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American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq
NYT ^ | AUG. 7, 2014 | ALISSA J. RUBIN

Posted on 08/07/2014 2:36:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

Edited on 08/07/2014 2:38:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.

Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.


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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airstrikeonisis; iraq; iraqichristians; isis; isisiraq; us
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It begins ....Good ! Send B-52's
1 posted on 08/07/2014 2:36:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Pentagon says no.


2 posted on 08/07/2014 2:36:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: LeoWindhorse

Pentagon is denying they are bombing. If that is true, NY Time may have jumped the gun and ruined this operation.


3 posted on 08/07/2014 2:37:46 PM PDT by mware
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To: LeoWindhorse

The Arab Spring has sprung.


4 posted on 08/07/2014 2:38:01 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: skeeter

Maybe it was the French


5 posted on 08/07/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

bttt


6 posted on 08/07/2014 2:45:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Failure of this operation is no option.


7 posted on 08/07/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: mware

the highers are just trying to protect the information until the POTUS can announce it himself . F that

We should 100% attack ISIS and allow Israel to 100% attack Hamas . Utterly destroy them both and if anyone in the UN ( in NYC) objects , they can start packing . Deport them


8 posted on 08/07/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

I sure hope they are. I’d doubt it, though.

I know the Kurds and this minority group asked Iraq for help, and the Iraqis came and dropped off water, but they had no more military support to give.

So I’d say it’s Iraqis, but somebody must have made Bambi cut loose with the equipment and materiel.


9 posted on 08/07/2014 2:52:58 PM PDT by livius
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To: molson209

I wrote over on HA that my bet is on Putin or Assad. There were Suhkois sent to Iraq by Putin and Assad’s pilots have some recent experience in ground attack against ISIS.


10 posted on 08/07/2014 2:53:44 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: LeoWindhorse

I would like to see us get fifty thousand of these slime on one place, and splatter their guts over every fencepost for a mile around. More rubble, less trouble. Let’s have an Islamist bloodbath like none since the days of Genghis Khan.


11 posted on 08/07/2014 2:53:46 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Quaqmire.


12 posted on 08/07/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT by keat
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To: LeoWindhorse

Obama creates a disaster then tries to get credit for doing a small cleanup on aisle 5.

Economy
Health care
Iraq

Anything Obama touches turns to dung. Then he wants applause for waiting a year or two, then getting some paper towels and picking up a portion of that dung.

Pathetic.


13 posted on 08/07/2014 2:56:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: keat

LOL///Obama’s surge...Uh, duh , I thought we ended the War in Iraq...maybe not so much...


14 posted on 08/07/2014 2:57:50 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: LeoWindhorse
the highers are just trying to protect the information until the POTUS can announce it himself . F that

Obama wanted to be able to announce it himself, all the while patting himself on the back. I think the main reason he wanted to make the announcement is that he wants to control the message. Bombing Iraq has a bit of history and baggage attached to it, and he wants to frame it as a humanitarian event. Looks like the NY Times didn't get the embargo memo. I kind of prefer the way Drudge reveals it: Obama Bombs Iraq?

15 posted on 08/07/2014 3:01:03 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: LeoWindhorse

They are denying that they did this. Maybe someone else did it...or maybe not. Who knows anymore? Truth is gone.


16 posted on 08/07/2014 3:02:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: keat

Arch Light


17 posted on 08/07/2014 3:02:42 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

obama just double crossed the people he said he was going to support

oh, boy, it’sa going to be a baddddd summer...


18 posted on 08/07/2014 3:03:30 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I don’t believe it. Why would Obama want to bomb those he trained and armed. In other words, where it benefit Obama?


20 posted on 08/07/2014 3:08:54 PM PDT by sport
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To: dforest

Whether he did or not, he is probably just back from, or enroute to a fund-raiser.


21 posted on 08/07/2014 3:08:55 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The NY Times wrote this to focus test the idea. Their mission is to provide cover and air support for Obama.


22 posted on 08/07/2014 3:10:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
The NY Times wrote this to focus test the idea...

And that is no lie.

23 posted on 08/07/2014 3:19:14 PM PDT by keat
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To: xkaydet65

I agree. It might be Putin filling the American vacuum and defending Western values against the throwbacks.


24 posted on 08/07/2014 3:24:01 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Quagmire!

(Do I really need a < sarc > tag?)


25 posted on 08/07/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: bkopto

Western Values <> Kleptocracy


26 posted on 08/07/2014 3:34:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Obama needs some war. Though they have really let these terrorists rip Iraq apart.

When will the leftists be screaming that it’s all about oil again?

Gonna get interesting.....


27 posted on 08/07/2014 3:35:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: bkopto

or Israel or maybe the British, Italians or Iranians. Who know what is going on anymore?


28 posted on 08/07/2014 3:36:58 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: LeoWindhorse

Air power could solve a LOT of problems domestically too.


29 posted on 08/07/2014 3:41:36 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: LeoWindhorse

Baghdad (AFP) - A spokesman for the Kurdish peshmerga force said US warplanes on Thursday bombed Islamic State jihadist targets in two areas of northern Iraq.

“F-16s first entered Iraqi airspace on a reconnaissance mission and are now targeting Daash (Islamic State) in Gwer and in the Sinjar region,” Holgard Hekmat told AFP around 2100 GMT.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said that reports of US air strikes were false. “No such action taken,” he said on Twitter.

The Kurdish official said: “They just struck the bridge linking Mosul to Gwer. The bridge had been used by Daash to channel reinforcements and ammunition to Gwer.”


30 posted on 08/07/2014 3:44:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: dforest; Admin Moderator

Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken.— Rear Adm. John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 7, 2014


31 posted on 08/07/2014 3:54:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Perdogg

So who did this?

weird


32 posted on 08/07/2014 4:00:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Perdogg

CNN says the Iraqi Air Force is bombing ISIS. 40 American troops in Northern Iraq in danger.


33 posted on 08/07/2014 4:06:01 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Agreed. Get the Valerie Jarretts (And J EFFING Kerrys) out of the way and start pounding these terrorist bastards. Enough of the tentative ‘considering’ BS and give go-ahead orders to commence pulverizing ISIS. Sorry, VJ.. Grab more hankies, ladies..


34 posted on 08/07/2014 4:16:47 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: LeoWindhorse
. About 40 children have already died from the heat and dehydration, according to Unicef, while as many as 40,000 people have been sheltering in the bare mountains without food, water or access to supplies.

Obama could get all the hip hop groups together and "fundamentally transform" Woodstock

35 posted on 08/07/2014 4:18:04 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: LeoWindhorse
Isis + bomb + Iraq
36 posted on 08/07/2014 4:21:21 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

It isn’t us. Could be the Iranians, though.


37 posted on 08/07/2014 4:22:03 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Don’t stop with HAMAS and ISIS. Go to the roots, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan. Kill them all, EVERY SINGLE ONE, then irradiate the area so nothing can live there for 5000 years.


38 posted on 08/07/2014 4:22:45 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
as President Obama was preparing to

He does this a lot.

39 posted on 08/07/2014 4:22:48 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: xkaydet65

Maybe we can sell Syria all our “useless” excess A-10s?


40 posted on 08/07/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“Arch Light.”

I believe you meant Arc Light. In any event, I agree that is what is needed.


41 posted on 08/07/2014 4:24:12 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
Springstein needs to have a concert and that should make things better for all of the souls being mutilated and slaughtered all over the world due to his man, Obama. In fact, Streisand should sing, too.
42 posted on 08/07/2014 4:24:53 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: LeoWindhorse

Arc Light, unless you’re renaming arch as in triumphal?


43 posted on 08/07/2014 4:24:53 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Rome2000

It would sure be a good start.


44 posted on 08/07/2014 4:25:57 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: LeoWindhorse

Might be Iraqi fighters. They have a few F16s and Sukhoi 25s.


45 posted on 08/07/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Rockpile

CNN: 100 American advisers in danger from ISIS advances.


46 posted on 08/07/2014 4:33:16 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: FreedomStar3028
then irradiate the area so nothing can live there for 5000 years.

If we kill 'em all, I'm good with that.

However! Leave it safe for us to work our newly acquired oil fields.

47 posted on 08/07/2014 4:39:01 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: LeoWindhorse
what!?! mr Nobel peace prize is bombing people!?!

shocking! /s

48 posted on 08/07/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 1010RD

whatever

some of us remember exactly what that was
We need to deploy that strategy again .


49 posted on 08/07/2014 5:16:21 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: livius

Iraqi Air Force, no doubt.


50 posted on 08/07/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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