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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:

 

Update:

  • U.S. SAID TO LAND TROOPS ON MT. SINJAR IN IRAQ, ABC NEWS SAYS

More:

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?

Thanks

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 - 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

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-13/23-america-illiterate

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQaH3-LK54

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."

Retards.

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 see...you 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 - 17:07 | 5089121 McMolotov
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. 

 

This is all abut OIL or/and the embassy in Erbil NOT CHRISTIANS.  SO THE VATICAN CAN SHUT UP ABOUT IT'S APPROVAL OF AIR STRIKES.

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

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