REPORT: Ret. Vice Chief Of Staff: Obama Administration Does Anything Iranians Tell Them To Do

Article posted on July 13th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Obama easy on IranBy Yochanan Visser

“The Iranians have told the administration not to arm the Kurds.”

Retired Army three-star general and former Army Asst. Vice Chief of Staff Jay Garner told Howard Altman of The Tampa Tribune that the U.S. Administration is taking orders from Tehran not to arm the Kurdish militia in northern Iraq and Syria.

“The Iranians have told the administration not to arm the Kurds. They back the government in Baghdad, which is a puppet government to Iran. Our administration is so immersed in this nuclear deal (with Iran) that I think they will do anything the Iranians tell them to do,” Garner said.

Garner is convinced that the Kurds can defeat Islamic State if they receive the necessary weapons. He claims that if the U.S. would give the Kurds A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and Apache attack helicopters, Javelin and TOW anti-tank weapons, 81 mm mortars, and M113 armored personnel carriers and armored Humvees, they would be able to continue their advances toward Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

“They have over 600 miles of frontage,” Garner said. “They have to guard the whole front and all that they have is light infantry.”

“ISIS would have totally controlled the Baji oil field and all of Kirkuk had the Peshmerga not defended it. Losing Kirkuk would have changed the entire war, because there are billions of dollars in oil flowing through there,” Garner said.

… Garner thinks the Obama administration doesn’t have a clue what is going on in Iraq.

“The guys in Washington, both the administration and Congress, none of them really knows what the hell is going on,” he said. “Kurdish Iraq is the Iraq we wanted to have. Kurdistan is what we wanted Iraq to be.”

He said that the Kurds are more pro-American than Americans are and that they look to the U.S. as a model for their future state. The Kurdish Minister of Interior wrote to Garner that the Kurds have great respect for the American Independence Day because it gives them hope

The Kurds are also the only people in the Middle East who are pro-Israel. … The Kurds admire the Israelis because they saw how they succeeded in building a flourishing democratic state despite violent Arab opposition in a part of the world where virtually all states are dictatorships.   (my emphasis)

READ all of Yochanan Visser’s comments from Western Journalism here.

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