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The Iraq War Officially Begins (Again): US Troops Prepare For Rollout As US Drones Strike ISIS Positions

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U.S. military officials say an armed American MQ-1 Predator drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. As WaPo reports, the drone attack marks a departure for the U.S. military, which had said previously that drones were flying missions over Iraq only to collect intelligence. No boots hit the ground in the carrying out of this action...

As NBC reports,

An American MQ-1 drone strike took out a firing position that Islamic militants used to target Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, according to the U.S. military.


The military said in a statement that a U.S. drone struck and destroyed an ISIS mortar position at around 7:55 a.m. ET on Tuesday.


The mortar position was firing on Kurdish forces defending members of the Iraq's Yazidi religious minority who were trying to evacuate the area, U.S. Central command added.

The MQ-1 Predator:





United States Marines, special forces and the USAID disaster assistance relief team briefly landed today on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq, a U.S. official told ABC News.


It was the first time ABC News has learned of any Americans landing on the mountain, where thousands of Yazidis are trapped and facing a humanitarian crisis.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Tuesday that the United States has sent a 130 member military assessment team to Erbil in the autonomous Iraqi province ofKurdistan to determine what further assistance the U.S. can provide to the Yazidis.

Lol: "briefly"...

It didn't take long for Obama's latest stern promise that no US troops would be on the ground to become... troops are now on the ground.

The good news, as US troops are about to fight ISIS mercenaries armed with US weapons, is that for now at least, no US troops have died in this most recent US intervention in Iraq - the latest in a series of US humanitarian liberation of the middle east country beginning in 1990.

But what happens when the first bodybags come home? What will the Nobel Peace Prize winning president's spin be then?


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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:44 | 5088983 lolmao500
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Gee! ONE mortar position destroyed... this will ALMOST change something.

BTW any more info on this bit of news? NATO NEARS PACT ON PRESENCE IN EASTERN EUROPE?


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:47 | 5089006 hungarianboy
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Fuck the NATO. Please don't let them come to eastern Europe.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:02 | 5089030 Latina Lover
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This is good news for Russia.  It means potentially fewer USSA military advisors and less aid in the Ukraine. Cannon fodder from Poland and the Baltics are no substitute for the hard core killers that comprise most of the USSA special forces.


It also means that the State Department realizes that there will be no easy victory against Novorossiya, that their Ukie proxies are too inept to win what was supposed to be a slam dunk Israeli style of wholesale murder of unarmed civilians. Instead, it seems that Russian separatists have more teeth than expected, doing a good job of holding their own against seemingly insurmountable odds. Besides, some of the Ukies are starting to discover that war against Russia means they die while their oligarchs safely drink champagne in Europe.

I plan to go long RSX

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:12 | 5089151 AlaricBalth
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June 13, 2014 - In a statement delivered from the White House South Lawn, Obama said the United States "will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq."

August 13, 2014 -  In a statement delivered from a palatial estate in Martha's Vineyard, Obama said the United States "will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq. The personnel being dropped into Iraq are just "assessors".

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:15 | 5089171 Latina Lover
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Assessors? This is just too funny. Who makes this crap up?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:24 | 5089212 negative rates
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His reaction will the same as e. St Louis I imagine.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:09 | 5089704 SofaPapa
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Not sure I'd call this the latest beginning.  The 500-lb bombs didn't count?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:26 | 5091099 AldousHuxley
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Didn't Iran hack drones?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:54 | 5090171 buyingsterling
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30,000 drones OK'd for US skies, but we can't go Skynet on fucking ISIS? Obama is their friend. Everything he has done has benefitted radical Islam. Recall that he started his regime by ignoring the real freedom protesters in Iran. No help for them, but lots of aid for murderous fanatics. See a pattern?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:15 | 5090921 VATICANT
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Oh I see a pattern -- ZIONISM

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:27 | 5091105 AldousHuxley
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don't see why US is playing around.


Drop a nuke in Iraq and end the misery there.

Drop a nuke in Israel and end the misery there.

Drop a nuke in Saudi Arabia end the kingdom there.


There, now US controls all ME oil.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:32 | 5091112 Seer
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And the oil will have the "benefit" of the extra special "processing" :-) (imagine the salaries the oil workers would command!)

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:51 | 5090744 Oldballplayer
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I don't know about ISIS, but when I see the assessors walking down the street I let my dog in yard and won't let the assholes near my house.  I dont need no assessors wandering around taking notes.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:30 | 5089205 Escrava Isaura
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AlaricBalth, you wrote “assessors” 

Please, don’t!

One in five Americans lacks the basic reading skills beyond a 4th grade level

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:29 | 5091835 LordEffingtonTh...
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The anti jewish NAZI's seem to be out in force lately. I think the Israelis are remarkably restrained given circumstances.  Were it me calling the shots the bulldozers would not stop until every house in Gaza and Palestinian region was flattened.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:55 | 5089041 TeamDepends
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Chessboard is about to be overturned. People like to stay warm in winter.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00 | 5089061 Hugh G Rection
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Fund the proxies, fight the proxies, rinse, repeat


What is ISIS?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:07 | 5090637 ThroxxOfVron
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Stand tall, G.  You're a head above the rest!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:28 | 5090697 Cliff Claven Cheers
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You are one smart mother fucker.  Always the Jews fault.  Man how do you do it?  I am in awe of your investigative skills, should we warm the ovens up and start cooking the fuckers?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:16 | 5090923 VATICANT
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Hey, good idea!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:01 | 5089378 RafterManFMJ
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Holy shit! Who writes this shit!?

"The mortar position was firing on Kurdish forces defending members of the Iraq's Yazidi religious minority who were trying to evacuate the area, U.S. Central command added."

The mortar position, it's crew festooned with the grisly skulls of recent kills, the ground littered with the bones of retarded blind children and pandas were firing indiscriminately on Christians, Buddhists and at least 4 litters of puppies.

The mighty drone of Justice fired on the 729 mm mortar battery as they were strapping kittens onto incendiary rounds in preparation for shelling Tel Aviv, Seattle, and your grandma.

LOL 'cause CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN GETTING BUTCHERED WORLD WIDE FOR 20 YEARS and the Demonic .gov does butt fuck zero about it ... But hey, expedite those hardship visas for Somalis and other 5th world immigrants. What a joke.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:19 | 5091094 conscious being
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Christians are sadly getting butchered in Ukraine.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:54 | 5089034 DetectiveStern
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Gotta get that oilz boys

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:57 | 5089051 McMolotov
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Nonsense. We're coming again to save the motherfucking day. Yeah.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:58 | 5089069 Latina Lover
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Saving the day for Who?  Personally, I think we should leave the Iraqi's alone and let then sort it out.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:02 | 5089085 jcaz
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Good God, dude- SARCASM....  Try to keep up...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:32 | 5090704 Cliff Claven Cheers
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We should apologize to every surviving Iraqi for the death and destruction we have have unleashed in that country all based upon a lie.  We should be paying them war reparations and we should have some war crime trials for Bush, Cheney and that Dip shit defense secretary.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:49 | 5090967 ObamaDepression
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Oh please, just sjut the fuck up about the last administration.

Obama is in year six. Move the fuck ON!!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:03 | 5089092 McMolotov
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We're never really sure who it's for exactly, we just know we're saving the day. Because we're exceptional.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:23 | 5089191 Latina Lover
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As in exceptionally stupid?  Or ignorant? 

Honestly, I wonder what the average person in the US actually thinks about our foreign policy. Do they even have a clue?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:36 | 5089253 Escrava Isaura
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Latina Lover, "clue about foreign policy?"

We can't get a clue about the security of our boarder.

Anyway, very soon, none of these will matter.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:36 | 5090710 Cliff Claven Cheers
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For some reason I doubt you are an American so what fuck are you talking about "our" border security?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:04 | 5091446 fel.temp.reparatio
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Perhaps Escrava was referring to the boarder in the spare room...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:00 | 5091437 Dugald
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Its Border..........

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:04 | 5089394 RafterManFMJ
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Exceptional is the modern word for retard. So I agree - America is the exceptional people, the burning city on a hill.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:01 | 5089972 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Latina Lover said:

Saving the day for Who?

For the whole damned 'american' world, that's who.

Seriously, take two minutes and seven seconds, right now, and watch this:

It's time well spent and will bring you up to speed on America® (fuck yeah!) coming to save the motherfucking day.

Derka derka. Mohammed jihad. And remember, freedom ain't free (it costs a buck oh five).

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:55 | 5090754 Oldballplayer
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And for fuck sake, its for "whom".

When the answer of the question is "him" or "her" or "them" the proper word is "whom" not "who."


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:08 | 5090781 Cliff Claven Cheers
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whom the fuck asked you?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:34 | 5091581 Oldballplayer
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No, ya have it wrong there. 


Its "Who the fuck asked you."

You must understand the language of the realm.  Otherwise they will think you a savage.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00 | 5089079 whirling tword ...
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durka, durka...


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:09 | 5089125 Bossman1967
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So now a drone is boots on ground and comming we fight isis ourselves n a war this is fucked up Maliki is out whats the problem? Boy i would hate to be a leader in a country and the usa not like me

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:05 | 5089395 Canadian Dirtlump
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I still say this is PR and to help make sure kurdistan, their new jewel is safe, but if they impact ISIS in Iraq that is great. It will make the SAA's job easier as they lay siege to mlieha, make advances in aleppo and continue to cleanse the country.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:30 | 5091106 conscious being
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Go Dirtlump with the play-by-play.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:46 | 5090582 Pee Wee
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:52 | 5090747 junction
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Looks like Obama is facing a two front war: in Iraq against ISIS and in Ferguson, Missouri to protect kill crazy cops from outraged citizens.  Time to ship some Predators to Ferguson.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:49 | 5088984 hedgeless_horseman
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The mortar position was firing on Kurdish forces defending members of the Iraq's Yazidi religious minority who were trying to evacuate the area oil fields, U.S. Central command added.

Syria's Christian religious minorities that were being slaughtered by Obama's and the Saudi's moderate muslim freedom fighter received no air support form US drones.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:53 | 5089029 lovemesomeZH
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You are so right.These Kurds are not Christians, they are some sort of mixed islam with zorastorism. The REAL Christians are already dead or fled when NOBODY came to help. 



Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:13 | 5089158 Bossman1967
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Hey you'll be on Obama shitlist and have a drone over your house the NSA watching us hiel my Furor Obumer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:04 | 5089398 tony wilson
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the kurds are usefull tools for the rabbi

the oil is owned by tel aviv now

so it is chatham house written

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:37 | 5090714 Cliff Claven Cheers
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Tony you are one smart mother fucker.  What should we do?  Should we get the ovens warmed up for all these Jews?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:37 | 5090715 Cliff Claven Cheers
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Tony you are one smart mother fucker.  What should we do?  Should we get the ovens warmed up for all these Jews?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:06 | 5089404 Canadian Dirtlump
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The Yezidi themselves are not Kurdish by religion. They have been persecuted by pretty much everyone for hundreds of years and derided as "devil worshippers." THe majority of people had never heaer the word up to last week so to think the US actually cares about them is utterly insane.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:37 | 5091113 conscious being
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Lomemesome, the point is that Christians are being slaughtered in Syria and nobody cares. Ukraine too. In both cases DC is arming and backing the killers.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:48 | 5089001 f16hoser
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An Iraqi Mortar Position and two teens with Mopeds look an awful lot alike...?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:50 | 5089018 Frank N. Beans
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they wear Nike tennis shoes and Birkenstock sandals now, so Obama kept his word.  Only their grandma's wear army boots.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:14 | 5089036 Quus Ant
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America loves the Yazidi.  This is too much.  Cue the "babies thrown out of incubators" congressional testimony, stat.

and as for this:

But what happens when the first bodybags come home? What will the Nobel Peace Prize winning president's spin be then?

No worries.  It's contractors and spooks from here on out.  Let the good times roll.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:03 | 5089389 pupdog1
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Cue "General" Colin Powell to explain it to the UN.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:07 | 5090000 TheFourthStooge-ing
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General Colon Bowel is known for squeezing out some whoppers.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:40 | 5090325 buyingsterling
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Had to read it twice then L'dOL

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:01 | 5090766 Oldballplayer
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ISIS did not just start crucifying people.   This has been the MO for some time now. 

And if most of the Christians in the US had any idea what the Yazidis worshiped, they would not give a shit if they were wiped out.

But, cut a Christian kid in half and everyone goes nuts.

I am not ISIS supporter, but all of this "outrage" about Christians being killed makes me look at these hypocrites and say, "Welcome to the Party."

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:41 | 5091129 conscious being
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:37 | 5091592 Oldballplayer
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My point is that they have cut plenty of Arabs and Muslims in half before now.  They slice up a Christian a Fox news thinks this is outrageous.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:55 | 5089040 nosoeawe
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The big eared horse shit in-chief bombs ISIS in Iraq while arming them in Syria


I dont know who is more of the ass hat, obozo or ISIS

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00 | 5089073 cossack55
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A:  McStain, Graham and Coates

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00 | 5089076 Winston Churchill
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Each side thinks they can doublecross the other first.

Sort of a pre prisoners dilema.

The US has far more experience double crossing, but is getting slack in its decline.

Place your bets.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:43 | 5091135 conscious being
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Winston,  Team USA will doublecross ISIS, but ISIS is a disposable Mossad program, isn't?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:57 | 5089055 Itchy and Scratchy
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Not St Louis?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:58 | 5089062 WillyGroper
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Something must not be accurate here.

Where was the wedding?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:58 | 5089064 palmereldritch
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Drones?! Who da thunk?

There's no practice like target practice.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:59 | 5089071 oudinot
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Americans dying.  It seems so much important when an American dies?

I think that is sick.

500,000 Iraquis can die through  bombing et al , but if no American dies it is a win.


Some Americans please support this weary Canadian.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:07 | 5089113 jcaz
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After we're done there, we'll be right up there, Frenchie-  we're takin' the Balkan back, baby!   Gonna vaporize every Hoser in sight to do it-  Hells Ya!!!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:49 | 5091141 conscious being
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Stupid or sarcasm, but stupid sarcasm needs to be acknowledged as such. Doublespeak must be the plausable denial answer to Newspeak

because there's been a sarcasm explosion in recent days.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:59 | 5089074 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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Not sure what the problem is, America is obviously sincere in its desire to help while Russia's efforts are obviously a thinly disguised invasion.


Ahh,  for a just a moment there, I felt the serenity of the average western MSM viewer.  So fleeting...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:01 | 5089084 therevolutionwas
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.....and no "sarc" needed.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:51 | 5091147 conscious being
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Sarcasm seal of approval.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00 | 5089081 kaa1016
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"But what happens when the first bodybags come home? What will the Nobel Peace Prize winning president's spin be then?"


What the fuck is Obama supposed to do? If he does nothing, you bitch and complain. If he does something, you bitch and complain. If he does exactly what you think he should do, you will find something to bitch and complain about. I love how everyone has something to say about everything, but they themselves have no idea what goes on.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:02 | 5089091 Quus Ant
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Look, you found something to bitch about.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:04 | 5089100 Tracerfan
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The US broke Iraq by invading it and it's not going to fix Iraq by invading it again.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:40 | 5089274 schnydz
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Pleeease, Iraq was broke way the fuck before we got there. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:05 | 5089104 Irishcyclist
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Damned if he do, damned if he don't.

The real problem is Obama track record when it comes to decision making.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:54 | 5091153 conscious being
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Nine iron or sand wedge is about the only thing poor obummer decides and that's not racist.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 06:27 | 5091281 Lanka
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The Banksters, MIC, NSA, CIA, and AIPAC make the decisions; OBAMA is only the lying mouthpiece. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:05 | 5089109 suteibu
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Poor, poor Obama.  He is obviously the victim of circumstances about which he had nothing to do with creating.  His hands are clean but now the weight of the world is on his diminutive shoulders.  It is every American's patriotic duty to support this heroic man with every fiber of our beings.






As soon as he putts out on 18.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:20 | 5089189 Peak Finance
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I don't think a lot of people on this site will actually complain if Obama does nothing.

Obamas greatest achievements are when he "does nothing" (Like NOT invading Syria last year for example) 

It's when he tries to "do somehting" that things get fucked. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:39 | 5089271 smacker
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"Obamas greatest achievements are when he "does nothing" "

lol. nice one.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:18 | 5089737 SofaPapa
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I'll speak for myself and modify what you say just slightly:

I won't complain if THE US does nothing.

The greatest achievements of THE US have come when they do nothing.

It's when the government tries to "do something" that things get fucked.

This history is accurate for the past 60 years, and arguably before that.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:44 | 5089295 Boogity
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"What the fuck is Obama supposed to do?"

How about quit arming the same FKs in Syria that he is bombing in Iraq?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:57 | 5091158 conscious being
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BooYah!! For that little piece of knowledge.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:02 | 5089970 PrintemDano
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kaa, Obama armed ISIS in Syria, he lobbed bombs to help them in Syria.   ISIS belongs to Obama, so yea no matter what he sucked from the moment he helps his buddies ISIS.  They were executing every captured Syrian soldier with shots to the head.  Go find the video.  He called them freedom fighters.  Every thinking being could see they were sub human savages.  Obama helped them anyway.  Now they bury Iraqi toddlers alive when they get weary of sawing the kids heads off.  Yea Obama does suck.   Stop making excuses for Obama, the enemy of the human race.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:59 | 5091160 conscious being
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Yeah, sadly, you're right too.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:54 | 5090372 buyingsterling
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The Isis group has been proudly displaying videos where they mass - massacre hundreds of Iraqi police etc. - and they've been doing it for months. The OBVIUOUS answer was to harass them continuosly with a drone war starting on DAY FUCKING TWO of this fiasco.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:02 | 5089088 Otto Zitte
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Go! Team! Go!

Go! Team! Go!

Go! Team! Go!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:24 | 5089089 ThisIsBob
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This pandering sleaze bag drew another red line and promised no boots on the ground, because he feared public opinion and backlash.  Boots have apparently now been deemed necessary, so, manly man that he is,  he is sending them in and lying about what they are and what they do.

That being said, there does seems to be a strong need for strategic and humanitarian help.  I see the Austrailans are chomping at the bit to go kick some ass - having been denied that opportunity in Ukraine.  And did I hear a frog?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:19 | 5089455 max2205
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He is a documented fucking liar....get used to it

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:04 | 5089094 kchrisc
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Was probably actually a wedding party or school. That's if it's not "real" like Sandy Hoax in the first place.


"When it is all bullshit, the only thing believable is the stench."

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:04 | 5089096 suicidalpsychologist
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:04 | 5089098 Boogity
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Maybe this time the Muzzies will return the favor for Abu Ghraib, capture some LGBT American soldiers, and build some butt pyramids with them. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:09 | 5089101 QQQBall
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Our humanitarian workers wear helmets, bulletproof vests and fatigues, fly around in helicopter gunships and carry rifles for peace.


Where is the Wookie these days - there are chillrens involved - the aid better include fresh carrots and lettuce - tinned biscuits are too fattening.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:04 | 5089102 trulz4lulz
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:06 | 5089112 suicidalpsychologist
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:15 | 5089166 Seize Mars
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I love overhearing people talking about Amerika like "we" did this or that. Gee, why are "we" bombing Iraq again? It's like when people talk about the Chicago cubs: hey "we" won today, whee! No, "we" didn't win anything. A bunch of spoiled, drug addled millionaire man-babies won some pretend little contest. Not "we."
Anyways it looks like "we're" indiscriminately killing again! Alright! Woo!
Kill ! Kill ! KILL!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:49 | 5090969 Lin S
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"Spoiled, drug-addled millionaire man-babies."

LOVE it!!!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:16 | 5089175 trulz4lulz
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<pew pew pew pew> Remain calm! Please stand still! <pew pew pew> Remain calm! Please stand still! <pew pew pew> Obombya is the best prezidente evar.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:06 | 5089106 Implied Violins
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'No boots on the ground' - then THIS?

HHRRRRNNNK-K-KKAAHHH... There's no Vaseline in THAT sand. Pull your fucking DICK out of the American people's ass, Obumfuck.

Someone is a fucking LIAR. When is actual, verifiable TREASON no longer treason? Does the meaning change along with the word TERRIST??

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:13 | 5089712 NotApplicable
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How can there ever be treason when there is no state? They only exist in the mind.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:06 | 5089108 Kirk2NCC1701
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So, if US forces do get shot by ISIS (using DOD gear), does that count as Friendly Fire?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:16 | 5089178 therevolutionwas
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Yes, it's so confusing.  And the government, by bombing ISIS military is destroying government property.  And taxpayers payed to destroy the ISIS-US military equipment that they had already payed for.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:01 | 5089381 trulz4lulz
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I thought it was a Felony to deface or destroy governmetn equipment This is counfusing, not to ention those really nice Toyota Pickup trucks they got, I want a pick up truck too!

Please Obombya? Pweeese can I have a Toyota truck?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:21 | 5089754 SofaPapa
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:34 | 5090102 BigJim
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Jihadi: I gots me an Obamatruk!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:03 | 5091069 freedogger
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What will our own police forces use if we blow it all up though?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:07 | 5089116 kchrisc
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"But what happens when the first bodybags come home? What will the Nobel Peace Prize winning president's spin be then?"

Cue the time immortal lie: "He died for his country."

 An American citizen, not DC US subject.


"But what happens when the first heads hit the guillotine's basket?"

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:07 | 5089117 richiebaby
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The US Troops were wearing sneekers

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:10 | 5089133 QQQBall
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yes, I can see it now. This Humanitarian Mission is sponsored by Sketchers - sneakers for the new century!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:10 | 5089134 johnmack
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:21 | 5089197 suteibu
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The author complains about America picking and choosing who to save in its wars (of course, whichever choice is made is always in America's interests).

"It’s right to take military action to protect Yazidi people. But the west’s record on who gets saved and who doesn’t is shameful"

Later, however, he drops this gem.

"Often military intervention is wrong, but sometimes it is right. It was right in Kosovo, and Libya in 2011, and it is right today in northern Iraq."

Question:  What the fuck was so good about invading Libya?  Whose life and lifestyle was saved?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:36 | 5090108 BigJim
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Anyone owning shares in General Dynamics?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:10 | 5089135 therevolutionwas
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U.S. military said "drones were flying missions over Iraq only to collect intelligence" previous to this armed drone attack.

So the Aholes admit they were watching all the while as ISIS made their moves and said and did nothing. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:12 | 5089154 orangegeek
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The drone is the pic is old.


This is an exercise in testing new technology on live targets.


Stealth drones and onboard tactical weapons.


Probably AI bots on the ground too.


Cheaper than human troops.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:14 | 5089165 trulz4lulz
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The mere thought of Skynet(TM) and all those broken windows is making you hard, isnt it?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:12 | 5089155 teslaberry
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my impression was that the 'humanitarian' aid packages and 'bombings' of isis were actually just cover for air-dropping them massive amounts of weapons to be used on the shia in southern iraq. like a full scale genocide of 2 to 3 million people .

but hey, america wouldn't do something like that when they already spent the last 18 months funding and training these guys in jordan with saudi and gulf emirate money would they?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:10 | 5091315 conscious being
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The Knoodleman-Kagan US .gov spent the last few months sponsoring the death and destruction raining down on Ukraine ... 9/11 ..., no, there isn't much they would stop at.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:37 | 5089169 JuliaS
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Aqaba? Wasn't that the name of the pipeline project which Donald Rumsfeld spent 2 weeks in 1988 in president Saddam Hussein's palaces negotiating? Because the Iraqis said "no", their killing of Kurds is bad!

Turks who spent the 90's killing 30 000 Kurds, wiping out 3500 Kurdish villages do allow BP to build a BTC pipeline - that's good killing of Kurds!

- Robert Newman

I take it ISIS killing of Kurds is bad this time around.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:24 | 5089207 ToNYC
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ONE WAY >> Humanitarian


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:46 | 5089263 Boogity
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The smell of war is causing John McStain to get serious wood again, for the second time in as many months.  Hopefully his protege / effeminate man-crush Lindsey Graham is readily available to service him, otherwise McStain will just have to grab the nearest pubescent Congressional Page. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:24 | 5089483 edifice
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Surprised the old codger can still manage to get it up. The dude is like the Crypt Keeper.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:45 | 5089306 yellowsub
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Can't they wait until everyone gave their Robin Williams tribute?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:48 | 5089317 SpanishGoop
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"The good news, as US troops are about to fight ISIS mercenaries armed with US weapons..."

If an US soldier is shot by an ISIS terrorist wirh an American weapon is that considered as "shot by friendly fire".


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:04 | 5089396 Canucklehead
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Flipping through these comments I get a sense there are a lot of chickens waiting to cross the road.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:13 | 5091318 conscious being
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Ambiguous? To get to the other side?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:05 | 5091452 Canucklehead
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The thing is these people do not know what awaits them on the other side. It appears there is an expectation that ISIS can be moderated and brought into the fold.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:20 | 5089461 Porous Horace
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The war is not meant to be won; it is meant to be continuous.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 06:33 | 5091286 Lanka
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and very profitable.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 06:48 | 5091297 Wahooo
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Cash flooooow

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:23 | 5089472 q99x2
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Only complete and total genocide of the human species will provide the NWO with total control.

Something doesn't sound right.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:25 | 5089477 AdvancingTime
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Things have deteriorated to the point that Americans are using every opportunity to take their eyes off what is happening in Iraq, the country has become a train wreck and is rapidly morphing into a failed State. It is often unwise to take your eyes off a problem for long because when you look back you might find that things have gone horribly wrong, this is the case in Iraq and Syria.

The lyrics from a song "slip sliding away" come to mind as a way to describe the massive investment made in Iraq by America. Recently a group called ISIS shocked much of the world by swiftly capturing Mosul in an offensive that allowed the group to take control of major parts of northern and western Iraq. On June 29, 2014 the Islamist militants declared  an Islamic "caliphate" in an area straddling Iraq and Syria. More on this subject in the article below.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:16 | 5089730 kenezen
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I like your article. The White house had sufficient (2-3) days minimum to know the Arsenal was to be left for the ISIL. Our president did nothing. he could have bombed it or dynamite it. ISIL got Billions of dollars of new advanced weapons!  In Kurdistan the president offered rifles for the Kurds.

Tanks, Howitzers, mortors, and 500 advanced machine guns for ILIS and for the Kurds used Rifles. It kind of a hint who he wants to help!  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:36 | 5089550 Baby Eating Dingo22
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Futures taking a hit on the news

Down a full 1 point

Fortunately, market "sees" a rebound in retail sales, so that's absorbing some of the punishing blow

A shame retailers and consumers can't see that


U.S. retail sales pause, seen rebounding in months ahead

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy early in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that retail sales, which had increased 0.2 percent in June, were in part held back by a second straight month…


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:52 | 5089614 Seize Mars
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Amerika is pwned by AIPAC.

And the Rothschilds are NOT INTERESTED in what the peasants have to say (just ask the Palestinians). So there will be more war. Until we're all dead.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:21 | 5091336 conscious being
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Are you gloating? Cause if you are, that's quite harsh.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:19 | 5089745 Bunga Bunga
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Great, another end of war, that can be promised.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:52 | 5089932 Notsobadwlad
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One has to wonder if the ISIS idiots feel betrayed by the same governmental officials that put them in business.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:16 | 5090029 Rootin' for Putin
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Usaid was probably just there to make an 'i am yazidi' video.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:42 | 5090126 ToNYC
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The Crusades 2.0 fed by the new and improved M-I-C

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:48 | 5090147 ironmace
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I somehow get the feeling this will all end badly for us.

We do not have true statesmen running this country, we have corporate muppets who do not understand conflict.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:56 | 5090757 Oldballplayer
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Just wait until ISIL gets close to Basra.  Then the US will shit its pants.  Of course Iran is not gonna wait THAT long.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:36 | 5091118 dogismycopilot
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unless you want to make ISIL/IS/ISIS (Fucking Asshole Radicals) the wealthiest oil production company in the world send MORE guns. also, for the ignorant, Iraqi oil is the EASIEST TO PRODUCE. A blind, nutless monkey with no fingers could pump oil in Iraq as it is so easy to drill.


ISIL Oil Riches?

This past month the militants seized Ain Zalah and Batma oil fields. They had previously gained control of Najma, Qayara, Himreen, Ajeel and Balad oil fields.

The total capacity of ISIL holdings in Iraq would amount to close to 80,000 barrels of oil per day. At current prices, that amount of oil would be worth $8.4 million.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:07 | 5091303 fel.temp.reparatio
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ISIS/IS/ISIL... these so-called 'jihadi terrorists', must have one hell of a business model, complete with supply chain and access to market... 

Smell a rat yet? Think about it...

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