ITNT – On Friday, the Iraqi government officially informed the US government that the Trump Administration must draw up a mechanism and road map to start the removal of US troops from Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating that mechanism.
The prime minister said American forces have entered Iraq and their drones are flying in its airspace without permission from Iraqi authorities. Not only is this a violation of the agreement that Iraq and the US have, it is also a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty as a country.
Instead of indicating that it wants to comply with Iraq’s demands – and that it truly seeks peace and wants to stabilize the Middle East, the US government “flatly dismissed Abdul-Mahdi’s request, saying U.S. troops are crucial for the fight against the Islamic State group and it would not discuss removing them.“
By claiming that the US military will remain in Iraq, regardless of the Iraqi government’s demands to leave, to “fight ISIS” Trump further shows to the rest of the world the kind of arrogant liars he and his government officials really are.
On January 8 2020, Trump had claimed that “100 percent of ISIS and its territorial caliphate” was destroyed. Clearly, there is no other valid reason for US troops to remain in Iraq. The Iraqis don’t want the foreign troops to be there and the fight against ISIS has been over for a long time, mainly because of Major General Qassem Soleimani.
The entire ISIS narrative now rests on obvious lies and fabrication.
The US its disgusting arrogance will now further unite the Middle East as various militias are joining forces to, when needed, violently remove the US military if it chooses to continue to escalate the situation with Iraq and Iran.
The US simply can’t win this war, just like any other of its wars, and will therefore drag the whole world into an armed conflict.
On Wednesday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that “General Soleimani fought heroically against ISIS, Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda et al. If it weren’t for his war on terror, European capitals would be in great danger now. Our final answer to his assassination will be to kick all US forces out of the region.”