25 Dec '14, 6am

‘US wants to keep Iraqi army weak’ #military

An analyst says the United States deliberately seeks to keep the Iraqi army weak because of Iraq’s close relations with Iran, Press TV reports. “I think the United States would prefer to keep them (the Iraqi army) weak” because US officials “continue to pursue a foreign policy that is more in Israel’s interest than in the United States’ interest,” E. Michael Jones, an editor at Culture Wars Online Magazine, told Press TV. “Since every [US] foreign policy initiative has to be checked in first with the Israel lobby, you reach this kind of conflict here,” Jones added, going on to point to Israel’s enmity with the Islamic Republic. He said the Takfiri militants in the region were armed to take the initiative away from some Arab movements that toppled a number of pro-American dictators in the Middle East region, adding that the militants were then sent to Syria to work for the ...

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