By: FA ME
The question that has been raised recently. If the United States knew about “ISIS” attacking Iraqi cities and bringing death to Iraqi people, why didn’t they cooperated with Baghdad to prevent this huge danger and death to become reality. The news from Iraq now, that U.S workers are being evacuated, at least from one base where they have been working.
during my reading to the intelligence reports beginning of 2014 and end of 2013, The Country’s Annual Report on Terrorism has been so clear about the risks that Iraqi government is facing from ISIS “ISIL”. the report was specific that Al-Anbar and Ninawa (Mosul) cities are being the areas where terrorist groups have actively been working. so from this we learn, that the ISIS plan has been set for years now, and the U.S. government was aware of it but didn’t move at some point and provide Iraqi counterparts with at least intelligence information.
part of the report says:
They have seen training camps and other activities! it was vital for the U.S. to start acting once they have discovered these movements from ISIS. this would have prevented the ISIS from even approaching Iraqi cities, and would have limited the capabilities of ISIS, and in return saved innocent lives.
in another excerpt we read:
what would the U.S. do to encourage?! why there was no action to this?! it might be the U.S. interest in preventing ISIS from advancing and proceeding with their fight against Iraqi government or Iraqi people. because Iraq’s success means U.S. success! and yet, we say: Mistakes are Repeated!
in another matter, the report mentioned the disputed areas between Baghdad and Kurdistan. One reality is that the Kurds have controlled Kirkuk, the rich oil city in Iraq, and they have also controlled most of the disputed areas in Nineveh (Mosul) when the Iraq Army abandoned their positions. this is another alarming fact, that if Iraq was able to escape the sectarian violence caused by ISIS now or in the near future, but it will be in graver danger when Kurdish – Arab dispute arises over internal boundaries! in my opinion, the U.S. could have done more to save lives in Iraq!