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Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
01-13-2020, 04:20 AM
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Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
Iraq wants them out but they say But but ISIS


Quote:Perhaps entirely to be expected, the US administration has unambiguously rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's urgent call for Washington to enact a US troop 'withdrawal mechanism' in Iraq. In a Thursday phone call to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Iraqi leader urged the administration to “send delegates to Iraq to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliament’s resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq.”

Echoing prior statements of Mark Esper, the State Department underscored Friday that it's "our right" as a "force for good" in the region to maintain "appropriate force posture in the Middle East" in a statement by spokesperson Morgan Ortagus. She stated the US considers that a troop pullout is not on the table for discussion with Baghdad officials.

"At this time, any delegation sent to Iraq would be dedicated to discussing how to best recommit to our strategic partnership — not to discuss troop withdrawal, but our right, appropriate force posture in the Middle East," Ortagus said. The words also appear aimed at Abdul-Mahdi's assertion that US forces were operating "without permission".


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a prior Middle East tour in early 2019, via the AP.

"America is a force for good in the Middle East," she added. "Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners."

And yet President Trump has previously declared the total demise of the Islamic State's "territorial caliphate" — which has long been the main rationale for the Pentagon being there.

According to most estimates the US troop presence numbers around 5,000, which the Iraqi PM would like to see exit following a vote in Iraqi parliament early this week pushing through an initial non-binding resolution. Abdul-Mahdi requested that a US delegation be sent to Baghdad work out a precise plan for major US pullout.

“The prime minister said American forces had entered Iraq and drones are flying in its airspace without permission from Iraqi authorities and this was a violation of the bilateral agreements,” the Iraqi leader's statement said.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/u...-good-stay

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01-13-2020, 04:21 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
they are basically saying without ISIS, they really have no excuse to stay over there

they just built the world's biggest embassy in IRAQ, you think they would just leave?
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01-13-2020, 04:41 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
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01-13-2020, 05:10 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
Look what is going on in Iran right now.

"Protests". And if Iran does anything to the protestors, it will be reason to invade them, and 'free Iran' and make Iran 'safe for democracy'.

Then when they ask the US soldiers to leave in like 15 years, people will go online to say "Conquered nations don't get to decide that".

Make no mistake, Russia and China are the targets of the War on Terror.
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01-13-2020, 06:00 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
(01-13-2020 04:41 AM)pug-thug Wrote:  [Image: ec657e027e365af04fd0a9beb1c21913.jpeg]


LOL and people are still buying into the "Bad Guys" narrative
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01-13-2020, 06:51 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
Quote:"America is a force for good in the Middle East," she added. "Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS

Bullshit. If that were true, Usreal wouldn't have assassinated Soleimani...

"If there was ever evidence clear enough that the US is in league with ISIS, this would be it. The US assassinated the most effective General in fighting Washington’s proxy dogs in Iraq and Syria."
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01-13-2020, 07:05 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
(01-13-2020 04:21 AM)pug-thug Wrote:  they are basically saying without ISIS, they really have no excuse to stay over there

they just built the world's biggest embassy in IRAQ, you think they would just leave?

USturdistan - aka The Great Satan; filled with and run by a bunch of violent, pathological liars, deniers and (self) deceivers who have been raping, stealing, killing and destroying on an epic scale since they first invaded America in 1492.
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01-13-2020, 10:43 AM
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RE: Presence of ISIS is main excuse for US to stay in Iraq
(01-13-2020 07:05 AM)Dick Tater Wrote:  
(01-13-2020 04:21 AM)pug-thug Wrote:  they are basically saying without ISIS, they really have no excuse to stay over there

they just built the world's biggest embassy in IRAQ, you think they would just leave?

USturdistan - aka The Great Satan; filled with and run by a bunch of violent, pathological liars, deniers and (self) deceivers who have been raping, stealing, killing and destroying on an epic scale since they first invaded America in 1492.

You got like... Names? Of these liars and deceivers?
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