The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.
Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.
They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.
I wonder if arming the Kurds would upset Iran? Can’t have that with the nuclear negotiations at such a critical juncture.
That headline is wrong. We have no Arab allies and nothing to gain by hiring our soldiers and airmen out as mercenaries to protect Saudi interests.
It is not our fight.