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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Biden Discusses Fight Against ISIL With Kurdish Leader

Below is some info on the Biden visit with Barzani. For the most part the U.S. continues to drag its feet and not help arm the Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting the #ISIS #daeshbags in Syria and Iraq. So far the US stance has been to only give the weapons to the Iraqi government and hope they somehow make it to the Peshmerga who need it so desperately. Yet this is not likely to happen anytime soon, as the Iraqi government is not interested in helping to arm the Kurds. Meanwhile the Germans, Italians, and Danes have helped by supplying rifles, bazookas, ammo, and training. The Swedes and Kiwis are set to send troops to help train the Peshmerga. However the amount of Arms and Ammo has been very very limited at best. We can only hope things change soon. The Peshmerga have proved themselves to be the most ethical force fighting ISIS. - Ian Bach 

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Biden meets with Barzani 
The White House stated that US Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani following attacks against Kurds carried out by ISIL on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) -- US Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani following attacks against Kurds carried out by Islamic State (ISIL) extremists on Friday, the White House announced in a statement.

"The Vice President called [on Saturday afternoon] to express condolences for the Kurdish Peshmerga executed by ISIL," the statement, released on Saturday, said.
Biden and Barzani agreed to reinforce the "collective resolve" to defeat ISIL, which has ceased vast areas in Iraq and Syria.

"The Vice President also offered warm wishes to President Barzani, his family and the people of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region as they observe Nowruz," the White House statement said.

Last week, Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US and coalition airstrikes pushed ISIL militants out of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, taking some 40 square miles of territory, according to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq.