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Iran ready to expand military links with Iraq (never saw that one coming...)
The Telegraph ^ | 12/25/11

Posted on 12/25/2011 7:31:25 AM PST by markomalley

Iran is ready to expand its military and security ties with Iraq, its armed forces chief of staff has said, a week after the exit of US forces from their neighbour.

General Hassan Firouzabadi hailed the "forced departure" of the US and allied forces that he said "was due to the resistance and determination of the Iraqi people and government," the state Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The statements were made in messages Gen Firouzabadi sent to his Iraqi counterpart, Lieutenant General Babaker Zebari, and to Iraq's acting defence minister, Saadun al-Dulaimi, IRNA said.

The departure of the US troops "was due to the resistance and determination of the Iraqi people and government," he said.

"I hope the humiliating failure of the United States after nine years of occupying Iraq will serve as a lesson for them to never think of attacking another country," he said.

Lt Gen Firouzabadi added that Iran was now "ready to expand its military and security ties with Iraq."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombiran; economy; firouzabadi; iran; iraniraq; iraq; iraqiran; iraqunhinged; markets; oil

1 posted on 12/25/2011 7:31:30 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The thing is, 0 and his bumbling cronies didn’t see that coming. They never do it really is amazing.


2 posted on 12/25/2011 7:33:02 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: markomalley
Guess we should get ready for the Iraqi Kurdish and Sunni refugees too. The Islamonazis have already pretty much purged the country of Christians.
3 posted on 12/25/2011 7:37:43 AM PST by Happy Rain ('The GOP establishment thinks a conservative can't win--Liberal Democrats KNOW conservatives win.)
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To: markomalley

Mark my words: the day will come when we refer to the Saddam era as the “good old days.” Thanks W; 4,500 brave men and women gave their lives for nothing.


4 posted on 12/25/2011 7:43:06 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: Happy Rain

“Guess we should get ready for the Iraqi Kurdish and Sunni refugees too.”
Yeah, we can add them to the list that includes the Cubans and the Vietnamese and Hmong and the other people we have sold out in the past 50 years or so.


5 posted on 12/25/2011 7:44:07 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Mmogamer
The thing is, both boy Bush, 0 and his bumbling cronies didn’t see that coming. They never do it really is amazing.

Two trillion dollars later, here we are.

6 posted on 12/25/2011 7:50:51 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Mmogamer
The thing is, 0 and his bumbling cronies didn’t see that coming. They never do it really is amazing.

You don't think O'Bastard and his handlers didn't see that coming? They encourage the caliphate.
7 posted on 12/25/2011 7:51:24 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: markomalley
do I really have to say it???

8 posted on 12/25/2011 7:54:52 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Carry_Okie
And Bill Kristol and the neocons insist we continue to police the world endangering other peoples sons and daughters while their kids are safe and comfortable.
9 posted on 12/25/2011 7:55:59 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

That is a blatant lie. Why do you insist on posting blatant lies?


10 posted on 12/25/2011 8:26:22 AM PST by macquire
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To: bwc2221

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2008/3/18/will-rotc-return-joseph-m-kristol/

Joe is Bill Kristol’s son.


11 posted on 12/25/2011 8:35:17 AM PST by macquire
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To: markomalley

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory !


12 posted on 12/25/2011 8:46:51 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: markomalley

Thanks to our Outstanding Leader in the W.H. !


13 posted on 12/25/2011 8:47:34 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: markomalley

What Gomer Pyle said!!!


14 posted on 12/25/2011 11:28:46 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Your correction to the original statement is accurate.


15 posted on 12/25/2011 12:09:47 PM PST by yinandyang
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To: Mmogamer

I think 0 not only saw it coming, but he welcomes it.


16 posted on 12/25/2011 12:10:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The Sunni-Shia civil war was merely postponed by US intervention. There is a long overdue bloodletting about to occur in Iraq and the only questions are: (1) whether Iran is going to directly participate in support of their Shia brethren or merely provide arms, and (2) whether any Sunni majority country will come to the aid of Iraq’s Sunni minority. Time to buy oil stocks. When the Iraqi yahoos torch their own oil fields, prices will once again skyrocket.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 6:04:56 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: bwc2221

Sure, let’s have Europe be “world police” instead, after the “principles” of the UN that they love to expound. Everyone will be begging to have the USA take the job back.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 8:41:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: littleharbour

Scenario 1 is most likely. And no, they won’t torch their own oilfields any more than Iran ever torched their own.


19 posted on 12/26/2011 8:42:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: crosshairs

“You don’t think O’Bastard and his handlers didn’t see that coming?”
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Actually I DO think they DID see that coming. Yeah, Obama is pushing as hard as he can for the caliphate.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 8:59:57 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: Mmogamer
The thing is, 0 and his bumbling cronies didn’t see that coming. They never do it really is amazing.

George W. Bush is the one who signed the agreement for US troops to leave this month. Obama takes credit for it.

And don't think FReepers weren't predicting this all the way back to 2003. A lot of us knew that Iraq was just a Yugoslavia in waiting - remove the dictator, Tito or Sadam in ths case, and eventually the country will collapse into fighting between Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds.

The only thing surprising is that they are being so blatant about it. The Iranians had agents in Iraq since not long after we invaded. I would have thought they would have been a little more subtle for a while longer.
21 posted on 12/27/2011 5:46:58 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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