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David Cameron puts Iraq rescue
operation on hold after refugees escape

Telegraph [UK], by Steven Swinford, Georgia Graham

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/14/2014 7:10:33 AM

David Cameron is likely to put plans for to rescue thousands of refugees trapped in northern Iraq on hold after the US said that the crisis is not as bad as feared. The Prime Minister yesterday signalled that RAF Chinook helicopters could be involved in the rescue operation amid fears that 30,000 refugees were trapped on Mount Sinjar. However, the Pentagon this morning said that a rescue operation is "far less likely" after US special forces found that the number of refugees on the mountain is closer to 5,000. They said that those who are on the mountain surrounded by

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I wonder if any refugees were hiding in deep caves on that mountain? Perhaps thinking it was the enemy. Cameron doesn´t seem quite convinced. Also, in reports from the Telegraph´s reporters in Erbil, the T seems to think there are more refugees still out there. Better to be safe than sorry--surely another pass or two wouldn´t cost as much as any of the O´s family vacations, even the ones at Matha´s Vineyard--drop some leaflets. And again, even if the sighted refugees seem in good shape, would it hurt to give them a lift? Sounds as if Cameron´s willing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/14/2014 7:17:31 AM     (No. 9965378)

I just hope this Iraq yo-yo operation makes more sense to the our people there than it does to readers like me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/14/2014 7:30:12 AM     (No. 9965385)

"....after the US said that the crisis is not as bad as feared."

This story appears to be a WH signal to the press that they can stop covering both the tragedy on Mt Sinjar and the collapse in Iraq in general. Iraq will revert to Page 18 in the NYTimes, joining the Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Mali, Nigeria (the 200 girls are still missing regardless of the Mooch´s hashtag), Egypt, Benghazi, the IRS and our southern border. Press is now free to turn its reporters loose on Hillary´s dazzling campaign and any high school & college "incidents" of Republican senatorial candidates hoping to replace the Dem incumbent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/14/2014 8:22:21 AM     (No. 9965465)

Escape to where? What´s going to stop IS from tracking them down and murdering the rest of them?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 8/14/2014 8:25:17 AM     (No. 9965472)

Sounds like what happened to the Jews in Europe when the were looking for help to get out. Total indifference by the FDR regime. Also the Rwandan massacres. Both happened under Democrat administrations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/14/2014 10:14:54 AM     (No. 9965638)

What clear-thinking person would believe this administration on anything?????

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/14/2014 7:07:07 PM     (No. 9966278)

In other words, this was a total hoax.

But then community organizers know how that kind of thing goes.

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