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British Troops Back In Iraq To Help Beat IS

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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 12:46 PM

The Ministry of Defence has said a "small specialist team" of UK soldiers are in Iraq and working near the front line of the fight between the Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish fighters.

What did Cameron say in August?

"Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq. We are not going to be putting boots on the ground. We are not going to be sending in British troops."

edit on 12-10-2014 by Boeing777 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 12:53 PM
a reply to: Boeing777

Cameron, like all politicians, is a compulsive liar.

Now he has the backing of parliament, he can do what he likes when it comes to tackling ISIL, even going into Syria if he has to.

Sure it would be prudent to go back to parliament to get their backing if he feels we need to go into Syria, but I don't think he will.

I'm sure we had a handful of special forces already deployed in Iraq prior to the recall of parliament. The U.S initially sent a handful of military to help train the South Vietnamese and look what happened there.

edit on 12/10/14 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 01:00 PM
There's been small groups of SAS observers in the region since... in fact I doubt they even left.

posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 01:17 PM
Cameron stated clearly that Britain will be training Fighters...

How else are they supposed to do that without joining them...

Based near the Kurdish capital of Irbil in the north, they are training peshmerga forces in the use of heavy machine guns the UK supplied to them in September.

posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 01:50 PM
It is difficult to determine whether or not ISIS is or isn't an actual organic terrorist group, it is too suspicious and coincidental that these groups only tend to make headlines when it benefits the major media, if indeed the major media is accurately reporting events.

posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:25 PM

originally posted by: Boeing777
What did Cameron say in August?

I think there is a real difference when talking about a handful of non-combat trainers over an equipped fighting unit aka "boots on the ground".

People are too literal. If the UK sent out a battalion then that would constitute a U-turn.


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