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ISIS Beating Iraqis and Kurds As One
Lacks ´Heart´ and the Other Ammo

ABC News, by Lee Ferran*

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/9/2014 8:20:32 AM

The Islamic militia ISIS has been able to roll back both the Iraqi army and the Kurdish peshmerga force because one lacks the "heart" for a fight while the other lacks the firepower, according to Americans familiar with both forces. ISIS has easily swept the Iraqi army from Anbar province in the southwest of Iraq as well as much of northern Iraq and then blunted attempts by the Iraqi government to retake cities. The Kurdish peshmerga was expected to be a more formidable force, but they have also lost ground to ISIS, including the vital Mosul dam, in recent days.

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*James Meek and Meghan Keneally
I assume it would take weeks or even months to transport sufficient arms to the Kurds. It may be too late.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/9/2014 8:36:32 AM     (No. 9959030)

We can fix the problems of the Kurds with leadership. a sense of urgency and determination from our government...finding a heart for the Iragis will be more difficult.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 8/9/2014 8:49:39 AM     (No. 9959052)

he Turks are standing by for their Kurd problem to be solved by someone else.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jfodoch, 8/9/2014 11:43:16 AM     (No. 9959352)

Kurds are similar to Israelis and anyone else who just wants to live in their own geographical area. They don´t want to be aggressors, or take anything from anyone else -- they just want to LIVE!

And we should help them in any way we can, except for boots on the ground, because they´re our allies in a way.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harper, 8/9/2014 3:43:04 PM     (No. 9959653)

The Kurds wear the white hats, so the muslim brother hoods are against them. Thus Obsama is against them.

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