To save Iraq from economic collapse and fight ISIS, contain Iran’s proxies

Disir

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The day after President Biden was inaugurated, Baghdad was hit by two suicide bombers who, in macabre fashion, killed at least 32 people and wounded at least 100. The attack was a stark reminder that the Iraq theater is still a critical one for combatting ISIS and preventing it from mounting a resurgence. With this in mind, U.S.-Iraq ties are worth salvaging after their deterioration over the past four years. ISIS is strongly positioned to carry out more routine mass-casualty attacks. While the January bombing was its first major terrorist attack in Baghdad in over three years, ISIS carries out near-daily attacks in the rest of the country and could develop a momentum similar to that which preceded its declaration of a caliphate in 2014.
There are two underlying challenges that makes ISIS capable of carnage and launching a resurgence: Iraq’s desperate need for an economic revival and the threat from Shiite militia groups. Addressing both requires that Washington adopt a set of guiding principles for its engagement with Iraq — an approach premised on the fact that Iraq’s economic crisis and the threat from Iran-aligned Shiite militia groups are two sides of the same coin.

That sounds like a good plan on paper; however, the US has a track record of missing monies when this approach is used. Millions of dollars disappear and nobody knows nothing.
 

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The day after President Biden was inaugurated, Baghdad was hit by two suicide bombers who, in macabre fashion, killed at least 32 people and wounded at least 100. The attack was a stark reminder that the Iraq theater is still a critical one for combatting ISIS and preventing it from mounting a resurgence. With this in mind, U.S.-Iraq ties are worth salvaging after their deterioration over the past four years. ISIS is strongly positioned to carry out more routine mass-casualty attacks. While the January bombing was its first major terrorist attack in Baghdad in over three years, ISIS carries out near-daily attacks in the rest of the country and could develop a momentum similar to that which preceded its declaration of a caliphate in 2014.
Under Trump's first term, there was absolutely no suicide bombers blowing themselves up. Iran and Iraq weren't even "spoken" much on the news. It wasn't until later towards the Summer of 2019-20, did Iran tried to pull some stupid stunt. Mostly North Korea were testing Trump in the beginning, before the two met for a quick meeting. But North Korea didn't do anything stupid, to say the least.
It's funny how it's all now unraveling under Biden now. The same happened under Obama.

Are we seeing a pattern here?
 

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You really have to wonder who is supporting Iran and allowing them to have the funds to pay for proxy armies...
 

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