Al-Qaeda Force Captures Fallujah...

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This, along with our corrupt MSM and so-called 'Anti-War' activists ignoring the ongoing slaughter of our men & women in Afghanistan. Blowback. It has begun.


Al-Qaeda-linked force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in Iraq

A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.

The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.

Elsewhere in the province, local tribal militias claimed they were gaining ground against the al-Qaeda militants who surged into urban areas from their desert strongholds this week after clashes erupted between local residents and the Iraqi security forces.

In Fallujah, where Marines fought the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war in 2004, the militants appeared to have the upper hand, underscoring the extent to which the Iraqi security forces have struggled to sustain the gains made by U.S. troops before they withdrew in December 2011.

The upheaval also affirmed the soaring capabilities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the rebranded version of the al-Qaeda in Iraq organization that was formed a decade ago to confront U.S. troops and expanded into Syria last year while escalating its activities in Iraq. Roughly a third of the 4,486 U.S. troops killed in Iraq died in Anbar trying to defeat al-Qaeda in Iraq, nearly 100 of them in the November 2004 battle for control of Fallujah, the site of America’s bloodiest confrontation since the Vietnam War.

Events Friday suggested the fight may have been in vain.

“At the moment, there is no presence of the Iraqi state in Fallujah,” said a local journalist who asked not to be named because he fears for his safety. “The police and the army have abandoned the city, al-Qaeda has taken down all the Iraqi flags and burned them, and it has raised its own flag on all the buildings.”

At Friday prayers , held outdoors and attended by thousands of people, a masked ISIS fighter took the podium and addressed the crowd, declaring the establishment of an “Islamic emirate” in Fallujah and promising to help residents fight the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his Iranian allies...

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And the war between the two great wings of Islam that our invasion intensified continues.
 
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What a sad & bizarre Foreign Policy. Funding & arming Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Syria, while supposedly still fighting them all around the World. I guess good ole fashioned chaos is the goal for the Military Industrial Complex. It's a Win/Win for it.
 
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We were there 10 years supposedly training their military. I guess we failed in that area too.
Iraq was one giant waste of American time, blood and money. America and the Region would have been better off if we did not invade Iraq.
 

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What a sad & bizarre Foreign Policy. Funding & arming Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Syria, while supposedly still fighting them all around the World. I guess good ole fashioned chaos is the goal for the Military Industrial Complex. It's a Win/Win for it.
This is Obama foreign policy at work.
 

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Think of all the centuries that might have been saved had Iraq simply been nuked back into the stone age instead of waiting for A-Q to drag it back to that era day-by-day.
 
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What a sad & bizarre Foreign Policy. Funding & arming Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Syria, while supposedly still fighting them all around the World. I guess good ole fashioned chaos is the goal for the Military Industrial Complex. It's a Win/Win for it.
This is Obama foreign policy at work.
True to some extent, but he's just a puppet in the end. Very powerful forces within the Military Industrial Complex are calling the shots. He's just a figurehead outsider as far as they're concerned. Presidents come and go. But the Military Industrial Complex remains. It's very patient and resilient.
 
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There are things that words alone just can't describe. Clearly, what ever goal we had there, was Not achieved, and only further undermined by the current administration. At least it's Sharia compliant. What a waste of American Life.
 
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What a sad & bizarre Foreign Policy. Funding & arming Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Syria, while supposedly still fighting them all around the World. I guess good ole fashioned chaos is the goal for the Military Industrial Complex. It's a Win/Win for it.
This is Obama foreign policy at work.
Are we still in Iraq? It's the wind down of our mistakes in Iraq.
 

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Think of all the centuries that might have been saved had Iraq simply been nuked back into the stone age instead of waiting for A-Q to drag it back to that era day-by-day.
You are an idiot. For mankind's sake, stop the neo-con crap.
 

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What a sad & bizarre Foreign Policy. Funding & arming Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Syria, while supposedly still fighting them all around the World. I guess good ole fashioned chaos is the goal for the Military Industrial Complex. It's a Win/Win for it.
This is Obama foreign policy at work.
Are we still in Iraq? It's the wind down of our mistakes in Iraq.
So you going to blame Obama for that then?
 

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There are things that words alone just can't describe. Clearly, what ever goal we had there, was Not achieved, and only further undermined by the current administration. At least it's Sharia compliant. What a waste of American Life.
Reminds me of this scene

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obama knew that Iraq was in no shape to see to its own security. That's why he changed the rules of engagement but kept enough people there to continue dying and getting mutilated.

This was obama's plan all along.
 

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We were there 10 years supposedly training their military. I guess we failed in that area too.
Iraq was one giant waste of American time, blood and money. America and the Region would have been better off if we did not invade Iraq.

Terrorists are unlike any other enemy we have fought before. It's clear they're not going away. Rather than OUR boots on the ground--we need to use tactics and military in a way that eliminates the threat of terrorism without invasion by U.S. troops. And YES we do have the capabilities of doing that.
 

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We were there 10 years supposedly training their military. I guess we failed in that area too.
Iraq was one giant waste of American time, blood and money. America and the Region would have been better off if we did not invade Iraq.

Terrorists are unlike any other enemy we have fought before. It's clear they're not going away. Rather than OUR boots on the ground--we need to use tactics and military in a way that eliminates the threat of terrorism without invasion by U.S. troops. And YES we do have the capabilities of doing that.
We've fought them before in the Philippines and in Libya. The difference? We did it this time with "compassion."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moro_Rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine–American_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_Wars
 
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We should give them air support if they need it

Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah

Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq is preparing a "major attack" on militant-held Fallujah, a senior official said Sunday, spelling another assault for the city west of Baghdad where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.

Washington said it would help Baghdad in its fight against Al-Qaeda-linked militants but that there would be no return of US troops, and Iran on Sunday also offered assistance.

The takeover of Fallujah and parts of Anbar provincial capital Ramadi, farther west, is the first time militants have exercised such open control in major cities since the height of the bloody insurgency that followed the US-led invasion of 2003.

"Iraqi forces are preparing for a major attack in Fallujah," a senior official told AFP.

Special forces have already conducted operations inside the city, the official said.

The regular army has paused on the edge of Fallujah to allow residents time to leave, after which it will launch "the attack to crush the terrorists".
Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah
 

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