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30 April 2016

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It brings up a number of questions for me. First how has their not been direct co-operation between the two countries? I always thought the two countries were on fairly good terms. The Americans would hate the idea but the Iraqi government does lots of things Washington hates.

I get the blocking supply lines part. But is there a major benefit beyond PR to opening that land bridge between the countries? Are there things they would like to move by land that they currently can't? If they are talking about moving military forces back and forth to work on big projects like Raqqa or Mosul that could make sense. Having Daesh fighting on two fronts instead of one also makes sense. Spending resources on this at this time doesn't make much sense unless there is a bigger plan behind it.

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