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White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Elkewwty(f): 4:39pm On Sep 13, 2014
The White House declared Friday the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.

In a series of television interviews Secretary of State John Kerry had appeared to be reluctant to term the expansion of US operations against IS in Iraq and Syria as “war.”

But pressed to clear up doubts about how President Barack Obama sees the conflict, the White House and Pentagon left little doubt.

“The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda and its Al-Qaeda affiliates all around the globe,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said that the US was not fighting the last Iraq war and used similar language to Earnest.

“But make no mistake, we know we are at war with ISIL in the same way we’re at war and continue to be at war with Al-Qaida and its affiliates,” he said.

Obama is scheduled to be in Tampa, Florida Wednesday to receive a briefing from top commanders at US Central Command, which oversees American forces in the Middle East.

In interviews on Thursday, as Kerry toured the Middle East building an anti-IS coalition, he was reluctant to use the term “war” in referring to the US campaign, telling people not to indulge in “war fever.”

“We’re engaged in a major counterterrorism operation, and it’s going to be a long-term counterterrorism operation,” Kerry told CBS News.

“I think ‘war’ is the wrong terminology and analogy but the factis that we are engaged in a very significant global effort to curb terrorist activity,” Kerry said

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/white-house-makes-official-us-war/

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by toydee(m): 5:00pm On Sep 13, 2014
Na so..Kill them all

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by CyberEBOLA(m): 5:00pm On Sep 13, 2014
A proud member of Space Booking Association of Nairaland(Nairaland).

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by stevolinkon40: 5:00pm On Sep 13, 2014
before nko
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by CharlieMaria(m): 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
OK..
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Nobody: 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
who cares
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Swagavillage(m): 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
if dem like make dem kill dia selves, after all na us dey use us do disease experiments and na d Islamic states wey dia followers dey cause trouble all over
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by damibravo(m): 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
ISIS has benched Alqeeda!
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by coldsummer: 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
It's long over due

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Leetunechi: 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
Obama belike we are at war with ISIS


GEJ to nigerians

we are ontop of the matter grin grin tongue

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by damibravo(m): 5:01pm On Sep 13, 2014
toydee: Gyy
Smh
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Elkewwty(f): 5:02pm On Sep 13, 2014
Thank God i made FP


wink

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by damibravo(m): 5:02pm On Sep 13, 2014
Leetunechi: .
Smh
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by frankels(m): 5:02pm On Sep 13, 2014
... "War doesn't determine who is right but who is left!!!!" -mikel obi

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by tbaby534(f): 5:02pm On Sep 13, 2014
This is serious
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Rilwayne001: 5:02pm On Sep 13, 2014
angry

Terrorist fighting terrorists.

But on this, am supporting the United states.

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Rilwayne001: 5:03pm On Sep 13, 2014
Leetunechi: .
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sauceny: .
CharlieMaria: OK..
toydee: Gyy
CyberEBOLA: g
stevolinkon40: before nko

Oya mod


Bring cane make i beat these guys grin

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by deeedee: 5:04pm On Sep 13, 2014
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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by adrainuche(m): 5:04pm On Sep 13, 2014
Make una declare war against Boko ...
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Nobody: 5:04pm On Sep 13, 2014
Hysterical!

War with ISIS, or indirect war with Syria for regime change - but the route goes through ISIS - a creation of those fighting fictitious war against them plus Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

The end game is glaring. Obama stopped all Bush's wars - but started his own wars via dubious means.

That's the reset button right there - a change leading to conflicts that will last for the next few decades.

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by gregbali(m): 5:05pm On Sep 13, 2014
IMO they gave room by taking out Sadam at the first instance. Libya is not far behind
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by stinggy(m): 5:05pm On Sep 13, 2014
Elkewwty: Thank God i made FP


wink

Oya chop kiss kiss kiss kiss
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by julioralph(m): 5:05pm On Sep 13, 2014
At last!!! angry angry angry Oya make dem deal with well well.
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by victorazy(m): 5:06pm On Sep 13, 2014
damibravo: Dear All,

I hereby publicly apologize for mistakenly suggesting that APC Fans support Boko Haram.

APC Fans are patriotic Nigerians and as such, they are 100% in support of the quest for the defeat Boko Haram by our brave army.

Best regards,
Seun Osewa.

Imagine Mr. Seun

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by alaoeri: 5:07pm On Sep 13, 2014
At the genesis of this set who is responsible for financing/supplying arm to them?
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Leetunechi: 5:07pm On Sep 13, 2014
damibravo:
Smh

oga ooo grin
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by Sunnycliff(m): 5:07pm On Sep 13, 2014
hmm
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by BUSHHUNTER: 5:07pm On Sep 13, 2014
They can't do more than a dead rat
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by stevolinkon40: 5:07pm On Sep 13, 2014
Rilwayne001:

Oya mod


Bring cane make i beat the guys grin
am not booking space. I lost my goggles and I cant type much texts. Ejoor o. grin
Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by missdebs(f): 5:08pm On Sep 13, 2014
adrainuche: Make una declare war against Boko ...
wetin concern terry g wit grammy

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Re: White House Makes It Official : US “at War” With IS by ionsman: 5:08pm On Sep 13, 2014
okay.they have my blessings

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