Iraqi Defense minister Khaled Al-Obaidi

Iraq runs out of money to take on Islamic State

Just as it is starting to turn the tide against Isil, Iraq is running out of money.

Behind the front lines of the Iraqi desert, where the Nineveh provincial police are training to retake their homes in and around Mosul, they are short of one thing: weapons.

“We have been regrouped here since the fall of Mosul,” said Major Ayman, standing over his line of men in blue uniforms. “We have been waiting here for five months but we have no weapons.”

  • tom_billesley

    Do as the Russians did at Stalingrad. The rear ranks were given only a handful of bullets and had to pick up weapons from the fallen as they advanced.

    • David Murrell

      We have nothing to worry about. Barak and Justin are on top of things.

      • Exile1981

        i miss read that as barak on top of hustin.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          That too.

          • David Murrell

            Some of that went on at the state dinner and joint-press conference two days ago.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If the Iraqis were not so corrupt, they would have all of the money they needed.
    They deserve their fate!

  • pdxnag

    Isn’t Sharia still the top source for authority in the current Iraqi constitution? Unless the goal is to fix that error this is all an intramural affair, among friends, Muslim friends practicing their Islam.

    • Alain

      Yes and we can thank George Bush for allowing that.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        His naivete.

  • Millie_Woods

    Nothing can be done except flee to Europe.

  • G

    When are people going to realize that no amount of money is going to turn these goat humpers into an effective fighting force?
    Western nations have spent enough money on these middle eastern dumps.

  • Ed

    Don’t fall for this shit. Any money given will end up in the pockets of binocular boy in the green get-up and other brass like him.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I guess that their Iranian masters are a bunch of cheap bastards.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Get those parkas over there stat, Justin!