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US troops may become targets after US Jerusalem decision - Iraqi paramilitary group

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    US troops may become targets after US Jerusalem decision - Iraqi paramilitary group
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    The US, which is leading a large-scale operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, has about 5,200 troops in the country, according to the latest statement from the US Defense Department.

    Nujaba, mostly made up of Iraqis, has about 10,000 fighters, according to Reuters data. Being a part of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the group is considered to be one of the most important militias in Iraq.

    In November, Ted Poe from the US House of Representatives proposed imposing “terrorism-related sanctions” on Nujaba. The text of the document says Nujaba is “an affiliated faction” of the US-designated foreign terrorist organization Kata’ib Hezbollah, which also fights with the PMF.

    Nujaba’s leader Akram al-Kaabi was earlier designated by the Department of the Treasury “for threatening the peace and stability of Iraq.” The bill claims Kaabi took part in “multiple mortar and rocket attacks” on the Green Zone in Baghdad in 2008.
     
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    Sorry guys, you are too late. Americans themselves take care of that.
     
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    Very unrealistic. Al-Abadi, who invited the US back to Iraq, will not agree with such actions. Most of the PMU is following the orders of Al-Abadi. If they step out of line he will actively deal with them as Iraq cannot afford to do otherwise.

    Without US air support, Daesh would still be around in Iraq.

    Iraq and Iraqis need to rebuilt the country, turn inwards and solve their own challenges before engaging in hazardous actions that will harm them. They have suffered enough.

    This is why Iraq is opening up to their Arab brothers and neighboring Arab countries officially and when it comes to private firms. Many landmark deals are signed between Saudi Arabian companies and Iraqi ones, businessmen from both countries and the two governments. Same story with other Arab countries. This is most welcome news and a new page in the unbreakable relationship must be turned and past mistakes never repeated. Mistakes that ordinary people in both Iraq and other Arab countries had nothing to do with.

    Pressure is better used more wisely and in a more calculated fashion but it requires Muslim states to speak with one tongue. Will they do that in today's world with all the rivalries and different agendas? This is doubtful IMO.
     
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    No one cares about Al Abadi.
     
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    Abadi was not elected. He was the deputy of Maliki just as Hadi was the deputy of Saleh.
     
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    Stop polluting PDF with your serial nonsense.

    In 2014 during the parliamentary elections, Al-Abadi's party won the majority of the seats.

    The incompetent cancer cell Al-Haliki (he should be executed for treason, destroying the country, for his incompetence and corruption to mention a few things - the worst thing that has happened to Iraq politically wise since 2003) was removed by his own party, due to mass-protests by Iraqis and the total havoc he created in the country and the international pressure.

    On 24 July 2014, Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq. He, in turn, nominated Al-Abadi for prime minister on 11 August.[20] For the appointment to take effect, Al-Abadi was required to form a government to be confirmed by Parliament within 30 days.[21] Al-Maliki, however, refused to give up his post and referred the matter to the federal court claiming the president's nomination was a "constitutional violation." He said, "The insistence on this until the end is to protect the state."[22] On 14 August 2014, in the face of growing calls from world leaders and members of his own party, the embattled Prime Minister announced he was stepping down to make way for Al-Abadi

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haider_al-Abadi

    According to all polls conducted so far before next year's parliamentary election, Al-Abadi is certain to win.

    Anyway that aside, the system in Iraq is not functioning as it should and the useless and imposed constitution should be changed which it will eventually.

    That however is not the fault of Al-Abadi (who has been the most competent Prime Minister in Iraq since 2003). Nowadays (not sure if inspired by KSA) there is a crackdown on corrupt officials too.

    Al-Abadi and the Iraqi military will deal with the few problematic groups within the PMU whose allegiance is not to Iraq but a foreign terrorist regime. That has already been happening. They will be crushed like the baboons in Basra were ages ago.
     
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