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Reports: Yazidi lawmaker who gave impassioned speech involved in rescue crash

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:15pm 8/12/2014 at 12:15pm
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Various news outlets are reporting the crash of a helicopter being used in the humanitarian relief effort for the Yazidi refugees in Iraq.

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“Death Valley” for Yazidis in Northern Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:30am 8/11/2014 at 7:30am

Jonathan Krohn has become to the first western journalist to reach the mountains in Northern Iraq where tens of thousands of Yazidis, a Middle Eastern religious sect, took flight to escape the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces that moved into the Kurdish parts of Iraq last week.

Krohn describes...

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Democrats Contort Themselves to Support Obama’s Airstrikes in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:15pm 8/9/2014 at 3:15pm

Protesting the Iraq War under President Bush was a cottage industry for Democrats, even though they voted for it. But now that Obama’s hand has been forced, Democrats are doing their best to lend cautious support.

Kristina Wong of The Hill describes the liberal predicament:

Left frets over Iraq mission creep

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Obama at pre-vacation press conference: Don’t blame me for current Iraq debacle

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:15pm 8/9/2014 at 12:15pm
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President Obama gave a press conference this morning on Iraq before heading out for vacation:

A particularly controversial portion was the assertion (starting at 7:50 of video) that it wasn’t his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq.

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Kirsten Powers hits Obama’s inaction on plight of Christians in Middle East

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:58am 8/9/2014 at 10:58am

Kirsten Powers and other panelists on the FOX News program “Outnumbered” were discussing Obama’s newly discovered concern for Christians in the middle east and things got a little heated.

Powers, who is a liberal and frequent defender of Obama, was one of the most vocal critics.

Tim Cavanaugh of National Review has...

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Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:41pm 8/7/2014 at 9:41pm

Late Thursday night, President Obama gave a press conference on the devolving situation in Iraq. Although the President does not plan on putting combat troops on the ground, he presented a plan “to prevent a potential act of genocide” against the Yazidi.

Isis forces in Iraq are currently calling for the systematic...

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The slaughter of the Yazidi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:41am 8/7/2014 at 9:41am
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While over 700 journalists were covering the Gaza conflict, few paid attention to the mass slaughter in Iraq of the Yazidi, who are on the verge of a true genocide at the hands of ISIS.

Finally the impending massacre is getting coverage, but it may be too late.

The Washington Post reported two...

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The Looming Battle of Baghdad

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:25pm 7/25/2014 at 12:25pm

Every morning for most of 2014, it seems we wake up in dreaded anticipation of what horrible news has happened overnight and around the world. There are so many things going on — Israel/Hamas, Ukraine/Russia, passenger jets falling from the sky (or vanishing), the U.S. border crisis — that it...

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ISIS Captures Nuclear Material From Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:45pm 7/10/2014 at 3:45pm

The breaking news via Twitter on Wednesday night was quite alarming.

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Head of ISIS Caliphate Speaks In Ramadan Video

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 6:35pm 7/5/2014 at 6:35pm

The self-proclaimed leader of the united Islamic State, or Caliphate, appeared for the first time in public on Saturday since his military organization took large parts of territory in northern Iraq. Before being named “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi w...

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Kerry: U.S. not responsible for current Iraq crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7:04pm 6/22/2014 at 7:04pm

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt on Sunday at the start of his trip to the Middle East and Europe this week, during which the situation in Iraq is expected to be a major discussion point.

Kerry met in Cairo with newly elected Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, followed by a...

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ISIS Jihadists take control of Iraq-Syria border post

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:11pm 6/21/2014 at 8:11pm

Militants led by ISIS have reportedly seized a border post at one of the border points between Iraq and Syria, as the situation in Iraq continues to remain unstable.

From Reuters, Iraq militants take Syria-border post in drive for caliphate:

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Bill Whittle video: Obama and King Louis XV

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:30pm 6/21/2014 at 4:30pm

By now, you probably know I’m a big fan of Bill Whittle’s Afterburner videos from PJTV.

There are some historical similarities between Obama and King Louis XV of France and Bill points them out in the video below. He focuses on Obama with regard to foreign policy, the IRS scandal and...

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Obama: Up to 300 military advisors to Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 1:40pm 6/19/2014 at 1:40pm

In a press conference today, President Obama announced that the U.S. was relocating some personnel out of Iraq, and sending reinforcements for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Obama also stated that there would be increased monitoring and surveillance of ISIL insurgents, and increased military support for Iraq, including joint operations centers in Baghdad.

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U.S. deploys troops to Iraq for embassy security

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:00am 6/17/2014 at 7:00am

President Obama notified Congress on Monday that starting Sunday, June 15th, approximately 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel were deploying to Iraq to provide security for the U.S. Embassy and its staff in Baghdad. (Read the full text of the letter).

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Romney still trolling Obama and Hillary on Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 16, 2014 at 12:00pm 6/16/2014 at 12:00pm

In an appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday, Mitt Romney was asked about the situation in Iraq and laid blame at the feet of President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Andrew Johnson of National Review comments:

Mitt Romney believes the growing problems in Iraq are just the latest example of the Obama administration’s...

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Joe Biden in 2010 – Iraq Will Be ‘One Of The Greatest Achievements’ of This Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:03am 6/14/2014 at 11:03am

This inconvenient flashback is brought to you by the Washington Free Beacon:

Vice President Joe Biden predicted in 2010 that Iraq would be “one of the greatest achievements” of the Obama administration.

Appearing on CNN’s Larry King Live, Biden told King “It [Iraq] could be one of the greatest achievements of this administration.”...

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