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Fri Aug 15, 2014, 02:11 AM

 

U.S. broke terrorist siege of 100,000, who turned out to be 4000, who were actually 1000

. . . the dead they were worried over disappeared from the mountains as well.

Yep, they announced today they rescued from 'genocide' 50,000 to 100,000 or so Kurds who made the 10 mile walk north over the border led by Syrian fighters, and it's now 'unlikely' they'll need to drop any more food for the remaining civilians on the mountain because it appears they live there, but 'thousands' more will still need help.

'Of those still there, as many as half appeared to be permanent residents or did not want to leave . . . Of those who still wanted to go, 90 per cent were leaving by truck, the assessment team found.'

But their airstrikes did break the siege by the Islamic militants with about half the targets connected to the humanitarian mission and it will require much more aggressive bombing from the U.S. to break the siege of Sinjar and end the humanitarian crisis the U.S. now says is unlikely.

'Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said late Wednesday that the situation was no longer as bad as anyone thought. There are now only about 5,000 civilians on the mountain, and they are in "better condition than previously believed," according to Hagel's statement.'

All of that progress, no doubt due to the 130 'advisers' they just sent to 'assess' the humanitarian crisis that the only 20 or so Special Forces they actually sent to the mountain to evaluate the rescue (floating several inches above the soil, per the president's order that they not put boots on the ground) declared a success. Now "the majority" of the 129 military advisers they deployed to Irbil to help plan aid operations for the rescue of the non-existent refugees on the mountain will soon depart Iraq.

'U.S. officials believe that reports of U.S. airstrikes (not necessarily actual airstrikes, but airstrikes in the south) and the food drops gave Yazidis who had fled to the mountains (to the north) confidence that they could safely leave.'

"We're going to be working with our international partners to provide humanitarian assistance to those who are suffering in northern Iraq wherever we have capabilities and we can carry out effective missions like the one we carried out on Mount Sinjar without committing combat troops on the ground," Obama said in a statement.

'Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to say whether and where any future U.S. air strikes in Iraq might take place, but said Obama had authorized the use of strikes to protect U.S. personnel anywhere in Iraq.'

'On Thursday, some of the most senior U.S. intelligence experts on terrorism briefed reporters in detail on the Islamic State group. They described a battle-hardened, well-funded terrorist organization that is bent on governing the territory it has seized in Syria and Iraq while also encouraging attacks in Europe and the United States.'

"The fighting is very heavy at times and the Americans have helped with some airstrikes, but there have not been many," said Hamid, a militia commander who was one of hundreds of Syrian Kurds who crossed into Iraq to help battle the Islamic State near Sinjar. He agreed to speak but asked that only his first name be used.

On a break back in Syria, where he was reached by phone, Hamid said U.S. bombing strikes had provided only limited assistance.

"They helped us clear a path for the refugees, but it will not be enough to remove Daash from the area," he said, using the disparaging Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. "With more bombings we could liberate Sinjar and they could all go home."

Mission accomplished.


*satire* (text in 'italics' from actual reports)

sources for this bigtree special report:

Obama says Sinjar siege broken, some personnel to leave Iraq

Obama says Yazidi mission in northern Iraq accomplished

Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55865591

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Reply U.S. broke terrorist siege of 100,000, who turned out to be 4000, who were actually 1000 (Original post)
bigtree Aug 2014 OP
easychoice Aug 2014 #1
Boudica the Lyoness Aug 2014 #2
CJCRANE Aug 2014 #3
Octafish Aug 2014 #4
CJCRANE Aug 2014 #5
Boudica the Lyoness Aug 2014 #6

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 02:18 AM

1. That's Cop drug math

Inventory shrinkage,whatever.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 02:33 AM

2. These pictures were heartbreaking...

 

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Response to Boudica the Lyoness (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 06:29 AM

3. It's getting sorted out and drawing us into something bigger.

I don't neccessarily trust the mostives of Cameron and Hollande who seem very keen to get involved.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 06:32 AM

4. BP and ELF

Same motivates US: Big Oil.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 08:50 AM

5. That's part of it but it's bigger than that.

In a nutshell, the neocons want a huge war. I'm not sure of the timeline, it may wait until the next President's watch if they can get one of their stooges into office.

In the end it's up to the American people to figure out what's going on and not let themselves get played again.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 06:16 PM

6. Huge war

 

with ...?

I know the neocons love war BTW...no doubt about that.

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