US Military Advisers Arrive in Baghdad

World | June 25, 2014, Wednesday // 11:50| Views: 1121 | Comments: 6
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Bulgaria: US Military Advisers Arrive in Baghdad Kurdish soldiers walk at a refugee camp near the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, 18 June 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

US military advisers have begun arriving in Baghdad to help the Iraqi army in fighting against the Sunni insurgency.

A total of 300 US military advisers and troops are expected to be stationed in Baghdad. Initially they will not be involved directly in the fighting, but will carry out surveillance and plan the combat operations, Al-Jazeera reports.

A further 250-300 troops have already been deployed to provide security for the US embassy in Baghdad.

The jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has been advancing southward and capturing key cities in the past weeks, including Mosul, the second largest in the country. United Nations estimates revealed that over 1,000 people, including many civilians had been killed this month alone.

There is no set deadline for the US mission, which is considered to be a “short-term” one.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq, to try and push through a political solution. Kerry called for a new, ethnically inclusive government to be formed in Iraq. Meanwhile, the Kurds see the current situation as an opportunity to push for independent statehood.

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#6
mavro from australia - 30 Jun 2014 // 11:35:57

There are even reports of ISIL actually crucifying AQ prisoners.

#5
Optimistic - 29 Jun 2014 // 16:40:17

Great post Malak thanks

#4
malak petko - 29 Jun 2014 // 16:01:33

Russia and Belarus are selling military aeroplanes to Iraq.

Muddled up politics Russia, US, Syria, Iran and Iraq all working together.
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No You are wrong!!
US is not working with Russia or Iran. It is working with the Saudis and Al Kaeda.
All that USA is doing is buying time for Al Kaeda and doing simulation, as if it is doing something …….but in reality doing nothing.

Al Kaeda and USA’s government are the same thing. Because AlKaeda and the Saudis are the same thing. The problem is that the Arab billionaires have the most powerful financial group in USA and they control nearly everything in the USA’s external politics.
They select the USA’s presidents. Americans only elect it. But the selection is more important and happen in shadow.
Obama is a Muslim who kissed the hand of the Saudi king when they met. The Muslims all over the world know that. The Americans do not want to know that. And they are not allowed to know that.

The biggest problem for the USA’s government is to explain to the Americans how it is possible for them to be killed on 11 of September and at the same time, their government is openly supporting the Islamic expansion. For example, USA nearly bombed Syria and it bombed Libia. No need to mention all the other cases of such support.

And it is very important to know that significant part of the official mass media of the “International community” is owned by the Arab kings.
Obama now has a problem he can’t turn the politics of USA so openly and directly in favor of the Saudi’s export of Islamic revolution, because even the Americans will spot that.
It is also visible from outside that the Islamic billionaires will support Hilary Clinton for the next elections.
Happily, the USA’s institutions are preoccupied with their struggle with Russia and give the Islamic lobbying in USA free reign.

#3
Optimistic - 26 Jun 2014 // 22:55:43

Russia and Belarus are selling military aeroplanes to Iraq.

Muddled up politics Russia, US, Syria, Iran and Iraq all working together.

#2
MAVRO - 26 Jun 2014 // 07:49:53

95% of those advisors are non-commissioned officers (enlisted members), they do NOT attend West Point.

Officers once commissioned are no longer known as cadets. West Point Alumni to be correct (maybe), NOT all commissioned officers went to West Point.

Please to turn brain on before putting mouth in gear...

Thank You !

#1
mavro from australia - 26 Jun 2014 // 00:32:47

It must be some sort of a field trip for the West Point cadets.