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Iraqi Sunnis, some aligned with AQI, have their military command… in Jordan

Amazing -US ally Jordan is hosting….. Iraqi Sunnis who are fighting the “democratically elected,” “US-Backed” Iraqi government…. and especially fighting them in Fallujah.

Add this to the incredible set of contradictions in US policy and the sheer obtuseness at several points.

“…Neighboring Jordan, long a haven for dissident Iraqi Sunnis, has quietly emerged in the past two years as a base for tribal leaders who say they have launched a new battle to topple Iraq’s Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and to roll back Iranian influence in the region.

…The new command, the General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries, emerged as a unified leadership of what it calls regional military councils coordinating attacks against Iraqi security forces and officials. The councils include tribal leaders and former insurgent leaders but are headed by former senior army officers — among the thousands of Sunni generals cast aside when the United States disbanded the Iraqi army after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The Muslim scholars association said it is not a wing of the military council. But it says it coordinates closely with the council, and some of its officials acknowledge that they are in a temporary alliance with al-Qaeda, which disowned ISIS in February…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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