Echoing similar sentiments from the United States, Iran’s General Mohammed Hejazi says that his nation is prepared to provide military equipment and advice, but no troops for Iraq‘s ongoing fight with al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
AQI took over the city of Fallujah late last week, and has resisted initial military attempts to retake it. Though the Maliki government is talking up his nation’s military capabilities, they seem to be dependent on allies for equipment to tackle major fights.
And that means the US and Iran, who though not on good terms with one another are both close with Maliki. Still, the disastrous nature of Iraq’s security situation means their support will stop short of anything that gets them sucked directly into the conflict.
Gen. Hejazi downplayed the notion that troops had ever been considered as an option, saying Iran believes Iraq has “no need of manpower.” The Obama Administration, meanwhile, has simply conceded that sending troops would be too unpopular to seriously consider.
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Yesterday the Saudis bought 3billion dollars French weapon for Lebanese army, this deal is not about the Saudis goodwill toward Lebanese people nor they care about Lebanese army, this is their revenge to USG new politics toward Saudis. We all know that many of the weapons used by Wahhabis-Al-Quedas and their affiliated terrorist groups are provided by Saudis, at the same times French government fighting the Islamist in Central African nation and other part of central Africa, such weapon buy is connected to what French are doing in Africa and what Al-Queada is doing in Syria and Iraq. Once again the capitalism double moral, now if is social democrats as holland, or that Swedish-English Neo liberal government are, the reality of the matter is that vulture capitalism has no boundaries nor respect any social principals but safeguarding its profit making government machineries to get them what they want. Now if it comes to dealing with the devils himself they would do it as they supporting the Saudis barbarians by selling weapons to their leaders.
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