Uutisia Irakista

Pihatonttu

Respected Leader
Koitin etsiä "Uutisia Irakista" -ketjua, mutten löytänyt. Muita Irakia koskevia ketjuja löysin nämä:




Niinpä päätin avata "Uutisia Irakista" -koontiketjun.

Aloitan sen näin....
 

Pihatonttu

Respected Leader
Iranin vaikutusvalta Irakissa on lisääntynyt valtavasti. USA:n asema siellä on vaikeutunut tämän myötä. Nyt Irakin "kansa" on tunkeutunut USA:n lähetystön eli maaperän alueelle. Lähetystö on evakuoitu.


Tämmöistä ei tässä mitassa voi tapahtua edes Irakissa ilman valtion vähintään hiljaista hyväksyntää - mahdollisesti jopa aktiivista taustavaikuttamista.

Lähetystöön tunkeutuminen tapahtui hyvin nopeasti sen jälkeen kun USA iski Irakissa toimivia Iranin joukkoja/proxyjoukkoja vastaan.


Itse näen tämän Iraniin kohdistuvien aggressiivisten toimien todennäköisyyttä lisäävänä kehityksenä. Samoin näen tämän Irakin hajoamisen todennäköisyyttä lisäävänä asiana. Sunnien, shiojen ja kurdien intressit, asemoitumiset ja alueet näyttäisivät etääntyvän toisistaan monella eri tavalla.

Joko tässä nähdään kohta taas yksi Irakin sota lisää? Vai onko koko ajan ollut menossa sama sota intensiteetin ja ilmentymismuotojen vaihdellessa?
 

Falangi

Kenraali
Muita Irakia koskevia ketjuja löysin nämä:
Tämä sodat ja konfliktit-osiosta löytyvä lienee ollut se pääketju Irakin hölmöilyille.

 

Pihatonttu

Respected Leader
Tämä sodat ja konfliktit-osiosta löytyvä lienee ollut se pääketju Irakin hölmöilyille.


Olet oikeassa.

Kattelin tyhmyyttäni vain tätä uutisaluetta. My bad.
 

fulcrum

Respected Leader
Irakin F-16 -fleetti heikossa hapessa

Artikkeli maalaa varsin synkän kuvan ilmavoimien tilanteesta: ei rahaa, puutteellinen koulutus, hirveä korruptio, tietovuotoja pelätään.

By CATHY OTTEN of Iraq Oil Report
Published Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Iraq’s vaunted F-16 fighter jet program has fallen into such disarray that pilots can no longer fly combat missions against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group – a collapse in military capacity that highlights a broader degradation of the country's security relationship with the U.S. and the effects of pervasive corruption.
In over a dozen interviews with Iraq Oil Report, Iraqi officials and U.S. contractors detailed several criminal schemes and failures of oversight at the Balad Airbase, north of Baghdad, where the jets are housed. Their allegations raise serious questions about the working practices of both the Iraqi Air Force and Sallyport Global Services, the U.S. contractor responsible for providing the base with food, sleeping quarters, security, and fuel supplies.
“Right now the Iraqi Air Force has zero capability for combat,” said one Iraqi military officer. A second Iraqi military officer predicted the planes will not even be capable of training flights within two months because of inadequate maintenance.
While the counter-insurgency campaign against IS militants has not depended on the Iraqi F-16s — they conducted fewer than 10 airstrikes in the first half of this year, according to a U.S. official — the deterioration of the program is a symptom of the kind of corruption and dysfunction that hollowed out the Iraqi military and left it incapable of preventing IS from conquering one-third of the country in 2014. The grounded jets also serve as a prime example of expensive U.S. military assistance that has failed to create meaningful Iraqi military capacity.

The multi-billion-dollar purchase of 36 jets from the U.S. in 2011 appeared to signal a new era of Iraq-U.S. security cooperation under former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But that relationship has been on rocky ground for years, and nearly fell apart entirely after the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis in Baghdad this January.
The effect on the F-16 program has been acute. Engineers from U.S. company Lockheed Martin were contracted to maintain the fleet of fighter jets as part of the F-16 purchase agreement – a deal worth about $300 million per year – but withdrew when U.S. personnel and contractors in Iraq came under increasing attacks from Iran-backed militia groups following the double assassination.
Without Lockheed's expertise on site, the fleet cannot receive proper maintenance, according to two Iraqi military officers: only five jets are currently able to fly.
The lack of U.S. maintenance isn't the only reason so many F-16s are grounded. Balad Airbase has become a major center of corruption, according to Iraqi military personnel, current and former Sallyport officials, outside observers, leaked documents, and open-source information, which all combine to paint a picture of poor accountability, lack of oversight, and cronyism, creating a dangerous and dysfunctional working environment.

"Balad Airbase is like a big, gigantic cake and everyone in Iraq is standing around with a fork," said one contractor associated with the base.
In a series of interviews with Iraq Oil Report, three people with knowledge of the inner workings of the base and the F-16 program independently alleged Iraqi companies had paid bribes to Sallyport officials in order to win sub-contracts. Two Iraqi military officers also alleged that military leaders are fabricating records of training flights that don't actually happen, in order to cover up their embezzling of unused jet fuel; and, they alleged that Iraqi engineers are forging waivers to continue using jet engine parts that are overdue to be repaired or replaced, despite serious risks to the life of the pilots.
 

StepanRudanskij

Ylipäällikkö
Irakin F-16 -fleetti heikossa hapessa

Artikkeli maalaa varsin synkän kuvan ilmavoimien tilanteesta: ei rahaa, puutteellinen koulutus, hirveä korruptio, tietovuotoja pelätään.

By CATHY OTTEN of Iraq Oil Report
Published Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Iraq’s vaunted F-16 fighter jet program has fallen into such disarray that pilots can no longer fly combat missions against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group – a collapse in military capacity that highlights a broader degradation of the country's security relationship with the U.S. and the effects of pervasive corruption.
In over a dozen interviews with Iraq Oil Report, Iraqi officials and U.S. contractors detailed several criminal schemes and failures of oversight at the Balad Airbase, north of Baghdad, where the jets are housed. Their allegations raise serious questions about the working practices of both the Iraqi Air Force and Sallyport Global Services, the U.S. contractor responsible for providing the base with food, sleeping quarters, security, and fuel supplies.
“Right now the Iraqi Air Force has zero capability for combat,” said one Iraqi military officer. A second Iraqi military officer predicted the planes will not even be capable of training flights within two months because of inadequate maintenance.
While the counter-insurgency campaign against IS militants has not depended on the Iraqi F-16s — they conducted fewer than 10 airstrikes in the first half of this year, according to a U.S. official — the deterioration of the program is a symptom of the kind of corruption and dysfunction that hollowed out the Iraqi military and left it incapable of preventing IS from conquering one-third of the country in 2014. The grounded jets also serve as a prime example of expensive U.S. military assistance that has failed to create meaningful Iraqi military capacity.

The multi-billion-dollar purchase of 36 jets from the U.S. in 2011 appeared to signal a new era of Iraq-U.S. security cooperation under former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But that relationship has been on rocky ground for years, and nearly fell apart entirely after the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis in Baghdad this January.
The effect on the F-16 program has been acute. Engineers from U.S. company Lockheed Martin were contracted to maintain the fleet of fighter jets as part of the F-16 purchase agreement – a deal worth about $300 million per year – but withdrew when U.S. personnel and contractors in Iraq came under increasing attacks from Iran-backed militia groups following the double assassination.
Without Lockheed's expertise on site, the fleet cannot receive proper maintenance, according to two Iraqi military officers: only five jets are currently able to fly.
The lack of U.S. maintenance isn't the only reason so many F-16s are grounded. Balad Airbase has become a major center of corruption, according to Iraqi military personnel, current and former Sallyport officials, outside observers, leaked documents, and open-source information, which all combine to paint a picture of poor accountability, lack of oversight, and cronyism, creating a dangerous and dysfunctional working environment.

"Balad Airbase is like a big, gigantic cake and everyone in Iraq is standing around with a fork," said one contractor associated with the base.
In a series of interviews with Iraq Oil Report, three people with knowledge of the inner workings of the base and the F-16 program independently alleged Iraqi companies had paid bribes to Sallyport officials in order to win sub-contracts. Two Iraqi military officers also alleged that military leaders are fabricating records of training flights that don't actually happen, in order to cover up their embezzling of unused jet fuel; and, they alleged that Iraqi engineers are forging waivers to continue using jet engine parts that are overdue to be repaired or replaced, despite serious risks to the life of the pilots.
Nämä vois suosiolla siirtä kurdien hallintaan, pohjoisemmaksi. Motiivia löytyisi. Lähemmäs Turkkia. :)
 
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