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KISSINGER WARNS TRUMP: ISIS IS KEEPING IRAN IN CHECK, YOU MUST NOT LET TEHRAN FILL THE VOID

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  1. The SC

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    President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office at the White House on May 10, in Washington, D.C.PHOTO: MOLLY RILEY-POOL/GETTY


    Former top U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger has warned the Trump administration that Iran should not be allowed to fill the power vacuum that will be created when the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) is defeated.

    In Iraq, Baghdad's forces have liberated the northern city of Mosul from the jihadi group and are close to ousting ISIS from all of its population centers. In Syria, a Kurdish-Arab coalition has recaptured almost half of the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, which became the de facto ISIS capital after the group rose to prominence in mid-2014.

    Now, the 94-year-old Kissinger, who served as secretary of state under Richard Nixon, has cautioned that defeating ISIS could lead to a “radical Iranian empire” across the Middle East.

    “In these circumstances, the traditional adage that the enemy of your enemy can be regarded as your friend no longer applies. In the contemporary Middle East, the enemy of your enemy may also be your enemy. The Middle East affects the world by the volatility of its ideologies as much as by its specific actions,” he wrote in an article last week for CapX.

    “The outside world’s war with ISIS can serve as an illustration. Most non-ISIS powers—including Shia Iran and the leading Sunni states—agree on the need to destroy it. But which entity is supposed to inherit its territory? A coalition of Sunnis? Or a sphere of influence dominated by Iran?

    “The answer is elusive because Russia and the Nato countries support opposing factions. If the ISIS territory is occupied by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards or Shia forces trained and directed by it, the result could be a territorial belt reaching from Tehran to Beirut, which could mark the emergence of an Iranian radical empire,” he wrote.

    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been advising the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government and supporting Shiite militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, working with Baghdad to liberate ISIS-held territories in the country.

    In Syria, Iran is supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russia. It has provided ground troops, tactical advisers and Shiite militiamen from countries such as Afghanistan to bolster the dictator's ranks.

    Both Iran and the U.S. are working to degrade ISIS in the two countries, but the U.S. role is limited to special forces on the ground and a coalition of air forces bombing the jihadi group from above. Washington and Tehran rarely recognize the role of the other in combating the threat of ISIS and are avoiding any escalation between the two militaries.

    This has not extended to the Assad regime. President Donald Trump in April authorized the first American strike against the Syrian government. The U.S. government accused the Syrian government of carrying out a chemical weapons attack against civilians. Both Syria and key ally Russia denied the allegations, despite witness testimony and soil samples gathered by Turkey that showed the presence of a chemical agent in the attack on the Idlib town of Khan Sheikhoun.

    The Russian government said the Syrian military hit a weapons depot holding “toxic” weapons stored by militants. International powers, such as the U.S., Israel, Turkey, France and Britain, accused the Syrian regime of targeting civilians with chemical weapons.



    http://www.newsweek.com/kissinger-w...eck-he-must-not-let-it-fill-void-647766?amp=1
     
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    What an utterly despicable cynic. I've always hated him - Galbraith called him a Millimetternich - and every now and then, he shows how absolutely cold-blooded he is.
     
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    When America is going to dispose this old Zionist turd? He has by any stretch of imagination out lived his self life.
     
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    Trump and isis cannot work together
     
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    Trump does not work with ISIS, the CIA does.......joker.

    The agency created ISIS. Trump merely follows orders from the MIC, just like any other U.S. president.

     
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    Trump will not work with ISIS. That's all I have to say to this.
     
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    All world is fucked up by this axis of evil.
     
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    According to Trump, the United States has created ISIS. the reason is also clear. Destroy Syria enemy of Israel
    They always work together behind the curtain...
     
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    Pakistan does not believe in proxy wars.
     
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    Thats right, cuz u lost your's in AfPak........Same goes for Er-Dog-An, he lost his in SyRaq.

    Both u jokers can't perform for the shitbilly. Even with trillions spent on these projects.

    On the other hand, Iran wins it's wars.

     
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    at least what we are doing is not proxy war It is helping the nations to fight the creatures that kill people for the Selling cigarettes!
    If Iran did not help Iraq, Al-Baghdadi was in the middle of Baghdad instead of the ruins of Syria ...
    and If Iran was in your opinion and said I do not believe in proxy wars What would happen to a country like Pakistan? ...
     
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    The problem is that CIA has yet to brief Trump that ISIS are their boys. Why? Because no one can trust Trump with anything above "Confidential" classification, as he may 'accidentally' tweet about it.

    Poor Kissinger, "Bhens kay agay been bajja raha hai"! :D
     
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    Hey, don't overstep the tall turban and deep pockets of your Mollas, who were installed by the CIA at the first place according to the late Shah!!! As for Pak, she's still there with all strategic staffs intact and growing!!! As for Reis Erdo'an, he has just took Idlib inside Syria, and more to go!!! As for the North Irak, they're next in the line!!! Don't get overjoyed so early for it might just add more Matrem...
     
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    Truck driver turned islamist.......that's your loser of SyRaq reis er-dog.
    Is that the best u got?

    Iran owned your *** in SyRaq.........'in hakikat'..... joker......now u looking which way to turn.......lol

    bend over for Iran and russia seems to be the preferred option for your truck driver reis.

     
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    This is now a case of "good ISIS" , weren't these terrorist supporters telling us a while back there are no good Taliban?

     
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