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Senate moves toward supporting supply of US Apache helicopters to Iraq
Reuters, via South China Morning Post ^ | January 10, 2014 | Reuters in Washington

Posted on 01/10/2014 1:07:12 PM PST by Timber Rattler

The US Senate is looking more favourably at a request to provide attack helicopters to Iraq, but a top senator has not yet given the Obama administration a green light for military assistance that Baghdad wants to help it rebuff an al-Qaeda bid to seize a western province.

(Excerpt) Read more at scmp.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; apaches; iraq; obama
This one almost slipped through...so who's going to fly and maintain the Apaches? The Iraqis?
1 posted on 01/10/2014 1:07:12 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

I don’t know what these fools are thinking any more


2 posted on 01/10/2014 1:07:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler

Now if we can only get the Iraqis to PAY for them out of their own pockets for a change.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 1:14:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Why? Al queda is on the run. They’ve been decimated. Our benevolent overlord says so.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 1:15:42 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: GeronL

How many seconds will pass before they are being used by al-Qaeda or iran to attack innocent people of this region?

Another great idea form an administration with no credibility and a complete failure in foreign policy.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 1:16:08 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Timber Rattler

I think that people are getting tired of this endless drain on our blood and wealth. Between Obama and Congress, things look bleak.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 1:16:47 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: chiefqc

bump


7 posted on 01/10/2014 1:19:21 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler

Might as well send them directly to Teheran and skip the puppet in between.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 1:21:12 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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The Apache is quite the beast. I know a guy who was a test pilot. He had to do some crazy things in proving a rebuilt bird.

Things that could kill the inexperienced rather quickly and dramatically.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 1:28:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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10 posted on 01/10/2014 1:29:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Timber Rattler

Show us the money....


11 posted on 01/10/2014 1:33:45 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Timber Rattler

Sounds like a great idea, right up until a couple of them show up over a U.S. city with Ahmed Binfoolinya at the controls. No disrespect, to you, Timber, just the article. Thanks.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 1:40:23 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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"...so who's going to fly and maintain the Apaches?"

Arabs are notorious for poor aircraft maintenance - they usually have to hire expats to do it.
Good luck with that.

13 posted on 01/10/2014 2:57:08 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Timber Rattler

only the best for al queda


14 posted on 01/10/2014 4:21:12 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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Just great! I understand the Iraqi’s have already sold one to China.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:43 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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This one almost slipped through...so who's going to fly and maintain the Apaches? The Iraqis?

US Military contractors will maintain them and provide training. Most probably DynCorp.

16 posted on 01/10/2014 5:12:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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Even if the Apache deliveries are approved, they won’t be provided to Iraq immediately, so they might not make any difference in the conflict in Anbar.

There's no "might" about it. Too little, too late, and a fool's errand propping up Muslim regimes in any event.

17 posted on 01/10/2014 5:17:03 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Will this hardware going to be replaced or are we just disposing of more of our military asserts?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 7:54:46 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Timber Rattler

weren’t we just there... and didn’t we win?


19 posted on 01/15/2014 8:43:13 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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