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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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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(Reuters) - Iran's top leader rejected possible intervention in Iraq by the United States or other outside powers, accusing Washington on Sunday of trying to manipulate Iraqi sectarian differences to retake control of the country it once occupied. In remarks published by the official IRNA news agency, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei added that Iraqis themselves ...

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Australia News: AUSTRALIAN terrorists are calling on others to join the jihadist takeover of Iraq with further proof of their involvement, with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS) terror group found in a video released via the internet. The revelation comes as officials in the Australian embassy in Baghdad go to a ...

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

"Yes, we should prevent them exporting terror, but I'm not so sure where the clear-cut American interest is." Hello? You just laid out the the clear-cut American interest and then said you didn't know where it was. ISIS has made it clear that they intend to use the resources of Iraq to launch terror attacks ...

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Corner: Senator Marco Rubio warned on Sunday that American security is directly threatened by ISIS’s attempt to establish a caliphate in Iraq from which it can strike out at Western countries. “This is an extremely serious national-security risk for the country if they were to establish that safe haven,” Rubio told Norah ...

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Al Sadr is Iran's other main man in Iraq, next to Maliki, and he's making the threat because Iran doesn't want the U.S. to have any influence or power in Iraq. Excerpted from Sky News: A Shia cleric loyal to anti-US cleric Moqtada al Sadr has warned that the 300 US military advisers en route to ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

MOSUL, Iraq, June 20 (Reuters) - Militant Sunni Islamists who seized swathes of northern Iraq last week have destroyed symbols of Iraq's heritage in the city of Mosul, including statues of cultural icons and the tomb of a medieval philosopher. Witnesses said militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had destroyed a ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Sydney Morning Herald: A small force of about half a dozen Australian troops has been sent to Baghdad to help protect Australian embassy staff as Iraq faces continuing upheaval amid a vicious jihadist insurgency. Fairfax Media understands that the group of Australian Defence Force personnel will primarily liaise with the US military, which ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Military Times: The U.S. and Iraqi governments are revisiting the controversial issue of legal immunity for American troops, the key sticking point that prompted a complete withdraw of troops in 2011. As the Pentagon prepares to send up to 575 new troops into Iraq, officials say, talks are underway with the Iraqis to clarify ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Just a year ago, after months of bombings, shootings and kidnappings, Baghdad’s Monsignor Pios Cacha made a grim prediction. He said that his Iraqi Christian community was experiencing the kind of religious cleansing that eradicated the country’s once-thriving Jewish community half a century before. His rather prophetic words made headlines in Lebanon’s ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Related - ‘Public Beheadings, Crucifixions’: Iraq’s Christians At Mercy Of Advancing Jihadis With Syria-Style Slaughter On Their Minds Related - Al Qaeda Butchers Leave ‘Roads Lined With Decapitated Iraqi Police And Soldiers’ Related - ‘This Is Our Ball, It Is Made Of Skin’: Iraq Al Qaeda (ISIS) Jokes About Using Severed Head As A Soccer Ball ...

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