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    Grrrreat! We just created the ultimate beehive of future terrorism:

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency over a militant attack in Mosul.

    Nouri al-Maliki made the call in a televised news conference Tuesday.

    Militants effectively seized of Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul on Tuesday.

    Iraqi security forces abandoned their posts and militants overran the provincial government headquarters and other key buildings, dealing a serious blow to Baghdad's attempts to tame a widening insurgency in the country.

    The gunmen torched several of the city's police stations, freeing detainees held in lockups.

    The fighters are believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaida splinter group that is behind the bulk of the bloody attacks in Iraq and is among the most ruthless rebel forces in Syria.
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    I thought it was Mission Accomplished back in 2003 ?
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    Well, that was $3 TRILLION dollars well spent.

    I know, that is higher than the number you usually hear. But once you throw in aid to Iraq, rebuilding Iraq, the cost of the debt to finance it, plus the estimated cost of medical and financial aid to veterans returning from combat, the latest estimate of total cost tops out at about $3 trillion when we are all said and done. It could easily end up being more.

    But remember, deficits don't matter....

    Well done POTUS and Congress...well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    I thought it was Mission Accomplished back in 2003 ?
    What a dope that guy was.

    Only thing making him look better is the dope we have in office now.
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    Maliki is behind this. He's not leaving office quietly. This is all his doing.



    But feel free to blame Obama too because it's fairly common knowledge that he's completely botched the whole iraq situation. Completely fucking clueless at foreign affairs.
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    you know you're in trouble when this guy looks like a genius compared to the president you have. This guy was against the Iraq war.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    What a dope that guy was.

    Only thing making him look better is the dope we have in office now.
    And sadly I don't think it's gonna get better whoever wins in 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Maliki is behind this. He's not leaving office quietly. This is all his doing.



    But feel free to blame Obama too because it's fairly common knowledge that he's completely botched the whole iraq situation. Completely fucking clueless at foreign affairs.
    Obama IS an idiot at foreign affairs. But you can't really botch something that was, by definition, a botch to begin with. Yeah, let's conduct a decade-long, undeclared nation building experiment on a religious and political fault line as old as Islam itself. What could go wrong?

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    Maybe one day all the nations over there will go full on militant Islam and we can make it into the sheet of glass that it's been begging to be for the last 40 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Maybe one day all the nations over there will go full on militant Islam and we can make it into the sheet of glass that it's been begging to be for the last 40 years.
    We have to admit that there are some inherent problems with Islam first, and I am not sure we ever will.

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    What's happening now in Iraq is dramatic, significant, quite possibly historic. But, to some, it is not surprising.

    Militants believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, overmatched government forces and now control a vast swath of its territory. Hundreds of thousands have fled, becoming refugees overnight. Sectarian violence plagues some areas not under ISIS control.

    And amid all this, some believe the Baghdad-based central government won't be able to do much about it.

    Some of these developments, like the fall of Mosul, have been swift and sudden. Others, such as the tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, date back for decades, if not centuries.

    But all this trouble didn't come out of nowhere. For years, experts have predicted that various factors -- some rooted in history, some of them related to recent big decisions, some functions of what's happening in the region -- could foster instability and violence in Iraq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    What's happening now in Iraq is dramatic, significant, quite possibly historic. But, to some, it is not surprising.

    Militants believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, overmatched government forces and now control a vast swath of its territory. Hundreds of thousands have fled, becoming refugees overnight. Sectarian violence plagues some areas not under ISIS control.

    And amid all this, some believe the Baghdad-based central government won't be able to do much about it.

    Some of these developments, like the fall of Mosul, have been swift and sudden. Others, such as the tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, date back for decades, if not centuries.

    But all this trouble didn't come out of nowhere. For years, experts have predicted that various factors -- some rooted in history, some of them related to recent big decisions, some functions of what's happening in the region -- could foster instability and violence in Iraq.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/world/...ons-revisited/
    We'll be back in Iraq within 5 years but hopefully only as a drone squadron to dump bombs on these dumbfuck thirdworld islamists. This has now become a permanant war. Thanks alot President Bush, you fucking imbecile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    We have to admit that there are some inherent problems with Islam first, and I am not sure we ever will.
    It's a religion of peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    It's a religion of peace.
    Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah."
    That's some peaceful shit right there.
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