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CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Reader comment on item: Assessing the Situation in Iraq

Submitted by Ameer Labeeb Hassan (United States), Jul 1, 2014 at 17:44

Iraq appears to be fragmented. The government shows no sense of urgency toward the current situation. The Israeli PM wants to support Kurdish independence. I personally respect Benjamin Natanyahu, who is a former SF colonel in the IDF, Unit 269 Sayeret Matkal, and unit team leader on the ground in Uganda, 1976 during te Air France hijacking.

Conflicting policy positions between the U.S. and Israel however, can only complicate the current situation.

You have division between Kurds, Sunnis, and the Shia as well as ISIS proclaiming an Islamic State. The region is unstable with no sign of stability in the near future. The U.S. Government is not willing to do what needs to be done in order to bring stability about. And the potential for a terrorist safe haven grows day by day. The situation isn't hopeless. It will just take a CinC with the guts to do what really needs to be done.

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That was Netanyahu's elder brother who led the Uganda operation.

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