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ISIL fighters seize Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul
http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail.action?newsId=350080 ^

Posted on 06/11/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT by sunmars

Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), seized Mosul on Tuesday in a show of strength against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.

"Certain militant groups in Mosul have been directly contacted to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff," a Turkish government source said, adding there was no immediate information on the status of the diplomats.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held an emergency meeting with the Undersecretary of Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay to discuss the developments, Turkish media reported.

The seizure of the consulate comes a day after 28 Turkish truck drivers were abducted by ISIL militants while delivering diesel to a power plant in Mosul.

(Excerpt) Read more at todayszaman.com ...


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Also hearing reports right now, Central Banks in Mosul have been raided and over $420 million are in the hands of AQ and Isis.

Mosul governor calls for a robust action from Ankara: We need Turkey's help in Mosul.

Erdogan, this is your payback.

1 posted on 06/11/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Turkish foreign policy over the last years has been a disaster. We are seeing the results now.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 5:35:53 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Several diplomats and their families are now missing including the consular general


3 posted on 06/11/2014 5:37:06 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Thanks to Obama....


4 posted on 06/11/2014 5:37:08 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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I guess this answers the questions that they have pilots…..

Iraqi MP: ISIS fighters fly over Mosul in helicopters seized from Iraqi army.

100 Kurdish presidential guards in Tikrit surrounded by ISIS fighters. Given 2-hour ultimatum to leave base.

this is all going down the toilet fast......


5 posted on 06/11/2014 5:38:47 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
Turkish foreign policy over the last years has been a disaster

Haven't they favored the overthrow of Assad? Assad was the only person keeping those terrorists on Turkey's border in check.

What about the NATO situation? Turkey's in NATO. Libya and now Ukraine are not. How can NATO keep working to expand and be the military arm of European bankers and not defend a member? Will NATO have to defend Turkey if the violence spills over?

This seems to be a global chess game that is a battle to define the borders for eight or so regional entities that control the whole world. It has no regard for cultures and lives that are destoyed in the process. JMHO

6 posted on 06/11/2014 5:45:38 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Honestly, its a powderkeg that is on the brink of complete and utter nuclear sized explosion.

Anything can and will happen here and it is not going to be pretty.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Obama has had a desire to see the Caliphate come together once again. The Ottoman empire, in his opinion, should never have been defeated and colonized by the west. The Anti-colonialist may just get his way.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 5:49:56 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

Breaking Reuters: Iraqi security sources say insurgents are now overrunning parts of Iraqi city of Tikrit.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 5:56:27 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Everything our servicemen and women did over there is lost...THANK YOU MR. OBAMA

Why did they have to die...for THIS!?!?!?!


10 posted on 06/11/2014 5:59:20 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

Incredible. And yes, this can all be laid directly at the feet of Obama.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 6:06:18 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Tikrit by the way is half way between Mosul and Baghdad.........Iraqi Cent Govt must be crapping themselves right now as they cannot depend on the army either. Fleeing in droves.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 6:08:56 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Wonderful. It sure didn’t take ISIS long to get those helicopters up, and I think they’re going to be pretty unstoppable now.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 6:10:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: sunmars

How did our spy satellites miss the terrorist buildup?

I got an idea.

It was missed because this attack is a “spontaneous” response to a video.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 6:14:10 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: livius

Nope.....i suspected they would’nt....What a great big cluster**** this is and for what. Close the borders, seal it up and leave them to kill each other.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

ISIS have now taken over Tikrit (Saddam’s native home), opened the prisons and freed prisoners.....more soldiers for them.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 6:34:42 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

ISIS destroys border between Iraq and Syria...building large trenches. pic.twitter.com/pp8zrEiw1x


17 posted on 06/11/2014 6:45:04 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Report: ISIS have just pledged to go to Baghdad after they seize further areas in Kirkuk and Salahudin, they rises slogan “we are coming ya baghdad”.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 6:53:08 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

It’s hard to grasp the magnitude of this - coupled with the fact that nobody here seems to be paying much attention to it. And our intelligence services had no warning of this coming storm?

AQ is getting its own country, one that we lost thousands of lives attempting to defend and restore.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: sunmars
Mosul is now the capital of a Sunni Islamist state.

Iraq and Syria, as we've known them, are over and done with.

Welcome to the new middle east Barry, you broke it, you buy it.

20 posted on 06/11/2014 7:26:41 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: sunmars

I’m trying to avoid hyperbole. It’s hard. This is a big deal. It’s Obama’s fault for arming ISIS in Syria.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: livius

Who knew, when we all but defeated the Taliban, forcing them into caves, sent Saddam into a hole in the ground, and put AQ on their heals, they would be celebrating huge victories over us just 11 years later? Iraq is may be lost. We don’t have the will to take it back. With Iraq, ISIS will easily take Syria. What else? Qatar? UAE? Yemen? Oman? Saudi? The answer is yes. If Iraq falls, the Taliban/AQ will take all of Arabia. I have a hunch Putin and Obama are behind all of it. They’ll then have to fight over which one gets to be Antichrist.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 7:41:26 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: sunmars

Msg to the ISIL: the Turks will come and kill you with extreme prejudice and w/o remorse.

5.56mm


23 posted on 06/11/2014 8:00:24 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Governor of Mosul Atheel Nujeifi says ISIS have taken money from Mosul branch of central bank, millions upon millions of us dollars missing.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 8:26:25 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Reuters: Iraqi police and medical staff say a suicide bomber has just killed at least 16 people in the Shi’ite Sadr district in Baghdad.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: demshateGod

Obama is definitely behind it, at least passively, but I’m not sure Putin benefits as much.

However, whatever happens, AQ has definitely been handed a major victory almost overnight. They’re staking out a huge territory, and there’s nobody to stop them (unless Iran, which is Shiite, attacks...which sure puts us between a rock and a hard place).


26 posted on 06/11/2014 8:33:43 AM PDT by livius
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To: sunmars

Thank you for keeping us updated. I can’t believe how little attention this is attracting here.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 8:37:44 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I think Iran will act. I hope the do. It’s a lose lose for us, but the alternative is terrifying. What I think is actually happening really scares me. ISIS has to be defeated quickly and we need to resist vigorously any military action Obama proposes.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Primarily because we know which side Obama will be on? He’s been a global supporter of whatever group is the most radically Islamist and greatest hater of the US since the very beginning.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 8:52:32 AM PDT by livius
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To: sunmars
Update at the link:

“An al-Qaeda splinter group seized the Turkish consulate in Iraq's second largest city of Mosul on Wednesday and took 48 Turkish citizens captive, including the Turkish consul.”

Sounds like we have a full-blown hostage situation.

30 posted on 06/11/2014 8:56:24 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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They have just demanded a ransom of over $10 million from Turkey for the 28 Turkish truck drivers they kidnapped yesterday.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 8:59:53 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: livius

No. I know what side he’s on. I don’t get scared about what might happen to Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or whatever. I’m afraid of what might happen here. Obama can’t fulfill his agenda as long as so many Patriotic Americans draw breath. There aren’t enough police and military willing to kill us. There are a lot, but not enough.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 9:01:35 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: sunmars

Watch for Balad airbase to fall soon. Then the Taji airbase. At that point they’ll be less than 30 miles from Baghdad.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 9:09:16 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa

Governor and Family of Tikrit’s are en route to Erbil after the town was seized by ISIS.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 9:18:39 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

There is some belief Turkey is behind ISIS invasion of Iraq. Turkey has long eyed the northern Iraqi oil fields. Similarly Iran may intervene in the south in support of the Shia.

They’re both interested in the oil.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 9:26:21 AM PDT by Justa
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To: sunmars

You mean Arbil? We called it Irbil.

Are you sure of this information? Arbil is to the NE of Tikrit. Tikrit has good roads to Samarra, 20 mi.s to the south.


36 posted on 06/11/2014 9:32:04 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa

Samarra is now under ISIS now apparently.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 9:42:22 AM PDT by sunmars
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Breaking - Turkey calls NATO for an extraordinary-meeting over Mosul.

here we go....


38 posted on 06/11/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT by sunmars
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Turkey has now involved the WH....

Turkish Foreign Ministry says FM Davutoglu had a long phone call with Secretary Kerry on abductions, & decided on emergency talks with NATO.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT by sunmars
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Reports: Iraq’s Musul Mayor ran away 2 days ago.

pic.twitter.com/ydZRzvGZDn


40 posted on 06/11/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT by sunmars
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Syria: The ISIS has encircled Deir el-Zour, the largest city in the eastern part of the country.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 9:55:48 AM PDT by sunmars
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US has spent more than $25 billion on the Iraqi security services, who appear to no longer actually exist.

Who could have guessed.


42 posted on 06/11/2014 10:01:36 AM PDT by sunmars
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I could have guessed. Start with the current leadership and their support of Syrian rebels. It is no mystery anymore that the American leadership supports Islamic terrorism and destroying governments. It’s the same thing the Democrats did in Kosovo. Support the underdog, break up the nation, loot it for spoils. These are not the actions of politicians but of criminals.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 10:16:49 AM PDT by Justa
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To: sunmars

Flash News Bulletin from the White House:

Al-Qaeda is on the run. They’re running to Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, Takrit, etc. This is all thanks to Barrack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him, and his regime.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT by House Atreides
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I also think it’s no coincidence that this all broke out right now. I think Al Qaeda was very emboldened by Obama’s surrender to the Taliban in the juicy deal the Taliban got.

They know that he has no wish to oppose them, and that they are safe from the US.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 10:44:13 AM PDT by livius
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Isn’t this an act of war? The ISIL now owns Mosul—they are a “nation” now. They even have an air force? Now Turkey can invade and do the job the right way—the Turkish way—With Blood and horror we in the west could not do-— Maybe their needs to be a new Ottoman Empire—Maybe they need to learn that Islam works both ways-—the horror they inflict can be done to them! Maybe this is the way things should be and we were fools to think differently. Maybe this is the way things ought to be?


46 posted on 06/11/2014 11:12:55 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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Reports: PM Erdoğan talked to VP Biden on the phone re Musul. -- Apparently Obama is not available. Talking to Biden....about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
47 posted on 06/11/2014 11:31:38 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: livius
And yes, this can all be laid directly at the feet of Obama.

You are right, of course. Unfortunately, this will be blamed on Bush ("Bush lied us into Iraq War and torture!") and unfortunatelly many on the right, including an incredibly large number of FR members, will agree with that, because they can't separate the purpose and the goals of the mission from its execution (and by execution I mean both military — which was amazingly good under the circumstances — and sustained political and PR effort — which was amazingly poor, misguided and mishandled).

Liberals / Progressives had a handbook on eventually undermining any US military intervention, no matter how necessary or even initially overwhelmingly supported by them ("I was for it before I was against it") since Vietnam. The conservatives, and especially their leadership, should have been prepared and ready for that eventual Second Front / Fifth Column, yet they fail because not enough attention is given to or enough talent deployed for the sustained PR, which eventually leads to waning and failing mission.

Of course, no mention will be made of Afghanistan, Libya and other places where Obama made a huge mess all on his own...

48 posted on 06/11/2014 11:50:58 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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Many people on FR suffer from as bad a case of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) as those on the left. In my opinion, not all of his decisions were good, and he finally let himself be way too influenced by the Dems in his “reaching across the aisle,” but he loved his country - which in his case, refreshingly, is the US - and genuinely tried to do what he thought was right to keep the country safe against a weird, constantly morphing threat from the past: the galloping hordes of Islam.

It’s one thing to be able to fight a war with a state, but he was in new territory here and, even soon after the Iraq war started, was abandoned and even attacked by the Democrats so that he had to fight for every bit of support he got.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 12:38:09 PM PDT by livius
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