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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from NRO: While a number of Obama administration officials have avoided saying that the U.S. is now waging war on the Islamic State, the Pentagon’s spokesman didn’t shy away from the term today: “make no mistake, we are at war with ISIL,” Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters. Keep reading

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

”But don’t pretend those military personnel, these brave men and women are not going to be caught up in the middle of a violent battle with a violent, medieval, barbaric organization. It’s fiction. They are in harm’s way. There are boots on the ground.”

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) — A CIA spokesman says a new intelligence assessment estimates that the Islamic State group can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria, up from a previous figure of 10,000. The new assessment is based on a review of intelligence reports from May to August. It is larger than the 20,000 ...

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday offered a scathing critique of President Obama for what he called “fundamentally unserious” remarks outlining his plan to tackle the growing terrorist threat in the Middle East. Cruz also placed the blame for the growth of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on both President ...

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Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Here is the full text of Obama's speech as prepared for delivery: Remarks of President Barack Obama Address to the Nation September 10, 2014 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery My fellow Americans – tonight, I want ...

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Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

“They [the public] want a strategy that doesn’t include any casualties at home… or any casualties overseas, or any engagement on the ground. What kind of a war is this? No casualties, no fighting on the ground, but we win? How do you fight a war like this? What dreamland is that that they’re talking ...

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Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Politico: More Americans are aware of the news of the recent beheading of journalist James Foley than any other major news event in the last five years, according to a new poll. Ninety-four percent of Americans said they heard about Foley’s death at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ...

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Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: “Several hundred” Americans have traveled to Syria to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a House Republican said Wednesday. Rep. Candace Miller (R-Mich.), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Border and Maritime Security subcommittee, warned vulnerabilities in a visa waiver program could allow those members of ISIS to ...

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Sep 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Washington Post: President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days. Obama discussed his plans ...

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Sep 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Sep 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama phoned Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday to discuss the US commitment to work with Baghdad's new government to help it fight Islamic State militants, the White House said. "The president and the prime minister agreed on the importance of having the new government quickly take concrete steps to address ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from NRO: In his first debate with Republican challenger Cory Gardner, Colorado senator Mark Udall stood behind Obama’s cautious approach. Udall and Gardner, a second-term congressman, are locked in a tight race, one of many that could determine the Senate majority come November. The latest NBC News/Marist poll has Udall leading Gardner by six ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

U.S. Marines gather in the Haditha Dam deck on Feb. 19, 2005. Excerpted from The Guardian: US warplanes have carried out five strikes on Islamist insurgents menacing Iraq’s Haditha dam, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the militants. Obama has branded Islamic State (Isis) forces ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials. The first phase, an air campaign ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

London (AFP) - Islamic State fighters appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia, according to a report published on Monday. The study by the London-based small-arms research organisation Conflict Armament Research documented weapons seized by Kurdish forces from militants in Iraq and Syria ...

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Sep 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The New York Times: The United States launched a new series of airstrikes against Sunni fighters in Iraq late Saturday in what Defense Department officials described as a mission to stop militants from seizing an important dam on the Euphrates River and prevent the possibility of floodwaters being unleashed toward the capital, Baghdad. The ...

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Sep 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations urged U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria to combat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), arguing that we are no longer able to distinguish between the two if we hope to destroy ISIL.

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Sep 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from CBS News: A U.S. airstrike may have killed a top ISIS figure in Iraq, but the White House has not yet confirmed his death. The Iraqi defense ministry said a U.S. bombing raid near Mosul killed Abu Hajar al-Sufi, one of ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's top lieutenants, reports CBS News correspondent Major Garrett. The ...

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Sep 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from WND: President Obama’s left-leaning political ideology combined with sympathies for Islam acquired from being raised by a Muslim stepfather paralyze him as he faces the threat posed by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND in an interview. “In defending America against radical Islamic terrorism, Barack Obama ...

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