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Kurdish Pleas For Weapons
May Finally Be Heard

Associated Press, by Ken Dilanian

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/9/2014 12:17:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. For just as long, the administration has rebuffed America´s closest allies in Iraq. U.S. officials insisted they could only sell arms to the government in Baghdad, even after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki broke a written promise to deliver some of them to the Kurds. Their peaceful, semi-autonomous northern region had been the lone success story to come out of the 2003 U.S. invasion. Now, the administration is confronting the consequences of that policy. The Islamic State group, which some American officials have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fishbone, 8/9/2014 12:56:22 PM     (No. 9959470)

Too bad the beleaguered citizens of America cannot buy these same US weapons. We really need them, now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thomthomp, 8/9/2014 1:00:45 PM     (No. 9959477)

Given Obama´s history he will delay, eventually act, give the Kurds not enough weapons too late, and then blame someone else when the Kurds fail.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OkieTom, 8/9/2014 1:36:39 PM     (No. 9959528)

Not surprised by this unbelievably bad judgement by Obama, but deeply saddened. The Kurds are very good allies and very pro-U.S., even with the horrendous treatment by this horribly inept and corrupt president and his horrible administration.

I pray for the Kurds and Israelis.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: valinva, 8/9/2014 2:03:55 PM     (No. 9959551)

The Kurds are fighting Islamic extremists. the Kurds are tolerant of all religions or no religion and live together in peace. Obama withheld support. He had no problem using US air power to support the Islamist extremists in Libya. He tells Israel to stop attacking the Islamic extremist group Hamas. Obama supports the inclusion of the Islamic extremist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. I can only conclude that Obama is a supporter of Islamic extremists.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 8/9/2014 3:38:19 PM     (No. 9959647)

Routing everything through Malakai (an agent of Shia Iran) is stupid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harper, 8/9/2014 5:15:10 PM     (No. 9959730)

Maybe Obsama will ask the muslim brother hoods for permission.

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