Skip to comments.Iraq Violence: Baghdad Asks For US Help [advisers, intelligence analysis and surveillance assets]
Posted on 08/17/2013 6:03:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Iraq Violence: Baghdad Asks For US Help
Baghdad seeks renewed assistance from the US as bomb attacks and the threat from al Qaeda increase across Iraq.
Iraq has asked the United States for new help to fight extremists in the country less than two years after it forced American troops to withdraw.
The request follows a resurgence of violence across Iraq and a renewed threat from al Qaeda extremists.
The White House has largely turned its attention away from Iraq since US forces left in 2011.
But the country has recently been hit with deadly bombings at a rate reminiscent of Iraq's darkest days, stoking new fears of a civil war.
More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in terror-related attacks in July, the deadliest month since 2008.
The violence has spurred Baghdad to seek new US aid to curb the threat, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
He said a US assistance package could include a limited number of advisers, intelligence analysis and surveillance assets including lethal drones.
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It sure as hell is...
Since ya’ll wanted us to GTFO...
BS...they know who their enemies are, let them deal with it.
to US policy makers in the Congress (if there are any left):
“NO” is a complete sentence
sounds like a “civil war” to me- the kind the liberals said we should never get involved with. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day
No American lives
1. His abandonment of the "Green Revolution" in Iran, leaving decent young people to be killed and tortured by the monstrous mullahs and ayatollahs there;
2. His abandonment of the millions of decent folk in Iraq after our American troops won their liberty from tyranny.
I could go on, but so much blood is on Obama's hand that we Freepers don't need to be educated.
Yup. Screw em.
That would require sending the Fighting 69th Sodomite \Brigade and I’m not sure if we should ;)
If they want to go as mercenaries I say go fer it.
I’m good with that.
They wanted us gone, so let them shoot each other. Best approach would have been to partition Iraq into 3 states. Wasn’t done, so sectarian violence continues.
Agree. If we had to do it at all, 3 was the magic nnumber.
since gays can now serve openly in our military, and since they are anathema to Muslims, and since our troops MUST respect the laws and customs of the nations where they are deployed...well...
All part of the wonderfulness that is me . Well that and my great sense of humility ;)
Iraq forced U.S. troops to withdraw? I thought Obama took the opportunity to unilaterally pull them out.
I say send ‘em. It will have the added benefit of driving the Left nuts.
At least Egypt isnt letting them have their country back.
“That would require sending the Fighting 69th Sodomite \Brigade and Im not sure if we should ;)”
Ah.. The Screaming Bradley Mannings!!