Middle East Meltdown: Here’s What’s Happening


Locutus
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The Middle East is in full meltdown and the U.S. is rapidly nearing full retreat in the region. But considering the incompetents running our foreign policy, our absence may be best for the Middle East for the moment.
So here’s what’s happening:


Iraq: Last night Prime Minister Maliki gave a speech accusing new President Fuad Masum of violating the constitution as Golden Dawn militias backing Maliki took up strategic positions around Baghdad, including the Green Zone, in an all-out coup (external - login to view).

Remarkably, Maliki is accusing Masum of a coup (external - login to view). Maliki’s issue with Masum is that the new president has not selected Maliki for a third term as prime minister. One report said that U.S. forces had to extricate President Masum from the presidential palace when it came under mortar fire from Maliki’s renegades. Let’s not forget the words of President Obama in December 2011, when he declared (external - login to view) that “we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq” upon pulling out all remaining U.S. troops.

Islamic State: A coup, of course, is exactly what Iraq needs right now as the terrorist Islamic State continues to push south despite U.S. airstrikes. The terror group is conducting ethnic and religious cleansing (external - login to view) of Yahzidis (external - login to view) and Christians (external - login to view), creating a staggering humanitarian crisis (external - login to view). Last week the Islamic State forces captured the dam north of Mosul (external - login to view), the largest dam in Iraq which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers described in 2007 (external - login to view) as “the most dangerous dam in the world” because of its instability. This is a key strategic asset that will give the Islamic State control of the Tigris River as they push towards Baghdad. The best hope to stall this push is not the Iraqi army, which collapsed several weeks ago (external - login to view) when the Islamic State began their offensive, but Kurdish forces. The Islamic State is also preparing to target Saudi intelligence officials (external - login to view) as they plan to open a front there, despite the fact that much of their funding has come from Saudi Arabia (external - login to view).


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petros
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With Iranian special forces guarding the Baghdad power structure and green zone. Hooray for Iran.
 
BaalsTears
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Vice President Joe Biden: "Iraq is one of the great achievements of the Obama Administration."
 
MHz
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The peace deal they make with Israel will be easy to comply with, lol. How come all the great plans only hold together if no quvestions are asked?
 
damngrumpy
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Watch closely Iran and America are about to team up and take on the new
Sunni ISIS group. Remember they are different tribes and there is no way
either America or Iran will allow them to establish a government in a capital
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Vice President Joe Biden: "Iraq is one of the great achievements of the Obama Administration."

Wow, Biden is now a comedian??

Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Watch closely Iran and America are about to team up and take on the new
Sunni ISIS group. Remember they are different tribes and there is no way
either America or Iran will allow them to establish a government in a capital

I agree with your predictions Nostradamus.



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