30 Jun '14, 4pm

(Blackfive) Iraq and its allies: Iraq had suffered some major setbacks in its ongoing fight with the Islamist

Iraq had suffered some major setbacks in its ongoing fight with the Islamist extremists ISIS, but they have also gained some stronger alliances. No, not with the United States which is still leading from so far behind as to be irrelevant, but with Iran, Syria and now Russia. The Iranians sent Revolutionary Guard combat forces quite a while ago and they have been actively battling to keep their good friend, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki, and his government afloat. The Syrians joined in and got a big thank you from Maliki when they hit ISIS both in Syria as well as Iraq. But the truly sad news is that since Obama withdrew all of our forces in his Quixotic pursuit to end wars, what he ended was our influence in this vital region. And a true strong horse, well a Russian bear, has stepped in to take our place. The first delivery of Russian Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Iraq on S...

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