Obama Lied: US Sending 300 Additional Troops Into Iraq, Including Detachment Of Helicopters And Drone Aircraft

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The lukewarm war waged by the Nobel peace prize winner is getting warmer by the day. Just out from Reuters:

  • UNITED STATES SENDS UP TO AN ADDITIONAL 300 TROOPS INTO IRAQ, DETACHMENT OF HELICOPTERS AND DRONE AIRCRAFT - PENTAGON

From Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

 

The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests.

 

Obama notified House and Senate leaders in a letter on Monday. Obama says the additions include security forces, rotary-wing aircraft, and support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

 

Obama has ruled out sending combat troops back into Iraq. But he says the additional troops will be equipped for combat. He says their purpose is to protect U.S. citizens and property if needed.

 

Obama says the troops will stay in Iraq until security improves so that the reinforcements are no longer needed.

Note that "this time" it is not just "military advisors" but outright troops: according to the Pentagon, the deployment is “separate and apart” from military advisers deployed to Iraq.  This force is deploying for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat. This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed,” Obama says in letter to Congress.

Here is the full Pentagon statement:

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby on Additional Security Forces to Iraq

At the direction of the president, the U.S. military augmented its security assistance by up to approximately 200 personnel to reinforce security at the U.S. embassy, its support facilities, and Baghdad International Airport. The president authorized this augmentation as a prudent measure to protect U.S. citizens and property.

 

These additional personnel arrived in Iraq Sunday and today from locations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Capabilities provided include a detachment of helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, which will bolster airfield and travel route security. Similar to the U.S. security personnel who arrived in Baghdad earlier this month to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, they will integrate with existing U.S. embassy security teams.

 

The presence of these additional forces will help enable the embassy to continue its critical diplomatic mission and work with Iraq on challenges they are facing as they confront Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

 

In addition, the approximately 100 personnel already prepositioned in the Central Command region -- previously announced by the Defense Department in mid-June -- will also move forward to Baghdad to provide security and logistics support.

 

These forces are separate and apart from the up to 300 personnel the president authorized to establish two joint operations centers and conduct an assessment of how the U.S. can provide additional support to Iraq's security forces as they confront the grave threat posed by ISIL.

So much for Obama's historic withdrawal of US armed forces from Iraq. Also so much for Obama's latest lie that the US won't be sending US troops to Iraq:

Elsewhere, that other civil war that was put on "hold" has now officially resumed following a statement by Ukraine' president Poroshenko has called an end to the ceasfire and has once again declared martial law in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.From his just released announcement:

June 30 evening, a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. After discussing the situation, I, as Commander-in-Chief, has decided not to pursue a unilateral cease-fire regime. 

 

Protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, safety and life of civilians requires not only defensive but also offensive operations against terrorist militantsArmed Forces, National Guard, the State Border Guard Service, Security Service received appropriate instructions.

 

We will attack and liberate our land. Non-renewal of the ceasefire - is our response to terrorists, rebels, looters. To all those who are making fun of civilians. Who paralyzing the work of regional economy. Who plucks the payment of salaries, pensions, stipends. Who undermines and destroys railroad plumbing. Who has deprived people of normal, peaceful life.

Look for the US to be sending "military experts" in that region shortly as well.

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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4911458 Stoploss
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Obama says the troops will stay in Iraq until security improves so that the reinforcements are no longer needed.

 

Or, in other words: security will never improve.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:46 | 4911471 Soul Glow
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When has Obama not lied?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:51 | 4911486 Rainman
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" Now is a great time to buy stawks ! "

March 2009

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:56 | 4911513 MeMadMax
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It's too bad these troops and drones/military equipment won't be in Iraq to help the Iraqi government...

 

>_>

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:58 | 4911521 Say What Again
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Logical dilemma

.

Everything below the line is true.

--------------------------------------------

Everything I say is a lie.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:58 | 4911527 graneros
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Mission creep 2.0

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:15 | 4911615 knukles
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Lies?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-constitutional-lawyer-oval-office...

Sure.  He read the entire decision.
Uh huh
And he's a constitutional lawyer?
Which he is not.

Geeeesh!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:17 | 4911630 Mr. Magoo
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A lawyer that lies, what a suprise

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:22 | 4911660 RevRex
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What HASN'T Obama lied about?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:02 | 4911845 BraveSirRobin
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Things Obama told the truth about:

"Under my plan, your electricy rates will necessarily skyrocket."

"I intend to fundamentally transform America."

"I think when you spread the wealth around it helps everybody."

"According to my Muslim faith..." 

"“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times …  That’s not going to happen."

“…I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” 

"I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:31 | 4911974 TeamDepends
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Guess who else is standing with the muslims?  Heeeeere's Johnny!  http://beforeitsnews.com/r2/?url=http://www.blacklistednews.com/ISIS_Ter...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:48 | 4912042 Son of Loki
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What’s the good of that Peace Prize if you don’t put it to use?

Those Norwegians must be beaming with Pride!

 

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/themes/peace/committee/nnclist/

 

 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:14 | 4912121 Manthong
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Obama Lied..

Every second of his miserable life is a lie.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:38 | 4912227 MiguelitoRaton
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Since when do we send reinforcements to secure our embassy?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:11 | 4913096 Flagit
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When they became hub for covert weapons drops.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:56 | 4913257 tonyw
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no the reinforcements/troops are to protect the "advisers"

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:19 | 4913297 fallout11
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Ah yes, trading lives to protect "US property". I seem to recall Maj. General Smedley Butler talking about "protecting US corporate interests abroad" some 80 years ago.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:59 | 4911529 lordylord
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"Logical dilemma"

Better one ---> I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:55 | 4912071 max2205
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Is there such a thing as military experts?

Oxymoron ?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:59 | 4911522 graneros
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:02 | 4911545 BigJim
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I wonder how long it would take a fully laden Frogfoot with a rogue pilot to demolish our Baghdad Embassy-Citadel?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:57 | 4911508 lordylord
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Where is the outrage from the democrats?  Oh, I forgot, they are too pissed off today believing that employers should provide them with anything and everything they want. 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:58 | 4911528 Soul Glow
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Democrats do what they are told, just like any party line toeing fascist American.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:10 | 4911581 Remington IV
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He makes Pinocchio look truthful

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:07 | 4911863 Eyeroller
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When his lips don't move.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:11 | 4913009 drendebe10
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The thing ain't called the liar in chief for nuthin...

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:15 | 4913288 lakecity55
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When he promised to obliterate the USA.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:57 | 4911511 Sudden Debt
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There only there to help...

got your uranium depleted rounds with ya?
Remember... They have... Humvees....

But it will be a funny surprise for the ISIS :)

They are made in America :)

That means... Without a spare part contract... Those will fall apart in a few weeks ;)

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:09 | 4911579 JLee2027
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Immediate impeachment for exceeding authority if Congress had any balls.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:14 | 4911607 Sudden Debt
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Talking like that will make the Potus to defriend you on facebook you know...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:29 | 4911966 boattrash
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JLee, the Only balls you'll find in congress are being bounced off of their chins as we speak.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:05 | 4912089 disabledvet
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you should google search the M1A2 "tank overhaul program." pretty impressive even by Congressional standards. the irony is that twelve years of this war and the folks who have bought all the politicians are about to get wiped out.

Ukraine? not Israel.
Libya? not Israel.
Iraq? not Israel.

sure is one hell of Pincer Movement though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalplan_Ost

I think Israel is looking like Paulus's Sixth Army actually. "Tie down a twenty million man Army while we threaten to rescue you."

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:15 | 4911617 f16hoser
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Why do we even have a Fucking Congress? Anyone? (crickets, crickets...)

Revolution is close at hand. Apparently, the tree of Liberty needs to be refreshed!!!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:16 | 4911622 Van Halen
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Drone-O-Rail!

The new Monorail!

Solves every problem!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:21 | 4911652 Van Halen
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Here come the leftist anti-war protests!

Not In Our Name! Code Pink! Doctors Without Borders! Michael Moore! Susan Sarandon! Dixie Chicks! No Blood For Oil! We're Not Gonna -

huh?

wait...

Oh, I guess there are really no protests at all because it's THEIR guy bombing brown people and bringing Democracy via cruise missile.

Glad we got THAT settled! Bush lied! People died!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:31 | 4911972 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Obama the black Bush.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:41 | 4912016 A Nanny Moose
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Meet the new boss....

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:24 | 4911675 Leto II
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The beatings will continue untill morale improves...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:45 | 4911461 camaro68ss
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Another kinetic war.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:48 | 4911479 machineh
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Share the depleted uranium, dude.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:17 | 4911633 Van Halen
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Excuse me, Mr. Camaro, but we um, here at the White House don't use the word... 'war'. It's 'kinetic military action'. Quite different.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:19 | 4911640 CH1
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Another kinetic war.

No, no... not "war." You're leaving out the critical bullshit component!

It's a kinetic "action."

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:29 | 4911692 Ignatius
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Yes, "war" is sooo last decade.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:55 | 4911478 tony wilson
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the brown mk ultra defective clown man who would be team usa king

presents a chatham house brookings institute zion play in the vast

depleted uranium dosed space of the

iraqi theatre.

 

retired syrian pilots

retired pilots from belarus.

ground crew from russia

and the rather tasty su 25s from belarus and russia

supported by

iranian drones.

isis we have a fuckin russian problem

we are goin down to cia israhell.

 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:49 | 4911482 Cognitive Dissonance
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Gotta protect that $1 billion dollar Baghdad embassy. And the oil infrastructure of course.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:08 | 4911574 Soul Glow
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Yes, and then a victory parade on Dick Cheney Street.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:29 | 4912389 newdoobie
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A few Putin Jets and the US is falling all over itself to help out!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:17 | 4912746 Urban Redneck
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Then perhaps they shouldn't have given ISIS a collection of 155mm howitzers, which (unlike the mortars they use) can hit the Green Zone from halfway to Fallujah. If ISIS advances a few kilometers and figures out how to properly deploy and use those guns while coordinating with spotters in downtown Baghdad- shit gets interesting real quick.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:50 | 4911483 Seize Mars
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ISIS = CIA = Mossad, just as in Ukraine.

ZOG wants war, and war it will get!

Can you see? It's all engineered. I believe it's important to point out that Russia is no free-hand here. It's the same Bank-Hole that UK=USA=ISRAHOLE is. Same puppet master.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:52 | 4911494 kchrisc
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Great equation. Almost as important as E = MC^2.

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