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Iraq asks U.S for support, Iranian Special Forces deploy as situation unravels

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki recently, behind closed doors, asked Pres. Obama for U.S. military assistance to fight back Sunni militants that have violently taken control of Iraq's major cities; Ramadi, Fallujah, and Mosul.

While the U.S. government initially issued a firm “no” to that request, the situation on the ground has deteriorated to the point the administration is now considering military options, probably U.S. airstrikes, to assist the Iraqi government.

Yesterday, Iranian Special Forces, 150 strong, were deployed to help bolster the failing efforts of the Iraqi Army.

Iraqi security forces appear to be no match for ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), who have become so radicalized that even the killing machine, al Qaeda, has renounced them.

ISIS has vowed to kill all Shiites, the ruling party in Iraq.

This morning, news sources report that Tikrit, the birthplace of Iraq’s former dictator, Saddam Hussein, has not only fallen to the terrorists, but several local police officers have been kidnapped. Most fear the police will not be held hostage but executed to send a deadly message to Prime Minister Maliki. Some reports indicate Iraqi Soldiers put down their weapons and walked away from the conflict.

The Blaze reported yesterday that Baghdad was the next city in the cross hairs of the jihadists and the U.S. embassy was set to evacuate.

Anonymous, but informed boots-on-the-ground in Baghdad sent word this morning that there are no plans to evacuate embassy staff or military personnel at this time.

The oil processing fields near Basra in the South, once heavily guarded by the British military, have not yet been targeted.

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