"We will not leave, period": the Pentagon refused to withdraw troops from Iraq


The US military began to make excuses about the information in the media about the intentions of the United States to withdraw its troops from Iraq.


Following the head of the US Armed Forces Committee of Chiefs of Staff (KNS) General Mark Milli, who told reporters on Monday that a letter about the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq was a draft published as a result of the error, Pentagon chief Mark Esper joined the process and told Reuters that "There is no decision to leave Iraq, that's the point."

The press service of the US military department, whose head Alissa Farah tweeted, was also connected to the case:

We will continue to consult with the Government of Iraq on the defeat of the Islamic State * terrorist group * and in terms of supporting Iraqi security forces.


If the resolution of the Iraqi parliament adopted on January 5 on the need to “put an end to the military presence of foreign forces in the republic and stop working under the security agreement concluded with the forces of the international antiterrorist coalition” is supported by the government, then the presence of American soldiers in the republic will be regarded by the international community already quite different.

* -terrorist organization banned in Russia.
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  1. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 10: 06
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    No one will let the Americans leave BV, as if the Americans did not want to.
    1. isofat Offline
      isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 10: 51
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      Alexzn, you better tell me - who can keep them there? (in the Middle East)
    2. Yuri Nemov Offline
      Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 9 January 2020 08: 38
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      It is better to make their stay there very costly, complicate the logistics and take money for the stay, while let them regularly lose their soldiers there. This will be the perfect scenario.
      1. Monster_Fat Offline
        Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 13 January 2020 13: 56
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        Better to make their stay there very costly.

        Gee-gee. Will you take the printing press out of the Fed? laughing
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 7 January 2020 10: 32
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    Everything is correct. Not for this Iraq in the Stone Age BOMBED, then to leave! It is only Russia that can drop everything and leave! Not even a guerrilla war will drive the United States out of Iraq. Now the main thing is to drive the United States out of Syria. This is also difficult, but here a guerrilla war and the coffins of the Americans can contribute to this.
    1. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) 7 January 2020 13: 47
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      Quote: steel maker
      Everything is correct. Not for this Iraq in the Stone Age BOMBED, then to leave! It is only Russia that can drop everything and leave! Even guerrilla warfare will not drive the United States out of Iraq

      The empty empty unproven chatter is already sick of you.
      1. businessv Offline
        businessv (Vadim) 7 January 2020 20: 14
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        Quote: Nick
        The empty empty unproven chatter is already sick of you.

        Prove it!
        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 20: 30
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          businessv, life has already proved everything, remember, for example, Vietnam. Anyway ... where did the Americans stand to the last?
          1. businessv Offline
            businessv (Vadim) 7 January 2020 20: 58
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            Quote: isofat
            ... life has already proved everything, remember, for example, Vietnam. Anyway ... where did the Americans stand to the last?

            Until recently, they have never stood anywhere and will never stand! The Americans left Vietnam after 10 years of war, so remember everything for a start. It was the first and last war that mattresses unleashed "for the idea"! After her, all her “wars” were only “for resources” and for no reason at all, and they only unleashed them, having considered in advance the existence of “unacceptable losses”! America is a predator country with a debt of 22 trillion, overgrowth ambitions and an imbecile brain!
            1. isofat Offline
              isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 21: 04
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              Quote: businessv
              America is a predator country with a debt of 22 trillion, the sage's ambitions and the brain of imbecile!

              No, my dear, the USA is, first of all, the empire of Lies and Deception. Everything else - in the second ...
        2. Nick Offline
          Nick (Nikolai) 8 January 2020 10: 39
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          Quote: businessv
          Quote: Nick
          The empty empty unproven chatter is already sick of you.

          Prove it!

          Vietnam.
    2. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 7 January 2020 16: 04
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      Quote: steel maker
      Now the main thing is to drive the United States out of Syria.

      For whom is the main thing? The Russian Federation does not interfere with the United States in the territory of the SAR .... The Russian Federation keeps NATO ships in the Eastern Mediterranean under the gun and makes sure that the Qatari gas does not end up in the EU, do not give a damn about the rest of the Russian Federation, like Syria itself ...
      ..... Russians should not be greater Syrians than the Syrians themselves ....
      1. businessv Offline
        businessv (Vadim) 7 January 2020 20: 19
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        Quote: commbatant
        ... Russians should not be greater Syrians than the Syrians themselves ....

        Yeah, and the Belarusians should not be big Russians than the Russians themselves !? And what is the use of the fact that the Russian Federation is keeping NATO ships on target ?! What are you talking about ?! You are talking about those who created terrorist organizations around the world as a normal country! This is not so, colleague! Think at your leisure. hi
  3. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 10: 34
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    ... the resolution of the Iraqi parliament adopted on January 5 on the need to “put an end to the military presence of foreign forces in the republic ...

    - Interesting, but any kind of Iranian forces also mean?
    1. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 7 January 2020 16: 00
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      Quote: Arkharov
      ... the resolution of the Iraqi parliament adopted on January 5 on the need “put an end to the military presence of foreign forces in the republic.

      - interesting, but of every kind Iranian forces also mean?

      And what, Iran has become part of Iraq? Better tell me when the Israeli Jews will return the SAR Golan?
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 16: 15
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        commbatant
        And what Iran has become part of Iraq?

        - unfortunately, I'm afraid that it is almost, but vice versa. And about the Golan, like my opinion, unfortunately, does not solve anything, like in other similar issues (although I certainly have it, and you can guess about it). As you like to say, “big uncles will decide,” and I somehow trust these uncles more than yours.
  4. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 11: 27
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    Quote: isofat
    AlexZN, you better tell me - who can keep them there? (in the Middle East)

    Americans are transferring strategic interests from BV to SEA-DV, taking into account the economic importance of the region and the reduction in the importance of US oil.
    In Iraq, today there are no forces interested in the departure of Americans. Shiites are ready to talk about the conclusion, but they are afraid of Sunnis (internal and external), they are afraid to fall under Iranian rule and, accordingly, under the sanctions and pressure of the States. Sunnis have lost power, but they are more advanced and significant in the country, they know how to fight better than the Shiite majority (there are historical reasons). It is clear that the Americans’ departure and the prospect of confrontation with Iran’s Shiites are not happy either.
    Sunnis from neighboring allied states also don’t want the Americans to leave. Israel is clear. In addition to Iran, no one is interested.
    1. isofat Offline
      isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 11: 44
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      Quote: AlexZN
      In Iraq, today there are no forces interested in the departure of Americans.



      Earlier in the afternoon, Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadin reported that the US military had used tear gas against the demonstrators.
      1. Alexzn Offline
        Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 13: 10
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        So what? Street gorlopanstvo and real politics are two big differences! Everywhere! And especially in the East.
        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 13: 16
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          Alexznand you are not a throat?
          1. Alexzn Offline
            Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 13: 18
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            Quote: isofat
            AlexZN, and you are not a throat?

            Finally a specific question! No, I'm not a throat.
            1. isofat Offline
              isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 13: 23
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              Alexzn, from the side know better! Believe me.
            2. Arkharov Offline
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 16: 17
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              Alexzn When such arguments end, "concrete questions" begin.
    2. Barmaley_2 Offline
      Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 7 January 2020 15: 45
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      As long as the United States has a machine for riveting the world's reserve currency, and the Iraqis do not receive the same comprehensive assistance as, for example, the Soviet Union provided Vietnam, then they will have enough resources to sit in Iraq for a very long time.
    3. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 7 January 2020 16: 13
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      Quote: AlexZN
      Sunnis have lost power, but they are more advanced and significant in the country, they know how to fight better than the Shiite majority (there are historical reasons).

      Can be more?
      1. Alexzn Offline
        Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 18: 21
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        Quote: commbatant
        Quote: AlexZN
        Sunnis have lost power, but they are more advanced and significant in the country, they know how to fight better than the Shiite majority (there are historical reasons).

        Can be more?

        In the Arab world, Shiites were forbidden to have weapons; they were an oppressed minority. Shiite Persians in this regard are significantly different from Shiite Arabs. In modern Iraq, the army elite was Sunni, Saddam generally relied on the Sunnis. By the way, it was these Sunnis who passed the Soviet military school that made up the backbone of ISIS (this also had its own reason).
    4. Ahmed Markhud Offline
      Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 7 January 2020 19: 13
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      Since when did the Sunnis fight better than the Shiites? Not since the Iraqi Republican Guard betrayed Saddam Hussein for money, but Egypt, Syria, Jordan and other states, the main population of which are Sunnis, suffered a shameful defeat in the six-day war and did not Shiite Hezbollah defeat Israel in Lebanon? At the mere mention of Hezbollah, hysteria begins in Israel and the USA, and the "heroes" of the Sunnis can only sniff into a rag silently.
  5. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 13: 41
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    Alexzn, from the side know better! Believe me.

    Then I agree! And I ask you to stand aside ... :)
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 14: 00
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    About anti-American demonstrations in Baghdad.
    It is worth remembering the hundreds of thousands of crowds cursing the Americans, and their threats to bury the Americans right here, before the Americans took Baghdad, and the hundreds of thousands of crowds, rejoicing at the arrival of the Americans and filling up the statues of Saddam. It was all the same one hundred thousand ... The East is a delicate matter.
  7. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 7 January 2020 14: 23
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    NICK, you read your chatter in the article "Gazprom capitulates ..."
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    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 7 January 2020 14: 59
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    The time has come to organize a partisan struggle.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 16: 18
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      bratchanin3
      Where to organize? You did not write?
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    Nika (Natalya) 7 January 2020 16: 02
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    Now tell me, who is aggressive in the world ??? We went into a foreign country, and now are not going to leave. They will introduce their "democracy".
  10. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 18: 30
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    Quote: commbatant
    Quote: Arkharov
    ... the resolution of the Iraqi parliament adopted on January 5 on the need “put an end to the military presence of foreign forces in the republic.

    - interesting, but of every kind Iranian forces also mean?

    And what, Iran has become part of Iraq? Better tell me when the Israeli Jews will return the SAR Golan?

    NEVER. Golan annexed, respectively, became part of Israel. In the 90s, Assad was offered to make peace according to the territory formula for peace as with Egypt, but he got into a mess. Now the train is gone. Golan - a trophy in the wars unleashed by Syria.
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      isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 18: 41
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      NEVER. Golan annexed, respectively, became part of Israel.

      Alexzn, hopes of young men feed.
      1. Alexzn Offline
        Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 18: 57
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        In Syria, it is difficult to find young men who feed on the hope of returning the Golan. Syria has a problem of maintaining integrity and at least part of sovereignty, this is not up to the Golan. In Israel, there is a consensus on the Golan and there are no forces advocating a return, which means there is a willingness to fight for them.
        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 19: 20
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          Alexzn, you arrogantly used the word NEVER in relation to the state, which itself appeared on the map in 1948, not without the help of the USSR. Israel squeezes the lands from the Arabs, i.e. Don't be friends with your neighbors. Apparently, they hope in the USA. It is impossible to hope for the USA, this is a big mistake. I do not wish the Jews any bad, but it will be difficult for them to maintain their statehood.
          Let me remind you that in Israel, the population as of January 1, 2019 is 8 972 000 people, and the territory is 22 072 km².
          I think I was able to convince you that the word NEVER you rushed to use.
          1. Alexzn Offline
            Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 19: 31
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            The question was - when will Israel return the Golan.
            I confirm the answer - NEVER. Israel itself will not return them, the rest can be discussed, but Israeli society is ready to fight for the Golan, to give - has not been considered an option for a long time.
            The population of Israel has already exceeded 9 million. The issue of maintaining statehood is not a long time before Israel. About the existence of the state in the future - yes, if we talk about the possibility of a nuclear conflict. It is not clear how this is connected with the Golan.
            1. isofat Offline
              isofat (Sergei) 7 January 2020 19: 41
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              It is not clear how this is connected with the Golan.

              AlexznI think that everything is clear to you. In your language, you are doing more harm to the state of Israel than good.
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    Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 7 January 2020 19: 00
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    The more coffins of American soldiers will come to the United States, the faster the American mongrel will flee from the Middle East. For this, General Kassem Suleimani gave his life. Each people must decide their own fate and the fate of their country, if the people of Iraq decided to get rid of annoying guests (American soldiers), this is how it will be and nothing else but the increase in the number of coffins received, the United States will not receive, respectively, the Trump rating will soon slide down to zero, and on the eve of the 2020 elections, he does not need it.
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    Roarv (Robert) 7 January 2020 19: 01
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    Who will refuse free oil, especially mattress beds + to this military bases in Iraq ...
    If the people of Iraq will endure silently and further, it remains for them only to recall Saddam ....
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    businessv (Vadim) 7 January 2020 21: 03
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    Quote: Arkharov
    - Interesting, but any kind of Iranian forces also mean?

    Do you have information that they are present there?
  14. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 08: 47
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    Quote: Ahmed Markhud
    At the mere mention of Hezbollah, Israel and the United States begin a tantrum.

    We love funny headlines about hysteria in the USA and Israel. Why is there nobody knows about their tantrum? Why is Nasrallah hiding in the bunkers?
    Well, but seriously about Hezbollah, then everything is simple. Before the civil war in Lebanon, they were not warriors either, but the world is changing. It is clear that Shiite police appeared and gained combat experience. This is happening in Iraq, but it's still the police, not the army.
    Israel slurred the second Lebanon war, but even such a campaign made the border with Lebanon calm.
    1. Ahmed Markhud Offline
      Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 8 January 2020 15: 56
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      AlexZN (Alexander), of course they don’t have a hysteria, they just scream everywhere that Hezbollah is terrorists and they need to be isolated, forbidden to supply them weapons, stop financing, etc., but even in these conditions, fighting on two fronts against ISIS in Syria and against Israel, Hezbollah has not lost its combat potential. Sheikh Nasrallah is Hezbollah’s spiritual leader, and we know from the example of the elimination of Imad Mugniyah how Jews hunt for leaders of groups leading an irreconcilable struggle against the Zionists, so preserving his life is a paramount task, it’s a pity that Kassem Suleimani, being a person who went through the war and not Fearing death, he was unconcerned about his safety. As for the border with Lebanon, it is safe only because Israel knows that if you try to start a new war, it will receive an adequate response in the form of attacks by thousands of missiles at its cities.
      1. Alexzn Offline
        Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 18: 40
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        I think you understand what will happen to Lebanon in the event of a war with Israel. Hezbollah also understands, so it’s quiet on the border. Israel has no territorial claims on Lebanon. If Lebanon recognized Israel’s right to exist and renounced territorial claims, peace could be concluded. But the party of Allah does not want peace, which means we will fight and the strongest will win.
        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 18: 51
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          Quote: AlexZN
          But the party of Allah does not want peace, which means we will fight and the strongest will win.

          AlexznIn fairness, you first started. Can you bet? And you are not the strongest, hid behind your back and depend on the United States. Arabs will shoot you from slingshots, you stay with them one on one. I have already given the characteristics and resources of your country.
          1. Alexzn Offline
            Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 19: 34
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            It's interesting to know when we FIRST started.
            1. isofat Offline
              isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 19: 43
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              Alexzn, find out, I'm not bothering you. I know and remember.
              PS How much has the territory of your country increased and at whose expense? (from the original border).
              1. Alexzn Offline
                Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 21: 10
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                And what does Lebanon have to do with it? How and why increased?
                Did Israel attack 1948 Arab countries in 5?
                1. isofat Offline
                  isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 21: 22
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                  Alexzn, have a conscience, I have long been waiting for an answer to my first question to decide whether to communicate with you at all. Instead, you flunk me with yours. Is this the Jewish mind that your nation is so proud of?
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 9 January 2020 09: 17
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    Quote: isofat
    Alexzn, have a conscience, I have long been waiting for an answer to my first question to decide whether to communicate with you at all. Instead, you flunk me with yours. Is this the Jewish mind that your nation is so proud of?

    Let’s do it without personal, incorrect attacks, especially without mentioning the nation. Learn to the civilized form of controversy, without threats (I laugh at you) like - I will decide if it’s worth it ...
    Israel has expanded its territory ... but then MUST be, except at the expense of whom, to add as a result of what? Otherwise, the question is a trap (for children) and any answer is losing.
    At the expense of whom? At the expense of the Arab state in Palestine, which was never created. Due to the Golan in the north, belonged to Syria. At the expense of the Sinai Peninsula, which belonged to Egypt (returned under a peace treaty).
    As a result. According to the results of the 1948 war, when 5 Arab countries attacked the created Israel. As a result of the wars of attrition and military confrontation and the ensuing war of 1967