Skip to comments.Russian Jets and Experts Sent to Iraq to Aid Army (NYT)
Posted on 06/29/2014 8:28:00 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
BAGHDAD Iraqi government officials said Sunday that Russian experts had arrived in Iraq to help the army get 12 new Russian warplanes into the fight against Sunni extremists, while the extremists declared their leader the caliph, or absolute ruler, of all jihadi organizations worldwide.
The Russian move was at least an implicit rebuke to the United States, which the Iraqis believe has been too slow to supply American F-16s and attack helicopters although the United States is now in the process of providing both.
In the coming three or four days the aircraft will be in service to support our forces in the fight against the insurgents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said Gen. Anwar Hama Ameen, the commander of the Iraqi Air Force, referring to five SU-25 aircraft that were flown into Iraq aboard Russian cargo planes Saturday night, and two more expected later Sunday. . .
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they can have it
Su-25 footage and background:
They probably will.
One would not expect for obama to get involved as long as the most radical muslim side is winning.
Once Russia moves into Iraq, America will be out for good.
But, oh goody, we still have Saudi Arabia, our dear friends.
Thanks. The SU-25 appears to have been designed for the current mission.
I bet the people flying those jets will speak Russian too.
While I believe we should stay out of this mess, once again Obama jagged off instead of making a decision. Any decision.
Close Air Strike (SU-25), Real Hell , Chechen war (VHS rip)
Yep...the SU-25 is roughly analogous to our A-10.
Cool. I hope they have video capability. The shite will hit the fan.
~Cool. I hope they have video capability. The shite will hit the fan.~
Almost a full Su-25 mission on dashcam, including bombing a city.
Come on, I haven't been following this closely but It can't be a matter of hardware shortage, islamists over there seem to be up to 10 thousand lightly armed “people”, Iraqi police alone should be able to block their march and army should be able to totally destroy them in one short offensive, If they really wanted to fight.