Skip to comments.Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian [used] jets will turn tide
Posted on 06/26/2014 11:32:45 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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.
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. "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 ...
Nouri Maliki and Iran are Shiites. ISIS, al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and Mr. Obama are Sunnis. Any questions?
Yes. Why a Sunni Muslim is the President of the USA?
It is all Bush’s fault that we left Iraq under Obama before the country was united in anything but fear of a tyrant.
He won in the electoral college.
Poor leader makes all country pay dearly. But Obama has been elected twice!
It still means he had a not meagre number of votes.
It may wind up as Syrian and Russian forces fighting ISIS with the USA supplying ISIS with weapons and cash.
It’s a very dangerous game we are playing at.
too Little Too Late-—These jets will fall into the hands of the ISIS.