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US Ambassador to Iraq, Military Chief Meet With Iraqi PM in Baghdad

General Dunford - JSC

General Dunford – JSC

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford arrived in Iraq where he held a meeting with US Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, the US Joint Staff said in a Twitter message.

[ Editor’s Note:  Oh my, would I have loved to have been a fly on the wall at this meeting. I suspect one of the topics high on the list would have been trying to get the reports coming out of Iraq about US playing both sides against the middle with its fighting ISIL while making sure it remains a defacto destabilizing force.
Note the sparseness of this report. We will certainly be digging around to learn if there is a policy shift in play or is the US just trying to keep a lid on the current Iraq situation to not leave the back door open for the Russians, if not right now then later when Syria winds down so Russian air power remains both in Syria and Iraq at the invitation of both governments.
As Putin said in an impromptu comment a month ago, most of the cost of the operation in Syria was coming out of the training budget. As I remember, training budgets are a permanent part of military expenditures... Jim W. Dean ]
– First published  …  January 08, 2015

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the United States approved the sale of $800 million worth of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles to Iraq. The sale announcement came as the United States has vowed to help Iraqi forces fight the Daesh militant group within its borders, as the terrorist organization has claimed swaths of territory in the region.

“Amb. Stuart Jones & Gen. Dunford meet with PM @HaiderAlAbadi at the Republican Palace in Baghdad, Jan. 7,” the message said on Thursday.

US President Barack Obama had a phone conversation with Abadi on Thursday and congratulated the prime minister with Iraq’s progress in fighting the terrorists.

Iraqi security forces have recently advanced to the center of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, after the city fell to IS insurgents in May, in Baghdad’s largest defeat against the extremist group.



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2 Responses to "US Ambassador to Iraq, Military Chief Meet With Iraqi PM in Baghdad"

  1. Cold Wind  January 9, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Joseph Dunford to Al-Abadi: “Backoff, you’re killing our guys”! Al-Abadi to Dunford: “we’re killing ISIS/Daesh”! Dunford: “I repeat myself. You’re killing our guys”!

  2. Monty!  January 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    All In The Field Of Play. Nothing tangible since before US declared ISIS as a terrorist entity. Being an israeli mercenary group, Abadi is just a puppet who gets field reports of US supplying and aiding All the groups fighting the Iraqi army and militias but can’t go against DC orders as too much of his family wealth is tied in the Western banks that keeps getting credited regularly. Why would Abadi invite Russians at the expense of his personal interest?? For he has chosen this life’s wealth and power like the Yazzidi ideology.

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