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09/19/2012 22:15

American senators threatening to cut aid provided by the United States to Iraq

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AFP

Robert Beecroft

09/05/2012 16:41

Iraq awaits evidence from Washington to use Iran's airspace to transport weapons to Syria

03/17/2012 17:48

Iraqi government informed Tehran's refusal to use its territory and airspace to transport weapons to Syria

Members of the U.S. Congress threatened on Wednesday 19 September / September that the United States will reduce its aid to Iraq if it continues to allow the use of its airspace to transport and pass weapons from Iran to Syria.

The threat was issued during the discussions devoted to approve the nomination of Robert Beecroft for the post of U.S. ambassador to Iraq. In turn, confirmed Beecroft lawmakers that the Obama administration is making every effort to convince the Iraqi leadership to stop providing air Iraq to Iran.

For his part, Sen. John Kerry, as chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, that this might happen when it may be too late, if we how many people are begging to the Iraqi government to do so, and we see it seems that there is no trace of those calls, it may be more efficient to have to stop our assistance and we associate with the extent of effective response by the authorities in Baghdad.

Kerry believes that it is unacceptable to allow the situation that the United States tries to help the Iraqis build a democracy and endangering the lives of American soldiers at risk and allocate funds, while the those standing against our interests "and their own interests as well."

The aid provided by the United States to Iraq has reached $ 1.7 billion in fiscal year 2012, which ends in the United States on 31 September / September of this.

Source: "ITAR - TASS" Russian news

http://arabic.rt.com/news_all_news/news/594978/

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yota, yea I'm thinkin Iraq is going to have to stand on their own feet. No wonder Maliki hasn't gone to the US as planned. This chess game is getting very interesting. US said Check. What's Iraq gonna say? biggrin.gif

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Time to get Talabani to No Confidence Maliki and get on with a functioning government! Maliki is a puppet of Iran and until that is stopped this is not going in the right direction!!

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Oh yeah.... and we give the Muslim Brotherhood 1.5 billion at the same time. Makes a lot of sense . <_< <_<

Wow....who gave the Muslim Botherhood 1.5 billion :huh::blink::unsure: oh yeah...I forgot.....the same guy who supports them....but at least that will end soon ;)

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09/19/2012 22:15

American senators threatening to cut aid provided by the United States to Iraq

f3b20ad89fbb4626ad508bd5575138a7.jpg

AFP

Robert Beecroft

09/05/2012 16:41

Iraq awaits evidence from Washington to use Iran's airspace to transport weapons to Syria

03/17/2012 17:48

Iraqi government informed Tehran's refusal to use its territory and airspace to transport weapons to Syria

Members of the U.S. Congress threatened on Wednesday 19 September / September that the United States will reduce its aid to Iraq if it continues to allow the use of its airspace to transport and pass weapons from Iran to Syria.

The threat was issued during the discussions devoted to approve the nomination of Robert Beecroft for the post of U.S. ambassador to Iraq. In turn, confirmed Beecroft lawmakers that the Obama administration is making every effort to convince the Iraqi leadership to stop providing air Iraq to Iran.

For his part, Sen. John Kerry, as chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, that this might happen when it may be too late, if we how many people are begging to the Iraqi government to do so, and we see it seems that there is no trace of those calls, it may be more efficient to have to stop our assistance and we associate with the extent of effective response by the authorities in Baghdad.

Kerry believes that it is unacceptable to allow the situation that the United States tries to help the Iraqis build a democracy and endangering the lives of American soldiers at risk and allocate funds, while the those standing against our interests "and their own interests as well."

The aid provided by the United States to Iraq has reached $ 1.7 billion in fiscal year 2012, which ends in the United States on 31 September / September of this.

Source: "ITAR - TASS" Russian news

http://arabic.rt.com...ws/news/594978/

We should just stop sending them aid. Them maybe they would RV because the need the money that we aren't sending them any more. :twocents:

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Western report: Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq

September 20, 2012download-45-300x200.jpgUNITED NATIONS: Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a Western intelligence report seen by Reuters.

Earlier this month, US officials said they were questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying arms to Assad, a staunch Iranian ally. Yesterday, US Senator John Kerry threatened to review US aid to Baghdad if it does not halt such overflights.

Iraq says it does not allow the passage of any weapons through its airspace. But the intelligence report obtained by Reuters says Iranian weapons have been flowing into Syria via Iraq in large quantities. Such transfers, the report says, are organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

“This is part of a revised Iranian modus operandi that US officials have only recently addressed publicly, following previous statements to the contrary,” said the report, a copy of which was provided by a UN diplomatic source.

“It also flies in the face of declarations by Iraqi officials,” it said. “Planes are flying from Iran to Syria via Iraq on an almost daily basis, carrying IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) personnel and tens of tons of weapons to arm the Syrian security forces and militias fighting against the rebels.”

It added that Iran was also “continuing to assist the regime in Damascus by sending trucks overland via Iraq” to Syria.

Although the specific charges about Iraq allowing Iran to transfer arms to Damascus are not new, the intelligence report alleges that the extent of such shipments is far greater than has been publicly acknowledged, and much more systematic, thanks to an agreement between senior Iraqi and Iranian officials.

Ali al-Moussawi, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s media adviser, dismissed the intelligence report.

“Iraq rejects baseless allegations that it allows Iran to use its airspace to ship arms to Syria,” he said. “The prime minister has always called for a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict and … the need for a ban on any state interfering in Syria whether by sending arms or helping others to do so.”

The issue of Iranian arms shipments to Syria came up repeatedly at a Senate hearing in Washington yesterday on the nomination of Robert Beecroft as the next US ambassador to Baghdad. Beecroft is currently deputy chief of mission there.

John Kerry, the Democratic chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked Beecroft what the embassy was doing to persuade the Iraqis to prevent Iran from using their airspace for flights carrying weapons to Syria. Beecroft said that he and other US officials made clear to Iraq the flights must stop.

US threat to review aid

Kerry said he was alarmed that US efforts thus far had not persuaded Baghdad to halt the overflights, and suggested that the United States could in future make some of the hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance it gives to Iraq contingent on their cooperation on Syria.

“Maybe we should make some of our assistance or some of our support contingent on some kind of appropriate response,” he said. “It just seems completely inappropriate that we’re trying to help build democracy, support them, put American lives on the line, money into the country, and they’re working against our interest so overtly.”

The intelligence report, which Western diplomats said was credible and consistent with their information, said Iran had cut a deal with Iraq to use its airspace.

One envoy said it was possible that Tehran and Baghdad did not in fact have any formal agreement, but only an informal understanding not to raise questions about possible arms transfers to Syria.

In comments published by Iranian media on Sunday, IRGC commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari said members of the force were providing non-military assistance in Syria and Lebanon. He added that Tehran might get involved militarily in Syria if its closest ally came under attack. A day later, however, Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied those remarks.

Two Boeing 747 aircraft specifically mentioned in the intelligence report as being involved in Syria arms transfers – an Iran Air plane with the tail number EP-ICD and Mahan Air’s EP-MNE – were among 117 aircraft hit with sanctions on Wednesday by the US Treasury Department.

The Treasury Department also blacklisted aircraft operated by Iran’s Yas Air for supplying Syria with weapons. A UN panel of experts that monitors compliance with UN sanctions against Iran has repeatedly named Yas Air, along with Iran Air, as a supplier of arms to Syria.

The Treasury Department statement on the new blacklistings said the move would “make it easier for interested parties to keep track of this blocked property, and more difficult for Iran to use deceptive practices to try to evade sanctions.”

The statement did not mention Iraq.

Earlier this year, the UN panel of experts recommended that Yas Air be put on the UN blacklist for helping Iran skirt a UN arms embargo. So far the Security Council has not taken any action on that recommendation.

The UN panel’s reports have described Iranian arms shipments to Syria via Turkey, not Iraq.

The intelligence report said such transfers across Turkish airspace had ceased.

“Since Ankara adopted a firm position against Syria, and declared that it would intercept all weapons shipments sent to the Assad regime through Turkish territory or airspace, Tehran has all but completely stopped using this channel,” it said.

Tehran is forbidden from selling weapons under a UN arms embargo, which is part of broader sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Syria’s conflict had taken a brutal turn with other countries arming both sides, spreading misery and risking “unintended consequences as the fighting intensifies and spreads.

- Reuters

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2012/09/20/western-report-iran-ships-arms-personnel-to-syria-via-iraq/

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Just make a stand and end the aid until a further notice. It's that simple!

End the foreign aid forever. these muslims religiously want all non muslims dead. why would we ever give money to people who hate us and goal is destruct our society. we have veterans and poor people here who should get...every red cent before some foreigners. if we stopped giving foreign aid......the libs could get all there social programs......and we could still cut the deficit. everyone wins.

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End the foreign aid forever. these muslims religiously want all non muslims dead. why would we ever give money to people who hate us and goal is destruct our society. we have veterans and poor people here who should get...every red cent before some foreigners. if we stopped giving foreign aid......the libs could get all there social programs......and we could still cut the deficit. everyone wins.

True that storm! ;)

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Dennis Miller: Every time Egypt screws up, take aid intended for it and send to Israel

Published: 8:54 AM 09/20/2012

By Jeff Poor

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” comedian Dennis Miller reacted to President Barack Obama’s Tuesday night appearance on CBS’s “Late Night with David Letterman.”

During the weekly “Miller Time” segment, host Bill O’Reilly noted that Obama chooses words that don’t really communicate any sort of message. Miller agreed, and argued that it was time the president sent a real “message to the Muslim world.”

“Billy, if you’re going to take the high road on the war on terrorism, you’re going to end up having a great seat to witness your own demise,” Miller said. “He’s got to send a message to the Muslim world. He’s also got to send a message to this country — that we’re not going to frog walk idiots in El Cerritos out their front door and take pictures of them on-demand like we’re Pavlov’s dog from the Muslim world. That guy’s a cretin for God’s sakes, forget him.”

“But you know something — we got lay a bigger marker down over in that part of the world,” Miller said. “This is what happens when you’re deemed to be the weak horse. I think we’re deemed to be the riderless horse in that part of the world right now. We’ve got to send a message and you know, I think the only thing we’re sending right now is Ben Bernanke with QE3 and the additional pump of the Fed has so devalued our dollar now that the $2 billion we send to Egypt is a big slap in the face. That’s about all we done to send them a message.”

Miller suggested that one way to get their attention would be to send U.S. foreign aid earmarked for Egypt to Israel instead whenever Egypt fails to live up to expectations the United States’ expectations.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/20/dennis-miller-every-time-egypt-screws-up-take-aid-intended-for-it-and-send-to-israel/#ixzz246KPFx1L

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To come this far, in everything that has been done. So many players and countries in this whole thing to rebuild Iraq. Only to screw it all up with something like this. They aren't even out of Chapter 7, they are still one of the most closely watch countries because of their situation, YOU COULDN'T WAIT AT LEAST TILL YOU WERE ALL DONE FIXING YOUR COUNTRY FIRST!!??!!?? Sweet Jesus what a shame! I am hoping its just a stumbling block like the 3164648165 other monkey wrenches Iraq feels they have to throw in there......*sigh*

End the foreign aid forever. these muslims religiously want all non muslims dead. why would we ever give money to people who hate us and goal is destruct our society. we have veterans and poor people here who should get...every red cent before some foreigners. if we stopped giving foreign aid......the libs could get all there social programs......and we could still cut the deficit. everyone wins.

SS, Unfortunately, I think this is more politically fuel by the powers that be in the world. I hope this link works below. It baffles me how one little anti-muslim film gets out there and this is what happens?? No, I dont think so. One video does not speak for what Americans stand for. I believe we do have extremists that will use this video and play it in a religious twist. Its sad, I think most people in the world, just want everyone to be peaceful.

http://worldnews.nbc...246965925417366

Kind of gets off track from the topic in this thread, but still relates to the turmoil and hate for America spreading like wild fire, or at least flaring up, its probably been there for years and years.

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