A week on from announcing what we were assured would be a very small “advisory” force for Iraq, President Obama has dramatically increased US involvement in the nation’s ongoing war with ISIS, as armed US drones loom over the capital city, and over 500 US troops have already arrived, with more expected.
More troops are coming, and more US Hellfire missiles, which have been sent to the Iraqi government in “emergency” shipments. 300 Hellfires the US already sent were burned through weeks ago, and the Maliki government is requesting another 1,400.
The US has promised to “expedite” the shipments of those as well, and along with other military gear the US is keen to increase the Iraqi military’s stockpiles, even as fleeing soldiers leave US-made arms in the field for ISIS to recover.
The scariest aspect of all this is that the administration is presenting its current response as very tempered, holding out for the replacement of the Maliki government. With talk that this could be resolved by Tuesday, an even more massive escalation of US involvement could be coming very soon.
11 thoughts on “Drones, Troops, and Hellfire Missiles: US Involvement in Iraq Grows”
What really needs to be coming very soon is impeachment.
WW4…Coming soon to Amerika…Let's see you LAZY PATHETIC SHEEPLE 'REACT' as AMERIKA IS ALL ABLAZE in ' nukleer' hell-fire..–from sea to shining sea…BRING IT ON!
HOOAH…Let's send an ARMADA and 800,000 MEN… Amerika is GOD..!
Body bag PRODUCTION is being CRANKED UP…HOOAH
Hellfire missiles are $ 58, 000 each =.$ 81,000,000 more BUCKETS OF AMERICAN SWEAT & BLOOD DOWN THE DRAIN…What is it going to TAKE TO AWAKEN YOU STUPID SHEEPLE FROM YOUR DRUGGED STUPOR? PS: That's $ 1,620,000 for each STATES SOUP KITCHENS..BIG DEAL..RIGHT?
No need to get your blood pressure up, they are just "Advisers"…..with enough military hardware to start a war.
The fascist Shia government of Iraq will surely replace Maliki with another fascist, a bunch of paid actor Sunni politicians will join the government and then what happens? Obama, then what happens?
Ten years from now there will be another autocrat ruling the region (whether kurd, shia or sunni) who must be overthrown to secure Is… democracy.
Wonder if Saddam could forget about his 72 virgins and come back and protect Iraq again .. Treason Iraq needs a triple trail Clinton , Bush , and Obama .
Huh. I must have been asleep when we voted for this. Now watch them ramp up the propaganda about "America" being a "democracy" even further.
Americans=STUPID!!! Somebody please bomb the shit out of the US and eliminate the problem.
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