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President Obama To Explain Why We're Gonna Need Moar Airstrikes In Iraq - Live Feed

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While it is not clear what President Obama will discuss this morning in his daily dictation; we suspect, on the heels of yesterday's gruesome American journalist beheading video from ISIS, that he will explain why 'humanitarian' airstrikes in Iraq will continue until morale improves. Perhaps he will re-dip his toe back into the ongoing Ferguson riots - noting his right hand man Holder is on the case? Or finally, perhaps he will opine on the surge in US stocks recently as proof America is beating Putin back? As a reminder, the President is back in Martha's Vineyard...

As AP reports, US official says American planes, drones did nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.


President Obama is was due to speak at 1245ET (so 1330ET Obama Time)

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Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:52 | 5120581 Hippocratic Oaf
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Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54 | 5120596 Canadian Dirtlump
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Provided they get a compliant stooge in place I predict they will help Iraq, otherise they will only help in so much as to preserve and protect their true prize, an independant kurdistan.


It stetches the bounds of my imagination. A virulent group of the very people they used to kill, maim, and spread nihilism in other countries crosses a border and gets bombed. DOn't get me wrong through, bomb away - it helps the dear people in Syria.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:57 | 5120617 svayambhu108
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He really can't say destroy ISIS, atack ISIS. That's why thay made two names. Use ISIS when agree with the frachise ISIL otherwise

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:09 | 5120695 PAPA ROACH
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"They decapitated a few folks....."

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:18 | 5120759 Jethro
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"Some folks got wee weed up."

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:24 | 5120800 max2205
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Looks like no beer meeting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:51 | 5120994 Chief KnocAHoma
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What happened to:

"Osama Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run."

"This is the jay-vee."

"There is no US Military solution."

I guess we need to throw all of those on the pile with:

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

"There isn't even a smidgen of corruption."

"These are phony scandals."

"The 80's called... they want their foreign policy back."

"That would be a red line..."

Damn I'm tired of typing... that is enough for now.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:54 | 5121004 ncdirtdigger
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Did you find those on a YouTube video?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:16 | 5121144 tonyw
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i found ron paul had a good take on it or at least asks some good questions

what have we accomlished in the last 24 years?




Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:37 | 5121612 Roll Tide
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I want everyone to know how relaxed Barack is here at the Vineyard.  He seems like a different person.   He swears that the cigarette smell I detected was an old smell from that nasty habit.  His golf is about the same - but who is counting.

Signed, Michelle Obama

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:58 | 5120621 0b1knob
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Things that make you go hmmm..

This is the second time in a row that Obama has addressed the country without wearing a tie and with his collar unbuttoned.   You can tell a lot about a man by his appearance.  And Obama is just more and more out of it.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:09 | 5120701 PAPA ROACH
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'Perma-lie' is a devastating disease.....

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:30 | 5120826 Lea
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"This is the second time in a row that Obama has addressed the country without wearing a tie and with his collar unbuttoned."

That's your presidential casual wear, designed to look cool, matter-of-fact, in control and close to the people.

Some even rolled up their shirt sleeves as soon as a camera was in sight. 

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:48 | 5120966 0b1knob
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And then there is his repeated use of the Imperial "we".   "We" have decided.   "We" will protect American personnel.  Seems that HE is never personally responsible for anything.   

And with no tie and an unbuttoned shirt he looks like he's taking a short break from the gold course.   Oh wait....

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:41 | 5121624 Roll Tide
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At least his pants were zipped and up.  What next for Mr. Casual?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:35 | 5121267 Greenskeeper_Carl
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I think an independent Kurdistan is a good idea. I'm not advocating the us of us troops or airstrikes to bring this about, just allowing it to happen. The country of Iraq is a fiction, it was never a country until western nations began redrawing the map. Now that we decreed that this country should exist, we have been attempting to mold it to our liking for many years. We should let the different people there decide for themselves. This would enivitably lead to several smaller, independent nations, one of which would be Kurdistan. Hard to imagine that could possibly be a worse situation than what we have now.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54 | 5120597 Slave
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Let me answer for him, then we don't even have to hear his bullshit.


Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:58 | 5120622 LawsofPhysics
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yes, but is it "debt-free stimulus"

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:58 | 5120604 Canadian Dirtlump
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NSA all up in my grill with the double post matrix WTF ghost writing.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:02 | 5120655 drendebe10
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More and more empty, vacuous incoherent gum flapping from the incompetent, corrupt, arrogant, narcissistic illegal indonesian kenyan alien muslim sociopathic liar in chief only interested in its martha vineyard celebrity grand imperial life style on the backs of hard working, tax paying US citizens.... 

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:21 | 5120775 replaceme
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"I" laughed out loud at that.... Sorry, I (TM)

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:21 | 5120776 replaceme
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"I" laughed out loud at that.... Sorry, I (TM)

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:53 | 5120589 Stoploss
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The incessant interruption of the golf game must and will come to a stop..

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:53 | 5120590 suteibu
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"That must be Mario.  Fashionably late as per the norm."  Fixit Felix

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:01 | 5120594 JustObserving
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Let's not forget the truth, Mr Droner-in-Chief:


ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America”

The fact remains, however, that the US, the major European powers, and their regional allies all previously lent financial, military and political support to ISIS and similar groups, which have “Made in the USA” stamped all over them. They have, until now, played a significant part in Washington’s efforts to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, as part of a broader effort to gain control of the region’s vast energy resources and transit routes.

The Western powers, flush with success after organising an Islamist insurgency in Benghazi in order to justify NATO’s overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, thought they could use similar forces to overthrow Assad in Syria, whose regime draws its main base of support from the Alawite sect, a Shi’a offshoot, and Sunni businessmen.

For three years, the US, along with the Gulf states and Turkey, poured billions into “opposition” groups, supposedly to unnamed “moderates,” but in reality to Al Qaeda-linked Sunni groups such as al-Nusra and ISIS to spearhead a sectarian war. The US, Turkey and Jordan have operated a base in Jordan where US instructors trained dozens of ISIS members. In an article last year, the New York Times confirmed that the CIA assisted Arab governments and Turkey by airlifting weaponry to these groups in Jordan and Turkey. The Guardian reported last March that British and French instructors were also involved.


John McCain, Conductor of the "Arab Spring" and the Caliph


by Thierry Meyssan

Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as "freedom fighters" in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan: the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington. Thierry Meyssan reveals below US policy through the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the "Arab Spring" and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:05 | 5120675 trader1
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(Reuters) - German Development Minister Gerd Mueller accused Qatar on Wednesday of financing Islamic State militants who have seized wide areas of northern Iraq and have posted a video of a captive American journalist being beheaded.

"This kind of conflict, this kind of a crisis always has a history ... The ISIS troops, the weapons - these are lost sons, with some of them from Iraq," Mueller told German public broadcaster ZDF.

"You have to ask who is arming, who is financing ISIS troops. The keyword there is Qatar - and how do we deal with these people and states politically?" said Mueller, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the center-right Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.

Mueller did not elaborate and presented no evidence of a Qatari link to Islamic State. A German government spokesman said he was checking whether Mueller's remarks reflected the official view of Berlin.


Officials at the Foreign Ministry of Qatar, a wealthy Gulf Arab state, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on his accusation.


Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54 | 5120602 Billy Sol Estes
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Which ones are the bad guys again? I get so confused.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:11 | 5120704 medium giraffe
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"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'isis' is."

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:40 | 5120909 angel_of_joy
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Where is the banana (the one that the Russians projected on the embassy in Moscow) ?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54 | 5120603 Bumbu Sauce
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F this F'er


He won't refer to his boo's as ISIS.  He always says ISIL.  Sunni fk!

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:58 | 5120606 B2u
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Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:56 | 5120612 sony1
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Obama keeps calling him 'Jim' heh.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:58 | 5120625 Tenshin Headache
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I think it's great how he's on a first name basis with everyone.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:57 | 5120619 B2u
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The Islamic State (IS)[4][6][48] (Arabic?????? ?????????‎ ad-Dawlah al-?Isl?miyyah), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS /?a?s?s/),[a] is a jihadist group, widely regarded as a terrorist organisation. In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world[49] and aspires to bring much of the Muslim-inhabited regions of the world under its direct political control


Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:17 | 5120744 john39
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kosher muslim... that is about as far as it goes.


Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:58 | 5120623 IANAE
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what was THAT?!?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:59 | 5120630 clade7
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This Fukker would strike out in a tee ball game...with Holder pitching...

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:19 | 5120770 Jethro
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Which is appropriate, because Obama is a "catcher"

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:01 | 5120643 kaa1016
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If drone strikes or 1000 pound bombs are what it takes to destroy IS or ISIS or ISIL or whatever they call themselves, then so fucking be it.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:02 | 5120647 crazybob369
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Let me splain why we needs to bomb these here folks. We have some munitions that are reaching their expiration; there are still some structures standin over there that we missed the last time we attempted to bomb that place back to the stone age.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:02 | 5120648 Bumbu Sauce
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No emotion whatsoever.  Is he coked up?  Drawing distance between ISIL/ISIS and islam.  I hate this man as much as he hates me.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:02 | 5120651 djsmps
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I had it on two websites and I still missed it. Did he say "folks"?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:03 | 5120658 Bossman1967
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I have but one word after he spoke PUSSY. Guess they will strike here next Wow

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:04 | 5120660 Bossman1967
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Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:06 | 5120672 robochess
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all defensive stocks are up today... BA, LMT, RYN, etc.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:05 | 5120673 sony1
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James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head


Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:17 | 5120754 gatorengineer
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Thank you for posting that.  The MSM would never report that......

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:22 | 5120785 Lea
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Some things backfire biiiig time.

N°1 Darwin Award of the year, that James Foley bloke.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:10 | 5120700 world_debt_slave
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blah, blah, blah, moar, blah, blah blah

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:12 | 5120719 jacship
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I DRONE you Is-is

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