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Jihadists Rout Kurds in North
and Seize Strategic Iraqi Dam

New York Times, by Tim Arango

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/8/2014 4:50:27 AM

BAGHDAD — The crisis gripping Iraq escalated rapidly on Thursday with a re-energized Islamic State in Iraq and Syria storming new towns in the north and seizing a strategic dam as Iraq’s most formidable military force, the Kurdish pesh merga, was routed in the face of the onslaught. The loss of the Mosul Dam, the largest in Iraq, to the insurgents was the most dramatic consequence of a militant offensive in the north, which has sent tens of thousands of refugees, many from the Yazidi minority, fleeing into a vast mountainous landscape. In one captured town, Sinjar, ISIS executed dozens of Yazidi

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/8/2014 9:44:32 AM     (No. 9957853)

We should have been helping the Kurds since the beginning.
Women and children dying of thirst while Obama wines and dines African Dictators and murderers in the White House. Tells you all you need to know about Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaleWyckoff, 8/8/2014 9:53:33 AM     (No. 9957865)

Bush won the war, Obama lost the peace.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/8/2014 11:12:34 AM     (No. 9957969)

This a religious war of unimaginable horror and we are pretending it is a week end humanitarian effort. Jesus!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/8/2014 11:27:24 AM     (No. 9957998)

Is the NY Times running a couple of days late, or is this the second dam that ISIS has taken?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/8/2014 11:42:06 AM     (No. 9958022)

Patton quote, “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other person* die for his.”

or in this case, die for his death cult "religion" otherwise known as Islam (and not radical or extreme - just Islam).

* - Lucianne won´t allow the correct word - gosh darn.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 8/8/2014 1:17:03 PM     (No. 9958145)

Yes, Hillary,by all means run on your wonderful Department of State legacy as the world devolves into chaos.

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