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    U.S. Army Spc. Kon Im and his squad move through an open-air market during a foot patrol in Baqubah, Iraq, April 5, 2007.

    Iraq Demands Cancellation of US Security Agreement

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    Iraqi Parliament's Security and Defense Committee is going to review a security agreement with the United States over Washington’s inability to tackle the crisis in the country, committee member Hamid al-Mutlaq told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – The Security and Defense Committee of the Iraqi Parliament has called for a review or cancellation of an agreement with the United States on security over Washington’s lack of a clear reaction to the worsening situation in the country, committee member Hamid al-Mutlaq told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    “The government and parliament need to review the agreement signed with the United States on security because the United States does not seriously care about its fulfillment. We demand that it be annulled,” al-Mutlaq said.

    “Iraq will be protected only by its sons, and Turkey must withdraw [its troops] because Iraqi soil is holy and its sovereignty is the red line. We have the right to give this issue international character and demand Turkish troops be withdrawn through the UN Security Council,” al-Mutlaq continued. 

    On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi gave Turkey 24 hours to withdraw its troops from Iraq to avoid the matter being reviewed by the UN Security Council. Turkey has refused to do so.


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      Iraq needs Russia. Not the terrorist American government and its murderous military.
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      Terrorism has been increasing in Iraq,from Baghdad to everywhere in Iraq,adding fire to the fire,with the invasion of Turkey into Iraq. Its time to KICK OUT THE U.S. AND ITS LED COALITION
    • WhiteRussia2003
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      Take your country back....it is slowly evident that it's not going to get better...in fact it's just as bad as previous year and the year before that....and so on. NATO is losing it's credibility - and can see cracks....it's time to change.
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      Anas Drak
      US Security Agreement is not valid. For years USA cannot eliminate terrorism and it seems that it may want it for its own benefits. Russia seems to be determined to combat terrorism helping the world to resolve a very serious problem. Iraq should ask Russia for help.
    • Blackie
    • Blackie
      Russia will loose if they keep being nice. It is nice to be nice, and you be nice.
      But when they are not nice, then that is when you stop being nice, and do something to
      stop it.
      Muslims say: If you see evil stop it with your hands.
      Or stop it with your tounge, Or stop it with your heart.
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      The sole purpose of the "security agreement" is for the US to occupy Iraq and keep the war profits flowing as Iraq is destroyed as its oil is looted. The US is not a mutual partner, but a parasitic "partner". I hope Iraq is able to understand this and take appropriate action. The other aspect of the situation Iraq needs to consider is that the US of AIPAC doesn't make decisions in the best interests of US citizens because of foreign agent control over US politics.
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      Slowly but surely it is becoming common knowledge that USA is perpetuating conflicts only to serve their own narrow hegemonic agenda. Their intent is to drain all power from victim states all under the pretext of spreading democracy and freedom. The problem with that is that they consider democracy run by terrorists as they are the only one who will corroborate with them for a time being and after that all over again.

      USA government and all of these who are supporting it in USA and abroad have completely lost compass and now they do not know what is right and what is wrong, so they blindly opt for the force believing that times of wild west run are still actual. If they would not be so dangerous for the world's peace I would even pity them but as they are no other than revolt, disgust and resentment are feelings towards them.

      As far as Iraq is concern it is very unlikely that they will get rid of them as USA is as HIV, easy to catch but very difficult to heal. I simply do not believe that USA who always knows everything better and is indispensable will so easy accept defeat and international condemnation. This call itself will cause massive turmoil within NATO as some of strongly disappointed states will simply threaten to walk away from alliance if Turkey and USA are not out.

      I red some of our political atonalists suggested that Germany should get out off alliance. That is only good wish thinking as USA is holding Germany as hostage. We have tens of thousands of their soldiers in bases in Germany and beside that at least same number if not even more different intelligence agencies all over the Germany with their people in key public positions and not to mention our media which if order comes will write that Obama is an pure blood Arian and albino on top of everything.

      NATO will collapse only after EU creates own armed forces as it is becoming increasingly clear to everyone that USA is not near that powerful as they lead to believe. I think that this situation is very complicated as USA will feel dishonoured, humiliated and no longer taken as world most powerful nation. These were their wet dreams and as always dreams end some time and more they were vivid greater is disappointment after awakening. What they will do in this state of mind when they feel they need to do something to regain never existing respect from other nations except their vassals. Maybe they will seek comfort with Baltic states, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Scandinavian countries as these are very likely to admire them for the time being.

      Sincerely hope they will not start the WW3 just to prove how powerful and righteous they still are. If they decide to do that, hope Russia will trigger their Dome of Protection over EU as well.
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      slimyfoxin reply toWhiteRussia2003(Show commentHide comment)
      WhiteRussia2003, Undoubtedly true, well done
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      slimyfoxin reply toBlackie (Show commentHide comment)
      d-hgar, My dear friend, sometime I think that Putin is doing exactly that, he tries to stop evil with hearth, which is in my opinion not the best choice. I agree that it is very human to give it chance to repent and change but when someone slaps you across the face, than is time to grab metal bar and swing it with full might across his head. By being slapped the time for good manners is over.
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      jasin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      The best way to predict the next moves of the US is to think of what will create the most damage to US credibility and cause the most human suffering. That's usually the choice the US government will make.
    • Blackie in reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      Yes Slimyfox I fully agree, and if Putin does not snap out of it the US freaks will slip around the back of them., but tere is a nice suprise waiting in space and on the North Pole station.Knock out their satelites all of them,an give them 7 days to get out of the M.E.
      In Germany you can not say anything, it is has too many police.
    • Blackie in reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      slimyfox, I do like the hit them with a metal bar comment.
    • Blackie in reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      China and Russia can both do US an NATO. They should destroy the US dollar and economy(like they did! to the whole World).The Chinese weakness is they gamble, and then it is easy to take the money in a rigged game.
      Russia should go first attack.
      I hear Paul Craig Roberts windbag say war on the horrizon!, we are all ready
      as they take everything now and it is worse than Communism, or a new version of it without any benefits for basic trade and opportunity an freedom.
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      Want2B Wiseguy
      "..because Iraqi soil is holy.."
      While the Turks are certainly under command of an evil man and are wrong, calling Iraq soil holy is completely false. As I remember, the lands of ancient Babylon have a permanent curse from God himself. Who would call a land cursed by God 'holy'?
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      slimyfox, In reference to your last paragraph. Of course that's what they mean to do, start WW3. They are already convinced they are more righteous than everybody else and if they are able to whip everybody else too they will prove that they are more powerful as well. This will also confirm them in their righteousness, as God according to their way of thinking is always on the side of those most pleasing to him.
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply toWant2B Wiseguy(Show commentHide comment)
      Want2B Wiseguy, The Iraqi's are not Babylonians, and what did the soil of Iraq do to deserve a curse?
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      Everyone here is always ready for war.
      War is expensive. Economies are inter-linked. There are families who will die.
      Considering these truths when you fell like kicking holy f...ing ass is not only right it's the first thought.
      The second it to remember that "To win without fighting is masterful"-Machiavelli
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      Ivan Zadorozhny
      It's just a matter of time before Iraq declares a holy war on the US. Talk about blowback.
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