U.S. Accused of Training Iranian Forces in Iraq

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This best demonstrates Obama’s incoherent, disastrous foreign policy blunders – training troops that are fighting our troops. Catastrophic. Clueless? No. Complicit.

U.S. Accused of Training Iranian-Tied Forces in Iraq

By Adam Kredo, Wasington Free Beacon, December 16, 2016:

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Obama admin denies charges, insists there is convergence of U.S.-Iranian interests

The United States military is facing accusations that it has been training Iraqi militia fighters who are tied to Iran, a charge that military officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon denied this week while insisting that the United States and Iran share common goals in the war-torn country, as both sides fight to eradicate the threat of Islamic State terrorists.

The latest charge that the United States may be directly involved in the training of Iranian-backed militia fighters has reignited concerns that America is becoming too cozy with Iranian interests operating in Iraq, an issue that highlights the difficultly facing U.S forces as they seek to counter the influence of ISIS.

Video recently emerged of U.S. military advisers training Iraqi militia fighters in Makhmur. Some foreign policy observers assessed that these militia fighters may have ties to Iran, which controls an increasing number of Iraqi militia fighters taking on ISIS.

The charge was picked up this week in a lengthy Los Angeles Times exposé claiming, “The U.S. is helping train Iraqi militias historically tied to Iran.”

Senior military sources who spoke to the Free Beacon denied the United States is directly working with Iranian forces, but acknowledged the United States and Iran do share similar goals in Iraq when it comes to combatting the threat of ISIS.

“In Iraq, with regards to ISIL, our interests and Iranian interests have some convergence,” said one senior military official who spoke to the Free Beacon on background, using another acronym for the Islamic State.

Iranian influence over militias in Iraq continues to be a challenge for the United States, which is barred by law from working with any such group. Foreign policy insiders who spoke to the Free Beacon about the issue warned that U.S. intervention against ISIS in Iraq is serving to bolster and legitimize Iran’s regional influence.

During last spring’s campaign in Fallujah, the U.S. provided air cover to Iraqi fighters, some of whom came from militias tied to Iran. Iranian media reported that some of the fighters belonged to Iran’s state-controlled militia.

“The forces that the LA Times observed in that story are not affiliated with Iran,” Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for the U.S. Joint Task Force operating in Iraq, told the Free Beacon. “They are approved as hold forces ‎for terrain that has been liberated by the Iraqi Security Forces. They are being trained by coalition forces. They are local forces, and they represent diverse ethnic and sectarian backgrounds. The local tie is a key element in their acceptance by the population they are going to keep secure.”

Dorrian added that the headline on the LA Times article discussing the training of these militias “is very misleading.”

“There’s a lot of good information ‎in the article but the Iranian tie is nonexistent,” Dorrian said. “The Government of Iraq has enrolled these forces as Popular mobilization forces. I think LAT conflated that fact with Iran. Despite my telling them there’s no tie, they went with that headline.”

Multiple other military officials, Obama administration sources, and outside experts familiar with the matter told the Free Beacon that the militia fighters depicted in recent videos have no ties to Iran.

However, they said the United States and Iran share common goals in Iraq, where the threat of ISIS has sparked sectarian battles and endangered the Western-backed government.

A State Department official authorized only to speak on background told the Free Beacon that the United States does not train any Iranian-tied fighters, even if they are officially backed by the Iraqi government.

“The U.S. provides support to the Iraqi Security Forces, and those aligned with the Iraqi government,” the official said. “The U.S. does not, and will not, provide direct support to any group proscribed by American law, or which does not operate under the aegis of the Iraqi government.”

Much of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMFs, are comprised of Shia Muslim fighters, many of whom are ideologically aligned with Iran’s hardline regime.

Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway, a Defense Department official, confirmed to the Free Beacon that some Iraqi units have been barred from receiving U.S. training due to their inability to pass background checks.

“Some Iraqi units have been restricted from receiving assistance because their commander didn’t pass vetting,” Rankine-Galloway said. “Because that quarterly report is classified, we cannot release which units were disqualified from receiving ITEF assistance.”

Rankine-Galloway further maintained that the United States has not changed its policy with regards to training in Iraq.

“U.S. government support to the counter-ISIL campaign remains by, with, and through the central Government of Iraq—and only to forces under the command and control of the Iraqi Security Forces,” Rankine-Galloway said. “Department of Defense policies on the provision of military assistance to foreign military forces have not changed. Iraqi Security Forces units who receive Iraq Train and Equip Fund assistance are strictly vetted” for ties to terror groups and the government of Iran.

Critics of the Obama administration’s policy in Iraq charge that even if the forces are not directly under the Iranian government’s orders, they are influenced by its senior military leaders.

“For proof the Obama administration treats our enemies like friends, look no further than their efforts to train armed militias loyal to Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC-Qods Forces, in Makhmur,” said one senior congressional aide who works on the matter. “Incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn knows intimately what Iran is capable of, so it’s hoped that he and the Trump administration will reverse this disgrace.”

Amir Toumaj, an Iran analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said that militia fighters tied to Iran far outnumber other fighters in Iraq.

“There are militiamen, Sunni, Shias, and Christians who are not part of the Iranian-backed network in Iraq and are not necessarily amenable to Tehran’s influence,” he said. “However, these are dwarfed, out-financed, and out-gunned by the IRGC-backed militias, who are part of that network and display ideological loyalty to the velayat-e faghih and Iran’s supreme leader.”

“Key leaders” in the PMF “are beholden to Qassem Soleimani,” a top Iranian military leader, Toumaj said. “For example, the PMF operations commander is Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, Iran’s number one man in Iraq who has been designated as a terrorist by the U.S. Treasury. Iraqi militia and party leaders openly travel to Iran, and have received royal treatment, such as Akram al Kabi. Supreme Leader Khamenei just this past week received Ammar Hakim, head of the National Alliance Shia party, and called the PMF a ‘great wealth’ for Iraq.”

Even if the United States abstains from directly working with these Iranian-backed forces, the government is giving legitimacy to Iran’s interests in Iraq, Toumaj warned.

“Therein lies the bigger danger legitimizing organizations led by designated terrorists,” he said. “It has part of the IRGC’s project to replicate itself in countries abroad. It has succeeded in Lebanon: Hezbollah is now a dominant institution. A parallel track to establishing the Iraqi version of the IRGC is underway there. And now the Iraqi prime minister and Iraqi parliament have established these as parallel military institutions.”

“The current U.S. policy of defeating IS above all else is empowering the IRGC-backed network, which has worked to infiltrate the Iraqi government and cement itself into a part of the state, crystallized in the PMF,” Toumaj said.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    This is merely another time on the very long list of things the President Trump will have to deal with, swiftly and decisively. The democrats have left America in sloppy disarray, they will not be getting their damage deposit back.

  • soundclick.com/Globalfirm

    People got killed, crucified, killed, raped, enslaved by Islamic State terror group & are still hostages by Isis.

    If the allegations are true that the U.S.-government was part of Islamic State organizing arrests must be made.

    Human rights must be the open guiding principle in any war, government & justice-system.
    As Israel is the only ethical government in the region, it can surely be helpful in stabilizing an administration.

    Ban Islam, save lives worldwide.

    “Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps”http://pamelageller.com/2015/08/pentagon-not-targeting-islamic-state-training-camps.html/

    I’ve read that U.S.policies equip & arm Islamic State group in Syria for their crucifixion, terror, lynch & rape-campaign by the hands of Turkey (Turkey arming Isis with advanced weapons) & U.S. & E.U.-armed Saudi Arabia & the U.S.-army.
    A thorough investigation has to take place.
    Read: Russia destroys most Isis heavy weaponry, US promptly airdrops 50 tons of weapons into Syria:
    http://www.mintpressnews.com/russia-destroys-most-isis-heavy-weaponry-u-s-promptly-airdrops-50-tons-of-weapons-into-syria/210655/ 

    Not condemning Islam & Muhammad must become a crime.

    There are things that must be brought to light & condemned so society can function. A necessary cleansing-process.

    Enslavement of Africans, mass-murder, torture, rape, pederasty, crucifixions, extortion, decapitation, harassment, murder of atheists, of Jews & Christians are all things that must be condemned if society wants to uphold an ethical standard (ethics: human rights & ecology), have integrity, credibility & maturity.

    All these unethical crimes just mentioned can be attributed to torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying or not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad.

    That’s why it must become a crime to not condemn Muhammad & Islam so society doesn’t deteriorate ethically, morally.

    Barack Hussein Obama through his fake-news media-outlets told us that there are many Muslims living peacefully, what he didn’t say is that this is happening on countless suffering people, African slaves, raped enslaved girls, people tortured, killed.

    Human rights must become real, because what has been presented to us as human rights has turned out to be fake, an illusion.

    The truth is Africans are enslaved by Muslims in many Islamic countries (Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Oman, north-Sudan..), girls are raped, people harassed, tortured, killed & the founder of Islam was a torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying or not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer, child-beater & kidnapper.

    The media’s lies & scrubbing should alarm us as it is the best indicator for the government’s policies.

    Taking a glimpse of the truth by stepping into the Geller-report shows, the governments are not legitimate.

    We need to organize a legitimate global government. It’s never too late.

    Every national pro-Islam-conspiracy government is an obstacle to freedom, that’s why we need a global empire.

    Politicians in non-Muslim countries think they can plant Islamic citizens inside their countries, while they can’t even manage to free African slaves in Islamic countries, girls in forced relationships or atheists & other non-Muslims imprisoned in Islamic tyrannies, while they can’t even speak about or learn the truth about torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying or not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad in their own countries.
    Something’s terribly wrong here.

    People that are aware of the Islamic threat globally, rise up for a global English language-empire with according electable factions. It’s ill-advised to delve in nationalist romanticism now. We need a global empire to protect ethics: human rights & ecology.

    We need to file a suit against the planting of Islam into non-Muslim- (& Muslim-) countries, at some global court, at the U.S., African, European, Australian court & we need to set up a new global non-Muslim empire court & government.

    Planting Islam has nothing to do with national sovereignty.
    National sovereignty has become a curse in that sense, so to speak.

    Ban Islam, the Muhammadism-conspiracy & save lives & profound human rights globally.

    Nationalists underestimating the threat of global Islam undermine & threaten the work of global imperialism to counter & defeat the infiltration & harassment by the global Muhammadism-conspiracy since torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying or not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad. 

    Humanity floats around without concept while being infiltrated & harassed by Islam.

    We need a global, voteable party to establish a global empire dedicated to human rights & ecology, free the Africans enslaved in Islamic countries, the girls forced into rape-relationships & the non-Muslims imprisoned.

    We can’t afford division in these critical times.

    We need a party that is global, wants English as global, optional official language, that is dedicated to human rights & ecology & that condemns torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying or not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad. 

    They say Islam would be really peaceful to fool the people, arm Islam & plant it inside nations like now in Europe, Australia & the U.S.

    They don’t expose torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying or not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad, founder of the Islam-conspiracy.

    Ban the Islam-conspiracy & democracy, save lives NOW.

    We can have a global culture.
    But it’s a fail to assume that a global culture has to be superficial & uncondemning about the Islam-Muhammadism-conspiracy & that prosperity can be just achieved if we work nationally in the U.S., Europe, & Australia instead of imperialistically for human rights globally.

    We have to make clear that governance is no place for Nazis, violent nationalists or Muhammadists.

    We have an agenda. We want the non-Muhammadist conspirator prisinors freed, enslaved Africans freed, little girls forced to sex-slavery freed, Islam banned, Korans confiscated.

    Enough of the politicians like Theresa May, Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, Pope Francis who insult & deceive us, arm Islam & plant it into our systems.

    We have to make prosecutions & defend our honor & human rights in the long-term.

    Where is the love?
    Have we lost touch with reality?
    We, as people have lost touch with love.

    Love is what it should be all about.
    From a love & not corrupt perspective we understand the social media posts that condemn the Muhammadism-conspiracy & defend Israel for human rights.

    We are divided & made ineffective because of internationalism instead of globalism, because of regional languages instead of English.

    We need a global, English language party & TV-channel to develop an effective human rights protecting culture that condemns the Muhammadism-conspiracy & in an imperialist way enacts ethics, that is human rights & ecology, globally.

    We reject any forced idealization of sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying, for not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad on people.

    The constitution is out of touch with reality & love if it doesn’t condemn torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying, for not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad & doesn’t ban the Islam-conspiracy.

    A national constitution that lacks the global big picture about Islam is TREASON. 

    We need to look globally & protect the people from Islam instead of letting politicians arm the Islam-tyrannies, instead of letting those politicians organize Muhammadism-conspiracy imperialism invasion & letting those politicians force the glorification of torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying, for not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad on children, citizens & the world.

    Ban Islam, save lives.
    Close the mosques, confiscate the Korans.

    Muslims know Islam is not ethical, that’s why it’s only right to them to ban Islam.

    People with a mind-mix of no love & consequently uncondemning attitude towards Islam have made us be open to a culture that is open to hate against Africans, Jews, Christians, non-Muslims, atheists, women, children, gays, open to enslavement of Africans & girls, rape, crucifixions, stonings, gouging out of eyes, institutionalized & self-inititated decapitations, torture, amputations, clitodirectomies, circumcision, animal torture, pillaging, robbing, burning people alive, according imperialism & war.

    We have been lulled into culture of superficiality, products, bad music, nationalism, admiration for Islam, for Muhammad.

    We need to integrate ourselves to Islam & Islamic regions by banning Islam, enacting love & human rights, freeing the imprisoned, the Africans enslaved, girls & women forced to sex-slave-marriage & NOT the other way around.

    The pathological tolerance for Islam has become a collective dangerous mind-control movement we know from Muhammadism-conspiracy imperialism regions & the Nazi-Muhammadism-conspiracy of Adolf Hitler & Amin el-Husseini that has to be be stopped NOW.

    There are those that claim to fight against Nazis but fight for the Nazis:
    History is being scrubbed from Hitler’s partnership with Muhammadism-conspiracy Ottoman empire general, Grandmufti of Jerusalem Amin El-Husseini who led the Nazis & Nazi-Muhammadist troops, his nephew Arafat called him the great leader.

    Barack Hussein Obama promotes Muhammadism-conspiracy army Boko Haram, who murder, burn alive 100?’s of 1000’s of people as having “legitimate concerns”

    & blocked an Israeli arms helicopter-deal to Nigeria to fight Boko haram before the Muhammadist president.

    “Harass & kill them until Islamic law is the only governance”, says Koran 8:39.

    We need a global empire to ban Islam & free the people.

    No tolerance for Islam in society, no African slaves enslaved in Mauritania or Saudi Arabia or elsewhere, no children raped, no people harassed by Islamic-police, no Islamic torture, whippings, stonings, clitodirectomies & crucifixions & torturous animal slaughters & no Muhammadism-conspiracy terrorism & imperialism.
    Islam feeds on our tolerance, it needs our tolerance, respect, it breathes on our fear.

    Our respect for Islam is it’s oxygen.

    Without our tolerance the Muhammadism-conspiracy vanishes into oblivion.

    We need a global, ethical imperialism to defeat the Muhammadism-conspiracy imperialism & free the people.

    The world should be made an English-language protectorate & English optional official language globally.

    Ban Islam, the Muhammadism-conspiracy & democracy, save lives & profound human rights globally.

    Did you know: There’s slavery today of Africans in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania(25%,50%?of population), new north Sudan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Lebanon, Qatar (?), Pakistan, UAE, Niger, Libya, Nigeria, Chad, Mali, Somalia & elsewhere inspired by torturer, sadist, racist slaver tyrant, inventor of slavery of Africans, mass-murderer, crucifier, genital mutilationist, clitodirectomist, child-rapist & pederast who ‘kissed’ little boys’ penises & sucked boys’ lips & tongues, theist psychopath, who burned people alive for not praying, for not being part of his conspiracy & to extort them, who gouged out eyes & cut off body-parts, gays-killer, Jews-killer, atheists-killer & child-beater, kidnapper Muhammad who owned Africans as slaves & said that his deity turned Africans black, so their descendants would be slaves to Arabs & Turks (Abeed means African & slave in Arabic,) (Read more about sadist, racist slaver Muhammad at WikiIslam). & IslamicState stated they want to revive enslavement of Africans in America as I’ve read here.Anti-African racists & Muhammadism Out of Africa! 
    Islam is intolerable. The Koran says: “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies” (22:19).
    Ban Islam, the Muhammadism-conspiracy & democracy & save lives & profound human rights globally.
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    • soundclick.com/Globalfirm

      I recommend drones & Israel instead of Islamic State, Iranian Muhammadism-conspiracy tyranny & other Muhammadist-conspiracy terrorists.

  • Mr Paul Middleton

    Were it not for Trump’s victory, I would have said that the US electorate were monkeyed by Obama. Now, not just America, but the whole West, has a good chance against this world’s monkeys and apes. And I don’t mean to disparage the real primates!

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