Sunday, December 06, 2015

Iraq is talking about asking Russia for help following Turkish "invasion"

via Sputnik
The head of Iraq's parliamentary committee on security and defense, Hakim al-Zamili, in an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, said that Baghdad could turn to Moscow for help after Turkey had allegedly breached Iraq’s sovereignty.
Numerous reports suggest that on Friday Turkey sent approximately 130 soldiers to norther Iraq. Turkish forces, deployed near the city of Mosul, are allegedly tasked with training Peshmerga, which has been involved in the fight against Daesh, also known as ISIL.
On Saturday, Baghdad described the move as "a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty," since it had not been authorized by Iraqi authorities.
"We may soon ask Russia for direct military intervention in Iraq in response to the Turkish invasion and the violation of Iraqi sovereignty," Iraqi lawmaker al-Zamili said.
I wonder if this is a direct shot toward NATO?  Supposedly Iraq also said that US forces weren't welcome and yet we have several thousand on their soil and several hundred running ops.

Now Turkey is playing games.

Just wondering aloud.  Why are all these countries pushing so hard for a confrontation between the US/NATO and Russia.

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