ISIS/ISIL conflict in Syria/Iraq (No OpEd, No Politics)

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    As long as the A-10's are not attacking Syrian targets they don't need escorts. Your alternative explanation sounds more likely.
     
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    There is a lot happening behind the scenes over the last couple days. Saudi's attempting a new play (more Sunni vs Shia, surprise surprise), while a closer understanding on objectives seems to have now been reached between Russia & US. Turkish and Saudi actions on the ground, however they unfold, await to be seen.

     
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    I would characterize initial responses from the US and Europe as cautious.

     
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    Tension remains between Iraq & Turkey; Issue of unauthorized Turkish Forces inside Iraq still not resolved and has been brought to the UNSC:
     
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    The following is, in my view, a partial response to concerns over perceived US support for hostile Sunni states:
     
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    I only read some news articles but haven't found a direct qoute of actual words from this prince. From reading other news such as WSJ, the substance of the coalition is still not clear. But using word "coalition" seems to mean actions are not limited to sharing intelligence.

    So I want to ask two questions:
    Did this prince actually use the word "coalition" or "alliance"?
    Was this prince surrounded by his colleagues from these 34 countries when he said the word "coalition" or "alliance"?

    If the answer is yes to the first and no to the second (as your qoutation indicated), it seems to me that this prince just hijacked other countries' good will by stuffing his own words into other people's mouth. Not an honest act, but "forgivable" considerring his age (31) and being a royal.

    It is not surprising that Saudi Aribia announced this "coalition" now soon after BND (the German Intelligence Agency) released report accusing SA of being destablizing factor in the region, and German deputy chancellor openly accused SA's relation with IS just after BND report.
     
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    Well, they say that the F-15Es there were a part of a temporary deployment.

    That could mean that those aircraft were part of something different than the ISIS mission, or that they represented a particular, temporary part of that mission only. That sounds mor elike the reasoning to me.

    The A-10s are going to accomplish more against ISIS in any case.

    I would not draw too much from it, or ascribe it to a knee jerk as a result of current other geo-political considerations.

    At least not until we know a lot more about it.
     
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    I agree.
    Iraq (same as Syria) has the manpower suply from Iran and airpower from Russia if asked. What it need the most that Iran and Russia can not provide but US is most capable of is pressing Iraq's neighbour to block the inflow of terrorists and weapons. Without such assistance, this offer from US present nothing that Iraq does not already have.
     
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    I have find mysterious deal because former Swedish BMP-1 ! and with law Sweden can't sold then Excalibur do.
    But big order 250 BMP-1 first batch of 45 actualy delivered, old AIFV but good for the bad guys.

    LOL thinking for me ;)
     
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    finally
    Truman Carrier Strike Group Enters U.S. 5th Fleet To Begin Anti-ISIS Operations
    source: http://news.usni.org/2015/12/16/tru...s-u-s-5th-fleet-to-begin-anti-isis-operations
     
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