Skip to comments.Report: US, UK Knew About ISIS Takeover Months in Advance
Posted on 06/23/2014 10:28:25 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy
Kurdish authorities tell news outlet that they passed along intelligence about the ISIS plans months ago to US, UK - who then did nothing.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIS) takeover of Iraq earlier this month took the world by storm, as the successive fall of several major cities in the Sunni-dominated northwest left Iraqis fleeing and world leaders shaken.
But what if the blitz military conquest could have been prevented altogether?
Kurdish intelligence reported news of a strategic alliance and pact between Islamist groups to topple Mosul and other major Iraqi cities with ISIS's help as far back as January, the Telegraph reported late Sunday.
Shortly after the fall of Fallujah to ISIS, an informant reportedly stepped into a Kurdish intelligence office to reveal the news that ISIS officials had networked with remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime and former Hussein deputy Izzat al-Douri to plan a large-scale invasion.
But while Kurdish handlers ran immediately to the US and Britain with the information, the West allegedly sat back and did nothing.
"We had this information then, and we passed it on to your (British) government and the US government," Rooz Bahjat, a senior lieutenant to Lahur Talabani, head of Kurdish intelligence, told the Telegraph. "We used our official liaisons."
"We knew exactly what strategy they were going to use, we knew the military planners," he added. "It fell on deaf ears."
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Bad Kurds! They should have kept their stinkin' mouths shut.
Now the US and UK won't be able to execute their "double secret" plan to do whatever the heck they were gonna do for our betterment and the betterment of all mankind.
That’s Barry’s team (Sunnis) why would he want to stop them?
Key takeaway from the article:
“I have completely lost hope in America after listening to President Barack Obama,” (Chief of Kurdish Intelligence) Talabani said. “I blame him personally for what has happened in Syria, in the Middle East, in Iraq at the moment.” “I have no hope any more.”
So much for Hope and Change.
Alphabetsoupmedia? GOP? 'allo! Anyone?
Obama should have had intel beefed up and a plan in place immediately to prevent further spread.
He is DERELICT.
Regardless of which party is in power, we’ve all been told that our politicians are our betters. They know what is best for us and the rest of the world. If they need to keep things from us, then it’s probably best that we don’t try and find out.
If true, same old, same old...
The INTEL is out there but was not funneled up? Shades of 9/11.
Why does Hollywood always show US INTEL organizations doing their jobs perfectly? These organizations and their personnel are good looking and flawless.
The reality is different.
Wow. Boy King is making a mess of the world not just US. I feel sorry for our allies. I’m embarrassed to be an American. I feel this quote should be a headline in the MSM. Rub it into the faces of the low-info ignoramuses who voted this dude in not once but twice.
The key to fixing the current Iraq crisis is Maliki getting good sense, or getting a replacement with good sense who can unite Sunni and Shia to kick out ISIS. So was this an intelligence neglect, or an opportunity to apply shock therapy by doing nothing. Time may tell.
Hardly a secret...Iraq publically asked for help last October...
I have a suggestion.
And the Russians tried to warn them about a couple of US kids traveling to Checnya.
And an FBI agent tried to warn them about Muslims wanting to learn to fly, but not land.
The US government could care less.
The spin had not been spun. Obamatons needed time to find scapegoats and excuses to protect dear reader.