August 12, 2014 11:18 pm -

President Obama is sending in the Marines as “advisers” to Northern Iraq.


The Marines and special operations forces have been sent to the city of Irbil in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq to assess the humanitarian crisis in the Sinjar mountains and ways to end it, said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because officials were not authorized to speak publicly about the mission.

There are about 300 U.S. military advisers currently in Iraq, as well as other troops there to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

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10 responses to 130 Marines Headed To Iraq

  1. greenfloyd August 13th, 2014 at 2:17 am

    From CSPAN:

    August 11, 2014
    Military Operations in Iraq

    Lieutenant General William Mayville updated reporters on military operations in Iraq. He talked about the humanitarian efforts and the targeted airstrikes used to disrupt advances by the Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He also said the targeted strikes would be more difficult as ISIS continued to dissipate and hide among the people in the region.

    Now that, “hiding among the people,” is a page right out of the Hamas play-book. I guess the good news is while the ISIS troops hide, we can get those people off the mountain. After that? It’s anybodies guess.

    • fancypants August 13th, 2014 at 2:26 am

      yea right they will hide until we show up again and again. This bs was going on since we entered Iraq over 10 yrs ago and now we are back to square one, right where they want us. Even if new government gets established ( without maliki ) There is little to no hope the suni’s and Shiite’s are going to fight as one.
      can this get any dumber ?

      • greenfloyd August 13th, 2014 at 3:09 am

        I sensed from Gen. Mayville’s demeanor he shares your sentiment about the future. For now though his focus is the humanitarian mission and keeping ISIS at bay for the time-being. Everything else in the area, most notably Mosul Dam and downstream Baghdad with its millions of inhabitants, appear to be very-much in-play and worrisome. Although ISIS would probably prefer to take Baghdad intact to loot its banks and many other treasures, ancient and modern. There seems to me a good chance the ISIS have already wired the dam, which they have controlled for other a month now, with remote explosives.

        And then again, there’s that giant, million-strong army next-door.

        • fancypants August 13th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

          That giant million strong military has been pulling strings since before gwb took office Why pull straws about this ? All the cards are in favor of isil and iran before anyone knew isil existed. witch brings me to another question, if isil is so radical and observes no god / obeys no government(s) then why wasn’t iran attacked in any way ? I read Al-Qaeda or Hamas wants nothing to do with this group due to their lack of respect to Islam or the Koran. This entire situation looks designed from its conception and I think there are more fingers in the pie then we are lead to believe.

  2. fahvel August 13th, 2014 at 3:36 am

    first advisores and then 50+k dead american troops – sound familiar to any of you of appropriate age? The us sent it’s best and lost – just plain lost to a rag tag bunch of brilliant committed fighters – and now?

    • fancypants August 13th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      that’s because our powers to be threw out our for fathers lesson books & set this up for failure

  3. Jeff Allen August 13th, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Someone let us know when Obama finally transitions to liar, war monger, criminal, etc.

    • fancypants August 13th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Don’t worry they are working hard at it

  4. mea_mark August 13th, 2014 at 11:00 am

    We better have a rock solid exit strategy as long as they are there. This is not our war, we are there to help. If there comes a time to leave in a hurry everything needs to be in place to do so. No second guessing this.

    • fancypants August 13th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      have you ever known an exit strategy to exist with a plan that was drawn up on a diner napkin ? This has failure written all over it Humanitarian mission or not I don’t see the globe running to help out