"America Deluded Us" Slams Angry Iraq PM, Will Buy Russian Jets Instead In War Against ISIS

Tyler Durden's picture

It was a week ago when we learned that in yet another diplomatic masterstroke, Russia's Vladimir Putin took advantage of the vacuum in relations between the US (which now wants its heretofore puppet prime minister in Iraq removed) and the Iraqi PM (who has been increasingly vocal against US allies in the region, namely Saudi Arabia, and US demands for a coalition government) and offered his "complete support" to the Iraqi leader. Yesterday the Iraqi leader has decided to take Putin up on his offer (especially since as we reported previously the Iraqi air force is currently made up of all of two "equipped" Cessna jets) and has announced he has bought used Russian jets which he will use instead of US fighter planes in his war against ISIS.

As BBC reports, citing Maliki, "Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq." He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their "jets are taking too long to arrive."

"God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens," he told BBC Arabic.

Mr Maliki says Iraq has ordered Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, possibly similar to the one pictured.

In the meantime, the prime minister took another chance to poke the US in the eye, which despite sending "weaponized consultants" or whatever Obama calls troops and special CIA agents these days, has so far failed to deliver on its promised fighter jets to the civil war-torn country. Maliki criticized the process of purchasing US jets as “long-winded,” adding that the radicals could have been repelled if Iraq had proper air defense.

"I'll be frank and say that we were deluded when we signed the contract [with the US]," Maliki said. "We should have sought to buy other jet fighters like British, French and Russian to secure the air cover for our forces; if we had air cover we would have averted what had happened," he went on.

Maliki said Iraq bought second-hand jet fighters from Russia and Belarus "that should arrive in Iraq in two or three days." He was speaking to the BBC's Arabic service in his first interview for an international broadcaster since Isis - the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - began its major offensive. 

The prime minister also confirmed that Syrian forces had carried out air strikes against Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria. He said Iraq had not requested the strikes but that it "welcomed" them. "They carry out their strikes and we carry out ours and the final winners are our two countries," he said.

Ironically, this also means that, at least optically, the US is now alligned with Russia as well as Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia in the "all against one" fight against ISIS which continued to consolidate its territory in Iraq and Syria.

What it really means is that Obama has asked, and is about to get $500 milllion more to arm ISIS and its al-Qaeda peers in Syria, which in turn the Iraq air force will now use Russian jets to bomb.

What is the definition of a proxy war again?

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

Right now the Russians build better equipment. How in God's name the Eurofighter is actually produced is still beyond me. 

Oracle 911's picture

You are not alone, and I'm from Europe.


BTW Obummer (more like the guys who made him) screwed this up.

kliguy38's picture

Too late for you now... You're owned and the devil wants his due. The devil always knew you would bite......you were predicatable and the game always knew your moves. Now you pay.

The Phu's picture

obama wanted to get us out of the middle east... nevermind the fact that with Russia being the largest oil exporter, coupled with Iran and soon to be Iraq, and the Saudis losing faith in us, I'm not sure how much longer it will be before all Middle Eastern oil stops flowing west... not that it matters since we're now "north american energy independent..." for the next 5-10 years.  2025 is when this bird comes homes to roost.

SamAdams's picture

Hey, Maliki gets it!  Well that is one delusion conquered.  Now just have to accept that there is no Allah-Clause, Jesus-Clause or YHWH-Clause and also that money is created by a private monopoly group and he is well on his way to becoming a pretty good (but dead) PM....

NoDebt's picture

Obama tees one up, Putin knocks the cover off the ball.  Again.

This is getting embarassing.  If you just want to hand it all over to Russia and let them deal with it, why not just say so and walk away?

RevRex's picture

Obama = Sunni Muslim


meanwhile, the Obowelmovement wants to give Al Qaida fighters in Syria half a billion in weaponry

svayambhu108's picture

This brings into perspective what the future lack of air cover around the world will do.

BigJim's picture

I hope Putin is demanding cash up front. Going forward, I suspect the Iraq State's ability to pay its bills may be in jeopardy.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

When you make deals with Satan don't be surprised when he betrays you.

Patriot Eke's picture

I'm continually surprised why anyone abroad would trust our federal government's word.  It has a very consistent record of effing people over.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

If Putin really wants to escalate this, he could send Russian special forces into Mexico to help stabilize the situation there and secure the border...

Cheney would probably have another heart attack.

flapdoodle's picture

Impossible. Alien reptiloids like Cheney do not have a "heart"...

BorisTheBlade's picture

Then it chokes itself with the poison it's spitting.

CheapBastard's picture

No surprise here. I noticed Malaki "friended' Putin last week on FB.

COSMOS's picture

Interesting thing, they are getting Russian jets in 2-3 days that will be providing air cover immediately I am assuming.  Since it takes a while to train pilots and Maliki does not have months, I assume Belarus and Russian mercenary pilots will be doing the air support ?? Just like USA drone pilots are manning the skies over Iraq right now, why not the Russian pilots.  And the next question is, will the Russian fighters be taking down USA drones if they see them on their radar?

teslaberry's picture

People use the world destabilize a lot out of context. an unstable mexico generally HELPS the united states in so far as we thrive on all the chaos. 


now if you bombed their oil production , that would hurt us by driving down supplies of oil from a strategic source in our backyard. 


i don't think putin is interested in trying to meddle in americas backyard all that much. no need to start ww3 and suffer the predictable results of a nuclear attack on moscow. 


he's playing the long ball, trying to create a division between germany , france, the uk and the united states. and he will do it, using many of the rules of the game and forum set up by the west ( the u.n. /imf) and china is along for the ride....

COSMOS's picture

Well both him and the chinese are smart.  The BRICS are starting their own version of the IMF where the loans will be in a basket of BRIC currencies.  Heck with the chinese yuans you can buy anthying you find on the store shelves in the USA, who needs the dollars as middle men.  With Rubles you can buy grain and vegetables and Russian oil and gas and nice military equipment.  With the brazilian real you can buy tons of soybean and take nice vactions to some of the best beaches in the world.  None of this requires you live your life in touch with the dollar or the USA

blackbeardz's picture

no trust in politics, that is a term we the people use. There are only promises between money/power grubbers, with every promise a landmine waiting to go off.

Dugald's picture

The key question I would ask is who is going to fly these planes, the two Cessna pilots? be lucky to get them off the strip.....Oh I see Iragi instant airforce, well this should be good for a laugh....where is Biggles when he's needed?

Terminus C's picture


One does not hop into a fighter jet, get a couple of hours of training and become a fighter plot.  Though... if the Russians sent 'weaponized advisors' (aka pilots) as well, the force could be up and running rather quickly, say... a week?

Publicus's picture

100% given that Russian will be flying those planes, in fact, they might be provided via Russian loans and Iraq didn't have to pay any cash. Eg: Russian forces in Iraq soil. Crimea part 2.

Mark Urbo's picture

I agree. Maliki is full of it, he won't even be in power in a few months. He played his Shiite dictator card and blew it. Now he'll be lucky to get out of the country alive. This is now Sunni vs Shiite (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah) war to redraw the ME.

studfinder's picture

What about Chinese?  They must pump out fighter pilots by the 100's daily?  They must know how to fly those Migs.  They also have oil interests in Iraq.

conscious being's picture

Russians for sure.  Here's a question for you.  Who were those N. Korean aces during the police action in the early '50s?

crazzziecanuck's picture

Think the Iraqi air force is going into air combat and dogfights will ensue over Anbar?  No.

These pilots need to take off and land.  The bombs almost drop themselves now.

F0ster's picture

They will pay with a pipeline for Gazprom

COSMOS's picture

Well the Shiites can do a East Ukraine thing on the Sunnis.  Bomb their cities as the Russians show the USA how it looks like when the shoes are reversed.

And of course the Americans stalled on those planes, they had the date for the uprising in their calendar a LOOOONG TIME AGO.  They dangled the F16 carrot in front of them so they would not sign any other deals.

LOL Maliki was set up just like Yanukovich.  What was it in Ukraine, USA warning him not to use violence against the people (ie their people).  But once their nazis were in control its ok to use violence against the people.  Maliki only has to say he is following KIEV on this one.

conscious being's picture

Nice post.  Yankovich was not suppossed to club anybody and now the Kiev-ites in Victoria knoodleman's Frankenstien creation, are shelling civillian neighborhoods with ARTILLERY.   Sometimes WHITE PHOSPHORUS.  Like in GAZA.

Urban Redneck's picture

Putin doesn't even need to be paid, he WILL make up for it on volume. The implications for the MIC (and grand poobahs who want to stay in power) are significant. Sort like the when Domino's pizza rolled out the 30-minute delivery guarantee.

The geo-strategic implications outside of the MICs are even more mind-numbing...

sushi's picture

Every Government worldwide will now realize that if you buy weapons from the USSA they will come with all sorts of precondtions, won't come on time, or the USSA will block the supply of required spare parts if it decides it no longer likes you.

Couple this with the fact that USSA military products sold to foreign governments likely contain NSA code and kill switches (why would USSA take the risk of thier weapons being turned on them if they could insert code that permits them to kill the device?) and you can say goodbye to profitable MIC exports.


Jack Burton's picture

Very good point. This can been seen in East Ukraine, where the Kiev forces have limited air support, this lack of fire power from the air allows the Self Defense Forces to easily beat the attacks of Ukraine's army, which enjoys 10 to 1 superiority in men and 50 to 1 in vechicles. Ukraine is run by the CIA and US military advisers who use American tactics. BUT, American infantry and tank tactics don't exist! The tactic is to use these forces to occupy places after air power has destroyed everything. Kiev's troops don't have that. In Iraq, the government must fight on the ground as no air support is there. Using the tacticc taught by America, all Iraqi forces can do is run away! They have been taught to sit tight, dig in and wait. Once the air power has leveled everything, then they move to occupy it.

As you said, Air Power! Without it, western trained forces can't fight. ISIS knows it will nevr have air, so fight eye to eye. In East Ukraine, SDF forces seek to engage Kiev's men in eye ball to eye ball infantry fighting. This works for them, but not for Kiev's USA allies, they are still waiting for mass airpower to arrive. Without it, they are being killed in numbers.

COSMOS's picture

Jack I dont know if ISIS will NEVER have airpower.  I have a feeling all those USA drones in the air can easily make lots of targeting errors and hit Maliki's forces.  That is why those Russian jets will be handy as they take out the drones and deny the USA eyes in the sky with which they feed intelligence data to embedded people with ISIS.

BigJim's picture

Yes. IF - as seems likely - ISIS are a US/Israel/Saudi proxy force, then the drones and 'advisers' will be there to aid ISIS, not Maliki's forces.

Surely Maliki realises this?

Or... they're there to ensure ISIS's success stays limited to within their pre-ordained Caliphate. Wouldn't want your proxies getting out of hand and developing any kind of independence.

strannick's picture

America has attacked this Shiite pipeline from every angle. FirstvSyria, then Iran, now Iraq. America ruins the world to rule it. Exhibit A, Ukraine. America, fuck yeah

HamRove's picture

Team America Quote.

See, there's three kinds of people: dicks, pussies, and assholes. Pussies think everyone can get along, and dicks just want to fuck all the time without thinking it through. But then you got your assholes, Chuck. And all the assholes want us to shit all over everything! So, pussies may get mad at dicks once in a while, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes, Chuck. And if they didn't fuck the assholes, you know what you'd get? You'd get your dick and your pussy all covered in shit!

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.

- Dune

teslaberry's picture

this is a great quote. 



i'm still not going to watch that assinine movie, but i love the song and i've listened to it a bunch. 


Bananamerican's picture

I'm coming round, more and more, to the "intentional takedown of America" camp.
What we are witnessing is way beyond mere incompetence....

MisterMousePotato's picture

It goes back to the 60's. Maybe the 50's. Only difference is that it is accelerating, it has become bolder (more in your face), and more people are catching a clue (thanks to the internet).

Seriously ... how the fuck was it good for America (yes, the old America) when Hubert Humphrey and Ted Kennedy rewrote the immigration laws half a century ago?

Christophe2's picture

How about asking how good it was for America to champion 'free trade' and export all its manufacturing jobs abroad?

The 20%+ joblessness currently destroying America is ON PURPOSE, and the plan is clearly for things to get way worse.  Isn't fake, conspiracy-driven democracy wonderful?

BigJim's picture

Takedown of American society, maybe, but the Anglo-American zElites still seem to be calling most of the shots.

Carpenter1's picture

All theatre. Just keep reminding yourself who Russia's financial advisor is(Goldman Sachs), and you'll save yourself the time being distracted by this endless game being played.

My only question is why all the threatre? The bankers pull the strings for both sides, who are they putting a show on for and why?

conscious being's picture

Go dig up Berezovsky and tell him it was only a game and he's not really dead.


Kirk2NCC1701's picture

But, but... in TV shows like "24", the POTUS is always beyond reproach and "doing the right thing".  And Lone Hero types like Jack Bauer are always there to sacrifice themselves, to save the rest.  And they get huge problems solved in 24 hrs, on a meager budget, few people and existing tools.

You mean the real government and real world is not like that?

flapdoodle's picture

"24" and most everything coming out of Hollywood is CIA psyops meant to steer the sheep. So many shows where most of the cops/feds are the "good guys"  protecting us against evildoers. Its all meant to get our passive acquiesence. Note how many "black" presidents since the mid 1990s in Hollywood blockbusters/shows. All meant to set us up for Obama. Well, Obama didn't turn out like Morgan Freeman. Of course, in 24, the black president was replaced by a woman president, in an attempt to set us up for Hillary, but it looks like that is just too much even for the stupid sheep...

Also notice how all the new Hollywood movies, turning on a dime from picturing Russians and affable, coarse but good natured are now setting them up as the villians... right on queue.



Thought Processor's picture



Very true.  Most don't know about all the CIA backed companies working in hollywood.  They are a major player with major funds, and have been for a long time.


Hollywood is the ultimate propaganda machine.


When was the last time you saw a movie that was negative on the CIA?   Syriana comes closest and Clooney led that from start to finish.  Got to give the guy credit, pretty ballsy.

conscious being's picture

Music was a psy-op.  Read Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation By Dave McGowan


Used to be able to read it all online.  Now, he shows you the first chapter and then book ads.