Since day one of the infamous Bush initiated invasion of Iraq there has been one calamity after another due to American inability in grasping issues at stake in the region. The northern part of Iraq has become a de facto nation of Kurdistan whose inhabitants do not want anything to do with Muslim fanatics like Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Masoud Barzani, who heads Kurds, warned the US not to sell 36 F-16 jet fighters to Maliki because the end result is they will be used against Kurds.
As Barzani explained: “”The F-16 must not be put in the hands of this man” because he will use them against Kurds in northern Iraq–as Saddam Hussein once did. A meeting held by Maliki with his military leaders had them tell the prime minister, “Sir, just give us the authority and we will kick them(Kurds) out of arbili.”
Oh, Maliki spent the past weekend in Iran with his friends, President Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader, Khamenei.