Sunday, December 6, 2015

"Iraq Could Ask Russia for Help After 'Invasion' by Turkish Forces"

There are so many lies being told, and so much spin being attempted, about war and peace in the Middle East that it is difficult to tease out the reality of what's going on.
Which I suppose is the purpose of the lies and spin.

So now a quick word on sources. We have something on the order of 1300 feeds and terminals, from fancy-schmancy machine readable stuff to obscure little specialist publications. For the most part we use them because we've found them to be accurate or, if biased, blatant enough about it that the bias is its own caveat.

The government approved sources are, however, a different kettle of fish and you proceed at your own risk when discerning what is news and what is dezinformatsiya.
As noted a few months ago:
This source, Sputnik News, is the successor to RIA Novosti's international operations, which Putin had ordered shut down. RIA Novosti continues its domestic Russian-language news ops at
You have to assume everything that the two publish is Putin approved....
In this case the story below, if true, is so important it is worth taking the risk of spreading disinformation by reposting it because what it boils down to is:

Either the U.S. should get the hell out of NATO or Turkey should. 

From Sputnik:
The head of Iraq's parliamentary committee on security and defense, Hakim al-Zamili, in an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, said that Baghdad could turn to Moscow for help after Turkey had allegedly breached Iraq’s sovereignty

Numerous reports suggest that on Friday Turkey sent approximately 130 soldiers to norther Iraq. Turkish forces, deployed near the city of Mosul, are allegedly tasked with training Peshmerga, which has been involved in the fight against Daesh, also known as ISIL.
"We may soon ask Russia for direct military intervention in Iraq in response to the Turkish invasion and the violation of Iraqi sovereignty," Iraqi lawmaker al-Zamili said.
On Saturday, Baghdad described the move as "a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty," since it had not been authorized by Iraqi authorities.

Earlier, Hakim al-Zamili threatened Turkey with a military operation if the Turkish soldiers do not leave Iraq immediately....MORE