Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge > D.C.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2014, 05:20 PM  
Donger Donger is offline
"Think BOOM!"
 
Donger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 33.675° N 106.475° W
Casino cash: $331
VARSITY
Militants in Iraq Hit by Strikes, Kurds Say

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/wo...iraq.html?_r=0

DOHUK, Iraq — American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.

Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.

Kurdish officials said the bombings targeted fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria who had seized two towns, Gwer and Mahmour. Residents who had fled those areas by car were heard honking their horns in approval. But Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said on Twitter that the reports of a U.S. airstrike were false.

Obama administration officials had said earlier in the day that Mr. Obama was considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 members of religious minorities in Iraq, who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop where they took shelter after death threats from ISIS.
Posts: 78,176
Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 05:58 PM   #2
HonestChieffan HonestChieffan is offline
Country Santa Year Around
 
HonestChieffan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In the Country in MO
Casino cash: $16171
Like waiting on a terrorist group to take credit for a bomb...wtf?
__________________
Frazod to KC Nitwit..."Hey, I saw a picture of some dumpy bitch with a horrible ****tarded giant back tattoo and couldn't help but think of you." Simple, Pure, Perfect. 7/31/2013

Dave Lane: "I have donated more money to people in my life as an atheist that most churches ever will."

Come home to Jesus Dave. Come home.
Posts: 29,825
HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
ptlyon ptlyon is offline
Bono & Grbac wasn't enough
 

Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Sioux City, IA
Casino cash: $10012439
President on
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Advertise here: $19.99 a month
Posts: 10,668
ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.ptlyon is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
Cochise Cochise is offline
Legend
 
Cochise's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2003
Casino cash: $19570
Posts: 43,850
Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
Dylan Dylan is offline
The Lede
 
Dylan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Casino cash: $13431
Now is the time to move and strike ISIS. The humanitarian air drops in Iraq to provide water and food to the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop is complete.

The US has to hit every truck and (American) Humvee on the roads leading to the mountaintop. Anything short of that would be unconscionable conduct of our part. ISIS has the north side surrounded leading to the mountaintop.

And for the love of God, help the Kurdish Peshmerga in every way we can - The Kurdistan Regional Government helped our troops throughout the Iraqi war.

The Kurdish state would be a permanent base for American and Israeli influence on Iran's border. Why Obama waited this long baffles the mind.
__________________
Posts: 26,238
Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
Bwana Bwana is offline
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
 
Bwana's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Billings, Montana
Casino cash: $12920
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
Now is the time to move and strike ISIS. The humanitarian air drops in Iraq to provide water and food to the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop is complete.

The US has to hit every truck and (American) Humvee on the roads leading to the mountaintop. Anything short of that would be unconscionable conduct of our part. ISIS has the north side surrounded leading to the mountaintop.

And for the love of God, help the Kurdish Peshmerga in every way we can - The Kurdistan Regional Government helped our troops throughout the Iraqi war.

The Kurdish state would be a permanent base for American and Israeli influence on Iran's border. Why Obama waited this long baffles the mind.
He's a lightweight that can't make a decision to save his life.
__________________
A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one... you'll probably never need one again.

Posts: 48,159
Bwana has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #7
Cochise Cochise is offline
Legend
 
Cochise's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2003
Casino cash: $19570
Obviously, his "advisor surge" hasn't been having much of an effect.

Obama is always leading from behind. This is no different. He waited forever to do anything when the story was fresh and would have generated some backlash if he'd made a strong leadership move, like air strikes or some kind of limited direct action against these militants. By this point the course of action is so obvious that it's zero-risk politically.
Posts: 43,850
Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Cochise has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #8
GloucesterChief GloucesterChief is offline
Veteran
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Casino cash: $11061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
The Kurdish state would be a permanent base for American and Israeli influence on Iran's border. Why Obama waited this long baffles the mind.
The answer you are looking for is Turkey. Turkey does not want a Kurdish state. Neither does Iran for that matter.
Posts: 2,042
GloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliGloucesterChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 09:33 PM   #9
Dylan Dylan is offline
The Lede
 
Dylan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Casino cash: $13431
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
He's a lightweight that can't make a decision to save his life.
Bwana:

It is clear that that at some point the US will have to fight ISIS. The group, which largely consists of foreign fighters, includes Americans and Europeans. It relies on the sword – 'must prevail across the world.' Turkey has paved the way.

Make no mistake, al-Baghdadi has warned the US that we are in his master plan.

Al-Baghdadi’s proclamation of a caliphate and a caliph is a monumental act in itself.

I am looking forward to al-Baghdadi’s response via video in the next couple of days.
__________________

Last edited by Dylan; 08-07-2014 at 09:51 PM..
Posts: 26,238
Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 09:50 PM   #10
Dylan Dylan is offline
The Lede
 
Dylan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Casino cash: $13431
Quote:
Originally Posted by GloucesterChief View Post
The answer you are looking for is Turkey. Turkey does not want a Kurdish state. Neither does Iran for that matter.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GloucesterChief View Post
The answer you are looking for is Turkey. Turkey does not want a Kurdish state. Neither does Iran for that matter.
Syrian Kurdish militants of the PYD’s military wing, the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and the Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) have joined forces.

Iraq's KRG is working with Turkey through a newly oil pipeline - Crude oil have left Turkey on tankers to be sold to foreign buyers.

Iraq with US backing warned foreign buyers the crude oil was taken from Iraq without permission. Since ISIS fighters seized control of Iraq's dam, and oil field - Turkey have been accused of commercializing the oil illegally drilled by ISIS.
__________________

Last edited by Dylan; 08-08-2014 at 01:28 AM.. Reason: spelling
Posts: 26,238
Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dylan is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 10:11 PM   #11
HonestChieffan HonestChieffan is offline
Country Santa Year Around
 
HonestChieffan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In the Country in MO
Casino cash: $16171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
Bwana:

It is clear that that at some point the US will have to fight ISIS. The group, which largely consists of foreign fighters, includes Americans and Europeans. It relies on the sword – 'must prevail across the world.' Turkey has paved the way.

Make no mistake, al-Baghdadi has warned the US that we are in his master plan.

Al-Baghdadi’s proclamation of a caliphate and a caliph is a monumental act in itself.

I am looking forward to al-Baghdadi’s response via video in the next couple of days.
I share your view that at a point in near future these people must be put down. US cannot do it alone. But I see few leaders willing to enter a fight with Obama at their side. He has shown he cannot be trusted. He is weak. And he has no resolve. This is the opening radical Islam needs and they know it. If they threaten other mulim countries enough they may act. This is the harvest from Obamas Arab Spring support for the Brotherhood.
__________________
Frazod to KC Nitwit..."Hey, I saw a picture of some dumpy bitch with a horrible ****tarded giant back tattoo and couldn't help but think of you." Simple, Pure, Perfect. 7/31/2013

Dave Lane: "I have donated more money to people in my life as an atheist that most churches ever will."

Come home to Jesus Dave. Come home.
Posts: 29,825
HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 10:15 PM   #12
Iowanian Iowanian is offline
Besides, big day tomorrow
 
Iowanian's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Utopia
Casino cash: $15212
Wow. I knew Tyler Bray had a big arm but he's tossing bombs clear to Kurdistan....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by KC native View Post
I said I'm an expert dickrider.
Posts: 51,031
Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #13
Fairplay Fairplay is offline
MVP
 
Fairplay's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: state of mind
Casino cash: $14977
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
Now is the time to move and strike ISIS. The humanitarian air drops in Iraq to provide water and food to the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop is complete.

The US has to hit every truck and (American) Humvee on the roads leading to the mountaintop. Anything short of that would be unconscionable conduct of our part. ISIS has the north side surrounded leading to the mountaintop.

And for the love of God, help the Kurdish Peshmerga in every way we can - The Kurdistan Regional Government helped our troops throughout the Iraqi war.

The Kurdish state would be a permanent base for American and Israeli influence on Iran's border. Why Obama waited this long baffles the mind.

It doesn't baffle me I think he's a muslim in disguise. Have you noticed how he has treated Israel since he's been in office?l
Posts: 18,872
Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.Fairplay is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 04:52 AM   #14
HonestChieffan HonestChieffan is offline
Country Santa Year Around
 
HonestChieffan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In the Country in MO
Casino cash: $16171
__________________
Frazod to KC Nitwit..."Hey, I saw a picture of some dumpy bitch with a horrible ****tarded giant back tattoo and couldn't help but think of you." Simple, Pure, Perfect. 7/31/2013

Dave Lane: "I have donated more money to people in my life as an atheist that most churches ever will."

Come home to Jesus Dave. Come home.
Posts: 29,825
HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 08:44 AM   #15
Donger Donger is offline
"Think BOOM!"
 
Donger's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 33.675° N 106.475° W
Casino cash: $331
VARSITY
Guess it's on:

Washington (CNN) -- Two U.S. F/A-18 jet fighters bombed artillery batteries of Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq on Friday, escalating America's military involvement more than two years after President Barack Obama brought home forces from the country.

Obama authorized "targeted airstrikes" if needed to protect U.S. personnel from fighters with the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The U.S. military also could use airstrikes to prevent what officials warn could be a genocide of minority groups by the Islamic State fighters.

The U.S. aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a "mobile artillery piece" used by ISIS at about 6:45 a.m. ET Friday, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said. The commander of U.S. Central Command made the decision to strike under authorization granted him by Obama, Kirby said.

The Islamic State has advanced toward what officials call U.S. interests in Iraq's Kurdish region in the north this week, taking towns from the Kurdish fighting force, known as the Peshmerga.

Before the Islamic State's onslaught, the region had been the most stable in Iraq and a cooperative ally of the United States. U.S. military advisers and consular personnel are stationed in the Kurdish capital, Irbil.

The mobile artillery batteries hit Friday were based outside Irbil, Kirby said.

In announcing his decision Thursday night, Obama said he has directed the military to strike the militants "should they move towards the city."

Kurdish leaders have been pleading for the United States or NATO to buttress their forces against the Islamic State from the air. The President seems to have heard their appeal.

"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said, adding, "We support our allies when they're in danger."

Obama: Potential 'genocide'

U.S. airstrikes could also hit the Islamic State if militants continue to endanger the lives of thousands of ethnic Yazidis stranded in mountains by the militants' siege.

The President and other administration officials are using the term "genocide" when referring to the situation and is already sending supplies to help the Yazidis.

Militants raided the Yazidi town of Sinjar in northern Iraq over the weekend.

Yazidis are among Iraq's smallest minorities. They are of Kurdish descent, and their religion is considered a pre-Islamic sect that draws from Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism.

Islamic State has executed people who don't share their fanatical interpretation of Sunni Islam and posted videos of their killings to the Internet. "Convert to Islam or die" is the Islamic State's ultimatum given to those captured.

They have also beheaded victims and placed their heads on spikes to strike terror in the population, a senior administration official said.

Christians, Shiite Muslims and Yazidis have fled from the militants' blood-paved path.

Multitudes of harried refugees have poured into the Kurdish region and camped in and around Irbil.

When Islamist fighters stormed Sinjar, thousands fled into the surrounding mountains.

Until Thursday they were without food and water, and some children died of thirst in the Iraqi summer heat.

Before the President's address, two U.S. military cargo planes airdropped 5,300 gallons of water and 8,000 meals onto Mount Sinjar.

U.S. forces are standing by with plenty more food and water, a senior administration official said.

Possible strike to break siege

If militants continue to surround the mountain, they may have to reckon with U.S. intervention from the air.

"When we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye," Obama said. "We can act, carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday repeated the administration's concerns about genocide.

The Islamic State's "campaign of terror against the innocent, including the Yazidi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque targeted acts of violence show all the warning signs of genocide," Kerry said Friday during a televised press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. "The stakes for Iraq's future could not be more clear," and "for anyone who (needs) a wake-up call, this is it."

Fear of U.S. ground troops

Obama brought home American forces from Iraq more than two years ago, and on Thursday, he addressed American concerns about boots on the ground there.

"As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq," Obama said.

The administration has put the onus on the Iraqi government, which it has pushed to reform.

It wants Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite-dominated regime replaced by an ethnically more inclusive government.

Already, the Obama administration is rapidly funneling weapons to Iraqi forces. Factories in the United States are operating seven days a week to produce them, a senior administration official said.

But two Republican senators said in a statement that the President's actions do not go far enough. And the United States should not wait on Iraq to pull together before Washington takes action.

Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina want to see U.S. forces take the fight to the Islamic State.

"It should include U.S. airstrikes against ISIS leaders, forces, and positions both in Iraq and Syria," their statement read.

Iraqi forces fight back

The Iraqi air force bombed a number of Islamic State targets Thursday night, Qubad Talabani, deputy prime minister of the Kurdish regional government, told CNN. The strikes killed at least two of the group's emirs, he said.

The United States has been sharing intelligence through reconnaissance but is not involved in any airstrikes, a senior Iraqi military official told CNN on Thursday.

Americans "almost consistently" have manned or unmanned observation aircraft over Irbil, a senior administration official said.

The United States has 245 military personnel in Iraq, 90 of whom are advisers. The carrier USS George H.W. Bush and other Navy ships also are in the region.

The Islamic State fighters have captured armored vehicles and other military hardware from Iraqi forces in a lightning sweep through the north earlier this year.

The militant group's name, Islamic State, reflects its goal to establish a Sunni caliphate stretching from Syria to Baghdad.

After establishing the religious state, the group envisions expanding it throughout the world.
__________________
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?
Posts: 78,176
Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:23 AM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.