Regime Refuses to Sell Fighter Jets to Iraq, Sends Them Running into the Arms of Russia
Obama has certainly made a mess of Iraq.
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This is very comforting. It is from the BBC. In his first interview with any media since the ISIS invasion began in Iraq, the prime minister there, Nouri al-Maliki, has announced that he is giving up, giving up on trying to get fighter jets from America, because the United States is delaying the process too long.
So Nouri al-Maliki is going to buy fighter jets from Putin instead. He’s going to buy fighter jets from Russia. Nouri al-Maliki even says that Iraq was deluded, deluded when they signed the contract with the US. Deluded, what does he mean? Fooled, delusional, stupid, betrayed. Whatever, it sure sounds to me like the Regime is trying to keep the Iraq government from being able to defend themselves. The first thing that Iraq asked for is just some fighter jet cover, just some bombing raids on the ISIS bad guys.
And Obama has dithered and dathered and he’s had meetings and he’s had summits and he’s had press conferences. Well, no, he had an announcement from the Oval Office. He sent 300 military advisors and said that there was no military solution. He said there was no military solution, then sent 300 military advisors and then said both sides had to listen to them, which means, I guess, that we were going to be equal and fair, that half of the 300 military advisors would be advising ISIS and the other half would be advising al-Maliki and Iraq.
So, anyway, al-Maliki said (imitating Maliki), “You know what? I’m being jerked around here. Meanwhile, they’re marching on Tikrit. They’re marching on other cities. ISIS is really on the march and I’ve gotta do something to stop ’em. Vladimir Putin said he’s gonna send me some jets, so I’m gonna take ’em.”