Tuesday, May 30, 2017

US Military imposes trade embargo on Iraq

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat
Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria.
The stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure its influence from Tehran to Beirut in a "Shi'ite crescent" of Iranian influence through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, where Sunni Arab states have lost out in power struggles with Iran.

Tensions escalated in the southeastern region of Syria, known as the Badia, this month when government forces supported by Iraqi Shi'ite militias deployed in a challenge to rebels backed by President Bashar al-Assad's enemies.

Boldface mine.

This is a little confusing to say the least.  That was the US plan, build a Shiite crescent to protect us from deranged camel jockeys from Arabia, you know, the folks who bombed us on 911.  I say go ahead, complete the original plan, screw Israel. If Israel wants to be friends with deranged, Islamic camel jockeys, then be my guest.

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