Kurds, Iraqis and deploying to AO as civillian

Bob Westermann

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I know they’re all opposed to ISIS, but is facilitating a defense contract/volunteer rotation with them wise?

A friend said he worked directly with a Kurdish entity, and that’s how he got back. I could use a recommendation or info on all current allied and opposing/competing factions up there.
 

Ocoka

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It's a little late anyway. ISIS infrastructure is disintegrating and they'll be back to hit & run, suicide bombs and attacks from the shadows before long. Then the various anti-ISIS factions and fringe groups can resume incinerating one another. Why get mixed up in that shit?

Apply for a job with an armored car company and escort bags of cash into Winn Dixie. You get to carry a gun and there's even a chance you'll get to use it.
 

Salt USMC

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If you really want to fight with the kurds, almost all of the major intelligence agencies have deployment opportunities with units in northern Iraq. Get a job with them and provide support in a way that's both effective and legal.
 

Marauder06

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The Kurds have great PR. I can see why that would be attractive for a lot of people.
 

The Hate Ape

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I know they’re all opposed to ISIS, but is facilitating a defense contract/volunteer rotation with them wise?

A friend said he worked directly with a Kurdish entity, and that’s how he got back. I could use a recommendation or info on all current allied and opposing/competing factions up there.
Terrible idea.

Kurds are presently being over-ran by Iraqi Forces (again) as an illegal & illegitimate occupation of Iraqi territory. We can argue the symantics of territory during the Mesopotamia Ages but on the 2017 map, Kurdistan is really Iraq.

Personally, I support the Kurds and feel they got a raw deal - doesn't mean I'd suggest you make this tactical error during a soon-to-be turmoil with their nation.

One thing most people notice when working with the Peshmerga is that they're absolutely stifled operationally due to the political divide between the KDP & the PUK.

They're worse than children over this..

All are good reasons to steer clear, if you must, have a good personnel recovery plan in place and know your routes to the airport in Erbil.
 
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