Iran’s Rev Guards place command post and 5 bases in Kirkuk

Military sources in Iraq reported Wednesday that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) operational Al Qods arm had planted a command center and five bases in the Iraqi oil town of Kirkuk, after driving the Kurds out. An officer called Haji Ihsan was given this command. DEBKAfile: This is the first military facility Iran has ever established openly in Iraq. Its location in the heart of the region holding 45 percent of Iraqi’s oil  provides Iran with control not just of Kirkuk but also its oil fields.

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9 thoughts on “Iran’s Rev Guards place command post and 5 bases in Kirkuk

  • Oct 18, 2017 @ 22:47 at 22:47
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    WOW…the world sits back and Iran rolls forward. Truth is certainly stranger than fiction.

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    • Oct 19, 2017 @ 15:01 at 15:01
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      Unfortunately, the opponents of Iran are all divided and unified while Iran and its allies are all unified. Thus, Iran can slowly pick off each divided isolated opponent one by one easily.

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  • Oct 19, 2017 @ 0:49 at 0:49
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    In another step, The Rabbia point which lays between Iraq and Syria and also Shengal has occupied by Iraqi Shiite Militia and Iran Rev Guard. This means that thw way between Tehran to Lebanon now is under control of Iran. The reasons that USA oppressed the Kurd Pishmarg leave these points and delievered to Iran and Iraq Shiite group is not clear. I suppose that the Kurds are not in Coalition with Usa, but the Iran is the main friend of USA in Region.

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    • Oct 20, 2017 @ 1:04 at 1:04
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      McMaster is an Iranian agent
      His associations with the previous administration at such key posts, surely he frequently spoke with Valerie Jarret (aka Obama’s brain) an Iranian bad actor.

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  • Oct 19, 2017 @ 6:22 at 6:22
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    The cold hard truth is,
    The kurds will never have a state.
    Niceties aside, reality is, you cant mint a fresh new country thats landlocked. Had they had some sort of defensible coast, maybe, but they don’t. Every coast they could conceivably get to is owned by someone extremely hostile to their nationhood.
    Syria to the south and west. Turkey to the north and west. Iraq to the south and east. Iran to the east.
    Seeing as 98% of international shipping is still via sea lanes, theres simply no way for even the staunchest ally to keep a fledgling Kurdistan alive, so long as these nations are arrayed against it.
    I dont know why the simple logistics of this arent apparent to the Kurdish leadership.
    I understand the want for autonomy, especially after such long harsh treatment at the hands of every 2 bit overlord despot.
    I just dont see how its possible.
    Maybe if Russia hadnt had such a vested interest in an enclave on the Med, but even then, so vulnerable to a Turkish push south to cut them off from the sea anyway. And Russia most definitely does want a naval base in the Med.
    Sad to say, i dont see any scenario in which an independent Kurdistan exists.

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    • Oct 19, 2017 @ 10:38 at 10:38
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      I surely accept your comments on geographic situation of Southern Kurdistan that has been siege by three countries with Kurdish minority and independence of Kurdistan is a dream in recent International condition.
      But Kurd authority has been approved by Iraqi Constitution in the areas that majority population is Kurd.
      The other region which consist favorite ethnic group must be definite according to referendum.
      Now USA oppress Kurd to withdraw from this areas and relieved to Iraqi Militia that control by Iran Rev. Guards.
      Control of Syria-Iraq borders with this group is connection of Shiite Hilal from Iranian and Iraqi parts to Syrian and Lebanese part. If The parts of Dialeh province and Kirkuk province be under control of Iraq Militia it means that the main Road between Khaneqin and Rabbiah will be under control of Iran and transportation of weapons, ammo and rockets from Iran to Syria and finally to Lebanon will be so easy .
      Is this according to Israel Security or American Policy.
      Control of Kirkuk and North sector of Iraq-Syria border by Kurdish will prevent to threat Israel Security.
      Sad to say, the independence will be a dream to Kurd, but they can be a trusted allied for West and proved this many times.
      To support Kurd even as a part of Iraq may be the best way to supply West and Israel benefit.

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      • Oct 19, 2017 @ 14:58 at 14:58
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        True, being an ally of the West these days means no real direct help after all in Syria and Iraq as the Kurds have recently found out and the Syrian opposition had to learn the very hard way. Unless all countries that are opposed to Iranian expansionism in the Middle East get their act together and unite to fight against ruthless Iran, they are going to each individually slowly lose bit by bit to Iran and its united Shiite allies. Nothing short of their total destruction is going to stop them now. Get your nukes out before they do. There is no compromise left.

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  • Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:54 at 12:54
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    OPEC should add Iraq’s oil output to Iran’s and use the total when deciding whether Iran is within envisaged output.

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  • Oct 19, 2017 @ 14:51 at 14:51
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    As Israel sits idly by while Iran has managed to take control in Iraq over Kurdistan’s main crude oil fields which have been supplying Israel with crude oil over the last few years. ISIS is bad but Iran is worse. The U.S. helped Iran against ISIS without Iran and its allies doing much over the last few years against ISIS.

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