Skip to comments.Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces
Posted on 09/30/2017 2:21:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Iranian military spokesman Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri on Saturday told state television that the Iranian military would be holding joint war games with Iraq.
The two countries also "agreed on measures to establish border security and receive Iraqi forces that are to be stationed at border posts," he added. Joint war games will be held along their common border.
Following Iraqi Kurdistan's vote to become independent on Monday, Iran closed borders to the area and banned transportation of refined oil products to and from Kurdistan.
Iraq insisted the Kurds transfer control of both airports and borders to the Iraqi central government. The country will work with both Iran and Turkey to control Kurdistan's borders.
Both Iran and Iraq halted flights to Kurdistan.
In August, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu...calling the Kurds "brave, pro-Western people who share our values."
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
“No good deed goes unpunished.”
..how's that work again?
I most reluctantly must say Joe Biden was right. Iraq is an artificial nation with boundaries drawn up mostly by British and some American influence many years ago. The boundaries had nothing to do with ethnics and religions by region. These artificial boundaries insured a totally unstable nation.
Iraq should have been three nation states which would have been Sunni, Shiite and Kurd.
The British knew exactly what they were doing, and Iraq as comprised, with a Hashemite king, served their interests as of 1921.
The more I read, the more it looks like we are going to support the Turks, Iranians, and Baghdad screwing over the Kurds. The fact that Baghdad is cozying up to Iran is the icing on the cake.
I remember watching him on Jim Lehrer and saying this. I don’t know if that would have kept the peace or not. The Kurds seem to be the ones everyone wants to get. Turkey, Saddam, etc...
Maybe this independence movement can take hold. Some in Congress support it.
Whatever America decides to do, Israel supports Kurdistan. And whatever the Turks, Iranians, et al. decide to do about the Iraqi Kurds, they have to watch their backs from their own Kurds, who can get awful disgruntled over mistreating Kurds elsewhere. It’s like the medieval adage about English kings wishing to war with France having to beware of Scotland. I’m for a Greater Kurdistan, myself. EMA marches on.
Where did San Juans mayor get that custom-printed Help Us shirt anyway?..where does one get a shirt like this made when Puerto Rico is under water and out of power?
Are they bringing Iran jets again?
In reality Iran has taken over Iraq and dominates it’s politics. An obama/clinton failure now coming home to roost. This joint exercise comes as no surprise.
Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces
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OH, that is ‘forces’, not ‘feces’.
“Iraq should have been three nation states which would have been Sunni, Shiite and Kurd.”
Yep. Those of us that were mobilized for Gulf War I, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm said this from the git-go!
If Iraq was divided along tribal lines, things would settle down. Of course, they’d still fight among themselves, but WE wouldn’t need to waste American Blood & Treasure on these goat herders.
And that was TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO.
Nobody ever listens to me!
The Iraqi petroleum company, shared by British Petroleum, Shell, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey.
This was post WWI. It was the “seven sisters” and oil which decided the fate of Iraq and made it an impossible nation. The seeds of discord were planted almost 100 years ago.
“In reality Iran has taken over Iraq and dominates its politics.”
Since Iraq has the only Shiite majority outside of Iran, with a major Shiite shrine in Karbalah (where men slash theirs’ & their sons’ chests over a sectarian murder from 1,400 years ago) that is certainly likely to be the case.
holding joint war games with IraqThat's a misnomer, since there is no independent Iraq, it's a puppet state of Iran's. Thanks Eleutheria5.
Operation Iraq FREEDUM!!!!
Michael Savage has said from the beginning that Iraq was an epic military blunder by W. By getting rid of Sadaam you basically are giving Iraq to Iran.
I think you are right.
Planning ahead, of course;-}
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