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Stubjj844 - Wow, watching the news now of ISIS occupying the former American base full of tanks and shit. Think of all the American equipment they'll be using now. Thanks uncle Sam!
What base? I remember they were in talks to buy Bradleys and Abrams. Did that deal ever go through? May bite us in the ass if it did. Phone Post 3.0
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LOL. Obama is the fuck up here =

The Iraqi government has been asking for more than a year for surveillance and armed drones to combat a Sunni insurgency that has gained strength from battlefield successes in neighboring Syria.

Republican lawmakers were harshly critical Thursday of the administration's response. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for Obama to replace his national security team.

House Speaker John Boehner snapped: "What's the president doing? Taking a nap."
6/12/14 10:23 PM
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Just by looking at the pictures, I can see textbook standard CIA training all over the place there.
6/12/14 10:24 PM
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Oh no! People from the Middle East are taking control of the Middle East! This is an outrage!
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Let Iran fight ISIS

 

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Iran Is Deploying Experienced Fighters To Beat Back Militants In Iraq

 

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  • Jun. 12, 2014, 6:28 PM

 

At least three battalions of Iranian Revolutionary Guard units are being deployed to Iraq to fight back against militants who have seized key cities and continue to threaten the Maliki government, Farnaz Fassihi of the Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing Iranian security sources.

With the major cities of Fallujah, Mosul, and Tikrit falling to radical militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and bearing down on Najaf and Karbala, Tehran has moved its units into the region and green-lit air strikes on ISIS forces who come within 62 miles of the Iran Border, according to the Journal.

As the U.S. has pulled out, Iran has emerged as a key ally to the Shiite leadership in both Iraq and Syria, funneling money and guidance to both Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as they fight insurgencies in their respective countries.

"This is not a terrorism problem anymore,” Jessica Lewis, an expert at the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington think tank, told Time Magazine. "This is an army on the move in Iraq and Syria, and they are taking terrain.".................

 

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http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-fighters-iraq-2014-6

 

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6/12/14 10:29 PM
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Here's China's opportunity to show the world that they are a real super power...they should send in troops to secure their Chinese oil fields in Iraq.

 

 

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China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom

 

 

BAGHDAD — Since the American-led invasion of 2003, Iraq has become one of the world’s top oil producers, and China is now its biggest customer.

 

China already buys nearly half the oil that Iraq produces, nearly 1.5 million barrels a day, and is angling for an even bigger share, bidding for a stake now owned by Exxon Mobil in one of Iraq’s largest oil fields.

“The Chinese are the biggest beneficiary of this post-Saddam oil boom in Iraq,” said Denise Natali, a Middle East expert at the National Defense University in Washington. “They need energy, and they want to get into the market.”

Before the invasion, Iraq’s oil industry was sputtering, largely walled off from world markets by international sanctions against the government of Saddam Hussein, so his overthrow always carried the promise of renewed access to the country’s immense reserves. Chinese state-owned companies seized the opportunity, pouring more than $2 billion a year and hundreds of workers into Iraq, and just as important, showing a willingness to play by the new Iraqi government’s rules and to accept lower profits to win contracts.

“We lost out,” said Michael Makovsky, a former Defense Department official in the Bush administration who worked on Iraq oil policy. “The Chinese had nothing to do with the war, but from an economic standpoint they are benefiting from it, and our Fifth Fleet and air forces are helping to assure their supply.”

The depth of China’s commitment here is evident in details large and small.

In the desert near the Iranian border, China recently built its own airport to ferry workers to Iraq’s southern oil fields, and there are plans to begin direct flights from Beijing and Shanghai to Baghdad soon. In fancy hotels in the port city of Basra, Chinese executives impress their hosts not just by speaking Arabic, but Iraqi-accented Arabic..................

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/world/middleeast/china-reaps-biggest-benefits-of-iraq-oil-boom.html?pagewanted%253Dall&_r=0

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6/12/14 10:31 PM
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Let Iran fight ISIS

 

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Iran Is Deploying Experienced Fighters To Beat Back Militants In Iraq

 

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  • Jun. 12, 2014, 6:28 PM

 

At least three battalions of Iranian Revolutionary Guard units are being deployed to Iraq to fight back against militants who have seized key cities and continue to threaten the Maliki government, Farnaz Fassihi of the Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing Iranian security sources.

With the major cities of Fallujah, Mosul, and Tikrit falling to radical militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and bearing down on Najaf and Karbala, Tehran has moved its units into the region and green-lit air strikes on ISIS forces who come within 62 miles of the Iran Border, according to the Journal.

As the U.S. has pulled out, Iran has emerged as a key ally to the Shiite leadership in both Iraq and Syria, funneling money and guidance to both Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as they fight insurgencies in their respective countries.

"This is not a terrorism problem anymore,” Jessica Lewis, an expert at the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington think tank, told Time Magazine. "This is an army on the move in Iraq and Syria, and they are taking terrain.".................

 

MORE:

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-fighters-iraq-2014-6

 

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This is what people are missing. What our government wants is to draw our enemies into fighting each other. Iran is Shia and ISIS is extremist Suni.

They also hope that Russia invades Ukraine. Nothing fucks up a country like a war on its own border. Too bad millions will die to keep our enemies from focusing too much on us. Phone Post 3.0
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Holy fuck, why didn't we, "Highway of Death" these fuckers?

Like this?

 

Bush Sr. knew how to get shit done, and you guys gave him ONE term.


yep - he refused to occupy Iraq because he knew it would too costly 

 

 

too bad his son was a fucking idiot

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Stubjj844 - Wow, watching the news now of ISIS occupying the former American base full of tanks and shit. Think of all the American equipment they'll be using now. Thanks uncle Sam!
What base? I remember they were in talks to buy Bradleys and Abrams. Did that deal ever go through? May bite us in the ass if it did. Phone Post 3.0

I'm not sure, I saw it in passing. It was a former US military post at least, maybe not a full base. Definitely stocked with US equipment. There were tanks just sitting there and they were swarming all over them. We've all seen the news today of them driving around in humvees.
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LOL. Obama is the fuck up here =

The Iraqi government has been asking for more than a year for surveillance and armed drones to combat a Sunni insurgency that has gained strength from battlefield successes in neighboring Syria.

Republican lawmakers were harshly critical Thursday of the administration's response. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for Obama to replace his national security team.

House Speaker John Boehner snapped: "What's the president doing? Taking a nap."


...because a few drones would have made ALL the difference to a massed insurrection, amirite?


This is what people are missing. What our government wants is to draw our enemies into fighting each other. Iran is Shia and ISIS is extremist Suni.

They also hope that Russia invades Ukraine. Nothing fucks up a country like a war on its own border. Too bad millions will die to keep our enemies from focusing too much on us.


BWHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oh boy.
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http://www.alternet.org/world/we-anti-war-protestors-were-right-iraq-invasion-has-led-bloody-chaos

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Moke - Bush Sr. and Schwarzkopf...back when we were an actual and serious real Country.

100 percent correct. Bush Sr. was not gullible enough to allow a neocon scumbag like Paul Wolfowitz to hijack his foreign policy and overrule his generals. He knew going into Baghdad would result in Iraq splitting into pieces.

Watch Cheney's video from 1994 where he laid out the reasons not to go in. Everything he predicted in that video is happening right now.

 

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LOL. Obama is the fuck up here =

The Iraqi government has been asking for more than a year for surveillance and armed drones to combat a Sunni insurgency that has gained strength from battlefield successes in neighboring Syria.

Republican lawmakers were harshly critical Thursday of the administration's response. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for Obama to replace his national security team.

House Speaker John Boehner snapped: "What's the president doing? Taking a nap."


...because a few drones would have made ALL the difference to a massed insurrection, amirite?


This is what people are missing. What our government wants is to draw our enemies into fighting each other. Iran is Shia and ISIS is extremist Suni.

They also hope that Russia invades Ukraine. Nothing fucks up a country like a war on its own border. Too bad millions will die to keep our enemies from focusing too much on us.


BWHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oh boy.

LOL. Go back to hitting your fetish bag midget.
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What is sad is they asked for air strikes to bomb the camps and we turned them down. Could have been resolved or delayed pretty easily. Then again this might be a way to divide Iraq into Kurdistan, Sunniville, and Shiateville. Allowing us to renegotiate for oil.
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Unseen - This is what people are missing. What our government wants is to draw our enemies into fighting each other. Iran is Shia and ISIS is extremist Suni.


Correct. In terms of the power structure of the region, a return to Sunni rule is pretty much a return to the status quo before Saddam Hussein pursued his goal of a Pan-Arab state by invading Kuwait. It would be better to have a secular Sunni like Saddam and ideally have him dependent on Western support, but beggars can't be choosers.
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Unseen - This is what people are missing. What our government wants is to draw our enemies into fighting each other. Iran is Shia and ISIS is extremist Suni.


Correct. In terms of the power structure of the region, a return to Sunni rule is pretty much a return to the status quo before Saddam Hussein pursued his goal of a Pan-Arab state by invading Kuwait. It would be better to have a secular Sunni like Saddam and ideally have him dependent on Western support, but beggars can't be choosers.

 

Unseen is incorrect. For a long time we supported Saddam because he was Sunni. The fear was a "Shiite Crescent" in the region. Iran could easily crush ISIS and put down any Sunni rebellion and create the crescent that has been so feared for decades, and they're already getting involved. We fucked Iraq up good. Invading it is proving to be one of America's worst foreign policy blunders ever.

 

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this is crazy and sad.   Hope the international community steps up and fucks these guys up.

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Unseen - This is what people are missing. What our government wants is to draw our enemies into fighting each other. Iran is Shia and ISIS is extremist Suni.


Correct. In terms of the power structure of the region, a return to Sunni rule is pretty much a return to the status quo before Saddam Hussein pursued his goal of a Pan-Arab state by invading Kuwait. It would be better to have a secular Sunni like Saddam and ideally have him dependent on Western support, but beggars can't be choosers.

What 'the government wants' is a stable, Western-aligned regime controlling a country that holds major strategic importance and resource wealth.

The absolute LAST thing they want is a bunch of Jihadi fuckheads plunging the country into chaos and (even worse) potentially overthrowing the government and establishing a hostile Islamic state.
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This will get bigger. Iraq has borders with kuwait (oil exporter), Saudi Arabia(oil exporter) and Jordan (allied with US), turkey and Iran (oil contracts with china, weapons with Russia and has N Korea helping them with nukes).

This really does have potential for WW III type outcome.
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Can we just turn that country into glass already? Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 12:01 AM
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the best expression of the perspective of the average Iraqi was from an Iraqi radio host.

"Thanks for everything. Now please leave. And take us with you."
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Wish the innocent Iraqis the best...
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Wish the bad influences the worst...

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