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US Ambassador: We will remove a significant part of the US military contingent from Iraq

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The US ambassador to Baghdad, Douglas Silliman, told the press that the US command had decided to withdraw a "substantial part" of the American military contingent from Iraq. Silliman noted that the total number of US troops in this country was agreed with the Iraqi government.


When they asked the American ambassador what the goal of the US Army in Iraq was today, the US diplomatic representative noted that "we are not talking about participation in military operations." Silliman:
Our troops are focused on instructing their Iraqi counterparts.


US Ambassador: We will remove a significant part of the US military contingent from Iraq


At the same time, the US ambassador said that the United States is "concerned" about the ongoing differences between official Baghdad and the leadership of the Kurdish autonomy. Recently, Baghdad has decided to freeze the payment of money allowances to officials working in Erbil, noting that they "are engaged in the cultivation of separatism in northern Iraq."

Recall that the American military contingent was introduced to Iraq in 2003, after the famous speech of the then US Secretary of State Colin Powell in the UN Security Council. Then the United States announced the presence of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons according to the alleged deserter. Powell was demonstrating a test tube, allegedly with anthrax spores, with which "they fired shells" in Iraq. And after almost 15 years from that time, no munitions with chemical fillings were found in Iraq. At the same time, the country lost about a million human lives - and this is according to the most modest estimates of specialists.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 11 January 2018 06: 05
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    A terrible chemical weapon was in this test tube ... Could poison almost a million people ...
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 11 January 2018 06: 15
      +1
      Until they find what is not and was not, the Americans will not leave Iraq. lol
      1. Vard
        Vard 11 January 2018 06: 21
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        You can’t find a black cat in a dark room ... Especially when you’re not there yet ... but you can print it in the media ..
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 11 January 2018 06: 51
          +5
          Quote: Vard
          You can’t find a black cat in a dark room ... Especially when you’re not there yet ... but you can print it in the media ..

          Who will be responsible for this and when? One provocateur in April 45 th poisoned with fear, did not want to answer. Will they manage to get poisoned in Washington? We remember Berlin-1945. What, we will wait Washington-201 (?) .....

          Yes, one more thing. How did Kolya Pavlov drag anthrax into the UN? Terrorism charges not afraid? Or is it a pity to a cat when they call her a cat? America equals terrorism - that's how I know about 50 for years ....
      2. Cxnumx
        Cxnumx 11 January 2018 06: 40
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        Quote: siberalt
        Until they find what is not and was not, the Americans will not leave Iraq.

        it was they for their citizens who pretended to be looking / searching, or fighting / fighting. and so everything was found there long ago and who needs to be defeated, and until the found deposits are exhausted, they will not leave. well, or if they are not kicked out, which is unlikely to happen in the coming years.
      3. Professor
        Professor 11 January 2018 07: 46
        +2
        Quote: siberalt
        Until they find what is not and was not, the Americans will not leave Iraq. lol

        Chemical weapons have just been found. The tube should have been bacteriological.
        On this topic. Americans need to withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and allow this adder to come to a balance.
        1. astepanov
          astepanov 11 January 2018 10: 40
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          Look, what kind of people are you - to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan ... And then who will be engaged in the selection of opium poppy, guard plantations, roof laboratories, accompany caravans to the border with Tajikistan?
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 11 January 2018 10: 49
          +2
          Quote: Professor
          On this topic. Americans need to withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and allow this adder to come to a balance.

          To begin with, we must admit that this "adder" appeared thanks to the United States, which destroyed the balance in B. Vostok. They leave Iraq without having built “democracy”, leaving chaos behind death and devastation, but at the same time they are concerned about the differences between Baghdad and the Kurds, leaving 11 of their bases to “help” in their decision. So a respected professor, American "care" is just a preface to the big blood in the name of "Kurdistan USA."
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 11 January 2018 06: 22
    +2
    This one, just like in Afghanistan, was brought out by the method of introducing additional thousands of "people watching" for drugs? ??
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 11 January 2018 06: 42
      +1
      Yes fellow
      September 11 happened when the Taliban virtually destroyed poppy fields wink , and there, in the guise of "do you have oil? Yes ?? Then we go to you!" happened and Iraqlaughing
      As a result, drug trafficking after America’s fight against world terrorism has increased thousands of times in the first case and oil fields under the ass in the second
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 11 January 2018 06: 46
      +6
      Quote: Herkulesich
      This one as in Afghanistan

      It may sound unfortunate, but the minimum drug trafficking in Afghanistan was under the Taliban. So this is what happens - to reduce the export of drugs, it is necessary to put bearded villains in power? And in 2015, the export of heroin from Afghanistan was the highest over the past 40 years. Something tells me that this is directly connected with America ....
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 January 2018 06: 53
    +1
    Our troops are focused on instructing their Iraqi counterparts.
    And I forgot to add that with colleagues from the so-called "moderate opposition" in Syria. And ranting about the withdrawal and even the "essential part" is a carrot for the press. Blow the media to the whole world, which we are peace-loving - put in place a "democratic order" and leave.
  4. Kasym
    Kasym 11 January 2018 07: 05
    +1
    The result also was that they fomented interethnic relations among the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Mosul was razed to the ground and led to a humanitarian disaster. The cultural heritage was badly damaged (Eris - 5400 years BC, Nineveh - 800 years BC, Ashur, Sammara, Erbil, etc.). The ruins of Khatra and Nimrud are destroyed. And where is the UN and UNESCO? This, after all, can be considered a crime against humanity. And this is the result of the work of the "civilized" West.
    And what can these instructors teach the Iraqi army - can you look at the experience of that Afghanistan ?! I suppose that soon there will again be “bayonets” that will be directed against the so-called coalition.
    And how “happy” the Arabian neighbors and Israel, when the “partners” brought Shiites to power in Iraq. They opened excellent prospects for Iran to "answer" to their "well-wishers." Or maybe they thought to throw a bridle on their Arabian friends? Qatar began to look for allies on the other side. Yemen is on fire. KSA and Turkey wanted to buy S-400, probably against the hegemon. Something does not look like a bridle, more like "self-flagellation".
    What about Israel? Now you can see under whom the hand of this country lies. It hits Hezbollah and the Syrian army, but does not want to notice IS and Al-Nusra. After all, you can agree with the first (especially since there is an intermediary represented by the Russian Federation), but with these jihadists ...?! Now it’s clear that there is some kind of agreement with the United States on this issue, as if our Jewish friends wouldn’t otmazyvat Bibi! Because it can in no way be in the interests of the people of Israel. The bayonets of these jihadists after Syria would certainly be directed against Tel Aviv. hi
    The USA does not unwind this tangle, but confuses it more. And after Jerusalem, even the most pro-Western Muslim became clear.
    1. Professor
      Professor 11 January 2018 07: 53
      +2
      Quote: Kasym
      The result also was that they fomented interethnic relations among the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

      Offset. I did not read this comment further. Sunites before the arrival of the Americans loved Shiites, did not poison the Kurds with gas, and how Shiites loved everyone around is just 1000 and 1 night. But evil Americans came to prosperous countries and a mess began. fool
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 11 January 2018 08: 36
        +1
        Judging by the reaction read laughing - why not !?
        You would still remember what happened in antiquity. Nobody justifies Saddam, and your defenders on his background are just good guys, is that so ?! fool . Millions of people were killed, the country is falling apart, and all this without the permission of the UN Security Council - or not !? So who is the most criminal? One field is a berry that staffers that Hussein. Better stand up for your government, as you used to do.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 11 January 2018 08: 42
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          Actually, there was a UN permission.
          The operation was carried out on the basis of UN Security Council resolutions No. 687 and 1441
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 11 January 2018 08: 53
            +3
            1. UN Resolution No. 687 dealt with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the return of sovereignty and territory. the integrity of this country.
            2. UN Resolution No. 1441 concerned weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The final text EXCLUDES the use of military force.
            Or do I understand something? Read the texts of these resolutions. hi
        2. Professor
          Professor 11 January 2018 09: 32
          +2
          Quote: Kasym
          Judging by the reaction, they read it - why not !?

          I didn’t read it. Enough of the first paragraph. What is wrong I wrote above.

          Quote: Kasym
          You would still remember what happened in antiquity. Nobody justifies Saddam, and your defenders on his background are just good guys, is that so ?!

          What antiquity? Shiites and Sunnis never stopped cutting each other ever. Saddam Kurds gas poisoned not in the 19 century, but in our memory. So do not try to pull the owl on the globe. Useless.

          Quote: Kasym
          Millions of people were killed, the country is falling apart, and all this without the permission of the UN Security Council - or not !? So who is the most criminal? One field is a berry that staffers that Hussein. Better stand up for your government, as you are accustomed to do.

          You leave your fantasies about millions with you. They are not interested in others.
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 11 January 2018 09: 59
            +2
            Do not be so harsh, Professor! laughing . This does not suit you.
            This is not for Israel and its people, I am writing for your government.
            You don’t need to justify the actions of the US government - international law has been thrown into the trash.
            And what is wrong with the millions of dead - how many people have perished or turned into refugees due to US actions in BV. I think the future will show it
            Can you explain why it rules. Israel doesn’t notice Israel, Al Qaeda (Al Nusra) and the like? Why don’t you bomb them - maybe because the celestial animals are behind them - there is simply no other reason ?!
            Epithets like "pulling an owl on a globe," "fantasies," leave with you - not the children in the end. I will leave with myself only what I consider necessary.
            I’m not looking for enemies, and I don’t advise you - why !?
            Hussein continued, and the United States and the coalition finished off the interethnic. consent in Iraq. That's all I had in mind.
            1. Kasym
              Kasym 11 January 2018 11: 19
              +1
              When the United States and Co. entered Iraq, they assumed responsibility for the interethnic. consent and much more in this country - is it so or not !? But what do we see? Arming the Kurds, what did they think? According to the article, we see that it rules. Iraq refuses to finance the Kurds - what will it lead to and why did it happen !? We in Central Asia are well aware of the relationship between the Shiites and Sunnis for centuries. And what does this need to be supported - the USA, having entered the BV, should have first of all taken care of this ?! But they did exactly the opposite. I am sure that ordinary people do not need this enmity for nothing. But politicians are another matter - they do it. The United States only exacerbated all this by proclaiming the axis of evil by some and arming others. Why don't they put them at the same negotiating table and make them reconcile? This we do not see. We only see that the Kurds held a referendum and decided to disconnect. And all this with the tacit consent of the United States. That's why I wrote what the international wrote for it. consent in Iraq. So what was I wrong about, explain?
              After the collapse, representatives of 130 nationalities remained in the KZ - the NAS organized the Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan so that the rights of all nationalities were protected. Russia has entered Syria and will soon convene a Conference of the Peoples of Syria in Sochi. Why did the United States not do this and will not give it, do not find common ground between the peoples in Iraq?
              Here you have a detailed answer to your fool to my address on this.
            2. Professor
              Professor 11 January 2018 11: 21
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              Quote: Kasym
              Do not be so harsh, Professor! . This does not suit you.

              Be accurate in your statements and I will be gentle. love

              Quote: Kasym
              This is not for Israel and its people, I am writing for your government.

              What can you know about our government? Where can you get analytics from?

              Quote: Kasym
              And what is wrong with the millions of dead - how many people have perished or turned into refugees due to US actions in BV. I think the future will show it

              But really, how much? Give your details.

              Quote: Kasym
              Can you explain why it rules. Israel doesn’t notice Israel, Al Qaeda (Al Nusra) and the like? Why don’t you bomb them - maybe because the celestial animals are behind them - there is simply no other reason ?!

              As you know, the Russian Federation defeated all the terrorists in Syria, therefore we cannot even notice them. We are hammering IG in Judea and Samaria, in Gaza and in the Sinai. Don't you like it Then these are your problems.

              Quote: Kasym
              Epithets like "pulling an owl on a globe," "fantasies," leave with you - not the children in the end. I will leave with myself only what I consider necessary.

              If not children then why are your statements childish? Do you want "adult"? Lay out numbers, evidence, etc.

              Quote: Kasym
              Hussein continued, and the United States and the coalition finished off the interethnic. consent in Iraq. That's all I had in mind.

              It is impossible to finish what does not exist in nature. How the hell is the interethnic agreement between Sunnis and Shiites? Sunnis and Kurds? Kurds and the rest?
              1. Kasym
                Kasym 11 January 2018 11: 38
                +1
                Actions speak for your government! Hence the analytics - we read everything. I saw how you hit in Syria - there are no questions - I only read how you wet a couple of blows at the border. But then I see blows to those who act against them. I see how this IG, Al Nusra, the "opposition", etc. has been fighting for years - where did the weapons and the BK come from - why can't your government prescribe a “stop” for the US in this matter? Why did the media report medical assistance to these barmels - they were almost treated in Israel ?! As we see a lot of questions. If your government considers itself strong militarily, then is it time to show peacefulness to its neighbors - you should live with them, not us. It is known that the development of the state-va cannot be accompanied by bad relations with neighbors. That is exactly what is in Sinai, Gaza, etc., but not in Syria - why and who is stopping? Who is stopping you from asking the Russian Federation, in the person of GDP, to establish at least a dialogue with Assad, etc .. - on the contrary, hammer them?
                The EU speaks for millions of refugees from the region - this is not enough! Or they just jumped from acquired places, civilians. In the EU, refugee scandals on intergovernmental issues. level.
                About the int. Consent wrote detailed above. You need to start with something.
                So where more precisely? And it is not necessary love - throws you right from side to side lol sorry.
                1. Professor
                  Professor 11 January 2018 11: 49
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                  Quote: Kasym
                  Actions speak for your government! From here and analytics - nevertheless read.

                  In order to understand actions, one needs to understand the reasons, the acting forces, and the actions themselves are not considered through RushTudey. And no, I have not read and will not.

                  Quote: Kasym
                  I saw how you hit in Syria - there are no questions - I only read how you wet a couple of blows at the border. But then I see blows to those who act against them. I see how this IG, Al Nusra, the "opposition", etc. has been fighting for years - where did the weapons and the BK come from - why can't your government prescribe a “stop” for the US on this issue? Why did the media report medical aid to these barmels - they were almost treated in Israel ?! As we see a lot of questions.

                  We do not meddle in the affairs of Syria until they touch us from there. This is the official position of the government.

                  Quote: Kasym
                  . If your government considers itself militarily strong, then is it not time to show peacefulness to your neighbors - you should live with them, not us. It is known that the development of the state-state cannot be accompanied by bad relations with neighbors. That is exactly what is in Sinai, Gaza, etc., but not in Syria - why and who is bothering? Who is stopping you from asking the Russian Federation in the person of GDP to establish at least a dialogue with Assad, etc. .. - on the contrary, hammer them?

                  1. Syria does not want to put up with us.
                  2. GDP is not the one who can be an intermediary. Not a hat for Senka.

                  Quote: Kasym
                  The EU speaks for millions of refugees from the region - this is not enough! Or they just jumped from the acquired places.

                  Not just like that, but for a better life. And all "from the areas of military operations." In Israel there are about 30 000 of such "refugees" from Ukraine and 6 000 from Georgia.

                  Quote: Kasym
                  About the int. Consent wrote detailed above. You need to start with something.

                  It seems that you wanted to "adult" communicate. So where are the links, CEP? wink
                  1. Kasym
                    Kasym 11 January 2018 13: 10
                    +1
                    What links are needed? On the devastation in Iraq and Syria? Or on a peace initiative in Sochi? Or according to the Astana process, which was predicted that nothing will work out? There have already been 6-7 meetings. After all, no one thought that it would be possible to put the militants, Syrians, Iranians and Turks at the same table.
                    And for whom is this "hat"? The White House itself is not interested in this, so whom to expect? Or an example: “Political Review” article “Kyrgyz borders of decency”. Uzbeks with the Kyrgyz a couple of years ago slaughtered each other for the border territory, mined it, and now ... read for yourself. So the point is political will. And it’s not the Golan. Now, in my opinion, Assad is clamped and Bibi would have to show this will.
                    We also have refugees from Ukraine and even from Afghanistan. There is no data stat, but the fact is that with 17mil. the population has become 18,1 mil. for a year in KZ.
                    He cited the victims. For refugees in the EU, it’s better to ask them, but it’s clear that the problem for them is global if they are not childish.
                    1. Professor
                      Professor 11 January 2018 13: 50
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                      Quote: Kasym
                      What links are needed?

                      Confirming your words. Especially in the field of numbers. Then it will not be a children's conversation.

                      Quote: Kasym
                      And for whom is this "hat"?

                      For those who have enough finance to pay tens of billions of dollars to the world for each side. According to who can hit on the head (sanctions, etc.) for violating the contract. Not by GDP burden. Jordan and Egypt at one time understood this and made peace. Assad, as always, did not miss the opportunity to miss the opportunity.
                      And about the Golan (or whatever they are in Arabic), what do you even know if any Israeli government can bring them back? What is the balance of power? What are the mood of voters? What laws have been adopted and which will need to be adopted?

                      Quote: Kasym
                      According to Brit. honey. magazine "The Lancet" on 2006. 688 thousand people died in Iraq

                      "688 th." Is it millions, CEP?
                      1. Kasym
                        Kasym 11 January 2018 14: 16
                        +1
                        For the year 2006. And how many today, taking into account the refugees? This is what I am writing about, but it’s already clear for a million, especially considering Syria. Is this not enough for you? And how many troubles controlled by the USA have done - you will find the destruction yourself.
                        What other numbers are needed? I asked you a bunch of questions - 0 answer. So who is responsible after the introduction of troops, for that interethnic. consent and situation in the country? Why didn’t they do anything? I do not see the activity of Assad and Hezbollah at your borders. Translate arrows on other topics, but there are no answers - how to communicate with you on an "adult"?
                        It is enough to indicate the number of US investments in your army to understand who steers in your country. Even your own development does not allow you to use it, so what's the question?
                        What happens if the US turns away? They use you - that’s the whole conclusion.
                        And about the "hat" you can only laugh - why Bibi flies to Moscow so it’s clear, CEP.
                      2. Spike Javelin Touvich
                        Spike Javelin Touvich 11 January 2018 21: 23
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                        Oleg is sure if this question would be addressed to you. I would ask about indirect and non-indirect losses since August 1990 of the year, yes there are inter-confessional problems, but only the United States, but not the citizens of the Middle East, have benefit from the disunity
                2. Kasym
                  Kasym 11 January 2018 11: 56
                  +1
                  According to Brit. honey. The Lancet Magazine 2006 688 thousand people died in Iraq. Media representatives for 100 people .. And how many will be until today? And if you take the military? I know that 1 sapper + 6 wounded died from ours. Arrived at the request of the Iraqi government to mine a platoon of sappers from the KZ.
                  But it is clear that the dead, incl. for indirect reasons there will be much more.
                  1. Professor
                    Professor 11 January 2018 15: 00
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                    Quote: Kasym
                    On 2006 year. And how many today, taking into account the refugees? This is what I am writing about, but it’s already clear for a million, especially considering Syria. Is this not enough for you? And how many troubles controlled by the USA have done - destruction you will see for yourself.

                    Q.E.D. Read further your pearls have no intention.
  5. astepanov
    astepanov 11 January 2018 10: 13
    0
    Are the mattresses leaving? So, they have already prepared the next massacre.
  6. Funnels
    Funnels 11 January 2018 15: 00
    +2
    They will bring them to Syria.
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 11 January 2018 18: 42
    +3
    As long as there is oil in Iraq, the mattresses will not leave there. They are not bad.