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(Radio Australia)   Peshmerga + US air strikes = Reclamation of the Mosul Dam   (radioaustralia.net.au) divider line 100
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2014-08-17 10:25:44 PM  
Best of all, they did it in under 2 minutes 20 seconds with no lives lost!
 
2014-08-17 11:18:45 PM  
BAH GAWD KING! PESHMERGA HAVE BEATEN ISIS LIKE A GOVERNMENT MULE!
 
2014-08-17 11:19:52 PM  
ERMAHGERD PESHMERGA
 
2014-08-17 11:20:51 PM  
The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.
 
2014-08-17 11:21:14 PM  

DanZero: Best of all, they did it in under 2 minutes 20 seconds with no lives lost!


Achievement Unlocked?
 
2014-08-17 11:22:22 PM  

Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.


I suspect they are the true rulers of Arrakis.
 
2014-08-17 11:22:25 PM  
Toyota pickups.

The M1 Abrams of third world proxy wars.
 
2014-08-17 11:24:06 PM  
I'm listening to Alice & Chains right now so I'm getting a kick... you've probably never heard of them.

/here comes the rooster
 
2014-08-17 11:24:29 PM  

Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.


And it is they who control the desert.
 
2014-08-17 11:26:13 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Toyota pickups.

The M1 Abrams of third world proxy wars.


www.marshu.com

They're doing it wrong.
 
2014-08-17 11:27:24 PM  
Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...
 
2014-08-17 11:27:25 PM  
I love that there is always a Toyota pickup in the pictures.  It just makes me happy.
 
2014-08-17 11:29:44 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...


Seems to me that killing ISIS goons is a humanitarian act...
 
2014-08-17 11:32:30 PM  
Is this Tolkien?
 
2014-08-17 11:33:20 PM  

DORMAMU: Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.

I suspect they are the true rulers of Arrakis.


The water must flow.
 
2014-08-17 11:34:32 PM  
Thank you greenies
 
2014-08-17 11:37:25 PM  

lokidecat: Is this Tolkien?


No, they're going with the Scifi epic here, Dune. Which was by Herbert.
 
2014-08-17 11:38:20 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...


ISIS isn't going to have sex with you
 
2014-08-17 11:39:40 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Toyota pickups.

The M1 Abrams of third world proxy wars.


"Technicals." At least, that's what they called them in Mogadishu.
 
2014-08-17 11:40:24 PM  

USCLaw2010: FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...

ISIS isn't going to have sex with you


IDK, they seem pretty fond of rape. He might get lucky.
 
2014-08-17 11:40:35 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...


I'm ok with this.
 
2014-08-17 11:46:40 PM  
I hope they catch Yuber while they're at.
 
2014-08-17 11:46:59 PM  

brimed03: MurphyMurphy: Toyota pickups.

The M1 Abrams of third world proxy wars.

"Technicals." At least, that's what they called them in Mogadishu.


CSB - I used to have one of those. My Afghani roommate called it "that taliban truck."
 
2014-08-17 11:47:05 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...


Civilians don't need water or agriculture.
 
2014-08-17 11:49:08 PM  

DanZero: Best of all, they did it in under 2 minutes 20 seconds with no lives lost!


It's almost as if this administration has a plan.
 
2014-08-17 11:49:14 PM  

Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.


At least till they go back to bombing the Turks and Turkey calls in for assistance from its NATO allies.
 
2014-08-17 11:49:18 PM  
Well done on winning back that ground you lost
 
2014-08-17 11:49:20 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?



Foreign oil companies have offices in Erbil/Irbil/Arbil in "Kurdistan". Anything that could potentially threaten the flow of that sweet, sweet oil is going to be destroyed. If there's one safe place in Iraq, it's there.
 
2014-08-17 11:49:49 PM  

WhackingDay: Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.

And it is they who control the desert.


He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.
 
2014-08-17 11:51:36 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: USCLaw2010: FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...

ISIS isn't going to have sex with you

IDK, they seem pretty fond of rape. He might get lucky.


If they take the mountain, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.
 
2014-08-17 11:53:56 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...


I still see it as helping Americans / humanitarian. Major ifrastructure is pretty key to our people there, and help the people.
 
2014-08-17 11:54:58 PM  
This seemed like the moment to ask the question, "What do you think of the United States?"

"We cry when America loses one soldier. We pray for the soldiers every night."

Many Kurds had expressed the same sentiment. One had said poetically: "For every drop of American blood, we shed one thousand Kurdish tears."


No losses except for the enemy?
 
2014-08-17 11:55:06 PM  
The link could be considered tenuous, but the dam at Mosul if struck or just simply left to fail, could cause massive damage down stream from Mosul to Baghdad itself.

If the Kurds, can and are willing to operate the dam correctly, and stabilize the situation by securing and removing this threat, then everyone downstream is much safer.

There are tactical assets on the ground that can lead to humanitarian improvements in the long and short run. Can you imagine water prices to the Shi'a region of Iraq, if the "Caliphate" could impose water supply rationing through the control of the water from that river.

Nah, there's no strategy in taking back key assets to resume normalization of everyday life for people downstream. Also, during the no fly zone period of Saddam Hussein's embargo period, we were the Kurd's "airforce", and the US even did joint exercises and training with them during those years as well.

While the situation with ISIS/ISIL is certainly unresolved, the airstrikes have indeed been helpful in helping hundreds of thousands of previously Iraqi civillians directly and millions in the long run if these gains continue and are held by whatever force can defend them (Iraqi or Kurd).
 
2014-08-17 11:57:53 PM  

Fantasta Potamus: DanZero: Best of all, they did it in under 2 minutes 20 seconds with no lives lost!

It's almost as if this administration has a plan.


So they're Russians?  I KNEW Obama was a Communist!
 
2014-08-17 11:57:59 PM  
How many did the enemy lose?
 
2014-08-17 11:59:03 PM  
I'm surprised Isis didn't blow the dam before she left.
 
2014-08-18 12:02:37 AM  

Acravius: The link could be considered tenuous, but the dam at Mosul if struck or just simply left to fail, could cause massive damage down stream from Mosul to Baghdad itself.

If the Kurds, can and are willing to operate the dam correctly, and stabilize the situation by securing and removing this threat, then everyone downstream is much safer.

There are tactical assets on the ground that can lead to humanitarian improvements in the long and short run. Can you imagine water prices to the Shi'a region of Iraq, if the "Caliphate" could impose water supply rationing through the control of the water from that river.

Nah, there's no strategy in taking back key assets to resume normalization of everyday life for people downstream. Also, during the no fly zone period of Saddam Hussein's embargo period, we were the Kurd's "airforce", and the US even did joint exercises and training with them during those years as well.

While the situation with ISIS/ISIL is certainly unresolved, the airstrikes have indeed been helpful in helping hundreds of thousands of previously Iraqi civillians directly and millions in the long run if these gains continue and are held by whatever force can defend them (Iraqi or Kurd).


Yessir
 
2014-08-18 12:03:25 AM  

ciberido: So they're Russians?


i.imgur.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2014-08-18 12:04:31 AM  

WhackingDay: Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.

And it is they who control the desert.


I thought the giant death worms were in Mongolia.
 
2014-08-18 12:05:36 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FormlessOne: Man, thank goodness we authorized targeted air strikes solely to aid humanitarian efforts, right?

The assistance of US warplanes has drawn some debate over the distinction between these air strikes and president Barack Obama's message to the American people that his forces would only be used to protect US personnel in Iraq and to provide humanitarian relief.

Ah, so I'm not the only one who noticed the bait and switch...

Seems to me that killing ISIS goons is a humanitarian act...


Yeah, this.
ISIS controlling a facility that provides power and water to much of northern Iraq seems like an inevitable humanitarian disaster waiting to happen.
 
2014-08-18 12:08:35 AM  

Gyrfalcon: WhackingDay: Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.

And it is they who control the desert.

I thought the giant death worms were in Mongolia.


They are.  That's why Mongolian horses canter without any regular pattern, so that the vibrations are irregular.
 
2014-08-18 12:12:20 AM  
I grabbed and this photo from Imgur (source):

img.fark.net

This Iraqi Kurdish Yazidi girl's face pretty much says, "I'm fed up with this shiat, ISIS". It was bad enough when ISIS destroyed Jonas tomb (a prophet revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike), then they go and massacre groups of their "own" people and take that region another century backwards.

You know it's bad when extremist groups like Hamas and Al-Qaeda disapprove of ISIS:

img.fark.net

BASTA! Y'en a marre!

To end this on a lighter note, an Algerian Jewish friend found this cologne in a store in Scotland:

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-18 12:18:16 AM  
So can Someone explain to me why the Turkish Government and the others for that matter are dicks to the Kurds? Also why don't we just tell them to chill the fark out and let the Kurds have their own country? The Kurds seem to be more of  a help to us over the past couple of decades  than the Turks.
 
2014-08-18 12:20:39 AM  

DanZero: Best of all, they did it in under 2 minutes 20 seconds with no lives lost!


Thanks Obama.
 
2014-08-18 12:21:23 AM  

Mytch: I hope they catch Yuber while they're at.


is that.. is that a Suikoden reference in my Fark?
 
2014-08-18 12:22:51 AM  

lumiere: You know it's bad when extremist groups like Hamas and Al-Qaeda disapprove of ISIS:


Zey care about nathing

schoolboyerrors.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-18 12:25:14 AM  

limeyfellow: Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.

At least till they go back to bombing the Turks and Turkey calls in for assistance from its NATO allies.


I doubt it. The Iraqi Kurds have a good thing going and don't want to jeopardize it
 
2014-08-18 12:28:38 AM  

WhackingDay: Loucifer: The Peshmerga exist in vast numbers in the open desert. They could be the allies we seek.

And it is they who control the desert.



Whoever controls the desert controls the oil.
 
2014-08-18 12:30:16 AM  

codigo: So can Someone explain to me why the Turkish Government and the others for that matter are dicks to the Kurds?


Theoretical Kurdistan contains 33% of Actual Turkey.

Imagine if the Kurds were Mexicans, they took the Reconquista seriously, and the US had been fighting low-level but continuous terrorism for 50 years.

It's actually a lot like the US-Mexico relationship up until WWI or so.
 
2014-08-18 12:30:39 AM  
Will of Allah.
 
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