*As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, (May?) Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.But Iraq’s appeals for a military response have so far been rebuffed by the White House.As I mentioned in yesterday's post (in reference to US humvees being conveniently left, or moved, for easy access) it has been obvious for some time that ISIS has been on the move.
Yesterday's post- The fall of Mosul. Who benefits and who does not. Updated!
*A spokeswoman for the National Security Council, Bernadette Meehan, declined to comment on Mr. Maliki’s requests. “We are not going to get into details of our diplomatic discussions,” she said in a statement. “The current focus of our discussions with the government of Iraq and our policy considerations is to build the capacity of the Iraqis to successfully confront” the Islamic extremists.
*The Obama administration has carried out drone strikes against militants in Yemen and Pakistan, where it fears terrorists have been hatching plans to attack the United States. But despite the fact that Sunni militants have been making steady advances and may be carving out new havens from which they could carry out attacks against the West.While I DO NOT advocate drone strikes, destabilization campaigns or imperial projects I DO want to point out the fact that indeed the US has carried out drone strikes against alleged terrorists, as the official narrative informs us, yet has rebuffed aiding Iraq? This only makes sense when one accepts the reality that ISIS is a US/NATO/Israel/Saudi supported backed mercenary army.
And America declined- War on terror and all that stuff???*Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq’s foreign minister, last year floated the idea that armed American-operated Predator or Reaper drones might be used to respond to the expanding militant network in Iraq. American officials dismissed that suggestion at the time, saying that the request had not come from Mr. Maliki.
*By March, (2014? So three months back?) however, American experts who visited Baghdad were being told that Iraq’s top leaders were hoping that American air power could be used to strike the militants’ staging and training areas inside Iraq, and help Iraq’s beleaguered forces stop them from crossing into Iraq from Syria.
So America declined again- War on terror and all that stuff??
* “Iraqi officials at the highest level said they had requested manned and unmanned U.S. airstrikes this year against ISIS camps in the Jazira desert,” said Kenneth M. Pollack, a former C.I.A. analyst and National Security Council official
America declined to fight terrorism? Before it hit's home!*As the Sunni (ISIS) insurgents have grown in strength those requests have persisted. In a May 11 meeting with American diplomats and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, the head of the Central Command, which oversees American military operations in the Middle East, Mr. Maliki said he would like the United States to provide Iraq with the ability to operate drones. But if the United States was not willing to do that, Mr. Maliki indicated he was prepared to allow the United States to carry out strikes using warplanes or drones.
*In a May 16 phone call with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Maliki again suggested that the United States consider using American air power. A written request repeating that point was submitted soon afterward, officials said.
The US, a country that has been leading a global war on terror, declines rebuffs and down right refuses to assist a nation inundated with ISIS fighters. And the US KNOWS Iraq can't deal with ISIS. Read on!But so far, the administration has signaled that it is not interested in such a direct American military role. “Ultimately, this is for the Iraqi security forces, and the Iraqi government to deal with,” Rear Adm. John F. Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday.
American officials also say that militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria represent a formidable military threat, one that Iraq’s security forces, which lack an effective air force, have been hard pressed to handle on their own.Readers here already know where I stand with regard to ISIS. They are backed, fully, by NATO/US/Israel and other global warmongering nations- The US knew that ISIS was a formidable military threat, since they and others have been supporting them making it impossible for Iraq to effectively deal with them.
* the group controls territory on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border, and the Iraq and Syria conflicts have been feeding each other.
A feat not possible had the US/Israel/SA/NATO stopped aiding the ISIS mercs
Toyota made a sweet deal with ISIS
I will answer that question with another question?
Do you think this is a coincidence?