Iraq general says forces not ready 'until 2020'

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    Iraq general says forces not ready 'until 2020'

    Iraq will not be fully able to defend its borders and airspace until at least 2020, a watchdog quoted Iraq's top general as saying in a report on Sunday, months before US troops are to leave.

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    Well they better get ready cuz we out. Their Civil War is coming so this is a great time to get the hell out of that shyte-hole. They'll probably end up partitioning the country. Either way,we don't belong there.
     
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    Oh well, tough shit. Thats not our problem anymore.
     
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    Just get out and let them have their Civil War. The only ones i feel truly sorry for are the Kurds. They're being slaughtered by the Turks,Iranians,and Iraqis. Where's the UN on the Genocide going on there? Turkey is attempting to kill off the Kurds once and for all. And to our shame,we haven't helped the Kurds out too much. We have a close relationship with Turkey so we have allowed them to go ahead with their Genocide. We sold the Kurds out for sure. Regardless though,we are out of there.
     
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    Amen.
     
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    During World War II, Iraqi regime of Regent 'Abd al-Ilah was overthrown in 1941 by the Golden Square officers, headed by Rashid Ali. The short living pro-Nazi government of Iraq was defeated in May 1941 by the allied forces in Anglo-Iraqi War. Iraq was later used as a base for allied attacks on Vichi-French held Mandate of Syria and support for the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.

    In 1945, Iraq joined the United Nations and became a founding member of the Arab League. At the same time, the Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani led a rebellion against the central government in Baghdad. After the failure of the uprising Barzani and his followers fled to the Soviet Union.

    In 1948, massive violent protests, known as the Al-Wathbah uprising broke out across Baghdad as a popular demand against the government treat with the British, and with communist part support. More protests continued in spring, but were interrupted in May, with the marshal law, when Iraq entered the 1948 Arab-Israeli War along with other members of the Arab League.
    History of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here's the point, had the previous Administration done it's homework on Iraq they would have known a few things, one is that Iraq did not have an active WMD program, two that Iraq posed no threat to the United States in anyway, That the no-fly zones had put Iraq into such a position as to make it irrelevant on the world stage., That Iraqs Army and its infrastructure was so completely destroyed by US and coalition Airpower during the Gulfwar that it was no threat , not even to its neighbors. and Lastly based on it's history our invasion would be rendered useless after it was concluded because eventually the nation would fall back into it's tribal traditions and into civil war. So in condlusion to advocate for staying even one moment more in that nation is to advocate for putting US Military personnel in Harms way on a needless adventure that does not protect this nation in anyway.
     
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    They need to get on with their Civil War and get it over with. That just has to happen. Lets get out and definitely not intervene in their coming Civil War. We've already made so many catastrophic mistakes over there. Lets not make any more.
     
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    Yes the Kurds are getting screwed for sure, the Iranians and Turks have actually gotten together in some joint operations against them, if Syria was not involved in their own uprising they would be in this too. Once we leave the arena for good expect to see Iran and Turkey invade Northern Iraq and carve up the arena completely, its a shame because the Kurds deserve better.
     
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    Can You Say 'Permanent Bases' ? [in Iraq] by Tom Engelhardt
     
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    Yes i am concerned with this. It might be unlikely we will leave Iraq completely. There could end up being bases there for decades to come. That's usually the case after we invade nations. I hope this doesn't happen but i wouldn't be surprised if it does.
     

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