Comments on: Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons straight to the enemy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DLNY http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-653728 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:04:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-653728 Stock and Awe!

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By: jacobsch http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-622627 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:53:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-622627 The Kurds do NOT feel tyhey are a part og Iraq , and Iraq does not treat them as equal citizens. If Iraq treated them as equal citizens they would supply them with the same efficient weapons as those they use – also American such. It is a much better solution to make the Kurds partnes and friends than to try to force them to be Iraqi. The Kurds are more determined , better organized and much more trustworthy partners! USA face the fact – if you want to beat islamic state then the Kurds is part of the sulution. Giving the Kurds efficient arms will give ISIS bigger losses. They need such ammunitions that can ruin tanks. some mortar granades are efficient for this Bofors Strix and M4 recoilless riffle do this. Not giving efficient arms mean more of the most brave soldiers die. Then the peshmega forece is reduced and ISIS benefit. USA can produce thos outdated russian arms but to what purpose ?

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-621625 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:46:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-621625 shock and awe.

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By: PenDavenport http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-621517 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:39:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-621517 Hindsight is perfect, the author is not. He’s also inexperienced in military and diplomatic affairs. He really doesn’t want a perfect world because then who would he complain about with his “journalistic expertise” in order to make money.

A no-nothing, sniping from the sidelines for bucks.

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By: Moties001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-620752 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:45:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-620752 One would suggest that the writer watches the film starring Nicholas Cage entitled Lord of War

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By: jantsch http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-619209 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:56:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-619209 What you illustrate, but fail to point out, is the futility of trying to pick sides in an area of the world that is darn-near damned by perpetual conflict. It appears that “policymakers” try to manage near-term, political goals. In a separate column Lawrence Korb opined that the Obama -administration’s much derided restraint has ample historical precedent in the latter half of the 20th century. The heavy-handedness with which the previous, republican administration had intervened in Iraq did not follow the lead of its republican forebears. The long reliance on the duplicitous ISI was a well-documented fiasco. Putting supposed political sensitivities above the advice of experts in culture and history of the peoples we try to sort into bins of friends or foes continues to embarrass us as a nation and bilk us out of our national wealth. It is an ongoing tragedy of biblical proportions.

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/arming-americas-allies-is-risky-any-way-you-do-it/#comment-618620 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:11:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38973#comment-618620 Does anyone paying attention seriously think there is an “Iraq” to save? Of course people are arming the Kurds directly!

There is an Iraq rump in Baghdad, which is an Iranian Shi’ite satrapy now, there is Kurdistan, which by any reasonable definition is already de-facto independent (South Kurdistan has its own army, collect its own taxes within the KRG area, has an independent political relationship with Turkey and border control checkpoints between the KRG territory and the rest of ‘Iraq’)… and you have the ragtag Daesh Islamic State caliphate.

There is no “Iraq”.

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