posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 03:47 PM
a reply to: pavil
They have not been fighting alone, and the Chaldean folks were getting genocided in wholesale by whatever the heck IS actually is and not what is sold
to us. They have plenty of skin in this fight.
I'm not against Kurdish homeland. Its just an expansion of Israel. And history shows that what is good for Israel is good for the USA. I like what is
good for the USA, so I have to just accept these foreign policy actions as the cost of my good living here half a world away. I guess I kind of have
gotten over the moral dilemma part of our foreign policy and just hope our guys
win it for us, whoever they may be
a reply to: theultimatebelgianjoke
yes, actually both sides of congress have vocalized an illustrated support, and the Sertary of State has confirmed it with double speak as far as I am
concerned. Not to mention that we now essentially have at minimum a standing army of 50,000+ just in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) who got a nice beefed
up heavy weapons package delivered throughout the year. They now have the manpower and the weapons to hold their borders. That cannot be possible if
the US did not support this together with Israel. Rex Tillerson is our plug to
the entire Kurdish government in Iraq
, and many of these deals were inked by himself during his tennure at ExxonMobile starting in 2011.
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
The US is heavily vested in the Kurds. We have essentially subsidized an entire military force to maintain those borders and given them the weapons
they need to defend against their equally armed rivals as outlined previously. The only thing they lack now is an air force. I suspect they have a
handful of air defense systems, but outside of possibly a handful of manpad's, I don't think any sophisticated AA systems were approved by Congress.