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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests. Obama notified House and ...

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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from GATEWAY PUNDIT: ISIS released a new video on Sunday titled – “The End of Sykes-Picot.” At the end of the video a laughing jihadist cruising in a Ford 350 mocks Obama. The Islamist Abu Saffiya from Chile, shows off the spoils of war and raises the Islamic flag at a former Iraqi military base. Another ...

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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Damascus (AFP) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in Damascus on Saturday that his country "will not remain passive" as jihadists push an offensive in Syria's neighbour Iraq. "Russia will not remain passive to the attempts by some groups to spread terrorism in the region," Ryabkov told journalists after meeting with President Bashar al-Assad. Sunni ...

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation early Saturday aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country. After watching much of Iraq slip out of government hands, military officials sought ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNN) -- King Abdullah has ordered that "all necessary measures" be taken to protect Saudi Arabia against terror threats, the state-run SPA news agency reported Thursday. "Anticipating (that) the terrorist organizations or others might carry out actions that might disturb the security of the homeland, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has ordered taking all ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from NewsBusters: Continuous fear-mongering from the left about the supposed cataclysmic dangers of global warming has always been present, but Slate’s Eric Holthaus has taken things to a whole different level. As Iraq and Syria devolve into chaos, the left-wing publication has blamed climate change for the rise of the al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS. While the ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Paris (AFP) - Israel offered to help moderate Arab nations threatened by a lightning offensive by Islamic militants in Iraq, as the country's top diplomat met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Kerry at a meeting in Paris that "the extremists currently operating in Iraq will try ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

A fleeing Iraqi girl cries after settling with her family near a Kurdish checkpoint, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) KALAK, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of villagers fleeing advances by Sunni militants in Iraq crowded on Thursday under ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BAGHDAD (AP) — Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants' positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed Wednesday, deepening the concerns that the extremist insurgency that spans the two neighboring countries could morph into an even wider regional conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned against the threat and said other nations should stay out. Meanwhile, a new ...

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Marines with Dam Security Unit, Bravo Company, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, and attached to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct a boat patrol on the Euphrates River near Haditha Dam in the Al Anbar province of Iraq, April 30, 2006. (U.S. Marine Corps. Photo by: Cpl Schaeffer, Justin L) Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The dam ...

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that lawmakers were briefed more than a year ago that the al Qaeda-inspired group now wreaking havoc in Iraq had access to a large number of Western passports and sought to carry out attacks against the U.S. and its allies in ...

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

IRBIL, Iraq -- Iraq’s dire situation has gone from bad dream to nightmare in two weeks of fighting that have seen Sunni Muslim gunmen assert control over a growing area, including, Kurdish officials said Tuesday, at least two towns that lie on a crucial supply route linking Baghdad, the capital, with the mostly Shiite Muslim ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Shoebat: A secret document was revealed (see References) which was issued by the Qatari Embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, revealed that Qatar was able to equip some 1,800 volunteers from North Africa to fight in Iraq’s notorious ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). The document bears the signature of the Acting ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

AP - The Pentagon says nearly half of the roughly 300 advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad, and have begun to assess the Iraqi forces and the fight against Sunni militants. Another four teams of special forces will arrive in days, bringing the total to almost ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON – The well-organized army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claims it has access to nuclear weapons and a will to use them to “liberate” Palestine from Israel as part of its “Islamic Spring,” according to a WND source in the region. Franklin Lamb, an international lawyer based in Beirut and ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad. The refinery had been under siege for 10 days with the militant offensive being repulsed several times. The complex supplies a third of Iraq's refined fuel and the battle has already led to petrol ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

McLEAN, Va. — In an interview with The Daily Caller on Monday, former Vice President Dick Cheney rebutted criticism from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that he deserves some blame for the recent chaos in Iraq, saying the Bush administration left Iraq in “good shape” before the Obama administration took over. “I don’t buy it,” Cheney said ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Iraq’s prime minister has promised to begin the process of forming a new national government in Baghdad by July 1. Kerry met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for nearly two hours on Monday in Baghdad after flying into Iraq on an unannounced trip from ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Iraq is granting legal immunity to 300 U.S. military advisers slated to train local forces, allowing them to begin their mission, the Obama administration announced Monday. The protections were agreed upon through a diplomatic note between the U.S. and Iraq, State Department deputy press secretary Marie Harf told reporters. "We can confirm Iraq ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Iran long provided shelter and protection to the founder and former commander of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the predecessor to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), which rose to power due in large part to Tehran’s support, according to multiple intelligence reports and outside experts. AQI leader ...

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The New York Times: The Iraqi government said Sunday that Sunni militants had taken control of a major Iraqi post on the Syrian border, strengthening their ability to move men and supplies into Iraq’s heartland. As the government tried to cast the setback in a positive light, saying troops had made a “tactical” decision ...

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria. “I think we have to understand first how we got here,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have been arming ...

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