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What is America doing in Irak?

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message 1: by Deena (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:43PM) (new)

Deena | 6 comments Amnesty said an estimated 2,000 people were leaving Iraq every day in the world's "fastest-growing displacement crisis".

Syria had now hosted 1.4 million Iraqi refugees, while Jordan had given shelter to more than 500,000. An additional 2.2 million displaced people remained in Iraq.

" http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/Amne... "

The dictator of Irak has been executed. Can someone enlight me what is America doing in Irak? More over, Pentagon wants the Congress to spend $190B on wars next year ( http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/... )


message 2: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Héctor Another people is leaving Irak, Deena. Read this:

"The "coalition of the willing" is over. One by one, its members have ceded the bloodstained ground to the battling Iraqis and the unyielding U.S. president. Prime Minister Gordon Brown's decision Monday to halve the vestigial British military force in Basra was inevitable; backing the U.S. in Iraq has become a political albatross for governments all over the world. Washington had always exaggerated the strength of the coalition, which once numbered 34 countries. But Spain and New Zealand pulled out troops in 2004; the Netherlands, Hungary, Singapore, Norway and Ukraine left in 2005, followed by Japan and Italy in 2006. Georgia and Poland, which desperately need U.S. goodwill as a bulwark against a resurgent Russia, still maintain a symbolic presence. But Britain is our special ally, and so its decision to bail out is momentous. British forces, once more than 45,000 strong, will be cut from the current 5,000 to 2,500, with no promise to stay beyond the spring. Whitehall and the White House attempted to portray the move as made possible by the success of the U.S. troop "surge." In fact, it was made essential by Brown's vulnerability on the war issue. More ominously, it represents a repudiation of the Bush administration's argument that stability in Iraq is of vital importance to the entire Western world. Given the series of terror attacks in Britain by Islamic fundamentalists, it is significant that the Brown government sees no existential threat from Al Qaeda in Iraq and is willing to outsource the job to the Americans. The remaining British troops are to focus on training and "overwatch" of the Iraqi security forces."

Even the British are leaving Iraq in: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedit...


message 3: by Reny (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:03PM) (new)

Reny (renny3108yahoocom) | 1 comments I don't know...maybe the arrogance some people this is all about..


message 4: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:04PM) (new)

Héctor At least 15 Iraqi civilians, including nine children, were killed last night in American air strikes against suspected al-Qaida militants north of Baghdad, the US military said yesterday. The operations, which inflicted one of the heaviest tolls on Iraqi civilians for months, comes only days after the Iraqi authorities accused private security firms of firing indiscriminately on civilians. The US military said last night it regretted the deaths of the civilians - six women and nine children - in the strikes near lake Tharthar, 75 miles north of the capital. "We regret that civilians are hurt or killed while coalition forces search to rid Iraq of terrorism," Major Brad Leighton, a military spokesman in Baghdad, told reporters.

15 Iraqi civilians killed as US aircraft target al-Qaida leaders by Suzanne Goldenberg and Ewen MacAskill in: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/...


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