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  • bighairybutt bighairybutt Jun 10, 2014 9:26 AM Flag

    Iraqi City of Mosul falls to insurgents

    This is a big deal. At a minimum, the Ceyhan P/L will be cut and this could threaten the Kirkuk oilfield.

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of most of the country's second largest city, Mosul.

    Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and their allies overran a military base and freed hundreds of prisoners early on Tuesday in a spectacular strike against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government.

    (Reporting by Raheem Salman and Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Isabel Coles: Editing by John Stonestreet)

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    • With the fall of some more cities, and Baghdad in range, this has caused oil prices to rise. Will see if it has long-term effect. The whole Iraq situation is sad. Many honorable Americans died for this cause...

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Yes gwb helped bk. This country what a tough guy always acting like some 22 year old kid that works out at the gym gos out has a few beers and can kicks everybodys #$%$. This is going to go from bad to worse iraq is and the whole middle east is come apart at the seams.gwb cracked the egg and set this into motion this is how it gos humpy dumpty had a great fall and you know the rest.

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      • Blackoil
        It goes back further the GWB; Lets face it Jimmy Carter Im-bolded the Muslim World with his weakness. I still remember Reagan's hand on the bible, being swore in and that air plane was leave Iran with the hostages. We now have a president worst then Carter, Oduma takes last place.
        In hind sight it was mis-guided to think a democracy could live in the middle east, Bush could not see this. If he was right it would have been great. But Rocks evolved from Muslims.
        A religion of hate and evil.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • Fortunately, we are Bankrupt now and couldn't afford to send the Army to a minor league baseball game.

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