200 More U.S. “Boots On The Ground” Sent To Iraq…. Total Imaginary Boots On Ground Now Exceeding 1,600 (800 Troops)…

Note: President Obama says they are not “combat troops”.    So, what other kind of troops are there, other than “combat troops”?   What’s the mission if they are not there to provide security, carry weapons and shoot things?….  a division of #HashTag troops? 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests.

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Obama notified House and Senate leaders in a letter on Monday. Obama says the additions include security forces, rotary-wing aircraft, and support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Obama has ruled out sending combat troops back into Iraq. But he says the additional troops will be equipped for combat. He says their purpose is to protect U.S. citizens and property if needed.

Obama says the troops will stay in Iraq until security improves so that the reinforcements are no longer needed.  (read more)

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40 Responses to 200 More U.S. “Boots On The Ground” Sent To Iraq…. Total Imaginary Boots On Ground Now Exceeding 1,600 (800 Troops)…

  1. Abortion Barbie says:

    “Obama has ruled out sending combat troops back into Iraq. But he says the additional troops will be equipped for combat. He says their purpose is to protect U.S. citizens and property if needed.”

    Since there are no ‘boots on the ground’, they have been directed to throw their tennis shoes at the enemy, if attacked.

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    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      They must be part of his all-new, ultralight infantry called “The Nerf Brigade” or, as other so-called commanders have come to know them: “Cannon Fodder”.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      They wouldn’t be allowed to throw their shoes at Muslims. That is the ultmate insult in Islam.

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  2. michellc says:

    Are they going to be arrested and tried for murder if they shoot the bad guy?

    Why keep Americans there? Why haven’t they already been removed?

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  3. justfactsplz says:

    I’m sure those 800 troops consider it boots on the ground. They are going to be there a mighty long time if they can’t leave until secure.

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    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      Egads! I thought all the SCUDs has been scuddled…

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    • chiavarm says:

      Why are we saving these incompetent Iraqis? They ran with out destroying anything? I was trained to remove the firing pin of an M16 to deny its use by the enemy. These clown leave missiles, artillery pieces and chemical weapon stores. Just beyond comprehension.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We were taught to take the bolt out, lean ’em up against something and stomp on the receiver hard enough to break or badly bend the lugs. Best way was to give them to the Vietnamese troops, they could destroy an M-16 in no time at all. I was amazed that the NVA found enough operational M-16s to supply guerrillas, terrorists and (later) the Chinese government for decades.

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      • partyzantski says:

        To deny the enemy the use of your M-16, you use it to shoot them in the face. Problem solved.

        Run out of ammo? Find somebody who no longer needs theirs ( a dead guy).

        Nobody willing to donate a weapon or ammo? Shoot the enemy in the face or bayonet them to take theirs.

        Repeat as necessary. Keep going until you die or win.

        In this example, the Marine won. Note the dry understatement in the write up.
        http://www.homeofheroes.com/valor/08_WOT/nc_chontosh.html

        The Korean War is replete with examples at the Chosin.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      First off I gotta take it at face that really is a for true SCUD and ISIS has it on parade. Operating on that premise my next problem is that I can’t tell (no pun intended) what type it is as it’s a rather crappy photo and where the hell’s the rest of the TEL? These things are not launched from a box cradle on the back of a trailer, they have a TEL that also serves as a support vehicle. They are also liquid-fueled with a very nasty propellant cocktail – last time i checked there weren’t ‘SCUD Launching for Dummies’ books available in Arabic so they need a specialized crew to do what they wanna do. They also need the rest of the TEL toy truck.
      Most likely place to have picked one up is Syria and Syria had the B,C. and D Russian models and some Hwasong 6s and 7s. CEP-Accuracy in “SKILLED” hands ranges from about 400 meters to 50 meters at max ranges, and that’s under ideal circumstances. Launched from the back of a tractor-trailer by some zealot using a Zippo – betting it won’t be as good. If thjey managed to find one of Iraq’s old SCUDs – some guesstimate that Iraq hid about 200 SCUDs ( B-series) and some home-made knock-offs. They would be in rather bad shape by now though they’d make a nice dipsly piece on a propaganda parade route. A possibility that tickles me is that we know Iraq made lots of hi-quality decoy SCUDs to throw us off when we were out SCUD hunting. If this is a decoy that might explain how they got this huge but somewhat delicate beast and some half-assed erector parts on the back of some trailer. Dummies wouldn’t need TELS, they’d just need to look like a parked missile to draw fire from the hunters.
      Just throwing a few ideas out, I wouldn’t start to worry about this one landing in anyone’s back yard too soon, unless the delivery system was the tractor.

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      • partyzantski says:

        I actually saw a SCUD on a TEL stuck on the inner beltway a few weeks ago, just north of the bridge going into Maryland. It was one of those moments in heavy traffic when you see such a sight, then have to continue dodging random cars. Maybe it was stopped to wait for traffic to subside. Must not be easy to maneuver on the beltway.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Maybe the Oxon Hill gangs are getting their Pigford money from the Feds are are upgrading their gats. “Yo, mofo, give it up or I’ pop a SCUD in yo ass – justsoons my homie be done toppin’ off da fumin’ red nitric acid in da fuel tank..” Did it have 24-inch chrome rims?
          There goes the NBA franchise again.

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    • partyzantski says:

      That is an inoperable SCUD being paraded for propaganda amongst the Lo Fos.

      A SCUD needs a lot of handling equipment. And fuel & oxidizer. You don’t leave these things fueled up like a car in the driveway.

      If that is an Iraqi SCUD, how come it was not destroyed by the air yankee air pirates during shock and awe? Can it be from Syria? If so, tell me that rolled across the desert and nobody could find it. Hello, drone bait.

      That leads me to this- either they did not know, in which case it is either not a priority or they are incompetent. Maybe they knew about it and that it was a useless display model. Which is it?

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Awwww, how sweet, NBC Nightly News just did a piece on ISIS- nothing bad about the POtuS mind you, but they did show one ISIS fighter saying they were coming for President Obama. OK, anyone wanna start a collection – we’ll buy him a ticket and save them the trouble of having to try and get through TSA?
    Interesting how the News opined how all of the disparate countries have come together over a dislike of ISIS,;Russia, Iran, Israel, Hezbollah (Hezbollah a country?) all on the same side. Interesting how Russian, who’s in bed with Iran, especially in Syria, and Iran, who mostly controls Hezbollah, are so pissed but have done virtually nothing to stop ISIS even though they are right next door and more than capable. OK, they are probably supporting ISIS to a good extent, pushing them onward, helping them gain more and more territory so that when the rest of the gutless West screams “ENOUGH!!!!!, make it all go away’, a ready, willing and intel-read-in Russian/Iranian force can smack the gobstoppers out of ISIS. Where’s are those two battalions of IRG that Iran was supposed to send in to stop the ISIS?
    ISIS was on TV talking about how Jordan and other countries were next – great propaganda since Jordan’s been a US and Israeli team member for a long time. That will make Israel nervous, bringing it, its formidable Mideast intel resources and very competent military on the Iranian/Russian side when the time comes to whack al-mole. Note that Iran and Russia have given our prima donna Mouse That Roared president an out – they’ll take care of ISIS while he lounges in the steam room. Of course they’d oversee the territory…you get the idea.

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  5. sundance says:

    Remember those M198’s (155MM ?) check out bottom right pic

    https://twitter.com/CruelName/statuses/483377864675688448

    Source link:

    http://eldorar.com/node/52065

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  6. chiavarm says:

    Well, God protect them, because this president will play golf while Baghdad burns. They are the trip wire, just like the Armed Forces Europe. When they die the U.S. will have a reason to engage.

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  7. jimsung says:

    I’ve been wanting to say for awhile, that I think people in the media are missing an important scenario that could realistically happen. What if ISIS, who gets off creating chaos, were to just drive the 300-400 miles south in their trucks (8 hours?) and raided the NE Saudi oil fields. How about if just a hundred or so in 20 vehicles drove down at night on a suicide mission and created as much havoc as they could? Would anyone want to guess what would happen overnight to the price of oil and the world economy?

    Even if that scenario doesn’t happen, I think it’s realistic to assume that at some point, this chaos due north of them is going to reach them.

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    • Col(R) Ken says:

      These raiders would meet the Saudi National Guard, the J-Stars track would pick them up, the Air Force would be alerted, and SF(Saudi) would be there to greet them. If all Intel sensors were working and everybody was paying attention, and nobody on the inside (Saudi) was brought off.
      Or we would it our selfs, then charge the Saudis’ cost of ammo.

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      • jimsung says:

        I’d like to think so, but it’s a big desert and I just don’t have very much faith in Saudi forces. I read often about all their toys, but do they have the ability to actually use them in combat?

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      • partyzantski says:

        The Saudi National Guard (SANG) is staffed by Bedouins. They would clean the clocks of ISIS (if given that mission).

        The SANG is effectively Saudi Arabia’s “Republican Guard” and brook no nonsense.

        Now, since ISIS is a Sunni element and the SANG is a Sunni element, maybe they’d just have hot, sweet tea with cardamom and have a goat grab with rice pilaf and dates. I have no idea, but it is not risk free to ISIS.

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  8. I imagine Saudi Arabia has quite good aerial coverage of its own borders, plus the equipment to vaporize this or any similar scenario.

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  9. harrydweeks says:

    I hope these guys are willing to do whatever necessary to stay alive, as no help will be coming from this administration.

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  10. Dixie Darling says:

    This was posted in an earlier thread, but I thought it was too scary not to post it again.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/06/is_obama_trying_to_get_us_killed.html

    “Meanwhile, last week, Obama quietly finished eliminating multi-warheads on all ground-based nuclear missiles. It was no big thing, you understand. One day, he looked up from his golf game, saw the world was serenely at peace, and decided to junk our missile defense. As his 2010 Nuclear Posture Review helpfully explained, scrapping our warheads will “enhance the stability of the nuclear balance by reducing the incentives for either side to strike first.”

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  11. taqiyyologist says:

    These are 200 of Bath-Sheba’s husbands.

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