Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that the Trump State Department threatened to cut off Iraq's New York Fed account in a phone call Wednesday with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi over the proposed withdrawal of American troops, according to unnamed Iraqi officials. The resulting cash shortage would hurt Iraq's economy.




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Abdul-Mahdi and Iraq's parliament have called for American troops to exit the country following the killing, ordered by President Donald Trump, of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani outside Baghdad International Airport a week ago.

Trump in turn threatened to sanction Iraq if U.S. troops were expelled. The State Department has refused to recognize Iraq's call for the troops to leave.

"At this time, any delegation sent to Iraq would be dedicated to discussing how best to recommit to our strategic partnership " not to discuss troop withdrawal," the State Department said in a statement quoted by The Washington Post Friday.

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#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-01-11 04:46 PM | Reply


"The reason for the shootdown has been disputed between the governments of the two countries. According to the United States government, the crew of USS Vincennes had incorrectly identified the Airbus as an attacking F-14 Tomcat"

The US acts like the Iranians are the only country to "accidentally" mis-identify an aircraft and shoot it down..

That said, the Iranians are not trustworthy but the USA has done some things that seem to point to the fact that we aren't either. I can't see the Iranians shooting down a plane that didn't carry Americans but mostly Iranian citizens on purpose.. They also invited Canada and the Ukrainians to view the data. doesn't make sense.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-01-11 06:18 PM | Reply

Screw your sovereignty.

We are the USA.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-01-12 01:08 PM | Reply

Last time we pulled troops from Iraq, how long was it before the reports of people turning up dumped in the streets of Baghdad with holes drilled in their heads? Matter of weeks, if I recall right.

#4 | Posted by RobertZeurunkl at 2020-01-13 01:55 PM | Reply

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