Confidential documents that U.S. and British military in Iraq is not serious and high-level (Figure)
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Global Times special correspondent Donna reported, according to the British “Daily Telegraph” reported on November 23, the British government has leaked confidential documents show that in Iraq U.S. and British armed forces and senior commanders are not serious. British commanders complained that U.S. officials can not communicate with “Mars”, and tried every means to refuse to perform military officials from a number of operational instructions.
“Daily Telegraph” recently won the British government’s confidential talks with materials, and presented by the British commander of the “post-war reports.” These documents show that U.S. and British forces in Iraq, senior commanders are not serious and even hostility. British forces in Iraq, Colonel Chief of Staff Tanner complained that his American companions were simply “a group of Mars”, and their speech is like “and alien dialogue.” Tanner said: “Although we are so-called special partnership, but I think they treat our attitude towards the Portuguese and there is no difference.”
Tanner also complained that at the time in Iraq and the United States Army Supreme Commander Sanchez seven months only visited once British forces, with U.S. troops in Iraq Tanner, chief of staff also will surface again.
disclosure of confidential documents, the other a senior British commander Andrew – Stewart General also said that he often takes a lot of time to “escape” and “reject” U.S. military officials have issued executive command. As Stewart, General U.S. officials refused to implement the order, the British ambassador to the U.S. David – Manning was summoned, and severely reprimanded by the U.S. State Department. The U.S. State Department such drastic actions in the past usually only occurs in the United States in the eyes of those “rogue states” who.
Stewart General frankly admitted, “We the ability to influence U.S. policy in Iraq is very small,” led to his disbelief, his headquarters in Basra and in Baghdad, U.S. commanders Sanchez the headquarters, there is not even a secure communication channels.
documents also revealed that British officials for major changes in U.S. policy on Iraq has refused to inform them feel very angry, because the United States to change policy will directly affect the safety of British troops in Iraq.
document said, in March 2004, the U.S. decision to arrest the radical Shiite leader Sardar, which almost in the British controlled areas of Iraq riots. However, in this process, Americans do not carry out any consultation with the British troops, not even mention it to them. British commander in Iraq at the time Nick – Carter said, “They did not coordinate this with us, all of us have not been told what would happen if we know ahead of time, at least you can better respond to possible situation, which is served in Iraq during the most embarrassing thing I am. “
between American and British forces in Iraq, there is a serious contradiction no longer a secret. In early 2008, U.S. and Iraqi security forces and militants in the Basra area clashed many times, but since the British troops and Shiite militants in Iraq, “Mahdi Army” signed a secret agreement to make nearly 4,000 British troops soldiers in war can only stand by, seriously affected the British army’s reputation in the Allied. The U.S. military later complained that there was no time since the British into battle, U.S. Marines and other soldiers had to rapidly fill the vacancy, along with Iraqi government forces fought a brutal street fighting. The British commander at that time responded that no British Defense Minister personally ordered the command, they simply have no right to enter Basra war, so they received the command, U.S. military forces in combat operations in Iraq is largely over.