It’s really strange how this warning was missed in most of the media reports today.
Funny how that happens.
Obama sips his tea in al Anbar as the brave sheiks from al-Anbar warn him of his dangerous plans for Iraq. (Reuters photo)
The Al-Anbar Sheiks warned Obama today about his hasty plans for retreat.
The BBC reported:
In Anbar, Mr Obama met militiamen of the US-backed Awakening Councils movement – a tribal alliance whose members turned against al-Qaeda last year.
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Ahmed Abu Risha, head of the Awakening Councils, said tribal chiefs had told Mr Obama at their meeting in Ramadi that any withdrawal of US forces from Anbar should be carried out cautiously.
The Sunni leader of the Al-Anbar Awakening Councils, Sheik Ahmed Fateh Khan al-Rishawi (Ahmed Abu Risha), told the US last year that he he would send advisors to Afghanistan to help fight Al-Qaeda if asked.
Sunni sheik Ahmed Abu Risha, leader of the US-backed anti al-Qaida revolt in Anbar took over after his courageous brother was murdered by Al-Qaeda last year.