Skip to comments.Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian jets Will Turn Tide (Putin Punks Obama Again)
Posted on 06/26/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by kristinn
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
"God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens," he said.
He said that the process of buying US jets had been "long-winded" and that the militants' advance could have been avoided if air cover had been in place.
Isis and its Sunni Muslim allies seized large parts of Iraq this month.
Mr Maliki was speaking to the BBC's Arabic service in his first interview for an international broadcaster since Isis - the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - began its major offensive.
"I'll be frank and say that we were deluded when we signed the contract [with the US]," Mr Maliki said.
"We should have sought to buy other jet fighters like British, French and Russian to secure the air cover for our forces; if we had air cover we would have averted what had happened," he went on.
He said Iraq was acquiring second-hand jet fighters from Russia and Belarus "that should arrive in Iraq in two or three days".
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As Obama dithers on air cover for Iraq, Putin steps in and provides fighter jets on a week's notice.
Looks like all that money and 4400 US lives bought Russia a new best friend in the Middle East.
Another foreign policy score for Barack.
russia is filling the power vacuum in the middle east that our muzzie sisterhood oval office occupier created.
Whoah. Didn’t see that coming.
Makes you feel safe, no?
As Obama dithers on air cover for Iraq, Putin steps in and provides fighter jets on a week’s notice.”
Bam! In your face you pencil neck geek, grit eating freak. Scum sucking, grit munching, pencil neck Obama!
Obama’s scoring point with the press today as he strolls through ice cream parlors in Minnesota. Meanwhile Putin moves in again.
Hey! I love grits!
He must have Amazon Prime, dang.
obozo should be wearing a burka
Neither did Obama.
It seems that the ptb that originally funded ISIS don't comprehend what an over-the-top rogue terrorist organization they created.
where is kerry today ? windsurfing ?
obama must be so pis sed
Manned space flight for 0bama’s NASA goes through who now?
Doing the jobs Americans won’t do............
Grits are a southern delicacy ( ok maybe a stretch).
Grit is the nasty crap that accumulates on the toilet bowl and floor.
Grit eating scum sucking freak describes Barry Obama pretty well in my book!
Yep, dithers. You’d think Obama wasn’t really opposed to the Islamists or something.
In a world of 3D chess our President is a below average checker player.