Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Iran Left Battling ISIL Alone as US-Iraq Alliance Disintegrates

As America holds back from intervention against the Islamic State and the blame game between the US and Iraq escalates, Iran is the only power confronting the militant organization, says a senior Iranian general.
Major General Qassem Soleimani, chief of the elite Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, has said the US military and its Allies are failing to take the fight to the Islamic State, with Iran consequently left as the only power with a presence in the region to fight the militants.

"Today, there is nobody in the fight with [the Islamic State group] except the Islamic Republic of Iran," Soleimani was quoted by Iranian news outlets as saying on Monday, adding that nations next to or supported by Iran are involved in the battle, but that the US "didn't do a damn thing" to stop the Islamic State's advance on Ramadi.
We know the US and its allies have been supporting ISIS against Syria, in order to break the Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah nexus. Drawing Iran into a Middle East conflict, to weaken or destabilise their country, is one of the goals.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2015.]

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