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Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon Mar 16 17:58:33
The US army is pulling out of al-Qaim and two other key military bases in Iraq in the coming weeks.

The decision to leave three of its eight bases in Iraq is a sign the US is looking to dramatically reduce its footprint in the country.

It comes amid heightened tensions with the Iraqi government and Iran.

A ceremony will take place this week at al-Qaim, where the US will formally hand over equipment to the Iraqi army to help it ensure security in the area.

It will end any US presence along the Iraqi side of the border with Syria.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-5191460
Pillz
Member
Mon Mar 16 18:05:17
Gotta bring the troops home. Corona is about to break in Iraq.

Also need them to police the streets once doomsday strikes
Rugian
Member
Mon Mar 16 18:08:29
Who needs troops to stop Iran when you can use a pandemic:

"Senior Iranian IRGC commander dies of coronavirus"

http://eng...nder-dies-of-coronavirus-.html

Victory!
Rugian
Member
Mon Mar 16 18:09:30
But yeah "marshall" law is probably coming soon.
sam adams
Member
Mon Mar 16 18:34:59
Nuke it and leave
Habebe
Member
Mon Mar 16 18:54:08
This could be the best thing Trump has done.
jergul
large member
Mon Mar 16 19:11:03
Now that he has crashed the stock market you mean?

Let it play out. He will fuck this up too.
Habebe
Member
Mon Mar 16 20:10:59
Jergul, How did he crash the SM?
jergul
large member
Mon Mar 16 20:16:23
He opened his mouth and words came out.

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 16 21:53:38
corrected OP link (was missing a '0'):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51914600

sounds like we're abandoning the area to Iranian forces... and I didn't see mention of how much oil we're taking
hood
Member
Mon Mar 16 23:16:01
"He opened his mouth and words came out."

And horrendously butchered the covid response.
Allahuakbar
Member
Tue Mar 17 00:00:53
This could be the best thing Trump has done.
Hrothgar
Member
Tue Mar 17 04:01:27
It's funny how a rampant virus destroying the world economy suddenly makes the remnants of the Iraq war seem trivial to put effort into. I can see US leaders suddenly pondering "wtf do we care at this point, bring them home before Iraq's oil based economy implodes".
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