Reports over the weekend of Iraq agreeing to intelligence sharing deals with Russia have been confirmed, with the first Russian military experts reports to have arrived now, and Russia openly discussing a plan to create a Baghdad-based “information center” for the sake of fighting ISIS in both Iraq and Syria
Russian spokesman Sergey Peskov said that it was “no secret” that Russia had invited the US to take part in the new information center, but that so far the US had not participated at all in such discussions. Nor, indeed, is there any indication they’re going to.
Indeed, US officials yesterday indicated that they’re going to greatly reduce their information sharing with Iraq following the Iraqi government deal with Russia, with one official griping that Iraq was already “well-served” with US intelligence and shouldn’t have accepted the Russian offer.
Iraqi PM Hayder Abadi defended the deal, which is going to include Iraq, Iran, Russia, and Syria, saying that the war with ISIS requires cooperating with everyone they can, adding that he welcomes Russia’s increased interest in fighting ISIS.
Abadi did not, however, address the reality that this increased cooperation comes at the cost of less support from the US, though with the war going so poorly, he may feel that US support isn’t near the panacea it was presented as at the start of the conflict.
6 thoughts on “Russia Urges US to Join Baghdad-Based Anti-ISIS Intel Sharing Program”
Why would Russia want to share intelligence with the U.S.? Don't they want to win against ISIS?
Putin; ya you, you may as well forget trying to suck up and support US and Euros plans for division of Syria you are acying more like love sick puppys nosig the packs asses hoping against hope there is at leSt one cur lower than you but there are none. US and Euros have hundreds of billions of Russian Rubles and tons of out of country currencies once held by Rusian autocrats and oligarchs and those boys are wheeling and dealing out of sight and sound.
Your Russian lands are being surrounded andnthe Stan Nations that used to be Soviet guinea pigs hate your guts.
F coursenthat is not hard to undestan when more much morea ortions than nirths of mosters is the norm for them.
Give it up while you still ha ve testicles, take the money and buy up South America as US and Euro monied i terest are now doing.
English next time, please.
"…US support isn’t near the panacea it was presented as at the start of the conflict."
…because…perhaps the US has been selling the Iraqis pipe dreams from the beginning and the Iraqis have finally figured out that the cost demanded by the US is far, far too high for what they are actually getting. Look, the US doesn't really give a ratsass about the Iraqis. They pounded them back into the stone age for no logical reason because…they wanted to "project" American power so the rest of the ME (and beyond) would quake and quiver at the thought of the US coming to "help."
The US is always pointing their fingers at others and accusing them of less than stellar actions. The US should seriously take a look in the mirror and admit that it's the US who has lost it moral compass and that those who have been designated to run the ship of state are the ones dragging the American people (who are generally decent) down into the morass of moral turpitude with them.
The US can not only not see the "shining lights on the hill"…they can't even find the friggin' hill anymore.
The US wants Putin to bog himself down in Syria, which he's now doing. Having lured him into the quagmire, why should they help him to get out?
Yeah, right. Where did you get this brilliant idea, moron?
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