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Iraq Launches Operation To Retake Tikrit From ISIS

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Allied Sunni and Shiite fighters have joined with the Iraqi armed forces in a large-scale attempt to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the militant group. Iraqi security forces and allied Sunni and Shiite fighters launched a large-scale operation to retake the city of Tikrit from the hands of ISIS militants Monday, according to Iraqi state […]

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This Is How ISIS Smuggles Oil

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An exclusive ground-level look at the illicit oil trade that has made ISIS the world’s richest extremist group. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey–Syria border. View this image › Photograph by Yusuf Sayman for BuzzFeed News BESASLAN, Turkey — This town on the Turkish-Syrian border is covered in trash. Residents refuse to let […]

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Now THAT’S ‘leadership’! ‘The buck never stops with Obama’: WH tosses SecDef under the bus

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Obama’s in charge and in control. Except when he’s not: Who knew? Yep. But surprising? Not even remotely. Obama has spent his entire presidency perfecting the art of blamesmanship.This is just par for the course. The man has absolutely no interest in accepting responsibility for anything that goes wrong on his watch. How very presidential. […]

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FAA bans US commercial airlines from flying over Iraq

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http://twitter.com/#!/jeremyhobson/status/497779227455135744 In response to the “potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict” in Iraq, the Federal Aviation Administration is keeping commercial carriers away from the area: http://twitter.com/#!/GPollowitz/status/497788012164816896 http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/497771253995159553 *** Related: ‘Today America is coming to help’: Obama announces airstrikes in Iraq Airstrikes aren’t war, you guys! Oliver Willis clarifies events in Iraq; Updated Read […]

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Flashbacks shred Obama claim troop withdrawal from Iraq wasn’t his decision

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http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/498120947602563072 During his statement on the situation in Iraq before leaving for Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama was asked if he regretted pulling the remaining U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. An agitated Obama answered that it wasn’t his decision. In other words, “Bush’s fault”: http://twitter.com/#!/HowardKurtz/status/498121085812895744 http://twitter.com/#!/IngrahamAngle/status/498119915782807552 Obama campaigned on and eventually took credit for and […]

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Don’t look now Obama, but ‘Inherent Resolve’ is being roundly mocked [pic]

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After all this time — a name. A senior military source says the name of the operation in Iraq and Syria is… "Inherent Resolve" — Bret Baier (@BretBaier) October 15, 2014 Snicker. Surely Bret Baier is just making a funny, right? Nope! Oh good Lord RT @michellemalkin: NOT a parody. RT @thejointstaff Ongoing actions in […]

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‘Definition of bad optics’: Obama hits the links while Iraq hits the fan

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http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/477469927226347521 Or at least awesome enough for President Obama to have a little fun this weekend: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/477436090861621249 Such a busy little bee! http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/477471121575378945 You know, it’s really the least the Iraqis could do. Obama is pretty beat, after all: http://twitter.com/#!/JammieWF/status/477442176956104704 He really does. But he’s such a good president, that he’s willing to delay his […]

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‘Sick over what’s happening in Iraq’: Amanda Carpenter blasts Obama admin

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http://twitter.com/#!/amandacarpenter/status/477055221655678976 Heartbreaking. http://twitter.com/#!/amandacarpenter/status/477055453357441024 Ted Cruz adviser Amanda Carpenter retweeted this: http://twitter.com/#!/jimgeraghty/status/477051898105966592 Perhaps Obama will read about it in the newspaper … or at NRO: Al-Qaeda, the Obama administration has told us repeatedly, is on the path to defeat. Now it’s literally on the road to Baghdad. This week, al-Qaeda in Iraq, now known as ISIS, retook Iraq’s […]

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New York Times report on chemical weapons in Iraq rekindles debate over WMDs

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http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/522205969108197377 The New York Times’ tweet Tuesday night claiming that U.S. troops found thousands of chemical weapons during the Iraq War already has conservatives and liberals re-fighting that conflict on Twitter. During the Iraq War, U.S. troops found thousands of chemical weapons. The war's untold story: http://t.co/ksfkwjsySC pic.twitter.com/jy49WTAygF — The New York Times (@nytimes) October 15, […]

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‘Racism, straight up’: Joan Walsh whines about Southwest Airlines

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http://twitter.com/#!/DE3187/status/418133221948137472 It ain’t easy bein’ Joan Walsh. This afternoon, she revealed that she’s been suffering from some serious travel woes: http://twitter.com/#!/joanwalsh/status/418113063011639298 If she was looking for sympathy, she didn’t really get it: http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyBialy/status/418130117022318592 http://twitter.com/#!/R_U_Srs/status/418134076323680257 Ouch! That stings. But maybe, just maybe, there was an even more sinister reason for Walsh’s bad experience: http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/418128730096029696 That’s gotta […]

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US reportedly evacuating Americans from Iraqi air base [photos]

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http://twitter.com/#!/CustosDivini/status/477170936194400256 The United States is reportedly evacuating Americans from an air base in Iraq as militants continue to move aggressively in the nation. http://twitter.com/#!/Majchrowitz/status/477171306203344896 http://twitter.com/#!/WilliamsJon/status/477182316087750656 http://twitter.com/#!/vplus/status/477157994732748801 Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain both made comments following a briefing on the situation in Iraq: http://twitter.com/#!/clararitger/status/477171494393774080 National Review’s Jim Geraghty posted a satellite image of the base during […]

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Airstrikes aren’t war, you guys! Oliver Willis clarifies events in Iraq; Updated

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http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/497752045555032064 Oh, that Oliver Willis … bless his little heart! A couple of years ago, the Media Matters “research fellow” shared this triumphant tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/owillis/status/166987764917731329 Whoops. That may have been a bit premature. But no matter. Oliver’s determined to spin, and spin he shall! http://twitter.com/#!/baseballcrank/status/497748883938619393 Yeah, that’s pretty much the gist of Oliver’s strategy: http://twitter.com/#!/owillis/status/497749355584294912 That’s […]

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ISIS Claims To Have Executed 21 Kurdish Fighters In Latest Video

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The video was released Saturday and shows the fighters paraded in cages. It concludes by saying the men were executed. View this image › In a new video released Saturday, ISIS claims to have executed at least 21 Kurdish fighters. The video shows the captured peshmerga fighters in cages being paraded in front of a […]

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Paul Begala parrots pitiful ‘Ebola budget cuts’ spin; Gets schooled

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http://twitter.com/#!/Of_Angelis/status/521503503316164608 Snicker. That last part should be an evergreen tweet. So, what happened? This: Gee, thanks, Republicans! CDC head: We'd Have Ebola Vaccine if Not for Budget Cuts. http://t.co/xUKdznZJ6J — Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014 The always absurd Paul Begala pushed the ridiculous claim, made by the NIH director, that there would be an […]

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‘You tell ‘em!’ Newt crushes Obama on Iraq with one devastating point

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I’m old enough to remember when Obama said al Qaeda was “on the run” youtube.com/watch?v=39_MDz… cc: #ISIS #Iraq #Tikrit #Mosul — Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 11, 2014 Yep. On the run? Not so much. http://twitter.com/#!/blakehounshell/status/477070387633995776 Nope. Unless by reassured you mean deeply disturbed. ISIS, formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq, is violently on the move […]

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‘Put him in jail!’ Marine deserter Wassef Ali Hassoun returns after decade on run

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http://twitter.com/#!/robertburnsAP/status/483341210241998848 After allegedly faking his own kidnapping and bolting from the U.S. amid formal charges of desertion, U.S. Marine deserter Wassef Ali Hassoun has finally returned. It has been a decade since he went missing in Iraq. http://twitter.com/#!/malbertnews/status/483390889960558593 http://twitter.com/#!/Grandbulldoggie/status/483392027275440130 Flashback: http://twitter.com/#!/GabbiesR/status/476025477941841920 On June 20, 2004, Hassoun bailed on guard duty at his base in Fallujah. […]

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Roma Downey shares decorated tents of displaced Christians in Erbil

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http://twitter.com/#!/Kritterbite/status/506949713799548928 Actress Roma Downey has shared a photo of the tents of some of the Christian refugees who have fled to the Iraqi city of Erbil to escape the threat of ISIS. Many have decorated their tents with crosses or “ن,” for Nasrani, or Christian. http://twitter.com/#!/angela_fayard/status/506955133914468353 http://twitter.com/#!/serenitypcinc/status/506971233594777600 http://twitter.com/#!/MichelleC447/status/506957297013112833 Related: Can you blame him? Terrified refugee fleeing […]

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Never mind Iraq — it’s The Life Aquatic with John Kerry and Bill Nye

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@redsteeze @StateDept @JohnKerry @TheScienceGuy Can’t talk. Hugging dolphins. — Dale Gribble (@MetricButtload) June 17, 2014 John Kerry is confused. He seems to think he’s the administrator of the fictional National Underwater and Marine Agency from a Clive Cussler potboiler. Bad enough that he chose a week when the world is falling apart to become delusional, […]

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‘We are being slaughtered’: Yazidi Kurds face genocide [video]

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Why do Islamists keep making bogus "genocide" accusations vs. Israel? To desensitize folks for when Islamists commit real genocide. #Yazidis — David B. Cohen (@DavidBCohen1) August 7, 2014 You may not have even heard of the Yazidis, a religious minority primarily Kurdish in ethnicity. Since they are not fundamentalist Islamists, ISIS has targeted them for […]

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‘Brutal’: Megyn Kelly ‘shreds’ Jen Psaki on Iraq SOFA [video]

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Megyn Kelly v Jen Psaki: an adult lecturing a petulant child. When will the adults be in charge again? — Chris Ewing (@EwingNielsC) October 3, 2014 Things didn’t go Jen Psaki’s way tonight. She was a guest on The Kelly File to defend the administration’s failed policies in Iraq. She found herself not only arguing […]

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Did OFA delete tweets about Romney & Iraq? No. Use this trick to find them

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Hey remember @truthteam2012? — Kevin W. Glass (@KevinWGlass) May 24, 2013 We sure do! Attaaaaack Waaaaaaatch! See a new attack on the President or his record? Use #attackwatch to report it and discuss attacks as they happen. — OFA TruthTeam (@OFATruthTeam) September 13, 2011 Before it evolved into @OFATruthTeam, the Obama campaign’s #AttackWatch account was @TruthTeam2012. […]

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‘Ahem … Iraq?’ Nah. @StateDept is ‘focused like a laser beam on fish’

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@StateDept Russia is annexing Ukraine. Radical Islamists are taking Iraq. Iran wants nukes. And you're focused like a laser beam on fish. — Razor (@hale_razor) June 12, 2014 Earlier this week, the State Department tweeted that it “stands with the people of Iraq.” U.S. condemns assault on #Mosul, stands with the people of #Iraq. http://t.co/rMXT0RE5eR […]

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