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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Baghdad OKs Russia Bombing ISIS in Iraq
by Stephen Lendman
A previous article cited the Turkish Anadolu (News) Agency, saying Baghdad authorized Russia to bomb ISIS elements crossing from Syria into Iraq, according to its parliamentary security and defense committee chief, Hakem al-Zameli.
He confirmed it, saying "Iraq agreed with Russia, which leads the (Baghdad-based intelligence sharing) joint data center, to hit the ISIL militants heading from Syria into Iraq" – despite Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph ("Fighting Joe") Dunford warning Iraqi officials not to permit it, during his hurried trip to confer with them last week, saying they may lose so-called US aid, the kind letting ISIS capture and control large parts of the country.
Russia's intervention in Syria and now Iraq changes things dramatically in the region and potentially globally – challenging Washington's imperial agenda significantly for the first time, throwing it into
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