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U.S. military mulls sending about 300 more troops to Iraq as airstrikes continue
Daily Breeze ^

Posted on 08/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT by sunmars

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.

A senior U.S. official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders.

The talks come as American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday when Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; isil; isis; obamateur
That number of troops going back keeps growing doesn't it.......I have heard its not under consideration but just announced on Twitter, apparently State Dept requested it.
1 posted on 08/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

This cannot be..John Fing Kerry said so..............


2 posted on 08/20/2014 12:00:48 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sunmars

But those pink slips are still going out to the O4s and below.


3 posted on 08/20/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT by AU72
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To: sunmars

I thought Obammy changed the world....Nobel Pieces Prize....


4 posted on 08/20/2014 12:01:49 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Col Frank Slade

John McCain just called for ‘dramatic increase’ in US air strikes on Iraq.

They are determined to crawl back in there, aren’t they?


5 posted on 08/20/2014 12:02:29 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
U.S. military mulls sending about 300 more troops to Iraq as airstrikes continue

We're laying off our military and the geniuses in charge want another "surge". I'd rather send politicians - they're expendable, and no one will miss them!

6 posted on 08/20/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want a Speaker who'll stick that pen and phone where no one but Reggie Love can find it!)
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To: sunmars
So how many troops have be sent before we have “boots on the ground”? One thousand? Five thousand? Or since this is Obama, will the liberal media just parrot the line that they are only “peacekeepers” or “advisors” (like that makes a difference to ISIL)...
7 posted on 08/20/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT by apillar
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To: sunmars

Do this about 1,000 times and you will be close to settling this thing.


8 posted on 08/20/2014 12:03:47 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: sunmars

“They are determined to crawl back in there, aren’t they?”

It would not have been necessary if Obama had not screwed up the “peace”.


9 posted on 08/20/2014 12:04:41 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Vermont Lt

B. Hussein Obama, COMMANDER IN CHIEF of all US Military Forces, will continue to lead his Generals and Admirals to continued defeat, thus helping to fulfill Obama’s pledge to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America.”


10 posted on 08/20/2014 12:05:12 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: sunmars

Election season..


11 posted on 08/20/2014 12:09:31 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sunmars

” military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq”

Isn’t this interesting, “military planners” not Obama are supposedly doing this.

Dumb’O does not want to be associated with re-sending boots on the ground to Iraq... and the complicit media is more than ready to oblige.


12 posted on 08/20/2014 12:12:48 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

“- - - military planners - - - “

Read: Valerie Jarrett, and Susan Rice.


13 posted on 08/20/2014 12:14:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: sunmars

So much for that peace prize, bombing people and now more boots on the ground.


14 posted on 08/20/2014 12:15:12 PM PDT by matt04
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To: sunmars

Hell no! Not under the current ROE.. This is going to far.


15 posted on 08/20/2014 12:18:40 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: aquila48

It would tarnish his shiny Nobel Peace Prize.


16 posted on 08/20/2014 12:18:58 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: All

17 posted on 08/20/2014 12:21:01 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: MaxMax

“Hell no! Not under the current ROE.. This is going to far.”


I agree-—they would just be targets.

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18 posted on 08/20/2014 12:21:58 PM PDT by Mears
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19 posted on 08/20/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: sunmars
U.S. military mulls sending about 300 more troops to Iraq as airstrikes continue

And ISIS, ISIL, The State, or the New Caliphate ...is terrified.

It's almost inhuman in its massive threat. < /sarc >

20 posted on 08/20/2014 12:27:22 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: sunmars
They are determined to crawl back in there, aren’t they?

I sure hope not!

Massive, relentless no-mercy bombing?
That would be a good start.

21 posted on 08/20/2014 12:29:19 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: aquila48
...re-sending boots on the ground to Iraq...


22 posted on 08/20/2014 12:30:30 PM PDT by QT3.14 (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I'd rather send politicians - they're expendable, and no one will miss them!

Finally. Someone who has a nodding acquaintance with history.

When the political leadership personally led their armies, these little petty discussions were never necessary.

23 posted on 08/20/2014 12:32:34 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
It would tarnish his shiny Nobel Peace Prize.

Reported recently...
The Nobel Committee's letters demanding the return of the 2009 Peace Prize, remain unanswered and unacknowledged.

24 posted on 08/20/2014 12:36:40 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: apillar

BHO will make them wear sandals
So he can say no boots on the ground


25 posted on 08/20/2014 12:41:57 PM PDT by ozdragon
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To: publius911

I don’t believe the Committee would stoop so low as to admit they made a mistake. They gave ARAFAT one, for Pete’s sake.

I’d have to see that report.


26 posted on 08/20/2014 12:42:11 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SpinnerWebb
They gave ARAFAT one, for Pete’s sake.
I’d have to see that report.

Yeah.
But the Yo!Yassir dude is no longer an embarrassment.

: )

27 posted on 08/20/2014 12:47:11 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

More Americans this enemy islamist supposed CIC can murder with impunity.


28 posted on 08/20/2014 12:50:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: sunmars

>John McCain just called for ‘dramatic increase’ in US air strikes on Iraq.

Before or after we give more weapons to his muzzy FSA/ISIL buddies?


29 posted on 08/20/2014 12:54:57 PM PDT by soycd
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To: sunmars

Just when you think you are out they drag you back in. Here we go.


30 posted on 08/20/2014 12:59:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sunmars

Future ISIS captives.

Wives, if they come home at all, don’t plan on having children.


31 posted on 08/20/2014 1:00:43 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: sunmars

The similarities to Vietnam increase every day: Democrat president, troops are called “advisors”, incremental escalation, ROE that impede the troops ability to get the job done, ...


32 posted on 08/20/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Scutter

Was thinking that myself. Still, at least there isn’t any jungle for ‘Charlie’ to hide in this time, right?


33 posted on 08/20/2014 1:26:04 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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34 posted on 08/20/2014 1:36:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sunmars
300 more troops?

Do we have a Status Of Forces agreement or will they be subject to the Sharia Law and the other legal whims of the Iraqi government?

35 posted on 08/20/2014 1:44:32 PM PDT by Gritty (To remain free, a people need the spirit of liberty. Once lost, there's no easy roads back.-Mk Steyn)
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To: sunmars

Shhhh....don’t tell the media.


36 posted on 08/20/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: apillar

They will be wearing flip-flops, Keds, Converse All-Stars, krocs, clogs n sneakers... but NO BOOTS!


37 posted on 08/20/2014 2:34:39 PM PDT by karnage
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To: sunmars

Operation Odumbo bump


38 posted on 08/20/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Such a serious situation certainly required our Commander in Chief to go over there, doesn’t it?


39 posted on 08/20/2014 2:59:43 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Concrete jungle.


40 posted on 08/20/2014 6:22:38 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: sunmars

Uh oh, the disease is spreading.. Now the military “mulls”, not just Obama.


41 posted on 08/20/2014 9:29:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Scutter
Yep, incrementalism... Very much like Vietnam.

God protect our men and women over there...

42 posted on 08/21/2014 12:01:11 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: sunmars; Travis McGee

So how many between 1,000 to over 2,000 US troops do we have in Iraq?

Hopefully, Obozo and Holder are allowing them to have ammo in their weapons and fire at will ROE’s.


43 posted on 08/21/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Our Sunni White house isn't surprised at the beheading. They are surprised at the publicity)
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To: Grampa Dave

I worry about some of our guys being captured, for example, at a “false flag” highway checkpoint. It’s a standard tactic for jihadists to put on “friendly” uniforms to get the drop on enemies. The execution of Foley, a valuable “chip,” shows that they need more hostages.

I also fear that they will raid a hospital or refugee camp near ISIS territory to obtain Western hostages. This could even be in Jordan or Lebanon.

“Get More Hostages” is high on Bagdadi’s “to do list.”


44 posted on 08/21/2014 6:17:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

“The execution of Foley, a valuable “chip,” shows that they need more hostages.

I also fear that they will raid a hospital or refugee camp near ISIS territory to obtain Western hostages. This could even be in Jordan or Lebanon.

“Get More Hostages” is high on Bagdadi’s “to do list.”

Again you are ahead of the reality curve when it comes to America recognizing the bad guys:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3195468/posts

Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring in London
Daily Beast ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josh Rogin
Posted on 8/21/2014 8:19:58 AM by SeekAndFind

“Weeks before he was abducted, alleged members of a kidnapping network tied to ISIS were busted in London. Syrian extremists saw it as a reason to accelerate abductions. American journalist James Foley was captured in Syria in November 2012, just weeks after the British government arrested and charged three British citizens, who were alleged members of a group of foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State, for the kidnapping of two other Western journalists.

It remains unclear whether these accused terrorists who later slipped through the fingers of the British legal system were part of the same extremist cell that abducted Foley, but they are part of a growing network of foreign fighters working together and with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

The London legal case was viewed among extremist groups in Syria as a call to action to accelerate abductions of Western journalists, because one of the former hostages had testified against the alleged extremists in pretrial hearings before the case fell apart. The case also highlights the British government’s long struggle with how to combat the growing number of its own citizens who are waging jihad in Syria and fighting alongside ISIS.

In early November 2013, the British government released and dropped all charges against Shajul Islam, a British-trained doctor who was associated with the NHS. Islam had been arrested in October 2012 when he arrived back in London with his wife and child at Heathrow airport and was charged with the false imprisonment of two Western journalists kidnapped in Syria in July 2012.”


45 posted on 08/21/2014 9:34:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Our Sunni White house isn't surprised at the beheading. They are surprised at the publicity)
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