Skip to comments.Coup brewing in Baghdad as U.S. airstrikes slam ISIS
Posted on 08/11/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Iraq in chaos
The situation in Iraq progressed over the weekend from frightening to utter chaos. The apparent good news is that U.S. airstrikes against the monsters of ISIS appear to be making some headway. The harder-to-judge news is the constitutional crisis brewing over the desire of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to assume a third term in office, despite the decision of the newly elected president not to re-appoint him.
That goes directly against the Iraq constitution, the adoption of which was one of the main achievements that resulted from the U.S. invasion in 2003. If those in power in Iraq can simply ignore the constitution by mustering forces on their own behalf, which appears to be what Maliki is doing, then Iraq is drifting back into the Saddam Hussein days.
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Nothing in main stream media.
Maliki is an Iranian proxy - a puppet - nothing more...
This line in the story: “ If those in power in Iraq can simply ignore the constitution by mustering forces on their own behalf, which appears to be what Maliki is doing, then Iraq is drifting back into the Saddam Hussein days.”
Could also read:
If those in power in the United States can simply ignore the constitution by mustering forces on their own behalf, which appears to be what Obama is doing, then the US is drifting back into the ???? days.
Can’t finish the last part - we’ve never seen anything like this before...
It was on the radio this morning as I drove in.
We do know the answer. The Kurdish fighters are a disciplined fighting force. The Iraqi army is a disorganized joke. Air strikes in support of them would have made no difference.
LONG thread started yesterday at 5:40pm
At this point, I couldn’t care less what happens with that hot mess down in Baghdad. If these airstrikes and arms shipments can help the Peshmerga regain their footing and go on offense against ISIS, all the better.
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