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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:

Sunni fighters seized a border post...

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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.

Additional equipment also...

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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).

From USA Today:

President Obama notified Congress on Monday that about 275 U.S....

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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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“we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:00am 6/14/2014 at 7:00am

To refresh your memory in light of recent events in Iraq, this is how it went down in there in 2011:

The U.S. had tried to extend the presence of our troops past Dec. 31 [2011]. Why did we fail?

The popular explanation is that the Iraqis refused to provide legal immunity for...

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Insurgents advance in Iraq as Obama ponders what to do, if anything

http://youtu.be/WZVC-WuvuTc
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00pm 6/13/2014 at 7:00pm
http://youtu.be/WZVC-WuvuTc

Media and civilian reports throughout northern and central Iraq on Friday suggest that the situation on the ground has become increasingly violent and unstable to the point that the Iraqi government is crumbling:

Heavily armed Islamist militants flush with $450 million...

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Will an independent Kurdistan emerge from Syria-Iraq chaos?

http://youtu.be/JJixFm1vCxM
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:07pm 6/12/2014 at 3:07pm
http://youtu.be/JJixFm1vCxM

We’ve been writing about the lack of a free and independent Kurdistan for years, It’s time for a free and independent Kurdistan.

While the Palestinian agenda has dominated every international forum, the much more populous and ethnically distinct Kurds have been mostly ignored.  In part, this is because the Kurds span several nation...

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al-Qaeda aligned Jihadists take three major Iraqi cities, is Baghdad next?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:30pm 6/11/2014 at 8:30pm

Al-Qaeda aligned terror groups have made major land gains from the Syrian civil war into the heartland of Iraq over the last several days.

Despite the herculean efforts of the United States military with the Multi-National Force in Iraq from 2003 to 2011, Iraq appears to be sliding into violent chaos across...

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Obama’s abandonment of Iraq and the fall of Mosul

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:15pm 6/10/2014 at 5:15pm

As soon as Obama was elected it became a foregone conclusion that this would be the result in Iraq—that the country would be taken over by the worst forces in the area. Since then, it’s been a slow denouement:

Insurgents seized control early Tuesday of most of the northern Iraqi city of...

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How long before Clinton machine turns Robert Gates into “trailer trash”?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:30pm 1/8/2014 at 12:30pm

Expect former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to quickly be turned from hero of the Democratic Party for being a Republican willing to work for Barack Obama, into just more trailer trash because of his tell-all book about that service which reinforces an accurate meme about Hillary Clinton: She has no...

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Cost of Political Posturing in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:59am 1/8/2014 at 8:59am

At the end of October the New York Times hailed President Obama’s foreign policy as “pragmatic,” while largely ignoring the consequences.

The two month old article was written by the White House reporter, but a recent article written from Beirut, Power Vacuum in Middle East Lifts Militants paints a somewhat less flattering...

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John Kerry supported Iraq War everywhere but in his own memory

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:22pm 9/10/2013 at 12:22pm

He just keeps saying it.

“You know, Senator Chuck Hagel, when he was senator, Senator Chuck Hagel, now secretary of defense, and when I was a senator, we opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq, but we know full well how that evidence was used to persuade all of us that...

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