Officials: U.S. knew 3 days before Mosul fell that Islamic State was moving forces

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June 16, 2014: Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq (AP Photo, File)

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— The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State’s offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government’s insistence that it could handle the threat, two top U.S. architects of Iraq policy said Wednesday.

The officials faced bipartisan criticism from the House Foreign Affairs Committee as members accused the Obama administration of taking insufficient steps to counter the expansionist goals of the Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL, an al Qaida spinoff that now operates freely throughout most of eastern Syria and across the vast swaths of northwestern Iraq that it seized last month.

POLL: Did the foreign policy of Barack Obama leave Iraq open to invasion by the radical Muslims?

Brett McGurk, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran who just returned from a seven-week trip to Baghdad, and his counterpart at the Defense Department, Elissa Slotkin, a former Iraq director for the National Security Council, told the panel that the U.S. government had tracked the Islamic State but was caught off guard by the scope of the extremists’ offensive and the rapid collapse of the American-trained Iraqi security forces.

“ISIL is no longer simply a terrorist organization,” McGurk said. “It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”

McGurk said the United States warned the Iraqi government on June 7 that American intelligence had received “early indications that ISIL was moving in force from Syria into Iraq and staging forces in western Mosul.” He said U.S. officials had sought the urgent deployment of Kurdish peshmerga militia forces to eastern Mosul to stop the extremists’ advance, but that the idea was blocked by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s administration.

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It seems odd to me that nearly no one can see past the facade called Barack H. Obama. To me he is literally Americas chief terrorist. He reacts positively to the Muslim world and completely negatively to American interests. Am I the only one who can see this?

NO U R NOT MANY SEE IT

Nope. There can be no doubt that he is a Muslim and America hater. Anybody who cannot see this is dringing the koolaid.

There are at least 2 of us who believe that to be true

3 OF US

You only  had to read his books.

He told us a short time ago, that if  'push came to shove', he would side with ISLAM!  What more proof do we need?  He's horribly BAD and we need to be SHED OF HIM IMMEDIATELY! If not sooner!  We neither NEED nor WANT Islam on our shores.  Toss 'em all out on theirears!

CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?   
This is certainly 'food-for-thought'. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.  
This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
The following is his reply:
 Theologically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia .
 Religiously - no.. . . Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam .  (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
 Scripturally - no. . . Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
 Geographically - no . Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
 Socially - no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews .
 Politically - no.. . . Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
 Domestically - no. .. . Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34 )
 Intellectually - no. . Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
 Philosophically - no. . . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
 Spiritually - no.. . . Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' The Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names.
 Therefore, after much study and deliberation.... Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. - - - They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslims and good Americans.  Call it what you wish it's still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
 The religious war is bigger than we know or understand. ....
 Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within.   SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
Come on now, Obama is doing a great job spending my tax dollars getting the Demos elected and then the golf thing. Yes sir a great job!

The Terrorist-in-Chief gets another round of applause from the Pelosiite Panderers and the fifth column on the public payroll -- so we can be distracted by the rest of the world in flames as America is brought down.

The mindless meddling will cease here and abroad when we put these criminals where they belong, some of them six feet under.

The 'Boarder Crisis' tells us all we need to know to damn them to the hell they deserve -- by demanding lawful prescribed justice, or (if they think they are so powerful) by giving them what for by any and all means possible. If they choose suicide, so be it.

Being at the top means they stick above the horizon -- no cover, no concealment.

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Our Intelligence System knew of this well before the mentioned 3 days.  And the 'Obama Administration' were given daily briefings on it.

On June 13, 2014 I posted:  "Give me the 501st Inf. Rgt. (Airborne), a Battalion of Howitzers, a Squadron of A10 Thunderbolt “Warthogs” and AH-64 Apache helicopters, with decent Intelligence and Supply, and I will obliterate the Terrorist Force in Iraq in 6 weeks."

But it didn't take me or the above resources to end this situation.  Our military was quite capable of mounting an air attack on what was essentially a Mechanized Light Infantry Column of vehicles totally exposed on roads in the desert where there was NO concern for causing 'unintended casualties' among innocent civilians.

The current ongoing (and Dangerous) situation in Iraq can be laid directly at the feet of Barack Obama.

Our Objective and Goal in using military force is and has been (since the end of WWII) to prevent hostilities from expanding into World War III.

Look, the world understands this President and it is time that this nation understands him. Obama believes that everything can be solved by money, period!

HE HAS LOST THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST TO PUTIN, IRANIAN, AL QUEDA, JIHAD. THE FAR EAST TO COMMUNIST CHINA. NOW EUROPE TO SOVIET WE NEVER CHANGED RUSSIA. THE ONLY ONE TO STOP PUTIN IS GERMANY. THE ONLY ONE TO STOP CHINA IS JAPAN. OBAMA WON'T RAISE A FINGER EXCEPT TO FLIP THE BIRD TO THE USLESS OF A. NOW IN COMMUNIST HANDS. THE OK CORAL STARTS IN NOVEMBER. THERE THE OUTLAW BAND MUST MAKE IT'S FINAL STAND.

IT IS GOOD TO WIN. VIVA CHRISTO REY.

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