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Iraq militants ´control
second city of Mosul´

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/10/2014 6:22:32 AM

Islamist militants have seized key buildings of Mosul, effectively taking control of Iraq´s second largest city. Overnight, hundreds of men armed with rocket-propelled grenades, sniper rifles and machine-guns seized the provincial government´s headquarters. They also destroyed several police stations before moving towards a top-security prison and military airport. Iraq´s parliamentary speaker said "terrorists" now controlled all Mosul and called for troop reinforcements. In the past week, the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and its allies have carried out major attacks on cities and towns in western and northern Iraq, killing scores of people.

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Well, so much for that, then.

Afghanistan will go much faster down that slope and, of course, Pakistan is sliding faster too.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 6/10/2014 6:48:46 AM     (No. 9879535)

If I were still in the military I think I´d be easing my way over to the nearest exit. Any sacrifice you make will be for naught. This government is crap.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 6/10/2014 6:51:22 AM     (No. 9879538)

Sorry but I have zero sympathy for the Iraqi people. They had a chance to form a free, pluralistic society with gobs of money from the American taxpayer and decided to descend into tribal warfare instead. My heart goes out to those who served in that garbage pile of a country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 6/10/2014 7:12:24 AM     (No. 9879561)

It´s time for yet another of Obama´s oft repeated lies about how "I ended two wars" so that the 20-30 WH assembled fools standing behind him can applaud his outrageous deception. With 5 more US soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Monday and the spreading violence in Iraq´s cities, the wars didn´t end. Only our involvement did. Once the Obama 5 depart for Afghanistan from their luxury suites in Doha, we can expect the Taliban and its sordid affiliates to lay siege to Kabul, with thousands of deaths and massive reprisals against those who helped us. About to get very brutal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 6/10/2014 8:00:57 AM     (No. 9879619)

The obama legacy

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/10/2014 8:50:54 AM     (No. 9879659)

GWB knew that the problem in the Muslim world was not really their hatred of the civilized west (that was just a symptom) but the battle within Islam itself. In the end, what happens will be determined by whether Islam has a sort of reformation and rids itself of the hard core murdering savages that want to drag everybody into a primitive sharia state. It´s going to take decades at least and this is why the Bush people recognized this as a "long war".
Unfortunately, 0bama either doesn´t understand this or has just decided that he wants to back the Islamic savages.


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