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US intel caught by surprise
by ISIS sweep in Iraq?

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/13/2014 10:52:00 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Foreign Policy’s Shane Harris reports that one reason that the White House has been caught flat-footed by the stunning collapse in Iraq is that the US intelligence community didn’t see the threat coming from ISIS. But is that the intelligence community’s fault — or just the inevitable outcome of total withdrawal? United States intelligence agencies were caught by surprise when fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) seized two major Iraqi cities this week and sent Iraqi defense forces fleeing, current and former U.S. officials said Thursday. With U.S. troops long

This didn´t make me feel any better about this unmitigated disaster.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/13/2014 10:56:54 AM     (No. 9884410)

First of all the U.S. is not surprised on the situation in Iraq, Obama is.

Thats probably because he gets his Intel Reports from MSNBC and HUFFPOST instead of the 13 or more Intelligence agencies who spend many billions collecting the Intel.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/13/2014 10:58:02 AM     (No. 9884413)

That´s cause they´re too busy monitoring hard working Americans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/13/2014 11:42:38 AM     (No. 9884515)

McCain is right. The entire intel community should be fired, it is worthless.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cactus, 6/13/2014 12:01:57 PM     (No. 9884545)

I suspect the worker bees in the intel community knew what was coming. The politicians in charge refused to or didn´t want to listen. I´m curious - how many Muslims does Obama now have planted in the intel community hierarchy or making the decisions for our country?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/13/2014 12:04:16 PM     (No. 9884548)

Are you serious? Obama is the leading member of ISIS. Obama has secretly agreed to U.S. surrender and the imposition of Sharia law in the U.S.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 6/13/2014 1:16:32 PM     (No. 9884679)

World Caliphate + open US borders = Nuked US city.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 6/13/2014 2:18:12 PM     (No. 9884763)

We knew that Iraq was going to the dogs as soon as the first group of U.S. Military withdrew. The people just don´t have the survival instinct, they would rather be told what to do and when to stick their butts in the air. How clueless do you have to be to be surprised by this? Obama I can believe but DIA, CIA? Come on.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 6/13/2014 6:11:30 PM     (No. 9885036)

The whole Obama Administration´s motto should be:" A day late and a dollar short."

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