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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled." The Islamic State group has declared patriotic songs blasphemous and ordered that certain pictures be torn out ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday said he predicts there could be nearly 5,000 U.S. personnel on the ground overseas by the end of the year to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “In terms of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, logistics, advice, command and control assistance, tactical air ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters on Sunday. The killing began on Friday night when a pair of masked Islamic State gunmen openly murdered a police officer in al-Jumasah ...

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Dr. Ismail Othman Excerpted from AWD News: An Iraqi man who was a physician in Iraq’s former Ba’athist army is now in Iraqi police custody in capital, Baghdad, confessed to his investigators that he killed his son, Al-Jazeera Arabic-language news channel reported. Dr. Ismail Othman, a citizen of Mousl, Iraq’s second largest city seized by ISIS ...

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is struggling to cut off the millions of dollars in oil revenue that has made the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria one of the wealthiest terror groups in history, but so far has been unable to persuade Turkey, the NATO ally where much of the oil is traded on ...

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

In this July 2014 photo, Abdullah Ahmed walks outside his home that was damaged in a bombing of Fallujah. BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of “innocent victims” as the armed forces struggle to retake ...

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Petraeus knows what anybody even the slightest bit familiar with combat and counter-insurgency knows: Obama's plan is doomed to failure without being ramped up significantly. His praise of the Iraqi security forces is perfunctory. He knows damn good and well there's no way to win without U.S. ground forces going in for the close. You ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Kerry said that we should invade Iraq in 2002 and voted to do so on October 11 of that year. (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to distance himself Thursday from past U.S. efforts to establish a competent Iraqi army, reminding a journalist that he had opposed the war there. “Why do you believe ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from REAL CLEAR DEFENSE: As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, President Obama rejected the “best military advice” of his top military commander in the Middle East. Quoting two U.S. military officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. ...

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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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