This is coolbert:
Also from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile:
"Italy to send 450 soldiers to protect Iraq's Mosul dam"
"The Mosul dam on the Tigris River, the only source of water for more than a million people, was originally built by an Italian-German consortium in the 1980s. It was captured by ISIS last year and held for a month until it was recaptured by an Iraqi-Kurdish force backed by the US."
"We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves." - - Lyndon Baines Johnson.
It is fair to ask the question: Why send Italian boys to do a job that Kurdish boys and Iraqi boys should be able to do for themselves? Why indeed!