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Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit
IBT ^ | June 12 2014 1:55 PM | Howard Koplowitz

Posted on 06/13/2014 10:42:40 AM PDT by robowombat

Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit By Howard Koplowitz@howardkoplowitz on June 12 2014 1:55 PM Iran Deploys Forces To Iraq, Helps Retake Tikrit An elite branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is in Iraq fighting alongside Iraqi troops in a battle against an al-Qaeda affiliated militant group. \

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.

The Times of London said 150 members of the Quds Forces are in Iraq, where ISIS militants seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, earlier this week.

Meanwhile, ISIS continue to vow that it would soon march on Baghdad.

“'Our final destination will be Baghdad, the decisive battle will be there,' that’s what their leader kept repeating," a tribal figure near Tikrit relayed to Reuters.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: iran; iraqmeltdown; iraqsshiite; isis; quds; shiite; shiites; sunni; tikrit
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This story is exploding faster than the LSM can get a unified spin in place and disseminated.

Meanwhile, ISIS continue to vow that it would soon march on Baghdad.

“'Our final destination will be Baghdad, the decisive battle will be there,' that’s what their leader kept repeating," a tribal figure near Tikrit relayed to Reuters.

1 posted on 06/13/2014 10:42:40 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Great development as Iran is now seizing Iraq. A total mess.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 10:43:43 AM PDT by Williams
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To: robowombat

While in the Oval Office the Commander-In-Chief is planning America’s response... from under his desk.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 10:46:48 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit

They are going to leave a "stabilizing force" on the ground. Which is what Obama wouldn't do.

Does that Imply that Obama is a Sunni or a Shia?

4 posted on 06/13/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: robowombat

If they have been planning this for months, and they have, they have prepositioned assets in Baghdad already.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 10:48:20 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Going to Palm Springs for Golf and a Fundraiser, of course...


6 posted on 06/13/2014 10:52:28 AM PDT by Shady (We will not comply. We are Free, We Are AMERICANS!)
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To: justa-hairyape

I fear a surprise on our soil while this is going on. Afterall they have 5 released leaders that can probably multi-task.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 10:53:21 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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They aren’t worried about attacking the US right now. They hoping that Obama will come back into the Middle East turmoil on the side of Iran and united Islamic caliphate.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT by Eva
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To: robowombat

Given that no other media outlet has corroborated this story, I’m skeptical. Tikrit is populated by Sunni Arabs. I’d be surprised if an American division could capture in a day, let alone a few Iranian battalions.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 11:00:08 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: robowombat

I guess Obama will let Iran have its nukes and Iraq too??? I’m beginning to think we need to make a Sadaam Hussein in test tube to restore order in Iraq and keep the Iranians in check.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 11:18:09 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Zhang Fei

Saddam must be spinning in his grave at the thought of Persian Shiite Quds forces in his hometown. The Sunnis there are not going to stand by and let this happen.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 11:20:05 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Zhang Fei

The Iranian Quds probably have a more liberal interpretation of their rules of engagment than we do. Particularly when dealing with “civilians.”


12 posted on 06/13/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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Afterall they have 5 released leaders that can probably multi-task.

And with them a 6th--a sergeant I hear.

13 posted on 06/13/2014 11:23:11 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: robowombat

And so the Middle East devolves into anarchy and chaos under the tender mercies of seventh-century animals, and the administration does what?


14 posted on 06/13/2014 11:42:47 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Question for the group: Why did Obama, several times, in his statement this morning refer to the rebels as ISIL, instead of the ISIS as I’ve heard it referred to by everyone else.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 11:51:29 AM PDT by rickomatic
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The Iranian Quds probably have a more liberal interpretation of their rules of engagment than we do. Particularly when dealing with “civilians.”

Every Iraqi household is armed with AK-47's and possibly even RPG's. Cities are death traps for infantry operating without air and artillery support. A light infantry force of several battalions like the one in the article would be pinned down all the time and shot to hell in a city of hundreds of thousands like Tikrit.

16 posted on 06/13/2014 11:52:07 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Eva

Right now they have their sights on Baghdad and Karbala. They are going to utilize mass suicide bombings to clear defenses and disrupt those cities. They now call this “The March” to Baghdad. By the time Obama decides to do anything, it will be all over.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 12:01:40 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Zhang Fei; All
I’m skeptical. Tikrit is populated by Sunni Arabs. I’d be surprised if an American division could capture in a day, let alone a few Iranian battalions.

I am also. But I suspect Iranians are entering Iraq. In other locations government forces numbering in the thousands appear to be collapsing before zealots numbering in the hundreds. The government army and police the US established appear to be both cowardly and compromised. In 1972 in Viet Nam when really large NVA forces attacked the ARVN a number of compromised or covert communist sleepers in responsible positions aided significantly in creating a major disaster in I Corps. This being an Arab country it goes without saying that duplicity and treasonable conduct is common and the government forces are filled with sleepers or other Fifth Columnists.

18 posted on 06/13/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Zhang Fei

Except those same conditions don’t seem to be stopping the jihadis.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 12:33:39 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Williams

Great development as Iran is now seizing Iraq. A total mess.


HUGE - and now Russia has tanks rolling through Ukraine.
The world as we know it is falling apart thanks to zero’s “I’m not George Bush” foreign policy and he is likely off playing golf. Or giving interviews about how hard it is to be a dad with a teenage daughter.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 1:19:52 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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