Monday, March 02, 2015

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy^2?

Bloomberg News --

Iraq is deploying 27,000 troops to retake the city of Tikrit from Islamic State, in a mission that will test the military’s ability to stage major offensives against the group before trying to capture its stronghold in Mosul. The state-sponsored al-Iraqiyah television said that paramilitary forces, a term that usually describes Shiite militias, are backing up police and army soldiers. Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, arrived two days ago to “review and advise” Iraqi field commanders, the Fars news agency reported on Monday.

It's a bit odd that as the AIPAC policy conference builds up to the Bibi Netanyahu (R-IS) Congressional speech tomorrow, the Iranians would busy themselves with hands-on support to an ISIS clearance operation when Bibi is about to tell us that Iran has an apocalyptic vision in which they'd risk everything to be able to undertake a nuclear attack on Israel.

UPDATE: Bibi responds! -- So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.

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