Excerpts: “This leaves the Christians in Iraq in a precarious situation. Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari, CEO of the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement, says that such a policy forces Christians to fight under the PMF structure in order to receive money and support from the U.S. government.”
“By supporting the PMF through Foreign Military Sales and Title 22 monies given to them by the Department of Defense, the Obama administration forced Iraqi Christians to fight and die for elements that hold anti-American and anti-Israel positions,” said Sangari. “This funneling of the Assyrians, Yazidis, Turkmen and others into these anti-American and anti-Israel camps is in itself anti-Western and anti-democratic.”
Bradley Martin is a fellow with the Haym Salomon Center news and public policy group and deputy editor for the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research.