Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Are they or will they? They already are!!
"Better Pay, Better Weapons"
That article thanks to Mustafa Habib.
Iraqi Shia militia in conjunction with the Iraqi National Army instrumental in the expulsion of Kurdish peshmerga from Kirkuk. Militia referred to as Popular Mobilization Forces [PMF] or Popular Mobilization Units [PMF].
"Are Shiite Militias Growing More Powerful Than Iraqi Army?"
"Iraq’s unofficial Shiite militias are an essential part of the fight against the extremist Islamic State group. But they act independently of the army, and are sometimes brutally murderous."
BETTER ARMED! BETTER PAID! MORE LEAVE TIME! WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?
And more or less under the command of and acting as proxies for the Iranian? The "cats paw".
"cat's-paw - - noun - - a person who is used by another, typically to carry out an unpleasant or dangerous task."
"Popular Mobilization Forces - - Al-Hashd al-Shaabi."
PMF/PMU DOING THE DIRTY WORK OF THE IRANIAN IN IRAQ AND SYRIA BOTH? CANNON-FODDER AND SHOCK TROOPS SO TO SPEAK BUT PERSONNEL QUITE WILLING TO SERVE IN THIS CAPACITY? BY REPUTATION THEIR DISCIPLINE SOMEWHAT DUBIOUS ALSO?
"Shock troops or assault troops are formations created to lead an attack."