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Iraq Violence: Baghdad Asks For US Help [advisers, intelligence analysis and surveillance assets]
Sky News ^

Posted on 08/17/2013 6:03:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Iraq Violence: Baghdad Asks For US Help

Baghdad seeks renewed assistance from the US as bomb attacks and the threat from al Qaeda increase across Iraq.

Iraq has asked the United States for new help to fight extremists in the country less than two years after it forced American troops to withdraw.

The request follows a resurgence of violence across Iraq and a renewed threat from al Qaeda extremists.

The White House has largely turned its attention away from Iraq since US forces left in 2011.

But the country has recently been hit with deadly bombings at a rate reminiscent of Iraq's darkest days, stoking new fears of a civil war.

More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in terror-related attacks in July, the deadliest month since 2008.

The violence has spurred Baghdad to seek new US aid to curb the threat, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.

He said a US assistance package could include a limited number of advisers, intelligence analysis and surveillance assets including lethal drones.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; israel; lebanon; russia; waronterror
It's a quagmire I tell ya!
1 posted on 08/17/2013 6:03:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It sure as hell is...


2 posted on 08/17/2013 6:05:02 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: Sub-Driver

Since ya’ll wanted us to GTFO...

GFY.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 6:05:04 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver
Baghdad Asks For US Help

4 posted on 08/17/2013 6:07:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

BS...they know who their enemies are, let them deal with it.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 6:12:43 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Sub-Driver

to US policy makers in the Congress (if there are any left):

“NO” is a complete sentence

sounds like a “civil war” to me- the kind the liberals said we should never get involved with. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day

NO money
NO Americans
No American lives


6 posted on 08/17/2013 6:14:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama will burn in Hell for at least these two outrages:

1. His abandonment of the "Green Revolution" in Iran, leaving decent young people to be killed and tortured by the monstrous mullahs and ayatollahs there;

2. His abandonment of the millions of decent folk in Iraq after our American troops won their liberty from tyranny.

I could go on, but so much blood is on Obama's hand that we Freepers don't need to be educated.

7 posted on 08/17/2013 6:15:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yup. Screw em.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 6:17:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That would require sending the Fighting 69th Sodomite \Brigade and I’m not sure if we should ;)


9 posted on 08/17/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

If they want to go as mercenaries I say go fer it.


10 posted on 08/17/2013 6:24:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m good with that.


11 posted on 08/17/2013 6:24:58 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

They wanted us gone, so let them shoot each other. Best approach would have been to partition Iraq into 3 states. Wasn’t done, so sectarian violence continues.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: rstrahan

Agree. If we had to do it at all, 3 was the magic nnumber.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 6:31:09 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver
Drones? Let's send something with a pilot.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 6:39:39 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Norm Lenhart
You know...you're actually onto something quite brilliant here...

since gays can now serve openly in our military, and since they are anathema to Muslims, and since our troops MUST respect the laws and customs of the nations where they are deployed...well...

15 posted on 08/17/2013 6:59:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (CRUZ MISSILE! Ted 2016...aimed directly at the Democrat party)
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To: ken5050

All part of the wonderfulness that is me . Well that and my great sense of humility ;)


16 posted on 08/17/2013 7:17:32 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

Iraq forced U.S. troops to withdraw? I thought Obama took the opportunity to unilaterally pull them out.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 7:19:46 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I say send ‘em. It will have the added benefit of driving the Left nuts.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 7:22:26 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, this didnt last long. Arab culture and Obama's incompetence have thrown every American life lost in its taking right into the $hitter.

At least Egypt isnt letting them have their country back.

19 posted on 08/17/2013 7:27:50 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“That would require sending the Fighting 69th Sodomite \Brigade and I’m not sure if we should ;)”

Ah.. The Screaming Bradley Mannings!!


20 posted on 08/17/2013 7:53:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suggest they go private and hire a Blackwater type operation


21 posted on 08/17/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: ScottinVA

Ever see a soldier with a 100 lb ruck and 5 in heels?

You might soon.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 7:55:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NonValueAdded

Hire Somali Pirates.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 7:56:00 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: popdonnelly
Iraq forced U.S. troops to withdraw? I thought Obama took the opportunity to unilaterally pull them out.

No SOFA = no GI's. If Iraq wants that aid, we need a SOFA. Ultimately, Maliki, not Obama, was to blame. At bottom, it wasn't really even Maliki. It was the Iraqi electorate. They thought of the war as US fighting the insurgents. If we weren't there, the theory was that the war would end. Just goes to show that Arabs will believe anything, as long as they can point the finger of blame at somebody else. This is how they simultaneously believe 9/11 was a great victory for Muslims and a Bush plot.

24 posted on 08/17/2013 8:29:53 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

That request takes uber-hutzpah. Shouldn’t the whacky iraqis solve their country’s problems. Since moozlum is a “peaceful religion”, can’t everyone ther just get along? If not...tough s***.


25 posted on 08/17/2013 8:37:37 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course we can send in advisers — send in the LBGT crowd to fix things right away — that will teach the Iraqis (plus it will give the militants in the LBGT gang some REAL combat experience). The “straights” can stand down for this operation. It’s called “culling the herd”.


26 posted on 08/17/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry, those who flaunt perverse acts on the roof of the embassy in their Babylonian paradise don’t deserve air cover.

ESAD FOAD, boo hoo for you.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I was there when they were doing everything in their power to get rid of us. I was there as they were doing nothing but coming to the US with their hand’s out for money and then going back home to hand out with the Iranians.

F**k them. You asked for it. You deal with it.

I, for one, am glad that there are no more troops. IF they were there, than all of this violence would be directed toward them and those booger-eaters don’t deserve those sacrifices. Nor have they ever.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 2:54:52 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Sub-Driver

We never should have invaded Iraq.


29 posted on 08/17/2013 5:10:18 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A war on terror will never be won. First of all, it should be a war on Islam. Second, we’re not willing to do what must be done in order to win.

Finally, I thought obama said he had won the war in Iraq.


30 posted on 08/17/2013 5:54:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, it is time for Iraqi leaders to grow up and start acting responsibly - full SOFA like anyone else, no more cheap shots for domestic consumption, pay cash for goods and services rendered, say thank you, start providing intel on the Iranians as well as the Sunni Jihadis, and energetically do the actual fighting/dying themselves.

Otherwise, we can pop more popcorn and watch them burn. That would be gratifying after all the ungrateful bullshit and indignities we endured to give them their freedom from Saddam. I except the Kurds from this generalization. God bless the Kurds. I hope that we always maintain an honorable alliance with them, and support them in their security needs.


31 posted on 08/17/2013 7:49:10 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Sub-Driver

You Iraqis wanted us out.

Now you can goto Hell.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 9:14:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Is the Fighting 69th also known as the Lucky Ladies Brigade, the Fighting Fannies, or the Rootin’ Tootin’ Butt Brigade?


33 posted on 08/18/2013 9:14:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Sub-Driver; All
Flashback:

Iraq Wants the U.S. Out

Screw 'em. They're on their own.

34 posted on 08/19/2013 6:39:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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