The US is ready to reduce military assistance to Iraq in connection with the decision of its parliament


Although the U.S. Congress has already approved the allocation of $ 2020 million in military aid for fiscal year 250, it is now considering reducing it due to new circumstances. We are talking about the demand of Baghdad to withdraw US troops from the country. The corresponding decision was adopted by the Iraqi parliament the other day.


This was reported by the Wall Street Journal with reference to the electronic correspondence that fell into his hands between the Department of State and the United States Department of Defense.

The U.S. State Department’s Middle East Affairs Bureau is currently working on a $ 250 million reduction in military aid to Baghdad this fiscal year (that is, virtually zero), and plans to ask the Donald Trump administration to cut this expense item by 100 million for the next fiscal year. .

But if the situation changes, which in this context may mean Baghdad’s cancellation of its decision to withdraw US troops, the US Congress may also reconsider the issue of financing Iraq’s military spending.

One of the emails reports that Mike Pompeo ordered the redistribution and redistribution of military assistance funds to other states so that these "taxpayer dollars" are used as efficiently as possible and meet US political goals.

In the United States, they express dissatisfaction with the fact that Shiite police continue to operate in Iraq. At one time, it was these units that actually helped the United States and the Iraqi army in operations against ISIS terrorists (* banned in the Russian Federation).
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  1. The leader of the Redskins 15 January 2020 12: 02 New
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    This will be painful. Temporarily (a holy place is never empty), but painful.
    1. Blackmokona 15 January 2020 12: 04 New
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      Well, then, instead of the United States, either Iran or Russia will pour in huge money.
    2. SS68SS 15 January 2020 12: 06 New
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      A holy place is never empty

      Americans (Anglo-Saxons) do not just leave. Even if they are kicked out. Moreover, Obama seems to have brought them out. Withdrew somehow in American ... wassat
      1. Fat
        Fat 15 January 2020 12: 33 New
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        Quote: SS68SS
        A holy place is never empty

        Americans (Anglo-Saxons) do not just leave. Even if they are kicked out. Moreover, Obama seems to have brought them out. Withdrew somehow in American ... wassat

        Well, you’re right, the troops are leaving, the cannon-aircraft carriers remain, as are the trade restrictions.
      2. maxim947 15 January 2020 12: 48 New
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        A holy place is never empty

        What is holiness? This money is more like a short leash, if mattresses are removed from Iraq, then the financial benefit for the country will be much greater, hands will be untied for trade and investment in the commodity spectrum.
        1. xGibSoNx 15 January 2020 20: 04 New
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          if mattresses are removed from Iraq, then the financial benefit for the country will be much greater, hands will be untied for trade and investment in the commodity spectrum.
          I am embarrassed to ask a trade with whom and with what? I don’t seem to remember that there would be US troops in the Russian Federation! But nevertheless .. somehow it’s not so much with trade .. Although comparing the Russian Federation and Iraq, well, at least not at all serious! Go down to earth! Iraq is not the Russian Federation! They themselves can’t share anything .. What kind of trade? All that Iraq will receive, in the event of the withdrawal of US troops from the country, is the actual capture of the country by Iran! That is such a prospect for yourself .. You need to think 20 more times whose invader is better.
    3. Irokez 15 January 2020 12: 12 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      This will be painful

      What is $ 250 million for a country with oil - zilch. These are the next hegemonic horror stories, and the real benefit of expelling the United States is independence from them.
      You are the leader of the tribe and must know such truths.
      1. bessmertniy 15 January 2020 12: 27 New
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        This aid to the United States is not to Iraq, but to its military-industrial complex, which these military orders must fulfill. what And really, it’s not such a big help to make Darkness sad for her.
      2. rich 15 January 2020 12: 34 New
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        So he argues from the point of view of the leader. It will be painful if the tribe without beads, mirrors and woolen blankets remain. Especially the first time
        1. Irokez 15 January 2020 12: 36 New
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          Well, you’re right, you’re holding the Indians completely for suckers. )))
          1. rich 15 January 2020 12: 50 New
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            Not true, I respect the Indians from childhood. Especially Chingachgook
      3. Fat
        Fat 15 January 2020 12: 47 New
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        Quote: Irokez
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        This will be painful

        What is $ 250 million for a country with oil - zilch. These are the next hegemonic horror stories, and the real benefit of expelling the United States is independence from them.
        You are the leader of the tribe and must know such truths.

        Iran has lived like this for 40 years. Yes, even if you are a leader, even a Shah, even a President, everything is shrouded in a network of agreements to the limit. The jump is in place ... And the new "rogue" is ready ... It is a pity that the movement of "Non-Aligned * almost covered itself without support ... of the Real Force ...
      4. xGibSoNx 15 January 2020 20: 06 New
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        What is $ 250 million for a country with oil - zilch.
        Oil! Need to get more! apart from everything else ... And given that Iraq is literally around countries with oil .. In general, you are very far from reality.
  2. ultra 15 January 2020 12: 08 New
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    The "military assistance" of the USA is financed by the American military-industrial complex, so that it is help by the USA. laughing
    1. g1washntwn 15 January 2020 14: 11 New
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      The US military-industrial complex will not suffer. They will simply transfer this amount from the line “Assistance to Iraq” to the article “Other secret”, where this military assistance will go to the “broads” who will do the atat for disobedience.
      1. ultra 15 January 2020 14: 12 New
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        Thank God. And then I began to worry about the American military-industrial complex! laughing
  3. rotmistr60 15 January 2020 12: 13 New
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    The United States has enough leverage, and even more so on Iraq. Therefore, the demand for the withdrawal of American troops will quietly disappear, and the expressed desire to acquire the S-400 will be forgotten. The only thing that could possibly affect the Americans is an active guerrilla war against them, causing as much damage as possible with increasing losses. But this is not real.
    1. businessv 15 January 2020 12: 18 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      The only thing that could possibly affect the Americans is an active guerrilla war against them, causing as much damage as possible with increasing losses.

      I think that the most effective means will be a ban on mattresses for the extraction and export of hydrocarbons, as well as the withdrawal of funds received from their sale! This is the only reason these "democracy providers" are still there.
      1. Aleksandr21 15 January 2020 13: 32 New
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        Quote: businessv
        I think that the most effective means will be a ban on mattresses for the extraction and export of hydrocarbons, as well as the withdrawal of funds received from their sale! This is the only reason these "democracy providers" are still there.


        Looked Now: 2009 Oilfield Contracts

        Between June 2009 and February 2010, the Iraqi Ministry of Petroleum held one of the largest ever sale of rights to develop oil fields. One of the country's largest 8 oil and 2 gas fields was put up for tender


        As a result, only 2 companies are American Exxon and Occidental. The rest are either Shell, Total, BP, Eni Europeans or we and the Chinese: CNPC (China 2 fields) and our Lukoil, Gazprom + other countries. So not such a large proportion of American companies.

        PS And the consequences of terminating the contract with the Americans are very serious for Iraq, they can carry out economic sanctions and then nothing good shines for Iraq.
        1. businessv 15 January 2020 15: 33 New
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          And the consequences of terminating the contract with the Americans are very serious for Iraq, they can carry out economic sanctions and then Iraq does not shine anything good.

          I agree, colleague! Only the beginning was due to oil, but neither the beginning nor the military company itself brought the desired result, except for the presence of bases in Iraq, which allows controlling most of the military bases. There was more than one tender, but because of the mess that the democrats made, companies are afraid to participate in field development, especially since the development conditions at the conclusion of the contract may change during the work, and this is not enough for anyone. The oil illegally extracted in Syria today, in particular, is transported through Iraq by caravans.
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      Fat 15 January 2020 13: 00 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      expressed desire to acquire the S-400 will be forgotten.

      Not so simple ... Expressed a desire - bought ... S-400 is not AK, a simple peasant can not be mastered in a week. This weapon, to put it mildly, is a bit more complicated than a smartphone in mastering. Yes, and BP can not be done at a macro factory.
      So Desire is forgotten, and Intent is unlikely
    3. xGibSoNx 15 January 2020 20: 09 New
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      The United States has enough leverage, and even more so on Iraq.
      Let's just say it! The matter is not so much the leverage of pressure on Iraq from the United States .. In Iraq, there are really a lot of people who do not really share the point of view of the current government. That is, the question of another civil war, well, at least it must be considered.
  4. knn54 15 January 2020 12: 47 New
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    Baghdad's requirement to withdraw US troops from the country
    The requirements relate to the military, who were withdrawn from Syria.
    -To ensure that these "taxpayer dollars" are used as efficiently as possible and meet the political goals of the United States.
    Try to raise the Kurds? It will be difficult, because Iran sheltered them in the days of S. Hussein.
  5. Aliken 15 January 2020 12: 47 New
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    Business then others will help.
  6. smart fellow 15 January 2020 13: 25 New
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    US threatens $ 35 billion held by banks to undermine Iraq. What kind of help? Where are the Libyan billions? There are generally 100 or 150 billion dollars. It was.
    1. Aleksandr21 15 January 2020 13: 46 New
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      Quote: smart fellow
      US threatens $ 35 billion held by banks to undermine Iraq. What kind of help? Where are the Libyan billions? There are generally 100 or 150 billion dollars. It was.


      Interestingly, on what basis do they want to take away $ 35 billion? There is a well-known history with Libya, the accounts were frozen and more especially in our at least the media did not write the end of the story, whether the accounts were unfrozen and to whom it was given is not clear, from the last article of Kommersant for August 2019

      In April 2019, the LNA launched an offensive in Tripoli, the PNS announced the start of a retaliatory military operation. If there are two governments in the country, then there are three leaders of the sovereign LIA. One was appointed by General Khalifa Haftar, the second by the PNS, and the third, the predecessor of the second, is contesting his resignation through the courts. Which of the three actually manages Gaddafi's "inheritance" is not clear. Confirming the withdrawal of Gaddafi’s money from Belgium, the current head of the LIA from the PNS says that he does not know about their future fate, since this was done by his predecessor.


      but on the basis of what they want to take money from Iraq? Is there a link to the source?
  7. Altai72 15 January 2020 13: 39 New
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    They will not reduce anything, they will simply write instructions for use in another language, possibly in Kurdish. Knead everything, play out on the go.
  8. Altai72 15 January 2020 13: 47 New
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    Well, if you count only the gold exported from Iraq, then the Americans should leave everything there.
  9. NF68 15 January 2020 14: 53 New
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    For one with a reduction in military "aid" to Iraq, the Americans themselves could get out.
    1. Kuzmitsky 20 January 2020 14: 28 New
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      They can’t get out, Trump loves oil, he himself talked about it.