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New alliances bring old enemies together as Isis advances in Iraq
The Guardian ^ | 6/28/14 | martin Chulov

Posted on 06/28/2014 6:27:26 PM PDT by mgist

The Syrian air force jets swooped in low over the Iraqi border, dropping two bombs before soaring back to Damascus. Snip

The attack on Tuesday night was praised by Iraq's embattled leader, Nouri al-Maliki, even if he did dispute which side of the border the Syrians hit and claimed no prior knowledge of it. In Syria, too, news travelled quickly. There though, and elsewhere, the strike in the desert was seen not as a random act but as a move choreographed with allies – some of whom were not long ago foes – to deter a common threat.

Even the Iranians are seeing some of the CIA work on Da'ash [a name used for Isis]." On Thursday, the Observer witnessed a large US military cargo plane descending over Abu Ghraib and into Baghdad airport. Also watching was a convoy from the most feared militia in the land, the Iranian-backed Asa'ib ahl al-Haq, whose members sat nonchalantly under the flight path. Earlier that day, the group's leader, Major General Qassem Suleimani, the leader of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, had left Baghdad for Najaf, and then to Tehran, after overseeing plans for the defence of the capital. Suleimani was well-known to the US officials who arrived in Baghdad's green zone earlier in the week for meetings with Maliki. For more than five years, between 2005 and 2011, he had been their chief antagonist in Iraq, with militias he directed responsible, according to Washington, for more than a quarter of all US battle casualties. This time though, the foes paid each other no heed. The US military might that Suleimani fought so hard to counter will be needed if the battle with Isis is to be won. Iranian muscle in Baghdad will be just as important.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; obama

1 posted on 06/28/2014 6:27:26 PM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist
Nothing new, Obama working with ISIS Al Qaeda rebels, and Iran.

Iran has Hezbollah drug links throughout South America, and heroin has become an epidemic.

State Department Reports Hezbollah Increasing Drug and Terrorism in South America 2013. http://interamericansecuritywatch.com/exporting-terror-in-americas-backyard/

"There has indeed been a “marked resurgence” of Iranian state sponsorship of terrorism over the past 18 months. But as the new Nisman report drives home, here’s an even more disturbing fact — Iran has run intelligence networks in the United States’ backyard to “sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks” for decades." http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/americas/iran-latin-america

"Nisman's report said Iran's intelligence activities in Latin America are being conducted directly by Iranian officials or through a key surrogate, the Hezbollah Islamic militant group. "Criminal plans" by Iran could be under way in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, the report said.

"They are more involved in the cocaine trade than ever before, and have greater access in the region due their allies in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and elsewhere," Farah said. " CNN 2013

“The evidence seems to indicate that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons, but that tax payers’ dollars in the form of informant payments, may have financed those engaging in such activities,” the pleading added.

‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court Papers December 29, 2011

2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:39:05 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Obam’s brother


3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:53:13 PM PDT by dalebert
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“Barack Obama His hands-off approach to the Middle East is being sorely tested by Iraq, which is a grave test to regional stability”

Now that is just a joke along with some of the other statements. Tell that to the Egyptians, Libyans and how about the training and arming of the Syrian rebels.

4 posted on 06/28/2014 7:05:33 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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Obama doing his best to funnel millions in US military aid to ISIS and other militant muslim terror groups.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 10:04:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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Iran has Hezbollah drug links throughout South America, and heroin has become an epidemic.

State Department Reports Hezbollah Increasing Drug and Terrorism in South America 2013. http://interamericansecuritywatch.com/exporting-terror-in-americas-backyard/

[...] "They are more involved in the cocaine trade than ever before

The War On Drugs inflates drug profits and restricts them to terrorist and criminal hands.

6 posted on 06/29/2014 10:17:36 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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