US Military on Standby Around Iraq

World | June 17, 2014, Tuesday // 10:56| Views: 967 | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria: US Military on Standby Around Iraq Iraqi policemen stand guard at a checkpoint on the borders between Karbala city and Ramadi city, south of Iraq, 16 June 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

US forces are ready on standby in the Gulf, as the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate.

An aircraft carrier and five warships are already in the Persian Gulf, according to CNN. Dozens of helicopters are also prepared to patrol the area.

Sunni insurgents from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been moving close to the capital Baghdad, after capturing the northern and central cities of Mosul and Tikrit.

Last week, US President Barack Obama said he does not rule out military action in the region, and even cooperation with Iran on fighting the insurgency.

"We are open to discussions if there's something constructive that can be contributed by Iran, if Iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of Iraq and the ability of the government to reform", US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a televised speech.

President Obama has already ordered the deployment of some 275 troops to protect the US embassy in Baghdad, Euronews revealed.

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#3
Thenonymous - 19 Jun 2014 // 15:36:43

While the US is shit stirring in the middle east they are leaving the rest of us alone. Once they've finished in the middle east it will be time to turn up the the heat in the near east.

#2
Optimistic - 19 Jun 2014 // 15:32:45

Another mess caused by US intervention.

Bush and Blair invaded Iraq to fight terrorism in 2003, there were no terrorists in Iraq then there are now and they are very dangerous.

It is time for the US to leave the Ukraine alone and put it efforts into cleaning up this mess and maybe get Russia to help out on the diplomacy which the US is not good at.

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malak petko - 17 Jun 2014 // 17:57:23

The jihadists are subsidized from Katar and Saudi Arabia.
USA is dependent on Katar and Saudi Arabia.

After destroying the civil structure of Irak's society...
USA created the bases for another Taliban State.

USA will not act and cant act.
It will not act because the Saudis have the money and control a lot in USA,
and because now, when the people in Irak sea USA's troops again they will unite with the jihadists..

So the role of USA is a shameful one..
They will try to save face... only that.
Nothing more. And one day the jihad will come to Europe..