Iraq prepares to defend Baghdad, with help from Iran

June 12, 2014

And Iran will get a foothold where we least want them to. Thanks for nothing, Barry.

Iranian forces joined Iraq’s battle against insurgents taking over a growing swath of the country as the Baghdad government girded to protect the capital and the U.S. weighed direct military assistance, including possible airstrikes.

Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north on Thursday and Sunni militants threatened to march on two cities revered by Shiite Muslims as well as the capital.

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    Maybe the Iraqis can manage to get the Kurds to help them.

    They don’t run.