by Scott Creighton
Walking past plots that used to house 175 of the 200 tents set up there for the refugee families, people spoke of the families being in the tents when the Iraqi Federal Police units moved in and stole them.
Talk about being on the wrong side of history… again.
Just outside Mosul in al-Tinah Iraq, there is a refugee camp set up for displaced families fleeing the violence taking place just a few miles away. Oxfam is providing wash basins and blankets to the hundreds of families forced to live there. Last week the UN delivered truck loads of bottled water to these families in an effort to keep them from dying from dehydration. Apparently everyone knows just how dangerous exposure and dehydration is to young children.
So what does the US Coalition partner Iraq do to help these families? They send in the Federal Police Rapid Response Unit to steal the tents and the water from the families so they can ship that stuff back to a coalition base, QWest, in the nearby town of Qayyarah.
“But when The Telegraph visited a camp in the town of Tinah, near Qayyarah in northern Iraq, this week it was told by local Iraqi police guarding the site that soldiers had come and loaded the tents on to their trucks and left.
“They were coming from Baghdad, they said they were the rapid response unit,” said one officer who did not wish to be named to protect his identity.“They said they needed them as they didn’t have enough at their base.
“I begged them not to take them as the refugees here have nothing, but they ignored me and I couldn’t stop them.”
The troops took around 175 of the 200 tents, which were provided by the Iraqi ministry of displacement and migration, and sent them on to the QWest base they share with US troops in the nearby town of Qayyarah.” The Telegraph
The report states that the tents were occupied, many with the families physically inside them, when the Iraq Federal Police units came in and stole them. They also stole the large water bins that literally mean life or death for the refugee families.
“Some of the families were thrown out of their tents while they were still in them,” said one refugee at the camp.
“Children were left without homes, again. They have had to move in with others and it is very cramped.”
The troops also took eight Unicef water tanks serving the some 300 families at the site, all of whom have recently fled fighting in their home towns and villages around Isil’s stronghold of Mosul. The Telegraph
Iraqi Federal Police units came to this refugee camp and stole the water and the shelter from families leaving them to suffer and die in the desert. And these are the assholes we are helping in Iraq? Are you kidding me?
This is sickening… but it gets worse.
QWest is actually Qayyarah West airfield which was retaken by Iraqi forces back in July of this year. Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised the Iraqis for taking it and said it was going to be a significant base of operations during the effort to retake Mosul. He said we were stationing 560 troops there to help with that effort.
““With the retaking of Qayyarah West airfield, the Iraqi Security Forces have once again demonstrated a serious will to fight,” Carter said, according to a DoD press release. “I congratulate them on their recent successes and reaffirm that the United States, along with our coalition partners, will continue to do all we can to support Iraq’s effort to serve ISIL [Islamic State] a lasting defeat.”
The additional 560 (US troops) “will provide a range of support for Iraqi Security Forces, including infrastructure and logistical capabilities at the airfield near Qayyarah,” the DoD press release noted.
Q-West “will become a vital springboard for the ISF [Iraqi Security Forces] offensive into Mosul,” while “Coalition forces will also continue to provide enabler support to Kurdish Peshmerga as they converge on Mosul from Iraq’s north.” Long War Journal, July 12, 2016
The United States has troops on the ground in that very same base where Iraq Federal Police units now sip on water and rest in the shade provided by tents all stolen from REFUGEE FAMILIES just outside Mosul.
The “rapid response unit” the Iraqi police officer was talking about having been the ones who committed this war crime are actually the ministry of interior’s Rapid Response Unit who are currently engaged in the fight to retake Mosul.
They are a death squad and have been since way back in 2004 and 2005 when roamed freely throughout Iraq raping, burning and slaughtering Sunnis just as fast as they could. Like the now infamous Wolf Brigade, these guys were monsters and they weren’t monsters of their own creation. We made them when our military leaders decided to enact the Salvador Option in the country as the insurgency grew.
Back then they were known as the Iraqi National Police. In 2009 they changed their name because it was synonymous with death squads. They changed it to the Iraqi Federal Police and they set up a couple divisions, one being assigned exclusively to protect the newly privatized Iraq Central Bank.
Two days ago a report from an unnamed source claimed “ISIS” was committing mass executions of men and boys outside Mosul and using heavy equipment to dig ditches and bury the evidence of their war-crimes. Ironically enough, accompanying the story was a photo of the Iraqi Federal Police units bragging about their efforts in the area.
Obviously, their unnamed source was someone from the Iraqi Federal Police death squad unit. That’s why they included that image with the story.
Why would “ISIS” execute their human shields? That’s kind of counter productive, isn’t it? And why would the same organization that make all those fake beheading videos bother digging a big ditch and bury the bodies? They don’t care about being charged with war-crimes. It’s “ISIS” remember?
The Federal Police death squad killed those Sunni men and boys. And then they ran over and stole the tents and the water from the surviving women and children in the refugee camp.
They do this because they are fanatical monsters of our creation.
And our glorious leaders have stationed them in Q-West right alongside the men and women of our armed services.
Do you think people don’t talk in our forward operating bases in Iraq? Our 19-20 year-old soldiers know perfectly well they are sharing living spaces with monsters who execute men and boys and then steal tents and water from desperate women and children refugees we were supposedly over there protecting.
What does that do to them? What does it do to them when they come back and everyone around them thanks them for their service? It’s no Goddamned wonder the suicide rate for returning vets is at an all-time high.
Meanwhile the MSM is going on and on about how women here in the states are worried that a President Trump might grope someone or try to give them a kiss on the lips.
I saw one guy on Fox News mention this story this morning. He didn’t get into it, just said basically “oh, those whacky Iraqi troops. What are you going to do?” and shrugged it off to go on to a story about a Podesta email.
It makes my skin crawl.
Someone send this article over to that Sane Progressive Youtuber. I would love to hear her take on this one.