Russian military and political presence in Iraq would bring balance to the whole Middle Eastern and North African region, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi vice-president, said during his visit to Moscow.
Jim W. Dean – We saw this coming. The FSA has nowhere to go, and maybe their paychecks stop if they go back to Jordan. Will the US risk an air engagement with the Russians over denying them control over their own roads and crossroads?
Jim W. Dean – After a full liberation of Mosul, Iraq needs to dispatch its troops to the border with Syria, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to prevent terrorists from returning to the country.
Iraq’s joint military forces continued their advances in Mosul and near the city in Nineveh province, and took control of more lands back from ISIS.
Editor’s note: Months ago, when a 12,000 truck oil convoy delivering crude through Kurdish controlled territory, past an illegal Turkish base inside Iraq and into Turkey itself came under attack by Russian aerospace forces, the world pretended nothing happened. Now the assholes protecting the ISIS trucks, yes the Turkish army does that, have caught a […]
After the United States signed a military memorandum of understanding with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last week, some Iraqi MPs have considered the move a violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and have asked the Iraqi government to take a stance against the deal.
A senior Iraqi lawmaker disclosed that the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has used an unconventional explosive substance in the last week terrorist attacks in Karrada district of Baghdad.
By Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani lauded Iran’s actions in the Middle East, claiming that Tehran has prevented the Islamic State (ISIS) from taking over much larger parts of the region. “Without Iran… now we would have faced the terrorist government of Daesh (ISIS),” Rouhani said at a seminar on culture […]
Baghdad promises revenge after ‘600 wounded,’ 3yo girl killed in ISIS chemical attacks on Iraq A three-year-old girl has been killed and 600 more people injured after Islamic State militants reportedly carried out two chemical attacks in northern Iraq, local authorities say. The Iraqi government vows that the attackers will pay for the atrocity. The […]
Jim W. Dean – 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
The actions of erstwhile madmen seem to be dragging the United States back into a Mid East war, reminiscent of 2011.
TEHRAN (FNA) – Senior Iraqi lawmakers strongly voiced their opposition to the US government’s decision to dispatch forces to Iraq in line with Washington’s policies to bring about changes to the regional geopolitics. “The US is looking for a pretext to enter Iraq through Kurdistan and through there to Northern Syria to allegedly support the […]
Shahwan Abdallah, the secretary of the Iraqi parliament’s defense committee, said that only the department for collecting intelligence data related to the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadists movement, used for selecting targets for air strikes, is operating at the moment. © SPUTNIK/ ANDREI STENIN US Not Showing Signs of Interest in Joining Baghdad Info Center MOSCOW […]
Iraq announced last month that it had joined a Russia-Syria-Iran agreement of cooperation and intelligence sharing in the fight against ISIS.
Jim W. Dean…”The bigwigs breathe easier now with another confirmation that only those down the line will be held responsible for events like this.”
– Jim W. Dean…”Everybody knows that flying unarmed drones would be stupid because you would not have that firepower to call on in an emergency.”