When Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the latest US deployment of ground troops into Iraq, he set in motion a chain reaction within Iraq’s political leadership that has other US officials scrambling to protect PM Hayder Abadi’s increasingly precarious situation.
Abadi was quick to object to the US deployment, and it’s clear why. A huge number of Shi’ite militias, many of them hugely politically powerful, are blasting the deployment and demanding the Abadi government do something to prevent them, warning they’ll shift from fighting ISIS to fighting US troops instead.
US officials are pretty sure they can circumvent Abadi’s objections, but are trying to figure out the best way to do it without further weakening Abadi, who they still see as a vital ally. As one US official noted, “there are ways to make these things work.”
Key Iraqi MP Sami Askari, an ally of Abadi, suggested in the future this could be accomplished by just not making public statements, saying the US could easily add 100 or even 500 troops at a time “without anyone rejecting it” so long as they weren’t making high-profile announcements.
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Theres no way Americans can still insist they are anti-empire and never had one or interested in having one . All their foreign actions are for peoples good and the forwarding of democracy round the world is just a big steaming heap of BS. They probably at this time have the most extensive and incursive empire the world has ever seen certainly much bigger then the old British Empire which they took over following WW2. Every dog has it`s day remember . The sick part is when they accuse Russia and China of being expansionist …..lol…..how do they keep a straight face…..lol…meanwhile Iraq is a total mess and I feel sorry for ordinary Iraqis who didn`t ask for any of this remember/
For America to be a great nation, it must follow the values that it was formed under. Establishing colonies is not one of those values.
Yeah willibeeb… It’s unbelievable how hubris & macho take over any man run enterprise. This should not interpreted as an endorsement of turning leadership over to a woman, any woman, and ESPECIALLY NOT the screw Hillary… These politically driven women like Hillary and “Carly F” seem to be intent on out doing their male peers in the war, conquest, confrontation departments and also the macho hubris mindset also… WTF… Aren’t all the men with guns who demand to run the world bad enough, without women of the same stripe egging them on…..??? & luck US…We get to pay for all the madness with our very hard earned money if we’re lucky, or our lives if not….. When will sanity show it’ face….????
Ash Carter makes Dumb Donald look less dumb.
3 pieces of proven bad advice:
1. Treat a whore like a lady, and a lady like a whore
2. If you get into a fight with a black guy – kick him in the shins and he will go down (that is where they are the weakest).
3. We should fight them over there so that we won't have to fight them here.
The first piece of "advice" might get you ripped -off or kicked in the crotch; the second might get your butt kicked; and the third might get you shot at some Christmas party.
The Iraqi people surrendered without a fight, almost all military took off uniforms , moved equipmentbto roadsides and began walking home.
City dwellers including all of Iraqs Shia leaders said do not fight US big spenders are on their way, and only after it was found all money was for US and foreign industry did Shias revolt, well some of them just not the ones in Iraq power who are US butt kissers in drag.
There is no Iraq and US with Kurds and Turkey are but putting final nailsbin coffin ready to bury any and all remnants of Iraq identity.
Those militia know bettrr than to fight US as over1 million of them died while they barely managed to kill 4500 in 10 years.
Disgusting. When will the Yanks ever learn to leave a country and mind their own business?
When the dollar is superceeded as the world's reserve currency and they go broke, probably from war spending.
The threat of foreign soldiers on the ground in Iraq has had the remarkable effect of a Sunni-Shia coalition in Bagdad.
Soon we will see US soldiers being attacked from all sides – I think I've already seen this movie, and it has a tragic ending, except for Our Dear Leaders, of course.
Dance! Puppets, Dance! Your strings are being pulled, so by God, DANCE!
Duh? We send troops to shoot them down in the streets of Bagdad, and then they send us "terrorists" that shoot us up in San Bernadino. Double Duh??
"All this violence for no good purpose"
Last week a man described as "gentle and caring to his son," he murdered three people in a clinic that was killing babies. This week a man from Pakistan, from the nation with the greatest vengeance against Empire USA for all the billions we have given to their military dictators, he murdered over a dozen and put bullet holes in additional two dozen. Comes now the above remark by a fool with not the slightest comprehension of the grand scheme of things.
For whether one believes in evolution or creation, the human race started out with a mind void of the knowledge needed to establish a fair and just society. A moral defect that keeps on getting worse as time goes on, for first came Moses to tell us, "Eye for eye and tooth for tooth."
Then came Christ to say, "I now give you a New Command. Do not use force to overcome evil. If they strike you on the right cheek turn to them the other."
Then came Mohamed to mix together the Judeo-Christian morality, such that it is now permissible and good to use violence only in self-defense.
And finally came the white Western race to rule the world by a cunning and deceit best exemplified by both Plato and Socrates in the stupidity of, "It is permissible to lie if it is beneficial."
So, this moral standard called the "Ten Commandments," is it fact or fiction? And if it is fact, will sins against it cause such things as global warming and the total destruction of planet earth?
And finally, is being good and striving to do only good, does that make us a slave to good? For in the grand scheme of things, are we just a creature without a freewill, a creature that has no choice but to do the organic will of nature or whatever deity therein?
Frankly, by now I'd much prefer to live in a world full of atheists rather than a world full of Christians, Jews and Muslims who all seem convinced that their imaginary friend has told them to kill the rest.
The US wants to put troops into Iraq to fight ISIS?
The same ISIS that the US has been aiding and abetting for four years?
Is this a bad movie script?
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