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Iran offers to help Iraq in fight against al-Qaida
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 6, 2014 1:50 AM EST

Posted on 01/06/2014 8:26:27 AM PST by Olog-hai

A senior Iranian military official says Iran is ready to help Iraq battle al-Qaida “terrorists” in the neighboring country’s Sunni-dominated western Anbar province.

Iraqi troops have been trying to dislodge fighters from the al-Qaida group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant from two key cities the militants overran last week. […]

Tehran is an ally of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. …

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; fallujah; iran; iraq; lebanon; ramadi; rop; syria; waronterror
Well, who didn’t see that coming.

(And why did the AP put the word terrorists in scare quotes?)

1 posted on 01/06/2014 8:26:27 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why not, they are basically a satellite state now anyway.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 8:30:31 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Olog-hai
"Yo Vlad, Can You Help Me Out Again?"


3 posted on 01/06/2014 8:30:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Why would they do this?


4 posted on 01/06/2014 8:38:06 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Olog-hai
Sort of makes you wonder about the secret US negotiations with Iran and how both Israel and the Saudis are freaked out by the US.

Which form of Islam was the Big Zero (our President) raised under? I wonder if he is taking religious sides in this? Nah, that couldn't happen, or is it?

5 posted on 01/06/2014 8:40:45 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 9:21:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nikos1121; All

Because the “terrorists” are already Iranians .. and now that they’ve taken back Faluja and Ramadi .. it appears the rest of Iraq is up for grabs.

And .. I personally believe Obama’s only goal in Iraq was to make it a total failure .. just for another stab in the back to GW.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:41:37 AM PST by The Final Harvest (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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