The State Department is struggling to make up its minds on the Iraqi Shi’ite militias in the ISIS war, declaring Iran to be financing “terror-related activities” for supporting those militias, which are the same militias fighting on the same side as the US in Iraq.
including Iran in the annual terror report at all is a risky decision, as Congressional hawks are likely to try to use this to block efforts to ease sanctions as part of the final nuclear deal, though they tried to thread the needle by insisting that Iran isn’t plotting against the US, and that the Shi’ite militias in Iraq aren’t either.
Ultimately though, putting Iran in the report is a surprising decision both for the impact on sanctions and what it might mean for US-Iraqi relations, since they are in bed with these same militias.
The US has pressed Iraq on the militias for quite some time, and has tried to sideline the Shi’ite militias in favor of Sunni factions in Anbar Province, hoping this will ease sectarian tensions. So far, though, there hasn’t been much in the way of Sunni militias to bring on board.
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Iran is supporting Iraq and Syria in their fights against ISIS. However America, Saudi Arabia, Israel are supporting that part of ISIS (al Nushra) which is trying to oust Bashar al Assad in Syria. ISIS in Syria are de facto America's "boots on the ground". They supply the terrorists with weaponry, logistics etc and medical care. Terrorists have been treated in an Israeli hospital in the Golan Heights.
I don't doubt this is possible, but could you give me some links showing evidence for this?? Teh U.S. has been using terrorists groups for a long time when it suited "American interests". The Israeli connection is interesting.
I remember last year there was video footage shown on national TV when Netanyahu was visiting some of the wounded "good" terrorists in a hospital in the Golan Heights. There have also been numerous reports of CIA (probably Blackwater volunteers) training rebel/terrorist elements in Jordan. Whatever one may think of Assad, Syria is an internationally recognised sovereign state. He has been branded as the enemy of the US so it stands to reason that he is vilified and demonised by the western media. But at least Assad is keeping the country together. Compare that with Lybia, Iraq, Afghanistan. There are regimes far and far worse than Syria: e.g. Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. And I would add Israel to it when looking at its conduct in the West Bank and Gaza where one of the most shocking human rights abuses in the world are being perpetrated on a daly scale. (From my I-pad and just off the cuff)
U.S.: Shut up already!
Sounds to me like the State Dept has gone rogue. It's time Obama grew some stones and cleaned the neocons out of the State Dept. tent – starting with the ineffective fob at the top – who is obviously more interested in riding bikes around the French countryside in spandex instead of doing what he is supposedly getting paid to do.
On a related point, failed presidential candidates should not be allowed to be in positions to influence policy such as important Senate committees and the State Dept. They just can't seem to get over the fact that the American people rejected them and that they lost but they still insist that their desires are enough to affect policy. Go home and live comfortably off the plunder you've accumulated over the years in your precampaign job…please.
I think everyone should stop supporting militias in the Middle East.
What a hell these people eat for breakfast, bunch of junk made ideas made heavy by idiocy.
For years the USG, Israel, Saudis, European far right neo fascism, the NATO been supporting a real and active terrorist around the world. Hashim Taci, the leader of kosovar Albanian, KLA was a terrorist wanted by Interpol where Bill Clinton and Madeline Albright feeding him, but all of the sudden and when USG has managed to destroy Syria, Iraq and Libya they deer to question the Iranian involvements and who they support that are fighting Saudis barbarians where the Saudis are THE friend of USG, if nothing, this is idiocy eaten as breakfast by bunch uneducated no worthy having such positions as a diplomatic source of information.
State Dept run by Traitors Hitlery and Ketchup-Boy is an Israeli-Government-Branch. Close it.
Israel has 300+ NUKES — REFUSES inspections —- REFUSES to sign Non-ProliferationTreaty.
Israel HATES Christianity & GENTILES and denies the Spiritual and Human EQUALITY of NONJews to Jews.
Israel thinks GREATER ISRAEL should rule the World. "Greater Israel" is all land between the Nile and the Euphrates rivers, Syria, Jordan, most of Saudi Arabia. Greater Israel” requires the breaking up of the existing Arab states into small states. You can find maps they have drawn online. http://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-z… Did you know what the two blue bands on their flag stand for? The Nile and the Euphrates. Yes, it's true.
Israel (using the USA) is spreading chaos and fracturing all Civilization in the Peoples immediately around it.
Israel has "DUAL-citizens"(sayanim) whose true loyalty is to Israel, embedded throughout American government/society. According to the Zionist creed, Israel is the state of the Jews, all the Jews. Every Jew in the world belongs to Israel, even if temporarily residing somewhere else
If Israel could provoke nuclear apocalypse between America&Russia …..and China ….. BY WAY OF DECEPTION…. Israel would be the ONLY NUCLEAR ARMED SUPERPOWER left………
Especially if it SNEAK nuked many of It's HATED/HISTORICAL "enemies" While they are bombing each other.(Germany, Poland, England, Egypt, Iraq, basically ALL gentiles should "bear the YOKE of Israel")Noted Israeli military historian Martin Karfeld stated that Israel could find itself one day forced to exterminate the European continent using all kinds of weapons including its nuclear arsenal if it felt its demise neared, stressing that Israel also considers Europe a hostile target.
Does Israel have nuclear missiles aimed at the main world capitals?? — You bet.
Israel BRAGS about doing similar in Persia/Iran (75,000dead) Egypt(all the FIRST BORN CHILDREN)
David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: "A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion's strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers' account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram………….. read that again
"and settle our forefathers' account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram"
They are STILL HATING and planning deadly attacks after 3,500+ YEARS .
How do you think they feel about JESUS CHRIST whom they HATE most of ALL.
(1) NEVER forgive & NEVER forget.
(2) By Way of Deception you will Do War.
(3) Their "god" is a WAR god…….
why there are doing like that?
They are better to know humanities..
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doublethink [duhb-uh l-thingk] noun
1. The acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.
A better example of the Orwellian concept, there could not be.
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