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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
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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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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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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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