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Target ISIS: First Batch of Russian Fighter Jets Arrives in Iraq
Russia Today ^ | June 29, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 06/29/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT by lbryce

The first delivery of Russian Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS.

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Sunday confirmed receiving five Su-25 fighter jets in accordance with the deal with Moscow. The jets were delivered by a Russian An-124 transport plane in a dismantled state, and are expected to be set up and become operational within 3-4 days.

“The Sukhoi Su-25 is an air-ground support and anti-terrorism mission aircraft. In these difficult times, we are in great need of such aircraft. With God’s help, we will be able to deploy them to support our ground forces on a mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militants within the next 3-4 days,” Iraqi Army Lieutenant General Anwar Hamad Amen Ahmed told RT’s Ruptly news agency at an airport receiving the jets.

According to Ahmed, Iraq will wage a “massive attack” on insurgents with the help of the jets.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; isis; obama; putin; russia; su25
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How this country managed to turn itself into the impotent, laughing stock of the world from Bush to Obama, in less than a decade, is depressing beyond belief.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Getting the Frogfoot.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: lbryce

Russia knows about the threat from the bearded savages. This country’s leadership has chosen to ignore them.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 12:55:03 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: lbryce

Wow, that was fast, Harry Reid would still be blocking the
motion for Piper Cubs.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 12:55:04 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red Steel

Reporters and military stuff. They can never seem to get it right. The Su-25 isn’t a fighter jet, it’s a close air support aircraft. Kind of a dim Russian attempt at an A-10. The Iraqis had a few and they didn’t fare well.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 1:02:57 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do nything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: lbryce

Obama has created Al-Qaeda-stan, maybe the 4th biggest oil producer on Earth.

And now Putin is making friends with this new country.

Nice, huh...?

Lessay Obama is SUPER nice, but you were Prez and you were really bad:

What has Obama done that you would have done differently...?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lbryce

“The jets were delivered by a Russian An-124 transport plane in a dismantled state, and are expected to be set up and become operational within 3-4 days.”

Who wants to be the first one to fly one of these things?


7 posted on 06/29/2014 1:06:01 PM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: Red Steel
The Russian An-22 Antheus Cock is still the one preferred over the Frogfoot.

Antonov An-22 Antheus Cock
http://testpilot.ru/russia/antonov/22/an22_e.htm


8 posted on 06/29/2014 1:09:11 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: I want the USA back

Putin is no friend of our USA, but those attack jets are air assets the Iraqi government needs now. I hope Putin sent along some Russian pilots as they are much more skilled than the ones in Iraq. Obummer will dither until the bad Islamists flying black flags run all the Mid East.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 1:11:16 PM PDT by RicocheT (It ain’t a party ’til the dogs are eating the corpses in the street.)
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To: lbryce

There is a crap ton of trained up Chechens fighting in Syria and Iraq. By many accounts the Chechens are even highly esteemed for their leadership and cohesion. Let ISIS establish a state and those Chechens start eyeballing their homeland inside Russia as a future part of the caliphate.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 1:14:27 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: RicocheT

Putin is playing the game to win. Collecting resources and arming new allies. Instead of opening up north american oil and mineral exploration Obama shuts down hundreds of power plants a year.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 1:18:56 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: gaijin
"And now Putin is making friends with this new country (Al-Qaeda-stan)."

Really?

You REALLY think Putin is buddy-buddy with Al-Qaeda?

Dayummmm. Just dayyyummmm.

12 posted on 06/29/2014 1:19:36 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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“Obama has created Al-Qaeda-stan, maybe the 4th biggest oil producer on Earth.”

We should have torched the oil wells when we split.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: lbryce

Or those nice jets will make nice new toys for ISIS when they get control of Iraq. The have all the wonderful USA toys we gave to the cowards who ran and gave away all the toys.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 1:21:00 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: I want the USA back

This country’s leadership welcomes the threat from the bearded savages.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: RetiredArmy
I doubt ISIS has planes yet. About a week ago, when I brought up the question, someone said that we did not leave Iraq with a decent air force (maybe that's a good thing).

If the good guys....just about every country except US, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar can put it together, they can encircle ISIS and kill the cancer before it spreads to the Med, to Turkey (NATO member), and then there's no stopping them, or so it seems.

16 posted on 06/29/2014 1:28:45 PM PDT by grania
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To: lbryce
The Russian An-22 Antheus Cock is still the one preferred over the Frogfoot.

You are saying these two a/c are in the same class…?

Perhaps I am misunderstanding you.

17 posted on 06/29/2014 1:46:39 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Red Steel

Russia fills the vacuum caused by Obama’s incompetence. Reports I’ve been reading indicate the pilots will be Iranian as Iraq doesn’t have any type of an Air Force or trained pilots.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 1:48:07 PM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: gaijin

No. Not at all.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 1:54:07 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Conservative Vet
Reports I’ve been reading indicate the pilots will be Iranian as Iraq doesn’t have any type of an Air Force or trained pilots.

They must have some trained pilots -- as we WERE in the midst of delivering 36 brand new F-16s to them.

Block 52 Iraqi F-16s

20 posted on 06/29/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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