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Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian [used] jets will turn tide
The BBC ^ | 06/26/2014

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: airplane; belarus; iraq; russia
Don't the US have any used fighters now? Unlikely.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 11:32:47 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

Nouri Maliki and Iran are Shiites. ISIS, al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and Mr. Obama are Sunnis. Any questions?


2 posted on 06/26/2014 11:37:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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This was supposed to be sarcasm, not reality. Hisory will not be kind to us, for electing a man like Obama to the world's most important office.
3 posted on 06/26/2014 11:40:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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?

4 posted on 06/26/2014 11:55:26 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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It is all Bush’s fault that we left Iraq under Obama before the country was united in anything but fear of a tyrant.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 11:55:52 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

He won in the electoral college.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 11:57:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: tcrlaf

Poor leader makes all country pay dearly. But Obama has been elected twice!


7 posted on 06/27/2014 12:13:40 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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He won in the electoral college

It still means he had a not meagre number of votes.

8 posted on 06/27/2014 12:16:16 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 12:19:20 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: crazyhorse691

too Little Too Late-—These jets will fall into the hands of the ISIS.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 5:05:08 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade
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