The US-led coalition has rejected claims of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iranian-backed factions of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) played a key role in the Iraqi government operation in Kirkuk province.
A coalition spokesman, US Army Col. Ryan Dillon, said that directly denied claims of the KRG and the KRG-linked media aruging that the IRGC and the PMU played a key role allowing the Federal Government to take back Kirkuk city,
“From our official reporting from our elements that participating and have re-established security in and around the Kirkuk area, those are Iraqi security force elements like the Counter-Terrorism Service, the Federal Police, and we do not have reports of PMF units or the types of units you had mentioned that we have received,” the spokesman said in response to a question from Rudaw’s Pentagon correspondent Rebaz Ali.
Dillon added that the developments in Kirkuk area were “supposed to be a coordinated movement.” The spokesman emphasized that the Peshmerga just handed over the areas to Iraqi forces.
Thus, the US-led coalition once again showed that it is not going to support the KRG agenda in Iraq. The coalition is not even ready to provide the KRG a media assistance confirming its claims about the “Iranian agression” against the Kurdish nation.
Earlier on October 17, the Peshmerga General Command released a statement claiming that the PMU and the IRG attacked it in Kirkuk and surrounding areas. The statement claimed that it’s “a clear declaration of war against the people of Kurdistan” and added that the Iraqi government “will pay a heavy price for the crimes.”
in short, zio yankees and its allies are defeated in iraq and syria – God is the best of all panners http://www.moonofalabama.org/
also the Mossad caused it all anyway so that Israel can get more of everybody killed on all sides and grab more land and oil.
Next time I read You, I will sit on the floor on a pillow first – Your secret weapon is make people die by laughing ?
MoA had an interesting analysys that jumped the rails and became Iranian Propaganda. There are plenty of native forces in Iraq vying to stunt Iranian designs. The Talabani PUK betrayal of Kurdish desires for freedom will not go unpunished either. Today’s pull back of KRG forces is more of consolidation than a retreat. Plus there is now immense pressure on Trump to not be seen as being bested by Iran in Iraq. Instead of calming the situation, it still remains volatile.
We fell back to better defensive/consolidate our position is loser speak for ‘we got our asses kicked’.
Your dreams are just dreams because they lack international support, Israel and USA used you in a bluff, they’ve bet the kurdish card in a lost hand, that is how much you were worth to them, now you lack interantional support even from USA, there is nothing you can do without international recognition, if kurds force their hands they will be considered terrorists and crushed by all their neighbors.
You were fighting for the good side not so long ago, repent and you might be saved, retreat to the land you had before ISIS and you might get broad autonomy, go on this path and there will be only kurdish genocide in the end, turks want you dead, the only ones who can save you are syrians, irakis, and iranians.
You’ve betrayed your brothers, repent before is too late.
arrogant kurdish whores got what they deserved and should be beaten back more, and they will be in syria
So how much do You pay. Do they cheet You are what ?
At least some sober reflexions from you. Most others are not.Thanks.
Hard to see. US support Bagdad very much and has a them told Barzanis that some big changes wouldnt be supported but the opposite.
I see no defeat in Syria at all.They would never be there if not the Assad made ISIS came out of hands first by Assads and then US, Saudis and Qatars. Now ISIS is reduced and US has bases there, where they are welcometo stay.
Very difficult to see those 2 as kinds of defeats.
Kurds R Guile
What does “key role” mean? They were there? How and why?
Barzani and his clan try their best to create a sectarian rift where it doesn’t exist. Is it how you repay Iran’s helps when ISIS was at the gates of Erbil in 2014?
Iraqi Kurds better rid themselves of these liars who have no problem in creating a war and sacrificing people in order to remain in power. Every minute passing I miss Mam Jalal even more.
There will undoubtedly be a shake up in both PUK & KDP. But the widespread support for an Independent KRG is not going away. QS & Abadi misplayed Barzani by resorting to violence unseen since 2003 when political methods supplanted Saddam Era Tactics. Wishful fantasy thinking by British & USA that a unified Iraq still exists will soon be punctured by the reality that Iraq is a fractured state.
widespread support, no
Well, Im sure there is a majority support for it but also some realisme.
Yes, many has their wishes. Not all can com through at the same time.
At least they didnt run away from Kirkuk as the socalled iraqian arm did. They didnt arm them either. And Yes it has been defended by some help after they stopped ISIS taking it.
I guess you will die if you admit Barzani is a traitor to both Iraq and Kurdish autonomous region. Based on what Iraqi Kurds said, without Iran’s help, ISIS would take it all. You don’t like reality? Too bad.
Oh did I get that right? the US said they had nothing to do with the peshmerga claim of aggression by Iran and Iraq will pay a heavy price because of the Iran attacks that set free the peshmerga I disavow any truth to my statement.
Many memory lacks here. US has never supported anything like more then rudimentary improvements for Iraqi Kurdistan.
No one but the wildest neo-cons support creating a second state of Israel out of Kurdistan. The Kurds have saved their own hides by beating back ISIS. They should be content with the autonomy they’ve earned in Syria and Iraq, and not try to grab more land at the expense of their neighbours.
Every pro-separatist I’ve argued with uses the same child’s argument: they fought for it. The Kurds were not asked to liberate non-Kurdish land, that was the job of non-Kurds and they did that job. I guess the US should own Western Europe and Russia own Eastern Europe for participation in WW2.
Thats a very relative oppinion. Close to 400.000 kurds were remoived from there by Saddam and removed to north of Mosul.
The invasive in Kirkuk were Sunni hard heads, whiere many – of course – became ISIS in the best “Saddam style”.
Most of them has returned to there and You hardly fin a pricture of any shia there.
The US got Israel for their late involvement in Europe and they also got the British Empire handed over to them!
Very censured, You cant see the difference.
You’ve sunk really low when the masters of liars, the US terrorists, need to come out to expose your lies. The US treads carefully along the road between Erbil and Baghdad and the victory against ISIS is in a good deal thanks to Iranian efforts, these Kurds are deluded.
LOL, who did Barzani piss off that he can’t even get the U.S. to lie about Iran for him? That should have been a lay up. Barzani must have groped Trump’s daughter or something.
Barzini must be desperate to grope Trump’s daughter.
You must be lower mentioning that.
US has told those conditions for support for years. So You lie hard telling its a new USA thing. Shame on You, if You have that in Your gentics at all.
US anytime could have “Iraqi kurdistan” bigger and more important as well as evaporate it.
Lol, did they honestly believe the Americans would be friends when it’s inconvenient and doesn’t directly serve their diabolical plans? If the Kurds wanted loyalty and respect then they picked the wrong team.
You couldn’t make this comedy up, no matter how hard you tried.
And ….more good news for the Syrian Army. They have crossed the Euphrates East of Mayadin. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/018e9af96333f6bd547d31cd6af47c3a4b82abe520fa67cd4ba02b4c7111e99e.jpg …
Liveuamap article is 9 hours old with no confirmation yet. Source stated Zeiban or Thayban were taken (not sure where they are), not Dhiban. Seems to be some confusion going on at their site.
The map does look very favorable to the SAA.
I hope it to be true, but that’s a pretty large chunk of land, considering SAA has just secured the west bank. I would expect a news blackout or news delay for sure. :)
Also ….. any crossing would have been done with limited numbers of amphibious equipment. The purpose being to secure the area around the bridge while they make repairs. And that might take another week to get the bridge working.
Liveuamap, AKA Jihadmin is notorious for favoring Green and Grey Daesh. It’s rare indeed when the Red Paint is deployed without the area being firmly in SAA hands.
The site is controlled by the CIA and regularly posts fake disinfo that favors the Anglo-Zionist terrorist empire’s agenda.
Easy to see, your mother is died and You are out of control Yourself.
So which one becomes “Mr wet T-shirt” a russian, a Lebanse or Mullah Omar ?
Moon Of Alabama has a great article on what actually happened. It was the Talabani clan that allowed the Iraqi government forces to retake the oil fields.
Here is an excerpt:
“The Barzani family clan is only one of the powers in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Historically its main competitors are the Talabani clan. Both clans control their own political parties (KDP and PUK) and militia. Both had been fighting against each other during a civil war in the 1990s. Then the Barzanis called in help from Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to defeat their local enemies.”
“Over the last decade the Talabanis were handicapped by their ailing patriarch Jalal Talabani. After the U.S. invasion of Iraq he eschewed a major role in the Kurdish region in exchange for the ceremonial position of a president of Iraq. When Jalal Talbani died on October 2 his family immediately asserted its position. It negotiated a deal with the central Iraqi government to reign in the Barzanis’ quasi dictatorial powers. “
Clan? That very word does not invoke democracy or freedom, but oligarchy. The Talabanis are smart saved their hides. Barzani “clan” is on a one way roller coaster to hell.
They Barzani “clan” have been laughing all the way to the bank and will now find safe haven in the NWO to be used again when the time arises sic.
OMG! The “coalition” is throwing in the towel!
I cant see that. You might open Your Nijab a little more.
the Kurds have become big troublemakers….first they accuse Assad of aiding ISIS(!!!) and now they are trying to implicate Iran in their ,almost war, with Iraq …their obvious goal to force the US to back them up…but US didnt take the bait …..they are not as foolish as i thought…..i think US realised that the game is over for them in SYria…..
99% doing like that is done by Assads and Turks, so behave if You have learned how.
The rest is blabla too.
Turkey supports all kind of terrorists in SYria to overthrow Assad. thats a fact….Assad supporting terrorists that want him dead…..plain stupid idea….even worst scenario than Saddams having chemical weapons to justify the stealing of iraqi resources…..so lets think of something better to throw at Assad…..
You can rily on Dilon. None support a kurdish state outside Iraqi Kurdistan.
Now the Persmerga are trying to give lying excuses for the cowardly escape. It was an escape, no tactical retreat because they left wounded comrades behind who were then provided by iraqi paramedics. We have seen the best equipped and best trained boots of the US on the ground in Iraq. These boots are not suitable for the US masters. So they throw them in the waste paper basket with a post on it: “kurdish garbage” – best before date expired.