jordan, after Iraqi security forces fled, Iraqi and Jordanian security sources said.

The tribes were negotiating to hand the post over to insurgents from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant who took control of two main crossings with Syria over the weekend.

Kurdish forces control a third border post with Syria in the north, leaving central government troops with no presence along the entire Western frontier which includes some of the most important east-west trade routes in the Middle East.


  • Militants control all border crossings to Syria and Jordan
  • Capture Rutba along the road to Baghdad and Qaim, Rawa and Anah along the Euphrates River
  • ISIL take over Tal Afar airport
  • Iraqi govt troops retain control of 310k b/d Baiji refinery, but facility surrounded by territory held by militants


  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Baghdad, presses leaders to “rise above sectarian motivations” and form a united govt
  • U.S. to send 300 military advisers to Baghdad; lack sufficient intelligence for imminent air strikes: Gen. Dempsey
  • Iran opposes US intervention in Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia warns against outside intervention in Iraq, blames “exclusionary policies” of Iraqi cabinet: Saudi ambassador writes in Telegraph



  • Obama declines to endorse Maliki, stops short of calling for him to step down
  • Maliki faces revolt from Shiite backers


  • Current output from Iraq’s northern fields cut to 30k b/d; supplying Kirkuk refinery
  • Northern fields were producing ~650-700k b/d before March 2 closure of export pipeline to Turkey



  • Exports from Iraq’s northern fields cut since March 2 when the Iraq-Turkey pipeline was bombed
  • Link repair impossible as ISIL controls territory
  • Exports of Kirkuk crude from Turkish port of Ceyhan fell to 24k b/d in March, zero in April: Oil Ministry
  • Iraq still exports crude from southern fields via Persian Gulf

Source: Bloomberg


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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:57 | 4884957 AdvancingTime
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And the crowd goes wild?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:05 | 4884974 Jannn
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:16 | 4884998 Joe Davola
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The weapon of mass destruction has arrived.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:18 | 4885007 Headbanger
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Oh whoopty doo...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:28 | 4885033 smlbizman
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i really think dahboo77 has nailed it

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:04 | 4885123 General Decline
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I really hope John gets a couple lung fulls of depleted uraniaum while he's there. Enjoy!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:50 | 4885282 IndyPat
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True dat.

Take a big fuckin' whiff, Johnny!

Deeper....deeper still.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:45 | 4885502 Oracle 911
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Poor Iraqis. 1st ISIS and now Kerry. :(

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:52 | 4885752 Four chan
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they are going to hang that schlub maliki, right after horse face leaves. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:28 | 4886143 Oracle 911
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:43 | 4885705 kchrisc
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Any one still doubt that Obama takes his orders from the CIA?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:53 | 4885759 Four chan
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like reagan bush clinton and bush?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:29 | 4885038 pods
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So is Mr. Ed saying that they need to include the terrorists in the government? I am kinda confused.

Funny how on one side of the Syrian border they are freedome fighters (abeit with a twist of liver eating) while on the other they are terrorists.

If the foreign policy of the USA could get any more fucked up please someone tell me.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:37 | 4885050 negative rates
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Nope, we're doing about the worst we can do right now.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:41 | 4885067 pods
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Next on tap is Jordan.  It will be started when Zero breaks out his arabic to address the Sultan's wife and he will try and say you are "beautiful like an exotic car" but in reality will say "you ride a camel backwards" which is a huge insult over there.

That will get the next car of the fuckup train moving.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:08 | 4885136 IndyPat
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Al-Maliki could always rig and blow up the refinery.

That would be fun....and since we are replaying all the oldies but goodies....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:25 | 4885185 shovelhead
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You have to be a special kind of shithouse rat to get tossed out of al qaida.

Lets face it. These guys don't set a high bar.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:40 | 4885246 IndyPat
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Kerry is there to draw a big red line around the Green ISIS knows exactly where to cross....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:36 | 4885051 Remington IV
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Kerry is doing a bit of sailing on his 76-foot yacht while he's there ... "Jibe-Ho"

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:43 | 4885069 pods
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If Kerry ate a Goliath Grouper would it be cannibalism?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:11 | 4885146 IndyPat
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If he ate a sea horse, it would...cause I guess that's what you'd have to call John Kerry-Kohn on a sail boat in the first place.

A sea horse, of course....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:09 | 4884985 Da Yooper
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They can keep him

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:12 | 4884990 eurogold
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ISIS, please take Kerry out while you have the chance !

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:25 | 4885023 Rootin' for Putin
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Dear god yes

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:47 | 4885083 gatorengineer
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Why would they, he is their best friend next to McCain......

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:51 | 4885097 Da Yooper
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I have a DREAM



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:02 | 4885341 IndyPat
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....ISIS, please take Kerry out while you have the chance!...

-Take him out where? Take him out for Couscous, Kabobs and a full on goat fuckin'? You don't kill the messenger when he comes with a big duffle bag of money and the latest recon flight vids we just took of Iraqi Army positions...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:12 | 4884989 i-dog
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In which horse race has he been entered? Might be worth a bet that he'll pull up lame....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:28 | 4885031 TheFourthStooge-ing
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If the picture hadn't been cropped at the bottom, you could see the road apples that Kerry left as his customary calling card.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:07 | 4885344 ParkAveFlasher
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*note cast on leg, rendering him useless, and the typical ass-first exit.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:35 | 4886374 PiratePiggy
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Ketchup Chrome

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:05 | 4884960 GetZeeGold
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Oh good....we sent Iraq a hippie from the 60's.....that should fix everything.


He wanted Baghdad Bob's autograph....but was promptly informed the cat was not around anymore but they could still get him one from Jay Carney.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:00 | 4884961 TideFighter
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"Fuck you and the Horse you rode in on." 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:10 | 4884987 Oh regional Indian
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Haaaha...nice. Only in this case, the hoss and the rider are one!

Anyways, looks like the neighs have it....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:19 | 4885166 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Kerry: "WTF" (whinnies through feedbag)

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:00 | 4884963 jubber
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they may have well sent Stan Laurel, Kerry is a fucking laughing stock worldwide

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:02 | 4884967 CuttingEdge
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Lots of horse-trading about to ensue.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:03 | 4884970 intric8
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That is one big head on him. Hope he doesnt get it caught in some tripwire

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:03 | 4884971 TideFighter
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In a combat zone now....he and nick are looking for Purple Heart #5. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:06 | 4884975 Oldwood
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Imagine how many Gitmo terrorists we could trade to get Kerry back!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:36 | 4885049 intric8
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Kerry is actually a setback for the foreign relations efforts of the DoS. Why trade when the bad guys like him right where he is?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:07 | 4884978 overmedicatedun...
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arrived via jet boat up the tigris, flares lighting the night sky, tracers like fire flys impacted his crew, but on he went deep into the heart of darkness

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:19 | 4885628 disabledvet
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:07 | 4884979 Eyeroller
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Anyone ever notice how every time he speaks, he sticks his tongue out as if his dentures are falling out?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:13 | 4884992 RobD
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He is tasting the air like all the other snakes.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:26 | 4885025 GetZeeGold
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Remember Anita Dunn?


Just a tad freaky....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:50 | 4885092 tarsubil
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I have to admit I kinda miss the guy that literally thought these people were reptilian aliens. That video and the weird licking, not to mention what was said, is a tad disturbing.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:41 | 4885063 buzzsaw99
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he is a mutant alien lizard

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:06 | 4885350 IndyPat
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He is the son of incestuous union....aka "Nimrods Son".

Pixies had it down way before this shit show ever started.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:07 | 4884980 magpie
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Don't know why Maliki even bothers...US only recognizes the government in Mosul and Tikrit.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:58 | 4885547 Paveway IV
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Oh, magpie... 

You're going to leave out the Kurd capital of Irbin? You're as bad as the Bloomberg article used above that details how much oil Iraq is NOT able to export north due to terrorists. But fails to mention the 130K bbl/day that the Kurds ARE able to export through their bypass pipeline, apparently for illegal half-price sale to Israel.

You seem to favor some kind of 'final solution' for all Sunnis. That's not working for Maliki. Any other ideas?


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:09 | 4884984 directaction
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Every dollar ever printed and each ounce of gold ever mined could be tossed into Iraq and it would still remain a primitive third world dump. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:21 | 4885011 Oh regional Indian
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Wrong. Iraq was a paradise for it's citizens prior to the Iran war (US meddling) and then the Bush 1 ad 2 double smackdown.

Kind of like Libya was, but you sound bigoted and un-kowledgable.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:51 | 4885099 tarsubil
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Wasn't Iraq always a heap of rubble even before we carpet bombed it? Oh no, now I have guilt.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:18 | 4885164 directaction
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These clowns singing praise for Iraqis have obviously never been there and interacted with the locals.The VP is wasting his time.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:31 | 4885210 Oh regional Indian
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Wrong again. Perhaps you have a myopic point of view...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:16 | 4885161 shovelhead
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As long as you weren't on the losing  State soccer team.

Or Uday wanted to bang your wife.

Or you were a Kurd.

Or sell oil in Euros.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:34 | 4885217 Oh regional Indian
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Hmmmmm....heard of Edward Bernays?

And what do you think the leadership in your country does?

Heard of Boystown? As one of a million examples.

Happening today. Every day. Right under your nose.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:24 | 4885016 Rootin' for Putin
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it was a pretty nice place before we fucked it up

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:01 | 4885120 directaction
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Why, yes. Iraq has always been a lovely place to raise a family. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:30 | 4885208 tarsubil
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Just like America!

Is it difficult to avoid mirrors all day every day?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:25 | 4885022 Bioscale
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How crazy. Your government first bombs and destroys country that the citizens of USA can't even find on the map and you call Iraqis primitives.. You are an ignorant stupid fuck.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:44 | 4885073 buzzsaw99
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:15 | 4884997 Quinvarius
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Obama was raised a Sunni.  Saudi Arabia is Sunni.  Al Queda is Sunni.  ISIS is Sunni.  Muslim Brotherhood is Sunni.

Iran is Shia.  Assad is Alawite which is a Shia sect.  Malaki is Shia.

Obama has taken sides in a 1000 year old Islamic religious war of genocide.  End of explanation for the mess in the ME.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:38 | 4885234 rwe2late
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Your explanation of simplistic  and self-righteous bigotry is false.

The neoLIB/CONs play wahhabism, Zionism, Christianity, and the Shiites as suits the purposes of the empire.

The US conveniently supported Saudi Sunnis, and Saddam secularists, and Iran's Shiite Shah long before Obama.


The explanation is found in Clean Break, PNAC,  & Global Domination using the petrodollar and full-spectrum militarism.


It's the olde "Manifest destiny" exceptionalist ideology

backed and promoted by the profit-seeking expansionism of the MIC and TBTF corporations.


watch this 5 minute video:


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:45 | 4885267 rwe2late
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Obama was raised as a CIA/militarist shill.

Suharto's massacres were not directed at Shiites.

"Lolo Soetoro was a colonel in the Indonesian armed forces and worked for the CIA-installed dictator, General Suharto, from 1965, after returning to Indonesia from Hawaii, where he married Ann Dunham, to 1970, when he joined Exxon. President Obama's mother arrived in Indonesia to join Soetoro with young Barack Obama, Jr. in October 1967,while the CIA's anti-PKI and anti-Sukarno "mopping up" operations were still taking place."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:35 | 4885465 Quinvarius
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Everything is probable except the self righteous bigotry comment.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:08 | 4885589 rwe2late
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No "probability" of any self-righteous bigotry

when entirely blaming the Mideast mess

on the Sunni/Shiite "religious war',

"end of story"?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:30 | 4885654 Quinvarius
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There is a genocidal religious war taking place over there.  LOL.  Look at you.  Obama clearly took sides when he trained ISIS and other Sunni nutjobs and sent them after the Shia leaders in the region.  And you call me bigot because I point out Obama is funding, arming, and training genocide?

How long have we had now to use airstrikes in Iraq and Obama does nothing?  He wants Iraq to fall.  Then you throw some crap about the Ukraine into the situation as if Obama had a plan other than "control pipelines for bankers and US nat gas companies".

Pointing out the obvious is not bigotry.  Sorry if you can't operate that objectively. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:50 | 4885741 rwe2late
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I objected to your "end of story" blaming the Sunni/Shiite discord, and your ridiculous claim that the ME mess is due to Obama taking one side because he is a covert "Sunni".

If you had watched the full 5 minute video instead of just the title, you would have found that it dealt mostly, not with the Ukraine, but with US global expansionism, including the ME.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:25 | 4885875 Quinvarius
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Yes, Obama was raised a Sunni.  Yes, Obama did take sides withe Sunnis in the Mideast on military and agressive terms.  Yes, Obama did make a mess of the Mideast arming and training Sunni nutjobs and then starting or accelerating several wars in the ME with them.

What is there to object to?  You just don't like where all the evidence leads? 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 23:18 | 4886274 rwe2late
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I object to where over-simplistic bigotry leads.

The US was meddling and causing turmoil in the ME and elsewhere long before Obama.

It wasn't because the US president was a closet Sunni then, nor is it now.

US politicians are vetted by the MIC & TBTF sponsors to support the

expansionist acquisitive programs desired by those sponsors.

Obama is president because he is a sycophant for those sponsors,

and the policies he pursues are to benefit those sponsors,

not any alleged personal closet Sunni beliefs.

Neither are Obama's policies nor were GWB's nor were Reagan's due to having any Sunni religious beliefs.

Your notion that the problem with US foreign affairs is siding too much with the Sunnis

 in a religious dispute because of a closet Sunni president is patent nonsense.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:24 | 4885020 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Give him a glock, a ka-bar and some matches.

Well, he's not a pro really.

He'll work it out w/ ISIS. I have confidence in the guy.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:29 | 4885039 Seize Mars
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Kerry arrives in do what, exactly? Pretend like it wasn't a CIA job?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:33 | 4885045 Quinvarius
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To make sure they don't ask for Iran's or Russia's help before the job is done. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:20 | 4885170 IndyPat
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....Kerry arrives in do what, exactly?...

Go right to the source, and ask the horse!
He'll give you an answer that O has endorsed
He's always on a terror course
Talk to Mr. Ed

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:38 | 4885056 ms8172
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Mr Ketchup arrives!!!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:40 | 4885059 Crazy Or Not
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Kerry is there to deliver the battle plans....these days they don't send that stuff over the airwaves!

They get the Water Boy to carry them.....


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:40 | 4885062 Peter Pan
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Look at the photo. One arm is longer than the other. So how can Kerry be even handed?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:39 | 4885242 Tjeff1
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There is so much deformity in that picture, it could be a circus act.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:20 | 4885403 Peter Pan
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Could they be the offspring of Nazi Germany experimentation?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:41 | 4885064 DonGenaro
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these grotesque freaks CAN'T be human

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:51 | 4885077 buzzsaw99
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the spice must flow


Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: Why have you brought me here?
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen: Your Highness, there must be some mistake. I never requested your presence.
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: Ah, but your lack of action demanded it. Your dreadful mismanagement, your bad judgment in assigning to Rabban the governorship! You have forced me to come here and set things straight personally!
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:49 | 4885088 Smegley Wanxalot
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Would laugh my ass off if ISIS takes him out.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:03 | 4885346 Millivanilli
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Golf claps, the assassination of  Archduke Lurch kicks off wwIII.  

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:02 | 4885560 Dick Gazinia
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Is that Malaki or Gomez Addams that he is standing next to?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:56 | 4885111 Seize Mars
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Ok let's be sensible here. Large scale military operations are a function of logistics. This was planned and prepared for by people with experience and dough. This is another CIA bullshit screw- job.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:09 | 4885138 shovelhead
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This Maliki guy seems to not get the the Big Picture here.

Talking a hard line is pretty stupid when in a few days time you could be the feature attraction in a rope drag rodeo.

Seems to be a common trait of the 'leadership' class.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:11 | 4885145 Spungo
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:11 | 4885147 MaxThrust
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This is another CIA bullshit screw- job.

Exactly, and what a clusterfuck it's turning out to be.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:29 | 4885200 IndyPat
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An Irishman, a horse and a Jew walk into a bar at the Bagdad Hilton.....

The bartender says "Hey Kerry, ya horse faced jackass, what do you want? Haven't you fucked up things enough as it is?"

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:31 | 4885209 SmilinJoeFizzion
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If you let us go, I'll bring back the sun. Here's a picture of my sister. If you let us go you can have her. I hear she's quite good."
-Emmett Fitz-Hume

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:43 | 4885256 Sages wife
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                       Dept. of



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:51 | 4885291 orangegeek
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Hey ISIS, you know where to point your American supplied weapons now.  Right?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:01 | 4885333 RealityCheque
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Thank God we can all breathe a sigh of relief! Cunty Swiftboat is here to save the day.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:59 | 4885541 Emergency Ward
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Amerika's betting its vast fortune on Horseface LaGuerreKerry.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:12 | 4885375 tony wilson
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hey mallarkey you gotta go now

your meant to be workin for us you dope.

lord edwyn rothschilds and nathanial are really pissed at you.

you gotta go.

be assured the oil pumped in the kurd areas is safe in the hands of israel.

the drugs warehousing and oil from basra regions is safe in the hands of cia and mi6.

do what we say or we get isis to tear you another anus just like gadaffi

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:24 | 4885418 IndyPat
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..."They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of [insert random NWO target country here] in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."

Kerry's words come back to haunt him. I guess it's ok so long as we coax the locals to do the fun stuff, right?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:43 | 4885493 Herdee
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Were the Polish comments referring to Kerry or to Victoria Nuland?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:55 | 4885527 Fix It Again Timmy
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It is difficult enough to acheive success on a project when it has a decent possibility of success; yet these fools have been trying to pass a camel through the eye of a needle for 11+ years.  What a bunch of vain and clueless assholes...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:17 | 4885620 virgilcaine
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Iraqi PM to JKerry...why the long face?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:45 | 4885725 kchrisc
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Can we all just start using his real name and allegiance: John Kohn.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:51 | 4885746 kellycriterion
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"Inclusive" my ass. IT'S THE TREATMENT.

The Treatment for any government that dares stray too far from the US, Saudi, Israel status quo domination.

Iraq, the government the US created, engineered, fought for, for years doesn't qualify for US air support? Against uber violent Islamicists? The Army of Whoever qualifies in Libya? The Army of Mostly Uber Violent Islamicists in Syria would have qualified?

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? Does anyone remember Afghanistan? We had to occupy for 14 yrs+ to keep the Taliban out of power who had never been aggressive outside their own territory? Rep Gabbard says we shouldn't take sides? Obama says we can't play whack a mole? What are killer drone attacks spread over multiple countries directed at small groups or even individuals?

What do Morsi, Maliki, Assad, Quadafi have in common? Two elected, two dictators, two Sunni, two Shiite. Seemingly disparate.


Why isn't there a firestorm in the media? Why aren't people in the streets?

Humility, it isn't in you. Courage, it isn't in you.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:03 | 4885794 Sven Sikztu
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Now rise above your sectarian differences, and get this Caliphate off the ground already you morons! We need that to distract from BenghazIRSborderhildebeastGate!

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