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´A catastrophe´: Yazidi survivor recalls
horror of evading ISIS and death

CNN, by Ivan Watson & Greg Botelho

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/10/2014 4:20:05 AM

Irbil, Iraq -- Which is worse: Running desperately for your life, or seeing others´ lives end without enough to eat or drink? It´s an impossible question to answer. Then again, it´s difficult to fathom most anything thousands of minority Yazidis have endured in recent weeks as they´ve fled from ISIS militants into remote, rugged, sparse mountains of northern Iraq. "With my own eyes, I saw dogs feeding off dead bodies," one of those Yazidis, a man named Tariq, told CNN. "It´s not a crisis. It´s a catastrophe." Descendants of Kurds and followers of an ancient pre-Islamic religion, Yazidis are small

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/10/2014 7:56:16 AM     (No. 9960147)

Obama can not avoid being held fully responsible for this.An absolute disgrace.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Elvira, 8/10/2014 8:02:31 AM     (No. 9960155)

In many of the pictures of the Yazidis I see very few with Arab features, just an observation. If we´re going to do this we need to do it with full force and determination. None of these idiotic "rules of engagement"! If we send our people to accomplish a mission, then by damn let them accomplish it.

Alas, then we´ve got this "thing" occupying the presidency. God must be extremely mad at this counry, and who can blame him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/10/2014 8:08:15 AM     (No. 9960161)

Sorry to throw cold water on the US airstrikes to help the Yazidis but did anyone ask, "Why these particular people and NOT the Christians in and around Mosul?" Is it because they´re not Christians but some weird sun god worshiping pre-Islam sect? I mean, we made sure that ISIS was armed and trained long before they went into Iraq. Yep, while they were in Syria trying to overthrow that government, the United States, via Barack, McQueeg and Grahamnesty made sure these evil members of ISIS were well armed and trained. We are largely responsible for what is happening in Iraq and now this show of airstrikes by the USS GHW Bush? Am I the only one who believes this is nothing more than a poll number raiser at the expense of our military and the expense of the Yazidi? There is nothing good anymore about this country´s leaders and most of its people. Nothing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nekochan, 8/10/2014 9:48:35 AM     (No. 9960278)

Speaking as some do of Captain Queeg, I keep remembering the strawberry inquisition and the Ol´ Yellowstain Blues.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: congar, 8/10/2014 10:42:03 AM     (No. 9960342)

Sitting in a good community here in America it is difficult to envision the barbarity of these ISIS goons. Likely our largest danger is eating too many Doritos and languishing on the couch too long. Theirs is surviving another day in an impossibly dangerous situation. If we don’t wake up to the terrorist threat, we too will one day be faced with the same ultimatum, “convert or die."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harper, 8/10/2014 4:46:58 PM     (No. 9960708)

And Obama was worried about not having a legacy...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jacooley, 8/10/2014 9:27:57 PM     (No. 9960886)

If ISIS was threatening to make some species of bug extinct it would prompt more outrage from the USA´s current leadership. This is a splinter religion that has managed to survive something like 7,000 years. Now they may cease to exist due to a religion that tolerates no competition.

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