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Why does the US finance the Peshmerga in Iraq?

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The commander of the US military contingent in Iraq, General Ralph Baker, said that the United States would not give up support for Kurdish armed formations next year. According to the US Army General Baker, the Pentagon plans to send over a third of a billion dollars in 2018 to the Peshmerga squads for financial support.


The head of the Kurdish government on the Peshmerga, Karim Shingali, during a meeting with Ralph Baker, thanked the US in the person of the American general for the fact that Washington continues to support the Kurdish autonomy and its armed volunteer units. According to Shingali, the United States could expand the program of assistance in terms of military briefing units Peshmerga.

Why does the US finance the Peshmerga in Iraq?


The financial and military support of the Kurdish armed forces in Iraq caused a simultaneous negative reaction in both Baghdad and Ankara. Iraqi politicians expressed bewilderment over the position of the United States, which at the same time declare their adherence to the idea of ​​the territorial integrity of Iraq and are engaged in arming the Kurdish security forces, actively advocating for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Turkish authorities believe that the further arming of the Peshmerga by the Americans can provoke a wave of anti-Turkish sentiments near the borders of Turkey.
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  1. Sofa General
    Sofa General 30 November 2017 15: 12 New
    +2
    So they do not need a calm Middle East.
    The multinational ISIS was written off as a waste, now they decided to fight nationally ...
    "Less Indians - Less Enemies" - No One Canceled
    1. Black_Vatnik
      Black_Vatnik 30 November 2017 15: 16 New
      +3
      No ISIS cheated. Just guys need a rebranding.
      1. Arzoo
        Arzoo 30 November 2017 23: 29 New
        0
        Well, this is more likely due to the care of his Middle Eastern ally, namely the precious baby Tsahes. Preheat the Kurds and throw hostilities on the territory of Turkey, Syria and Iran. Tsahes sleeps and sees how to let them all around the world (or rather, across Europe).
  2. Warrior with machine gun
    Warrior with machine gun 30 November 2017 15: 15 New
    +4
    so that the bonfire in the area does not go out))
    1. Alexander rr
      Alexander rr 30 November 2017 15: 33 New
      +3
      The main problem is that the United States is doing it all overseas, and you need to transfer everything like that to them, including the concept of "armed opposition" ...
      1. nPuBaTuP
        nPuBaTuP 30 November 2017 18: 54 New
        +1
        you need to transfer everything like that to them

        True to be noticed .... the area of ​​the Mexican border ....
      2. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 30 November 2017 23: 58 New
        +2
        I mentioned their southern neighbors more than once here))
  3. pvv113
    pvv113 30 November 2017 15: 19 New
    +3
    US will not give up support for Kurdish militias

    States by hook or by crook try to stay in the Middle East
    1. Going
      Going 30 November 2017 15: 44 New
      +8
      They hold the Kurds like a chain dog against Erdogan.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 30 November 2017 15: 58 New
        +2
        States still have love for Syria and Iran
        1. Going
          Going 30 November 2017 16: 06 New
          +7
          They have a love for everything where you can profit.
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 30 November 2017 16: 10 New
            +3
            Especially where there is oil
            1. Going
              Going 30 November 2017 16: 15 New
              +7
              The United States has the whole history and economy of robbing foreign nations and states.
              1. pvv113
                pvv113 30 November 2017 16: 21 New
                +2
                So the US gene pool was founded by robbers and killers
                1. Going
                  Going 30 November 2017 16: 27 New
                  +7
                  What has grown has grown.
                  1. pvv113
                    pvv113 30 November 2017 16: 41 New
                    +2
                    Good saying good
  4. Sergey53
    Sergey53 30 November 2017 20: 14 New
    0
    This is like asking why the US finances the Kurds in Syria? Then they want to drag Iran, Syria, Iraq, Turkey into the war. Modestly and not sickly at the same time include all and observe from the side. And at the moment necessary for them to be designated as the arbiter in the porridge brewed by them.
  5. chidoryan
    chidoryan 1 December 2017 07: 13 New
    +1
    because the Kurds are the only ones who cause there sympathy from all these spiders in the bank. All the rest are either Islamist radicals or authoritarian degenerates.
  6. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 1 December 2017 10: 44 New
    0
    Americans give money and Kurds build baths. Here is a man with a towel on his head.