Saturday, August 16, 2014


This is coolbert:

It has been pointed out that American arms being supplied directly to the Kurds without the express permission of the central government in Iraq is contrary to American law.

It might also be suggested that extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary solutions. As reported by DEBKAfile:

1. "US arms Kurds from Jordan & Israel. Al Qaeda targets US Negev bases"

"11 August. The Kurdish Peshmerga fight against Islamic State broadened out Monday, Aug. 11, with the US arms airlift to the semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdish capital, Irbil, of large quantities of military hardware from the Mafraq King Hussein Air Base in Jordan and US emergency stores in the Israeli Negev. The US will soon run out of air strikes targets, without fielding special forces on the ground to mark them with laser designators."

Also this item from 11 August: "DEBKAfile reveals: Al Qaeda in Sinai reinforced by IS fired rockets at US and Israeli Negev bases in support of Hamas' war on Israel."

Al Qaeda in the Sinai in support of Hamas firing rockets at Israeli AND American military bases. That latter more than likely stores of pre-positioned armaments, vehicles, etc. Hatzerim air force base rings a bell!

In addition, weaponry, supplies, armaments of all types as delivered to the Kurds not necessarily confined to American sources. The British, French, Germans all might consider such aid and assistance and presumably are doing so. England, France, Germany need not be "confined" by legal restrictions as the American administration.

2. "France to supply arms to Iraq's Kurds 'in coming hours'"

"13 August. French President Francois Hollande announced Wednesday that France would supply Iraqi Kurds with arms in the coming hours, in response to the urgent need expressed by the regional authorities in Kurdistan against the Islamist forces advancing on Irbil. The decision was approved by Baghdad."

That litigious nature of American society and what some deem as excessive legalism giving way to "extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary solutions"?


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