Skip to comments.Iraq conflict: PM fires senior officers over rebel advance
Posted on 06/17/2014 12:24:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has fired senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by Sunni Islamist rebels.
Four army commanders were dismissed for failing to perform "their national duty", a government statement said on Tuesday.
Iraqi forces have been engaged in heavy clashes with the rebels who have seized several key cities in the past week.
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But ask yourself this. When did Obama ever fire anyone for any reason?
The cost of this well planned Sunni “Islamist” offensive is huge. The recruitment, training, equipping, deployment and paying of these fighters was financed directly and indirectly by the Saudis. That is the same country that 15 of 19 9/11 terrorists called home. America’s “ally” and “great friend” hopes to create an Arabic speaking Sunni confederation composed of large parts of Syria and Iran to oppose Iran. When this dynamic is understood, it is clear why Obama supports Islamic rebels in Syria and why he is so conflicted on what to do in Iraq. Hopefully he believes his own rhetoric and does nothing.
How would Saddam have handled this mess?
But these guys were incompetent, corrupt, hacks.
Ask Saddam’s former officers who are fighting along with the Sunni’s who have joined ISIS on their March to Baghdad.
Grab a rifle, Nouri. You’ll likely need it soon.
I bet you’re right about that.