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Mission Creep: From Rescuing Iraq Refuges, The US Is Now Assisting Kurds In Fighting ISIS With Drones, F-18s

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Just over a week ago, Obama announced that the US military intervention in Iraq would be solely under the pretext of "humanitarian intervention" while US troops would be deployed exclusively as "advisers", and nothing else. 7 days later, the siege on Mount Sinjar is virtually over with the US announcing that "far fewer Iraqi refugees were found on mount Sinjar", and yet the US finds it difficult to leave: something which the current president crusaded against his predecessor over. And today it was finally confirmed that the latest US airborne assault of Iraq (so far without a land invasion force) has just suffered terminal mission creep, when US airstrikes, by both F-18s and drones, were used not to protect and safeguard the besieged refuges but to aid Kuridsh forces in retaking the critical Mosul dam from ISIS militants who took control of the critical piece of infrastructure in early August.

BBC reports that the operation to recapture the country's largest dam began early on Saturday with raids by F-18 fighters and drones, US officials said.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have shelled militants' positions, and there is an unconfirmed report of a ground attack. Supposedly no US troops are involved in the ground attack, although with the level of lies lobbed around by everyone, it is almost assured that US marined are currently engaged in combat with ISIS.

US military officials told NBC News the decision to try to retake the dam came after intelligence showed IS militants "were not yet at a point where they could blow up the installation".

 

A Kurdish commander, Major General Abdelrahman Korini, told AFP that the Peshmerga had captured the eastern side of the dam and were "still advancing".

 

Rudaw, a Kurdish news website, said the air strikes appeared to be the "heaviest US bombing of militant positions since the start of air strikes" against IS last week. At least 11 IS fighters were killed by the air strikes, sources in Mosul told BBC News.

 

The dam, captured by IS on 7 August, is of huge strategic significance in terms of water and power resources. Located on the River Tigris about 50km (30 miles) upstream from the city of Mosul, it controls the water and power supply to a large surrounding area in northern Iraq.

 

The BBC's Jim Muir in Irbil says there are fears the dam is structurally dubious and many have warned that it could unleash a catastrophic flood if it was breached.

One wonders if it is extensive military planning that has green-lighted an operation as having "no risk" of dam breach as F-18s are launching missiles at militants located at or near the dam wall.

 

Image said to show IS gunmen on the Mosul dam, Iraq, 9 August
An image said to show Islamic State gunmen on the Mosul dam on 9 August

An FA-18 fighter bomber takes off from the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush in the Gulf, 15 August

 

An FA-18 takes off from the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush in the Gulf on Friday

Map of Mosul dam, Iraq

 

For the latest update on the combat theater we go to the usual source: the Institute for the Study of War with its most updated Iraq situation plan:

So now that Obama is the latest president to suddenly find it next to impossible to extricate himself from a "land war in Asia" and mission creep for the indefinite future virtually assured, one wonders just what humanitarian excuses will be used when the first US pilot (let alone marine) is brought back home in a bodybag, and less relevantly, if the Nobel peace prize-awarding committee will suddenly have an epiphany and finally demand its trophy back.

 

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Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:34 | 5103181 logicalman
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It's not 'mission creep

It's how can we make our hegemonic plan work without awakening the populace?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:42 | 5103193 InjectTheVenom
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...and now, for the next 12 months or so, they will have the perfect cover , "Trayvon 2" , to keep the sheep looking the other way ...     baaaahh    baaaahhh     baaaaahhhhhhhhh     btw hey Don Lemon go choke on a big bag of hairy dicks you MSM tool buttbandit 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:44 | 5103215 knukles
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He only got the Nobel Peace Prize beacuse he is.......
ouhgta get some shit flowin'

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:02 | 5103234 AssFire
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a nagger. (someone had to say what everyone initially thinks)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:03 | 5103268 negative rates
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Another day, another way.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:35 | 5103353 tenpanhandle
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Call me what you will but it seems to me that bombing ISIS is a humanitarian mission.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:41 | 5103364 Herd Redirectio...
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ISIS is Goldilocks

US is the Three Bears.

These terrorists are too weak! *add weapons + advisors*

These terrorists are too strong! *add F18s + drones + kinetic bombardment + other 'war-like' actions*

These terrorists are just right!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:59 | 5103520 old naughty
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Damn. It's the dam.

Damnation for a few sovereigns if it breaks, no?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:39 | 5103588 omniversling
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:55 | 5103252 jballz
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The first President from Hawaii!

Aloha, bitchez

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:12 | 5103292 Abitdodgie
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He was born in Kenya in 1963 , Kenya was under British rule then so he is of Engilsh decent, so you have your first King of America , just remember that you US CITIZENS or subjects as the crown likes to call slaves.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:42 | 5103365 Herd Redirectio...
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http://www.aim.org/wp-content/themes/liberal-media-bias/timthumb.php?src...

If only I could post pics, this debate would have been resolved long ago...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:43 | 5103368 Herd Redirectio...
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That there is Obama's "father figure" as per his autobiography.

Chicago commie, Frank Marshall Davis, suspected author of Sex Rebel: Black.  I haven't read it, but apparently Barack's mama makes an appearance.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:43 | 5103451 Save_America1st
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yup...Frank Marshall Davis was definitely his dad.  This whole thing with obama has be a coverup from very high up to conceal that fact by making up all this Kenyan bullshit.  He's nothing but a Marxist, commie, traitor, just like FMD was...a scumbag by any other name. 

For serious evidence which I believe proves FMD is o-fuck-tard's father, just watch this documentary movie:  Dream From My Real Father

http://www.obamasrealfather.com/

Bill Ayers wrote o-shit-head's stupid-ass book for him but included a whole lot of clues that lead back to FMD as the real father.

And the photographic evidence comparing o-shit-for-brains side by side with the Kenyan and FMD seems more than obvious immediately. 

Not to mention all the porno pictures of o-kneel-and-bob's scumbag slut whore "mother" in FMD's house in Hawaii posing nude all over his living room pretty much seals the deal on this bullshit coverup story to conceal a planned plot to overthrow America with a Manchurian Marxist Trojan Horse traitor, our current Dick-taster In Chief.

 

EDIT:  Just found a link to watch the documenatry movie for free:  http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/dreams_from_my_real_father

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:21 | 5103558 palmereldritch
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Awesome.  Thanks for that last link. Been wanting to watch that flick for a long time.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:07 | 5103979 jeff montanye
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if this turd is a marxist, karl marx was a supporter of the aristocracy.

he is indistinguishable from george w. bush on all metrics that count.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:07 | 5103527 jballz
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Like it fucking matters. Dude hasn't called an audible since his seventh round of golf when Arlen Specter pulled him aside and showed him the other Zapruder film.

Neocon shitstack runs foreign policy, corporate shitstack runs domestic policy, fed shitstack owns them both. Might as well just have a fucking muppet in the Oval Office and it's really tragic how much time seemingly intelligent people spend obsessing over which color muppet they run with.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:09 | 5103983 jeff montanye
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yes.

imo much closer to the truth.  and what matters.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:15 | 5103301 shovelhead
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Ummm,

showed up and spelled him name correctly at the top of his paper?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:38 | 5103358 tvdog
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... not Bush. Or so they thought.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:38 | 5103586 omniversling
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"He only got the Nobel Peace Prize beacuse he is......." 

 co-opted to the re-write of history in the current epoch's dialectic of psychologically weakening cynicism. Gives material manifestation to Orwell's planned-predictive rollout of Newspeak. Confuses and disorientates the masses. All the more easily manipulated and reprogrammed. Breakup of language, family, culture, bonds, social cement etc. Good article here on Soviet Union manual on how to take over a civilisation. The Tribe are pretty good at it, and covering their tracks for decades after it's done. 

'Peace Prize' is to give the 'community organiser' (are you being 'organised' yet? Ferguson? Are you there Ferguson? Come in Ferguson....) cover and free hand to  wage unlimited war. According to the laws of Inverse Orwellian Newspeak, the more robust the prize, the more robust the authority to wage war. His public imprinture is 'peacemaker'. (Like the ICBM missile).

War is Peace

Slavery is Freedon

Ignorance is Strength

UK programme but relevant internationally: (4.03 min) http://www.richplanet.net/starship_main.php?ref=182&part=1

Plus

 Yuri Bezminov - Subversion and Demoralisation - YouTube

Peace


Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:41 | 5104712 tonyw
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someone recently said its difficult to get rid of those russians but with 1,000 (?) american bases around the world and regular bombing it sure looks like its way more difficult to get rid of americans.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:15 | 5103663 Wahooo
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Muslim?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:37 | 5103197 max2205
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Surge 2.0

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:14 | 5103423 MontgomeryScott
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"Surge 2.0"

An effective technique for males in order to keep performing sexually after ejaculation involves refusal to withdraw. Mental focus and concentration that forces one to maintain erection takes but two minutes or so, and the exersize of full masculinity becomes apparent after practicing this method. Sessions that last two to three hours each day (or night) can thusly be achieved (and anywhere from 20 to 30 orgasms OR MORE will be experienced by your female partner). (NO SARC)

SHIT!

I thought you were discussing sex. My mistake.

I'll have to go look up the ancient goddess 'ISIS' for further understanding.

In the case of Soetoro's contnued fucking in the ass of Iraq, I'll have to reference 'Michelle' and  'Strap-ons'.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:38 | 5103200 knukles
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Krugman's gotta be pissed what with no windows left to break.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:39 | 5103203 AlaricBalth
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ISTANBUL — Yazidi leaders and emergency relief officials on Thursday strongly disputed American claims that the siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq had been broken and that the crisis was effectively over, saying that tens of thousands of Yazidis remained on the mountain in desperate conditions.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/world/middleeast/iraq-yazidis-obama...

It's obviously not a humanitarian mission. It's about oil, nothing more.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:41 | 5103210 knukles
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Hey, wait a minute.  Bammy said the resuce operaiton went off "flawlessly"
'Cuz I beez da commandah in da chef, momma

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:20 | 5103313 Paveway IV
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Yazidis don't have any oil, so they're useless to Obama and Nettanyahu. 

Western Kurds are already there helping. The PKK and PYD crossed the mountains from Syria last week and engaged ISIS to rescue the Yazidis. But the PKK and to a lesser extent the PYD are considered terrorists and enemies of NATO. Why? Well, they want autonomy and independence from Turkey. And... they have no oil. The Western Kurds don't even have an interesting location for U.S. or Israeli spy posts or military bases, so they're even more useless. 

They're just farmers and laborers that happen to live on the Syrian/Turkey border. They're not rich and not politicians. They have no lobby in D.C. like the Southern (Iraqi) Kurds. They have no luxurious mansion as a proto-embassy in D.C. (like the Southern Kurds) to wine and dine pedophile politicians. Worst of all. Israel has no (like zero) interest in them. The Western Kurds don't even exist. 

The Southern Kurds guarding Sinjar just picked up and left rather than defending the Yazidis - they knew full well the town would be immediately overrun by ISIS and the Yazidis slaughtered. Why didn't they defend the Yazidis' home? Because there's no fucking oil there. The Southern Kurds will be glad to claim the land as part of an independent Kurdistan, but they have no intention of protecting non-Kurds on non-oil-bearing land.

So for Obama and the Southern Kurds: ethnic cleansing mission accomplished. Throw the Yazidi garbage over the border to the Western Kurd Terrorists where they can all be killed by the FSA, be bombed by Turkey or die of starvation. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:37 | 5103357 loonyleft
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that's a pretty depressing analysis. maybe it hits too close (exactly on) to the truth. It makes me uncomfortable. I'm off to play some angry birds.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:39 | 5103360 tvdog
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Now you see Yazidis, now you don't. This is proof of Satanic influence - they are able to appear and disappear at will.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:40 | 5103473 MontgomeryScott
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WHAT IS a 'YAZIDI'?

Well, it isn't 'CHRISTIAN'.

WE used to call them 'ZIDS'.

QUOTE:

The following description is believed to be accurate:

Their religion appears to shows elements absorbed from:

Ancient Persian religions, including Zoroastrianism;

Judaism;

Christianity;

Sunni, Shiite and Sufi traditions within Islam;

Shamanism;

Vedism;

Mithraism -- a close rival to Christianity in the Roman Empire, particularly among the military and civil service before it was crushed; and perhaps

Other ancient Pagan religions from the Middle East and Greece.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/yazidi.htm

 

DAMN if it doesn't sound just like like ZIONISM!

If you put an Atheist in a foxhole, he'll find God.

If you put a Yazidim in a foxhole, he'll be too busy trying to figure out which 'god' he needs to pray to, to see the incoming shells.

If you put an Ashkenazim in a foxhole, he'll be working on methods of owning it by cheating those around him.

If you put a Khazarim in a foxhole, he'll be looking at ways to take it over by force from the 'inside' angle.

(Sorry, ladies, but your place isn't in the middle of the war).

 

 

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:49 | 5103613 omniversling
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Great post...thnx 4 th laff..!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:54 | 5103245 palmereldritch
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And so we see the southern border of the fledgling state of Kurdistan being established in real time...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:56 | 5103946 tempo
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isis can have the worthless desert, we will keep the oil safe. Its simple.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:35 | 5103184 johngaltfla
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Yet no on in the media has the balls to ask why we are flying from the Persian Gulf, with a refueling mission, all the way to northern Iraq instead of 20 minutes away flying time from our NATO airbase in Incirlik, Turkey. Of course if anyone did they would discover that it is Turkey and the CIA supplying arms and logisitics equipment to ISIS courtesy of a Qatari paycheck.

 

Assholes.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:34 | 5103349 tenpanhandle
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Remember the scene in Braveheart where the leper King Bruce told his his son Robert "support him (William Wallace) from our lands in the south and oppose him from our lands in the North (or something like that).

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:13 | 5104424 stilletto
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Its over 1hr flight time from Incirlik to Mosul - then mission time on task,  then return = 2.5hrs. You need Air refueling to do it from Incirlik. I know cause I flew missions over Mosul from Incirlik in 1999. What is needed is a committment to bomb ISIS off the planet. Deploy an airwing (A10s, AC130s would be nice)  into an Iraqi airbase and get the job over with - not little pinpricks. The USA destabilised and destroyed order in this part of the world - now it should bring order and not cower at home because it fucked it up last time. It made this mess now it needs to clean it - even if it means boots on the ground. Meantime the UK that fucked up Libya should take moral responsibility as well and go in and restore order there. Its too late to say we dont want to be involved. We got involved in 2003 and 2010 and now we have to carry the can and not slink away from the shit we laid in the bed.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:34 | 5103185 luckystars
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Kurds good, ship oil to Israel.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:36 | 5103355 tvdog
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Iraqi Kurds good, Syria Kurds bad, PKK bad, ...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:38 | 5103195 JLee2027
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Need a scorecard to follow the players here.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:37 | 5103196 TeamDepends
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Barry receives a participation trophy. Everyone claps.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:40 | 5103204 knukles
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Just like Vietnam and everything since.  Everybody gets a trophy.  No idiot left behind.
He was under the back seat of the short bus last we saw of him, Marshall Dillon

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:40 | 5103202 HUGE_Gamma
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Top 5 Reasons it's difficult to leave

 

1. Lockheed Martin

2. Boeign

3. Northrop Gumman

4. General Dynamics

5. Raytheon 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:43 | 5103212 ekm1
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http://www.lockheedmartin.ca/us/news/press-releases/2013/july/0701hq-lmi...

Lockheed martin looking for international business now because US gov is cutting military spending, instead of increasing it

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:55 | 5103508 MontgomeryScott
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"2. Boeign"

Shit! Spell it right!

It's BOING! BOING BOING!

NOT 'BEGNIGN' or 'BOIGN-EN'!

(All right, it's 'Boeing', but the 'spelling police' seem to be on leave this weekend.)


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:44 | 5103595 MontgomeryScott
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I was incorrect.

The 'SPELLING POLICE' are alive and well this weekend. Their 'P.C. BRETHREN' are also working 24/7 (witness the down-arrow on my comment that i respond to).

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:00 | 5103519 Wait What
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"US airborne assault"

"We have a rendevous with destiny"

i hear the echo of boots on the ground, and that echo sounds a lot like Scrooge McDuck in his money vault:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAFSrKqIKdc

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:39 | 5103205 Eyeroller
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70% of the Christians on Mount Sinjar had already been killed by the time food was dropped = Victory lap for Obama claiming no evacuation needed.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:26 | 5103222 ekm1
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There were no christians on mt sinjar, only yazidis

ISIS has killed zero christians. It has only expelled and looted them, but killed no one

Very smart of them.

 

Yazidids are not "people of the book", as per islamic interpretation, jews, christians, muslims, hence they have no "protection from the law". That's how IS thinks

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:46 | 5103488 Rockfish
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i roll my eyes

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:40 | 5103206 ekm1
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How are the freedom lovers, nirvana seekers zerohedge couch potatoes this evening?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:22 | 5103317 robertocarlos
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Fine. Listening to Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power of Love. And Two Tribes.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:24 | 5103327 ekm1
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:-)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:32 | 5103344 thamnosma
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Better than you

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:40 | 5103207 Goldilocks
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Bob Marley - One Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdB-8eLEW8g (2:44)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:42 | 5103213 Quus Ant
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Or will an errant missle take the dam out?  Iraqs oil would be easier to extract if all those pesky iraqis weren't standing on top of it.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:57 | 5103259 ebear
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"Or will an errant missle take the dam out? "

No, but throwing rocks at it might.



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:43 | 5103367 nidaar
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That would be a great opportunity to blame Putin.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:38 | 5103587 MontgomeryScott
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Those pesky 'errant damned missiles' are all Putin's fault.

Netanyahu told me I could say this.

DAMN the passengers on MH 370 and MH 17! The WAR on TERROR must go ON!

"China Declares Australia a Military Threat Over US Pact"

"Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the U.S.-Australia Force Posture Agreement on Tuesday alongside Australian minister of defense David Johnston and minister of foreign affairs Julie Bishop.

Hagel said during a press conference, “This is a part of the world that represents five of America’s seven treaty obligation countries that we are committed to, which we’ve made very clear we’re committed to.”

CHUCK. Not 'CHARLES', or 'CHARLEMANE', but 'CHUCKIE'.

HAGEL. Not 'BAGEL' or 'FALAFEL', but 'HAGEL' (pronounced 'HEGEL'; as in 'HEGELIAN DIAECTIC', with the same connotation and definition).

(reference):

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/china-declares-australia-a-mil...

()

Putin nods, and turns his head. (oops, wrong 'war pig')

'On a crystal morning, I can see the dew-drops falling,...'

'When you comin' home, now, son? The world is NOT FOR YOU.'

I sang this song a hundred; maybe a THOUSAND years ago.

No one ever listens. I just play, and then I go...

'Off in to the sunset' (like the Western "Heroes" do)...

 

I was hoping that you might think up a more 'original' meme (like blaming Robin Williams).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jseTa7HUIDU

 

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:43 | 5103218 luckystars
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FDR was Jewish !

Changed their name from Rosenfeld to Rosenvelt to Roosevelt.

DNA of 39 of Hitlers Relatives found them to be Jewish.

Churchill mother was Jenny Jacobson.

Stalins real name was Jewison.

Hillary Rosenberg Clinton

John Kohn Kerry.

Its endless..Obama and Putin the same.

Killing Mulims and Christians for 100?s of years or More !

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:48 | 5103233 nodhannum
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Muslims...killing everyone else for 1375 years.  And your point luckystars is?  Did you check Gengis Khan's maternal DNA?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:59 | 5103262 knukles
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She was from the South Bronx.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:47 | 5103373 nidaar
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If they were killing everyone else, it really wouldn't be difficult to "kill everyone else" within the lengthy time frame of centuries, especially during the dark ages of Europe...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:16 | 5103304 Sophist Economicus
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If FDR had any jewish connection, it was from the mid-1600s!    And that is a big IF 

 

Churchill's mom was NOT Jewish. 

Stalin was not Jewish (although there were rumors that he may have been illegitimate)

Stop with the nonsense.   The sources you are quoting are from the internet and unreliable.

BTW, I'm not Jewish.   Merry Christmas

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:08 | 5103409 Abitdodgie
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Stalin was Jewish and so was that fuck Churchill ,who would not let the Germans surrender 6 months before because the bomb was not ready that was droped on Japan AFTER they has singned the surrender, they are all satanic fucks.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:26 | 5103445 shovelhead
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I gave up after I found out that Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli was Jewish and Vinnie Barbarino was fagutz.

 

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:44 | 5103221 saratogaprepper
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11 IS fighters killed?!?! With F18's and Drones?
They do better than that in Chicago every day with cheap 38's and 9mm's.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:03 | 5103271 palmereldritch
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Notice they say "at least 11" but not "at least 10"

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:23 | 5103441 dracos_ghost
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Inflation

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:41 | 5103591 GeezerGeek
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Someone was watching too much Spinal Tap on Netflix.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:45 | 5103225 BadDog
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U.S.A.Pentagon bombing U.S.A.Langley. The serpent is swallowing its tail.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:57 | 5103258 knukles
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Hey, it's all good as long as it's US manufactured equipment on both sides needs replacing. 
An'only brown peoples kilt.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:25 | 5103326 logicalman
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Bingo!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:51 | 5103231 Dr. Engali
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It's foolish to think that we will ever extract ourselves from that shithole as long as there is oil involved , and the petro-dollar is on the brink.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:59 | 5103254 ekm1
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yup, or until another source of abundant energy is found which wouldn't be shared with middle easterners

Until then, all the nirvana seekers will still fatten their ass with food made cheap by oil coming from middle east made possible by the blood of american soldiers to fatten up the asses of american football and soccer fans in USA and Europe

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:00 | 5104389 John_Coltrane
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Ever hear of E = m*c^2?  Further consider how humongously large c is-and you will understand how really outmoded getting energy by breaking chemical bonds is!  Hint: this is how the sun works so its the ultimate source of all energy (including fossil, of course) on earth.  We mastered its technical application just around WWII.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:51 | 5103240 alentia
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Yeah, and someone to take English classes 

Refuges
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:57 | 5103256 One And Only
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BREAKING: The Pentagon won't confirm to reporters whether the bombs are armed with explosive war heads or copies of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize. It's important not to jump to conclusions when understanding how we're handling the situation with these folks. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:03 | 5103270 Itch
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Im thankful for the US having the stones. Whether the west armed them or not, those ISIS cretins are off the chart. The west arms all sorts of wasters, but when they go around chopping off heads and putting them on spikes, it's time to admit you got it wrong and fix the mistake. Hopefully learn from it, not likely though.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:27 | 5103336 logicalman
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I think Oliver Cromwell and his helpers did the heads on pikes thing centuries ago in Ireland.

Nothing new here, just more psychopathic madness.

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:43 | 5103366 loonyleft
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savages. Droning children, Now that's civilized!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:14 | 5103281 Burticus
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From perpetual "War on People," to bankster handouts, to the totalitarian surveillance (militarized) police state, to their open borders/non-enforcement/amnesty policy, the Bushbama regime has been a seamless continuum of destruction.  Nothing changes, especially their central bank puppetmasters.

Secession...bitchez!

http://leagueofthesouth.com/

http://freeflorida.org/

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:12 | 5103290 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.

It appears America had to do something as the group called ISIS shocked much of the world by swiftly capturing Mosul in an offensive that allowed it 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.

 http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2014/08/islamic-state-of-iraq-and-levant....

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:12 | 5103294 tvdog
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Supporting Kurds (and Chevron) with weapons or air strikes is not mission creep. (There are undoubtedly U.S. "advisors" on the ground assisting with targeting the air strikes.) Supporting a Shia-only government in Baghdad would be mission creep - that's Iran's job.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:15 | 5103298 Fuku Ben
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Does the National State of Emergency that has been in effect and continued since Sept. 2001 for one ridiculous reason after another allow the President to do what he wants?

It seems like Congress is just putting on an act and willingly bends over every time Obama does something else criminal. Obama doesn't even act like he cares what they say or do. It wouldn't surprise me that everything is an act now to continue the fraudulent facade that has come what American's used to think of as America.

Here's an example if you don't know what I'm talking about. I believe this short statement that is recorded as required by law means you're all living in the dictatorship presented as a fantasy that was America. But please correct me with additional evidence if I am wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKsbqOsswHQ

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:24 | 5103324 adeptish
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Memo to America, from the rest of the world.

Stop it.

Now...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:25 | 5103331 shovelhead
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US Armed Forces Weather forecast in Iraq...

Sunni today with scattered Shia tomorrow.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:30 | 5103341 logicalman
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Stated in a monotone manner by a guy with a freindly face and a likeable demeanour.

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:28 | 5103338 thamnosma
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As I feared, air jocks doing "precision" bombing over Mosul Dam.  What could go wrong?

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:48 | 5104727 tonyw
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yep, its always precision or targetted bombing when its our side

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:28 | 5103339 Stumpy4516
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The leadership of ISIS is conrolled by CIA/Massod.  The ISIS grunts are not aware of that and believe all the BS from the leaders.

The Kurds better be careful.  The CIA has used ISIS to get the leadership of Iraq to beg the US to return and put military back in Iraq.  Shortly after you have a mini coup and the current leader removed.  Surprise?  No. 

Now the CIA is using the ISIS (stupid) fighters to get the Kurds to let the US cozy up to them.  The US military and CIA will imbed and infiltrate the Kurds, learn who to assasinate and who they can install to replace some of the Kurds leadership.  The US does not like the Kurds getting too friendly with Turkey or selling oil through Turkey.  The US wants all the oil sold through the approved channels for control issues and to take a cut of the profits to be funneled into private accounts and into black opps accounts.

Just like the recent Iraq leadership the Kurds have invited those who wish to destroy them into their tent.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:33 | 5103346 logicalman
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The US cannot allow the PetroDollar system die, because when it does, so does the US.

If you look around the world with that concept in the back of your head, a pattern will likely be discearnable.

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:39 | 5103359 ObamaDepression
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The Peshmerga will have US special forces embedded to designate bombing targets though I'm sure these are classifies as "advisers" (advising where to drop bombs).

Recapturing the dam is important because its so poorly built it needs nearly daily maintenance or it will fail on its own even without the terrorists. Apparently the dam is built on a bed of gypsum; the same stuff your walls are made of.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:40 | 5103363 BullyBearish
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Dead is dead...the desired result

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:05 | 5103403 Kirk2NCC1701
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Allow me to be the first to note that all this hubbub makes for a beautiful distraction, while the real Action continues:

Bringing rockets, troops and resources closer to Iran and Russia. The boa-like encircling and constriction of both Enemies of Globalist Neocons continues.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:32 | 5103461 shovelhead
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They're not really enemies...

They're just sitting on our gas and oilfields and won't move.

What else are you supposed to do?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:56 | 5103632 Kirk2NCC1701
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LOL. Good one.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:29 | 5103454 stevefromthenet
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I guess the f-35 upgrades still arent working?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:34 | 5103466 shovelhead
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Maybe by Iraq 4.0.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:31 | 5103574 Lostinfortwalton
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I sense B-52s with GPS guided bombs making long loiter sorties over the area and dropping one or two bombs at a time. And no way the region is not completely covered with the EC-135 AWACS command and control aircraft and scores of refueling aircraft.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:12 | 5103543 Seize Mars
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Wow, do you think we'll ever be allowed to be at peacetime again? My guess says no, that's not what AIPAC wants.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:14 | 5103546 Seize Mars
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This fuckin bullshit would be funny if it didn't involve murder, theft, the enslavement of my country and the ruin of anyone who is productive.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:22 | 5103561 dizzyfingers
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What did anyone expect? War is too profitable to resist and there are no restraints on the deep state.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:34 | 5103708 q99x2
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Proof that radio and microwave frequencies are making people go crazy.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:39 | 5103899 dogismycopilot
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I understand that the Peshmerga had a day + of ammo left when the Brits pulled out their consulate in Erbill. It was only when the Kurds told the US "hey, we're out of ammo in 1 day and the Zombie ISIS horde will over run Terminal...er i mean Erbill" that the US decided to get involved. 

That is the only reason Obama did anything - he couldn't have Erbill go down on his round of golf.

You guys who are writing from Momma's basement have no idea what it is like to be in Iraq - literally, it is Night of The Living Dead here. We just need to roll in B52s, AC-130 Gunships and roll them towards Saudi- the fucking Saudis are the ones who made this ISIS zombie horde, let them deal with the blow back (and pay for it with money).

Speaking of Saudis, i understand there are quite a few Saudi license plates running around in IS controlled territory as the Bedoiuns want to get in on the raping and pillaging...or maybe they are just looking for maids in the slave markets that have popped up - children 7 to 18 are fair game. You tell me.

 

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:39 | 5104074 JoJoJo
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I up arrowed you as long as God is your PILOT I dont care who your copilot is

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:10 | 5104134 Aussiekiwi
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I think he is full of crap, feel free to down arrow me in return.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:11 | 5104328 ToNYC
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The Ignited States of Kurds, I.S.K.

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