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Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit
International Business Times ^ | 06/12/2014 | By Howard Koplowitz

Posted on 06/12/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

In a stunning development that threatens to further destabilize the Middle East, Iran has deployed an elite unit of its Revolutionary Guard to help the Iraqi government take on ISIS, the Sunni militant group that has seized several areas in the northern part of the country.

Two battalions of the Quds Forces are already making progress in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reported. The militant group took control of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Wednesday, but Revolutionary Guard and Iraqi troops overtook 85 percent of the city on Thursday, Iraqi and Iranian security forces told the paper.

Iran, which is dominated by Shiites, has close ties to Iraq’s Shiite-led government. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called ISIS “an extremist, terrorist group that is acting savagely” during an appearance on state television, Al Jazeera reported. "For our part, as the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran ... we will combat violence, extremism and terrorism in the region and the world."

The Iranian military is considering shifting troops fighting in Syria, where forces are supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, to Iraq if the deployment of the Quds Forces doesn’t make any progress in the latest offensive.


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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; isis; tikrit

1 posted on 06/12/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What a mess, this does not bode well for the USA.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 12:24:55 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh for f*cks sake...

I may need that Friday drink early.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 12:25:23 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

Bizzaro world eh?


4 posted on 06/12/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, we didn’t see this coming.

Obama is an absolute dumba—.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 12:26:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Last thing I ever expected to read.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 12:26:45 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: seeker41

So they go the chimps and gibbons go ape killing each other. I’m not so sure this isn’t a bad thing. Let them.

I suggest we just keep drilling and fracking here.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 12:27:11 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: SeekAndFind

They won’t just be helping Iraq, they’ll be helping themselves.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 12:27:47 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: seeker41
The enemy of my enemy is STILL my friggin' enemy!!
9 posted on 06/12/2014 12:30:54 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s because the ISIS are going to exterminate Shia anywhere and everywhere they find them

but look out because Quds has some very “special” weapons

this whole mess is like watching scorpions fight each other to the death... who are you going to cheer for?


10 posted on 06/12/2014 12:31:34 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's see - hmmm - up is down, left is right, over is under, bad is good. To paraphrase another Freeper, we are double parked in the twilight zone.
11 posted on 06/12/2014 12:32:25 PM PDT by buckalfa (Charter Member of the Group W Bench)
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To: silverleaf

We just need some Star trek fight music to go with our popcorn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AphxyjrH4SE


12 posted on 06/12/2014 12:35:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
bizarro world eh

Oh, c'mon. What's bizarre about Iran having to kill off the terrorists we trained and armed?

13 posted on 06/12/2014 12:35:27 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

Good News! Sunnis killing Shiites - Shiites killing Sunnis. Kill em all - Let Allah sort em out.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SeekAndFind

That is why we need to stay out these guys way, they end up fighting each other.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gosh, they got right to it. What a surprise (not).


16 posted on 06/12/2014 12:46:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now the breaking news is that the Kurds have taken Kirkuk.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: silverleaf
who are you going to cheer for?

Both of them. Let each side kill as many of the other as they can.

18 posted on 06/12/2014 12:51:31 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: silverleaf

Scorpion vs. camel spider... hmmm...


19 posted on 06/12/2014 12:52:18 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barak Hussein Obama

After 9-11, who the hell thought that was a good idea?
20 posted on 06/12/2014 12:53:36 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: cripplecreek
how about some footage of Romulans vs Klingons?
21 posted on 06/12/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SeekAndFind

So now we are fighting with Iran in Iraq, against Iran in Syria, for Al Qaeda in Syria, against Al Qaeda in Iraq.

Supplying weapons to all. Just what the hell are we doing anyway?


22 posted on 06/12/2014 1:02:58 PM PDT by dforest
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History will paint a very lucid picture of this Leftwing disaster.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 1:09:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dforest
Supplying weapons to all. Just what the hell are we doing anyway?

Ignoring our own morals.

Morals that have stood the test of time and the judgement of history.

24 posted on 06/12/2014 1:21:31 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone on Fox News claimed that ISIS consists of only about 800-1000 fighters. Shouldn’t that be fairly easy to beat back? Meanwhile, Shepard Smith claimed that Sunnis and Shias had been fighting for “thousands and thousands of years.” Shep, read a book about the history of Islam!


25 posted on 06/12/2014 1:23:04 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind
There is a high probability that this may devolve into a Sunni/Shiite civil war.

And what few Christians remain in Iraq will be caught in the middle.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 1:24:50 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: henkster
Agree. Screw em all.
27 posted on 06/12/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: PapaBear3625

The Sunnis and Shiites exterminated the Christians in Iraq years ago. Just as they are in Egypt, Syria and Pakistan.

Unfortunately, the Churches founded by the Apostles will all be gone in just a few years.

So let the muzzies kill each other. Might as well have something positive come out of this.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 1:28:47 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Shep was full of BS. That this afternoon he was piping was incorrect and full of BS. FOX needs to rein him in. He was saying that Maliki was sunni. LOL


29 posted on 06/12/2014 1:30:05 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

The camel is now firmly inside the tent. He isn’t leaving.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dforest

We intervene here and there, again and again while an invasion at our borders is not only unchecked bit encouraged. This country is doomed!!


31 posted on 06/12/2014 1:33:46 PM PDT by brydic1
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL!


32 posted on 06/12/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: SeekAndFind

So either ISIS or Iran wins.

Great foreign policy, 0bummer.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: SeekAndFind

War popcorn! I hope there are some YouTube videos of Quds vs. ISIS. This is about as nasty a Shiite vs. Sunni battle as you are going to get.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 2:07:35 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: SeekAndFind

Now, where is it that Saddam buried all those chemical weapons??

I’ll bet that Assad or the Quds force know where!

This will become very ugly, very fast.

Maybe if we can get the Keystone pipeline completed by 2016, we’ll only freeze out the women and children for two global warming winter seasons!

Thanks Zer0.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 2:18:02 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: SeekAndFind

If we don’t do anything else we should carpet bomb the Quds.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 2:27:14 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: silverleaf

Yup.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 2:51:44 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: SeekAndFind

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why he’s the world’s most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166656/posts


38 posted on 06/12/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama just needs to have a beer with the Al Qaeda leader in the White House garden.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 3:53:57 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Rocky
I have to agree with a poster from another site:

"Surrendering an entire country to al Qaeda and simultaneously p*ssing away 4,486 American lives and a trillion taxpayer dollars spent in blood and treasure is a tremendous achievement for Obama. It sure surpasses anything Bin Laden could have done."

40 posted on 06/12/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: dforest
"Supplying weapons to all. Just what the hell are we doing anyway?"

Keeping the international Military Industrial Banking complex going?

41 posted on 06/12/2014 4:18:21 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SeekAndFind

OK. Good. Now the situation is under control. Should Israel send in a peace-keeping force, too?/s


42 posted on 06/12/2014 4:32:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

A+


43 posted on 06/12/2014 4:37:28 PM PDT by dforest
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To: seeker41

“What a mess, this does not bode well for the USA.”

It is a mess, but when two enemies of America try to kill off each other, we win. Hopefully, this war between the various Islamic terrorist groups, will continue for a few years in the middle east.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:59 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So if we bring air assets into Iraq we could be killing Iranians too? Bonus points.


45 posted on 06/12/2014 5:44:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: SeekAndFind

So in the end this results in more Russian influence in the region since Iran is already working with Russia......

Iran.. Iraq.. and Syria..


46 posted on 06/12/2014 7:16:21 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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