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Friday, October 10, 2014

Pentagon: Baghdad at risk of Islamic State takeover

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
“We don’t have a willing, capable, effective partner
on the ground inside Syria.”
Rear Admiral John Kirby

(Editor  -  The Elites are telling so many lies about the Middle East they can't keep them straight.  Now they claim we have no partners on the ground. But if we have no partners then who was getting the mountains of weapons being shipped in by the CIA, Britain and our Islamist allies????  Answer - The Islamist Rebels were.)

The Pentagon on Wednesday made the sobering prediction that more towns in Syria and Iraq will fall to the Islamic State in the coming weeks, and that air power alone is not going to be enough to prevent the fall of the Syrian city of Kobani near the Turkish border.

It also raised the prospect of Islamic State terrorists marching on Baghdad, a fear that lawmakers and former top military officials say can only be addressed by ground forces.

(Translation:  After arming Islamist groups the military-industrial complex says we need boots on the ground to protect us from Islamist groups that we armed.)

“We know that [the Islamic State] is going to continue to grab ground, and there are going to continue to be villages and towns and cities that they take,” said Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, press secretary to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “We all have to recognize that reality.”

Speaking specifically about cities in western Iraq, he said, “There are places where [the Islamic State] continues to make gains in Iraq. We talked about Hit. We talked about Ramadi. We talked about Fallujah, which is still in contention right now. That’s worrisome, because it’s close to Baghdad.”

Much press coverage on the war has focused in recent days on Kobani, where Kurdish fighters are in fierce street battles with Islamic State fighters as U.S. planes drop a smattering of bombs.

“We don’t have a willing, capable, effective partner on the ground inside Syria on the ground,” said Adm. Kirby. “It’s just a fact. I can’t change that.”

Read more: Washington Times.

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