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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya DF. What do you mean Iran denies this. They Admit they are in Iraq. They have warned others to not militarily intervene.
    I had this from Saturday. Must be Maliki requested the troops. Wouldn't it be nice if Iran got itself embroiled in one of those $3 Trillion quagmires?

    Iran's Rouhani Offers Help To Iraq In Dealing With Sunni Insurgents

    "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Saturday offered to help the Iraqi government deal with Sunni insurgents seizing territory in a drive toward Baghdad.

    Insurgents linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria overtook Mosul, Iraq's second largest city earlier this week but Iraqi forces regained some territory north of Baghdad, Gen. Qassim Atta told a news conference Saturday.

    In Tehran, Rouhani told a news conference if the Iraqi government "asks for our help, we will review [the request]," the Tehran Times reported.

    "We, as the Islamic Republic of Iran, are both friends and neighbors of Iraq, and our ties with the Iraqi government are close and cordial," Rouhani said.

    Earlier in the week, Rouhani told state television Iran would not tolerate terrorism.

    "We fight against terrorism, violence and radicalism," Voice of America quoted him as saying.

    Rouhani's offer came as the United States sent the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush to the Persian Gulf to provide possible air support.

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah I know they are.....their also the ones. That all thought were Moderate and into Democracy to. A Lesson all have learned to be false. Check out the other link I showed.

    Like I was telling Pero.....it didn't stop the Iraqis bombing the Kurds even though they were helping them.

    Plus don't forget the Turks have had their people taken too.
    ISIS is just bad news. They're too extreme for al Qaeda. That's saying something.

    As much as we don't want it, neither does Iran. I don't trust the Iranian government any more than anybody does, but they are a player in that region. To some extent we have to get over our aversion to them and realize that they aren't going anywhere.


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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I had this from Saturday. Must be Maliki requested the troops. Wouldn't it be nice if Iran got itself embroiled in one of those $3 Trillion quagmires?

    Iran's Rouhani Offers Help To Iraq In Dealing With Sunni Insurgents

    "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Saturday offered to help the Iraqi government deal with Sunni insurgents seizing territory in a drive toward Baghdad.

    Insurgents linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria overtook Mosul, Iraq's second largest city earlier this week but Iraqi forces regained some territory north of Baghdad, Gen. Qassim Atta told a news conference Saturday.

    In Tehran, Rouhani told a news conference if the Iraqi government "asks for our help, we will review [the request]," the Tehran Times reported.

    "We, as the Islamic Republic of Iran, are both friends and neighbors of Iraq, and our ties with the Iraqi government are close and cordial," Rouhani said.

    Earlier in the week, Rouhani told state television Iran would not tolerate terrorism.

    "We fight against terrorism, violence and radicalism," Voice of America quoted him as saying.

    Rouhani's offer came as the United States sent the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush to the Persian Gulf to provide possible air support.

    Here was the problem with Iraq after 2011 and what BO failed to address.


    Because the State Department was unable to secure any agreement to use bases inside Iraq after the end of 2011, most U.S. aerial surveillance of Iraq is flown out of bases in Turkey and Qatar.

    The U.S. intelligence community’s ability to gather information on Islamic militant fighter networks narrowed further when the U.S. shut down its embassy in Damascus, which housed an interagency group of CIA, Pentagon and other officers devoted to tracking militants, according to two former U.S. officials.

    Determining the enemy’s identity is key to figuring out what legal authority the White House could use to target Iraq’s enemies—something administration lawyers are grappling with as military planners try to come up with a target list, according to the senior administration official, who was briefed on the issue. If the administration determines that former Baathists from the fallen regime of Saddam Hussein make up much of the force marching south, the administration theoretically could use the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed by Congress in 2002 that was the legal basis for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. That would be legally tricky, as it was originally predicated largely on the suspected presence of unauthorized weapons of mass destruction, and actions of a regime that is now out of power.....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-spies-dont-...-politics.html

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    ISIS is just bad news. They're too extreme for al Qaeda. That's saying something.

    As much as we don't want it, neither does Iran. I don't trust the Iranian government any more than anybody does, but they are a player in that region. To some extent we have to get over our aversion to them and realize that they aren't going anywhere.
    Nah BO has responded. That's why I was telling you to check out the other thread.

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No more red flags than having an Iranian agent talk the Bush Admin into the invading Iraq and then revealing classified info to Iran which he got from the Bush admin.
    So, yes there're a huge number of red flags already raised.
    Good of you to notice one of the latest.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    I am amazed that Iran's major influence on Iraq is finally making it into the whatever consciousness it is that allows certain posters to realize it.
    Iirc, I brought up this undue influence years ago.
    Iraq's opposition groups were housed and funded in exile by Iran. Of course Iran has huge influence in post-Saddam Iraq. That's part of why Iran was pushing for us to topple Hussein.

    Welcome to the party.
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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    ... this Problem all came about and from BO's inaction and being indecisive.
    To be fair, the Bush admin should get some of credit for believing an Iranian agent over their own intelligence community in the run up to war in Iraq.
    And of course, many of America's general electorate also share the blame.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    To be fair, the Bush admin should get some of credit for believing an Iranian agent over their own intelligence community in the run up to war in Iraq.
    And of course, many of America's general electorate also share the blame.
    Well the Neo Cons were wrong to go All in with Iraq in the first place......Which I mentioned several times, but this changes nothing about what falls on BO after 2010.

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well the Neo Cons were wrong to go All in with Iraq in the first place......Which I mentioned several times, but this changes nothing about what falls on BO after 2010.
    They also took a lot of advice from Iran and abetted Iranian machinations inside Iraq.

    My personal feeling based on speculation piled on top of speculation is that Iran and Israel worked up the invasion of Iraq.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    They also took a lot of advice from Iran and abetted Iranian machinations inside Iraq.

    My personal feeling based on speculation piled on top of speculation is that Iran and Israel worked up the invasion of Iraq.

    We have a lot of the correlation up here with our Threads on Syria and the Concerning Syria Thread.....Players and who was dealing with who. I would recommend some go thru those to see what we knew and at what time. Especially with al Nusra and ISIS, as well as Any Ansar Sharia brands that had spread from Yemen.

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