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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The top British general in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS says there is not an increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, despite claims to the contrary by the U.S. to justify increasing its presence in the region.

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"No – there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria," Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the coalition responsible for counter-terrorist operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, said in a video briefing, according to the Guardian.

Ghika said that he has not seen Shia militias in Iraq, who have varying ties to Iran, change their stance recently. "I think it's important to say that many of them are compliant and we have seen no change in that posture since the recent exchange between the United States and Iran," he said, according to the Guardian."

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-15 01:21 AM | Reply

Does not matter what he sez or thinks. When US barks, the UK wags it's tail and follows.

This is non-news.... to make the UK look like the good cop.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-15 04:30 AM | Reply

In other words Trump is a liar, liar, pants on Fire!

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-15 09:58 AM | Reply

Fat Nixon NEEDS a war. In his demented mind it will boost his limp poll numbers. Bolton has been itching for a war in Iran since 2000. So they blow a couple of small holes in tankers, not anywhere enough to endanger the ship or spill any oil, and get Saudi Arabia (who owes Fat Nixon for the Khashoggi cover up) to say it was Iran.

This whole thing stinks and reeks of Fat Nixons incompetence.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where's Colin Powell with cartoon renderings as "evidence" when you need him?

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apparently, General Ghika has been getting tired of help mopping up the middle east mistakes of America's neocon contingency.

#6 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-05-15 12:03 PM | Reply

"Obama will get us out of the Middle East, for sure" -

Sincerely,

2012 A.D.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-15 12:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The President™ is trying to start a war to try to avoid being removed from office. It will give GOP senators the cover they need to not vote for impeachment.

#8 | Posted by qcp at 2019-05-15 12:54 PM | Reply

Here's how this will shake out:
-The Dotard and the GOP will scream for a war footing and a lot more defense $$
-Not wanting to seem against protecting the US, Dems in Congress will authorize funds
-After a few months of cruising around the Persian Gulf and nearby waters, the carrier group over there now will quietly withdraw
-New Defense Secretary Shanahan will announce that there is a bunch of $$ lying around that now isn't needed for the Iran War that never happened
-At Shanahan's direction billions of defense dollars will then flow south, to fund the building of the Dotard's Wall

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2019-05-15 01:27 PM | Reply

"Obama will get us out of the Middle East, for sure" -

Said no one ever according to google.

But it was his clearly stated intention.

And Obama did kill Osama Bin Ladin (and Osama is STILL DEAD!) and HE got us out of Iraq. (Mostly) And he tried to work with Congress to keep them in the loop.

So his actions speak much louder than your lies.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-15 01:43 PM | Reply

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Wow, Iran has gone from no threat to major threat literally overnight. Suddenly US troops are in danger, personnel and families are fleeing neighboring Iraq, an aircraft strike group and bombers are being deployed...

How did this happen just because of Trump? Didn't he claim Iran was more of a threat under the nuclear deal?

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-05-15 01:58 PM | Reply

The only thing Obama did worth a damn in that area of the world was undone by the Trump administration-- the JCPOA.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-05-15 01:59 PM | Reply

"Obama will get us out of the Middle East, for sure" -
Sincerely,
2012 A.D.

#7 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Said No One Ever.

In fact, most said we needed to stay and clean up Bush's mess or the situation would get worse.

Glad to see you are back. Now leave and let the adults talk.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-16 05:54 PM | Reply

The only thing Obama did worth a damn in that area of the world was undone by the Trump administration-- the JCPOA.

#12 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER

Actually he did a tremendous job of containing ISIS and destroying them without invasion. They literally withered from within and local forces pushed them out.

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-16 05:55 PM | Reply

- he did a tremendous job of containing ISIS and destroying them without invasion

lol

- They literally withered from within and local forces pushed them out.

LOL!!

www.politifact.com

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 06:07 PM | Reply

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