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Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:53:31 AM »
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Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
August 8, 2014 - 5:41 AM
By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) - Secretary of State John Kerry hailed President Obama for acting "expeditiously and appropriately" in authorizing airstrikes on ISIS/ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

"The United States is acting and leading, and the world cannot sit by and watch innocents die," Kerry said in a statement issued Thursday night, shortly after Obama set three specific conditions for striking ISIS/ISIL terrorists.

"ISIL’s campaign of terror against the innocent, including Yezedi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque and targeted acts of violence bear all the warning signs and hallmarks of genocide. For anyone who needed a wake-up call, this is it," Kerry said.

"ISIL is fighting to divide and destroy Iraq – and ISIL is offering nothing to anyone except chaos, nihilism, and ruthless thuggery. With a gut-wrenching humanitarian crisis unfolding, and the rolls of the starving and sick growing daily, there’s not a minute to waste. The United States is acting and leading, and the world cannot sit by and watch innocents die.

Kerry said the Obama administration will continue to coordinate with its allies in the region as well as the international community to help Iraqis "confront ISIL’s brutal ideology, which poses a severe threat to Iraq, the region, and the United States."

In concluding, Kerry offered the assurance that "I will remain closely engaged with Ambassador Beecroft, Deputy Assistant Secretary McGurk, and our team on the ground as we work to ensure that our personnel in Erbil, Baghdad, and across Iraq are secure."

Obama acting 'expeditiously'?

As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Islamic terrorists intent on establishing their own state stretching from Syria to Iraq warned back in January that they intended to march on Baghdad and move into "direct confrontation" with the United States.

When the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on February 5 on al Qaida’s resurgence in Iraq, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran and Iraq Brett McGurk presented written testimony explaining the agenda of ISIS/ISIL and discussed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's audio message to Americans.

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”

“We take such threats seriously and through cooperation with this committee and the Congress, we intend to help the Iraqis in their efforts to defeat ISIL over long term,” McGurk told the committee in his spoken testimony.

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 10:09:03 AM »
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 10:59:15 AM »
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 11:19:42 AM »
Presented with yet another crisis partly of their own making, the inept Obama administration waited far, far too long to take these actions.

We can now expect them to say all the right things, and to claim they prevented further genocide, by decisive actions to save lives.

The counter claim is they knew from the start what would happen, sat on their hands as it happened, and are unwilling still to do enough to prevent further genocide.

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 11:23:17 AM »
Here's a thought.....WTF is Obama's plan for when ISIS shoots down an American FA-18 and captures the pilot after he ejects??

Then what??


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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 11:25:50 AM »
Presented with yet another crisis partly of their own making, the inept Obama administration waited far, far too long to take these actions.

Now that all of the non-Muslims have been slaughtered or driven from their homes & towns by these barbarians, the administration decides to take action.
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 12:30:44 PM »
pfffffft!  I see ebama is leaving for his 2 week vacation tomorrow.


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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 12:33:00 PM »
i watched CNN last night on the coverage on this. I was in total shock, they were actually telling the truth about the killing of Christians. then again i guess they need to cover ebamas back.


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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 12:41:01 PM »
The biggest hypocrisy here...

On one hand, the Obama Administration...and the global Left are coming to the assistance of the Iraqi Christians, surrounded by ISIL 'troops',  trapped on that mountain, calling it "GENOCIDE"....while OTOH, they are condemning Israel, surrounded by enemies who vow their destruction and promise to kill every Jew possible.  Isn't that "Genocide" too?

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 03:22:16 PM »
i watched CNN last night on the coverage on this. I was in total shock, they were actually telling the truth about the killing of Christians. then again i guess they need to cover ebamas back.
I've been listening to CNN quite a lot, and compared to Fox they often give more in depth coverage of news stories. 

I personally find some conservatives are wrapped too tightly into their cocoons of victimhood, discrimination, controversy to see the real world. The mainstream media DOES cover things which conservatives CLAIM they do NOT cover.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 03:32:08 PM »
I've been listening to CNN quite a lot, and compared to Fox they often give more in depth coverage of news stories. 

I personally find some conservatives are wrapped too tightly into their cocoons of victimhood, discrimination, controversy to see the real world. The mainstream media DOES cover things which conservatives CLAIM they do NOT cover.
So you and I are the 2 viewers besides all those in airports that watch CNN....... :laugh:


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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 04:07:05 PM »
So you and I are the 2 viewers besides all those in airports that watch CNN....... :laugh:
I listen to CNN on XM satellite radio. Mostly I listen to Fox Business, followed by Fox News, etc. I do not watch television news at all.

But lately increasingly CNN seems to be covering major news stories, more often than Fox News.

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 04:18:27 PM »
I've been listening to CNN quite a lot, and compared to Fox they often give more in depth coverage of news stories. 

I personally find some conservatives are wrapped too tightly into their cocoons of victimhood, discrimination, controversy to see the real world. The mainstream media DOES cover things which conservatives CLAIM they do NOT cover.

It's awesome that they have someone who sees himself as superior, to point this out. You seem to have a lot in common with Barack Obama.

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 04:40:40 PM »
I listen to CNN on XM satellite radio. Mostly I listen to Fox Business, followed by Fox News, etc. I do not watch television news at all.

But lately increasingly CNN seems to be covering major news stories, more often than Fox News.

Perhaps events have dictated to the MSM that they go into CYA mode...in order to maintain a semblance of objectivity.

Seems like everyone but NBC is trying to appear respectable.



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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 05:01:11 PM »
Here's a thought.....WTF is Obama's plan for when ISIS shoots down an American FA-18 and captures the pilot after he ejects??

Then what??

Obama will throw a big party to celebrate a member of the military being killed or captured. :Odance:  By the way, who is doing the leading?  Pee Wee Herman, J$ss$ J$cks$n, Hank Johnson?  Obama has already said his style is to lead from behind.
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 05:51:30 PM »
It's awesome that they have someone who sees himself as superior, to point this out. You seem to have a lot in common with Barack Obama.
You must see yourself as quite a mind reader. That in and of itself, is an expression of your superiority.

Stalking me will get you nothing of value in life. And finally my remarks were with somebody else, and we were peacefully discussing a subject, which you have now barged into uninvited, and made a jerk of yourself, again.

If you spit your personal venom at me, expect to get some back.
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2014, 11:00:03 AM »
You must see yourself as quite a mind reader. That in and of itself, is an expression of your superiority.

Stalking me will get you nothing of value in life. And finally my remarks were with somebody else, and we were peacefully discussing a subject, which you have now barged into uninvited, and made a jerk of yourself, again.

If you spit your personal venom at me, expect to get some back.

If you're exchanging things that you don't want others to "barge into" you should PM. This is an open forum.

You flatter yourself. I don't stalk. But I see your comments, and your constant swipes at anything you see as "conservative". I admit, it annoys me, so I reply.

If you see me as a jerk, I wear it as a badge of honor. Keep kicking conservatives in open forum, and you'll get my replies. Just how it works.

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2014, 11:07:45 AM »
Isn't that "Genocide" too?


gen·o·cide
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noun
noun: genocide; plural noun: genocides

    the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

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It would be if Israel was actually suffering noteworthy combat casualties, which it isn't.

Also...



Who surrounds who?
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 02:06:16 PM »



"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2014, 02:37:47 PM »
gen·o·cide
ˈjenəˌsīd/
noun
noun: genocide; plural noun: genocides

    the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

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It would be if Israel was actually suffering noteworthy combat casualties, which it isn't.

Also...



Who surrounds who?



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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2014, 02:56:34 PM »

-----UNSHUN----

Why don't you shoot on over to the breakroom and brew a cup of GFY.

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Politics and Religion...two topics that are bound to instigate an argument.

Add a third one....the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

People we regard as [somewhat] normal become Mister Hyde whenever the topic is who's right and who's wrong.  The Israelis....for the lengths they will go to protect their citizens?   Or, The Palestinians who somehow only interpret 'victory' depending on how many Jews are killed?



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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2014, 03:41:33 PM »
Man, losing that butler gig on the "ADDAMS FAMILY" has really f*cked Jean-Claude up.
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2014, 07:35:40 PM »
Man, losing that butler gig on the "ADDAMS FAMILY" has really f*cked Jean-Claude up.

He does have a resemblance, doesn't he?  Especially since the BOTOX lip set in.
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Re: Kerry: 'The United States Is Acting and Leading' in Iraq
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2014, 11:20:09 PM »

-----UNSHUN----

Why don't you shoot on over to the breakroom and brew a cup of GFY.

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