Skip to comments."America Deluded Us" Slams Angry Iraq PM, Will Buy Russian Jets Instead In War Against ISIS
Posted on 06/27/2014 5:50:11 AM PDT by Enlightened1
As BBC reports, citing Maliki, "Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq." He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their "jets are taking too long to arrive."
"God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens," he told BBC Arabic.
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Within one week? Who is going to fly them? Russian pilots?
I have a feeling the vast majority of Sadaam’s air force officers were Sunnis.
Good point! Probably Russian Pilots at first. Kind of like Syria.
Maliki’s scumbag persona is so transparent at this point, I have to wonder why Bush picked him to be head honcho. Yet another of GWB’s head-shakingly bad personnel decisions.
Isn’t Iraq’s air force infrastructure geared to US planes?
Obama is consistently on the wrong side of terrorism and is asking for $500 million to fund the Al Queda backed Syrian rebels. Congress should not only refuse the request, they should pass a law prohibiting him from spending any money to support the Syrian rebels.
Syria's pilots are Alawite. Hafez Assad was an air force pilot.
If we see Russian Aircraft flying in a couple weeks, then we will KNOW the Russian Air-Force will be over the skies of Iraq. Just like Syria....
It seems like we are making a lot of countries mad us compared to the past.
I would be skeptical about any of this.
Iraq has enough helicopter force to provide air cover and ground support. - If it can find pilots to fly the things in harms way.
Air superiority fighters aren’t going to do squat, even if they can be tasked to destroy infrastructure - which would be kind of stupid...
Wasn’t “America”, Mr. Maliki.
It was purely Obama. And he sure as hell isn’t America.
Go Russia! Go Iraq! Go Syria! Send Obama and John McCain’s Christian killer jihadi army to Hell!
John Kerry strikes again. Where’ his reset button?
send in the Egyptians- they`ll make mincemeat of ISIS.
Su-25s with Russian “volunteers” a la Chennault’s AVG.
Iraq’s military has a long history of wielding Russian weapons, MiGs, AK rifles, and the Iraqi tanks are all Russian Soviet inventions. In fact, if Saddam hadn’t been a secular opposition to Iran, we would have stayed hostile to him due to his Soviet alliance.
Bush didn’t pick him, he was voted on by the people from among a number that were running. Remember the purple index fingers?
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