Tensions emerge between Iraq, US-led coalition in battle against Islamic State group

“…three Iraqi generals who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss ongoing operations said the U.S. has on several occasions ignored guidance from Iraqi commanders and has failed to provide ample training and weapons to Iraq’s beleaguered forces.

“Whenever we complain about the poor training they provided us, they remind us that it was Iraq who forced them to leave” in 2011, one of the generals said.

The generals noted, by contrast, Iran’s willingness to quickly accommodate their urgent needs for weapons and training, while the coalition makes them wait.

The U.S. spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraq’s army during its eight-year intervention, only to see security forces crumble last summer when the Islamic State group swept across northern Iraq and captured the second-largest city of Mosul.”

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Whenever we complain about the poor training they provided us, they remind us that it was Iraq who forced them to leave” in 2011, one of the generals said.

    Ain’t that something!?
    Idiocy has consequences.
    Well how about that Iraq!

  • Martin B

    Those three Iraqi generals got rich selling those generously supplied American weapons on the black market. Now they want more. I’d like to believe that even John Kerry isn’t dumb enough to fall for this, but I can’t.

  • BillyHW

    Can they all lose?

  • JoKeR
  • Keep the Muslims in Muslim lands.

    Get out of the way and let the Muslims kill each other.

    If they get any weapons that can reach or affect us – nuke them.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I look at Kerry’s face. It looks like it’s about to fall off. The guy’s a zombie, he’s f***ing brain-dead, but his body doesn’t know it. The $weet smell of catsup covers up the smell of decay his carcass emanates…

  • simus1

    I can see their point in a way.

    Most middle east shit holes run on muslim tribal caste systems that have great difficulty coping with modern military organization and administration, let alone a “take the initiative, can do” disciplined attitude in a battle environment.
    To such a general, once you try to move beyond the “mob with rifles default setting”, there is little that can be counted on re orders except massive noncompliance and dishonesty.