Monday, May 18, 2015

Congratulations to President Obama!

Your unparalleled incompetence in how you've mishandled Iraq has wasted the sacrifice of 1300 of our dead and thousands of our wounded and tens of billions of our dollars as you've lost Ramadi.

The tactical situation in the region has demanded redeployment in overwhelming force, an end to your massive interference in the mid-war military social structure, an end to the strategic political slaughter of the military's ability to fight, an end to your efforts to gut our military capabilities, and an end to your efforts to arm, equip and finance islamic terrorists around the planet.

Nature and politics abhor a vacuum.  We should be starting with the vacuum that seems to be in what's passing for your cranium.

What is it going to take?  How are you going to look the families of those who died for us all in the face with your weak-assed, I-hate-the-military game?

ISIS has been slaughtering hundreds since they took the joint.  ISIS has been slaughtering thousands since you promoted them to the JV level.  ISIS has taken literally BILLIONS of dollars in cash and weapons WE paid for while you sat on your ass in a golf cart.

I have never felt the shame for my government that I feel today.


Islamic State killed hundreds as it took Iraq's Ramadi

Associated Press

In this Saturday, May 16, 2015 photo, Iraqis fleeing from their hometown of Ramadi walk on a street near the Bzebiz bridge, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad. Muhannad Haimour, a spokesman for the governor of Iraq's Anbar province, said Sunday, "Ramadi has fallen," to the Islamic State group. He also said the military's operational command in the city has been taken as well. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers and forced 8,000 people to flee from their homes as they captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a provincial official said Monday, while the extremists went door-to-door looking for policemen and pro-government tribesmen.
Iraq's government and Iranian-backed Shiite militias vowed to mount a counter-offensive and reclaim Ramadi, the capital of the overwhelmingly Sunni Anbar province. Iran's Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan flew to Baghdad on a surprise visit for urgent talks with Iraqi leaders.
The fall of Ramadi was a stunning defeat for Iraq's security forces and military, which fled as the Islamic State extremists overwhelmed the last hold-out positions of pro-government forces, despite the support of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists. Online video showed Humvees, trucks and other equipment speeding out of Ramadi, with soldiers desperate to reach safety gripping onto their sides.
Since Friday, when the battle for the city entered its final stages, "we estimate that 500 people have been killed, both civilians and military," said a spokesman for the Anbar provincial government, Muhannad Haimour.
The figures could not be independently confirmed, but Islamic State militants have in the past killed hundreds of civilians and soldiers in the aftermath of their major victories.
Some 8,000 people fled the city, Haimour said. It was not immediately clear how many people remain in Ramadi — once a city of 850,000 that has been draining population for months amid fighting with the extremists besieging it. An enormous exodus took place in April, when the U.N. estimates some 114,000 residents streamed out of Ramadi and surrounding villages.
Bodies, some charred, were strewn in the streets or tossed into the Euphrates river, said Naeem al-Gauoud, a leader from the Sunni tribes that fought against IS in Ramadi.

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