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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The architect of the counter insurgency strategy that helped stabilize Iraq before President Obama took office has a message for the president and his advisers: Do not let the U.S. become the de facto air force for Shia militias. “This cannot be the United States being the air force for Shia militias, ...

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from AL JAZEERA AMERICA: Sunni fighters battled their way into Iraq’s largest oil refinery on Wednesday, a development that came as Iran raised the prospect of intervening in its neighbor’s spiraling internecine violence by vowing to defend all Shia holy sites. Armed groups headed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were ...

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from ROLL CALL: President Barack Obama is still considering what to do about Iraq, but he told the top congressional leaders Wednesday that he doesn’t think he needs Congress’ permission to act. “We had a good discussion,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arriving back at the Capitol after the meeting. “The president basically ...

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Gun-toting children were paraded for the cameras in Iraq yesterday – on both sides of the bloody conflict. A shocking video emerged showing armed boys watching the execution of a prisoner by masked jihadi fighters. The children – some as young as eight – look on as a prisoner is made to kneel ...

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Your browser does not support iframes. Glenn Beck failed on his promise to defeat the Left not because they're undefeatable, but because he was too cowardly to say and do what must be said and done to defeat them. Sorry to throw cold water on yourbullshit, my weak bitch coward friend Glenn, but there is no ...

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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

U.S.-made Humvees enroute from Iraq to Syria via ISIL social media Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Syrian and Iraqi terrorist forces obtained significant numbers of tanks, trucks, and U.S.-origin Humvees in recent military operations in Iraq and those arms are being shipped to al Qaeda rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials. U.S. intelligence agencies reported this ...

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Tehran (AFP) - Some 5,000 Iranians have pledged online to defend Iraq's Shiite Muslim holy sites against Sunni extremists who are waging war against the Baghdad government, a report said on Tuesday. The pledges were made on the harimshia.org website, which was launched by a group naming itself the Popular Headquarters for the Defence of Shiite ...

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Secretary of State John Kerry “should be on a plane right now for Baghdad,” former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said Tuesday. “The focus has been on the conflict, that is indeed serious, but, you know, diplomacy is what is crucial right now,” Crocker said on “CBS This Morning.” "We need ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents. It is possible that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters acquired them from army bases they have taken over in ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: President Barack Obama announced late Monday that he plans to deploy approximately 275 troops to Iraq who will “provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.” “The force is deploying for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat,” Obama ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Washington (AFP) - A US warship entered the Persian Gulf on Monday carrying hundreds of marines and Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in case they are needed to protect Americans in Iraq, the Pentagon said. "Its presence in the Gulf adds to that of other US naval ships already there -- including the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from The Right Scoop: Back in Oct of 2011, General Jack Keane stated ‘unequivocally’ that senior military leaders were “enormously frustrated” at the risk we were taking with Iraq by withdrawing all of our troops. He laid out all the influence we were giving up by pulling out of Iraq and said we were ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday. While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

BAGHDAD (AP) -- In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military and Shiite militias gear up to fight the Sunni insurgents who have advanced across the country, officials said Monday. Iranian Gen. Ghasem Soleimani has been consulting in Iraq on how to ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Breaking: White House says U.S. won't pursue coordinated military action with Iran in Iraq. http://t.co/tYCeEMbSEk— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 16, 2014

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: State Department counter-terrorism officials warned in late April that Iran had “trained, funded, and provided guidance” to ethnic Iraqi terror groups bent on destabilizing the country. The April warning appears to directly contradict and undermine comments last week by a State Department spokeswoman claiming that the United States and Iran have a ...

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