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    joe from Lowell

    From the "Military Experts" this is going to require Nato member Turkey as a launch point. Presumably from the Incirlik Air Base.  

    As for the Kurds in the north, a dispute over their attempts to independently sell oil led the government in Baghdad to withhold funds and stop paying Kurdish salaries many months ago. More recently Baghdad has even barred cargo flights that deliver much-needed weapons and ammunition to Kurdish peshmerga forces engaged in running battles with ISIL militants across a nearly 650-mile border. Kurdish officials are now pleading for the U.S. to provide direct military assistance. According to a senior Kurdish official, the Kurds will soon switch to the U.S. dollar as their official currency to make a clean break from the Iraqi dinar and the Baghdad government, and they plan to hold a referendum on independence within the next 30 days.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 10:02:36 AM PDT

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