Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

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  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    @SC fan
    If you actually take time to read the article it explains exactly why. A few point from the article 1 the actual number of people on the mountain about 4000, most have been able to leave because the write was ended. 2 those that remain have suffix ant supplies at this time and the aid is needed elsewhere in Iraq, so the aid is not ending but rather being sent were it is more needed 3 they plan to continue to monitor the situation of those that remain in case they need further aid. It's all right there in give article if you just slow the rage down a little.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 14, 2014 4:02 p.m.


    Most of the people coming from the south are not escaping a cocaine kill zone of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

    They are here for the free goodies. It was advertised on their television stations, and churches along the border received federal funds to care for them, before they arrived.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 3:26 p.m.

    Gary O

    You are full of straw man arguments, but since you somehow connected the illegal children on our border with the people in Iraq, I will say this. Obama is responsible for the children coming here, and furthermore is responsible if anything bad that happens to them on the way. He could have stopped this by informing the countries where they come from that there is no guranteed sanctuary here and to not send children and put them in the hands of brutal cartel people. He, as far as I know did not do that. He does not seem to care that because of his words about dream act, thousands have tried to come here, some not making it, and some dead. Or worse. How does that guy sleep at night? I know I couldn't if my words had caused parents of children to do something stupid, like try to get kids to the U.S. through Mexico
    paying money to cartels. What was it Obama said was his forign policy? "Don't do stupid". Well, what can I say. He has.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    Is it just me or does anyone believe Obama when he says anything. Like it wasn't him who pulled the troops out. If there is a junior varsity in this story It is him.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:35 p.m.

    Hey SCFan -

    So you’re very concerned about the people way over there in Iraq huh?

    Why are you so concerned about the Yazidis anyway? You’ve probably never heard of them before. I know I hadn’t. Why the concern about people on the other side of the world, when you “Conservatives” were so willing to send little kids back to the cocaine kill zone of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

    “Conservatives” didn’t seem too concerned about little children fleeing for their lives from Central America. But people half a world away are all important to you.

    Or maybe Republicans are just taking the opportunity to criticize Obama for another non-scandal. Is that it?

    Maybe we should arrange an airlift to the Salt Lake Valley . . . I’m sure all the Republicans there have plenty of spare rooms to house a few tens of thousands.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    So let me see if I understand the logic here. Thousands of people who are on the run from head cutting ISIS are holding out on a mountain top. We've given them a few days supplies. And that's it? Mission accomplished? Hagel says now no need for a rescue operation? Why? Did these people running from the terrorists suddenly get beamed up to the Starship Enterprise? What is going to prevent these refugees from getting attacked when they come down in a few days or weeks? ISIS is not dead. They are not gone. This sounds like a case of delay the inevitable, put our head back in the sand and hope no one notices. A very incomplete picture from Obama and the administration.