Shiites excluded .. Washington wants pilots of the “F-16″ that Iraq contracted with them to be Sunnis and Kurds exclusively

Shiites excluded .. Washington wants pilots of the “F-16″ that Iraq contracted with them to be Sunnis and Kurds exclusively

08/06/2012

Palm – Iraqi Shiites had surprised the United States to exercise the policy of sectarian anti-Shia in Iraq, after news leaked from the Pentagon refused to train U.S. pilots and limited training Shiite on Sunni Arabs and Kurds.

The source revealed of the Iraqi National Alliance for the existence of sharp differences between the political blocs on sending a group of Iraqi pilots to the United States by the Iraqi air force because of the lack of a “pilot” a Shi’ite them, and justified the leadership of the Air Force for which the office Kurd, would not the Pentagon the U.S. request that there is not between Shiite Iraqi pilots who will also be trained on the aircraft, the “F-16.”

The source familiar with the National Alliance, called for a deal to delay the F-16 aircraft in light of this sectarian Altmiez for pilots at the expense of their identity.

He considered that the choice of the Kurdistan Alliance pilots is up to the leadership of the Air Force as her competence and knowledge more than others on this subject, explaining that the pilot training agreements it has a lot of ambiguity and need discussion.

And claimed that the Iraqi List, that the selection of Iraqi pilots are in accordance with criteria and standards are far from sectarian and partisan, but the list of “Iraq”, did not explain what these criteria, and what has been the absence and presence of pilots Shiites in the list of pilots planned dispatched for training.

The source declined to be named to the extent that “there are differences between the political blocs on sending (10) pilots to the United States by the Iraqi Air Force for training to use aircraft F-16 before they reach Baghdad, not including one of the component Shiite, to some extent he put it, pointing out that the presidency of the Air Force did not take into account the balance in the case of naming pilots, where she focused on the Sunni and Kurdish only which raised the ire of the National Alliance and its demand to delay the arrival of aircraft, the F-16, which became the number (36) plane would reach Baghdad in 2014.

He revealed the Kurdistan Alliance, the existence of an important meeting to include security and defense committee with the parliamentary and Federal Ministry of Defense and the Peshmerga for details on the agreements concluded by reinforcing the federal government with the United States.

The Iraqi government has signed an agreement with the United States to buy F-16 aircraft and training of the Iraqi air force pilots, a move is a prelude to the leadership of these aircraft.

In a related development confirmed employee of the Air Force, did not want to be named is the other, that the Israelis and the Saudis asked the Americans to prevent pilots Shiites of training fighters F-16, fearing that it uses the Shiites of this influence in the acquisition of the Air Force, which has become of the share of the year according to sectarian He confirmed that there are weapons in the air force exercise in sectarian appointments and that this weapon 70 of which are Sunni Arabs and Kurds.
Source: nakhelnews