Mark this post and I think you will eat back your words. I have seen many so called bragging about knowing more but end up badly.what makes you so sure it's only a claim?
I speak the language and I follow Iraqi military forums, trust me, Iraqis don't want JF-17s at all.
recently they acquire French air defense radars and they're eyeing French Caesar artillery and rafales.
The typically mentality having something expensive means good. Expensive do not means it's better for maintenance, works. better or for the long run. A very typical fanboy expression display.