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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger. A defense official confirmed that the mission was accomplished Wednesday by fewer than 20 Special Forces ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C) visited Iraqi refugees in Nineveh province on Sunday, saying upon his return to France that vacations for certain world leaders should cease while people are dying there Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday he will not relinquish power until a federal court rules on what he called a "constitutional violation" by the president to replace him with a member of his own party. The embattled premier has grown increasingly isolated, with Iraqi politicians and much of the international community ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Around 130 more U.S. troops have arrived in northern Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday, saying their mission was to “take a closer look and give a more in-depth assessment of where we can continue to help the Iraqis.” Speaking to Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. after flying in from Australia, Hagel stressed ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration may announce on Tuesday a decision to send more military advisers to Iraq, U.S. officials said, as the United States helps confront radical Islamist militants who threaten Iraqi minorities and the northern Kurdish enclave. Several U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a decision to send at least 70 ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Sky News: The UN says up to 35,000 refugees have escaped Iraq's Mount Sinjar and are "exhausted" and "dehydrated". The refugees, mostly from the minority Yazidi sect, managed to reach northern Iraq's Kurdistan region through Syria over the past three days. "The new arrivals are exhausted, dehydrated and many have suffered sun or heat stroke, ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Life was just as brutal for the Yazidis—a religious minority persecuted for decades in northern Iraq—under former dictator Saddam Hussein as it is now under the threat from Islamic militants, contradicting recent claims about the former Iraqi government. The plight of the Yazidis attracted international attention in recent days as thousands sought ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: As the world watches the strengthening of global jihadist movements – from ISIS to al Qaeda to dozens of affiliated and like-minded groups – one of those inside the U.S. government who was most vocal about the growing threats is leaving his position. General Michael Flynn served as head of the ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

VIA CNS: Full Transcript of Video Address: Mr. President, last month, 55 of my colleagues and I sent you and Secretary Kerry a letter asking that you actively prioritize security and humanitarian support for the Christian community in Iraq. We specifically warned you of the dangers and ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton and Congressmen alike have called on Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. But the President fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more. President Obama got angry at lawmakers who suggested in a private meeting that he should have armed the Syrian rebels, calling the ...

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Excerpted from BLOOMBERG: Islamic State militants who last week captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, had one demand for workers: Keep it going. Arriving in their Toyota pickup trucks, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing a patchwork of military uniforms, robes and turbans, jubilant militants from the al-Qaeda breakaway group told workers hiding in management ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WFB: It was an applause line during almost every campaign address made by President Obama in 2012: “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.” Now, he’s backing off. President Obama ordered a full troop withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed in December 2011. But the country did not stabilize, as was ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A top Defense Department official acknowledged Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are unlikely to affect Islamic militants’ “overall capabilities” or their operations elsewhere in Iraq and Syria but rebuffed calls to expand the mission. Lt. Gen. William Mayville Jr., director for operations with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described a stay-the-course ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Not only is all this 100% caused by Obama's refusal to have a status of forces deal with Iraq, but now, even in the face of all this, he refuses to do what is necessary to stop this holocaust, and instead has launched a token bombing campaign to protect our own buildings, that's it. Notice ...

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