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Thursday, July 02, 2015

US Blocks Attempts By Arab Allies To Fly Heavy Weapons To Kurds

The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.

Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.

They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.

High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month.

The officials say they are looking at new ways to take the fight to Isil without seeking US approval.

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Anonymous said...

If they would just wait for Obama and the pope to fix it in september

lmclain said...

ISIS is slaughtering, raping, and maiming Christians every day over there, and obama won't even let OTHER people help??
Why not?

Concerned Retiree said...

Obama lets Christians to be assassinated and persecuted but blocks Countries from fighting / killing ISIS. Now tell me Obama is not a MUSLIM. As I have heard all my life "Actions speak louder than words"

Anonymous said...

If Obama was intentionally trying to set up the conditions necessary for the establishment of an islamic caliphate.. what would he be doing differently?