3,000 US Troops Secretly Return to Iraq via Kuwait

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    3,000 US Troops Secretly Return to Iraq via Kuwait​





    PressTV
    December 11, 2012

    Over 3,000 US troops have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait for missions pertaining to the recent developments in Syria and northern Iraq, Press TV reports.

    According to our correspondent, the US troops have secretly entered Iraq in multiple stages and are mostly stationed at Balad military garrison in Salahuddin province and al-Asad air base in al-Anbar province.

    Reports say the troops include US Army officers and almost 17,000 more are set to secretly return to Iraq via the same route.

    All US troops left Iraq by the end of 2011, after nine years of occupation, as required by a 2008 bilateral security agreement between the two countries. The troops left Iraq for the neighboring Kuwait.

    Washington decided to pull out all its troops from Iraq after Baghdad refused to grant legal immunity to the remaining US soldiers.

    Washington claims that the only US military presence left in Iraq now is 157 soldiers responsible for training at the US Embassy, as well as a small contingent of marines protecting the diplomatic mission.


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    Interesting.
     
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    Rather than interesting, I'd claim that Oblamer is lying to ther American people again. Was the retreat from Iraq a publicity stunt?
     
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    It's hardly a secret now, isn't it?
     
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    Were they greated as liberators with flowers and stuff?????

    Or are they just part of the Administrations contingency plans if action need to be taken in Syria.
     
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    We didn't fully pull out anyways, we still have trainers, CIA and Special Ops in Iraq.
     
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    Seems we wasted a lot of money pulling them out before we were ready to ...well.....pull them out.

    Maybe Obamas critics were right? You know...the ones that said "sure, its easy to just be a hero and pull them out.....but it doesnt mean it is the smart thing to do...."
     
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    How long should we stay though?
     
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    You have done the accounting on pulling them out versus not?
     
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    They continue to get fed and paid whether on the front or not...transporting them out of the country and back in again is the additional cost.

    Not rocket science.
     

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