Skip to comments.Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit
Posted on 06/12/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a stunning development that threatens to further destabilize the Middle East, Iran has deployed an elite unit of its Revolutionary Guard to help the Iraqi government take on ISIS, the Sunni militant group that has seized several areas in the northern part of the country.
Two battalions of the Quds Forces are already making progress in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reported. The militant group took control of Saddam Husseins hometown of Tikrit on Wednesday, but Revolutionary Guard and Iraqi troops overtook 85 percent of the city on Thursday, Iraqi and Iranian security forces told the paper.
Iran, which is dominated by Shiites, has close ties to Iraqs Shiite-led government. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called ISIS an extremist, terrorist group that is acting savagely during an appearance on state television, Al Jazeera reported. "For our part, as the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran ... we will combat violence, extremism and terrorism in the region and the world."
The Iranian military is considering shifting troops fighting in Syria, where forces are supporting Syrian President Bashar Assads government, to Iraq if the deployment of the Quds Forces doesnt make any progress in the latest offensive.
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What a mess, this does not bode well for the USA.
Oh for f*cks sake...
I may need that Friday drink early.
Bizzaro world eh?
Gee, we didn’t see this coming.
Obama is an absolute dumba—.
Last thing I ever expected to read.
So they go the chimps and gibbons go ape killing each other. I’m not so sure this isn’t a bad thing. Let them.
I suggest we just keep drilling and fracking here.
They won’t just be helping Iraq, they’ll be helping themselves.
That’s because the ISIS are going to exterminate Shia anywhere and everywhere they find them
but look out because Quds has some very “special” weapons
this whole mess is like watching scorpions fight each other to the death... who are you going to cheer for?
We just need some Star trek fight music to go with our popcorn.
Oh, c'mon. What's bizarre about Iran having to kill off the terrorists we trained and armed?
Good News! Sunnis killing Shiites - Shiites killing Sunnis. Kill em all - Let Allah sort em out.
That is why we need to stay out these guys way, they end up fighting each other.
Gosh, they got right to it. What a surprise (not).
Now the breaking news is that the Kurds have taken Kirkuk.
Both of them. Let each side kill as many of the other as they can.
Scorpion vs. camel spider... hmmm...
So now we are fighting with Iran in Iraq, against Iran in Syria, for Al Qaeda in Syria, against Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Supplying weapons to all. Just what the hell are we doing anyway?
History will paint a very lucid picture of this Leftwing disaster.
Ignoring our own morals.
Morals that have stood the test of time and the judgement of history.
Someone on Fox News claimed that ISIS consists of only about 800-1000 fighters. Shouldn’t that be fairly easy to beat back? Meanwhile, Shepard Smith claimed that Sunnis and Shias had been fighting for “thousands and thousands of years.” Shep, read a book about the history of Islam!
And what few Christians remain in Iraq will be caught in the middle.
The Sunnis and Shiites exterminated the Christians in Iraq years ago. Just as they are in Egypt, Syria and Pakistan.
Unfortunately, the Churches founded by the Apostles will all be gone in just a few years.
So let the muzzies kill each other. Might as well have something positive come out of this.
Shep was full of BS. That this afternoon he was piping was incorrect and full of BS. FOX needs to rein him in. He was saying that Maliki was sunni. LOL
The camel is now firmly inside the tent. He isn’t leaving.
We intervene here and there, again and again while an invasion at our borders is not only unchecked bit encouraged. This country is doomed!!
So either ISIS or Iran wins.
Great foreign policy, 0bummer.
War popcorn! I hope there are some YouTube videos of Quds vs. ISIS. This is about as nasty a Shiite vs. Sunni battle as you are going to get.
Now, where is it that Saddam buried all those chemical weapons??
I’ll bet that Assad or the Quds force know where!
This will become very ugly, very fast.
Maybe if we can get the Keystone pipeline completed by 2016, we’ll only freeze out the women and children for two global warming winter seasons!
If we don’t do anything else we should carpet bomb the Quds.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why hes the worlds most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
Obama just needs to have a beer with the Al Qaeda leader in the White House garden.
"Surrendering an entire country to al Qaeda and simultaneously p*ssing away 4,486 American lives and a trillion taxpayer dollars spent in blood and treasure is a tremendous achievement for Obama. It sure surpasses anything Bin Laden could have done."
Keeping the international Military Industrial Banking complex going?
OK. Good. Now the situation is under control. Should Israel send in a peace-keeping force, too?/s
“What a mess, this does not bode well for the USA.”
It is a mess, but when two enemies of America try to kill off each other, we win. Hopefully, this war between the various Islamic terrorist groups, will continue for a few years in the middle east.
So if we bring air assets into Iraq we could be killing Iranians too? Bonus points.
So in the end this results in more Russian influence in the region since Iran is already working with Russia......
Iran.. Iraq.. and Syria..