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The European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) says the recent U.S. Defense Department assessment of Iraqi military underscore "that any military aid to Iraq, without an active plan for Maliki’s dismissal, only serves the Iranian regime and their terrorist Quds Force and strengthens extremist forces."
The Press Release by the European Iraqi Freedom Association said: We have repeatedly stated that the only way out of Iraq’s crisis, which is getting worse every day, is to dump Nouri Al-Maliki, evict the Iranian regime from Iraq, form an inclusive national government and hold a free election under the auspices of the United Nations. Reports spewing one after another out of the U.S. Department of Defence and leaked to the press, underscore what we warned, that any military aid to Iraq, without an active plan for Maliki’s dismissal, only serves the Iranian regime and their terrorist Quds Force and strengthens extremist forces.
"EIFA warns that failure to implement the above proposals simply benefits and encourages terrorist and extremist groups like ISIS. Isolating and dislodging these groups is possible only through the active participation of the Sunni tribes, youths and groups who have suffered severe repression during the past eight months by Maliki and the meddling Iranian regime," the statement by Struan Stevenson the president of organization said.
the New York Times wrote in its July 14 issue: “A classified military assessment of Iraq’s security forces concludes that many units are so deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could face risks to their safety, according to United States officials. The report concludes that only about half of Iraq’s operational units are capable enough for American commandos to advise them if the White House decides to help roll back the advances made by Sunni militants in northern and western Iraq over the past month. Adding to the administration’s dilemma is the assessment’s conclusion that Iraqi forces loyal to Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki are now heavily dependent on Shiite militias — many of which were trained in Iran — as well as on advisers from Iran’s paramilitary Quds Force.”
Iran News in Brief - 25 February 2015