11 June 2014
Something big is happening in Iraq. The second largest city in Iraq has fallen and now another key city. The militants are now expected to move on towards the capital! This could have profound implications for the entire global strategic picture! Stirling
Update: It appears that American troops and aircraft will soon be in combat, again, in Iraq!!! Stirling
BREAKING: 4,000 US troops now landing at Baghdad International Airport ~ link ~ link ~ So nice to see that all the lives lost in the first and second Iraq wars and the trillions spent have given Iraq a good stable government and environment...NOT!!! Stirling
Iraq "open" to US airstrikes against Jihadists ~ link ~
Iraq has privately indicated to the Obama administration that it would welcome airstrikes with either drones or manned aircraft that target Al-Qaeda offshoot militants in Iraqi territory, US officials say.
A senior US official said the Obama administration is considering options in aiding the Iraqi government’s fight against Islamist militants, who have fought for and won major gains in the nation’s Sunni-majority areas in recent days, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Those options include “kinetic support” for the Iraqi military in its fight against an Islamist group formerly allied with Al-Qaeda – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL). The group seized two major cities north of Baghdad this week, handily defeating Iraqi security forces along the way, according to reports.
Iraq gives "green light" for US military involvement ~ link
It appears that the best diversion from Obama's latest bevy of scandals, including the VA snafu and the Bergdahl fiasco, will be yet another war, one which Iraq just gave the green light for. As the WSJ reported moments ago, Iraq has privately signaled to the Obama administration that it would allow the U.S. to conduct airstrikes with drones or manned aircraft against al Qaeda militant targets on Iraqi territory, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.
ISIL militant photos show road being cut through Iraq-Syria border ~ link ~
One of the pictures allegedly showed a bulldozer cutting a road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi province of Nineveh and the Syrian town of al-Hasakah.