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Syria Is Bombing ISIS In Iraq And Iran Is Flying Drones

From the Associated Press:

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

By HAMZA HENDAWI and LARA JAKES | June 25, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants’ positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed Wednesday, deepening the concerns that the extremist insurgency that spans the two neighboring countries could morph into an even wider regional conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned against the threat and said other nations should stay out.

Huh. It seems like only last week Mr. Kerry was suggesting that we would be thrilled to work with Iran to defeat ISIS. But, apparently, Syria is a bridge too far. But exactly how does Kerry plan to punish Syria? Maybe institute sanctions?

Meanwhile, a new insurgent artillery offensive against Christian villages in the north of Iraq sent thousands of Christians fleeing from their homes, seeking sanctuary in Kurdish-controlled territory, Associated Press reporters who witnessed the scene said.

Why does the AP persists in calling invaders from another country (Syria, and elsewhere) "insurgents"? It must be force of habit. Since everyone knows that only local insurgent fought us foreign invaders in Iraq.

The United States government and a senior Iraqi military official confirmed that Syrian warplanes bombed militants’ positions Tuesday in and near the border crossing in the town of Qaim…

"We’ve made it clear to everyone in the region that we don’t need anything to take place that might exacerbate the sectarian divisions that are already at a heightened level of tension," Kerry said, speaking in Brussels at a meeting of diplomats from NATO nations. "It’s already important that nothing take place that contributes to the extremism or could act as a flash point with respect to the sectarian divide." …

Once again, what sectarian divide? When we were in Iraq, we were told that all of the violence was due to our hateful presence. And never mind that we were actually the peacekeepers.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, June 26th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Syria Is Bombing ISIS In Iraq And Iran Is Flying Drones”

  1. BillK

    Why haven’t al-Jazeera and NBC posited the reason for increasing violence over the past few days is the coming presence of the “advisors” Obama is sending to Iraq?

    It wouldn’t all be sad if so much of the public didn’t buy it completely.

  2. mr_bill

    Mr. Teresa-Heinz: “We don’t need anything to take place that might exacerbate the sectarian divisions…” A day later, nerobama began calling for half a billion dollars to arm Syrian “rebels” [aka al-qaeda]. Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing in this regime?


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