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Obama Weighs Airstrikes or Aid to Help Trapped Iraqis, Officials Say

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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Yazidi Member of Iraqi Parliament collapses in tears after calling upon World to Rescue the Yazidis

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I'm for it, not troops, but air strikes, ISIS crawled out of the pits of hades, they need to be stopped.
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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Islamic State pulls down church crosses in northern Iraq as 200,000 flee
Islamic State, the jihadist group formerly known as Isis, have occupied churches in Iraq, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, witnesses report, having overrun Kurdish troops forcing 200,000 to flee

www.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 01:57 PM
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Where is the outrage ATS?

200,000 fleeing

Obama is weighing the situation, fricken act, now.

For the love of god they are putting peoples heads on pikes.
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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interesting where the forty thousand Yazidi are hiding, the mountain,is the legendary resting place of Noahs ark, I didn't know that.

Plus they are in control of a dam that could wipe people out, what on earth?
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abcnews.go.com...


The question of control is a critical one for the millions of Iraqis who live downstream of the Mosul Dam all the way down the Tigris to Baghdad, because if the dam was taken over, ISIS would be in control of what could effectively be a major weapon of mass destruction – one that the U.S. military said in 2006 was, without the help of brutal jihadists, already “the most dangerous dam in the world.”
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Where is the outrage ATS?

200,000 fleeing

Obama is weighing the situation, fricken act, now.

For the love of god they are putting peoples heads on pikes.


There is no outrage because one side of this issue isn't (insert whatever polarizing group you fancy). Sadly, people aren't viewed as humans, all part of one race. Instead, we are broken down into groups that are easier to hate/love. If you were to say ISIS was putting Jews heads on pikes, or slaughtering palestinians, or threatening to cut off the water of 200,000 illegal immigrants, you'd get front page news.

Maybe that's the answer. Send a couple of jews, a couple of palestinians, a few illegal aliens, an ebola patient and a couple of same sex marriage advocates for good measure. Then the media will pick up on it and the one sided, backwards thinking masses can fight over who should live or die.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Crakeur

I understand, I feel so stressed at the moment, they only have days without food or water on that mountain, aid needs to be sent now.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

give the president time. he needs to go on vacation, mull over the pros and cons of doing something, or doing nothing, he then needs to talk to advisors and make a few public addresses and then he'll be out of office and someone else can decide.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: Crakeur
Maybe that's the answer. Send... an ebola patient


That's the answer! Send an ebola patient over there and problem solved!



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: Crakeur
a reply to: Stormdancer777

give the president time. he needs to go on vacation, mull over the pros and cons of doing something, or doing nothing, he then needs to talk to advisors and make a few public addresses and then he'll be out of office and someone else can decide.


And some golf... don't forget the golf!



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: LrdRedhawk

either way, the problem will be solved.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: crayzeed
Tell Obama to keep out of it. Let them decide their own fate. I don't care what went on before (desert storm blah,blah,blah) oh we caused this so there-fore we must help to sort it out. We DID NOT cause ISIS troubles or any other rebel group vying for power. They made their own bed so let them lie in it. As I said before the sooner the oil runs out in that area the better the world will be. Before anybody disagrees think on this. ALL the middle east countries have been paid BILLIONS in oil revenue but what have the ordinary man in the street seen of it? Nothing, nada. Their own people in power have used the revenue for their own personal and religious reasons and this is the slice of the cake that the rebels want before it runs out.


Wasn't it just earlier this week that Iraq was offering air support to the Kurds?
So, why can't they do the same in this instance?



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: Xcouncil=wisdom
Wasn't it just earlier this week that Iraq was offering air support to the Kurds?
So, why can't they do the same in this instance?


That's a VERY good question! Looks like from the link below that Iraq has plenty of air firepower to conduct their own airstrikes...

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: stirling
About bloody time.......!!
The idea of sending troops is one thing....Airstrikes another.....
The Kurds had to pull back from protecting Christian towns, leaving the civilians to flee or fend for themselves....
Airstrikes and Humanitarian air drops would be a minimal response, and the right way to go.....
ISIS must die.......

We have at long long found the elusive "common ground".





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