I expect that the Canadian trainers are still within the geographic confines of Iraq. They are not, however, working with the Iraqis but are helping the Kurd Peshmerga who greatly wish to be independent of Iraq. With the sudden withdrawal of American support for the Kurds in Syria, the Canadian exit is likely not far off. It seems a damned shame to throw the Kurds under the bus, yet one more time as they are top-notch fighters and steadfast allies. The Turks want them crushed, forever (like the Armenians) and they are calling the shots and telling Trump to leave, more than likely .
Russia has condemned British plans to open military bases in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean on Friday, saying it stands ready to take retaliatory action if its own or its allies’ interests are threatened.British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper last month that London is working on plans to build two new foreign bases “in the next two years” after the country leaves the European Union.
Williamson did not specify where the bases could be built, but the newspaper reported that options included Singapore or Brunei, near the South China Sea, and Montserrat or Guyana, in the Caribbean.
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, described Williamson’s comments as disconcerting on Friday and warned that such plans could destabilize world affairs.
“It is clear that Britain, like any other country, is independent when it comes to its military construction plans. But against the backdrop of growing military and political tensions in the world … statements about the desire to increase its military presence in third countries are counterproductive, destabilizing and possibly provocative in nature,” she said.
“In the case of any measures that pose a threat to the security of Russia or its allies, our country reserves the right to take appropriate retaliatory measures ,” he added.
Russia has military bases in several countries of the former Soviet Union and operates military installations in Syria and Vietnam.
According to the British official, the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU will allow the country to occupy again key positions in the international arena.
At the same time, the politician noted that the United Kingdom will abandon the strategy “East of Suez”, adopted in 1968, because the country had to withdraw its contingent of military bases in Malaysia, Singapore, Persian Gulf and Maldives.
I assume the island the Dutch (16th century Dutch) still claim would be what is leased, you lmow the ones where the 'not so secret Russian base is'. How long to DC at Mach-30?
Nuclear capable Russian bombers land in Venezuela
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova attacked what she called US “hysteria” over the planes.
“Just two planes and the State Department gets hysterics. Colleagues: you shouldn’t stress out so much,” she wrote on Facebook.
The Russian foreign ministry in a later statement said that “such clear neglect of the norms of diplomatic etiquette cannot be considered a run-of-the-mill incident.”
WTFuk did your post have to do with Syria??
Notice how somebody that is not a troll moves around an infected forum. That SOB is on topic and using logic. The Collective hates that when it it happened.
Isn't there a wide spread hatred of Kurds over there. Seems to me the Kurds are what the jews claimed to have been in terms of a people who have no homeland and everyone hates.