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  •  We've "helped" enough already. (3+ / 0-)
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    Why must it always be the US that is the global police?

    How many warships is the UK sending, or Germany, France, etc for that matter?

    Where are our allies that are talking about dropping bombs?

    _______________The DOD/ War Department, which consumes 22% of the national budget, is the world's largest employer with 3.2 million employees.

    by allenjo on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 09:19:43 AM PDT

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    •  the coalition of the willing? (1+ / 0-)
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      Perhaps they are no longer willing to replay the war that started off our 'endless war' on terra rampage. Irag has been a mess since we invaded. Actually we have for decades been screwing with this country.  Maybe they don't believe the propaganda and to war to war drum beats.

      My question is why we're doing the ground hog day routine? Why after the neocon criminal Bushies like Wolfy, Libby, Cheney and co. were given the boot by we the people they and their ilk are all over the media and given credence? What's with the inevitable Clinton out there spouting off how she trusted Bush?  With this Democratic administration's embrace of ugly neocon 'foreign policy' we seem to be in a bi-partisan loop.

      How many wars and interventions covert and overt has this administration got going? None of them are 'helping' the people in the countries we decide are militant and a threat? It matters little what the public rejects or supports we no longer have a democratic process or for that matter a legitimate constitutional process to rein in the masters of war. To war we go whenever the by-partisan neocons and their enforcers the military and the spooks decide to make a move in their deadly killing global game.

      It's a done deal and public opinion will be swayed as there is going to be no opposition to the sword rattling and fear propaganda. The best hope for this world as we find it is that other nations with power finally say enough. It's bad enough they have heated up the old cold war but Iraq redux is just surreal. So much for crediting the Obama administration for ending the Iraq war. That one was always a sick farce.                  

      •  latest summary at the Guardian live blog (2+ / 0-)
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        • Iraqi forces rejected an Isis attack on a jail and police station outside Baquba, about 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad. Almost four dozen Sunni inmates were killed in the incident under murky circumstances.

        • Four bodies of young Sunni men were recovered in a Baghdad district controlled by Shia militias. Shia Muslims were reportedly leaving the capital, as the militias intensified their street presence.

        • Iraq's biggest oil refinery, at Baiji, has been shut down and foreign staff evacuated after the plant was surrounded by militants. The military is still in control of the facilities, according to officials.

        • Iraq's Shia-led cabinet has blamed Saudi Arabia for promoting "genocide" in Iraq by backing Sunni militants.

        • Iraq's most senior Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has sought to clarify an apparent call to arms issued under his name last week. Sistani's office said his followers should take up arms under the auspicies of security agencies.

        • UK foreign secretary William Hague has announced that Britain's embassy in Iran will be reopened as the West looks to Tehran to help ease the crisis in neighbouring Iraq.

        • President Obama sent up to 275 troops to Baghdad to guard the US embassy there. The troops were said not to fill a combat role but were "combat-ready."

        • A Turkish court put a block on media reports of Turkish citizens kidnapped and held by Isis in Mosul. Turkey evacuated consulate staff in Basra in the south, Reuters reports.

        • The UN's cultural organisation, Unesco, has urged Iraqis to protect the country's heritage in the wake of gains by Isis.

        _______________The DOD/ War Department, which consumes 22% of the national budget, is the world's largest employer with 3.2 million employees.

        by allenjo on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 10:38:13 AM PDT

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