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  • US Finally Intervening in Iraq -- or NOT

    Source: NYTimes

    WASHINGTON — Airstrikes on towns in northern Iraq seized by Islamist militants began late Thursday in what Kurdish and Iraqi officials called the first stage of an American-led intervention to blunt the militants’ advance and provide emergency aid to tens of thousands of refugeeds.

    The Pentagon firmly denied that American forces had begun a bombing campaign. But Pentagon officials said it was possible that allies of the United States, either the Iraqi or Turkish militaries, had conducted the bombing.

    Kurdish and Iraqi officials attributed the bombing campaign to American forces. An announcement on Kurdish television of what was described as an American intervention prompted street celebrations and horn-honking by residents of towns under seige by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    They are monitoring the situation...and making plenty of denouncements.
    That's what
    - She

    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
      They are monitoring the situation...and making plenty of denouncements.
      Perhaps it's time for a couple rounds of golf, several fund-raisers, a speech attacking the Republicans, then a serious "study" of the situation?
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        Perhaps it's time for a couple rounds of golf, several fund-raisers, a speech attacking the Republicans, then a serious "study" of the situation?
        Those have to wait for Kerry's scathing speech...
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          -cry of frustration-

          "Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
          "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
          Katniss Everdeen


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          • #6
            Don't forget: Kerry also has to meet with top officials, we know how well that went in Vietnam....
            A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
            George Bernard Shaw

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
              Don't forget: Kerry also has to meet with top officials, we know how well that went in Vietnam....
              I'm thinking Kerry won't get a Christmas card from Netanyahu this year.
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                I'm thinking Kerry won't get a Christmas card from Netanyahu this year.
                I don't think anybody will be.
                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                • #9

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                  • #10
                    US aircraft have conducted a strike, yes A strike, against an ISIS artillery location. That should show them, hey President Obama?
                    That's what
                    - She

                    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                    Stephen R. Donaldson

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                    • #11
                      Here are a Muslim people that really like America, and I believe they were our allies in both world wars. Why we don't help them in every way we can is beyond me. Help them establish a Kurdish independent state.
                      Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                      • #12
                        John Kerry was overheard yelling "Pew Pew Pew Pew" like a laser...
                        That's what
                        - She

                        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                        Stephen R. Donaldson

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                          US aircraft have conducted a strike, yes A strike, against an ISIS artillery location. That should show them, hey President Obama?
                          In his announcement, he seemed scared to death of his liberal supporters in his denouncing of any possibility there would be troops on the ground. He is constantly telling our enemies exactly what he will not do, when we will leave, etc.
                          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                          • #14
                            Two more loooooong years...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                              US aircraft have conducted a strike, yes A strike, against an ISIS artillery location. That should show them, hey President Obama?
                              I suppose you could have leveled a couple city blocks and took out a few civilians collaterally. Would that have made you happier?

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