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  1. Adam Montana Weekly 23 August 2017

    Thank you Adam for the update........GO RV 2017
  2. Adam Montana Weekly 9 August 2017

    Thank you for the update, and may you have safe travels.
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  4. That phone looks like it is made of real gold!
  5. Thanks Yota!! Let's hope they follow through with it and get it done!!!
  6. The United States will send more than 200 additional troops and eight apache helicopters to Iraq in an effort to bolster local forces as they prepare to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the so-called Islamic State. US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made the announcement Monday while visiting top American and Iraqi officials in Baghdad. The additional 217 troops will boost total US forces from 3,870 to 4,087 and include Army special forces, trainers, security forces for the advisers, and maintenance teams for the Apaches. Some of these will be placed closer to the front lines although the US said it would take measures to reduce the risks. The US will also boost funding to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting ISIS in northern Iraq by an additional $415 million over time, according to the Associated Press. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State? Secretary Carter said the US government was “on the same page” as the Iraqi government in terms of how to intensify the fight against Islamic State, a different scenario to June last year before a coalition of troops successfully retook Ramadi. The level of detail already known about the upcoming operation to retake Mosul came as a surprise to many when a US military official revealed the planned campaign in February,The Christian Science Monitor’s Anna Mulrine reported. It will be carried out by roughly 24,000 Iraqi troops who are currently training to retakeMosul from an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 IS fighters. “I was surprised to see them do this,” retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, who served as commander of US forces in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005, told The Monitor. “It’s a little perplexing to me to go into the amount of detail and the timelines that they did.” The additional US troops are the first significant boost in numbers for about a year. Carter said the addition of the Apache attack helicopters was important because they can "respond so quickly and so dynamically to an evolving tactical situation." He said he had discussed their use with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and, "he understood that it would be necessary for just these cases and agreed with me that we would provide it." Their agreement on the helicopters stood in contrast to the battle for Ramadi last year when Iraqi forces refused their use believing they were unnecessary. Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the top US military commanders in the fight against the Islamic State, said the additional funding to Peshmerga forces was in part to help them overcome food shortages which have been depriving them of the necessary energy needed to keep fighting. "Right now the peshmerga are not getting enough calories to keep them in the field, so we're very interested in making sure that they have enough food just to carry on the fight," he said. As well as putting some troops closer to the fight, the US will send an extra long-range rocket artillery unit to support Iraqi ground forces in the battle for Mosul. "This will put Americans closer to the action," Carter said. "Their whole purpose is to be able to help those forces respond in a more agile way. This report contains material from Reuters and the Associated Press. https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-us-sending-more-troops-helicopters-iraq-214421607.html?nhp=1
  7. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- CBS News learned Wednesday that U.S. Special Operation forces in northern Iraq have captured an ISIS commander who was developing chemical weapons. Among them -- mustard gas -- first used by Germany in World War I. Mustard gas is not lethal in most cases, but can cause severe burns to the eyes, skin and lungs. And so it is banned by the civilized world. Play VIDEO CIA director on ISIS's access to chemical weapons Video appears to show the aftermath of an ISIS chemical weapons attack using a mustard agent in Syria last year. But a recent operation mounted by Delta Force Commando inside Iraq may have disrupted future chemical attacks by ISIS. In a raid last month, Delta captured an ISIS chemical weapons expert, an Iraqi who had once worked for the regime of Saddam Hussein. After interrogating him, U.S. intelligence was able to identify a building in Mosul where mustard agent was manufactured and loaded into artillery shells. The video released by the British Defense Ministry shows a building described as an ISIS weapons factory being destroyed by an air strike this past weekend. By Pentagon count, ISIS has mounted a dozen chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria, a fact confirmed by CIA Director John Brennan in a "60 Minutes" interview. "We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," Brennan said. ISIS has access to chemical artillery shells? "There are reports that ISIS has access to chemical precursors and munitions that they can use," Brennan said. Just the day before the strike on the chemical weapons building, U.S. aircraft targeted a top ISIS commander, known by the alias Omar the Chechen, who the Pentagon considered to be the equivalent of the group's Secretary of Defense. U.S. intelligence is still trying to confirm if he was in fact killed. And this evening, news of what appears to be an intelligence goldmine -- the names, addresses, and phone numbers of some 20,000 ISIS fighters from countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America, reportedly given to London's Sky News by a disgruntled member of ISIS. CBS News consultant Richard Walton, former head of counter terrorism for Scotland Yard, said that if the documents are authentic this would be one of the most significant intelligence finds since ISIS was created. © 2016 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10 Comments 662 Shares Tweet Stumble Email David MartinDavid Martin is CBS News' National Security Correspondent.http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-forces-in-iraq-capture-isis-chemical-weapons-expert/
  8. HAIDAR HAMDANI/GETTY IMAGES Iraqi emergency responders clear debris from the site of a truck bomb, that exploded at a crowded checkpoint, in the Iraqi city of Hilla, south of Baghdad on March 6, 2016. A truck bomb at an Iraqi checkpoint south of Baghdad killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 70 on Sunday, medical and security officials said, and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast. The suicide attack, involving an explosive-laden fuel tanker, is the second deadliest this year after one on Feb. 28 that killed 78 people in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district of Baghdad. This was also claimed by the ultra-hardline Sunni group that controls vast swathes of territory in Iraq and in Syria. The escalation in Islamic State bombings suggests that Iraqi government forces are being stretched thin after their recent gains against the group in the western and northern provinces. Responsibility for the bombing in Hilla, 117 kilometres (73 miles) south of Baghdad, was claimed in a posting on the website of the Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State. "A martyr's operation with a truck bomb hit the Babylon Ruins checkpoint at the entrance of the city of Hilla, killing and wounding dozens," the statement on the Amaq website said. Hilla is the capital of Babylon province, a predominantly Shi'ite region with some Sunnis. "It's the largest bombing in the province to date," Falah al-Radhi, the head of the provincial security committee, told Reuters. "The checkpoint, the nearby police station were destroyed as well as some houses and dozens of cars." A provincial hospital official confirmed the number of casualties, adding that 23 of them were members of the police and other security forces that were manning the check point located at the northern entrance of the city. Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to a coalition fighting Islamic State, on Saturday told a news conference in Baghdad that Islamic State was losing the battle against forces arraigned against it from many sides in Iraq and Syria. He said the focus would turn to stabilizing cities seized back from them. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/truck-bomb-kills-or-wounds-at-least-60-south-of-baghdad_us_56dc225de4b03a405678f0e2
  9. Iraqi engineers responsible for building the Mosul Dam, 30 years ago, are warning of its imminent collapse. Photo courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers MOSUL, Iraq, March 3 (UPI) -- Some 1.5 million Iraqis could be killed if the Mosul Dam collapses, a former Iraqi government engineer warned Thursday. asrat Adamo, who was the Iraqi Irrigation Ministry's chief engineer when the 2 mile-long dam was constructed 30 years ago, told NBC News a $296 million rehabilitation and maintenance project, announced Wednesday, may not come in time to prevent the collapse of the dam. A collapse would flood cities downstream on the Tigris River. The city of Mosul could be inundated and Baghdad flooded. The Iraqi government's response thus far is to recommend Mosul residents retreat to higher ground if the dam bursts. "All the figures quote between 500,000 to 1.5 million people in the path, but at least a few hundred thousand people will be killed immediately. The flood wave is so fast that it would arrive to Mosul in two hours and the city would be under 25 meters [82 feet] of water," Adamo said, referring to information in a 1984 report. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a similar warning, earlier in the week, callingthe potential for a disaster "serious and unprecedented." "We have no specific information that indicates when a breach might occur," the statement said. Iraqi engineers involved in building the dam warned pressure was building on the structure as winter snow melts and fills its reservoir, while sluice gates to relieve the pressure are jammed shut. The failure to mount a workforce or replace machinery after the dam was taken back from the Islamic State in 2014 is accelerating damage in porous rock beneath the dam, they said. "The machines for grouting have been looted. There is no cement supply. They can do nothing. It is going from bad to worse, and it is urgent. All we can do is hold our hearts," Adamo added. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/03/03/Iraqi-engineers-Mosul-Dam-failure-could-kill-15M/2311457022245/?spt=sec∨=tn
  10. Published February 28, 2016 Associated Press Militants attacked an outdoor market on Sunday in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 24 people and wounding dozens, officials said. A bomb ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said. Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up amid the crowd that had gathered at the site of the first bombing, he added. He said at least 52 other people were wounded. The attack was the deadliest in a wave of recent explosions that have targeted commercial areas in and outside Baghdad. In the town of Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad, three shoppers were killed and 10 wounded in a bomb explosion, another police officer said. Four others were killed in a separate bomb attack in Baghdad's southern Dora neighborhood, he added. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, though they bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which controls key areas in northern and western Iraq and targets government forces, civilians and especially Shiites. The attacks came hours after security forces repelled an attack by ISIS militants on the capital's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, officials said. Three suicide car bombers struck a security force barracks as gunmen opened fire, according to two police officers. At least 12 members of government and paramilitary security forces were killed and 35 wounded, they added. The clashes left a silo on fire, they said. The commander of military operations in western Baghdad, Maj. Gen Saad Harbiya, said the situation is "under control" and a local curfew has been imposed. Medical official confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information. Abu Ghraib, about 18 miles from downtown Baghdad, is the location of a prison of the same name where U.S. troops committed notorious abuses against Iraqi detainees following the 2003 invasion. Citing the unstable security situation in the surrounding area, Iraqi authorities closed the prison in April 2014. It is halfway between Baghdad and Fallujah, which is controlled by ISIS. Security forces prevented ISIS from seizing Abu Ghraib when the extremists swept across northern and western Iraq in the summer of 2014. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/02/28/twin-bombing-attacks-in-baghdad-market-kill-at-least-24.html?intcmp=hplnws
  11. MERRY CHRISTMAS! (Adam Montana Weekly 22 December 2015)

    The day before Christmas Eve. The bible said Adam came before Eve, so it is only natural that Christmas Adam comes before Christmas Eve. Dude, I cant believe its Christmas Adam, Christmas is in 2 days!
  12. By Ahmed Rasheed and Ayla Jean Yackley Related Stories Syria slams Turkey over troop deployment in Iraq Reuters Turkish soldiers training Iraqi troops near Mosul: sources Reuters Iraq calls on Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops AFP Turkish troops on Iraqi training mission moved near Mosul Associated Press Iraq: Turkey troops near Mosul violating international law Associated Press Tommy Bahama Home Collections!Baer's Furniture Sponsored  BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iraq's Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador on Saturday to demand that Turkey immediately withdraw hundreds of troops deployed in recent days to northern Iraq, near the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul. The ministry said in a statement the Turkish forces had entered Iraqi territory without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad, and that Iraq considered such presence "a hostile act". But Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the troop rotation was routine and that Turkish forces had set up a camp near Mosul almost a year ago in coordination with Iraqi authorities. "This camp was established as a training camp for a force of local volunteers fighting terrorism," he said in a speech to a labor union that was broadcast live by NTV news channel. Islamic State militants overran Mosul in June 2014. A much anticipated counter-offensive by Iraqi forces has been repeatedly postponed because they are tied down in fighting elsewhere. Iraq has urged the international community to provide more weapons and training in its battle against Islamic State, but rejects most forms of direct intervention, mistrusting the intentions of foreign powers. Davutoglu said the camp, located some 30 km (19 miles) northeast of Mosul, was set up at the Mosul governor's request and in coordination with the Iraqi Defence Ministry. "It has trained more than 2,000 of our Mosul brothers, contributing to the freeing of Mosul from the Islamic State terrorist organization," he said. Iraqi President Fouad Massoum earlier described the deployment as "a violation of international norms and law" and called on Turkey to withdraw, echoing a statement from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's media office a day earlier. A senior Kurdish military officer based north of Mosul told Reuters that additional Turkish trainers had arrived at a camp in the area overnight on Thursday escorted by a Turkish protection force. A small number of Turkish trainers was already at the camp to train the Hashid Watani (national mobilization), a force made up of mainly Sunni Arab former Iraqi police and volunteers from Mosul. The United States was aware of Turkey's deployment of Turkish soldiers to northern Iraq but the move is not part of the U.S.-led coalition's activities, according to defense officials in Washington. U.S. officials made several statements last week on plans to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, prompting powerful Iraqi politicians and militias to protest against the presence of any foreign troops in Iraq without explicit permission from parliament. Powerful Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim armed groups have pledged to fight a planned deployment of U.S. forces to the country. Turkey has in recent months been bombing Kurdish militant positions in northern Iraq. (Additional reporting and writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Stephen Powell) http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-president-says-turkish-deployment-violates-international-law-105629152.html
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