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Maliki orders air force to help Kurds against the Islamic State
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Posted on 08/04/2014 7:06:46 AM PDT by Java4Jay

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Sunni militants made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported on Monday.

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1 posted on 08/04/2014 7:06:46 AM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

Duh.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 7:07:40 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Java4Jay

We also should be over there in full force helping the Kurds


3 posted on 08/04/2014 7:08:19 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

About time. Maliki hasn’t done much to bring the Kurds into the Iraqi fold.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 7:08:25 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Java4Jay

Seems like one MOAB would quiet things down.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 7:09:05 AM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: Java4Jay

Hate to see the Kurdish region lost. That’s one area worth saving and they are our best allies there.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 7:14:01 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Java4Jay

Except that Obama is helping ISIS by providing weapons and training to the Syrian rebels.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 7:27:00 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 8:47:52 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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To: Eagles6; Blood of Tyrants
That started in the spring of 2013 when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 15 to 3 to arm the Syrian rebels. That was 15 GOP and Dem yes votes. The 3 no votes came from the 2 antiwar dems and the isolationist Rand Paul.

Based on that Obama worked up a plan but decided to submit back to congress, in this case the intelligence committee since his plan was classified. That committee then classified their vote because they didn't want the public to know how they each voted.

From media reports we know a lot how it works. CIA picks a group who travels to Turkey for a vetting process and then sent to a base in Qatar where they are trained. We know that they are giving them anti-tank weapons but the Syrians want anti-aircraft weapons and the Syrians are complaining the process is to slow, to make any difference.

Most recently congress is talking about more money and faster training. And some of them like McCain are saying give them anti-aircraft weapons.

I doubt that Israel will OK giving them anti-aircraft weapons

As for ISIS, we know that some of the Saudi money/weapons went to ISIS.

There is a PBS Frontline show that aired a couple of months ago titled "Arming the Syrian Rebels" that was informative. Its about 20 min long.

9 posted on 08/04/2014 12:25:42 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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