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Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian jets Will Turn Tide (Putin Punks Obama Again)
The BBC ^ | Wednesday, June 26, 2014 Last updated at 17:22 ET

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".

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqipm; maliki; obama; putin
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Who will be flying the fighters?

As Obama dithers on air cover for Iraq, Putin steps in and provides fighter jets on a week's notice.

1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Who will be flying the fighters?

Russians.

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.

2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

russia is filling the power vacuum in the middle east that our muzzie sisterhood oval office occupier created.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kristinn

Whoah. Didn’t see that coming.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: kingattax

Makes you feel safe, no?


5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:21:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kristinn


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!


6 posted on 06/26/2014 4:22:21 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: Army Air Corps

Obama’s scoring point with the press today as he strolls through ice cream parlors in Minnesota. Meanwhile Putin moves in again.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 4:23:19 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: 9422WMR

Hey! I love grits!


8 posted on 06/26/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kristinn

He must have Amazon Prime, dang.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 4:27:31 PM PDT by keat
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To: Army Air Corps

obozo should be wearing a burka


10 posted on 06/26/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kristinn
Maybe this is the reason for Putin places central Russia forces on 'full combat alert' 5 days ago.
11 posted on 06/26/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: McGruff

Neither did Obama.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 4:28:24 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
Somebody's got to stop these ISIS maniacs before they and/or their tactics go global.

It seems that the ptb that originally funded ISIS don't comprehend what an over-the-top rogue terrorist organization they created.

13 posted on 06/26/2014 4:29:46 PM PDT by grania
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To: kristinn

where is kerry today ? windsurfing ?


14 posted on 06/26/2014 4:31:00 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kristinn

obama must be so pis sed


15 posted on 06/26/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: kristinn

Manned space flight for 0bama’s NASA goes through who now?

5.56mm


16 posted on 06/26/2014 4:37:04 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kristinn

Doing the jobs Americans won’t do............


17 posted on 06/26/2014 4:40:11 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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!


18 posted on 06/26/2014 4:41:02 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: kristinn

Yep, dithers. You’d think Obama wasn’t really opposed to the Islamists or something.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 4:42:21 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: kristinn

In a world of 3D chess our President is a below average checker player.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 4:48:50 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: kristinn

From superpower to stupidpower in one administration.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:14 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: kristinn

So Vlady is Vlady of Arabia LOL!


22 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 9422WMR

Dude, get it right. The second line is scum sucking pinhead with a lousy physique. He’s a one man, no good losing streak. Nothing but a pencil necked geek.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 5:00:59 PM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: kristinn

Because chechens are flooding there to support ISIS. Putin probably figures he may as well kill them in Iraq.
Though Putin has always supported Assad and shiites anyway.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 5:09:03 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: kristinn

Because chechens are flooding there to support ISIS. Putin probably figures he may as well kill them in Iraq.
Though Putin has always supported Assad and shiites anyway.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 5:09:20 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: newbie 10-21-00

Sorry for the error in the lyrics. I was winging it from distant memory!


26 posted on 06/26/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: kristinn

Apparently, the BBC still sees some redeeming value in Nouri Maliki or they didn’t get the memo.

The Associated Press has taken to calling him Nouri Al-Maliki...a little shade of islamophobia to detract/distract from criticism of Obama.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 5:13:39 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Hey! I love grits!

Me too, but they aren't available where I live so rarely eat them anymore. Doubt that the WON does except something like Grits Gratin with Arugula, White Beans, and Garlic.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 5:14:00 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: kristinn

Well, at least we’ll see what kind of damage a Russian jet will do to our equipment.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 5:18:24 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: kristinn
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30 posted on 06/26/2014 5:19:30 PM PDT by keat
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To: kristinn

We are so stupid. All that blood and treasure for nothing


31 posted on 06/26/2014 5:19:40 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: kristinn

As no doubt Russians are manning Syria’s anti-aircraft missile sites, so Russian pilots will pilot Iraq’s airforce.

Now we’re in a proxy war with Russia in both Syria and Iraq.

Obama makes Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy look like genius.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 5:19:54 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: keat

Nice. A two pack


33 posted on 06/26/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: grania
Somebody's got to stop these ISIS maniacs before they and/or their tactics go global.

I disagree with you there.

Deal with them at the borders of Israel and the U.S.. On second thought, let them have the northeast states.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 5:22:48 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: 9422WMR

Don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel! (good one)


35 posted on 06/26/2014 5:23:59 PM PDT by stillfree? (Rome is Burning)
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To: kristinn

Obama is nothing but an ideologue. He cares not about what is good for America. That does not matter to him. He holds to the playbook of wrecking the US. He is doing a good job of it. People have yet to realize the horror in the near future they are going to live through.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 5:29:05 PM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn

That worked out well for the Russians in Afghanistan, they might as well do it again.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 5:35:51 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: kristinn

I’m sure Obama had some important gay pandering to tend to.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 5:48:58 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: kristinn

Wow, if this is true, Putin has given Bath House a swift kick in the a$$ yet again. Putin rushes in to fill the vacuum courtesy of Bath House.

I hope this comes to pass, highlighting yet another epic fail of O.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 5:49:52 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: kristinn

I just found out today that Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran. You can look it up on Wikipedia if you think I’m making this up.

I think that tells you everything you need to know about Obama’s foreign policy.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 5:57:12 PM PDT by ksm1
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To: kristinn

In a matter of weeks the Iraqi forces may not have airbases to fly missions out of.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 6:03:35 PM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: kristinn

It’s been in the news for weeks that Putin offered to help him.

Personally, I DON’T want to help Maliki. He’s a jerk.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 6:08:07 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: kristinn; All

43 posted on 06/26/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

We should come up with “Bitch,please” posters relating to Obama.

Ridicule is a potent weapon according to Alinsky.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:50 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: kristinn

As I like to say KGB Colonel vs community organizer, who do you think will win that one?


45 posted on 06/26/2014 6:16:34 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Fitzy_888
This is supposed to be a funny meme. Sadly, in relation to this, it isn't....
46 posted on 06/26/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: kristinn

Predictable. MAybe US border governors will ask the Russians to help guard their state’s border with Mexico since Obama isn’t doing so.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:40 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: tcrlaf

Good one


48 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:48 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: caveat emptor
Order long-cooking grits online.

One cup grits, one teaspoon salt, four cups water in crock pot night before. Cook on low for eight hours.

In morning, grits will be too thick--add milk and cheese and stir to the consistency you like

After you make them a few times, you can add more water or less water at the beginning, to suit.

here's the brand to buy if you want the absolute best….http://www.thekitchn.com/source-for-stoneground-grits-64217

49 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:57 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: bkopto

50 posted on 06/26/2014 6:32:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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