Obama says 'authorized' targeted US strikes on Iraq

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  1. NewsSource

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    The USA is Bombing Iraq Again.

    Obama statement just aired a bit ago.

    It's a good thing the USA pulled out all combat troops.

    Let the carpet bombing ensue!
     
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    It's on CNN, FOX, USA Today.
     
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    DailyKOS has Tennessee elections on the home page.
     
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    YAY!
     
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    Re: The USA is Bombing Iraq Again.

    So Obama invites Katy Perry to the white house and then bombs Iraq.

    :MARIS61:
     
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    Re: The USA is Bombing Iraq Again.

    I have never been to the site before.

    It's completely divorced from reality. Holy cow. There is no news on it at all.

    http://www.dailykos.com/
     
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    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-authorized-targeted-us-strikes-iraq-014137305.html

    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama said he had authorized US forces to conduct air strikes against Sunni extremist militants in Iraq if they are needed to prevent a massacre of civilians.

    "We can act, carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide," Obama said, referring to a religious minority group besieged by fighters from the so-called Islamic State.

    "I therefore authorized targeted air strikes if necessary to help forces in Iraq as they fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there."

    US military planes returned to the skies over northern Iraq on Thursday to deliver food and water to thousands of civilian refugees fleeing an onslaught by Sunni extremist militants.

    A senior US defense official confirmed the mission had dropped "critical meals and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens."

    All the planes returned safely after the food drop on an area outside the town of Sinjar where members of the Yazidi minority are besieged by fighters from the so-called Islamic State (IS).
     
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    Re: The USA is Bombing Iraq Again.

    Well, yeah. It's a blog. It's not run by a 24/7 team. The last post was hours ago.
     
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    Re: The USA is Bombing Iraq Again.

    I've heard it referenced for years. I have visited Democratic Underground before, as well as Free Republic. Kookvilles.
     
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    I've heard they hate black people.
     
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    Gee, who could have seen this coming. :MARIS61:
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    We all understand that Isis has been murdering civilians for a long time now right, and we all agree that is not okay?
     
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    Is there a coalition?

    Do we have the blessing of the UN to do this?

    Has there been a vote of Congress to approve our killing of Iraqis?

    Does ISIS have weapons of mass destruction?

    Where are all our anti-Iraq war types from the left? Are you for or agin?

    No Blood For Oil!

    Go Blazers
     
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    That's going to leave a mark. Or 6.
     
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    Iirc, the group we are bombing is the same group the President wanted to arm when he thought Assad had gassed civilians in Syria. I think the government needs a program, so they can tell the good guys from the bad guys. They seem confused.

    Go Blazers
     
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    Is ISIS the Al Qaeda JV wearing Laker uniforms Obama was talking about last year?
     
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    Saddam Hussein gassed the Kurds and killed his own citizens. Obama was against it then. Perhaps the JV is now the varsity after a few years of seasoning?
     
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    Given that ISIS is raping Iraq, I'd say they're doing a pretty good K*be impression.
     
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    carpet bomb the entire fucking middle east.
     

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