June 2014 - Iraq is gone
0bama gave Iraq to Iran
Al Qaeda hits 8 Iraqi cities, leaves more than 100 dead
May 11, 2010 In an unprecedentedly wild rampage, even for al Qaeda, raider-units, speeding drive-by gun squads, car bombs, and homicidal suicides mowed down checkpoints,
liquidated Iraqi soldiers, police and security personnel and murdered civilians, in eight Iraqi cities including the capital, Baghdad, Monday, May 10.
By the end of the day, more than 100 people were dead and 300 injured.
The gunmen broke new ground in terrorist tactics when they used automatic weapons fitted with silencers to creep up on their victims.
debkafile's military sources report that at dawn, the raiders appeared simultaneously at checkpoints in most quarters of Baghdad.
They lowered the windows of their cars when asked for documents, then opened fire with the silenced automatic weapons on the officers manning them.
Then came a deadly wave of massive bombing attacks against police stations, policemen's homes and military patrols in Baghdad and Falujjah to the West and Mosul in the North.
The single deadliest attack struck civilians in the small town of Suwayrah near Hillah in the South.
There, a pair of remote-controlled car bombs killed eight passersby, following which a suicide bomber blew himself up among the rescue teams, raising the death toll there to 45.
More al death squads hit Balad, Tamiya and Iskandriya.
Al Qaeda was venting its fury for the deaths of two of its senior commanders in Iraq, Abu Amar al Baghdad and Abu Ayub Al-Masri, at the hands of joint US-Iraqi intelligence teams, on April 18.
The two terrorist chiefs were killed by missiles at a hideout in the town of Tharthar northeast of Baghdad. Al Masri's aide and Al-Baghadi's son also died in the attack.
debkafile's counter-terror sources note that it took al Qaeda only 22 days to avenge the loss of its commanders and unleash a coordinated reign of terror countrywide that proved its strength was unimpaired.
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US ends Iraq war
The 10 years the USA was at war in IRAQ left Iraq
WORSE OFF than if we had never gone there.
Iraq suicide bomb kills dozens
Aug 17 2010 - 60 killed and over 100 wounded in Baghdad suicide bombing is the latest report.
Suicide attack kills Iraqi army recruits in downtown Baghdad near military headquarters.
The massive morning blast took place just outside the army 11th division headquarters.
The attack comes as the US prepares to end combat operations in Iraq by the end of this month.
All but 50,000 US troops will go home by the end of August.
Roadside bomb in Baghdad 2 days before US exit
August 19, 2010 The US 4th Stryker Brigade and 2nd Infantry Division crossed from Iraq into Kuwait. But for Iraq, it is just beginning: At least 2 civil conflicts are boiling - Sunni-Shiite strife and hostilities between them and the Kurds of the North, and Iran is ready to seize Iraq's oil-rich South.
REMEMBER, the Kurds helped the U.S.A. and now we leave them to their fate. GOD help them.
The Baghdad government is unsustainable and the cause of a rising spiral of violence.
Tehran is also eyeing rich spoils in Iraq's post-American era.
Iran joined forces with Iraqi Shia to take over the oilfields near Basra.
Iran also covets Karbala and Najaf.
U.S. to Double Civilian Force in Iraq After Withdrawal
Aug 19, 2010 - Obama reportedly planned to double the number of private security guards in Iraq to fill the void. There are still 2,600 combat troops left in Iraq expected to pull out in the next few days. About 50,000 troops will stay in Iraq til December to train Iraqi forces.
The Iraq War was not worth the cost
October 23, 2010 WikiLeaks shows US did not stop Iran using Iraq to spread its power
Saddam Hussein was a barrier to the spread of Iranian influence.
The USA should have chased Iraq out of Kuwait, then GONE HOME.
While condemned for placing US troops in Iraq in danger, the 400,000 classified documents WikiLeaks exposed Saturday, Oct. 23 on the 2004-2009 years of the Iraq War bared a catalogue of extreme abuse by Iraqi forces against fellow Iraqis and Iran's deep involvement in terrorist operations against Americans and Iraqis alike - to both of which the US turned a blind eye.
US troops were instructed not to investigate any breach of the laws of armed conflict, such as the abuse of detainees, unless it directly involves members of the coalition.
The U.S. no longer directly controlled Iraqi security, thus it was no longer legally obligated to police them.
Also brought out is the case of the US helicopter accused of shooting dead Iraqi insurgents after they offered to surrender.
Iraqi PM Maliki once headed Iran-backed Shiite terror networks responsible for political assassinations on his orders.
Iran Al Qods led many of the attacks on American forces.
IRAN prepared a chemical weapons attack against the Green Zone in Baghdad for wiping out the entire American diplomatic and military command in Iraq along with Iraqi government heads.
In this way, Tehran sought to diminish US authority and expand its own lead role in shaping the country.
Washington's inadequate response to Iranian aggression in Iraq continues up the present.
Iraq is headed by a pro-Iranian terrorist. The United States opened the door for Iran's rise as the dominant Middle East power.
Iran was allowed power in Iraq and therefore also Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.
Terrorists are re-taking Iraq cities
October 25, 2010 Baghdad double bombings kill over 100. At least 62 people have been killed and 180 injured in central Baghdad.
2 car bombs exploded in downtown Baghdad killing dozens of people near government offices.
Terrorists can still pull off devastating attacks in the heart of one of Baghdad's most secure areas.
The blasts went off less than a minute apart during the morning rush hour near the Ministry of Justice and the headquarters of the Baghdad provincial administration
near the Green Zone, causing severe damage.
Iraq blamed foreign fighters and accused Syria of involvement, demanding a UN investigation.
Iraqi PM Maliki injured in assassination bid
March 15, 2010 IRAQ prime minister Nouri al-Maliki was injured in an attempt on his life March 11th.
US and Iraqi authorities have blacked out the incident.
His armored convoy came under an RPG-automatic fire attack after a bomb hit his car.
He is being treated for moderate-to-serious injuries at the American military hospital.
One source says he was hit in the arm.
His doctors apparently found his condition was too serious for him to face TV cameras for a speech.
IRAQ vote count confirms the Maliki party's lead against its liberal Shiites and Sunni Muslim rivals.
Maliki is running ahead in 9 provinces.
Saudi Arabia and Syria and some circles in the Obama administration promoted Allawi's bid.
The attack on Malliki was obviously aimed at getting rid of the American candidate for Iraqi prime minister.
His State of the Law party is very much a one-man show.
Without its leader, it would probably break up into factions and its winning parliamentary members
attach themselves to other groupings in the 325-member House.
Baghdad Catholic church hostage drama ends in bloodbath
November 1, 2010 Exterminate Iraqi Christians
Officials said at least one priest and nine policemen were among the dead. Many of the wounded were women.
At least 52 people were killed as security forces stormed a Catholic church in Baghdad to free dozens of hostages, said Deputy Interior Minister Maj Gen Hussein Kamal.
He suggested six attackers had also died in the fighting, though other sources have said the overall death toll was lower.
About 100 people had been inside Our Lady of Salvation for an evening Mass.
The gunmen had reportedly demanded the release of jailed al-Qaeda militants.
Reports said the attackers were not Iraqis, but foreign Arabs.
Priest immediately killed
It seems the church was the attackers' real target.
Residents of Baghdad's Karada district, where the attack took place, first heard a loud explosion at about 1700 (1400 GMT) on Sunday, followed by gunfire.
Police said a group of armed men began by attacking the Iraq Stock Exchange building, and then took over the Catholic church just across the road, clashing with guards and killing some of them.
120 dead in Baghdad
November 2, 2010 Baghdad, Iraq area was rocked by multiple al CIA Qaeda attacks.
Over 120 dead, 300 injured from 19 bomb car suicides detonating their explosives.
Scores of roadside and sticky bombs were activated against cars at main intersections and smashed into army, police and emergency teams racing to the scenes of disaster.
Huge fires broke out amid the violence. Iraqi army admitted it was out of control and just the beginning.
As the public medical system collapsed, the army parked tanks and APCs on the bridges of the Tigris River which cuts through Baghdad.
Iraqi PM Maliki turned down police request to impose a curfew on the city until control was restored.
Catholics flee to France after attacks in IRAQ
December 25, 2010 Victims flee to France which is all too Islam-friendly.
The cathedral massacre in Baghdad was remembered in Paris Christmas service by survivors, family members and the injured.
The terrorists took around 100 people hostage.
At the end of the siege, they detonated suicide vests amid the women and children cowering in the pews.
There are also attacks on the Catholics in Gaza. Muslims think Catholics are christian.
Muki urges Iraqis to unite against U.S.A.
Iran's influence increasing in Iraq
Iran essentially controls Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey.
January 8, 2011 Najaf, Iraq (they call a holy city)
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr says U.S.A., Israel, U.K. are common enemies, urges his crazed Shiite followers to resist the United States in his first public address in Iraq after 4 years in exile.
I remember reporting this al Sadr dude a couple years ago, and calling him 'Muki.'
The Muki militia once battled Americans in Iraq.
Muki abruptly returned from Iran this month.
Suicide bomb kills 50
January 18, 2011 A suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people outside a police recruitment centre in Tikrit, northern Iraq.
At least 100 others were injured in the blast. The bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives was in the middle of about 100 volunteers. Most of his victims were police recruits.
The death toll was the highest from a single attack since a Baghdad church siege in October.
The death toll is unusually high for a suicide bombing carried out by one man operating on foot.
Some estimate the bomber may have been carrying as much as 50kg of explosives.
Tikrit is predominantly Sunni north of Baghdad, Saddam hometown.
Iran has a lot of control in Iraq.
Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery Attacked, Production Lines Halted
26 February 2011 Bloomberg
Three production lines at Iraq’s biggest oil refinery in the northern city of Baiji were destroyed and four engineers were killed in an attack by militants, Iraqi state television reported.
The militants blew up kerosene and benzene production units at the refinery, Reuters news agency cited the governor of Salahuddin province as saying.
The refinery produces 11 million liters of gasoline, 7 million liters of benzene and 4.5 million liters of kerosene daily, it said.
Crude oil capped its biggest weekly gain in two years yesterday on concern about interruptions to Middle East supplies following unrest in Libya.
Protests ignited by the ouster of Tunisia’s president last month and fanned by the Feb. 11 fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have also spread to Yemen and Bahrain.
Return of BABYLON
Woe, woe, the great city Babylon, in one hour your judgment has come!
In ONE HOUR such great wealth has been laid waste!
Excerpted from Revelation 18
Jan 15, 2011
So far, 2011 has been a good year for Babylon.
2 major structures and a museum are re-opening, Ur, home of Abram, Sumeria.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
"We're using (Babylon) as a lab for skill building," said Jeff Allen, a conservationist with the World Monuments Fund,
which is working with Iraqi officials to try to secure United Nations World Heritage protection for the site. The words
tourism and Iraq don't often get used in the same sentence, but the historic ruins of Babylon could soon be back on the international travel map.
Bombs kill 51 near Karbala
January 20, 2011 Attackers target Shiites marking end of 40-day mourning period for grandson of Prophet Muhammad
3 suicide car bombers struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 180 in a third straight day of attacks across Iraq.
A pair of bombs blasted through security checkpoints ringing the Iraqi holy city of Karbala Thursday and killed at least 50 people,
many of whom were Shiite pilgrims headed to observe yearly religious rituals.
Authorities estimated as many as 175 people were injured in the afternoon blasts, at least one of which appeared to be caused by a car bomb.
The string of assaults, reminiscent of the bloodiest days of the Iraq war, shattered a two-month lull and presented a major challenge to the new government of
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who must soon decide whether to ask U.S. forces to stay after the end of the year.
Thursday's attacks were particularly significant because most of the victims were Shiite civilians, the government's core constituency.
A lawmaker allied with anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose support for al-Maliki was crucial in enabling him to remain prime minister,
accused government security forces of "not acting in a professional manner" to protect the pilgrims.
More Baghdad bombings
January 23, 2011 A series of car bombings across Baghdad has killed at least four people and wounded a number of others, Iraqi officials say.
One attack targeted a police patrol, another bomb went off near a hotel and a third is reported to have been aimed at a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims.
Last week, more than 150 people were killed in a wave of bombings in several Iraqi cities.
The targets of those attacks were security forces and Shia pilgrims.
Overall, violence in Iraq has fallen sharply since the height of the sectarian killings of 2006-07.
But shootings and bombings remain a daily occurrence.
Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
December 18, 2011 US troops leave Iraq to Kuwait. 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the southern Iraqi desert overnight.
Nearly 4,500 US soldiers and thousands of Iraqis have died since 2003.
The only US military presence left in Iraq now is 157 soldiers at the HUGE US embassy, and a few marines protecting the diplomatic mission.
They are in Kuwait just in time to kick off war with Iran.
Some troops and equipment sent to north Jordan due to threat from Syria.
Obama is such a war monger! Barack Obama has handed Iraq to Iran who will kill the Americans left there.
Thousands of military contractors aka mercenaries left in Iraq, and a few thousand training troops, and advisors.
What about Iraq Christians?
17 December 2011 Saturday
It does NOT look good for Christians in Iraq.
What about Iraq Christians following the withdrawal of US troops?
Iraqi Maliki regime threatens to displace the Christian community!
Saddam Hussein protected Iraq Christian community. He appointed a Christian Foreign Minister, Tariq Aziz who is now being threatened with execution by Maliki.
The USA did more harm than good in Iraq!
Talk in Iraq and Lebanon about protecting Syrian minorities should the Assad regime collapse is nothing more than false propaganda.
Media stories about the minorities in Syria are merely a desperate attempt to rescue Bashar Assad.
They seek to portray Assad as the defender of the minorities, particularly from the Iraqi government.
Last week an attempted kidnapping of a young Iraqi Christian occurred, however you did not hear about that from media or any who call themselves human rights activists.
Defending the human rights of the Iraq Christian community will not grant one popularity, or media coverage.
Shouldn’t they show some sympathy to what is happening to Iraq Christians?
Talk about the Syrian minorities following the collapse of the Assad regime is nothing more than false propaganda serving Iran sectarian objectives.
Unfortunately even some of Lebanon’s christians have not said a word in defense of Iraq Christians.
I completely re-wrote this article.
December 22, 2011
A wave of explosions in Baghdad killed 63 people and wounded 185,
raising fears about Iraq stability amid political upheaval that threatens to undo Iraqi government after U.S. troops withdrew.
They targeted children's schools.
Bombs across Baghdad
December 27, 2011 An Al Qaeda front group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the wave of attacks that ripped through markets,
cafes and government buildings in Baghdad on a single day last week, killing 69 people and raising new worries about the country's path.
The coordinated attacks struck a dozen mostly Shiite neighborhoods on Thursday in the first major bloodshed since U.S. troops completed
a full withdrawal this month after nearly nine years of war. They also coincided with a government crisis that has again strained
ties between Iraq's Sunnis and Shiites to the breaking point, tearing at the same fault line that nearly pushed Iraq into all-out civil war several years ago.
IRAQ -is Worse for Christians now than under Saddam Hussein
Andrew White, affectionately known as The Vicar of Baghdad, says the situation for Christians in Iraq is clearly worse than under Saddam Hussein which the USA toppled.
There's no comparison between Iraq now and then. Things are the most difficult they have ever been for Christians.
Christians have been in Iraq for 2,000 years, and its now the worst it has ever been.
The National Clergy Council has declared a State of Emergency for the Churches in response to an order by Hussein 0bama for religious organizations to
compromise their religious and moral beliefs by providing employees with insurance coverage that would fund abortions. Jewish rabbis have also joined.
* UPDATE June 2015
Tareq Aziz, the voice of Saddam Hussein, died in Iraq
Baghdad heavily secured against Syrian or al Qaeda attack on Arab Summit
March 25, 2012 Arab summit to be held in Baghdad March 27
Baghdad Green Zone area in heavy security lockdown, Around 100,000 extra security forces were drafted in to man checkpoints.
Arab summit opens in Iraqi capital
March 29, 2012 BAGHDAD (AP) — The Arab summit has opened in Baghdad with only 10 leaders from the 22-member Arab League in attendance.
The emir of Kuwait is the only Gulf Arab leader attending the summit, which Iraq had hoped would herald its return to the Arab fold after two decades of isolation.
Their absence reflects increased Sunni-Shiite tensions across the region in the aftermath of last year's Arab Spring uprisings,
particularly the one against a regime dominated by a Shiite offshoot sect in Sunni-majority Syria and another by majority Shiites in Sunni-ruled Bahrain, also a Gulf Arab nation.
The summit opened on Thursday at a palace once used by dictator Saddam Hussein.
Iraq Bomb attacks kill dozens
13 June 2012 A wave of bombings in Iraq including Baghdad has killed and wounded dozens.
Baghdad to replace Exxon with Russians
October 12, 2012 Baghdad has been angry with certain international oil companies, namely ExxonMobil, Total, and Chevron, for their dealings with Kurdistan.
The oil companies have signed oil deals in Kurdistan.
Baghdad is looking to replace Exxon with Russian companies such as LUKOIL and Gazprom Neft.
3,000 US troops return to Iraq
December 10, 2012 - Over 3,000 US troops have secretly returned to western Iraq via Kuwait for Syria mission, and 17,000 more are expected.
They entered Iraq and are mostly stationed at al-Asad air base in Anbar province.
ARAB SPRING * The Battle for Jerusalem
Iraq: Past, Present, and Future
We understand from the book of Daniel that the Angels of the Lord are battling principalities and powers in the air, who have human representation on the earth that they presently control. Gabriel informed Daniel in chapter 9 that he had just fought the prince of Persia, and will return to help fight the prince of Grecia. It is my opinion that these spiritual controlling principalities and powers are frequently described as "Beasts". The human ruler on the earth is referred to as a "horn." Rulers and national boundaries are constantly changing, and likewise the controlling spiritual principality may control many different lands and people throughout the ages.
Almost all scholars interpret Daniel chapter 8 as having occurred in the past and referring to Alexander the Great. Now Alexander did basically follow the same pattern that is described in the eighth chapter of Daniel, but he could never qualify as the actual fulfillment. This prophecy mentions that the Army's would attack Babylon, coming from the West and "not touching the ground." Alexander's forces came on the ground where the Western forces of George W. Bush came from the West by the sea and air. And more importantly, Gabriel states repeatedly that the appointed time of this vision is, "at the time of the end." Seeing that Alexander lived prior to the first coming of our Lord, his conquest of Babylon could never be considered, "at the time of the end."
16 And I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand the vision.
17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.
18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.
19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end [shall be].
20 The ram which thou sawest having [two] horns [are] the kings of Media and Persia.
Persia of course, is modern-day Iran and predominantly Shia Muslim. The area of ancient Media, is basically the modern region where the Kurds have settled. Iraq/ancient Babylon, today is also occupied by Arabs who are predominantly Sunni Muslim. I see the "ram" of Daniel chapter 8 representing the modern day Beast known as Islam, with its two horns being Shia and Sunni.
21 And the rough goat [is] the king of Grecia: and the great horn that [is] between his eyes [is] the first king.
Greece is the birthplace of the spirit of "democracy." George Bush conquered Iraq/Babylon in the name of "democracy." (Please read the entire chapter of Daniel 8 for more specifics. Bush/goat broke the two horns of the ram.). The result was that George W. Bush became the "King" over ancient Babylon.
Dan 8:22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
"Democracy" (Grecia) is no longer the controlling spirit/Beast over the Babylonian region. George W. Bush had his "Horn broken" by term limits and the election of an usurper who presently is in the process of abandoning the region. We still have air bases in Babylon and floating bases in the near sea. But the usurper bows to the other horns of the "ram" and is controlled by the spirit of Marxist fascism. The four horns in Babylon at this time are the United States, Kurds, Sunni and Shia Muslims.
And in a very short while, the usurper will be usurped, leaving only three horns in modern-day Babylon. The power of the United States will be neutralized.
Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
I believe that this "little horn," will be Islams Madhi, who will pluck up the remaining three horns in Babylon and will become the one who has been referred to as the "antichrist."
* posted by TRUEMAN
In the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise, Insolent and skilled in intrigue.
In his place a despicable (vile, contemptible) person will arise, on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred, (USURPER)
but he will come in a time of tranquility and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
Mass protests against government spread in Iraq
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across Iraq on Friday, charging that Sunni Muslims had been disenfranchised under the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and pressing for detainees to be freed.
Protests have raged for weeks and continued even after the Iraqi justice ministry freed nearly a dozen female prisoners and said it would transfer others to jails closer to their homes. The unrest has spread from Anbar province, where infuriated protesters have blocked a key highway, to other Sunni strongholds across northern and western Iraq.
"How much longer will our children stay in prisons for no other reason than being Sunni," a man who gave his name as Abu Abdullah told Agence France-Presse at one demonstration in Baghdad, where protesters hoisted banners calling for anti-terror laws to be repealed.
Former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, one of Maliki's chief opponents, called for him to step down in a statement read on Iraqi television, Bloomberg reported Friday. The push against Maliki has also been bolstered by powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr, who reached out to the protesters Friday by joining in prayer at a Sunni mosque, according to the Associated Press.
IRAQ - 56 dead in Baghdad terrorist attacks
March 20 DEBKA A string of coordinated suicide attacks and car bombings in the Shiite suburbs of Baghdad Tuesday left 56 dead and 200 injured. DEBKAfile: The Sunni-Shiite conflict is spilling over with increased force into Iraq after the Syrian Air Force bombed Sunni targets in another of its neighbors, Lebanon Monday.
I dont understand giving Obama any peace prize. He is a terrorist who is causing global chaos.
John Kerry visits Iraq
March 23, 2013 US Secretary of State John EVIL Kerry in Iraq for an unannounced visit to press for help in Syria.
Wants Iraq to stop Iranian flights over Iraq carrying arms and fighters for Assad.
KERRY is WRONG! He spreads Evil everywhere he goes, as Obama does. Assad is the RIGHTFUL ruler of Syria, not the Obama intl jihad terrorists!
Iraq President Saddam Hussein was better than the mess there now.
Home town of Abraham Unearthed in Iraq
Apr 8, 2013 Ancient site unearthed in Biblical home of Abraham
British archaeologists unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.
The structure, thought to be about 4,000 years old, probably served as an administrative center for Ur, around the time Abraham would have lived there before leaving for Canaan.
It appears that it is some sort of public building.
The complex was found 12 miles from Ur, the last capital of the Sumerian royal dynasties whose civilization flourished 5,000 years ago.
Tell Khaiber is in the southern province of Thi Qar, some 200 miles south of Baghdad.
Mass exodus of Christians from Muslim world
May 8, 2013 A mass exodus of Christians is underway in the Islamic world, largely thanks to the USA.
We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world, much of which was almost entirely Christian prior to the Islamic conquests (crusades), came into being.
The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and increasing year by year.
Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.
Iraq was the earliest indicator of the fate awaiting Christians once Islamic forces are liberated from the grip of dictators.
60 Christians were slaughtered in 2010 in Bagdad Iraq.
In 2003, Iraq Christian population was at least one million. Today fewer than 400,000 remain, the result of an anti-Christian campaign that began with the U.S. occupation of Iraq, when countless Christian churches were bombed and countless Christians killed, including by crucifixion and beheading.
Dozens killed by car and suicide bombs in Iraqi cities
20 May 2013 70 people have been killed and many others injured in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq.
Baghdad was worst hit, with several explosions at bus stations and markets in the mainly Shia Muslim districts.
Attacks also occurred in Samarra, north of the capital, and Basra and Hilla further south.
It is one of the worst days of violence in recent months as Iraq has seen a rise in attacks linked to growing political and sectarian tension.
The bloodshed has raised fears of a re-emergence of the levels of sectarian violence seen in 2006 and 2007.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to make immediate changes to Iraq's security strategy and told Iraqis that militants "will not be able to return us to the sectarian conflict".
In a separate incident, 10 policemen kidnapped on Saturday in western Anbar province were found dead.
Several bombings in IRAQ - I have not been keeping track.
Muslims have been killing Muslims for centuries. Islam is a Satanic murderous cult.
IRAQ, Bombs hit Baghdad
May 30, 2013 A car bomb and several roadside blasts exploded in Shiite and Sunni Muslim neighbourhoods across Baghdad, killing at least 10 people.
No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Sunni Muslim terrorists most likely.
The blasts, including at least one car bomb, targeted the capital, Baghdad, and the northern city of Mosul.
There has been a recent upsurge in violence across Iraq amid rising sectarian and political tension.
The UN has said more than 700 people were killed in April - the highest monthly toll in almost five years.
IRAQ warns Israel against overflight
Jun 3, 2013 IRAN controls IRAQ now.
Baghdad warned Israel not to violate Iraqi airspace.
IRAQ said violation of their airspace to hit IRAN would bring consequences.
Iraq lies across the most direct flight path from Israel to Iran.
The US can launch an attack from its ships in the Persian Gulf.
1,000 killed in Iraq violence in May
Iraq-MB rebels clash
Jun 10, 2013 First clash between Syrian rebels and Iraqi soldiers. Baghdad bankrolls, provides Iraqi troops for Assad.
Syrian rebels attacked Iraqi military June 9 and lost. GOOD.
Incidents flared near the Syria-Iraq Waleed crossing.
Iraq is blocking Syrian Sunni rebels access to weapons.
The Iraqi role has been under-reported for propping Assad up.
Baghdad is covering Syrian consumption of petroleum fuel and oils for the Syrian army.
Iraq-Iran are nearly inseparable now, since Iran backs Assad, of course so would Iraq.
IRAQ 70 dead
Jun 11, 2013 Car bombs, suicide blasts and gun battles across Iraq killed 70 with fears of civil war.
Sunni Muslims are the terrorists, they even kill Shiite Muslims.
Iraq Shiite majority have been marginalized since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Iraq is worse now, Egypt and Libya are worse now, and if Obama ousts Assad, Syria will be worse.
Do not ever forget news reports are kontrolled, full of propacrapganda.
We cant know what the heck is happening, too much krap.
15 car bomb blasts kill 80 people in Iraq
Aug 11, 2013 - Most of the 80 Iraqis were killed and more than 300 injured were hit by a wave of car bombings while celebrating the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday in cafes and markets in and around Baghdad. - debka
UN inspectors leave Syria
31 August 2013 UN inspectors in Syria have left Damascus for Lebanon in a convoy.
John Lurch Kerry accused Syria of using chemical weapons despite Assad govt denial.
Assad blamed rebels for the attacks, and the rebels have publicly admitted they did.
How a US strike on Syria might look
US officials hope that any military assault on Syria will be surgical and limited. But what does the US do after the missiles or bombs have fallen?
It could go either way. The US may attack - or may not.
Obama has maintained that if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons, the US will act militarily.
Assad said he did not use chemical weapons, but the US is ready to act. (on a LIE)
UN inspectors looked for evidence of a gas attack in the Damascus suburb, and plan to finish their work on Friday.
Meanwhile officials in Washington DC are laying the groundwork for military operations.
How long is a short war?
IRAQ Operation Desert Fox in 1998 was short - similar to an operation planned in Syria - and we are still there 15 years later!
Desert Fox was a 4 day bombing campaign order by presidunce Bill Clinton in December 1998 which ended on the first day of Ramadan.
The Gulf War (IRAQ Operation Desert Storm) August 1990– February 1991 U.S. President George H. W. Bush (41)
Operation Iraqi Freedom March-May 2003
U.S. President George W. Bush (43) named 3 countries as the Axis of Evil - Iran, Iraq and North Korea.
October 2002 the US Congress authorized the use of force against Iraq.
On 17 March 2003 the United States gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave Iraq.
The Iraq Wars were a tragic mistake. Much American blood was spilled on Iraqi soil, and
now in 2013 bombings all over Iraq and its govt is essentially controlled by IRAN.
Saddam was evil but he kept Iran from taking over Iraq.
Mubarak-Egypt and Assad-Syria and Kadaffy-Libya were all better leaders than what has replaced them!
And all 3 disasters are the fault of Barak Hussein Obama.
0bama CIA form, train, arm ISIS-Alqaeda
Terrorists shoot down Iraqi helicopter
Oct. 2, 2013 - Iraqi officials say gunmen have downed a military helicopter north of Baghdad, killing its 5 member crew. The helicopter was shot down while it was providing aerial support to troops on the ground during a gunbattle with terrorists outside Tikrit. The fighting was part of military op in Sunni-dominated areas in central and northern Iraq.
Assad sending WMD to Hellzballah
Oct 2, 2013 ISIS-Alqaeda have formed, Assad blamed.
Truck convoys carrying weapons to Hellzballah and Iraq.
Israeli intel is too good to have missed that, CNN fakenews.
Iran pretty much controls Iraq now that Saddam is gone.
Baghdad struck by bombs
Nov. 20, 2013 - Sunni Muslims are killing Shia Muslims.
21 killed and dozens wounded in bomb attacks in Shia areas of Baghdad.
Bombs exploded at around the same time on busy streets in several areas.
The worst was a car bomb at an crowded market in the central Sadriya district.
The Iraqi government blamed ruthless Sunni, which has mainly targeted Shia civilians.
Syria and Lebanon are also Sunni killing Shia.
You wont get much truth in BBC so I filled in
Mass executions in Iraq
Nov. 30, 2013 The latest surge of violence in Iraq has seen victims kidnapped from their homes and their bodies found later using mass executions as the latest form of terrorism. Friday more than 50 were executed around Baghdad and Sunni Arab areas, including Diyala, Nineveh and Salaheddin provinces as well as the northern oil city of Kirkuk. Authorities found the bodies of 18 men, including two tribal chiefs, four policemen and an army major shot in the head and chest with their hands tied behind their backs. DEBKA
Muslims bomb catholic church
Dec 26, 2013 - Worshipers targeted at a Christmas Service in Baghdad, 26 people were killed and 38 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in a parking lot near St. Johns Roman Catholic Church in Baghdad. The bomb detonated as worshipers were leaving the church in Dora. The victims, most of them Christians, included women and children, as well as a number of police officers posted to guard the church. A few minutes before the bombing, and barely half a mile away, a series of three other explosions in a nearby Christian neighborhood killed 11 people and wounded 22.
IRAQ - Muslim Brotherhood (al qaeda) rule now
Jan. 4, 2014 Al Qaeda (Muslim Brotherhood terrorists) defeats Iraqi army, invades Ramadi and Falluja, key Sunni cities of western and central Iraq.
Ramadi in central in Iraq is west of Baghdad.
The Iraqi army fled, dumping their heavy weapons to the MB terrorists.
DEBKA reports that Iraq Sunnis joined Al Qaeda. Not exactly, the Sunni are MB.
Ironically, these are the same groups Gen. David Petraeus and the US army armed and supported.
For Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hizballah-Iran, the Iraqi military debacle was the worst possible news.
Somehow I put Iraq in both Mideast and World news sections
US backs Iraq
Jan. 5, 2014 John Kerry said the US will help Iraq, but is not planning to send troops back.
He was confident the government of Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki could defeat the militants.
Iraqi government lost control of Fallujah, west of Baghdad.
Anyone believing Kerry hates truth/facts.
Iraq bomb attacks
Jan 15, 2014 At least 41 people have been killed in a series of bombings in central Iraq.
16 died in an attack on a funeral for a pro-government Sunni south of Baquba.
7 car bombs exploded across Baghdad, killing 25 and wounding dozens more.
There has been a surge in sectarian violence across Iraq in the past year, reaching levels not seen since 2007.
Baghdad bomb blasts kill 16
Jan 20, 2014 At least 13 people have been killed, 40 people were wounded in the Baghdad explosions.
Battle Lines Drawn in Iraq Anbar Province
February 3rd, 2014 Since the New Year, Iraq Anbar province has been wracked with violence as tribal militias, Iraqi government forces, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS terrorists) have fought for control of key cities.
This began December 28 when Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki dispatched troops to Ramadi to arrest Ahmed al-Alwani, an MP in the Iraqi Parliament.
Al-Alwani is a Sunni politician with ties to an Anbar-based protest movement against the al-Malaki government, which protesters accuse of unfairly targeting its Sunni political opponents.
NOTE: The Sunni are the terrorists.
Anbar-based ISIS terrorists formed during the US occupation of Iraq and involved in Syria.
December 21 ISIS killed the commander of the 7th Iraqi Army and 23 other officers.
Maliki branded the Ramadi protest camp an ISIS base. Tribal leaders supporting the protest movement warned Maliki that any government attempt to clear the camp would be met by force of arms.
It was in this context that the arrest of al-Alwani was announced.
ISIS – adopting the usual al-Qaeda modus operandi of exploiting local grievances – seized control of Fallujah, claiming it would “defend Sunnis from the government.
IRAQ - Terrorists are re-taking Iraq cities
US ends Iraq war
Suicide bomb trainer blows up his class - work accident
Feb 10, 2014 Rule #1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers:
Don’t give lessons with live explosives.
In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration early Monday for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, army and police officials said.
Iraqi citizens have long been accustomed to daily attacks on public markets, mosques, funerals and even children’s soccer games, so they saw the story of the fumbling militants as a dark — and delicious — kind of poetic justice, especially coming amid a protracted surge of violence led by the terrorist group, including a rise in suicide bombings.
Just last week a suicide bomber struck a popular falafel shop near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, killing several people. On Monday evening Raad Hashim, working the counter at a liquor store near the site of the attack, burst out laughing when he heard the news.
Feb. 18, 2014 At least 33 people have been killed in a wave of car bombings around Baghdad Iraq.
The blasts come a day after 23 were killed by bombs.
Car bombers also targeted Hilla.
1,000 people were killed In January in attacks which mostly hit Shia and government targets.
Moscow to send helicopters to IRAQ
February 22, 2014 Russia promised Iraqi PM Nouri Al-Maliki Russian weapons for aiding the Iraqi army war on MB (al Qaeda).
Among them armed assault helicopters and surveillance systems for sealing the border.
The Iraqi army has confined its counter-terrorist war to air strikes. The army downfall could cost Maliki his rule. DEBKAfile
Saudi Arabia and Qatar make war on IRAQ
Mar 9, 2014 IRAQ PM Nouri al-Maliki accused Riyadh of backing global terrorism, sponsoring violence that has killed 1,800 in Iraq this year.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting militant groups in Iraq and have effectively declared war.
* See my note
Iraq shares a long border with Saudi Arabia.
Maliki, a Shiite, blamed neighbors for destabilizing Iraq. (Iran, Syria, Turkey)
Maliki ticked off at foreign agendas with Saudi and Qatari incitement. Uh huh. NWO.
Saudi-Qatar are attacking Iraq through Syria and directly.
I KNOW it makes no sense! Islam is irrational! Islam is Evil and NOT peaceful.
Terrorists are Sunni Muslim Brotherhood. (MB) Qatar backs them.
Saudi Arabia and UAE call Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, which they ARE.
But they are Sunni, not Shia, and Saudi Arabia is Sunni. Only 10% are Shia in Arabia.
It looks as if Saudis are banning themselves! Barak Obama is Sunni MB.
NWO uses MB but once they have served the NWO agenda, MB will be killed too.
Maliki is right, but I think he is cozy with IRAN, so discern.
At least 26 killed in Baghdad bombings
Mar 28, 2014 A spree of bombing attacks in commercial neighborhoods of Iraq has killed at least 26 people, officials announced. A car bomb exploded in the Sunni-dominated northern neighborhood of Azamiyah, killing 12 people and wounding 28. Minutes later, a bomb exploded near a market in the same neighborhood, killing seven and injuring another 27. Another blast in the same area killed 3 and wounded 15 others. In southwestern Baghdad, an explosion killed four people and wounded 14. Medics confirmed the casualties for all attacks, AP reports. No one has claimed responsibility but authorities suspect the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Al-Qaida-affiliated group to be behind the bombings.
Al-Qaida is the CIA, Muslim Brotherhood.
30 dead in fighting in Anbar province, Iraq
Mar 29, 2014 Ongoing clashes between Al-Qaeda linked fighters and government soldiers in Anbar province has left at least 30 people dead and injuring 50 others. Army forces began shelling the region of Zoba, south of Fallujah. The government forces are continuing their effort to recapture Fallujah, Ramadi and parts of Anbar provincial since extremists seized control in early January.
Jordan, Egypt, Iraq discuss railway
April 13, 2014 Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq officials met to discuss a joint railway project that would link all 3 nations.
The railway project links the countries of the Levant with North Africa, increasing trade and the economic interests of Arab countries. Petra news
IRAQ bombs, erections
April 26, 2014 At least 31 people killed in Iraq as a series of blasts targeted a Shia election rally in Baghdad.
Iraq has been enduring the worst unrest since 2008.
The Levant / ISIL / ISIS Muslim terrorists are blamed.
Three bombs exploded as people left the rally, 2 truck bombs and a roadside bomb.
An attack at a sports stadium in eastern Baghdad also injured 40 people.
Iraq votes Wednesday in a parliamentary election, its first since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.
ISIL jihadists terror state along Syria-Iraq border
May 21, 2014 A consistent flow of money and foreign fighters fueling ISIL-ISIS-Levant.
ISIL has oil, money and weapons.
Their goal is to link Syria, Iraq and continue spreading.
These devils commit atrocities on civilians and rivals.
ISIL have orders from their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to focus on Deir Ezzor, to take it over as their main gateway to Iraq.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates
and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared
TURKEY cuts off Euphrates flow
June 1, 2014 Move threatens Syria, Iraq with major water crisis, could collapse dam
The Turkish government may bring unprecedented catastrophes into both Iraq and Syria.
Turkey recently cut off the water supply of the Euphrates River completely.
Ankara began to reduce pumping Euphrates water in April, then cut if off completely in May 2014.
Egypt has always vowed to go to war against any nation that tried to disrupt the flow of the Nile.
Erdogan may be opening a can of worms that he should have left alone.
Turkish aggression against Syria
The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River.
Syria is primarily threatened, and also Iraq with a major water crisis.
The water level in Lake Assad (a man-made water reservoir on the Euphrates) has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.
This violates international norms.
FACT - Ukraine has cut off water from Crimea this year.
Tigris, Euphrates have enough water for Turkey, Iraq, Syria - 2013
Water crisis - 2013
Waters, Rivers polluted or drying up - worldwide * Euphrates
Tigris and Euphrates rivers of Eden losing water
WARS occur over water. Libya has water as well as oil.
June 10, 2014
Hundreds of Islamist terrorists take over Mosul, capital of Nineveh province, with rocket-propelled grenades, sniper rifles and heavy machine guns mounted on vehicles, stormed the government headquarters. They are in control of the western districts and advancing on the military airport and top security prison.
They took control of the prisons and television stations.
In January the Iraq government also lost control of Fallujah, a short drive from Baghdad.
June 8, 2014 Al Qaeda storms Iraqi Anbar university, takes hostages in Ramadi northwestern Iraq.
1,000 students and teaching staff may be held. DEBKA
Never forget alqaeda is CIA / MB
Now it appears we can include ISIS and the Assyrians too
ASSYRIA RISINGASSYRIA RISING AGAIN?
When I saw the debka map I looked and looked and its as if I was hit by a sudden flash - THATs the OLD ASSYRIA! These evil Muslim Brotherhood rebel terrorists fighting Assad and other mideast leaders are these wicked ones of old! These are who Barak Insane Obama is part of! Is he the biblical Assyrian?
I am inserting Assyrians in this article.
IRAQ LOSES MOSUL
June 11, 2014 After Mosul, (Al Qaeda / Assyrians) seizes 38,000 sq. km of Iraqi territory.
After occupying the oil town of Mosul in northern Iraq, ISIS (Islamist Iraq / Levant/ Assyrians) went on to seize more of Nineveh province. LQQK at that! Nineveh is where Jonah preached! The whale dude.
The Assyrians took over the main crossing from Iraq to Syria at Yaaroubiyeh.
They rode out of the Mosul battle with the Iraqi army with 260 new armored vehicles of various types, enough to equip a full division. The roads out of the city are clogged with an estimated half a million refugees in flight from the bloodshed and chaos with no means of support.
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki army cant stand up to these devils.
The Iraqi government handed out firearms to civilians.
The Iraqi people were happy to see the backs of the troops, especially in the north (Kurdistan).
No weapons distribution stations in Kurdistan.
The fall of Mosul June 10
The Assyrians captured the northern Iraqi oil city of Mosul, capital of Nineveh Province.
The Assyrians (ISIS jihadists) break 1,000 terrorists out of Mosul jail June 10, after overrunning the city.
Convoys of fleeing troops were ambushed by the invaders and destroyed.
Mosul is Iraq third largest city after Baghdad and Basra.
Maliki appealed to Obama to save Baghdad and Iraq from doom.
I believe Obama sent The Assyrians so isnt likely to help Maliki.
The fall of Mosul is the worst disaster suffered by the Iraqi army in a year.
ISIS now controls Mosul and Fallujah and has overrun parts of Ramadi and Tikrit (home of Saddam). They control eastern provinces bordering Iran.
Mosul was home to Arab, Assyrian, Christian and Kurds
ISIS can now advance on Bagdad from 3 directions.
WATER - OIL
Mosul straddles the two banks of the Tigris-Euphratest river system shared by Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. The Assyrians now have their hand on its flow - water supply.
Terror chief Bakr Al-Baghdadi has his Assyria terror state and a direct threat to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey(?) and Israel.
Turkey is probably part of this. See June 1 article TURKEY cuts off Euphrates flow.
Mosul is a vital link in Iraq northern oil trade along with Kirkuk.
IRAN - in Bagdad
Iran and Hizballah face a second Assyrian front in Syria, and Tehran will have to send troops into Iraq to save Baghdad, or see Syria falling into another abyss.
The Assyrians / alqaeda control a large part of Syria and Iraq both.
Here is a link to the old Kurdistan map. Mosul appears just barely outside it.
I re-write articles, but include their link.
Obama the antichrist - I doubt ot
GO to biblehub.com and type in the assyrian and read several passages.
Micah 5:6 They will rule Assyria with drawn swords and enter the gates of the land of Nimrod. He will rescue us from the Assyrians when they pour over the borders to invade our land.
Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath!
Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him,
to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Isaiah 10 Sure reads like Obama-America. We are a Christian nation no more.
TURKEY cuts off Euphrates flow June 2014
WARS occur over water!
World leaders alarmed over Iraq takeover
June 11, 2014 US, UN officials alarmed about the fall of Mosul to ISIS.
The jihadist Sunni Assyrians pose a threat to the entire region.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is concerned by the serious deteriorating of the security situation in Mosul.
ISIS also controls an airport and US-made weapons and poses a clear threat across the Middle East.
ISIS-Assyrians is well known for its ruthless tactics and suicide bombers.
ISIS is led by terror chief Bakr Al-Baghdadi and backed by thousands of Islamists in Syria and Iraq, many of them Westerners.
BBC isnt much good for accuate news but has good photos
ISIS / Assyrians / jihadists / Muslim terrorists / alqaeda
Christians Flee Jihadist Attack on Iraq’s Second-Largest City
Jihadists from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorist group on Tuesday conquered parts of Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul, causing thousands to flee, including dozens of Christian families.
Amid the attack, dozens of Christian families evacuated the city and headed to the Nineveh plains, an area controlled by the Kurdish “Peshmerga” forces, Fides News Agency reported. But several Christians who were unable to flee are now trapped in their homes.
Additionally, local Christian leaders, including Chaldean Bishop Amel Shamon Nona and other religious leaders, launched an appeal to keep churches open to pray for peace while encouraging local shops to remain open to allow people access to food and other basic items.
ISIL has gained considerable strength during its fighting in the Syrian civil war and has crossed over into Iraq. Earlier this year, it conquered Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was the site of some of the heaviest fighting during the U.S. war in Iraq.
Prior to 2003, Iraq’s Christian population stood at 1.5 million, but it has now shrunk all the way down to roughly 300,000.
Iraq insurgents take Saddam's home town in lightning advance
TIKRIT - Sunni Muslim terrorists overran Tikrit, Saddam's home town, and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in Iraq.
They aim to create a Sunni Caliphate straddling the border between Iraq and Syria.
Baghdad will work with Kurds to drive the fighters out of Mosul.
Lies, uncertanties of war
Assyrians take the Turkish consulate in Mosul and 48 hostages
debka claims the Assyrians captured Tikrit, BBC said Kurds control it.
The Assyrians took the Iraqi oil refinery and electricity power center, torched buildings and warned local police not to challenge them. They told tribal sheikhs to die or withdraw.
Kurds Kontrol Kirkuk - GOOD
June 12, 2014 Kurds have taken full control of Kirkuk as the Iraqi army flees before the Assyrians.
Kurds are a bulwark against Sunni Assyrians.
The fall of Mosul to the Assyrians sent shockwaves across the Middle East.
Kirkuk and the surrounding province of Tamim are at the heart of dispute between Iraqi Arabs and Kurds.
Under Saddam Hussein, Kurds were driven from Kirkuk and hundreds gassed to death.
3 provinces in NE Iraq are Kurdistan, Dohuk, Irbil, Sulalmaniya.
The Assyrians fully intend to take Baghdad and Shia areas, whom they regard as infidels.
BUT Kurds are too tough for the Assyrians.
NOTE - Kurds helped the US forces. GOD bless them!
In May 2013 Kurds took up positions outside Kirkuk after Iraqi security forces left.
Samarra is believed to be the birthplace of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been careful to reveal little about himself and his current whereabouts.
Let me take a moment to thank all US Gulf War vets for their service to free Iraq.
Dont be discouraged! You answered the call and served with honor.
What the wicked Assyrians in the US whitehouse are doing is NOT your fault!
Al Qaeda / Assyrians ready to march on Baghdad
June 11, 2014 debka at 11:02 PM (IDT)
Under its commander, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Al Qaeda Islamic State in Iraq and Levant – ISIS - formed up June 6, to march on Baghdad in two columns, one from Tikrit, the second from Tuz Khormato, south of Kirkuk.
The Shiite Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered Iraqi army, to build a defensive line to save Baghdad and the seat of Iraqi government.
Al-Baghdadi has assigned the second column to head for Baghdad.
The first column will approach the capital from the north, the second from the east. Suicide bombers went ahead to smash the roadblocks.
Sunni Muslims account for 1/3 of the Iraqi population.
The Assyrians captured the Iraqi oil refinery and electricity power center of Biji (Baiji), SE of Mosul, torched buildings and warned local police and soldiers not to challenge them. They next moved south to seize Hawajah and Tikrit.
Some Sunnis have come out of retirement to join the jihad against Shiite rule.
Uncertanties of fast moving war
Kurdish forces in full control of oil city Kirkuk after Iraq army flees
June 12, 2014 at noon - ynet, Israel News
Kurdish forces are in full control of Iraq's oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
Kurds run their own autonomous region in north Iraq and have an armed force called the peshmerga.
The Assyrians are now advancing on Baghdad.
Assyrians march on Baghdad after seizing key Iraqi Sunni cities
So far terrorists have stuck to the Sunni heartland and Sunni strongholds
Middle East on brink of complete chaos
CHAOS is the GOAL of the NWO
Kurds seize Kirkuk, a city with huge oil reserves just outside their autonomous region, which they regard as their historical capital.
Turkey negotiating for release of 80 Mosul hostages
The Truth June 12 noon appears to be KURDS CONTROL KIRKUK - GOOD! .
Let me take a moment to thank all US Gulf War vets for their service to free Iraq.
Dont be discouraged! You answered the call and served with honor.
What the wicked Assyrians in the US whitehouse are doing is NOT your fault!
SAUDIS ARMING JIHADISTS SEIZING IRAQI CITIES
Jordan says Saudi Arabia is arming the Assyrians and fears they are next.
Saudis view the failure to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a victory for Iran.
666, the Beast, Albert Pike and WW3, NWO
Iraqi Christians Will Be Beheaded, Crucified, or Raped if they dont Leave Iraq.
Assyrians a Full-Blown Army
June 12, 2014 With the fall of Mosul the Assyrians aquired the heavy weapons and vehicles the U.S. military had provided Iraq military.
These cruel devils are now a military force capable of over-running an army the U.S. military trained for nearly a decade.
General Najim al-Jabouri to provide them with even more heavy weapons than they currently control. The Iraqi army left helicopters, humvees, cargo planes and other heavy machine guns, along with body armor and uniforms.
Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base
3 planeloads of Americans evacuated from Iraq air base near Baghdad. USA fleeing.
Vision of earthquake in Arlington as founding fathers roll over in their graves.
How much American weaponry and equipment will the terrorists get - in addition to what they have now.
Thousands of IRAQI SOLDIERS, MEN & BOYS Captured By ISIS (The Assyrian Muslim terrorists) THOUSANDS of Iraqi soldiers captured by in Tikrit.
Young men and boys are forced to march down the highway in Tikrit.
It appears the Kurds have saved Tikrit, Iraq from the invaders. I hope they can hold it.
IRAN fighting ISIS-Assyrians
June 13, 2014 The Assyrians ARE NOT Syrians!!
IRAN Gen. Qassem Soleimani is in Baghdad fighting ISIS-The Assyrians in Iraq.
There is no doubt in my mind that Barack Hussein Obama sent The Assyrians. Why would he act to stop them?
The Assyrians are halted at Samarra.
Iraqi PM -Maliki has been appealing to the White House for months for Apache helicopters and Hellfire air-ground rockets.
These Obama may now release to give to the terrorists.
You can count Maliki PM-ship in hours now. Bagdad Terrortory will belong either to the Assyrians or IRAN.
Gen. Soleimani, arrived in Baghdad Thursday to take over the push against ISIS, and pull together the demoralized Iraqi army.
Obama will help Iran. O yeah?
Tens of thousands of armed Sunni terrorists flocking to the black jihad flag have halted outside Bagdad.
Can Soleimani stop The Assyrians and save Maliki from collapse and prevent the fall of Baghdad.
The big winner of the ISIS onslaught on Iraq are the Kurds defending Kirkuk and its oil fields!
WOO HOO KURDS!
Victorious jihadists in Iraq celebrate new regional order
ISIL celebrates takeover of Nineveh province of Iraq, which borders Syria.
US Evacuating Americans from Baghdad
The United States has launched a mass evacuation of Americans in Baghdad to prevent a bloodbath.
There are around 4,000 Americans there.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, are not sending aid to help Iraq - Saudis are aiding the terrorists.
Iraq War Vets Angry
Iraq war veterans are angry Muslim terrorists re-took Iraq, and blame Washington DC and Baghdad for squandering gains made by American troops before they were pulled out in 2011.
Vets lost friends, became friends with the Iraqis
The Iraqis were supposed to pick up the ball but vets feel now that the effort training them was just a waste.
IRAQ WAR HERO BLASTS OBAMA'S WHITE FLAG
Obama 'more obsessed with ending the war than winning it'
Iraq is look like Vietnam
Let me take a moment to thank all US Gulf War vets for their service to free Iraq.
Dont be discouraged! You answered the call and served with honor.
What the wicked Assyrians in the US whitehouse are doing is NOT your fault!
Assyrians are Levant, ISIS, ISIL
Obama said any military action in Iraq would have to be targeted, precise and effective.
Obama sent the Assyrians. Obama is winning. Iraq and USA are losing. Obama is an Assyrian!
The secret codename for Barack Hussein Obama = Renegade - and indeed he is that and worse.
Iraq blocks Twitter, Facebook
June 14, 2014 The Iraqi government has blocked access to top social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, to hinder the Assyrians. Thousands are signing up to fight in Iraq.
Assyrians the wealthiest terrorists.
IRAN confirms 3 battalions of Revolutionary Guards units deployed in IRAQ to stem the rapid terrorists advances. Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.
Fighting ISIL/ISIS puts USA and Iran on the same side
June 14, 2014 Friday - American created a fragile Iraq in 2003 and it is now falling to Assyrians.
Barack Obama wont return U.S. troops to Iraq. He is happy its collapsing!
Months ago Baghdad had lost control of Anbar province.
IRAQI Shia PM Maliki never reached out to Sunnis, Kurds and other Iraqi minorities.
Maliki is most closely aligned with IRAN.
No help from U.S. military as escape routes cut off
June 13, 2014 Jerome Corsi - A U.S. contractor in Iraq said 200 American contractors were trapped by the Assyrians. Private contractors who have recently returned to the U.S. from Iraq said their colleagues were abandoned by the U.S. military and were fighting for their lives.
The surrounded Americans said they were under ISIS fire from small arms, AK47s, and rocket propelled grenades, or RPGs. U.S. forces were not assisting even with air cover so a private extradition flight could land for a rescue.
Baghdad prepares for the worst
13 June 2014 Iraq is breaking up. The Kurds have taken the northern oil city of Kirkuk that they have long claimed as their capital. Sunni Assyrians vow to capture Baghdad.
The 9 year Shia dominance over Iraq may be coming to an end.
Kurds wont give up Kirkuk.
Kurds wont give up Kirkuk
Iraq Vulnerable Christians
The Assyrians seriously imperil Christians.
The Kurdish may offer the best short-term hope for Christians now.
Christians have very few places of safety to which to run.
Christians fleeting violence in Baghdad often headed for the Mosul area. The Nineveh Plain formed the historic homeland of non-Arab Assyrians.
Syria was another key destination for Christians who were able to leave Iraq, but the civil war there made life even riskier across the border than at home, prompting some to return.
Mosul Christians have fled
The Assyrians looted and torched churches, and demanded that women wear the Islamic veil.
IRAN steps into IRAQ to help Bagdad
Baghdad is going to be overrun. The Green Zone is going down. - U.S. intelligence official
Iran is sending elite fighters to Iraq.
Iran put troops along its border with Iraq and has threatened to bomb Assyrians if they come within 60 miles of Iran border
Obama RELEASED warlord Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, head of ISIS, 5 years ago.
He was among the prisoners released from the U.S. Camp Bucca in Iraq, why is unclear.
Al Baghadadi troops took the Fallujah and Ramadi Iraq earlier this year.
Soon USA will be in Direct Confrontation with (ISIS / The Assyrians).
Sunni (Assyrians) push on Baghdad halted
June 15, 2014 Updated at 04:02 ET
Iraqi government forces backed by Shia and Kurds, are holding back the Sunni Assyrian terrorists north of Baghdad.
Govt helicopter strike killed 7 Kurds - supposedly by mistake.
Thousands of Shia have the Mahdi Army govt militias.
We knew the overthrow of Saddam Hussein would seriously destabilise Iraq.
Sir Christopher Meyer said the handling of the campaign against Saddam Hussein was "perhaps the most significant reason" for the sectarian violence now gripping Iraq. We are reaping what we sowed in 2003. This is not hindsight.
Interesting map here
ISIS Leader: ‘See You in New York’
When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi walked away from a U.S. detention camp in 2009, he threatened Long Island NY.
He said, I will see you guys in New York.
USS GHW Bush aircraft carrier moved into Persian Gulf
Since 2008 Obama has started TOO MANY WARS
Security increased at Baghdad embassy
June 16, 2014 Security was bolstered at the US Embassy in Baghdad and some staff evacutated, possibly to Basra and the Kurdish capital of Irbil in the north. Embassy staff was 5,000, the largest in the world.
IRAQ Sunni ISIS seize Tal Afar
The Sunni Assyrians in Iraq have captured Tal Afar.
US preparing for direct dialogue with Iran over ISIS threat in Iraq.
Shiite troops used rockets and helicopters in an attempt to stop them.
Families are trapped inside houses, they cant leave town, mass killing among civilians could result.
Tal Afar is home to mostly Shiite and Sunni Turkmen. Residents fear persecution by the invaders.
USS Mesa Verde enters Persian Gulf
The warship USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines onboard entered the Persian Gulf.
The USS GHW Bush (Sitting Duck) carrier also in Gulf.
The USS Mesa Verde is an amphibious transport dock, designed to carry an expeditionary force and deploy landing craft and helicopters.
The Mesa Verde carries Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
Are there any Americans alive in Iraq to rescue now?
US teams with Iran in Iraq
Iraq forces suffer new setback as US dialogues with Iran.
Obama may use nuclear talks as venue to discuss Iraq.
Iran President Rouhani said that Iraq had not asked for help from Iran.
Other reports say Iran troops already inside Iraq.
Iran has been a staunch Malik supporter .
Iran nuke talks in Vienna
Iraqi Christians flee
June 16, 2014 ALQOSH, Iraq — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled here repeatedly, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again, but this time few say they ever want to go back to their homes.
Alqosh is nestled at the base of a high craggy hill among rolling plains of wheat fields. The village's population of 6,000 is about half Christian and half ethnic Kurds. Located just outside the autonomous Kurdish zone of northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga have moved into the town to protect it.
During the past 11 years, at least half of the country's Christian population has fled the country, according to some estimates, to escape frequent attacks by Sunni Muslim militants targeting them and their churches.
Now many of those who held out and remained may be giving up completely after fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant swept over the city of Mosul and a broad swath of the country the past week.
In leaving, the Christians are emptying out communities that date back to the first centuries of the religion, including Chaldean, Assyrian and Armenian churches. The past week, some 160 Christian families — mosly from Mosul — have fled to Alqosh, mayor Sabri Boutani told The Associated Press, consulting first on the number with his wife by speaking in Chaldean, the ancient language spoken by many residents.
June 17, 2014 My comments
Trying to piece what is going on right now is frankly impossible.
I gathered links and put them in my forum, but NONE will be valid.
I have obtained information from various sources and put excerpts here today.
I strongly suspect Obamas intent is to give that huge US embassy in Bagdad to ISIS.
Obama armed then funded ISIS / the Assyrian Sunni terrorists and gave them their leader.
Saudi Arabia is backing ISIS.
Iraq govt is Shia - Obama is Sunni - he wants the Sunni terrorists to rule the midast - and world
Watch US have another - accident - and bomb our own again.
The STAGE is BEING SET for WORLD WAR 3
Investigator Doug Hagmann article. Muslim terror groups are in all states inside USA.
Americans need to step back and pay close attention at what is being engineered in Iraq, for life as we know it will soon change. Few fully understand the enormity of what they are seeing. Even fewer understand the big picture, all is not what it appears.
Iraq govt - ISIS - Baghdad
Sunni ISIS briefly took Baquba, just 60km (37 miles) from Baghdad in a clash with Iraqi Shia government forces.
The Kurd PM thinks Iraq may not stay together. DUH!
ISIS Surrounds Baghdad on 3 Sides, Controls Water Supplies to Capital
ISIS is dead serious on taking Baghdad. Cutting off the main water supplies to the country, while surrounding the capital, is a sure way to ensure a higher chance of victory.
ISIS has successfully taken control of water supplies, and as a result, may not even need to launch a full scale invasion of Baghdad.
ISIS shot down a government (USA) helicopter and said they destroyed several government tanks West of Baghdad, near Fallujah.
Obama will not - err - will send US troops to Iraq
If you like your doctor you can keep him.
Its a womans right to change her mind, but - the whitehouse?
Obama announces 275 US troops WILL be sent to Iraq to protect American embassy in Baghdad days after saying they would not return.
American troops are being deployed to Iraq nearly 3 years after they withdrew in 2011.
Obamafia are open to discussions with Tehran about military cooperation.
Drone strikes may be an option
The US Navy has sent yet another ship into the Persian Gulf, this time to carry Osprey combat helicopters
UK to re-open Iran embassy
June 17, 2014 William Hague to re-open Britain Embassy in Tehran IRAN.
Full diplomatic relations with Iran were suspended after attacks on the British embassy in Iran in 2011.
US marines for Iraq
June 17, 2014 USS Mesa Verde in the Gulf has 500 marines available to help evacuate Americans from Iraq. This is the first step of American return to Iraq as larger US naval, air and marine forces head for the Gulf ready for intervention in Iraq.
US to send 275 military personnel to Iraq to guard embassy from Sunni jihadists.
The White House said the US military personnel would help relocate some embassy staff from Baghdad to Arbil and Basra, as well as Amman.
U.S. Marines and Army troops have moved in to beef up security at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
The aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and five other warships are in the Persian Gulf. More than 500 Marines and dozens of helicopters are on standby.
A top priority, evacuate all Americans at the embassy if it comes to that.
Airstrikes on Iraqi targets are under consideration. Watch US have another - accident - and bomb our own again.
Iran is an ally of Iraq Shiite government. The ISIS are Sunni terrorists like Obama.
Given the forces at play, direct talks with Iranian officials are something some analysts favor.
US-Iran military cooperation in Iraq
USS George HW Bush is opposite Bahrain
The talks between Washington and Tehran on working together in Iraq
275 troops sent to Iraq to be followed by US naval, air and Marine forces are assembling in the Persian Gulf ready to go in.
Iran sent at least 2,000 troops and the Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimeni to Baghdad.
Israel declared war on the Palestinian Hamas.
U.S. trained ISIS in Jordan
June 18, 2014 Aaron Klein is a good source.
No surprise to me. I posted in 2013 Obama was training the Sunni terrorists.
ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors in Jordan.
In February 2012, WND.com reported the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian Sunni rebels - ISIS.
The training focused on use of anti-tank weaponry.
ISIS threatens to move on Jordan and kill King Abdullah.
MB have intended to take Jorden for 2 years - and I have reported it.
Saudi Arabia has been arming the ISIS. Obama has been aware.
I maintain ISIS taking Iraq has been part of the Obama plan all along.
One ISIS training camp is near Incirlik, Turkey, where American personnel and equipment are located.
Obama is an accomplice in the attacks threatening the Maliki government of Iraq.
IRAQ PM defies Obama
IRAQ Shiite PM defies US, moves opposite of Obama demands. Good!
Obama wants Maliki to embrace Sunni terrorists in Iraq govt.
Instead Maliki cracks down on traitors.
Maliki blamed Saudi Arabia for supporting terrorists.
Very interesting map here.
Rouhani (IRAN) and Hizballah in Iraq
June 18, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, echoed by Hellzballah Hassan Nasrallah, vowed to defend Shiite shrines in Karbala, Najaf, Khadhimiya and Samarra, Iraq.
Iran has pulled most Hellzballah out of Syria to fight ISIS in Iraq. 2,000 Iranian troops have been sent to Iraq. debka.com
IRAQ - ISIS attacks, shut down Baiji oil refinery
After taking control of the northern Iraqi town of Baiji, ISIS took refinery, shutting down the production of some 300,000 barrels of oil per day. debka.com
Foreign staff had evacuated. There were reports ISIS destroyed stores of oil after entering the complex. debka.com
Prophetic battle lines developing in IRAQ
June 18, 2014 Kurds, known as the Medes in the Bible, seize oil-rich region of northern Iraq, with prophetic implications
The Kurds (Biblical Medes) hate the Arabs and vice versa.
The Kurds are forming into their own nation, increasingly effective military force.
Please keep the Kurdish people in your prayers. There are a growing number of Christians living in Kurdistan.
ISIS Muslim jihadists are on the move towards Baghdad, leaving a trail of bloodshed and carnage in their wake.
ISIS objective is to seize control of all of Iraq, establish a jihadist state under Sharia law, and use Iraq to begin a global Islamic caliphate (kingdom).
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Mark 3:24
Kurds seized Kirkuk for themselves. (Praise the LORD!)
The Kurds are mostly Sunni Muslims, but not ethnically Arabs, and many Kurds hate the Arabs.
Kurds want their own nation, uniting Kurds living in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. Yet those national governments oppose creation of Kurdistan.
Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, God will allow the Kurds - Medes to gain power - and the Arabs to gain power and rebuild Babylon in the heart of Iraq.
The Book of Revelation indicates Babylon will be the epicenter of evil in the last days.
Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel indicate Babylon will be completely destroyed and uninhabitable. Isaiah 13:20
Bible prophecy indicates that God will raise up the Medes (Kurds) to be an instrument of judgment against Babylon.
Isaiah 13:17 and Jeremiah 51
Kurds, a beacon of hope
Prophetic battle lines developing in IRAQ
Obama wants Maliki to quit
June 19, 2014 Obama told Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki he must step down before US can intervene to stop the Sunni ISIS advance.
Obama is Sunni Muslim, he supports Sunni ISIS,
he will not bomb them, he wants them to CONTROL the WORLD.
Maliki requested the U.S. to assist his overnment with air strikes. But Obama wants Maliki to relinquish his post.
Shia Maliki is dismayed at the US betrayal.
Iran troops are in Iraq.
Shiite, Sunni and Kurd can NOT form any govt together, the Sunni are too evil.
I LIKE the FOLLOWING MUCH BETTER
Iraq Is Gone
The country of Iraq is dead, replaced by 3 successor states, Kurdistan, Shiastan and Sunnistan, said Gen. Michael Hayden.
Iraq is not going to be reconstituted, certainly not by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.'
3 years ago Obama made some stupid decisions.
We should now get comfy with the Kurds in Kurdistan, who have always been pro-American and actually have a functioning society and state right now. We should give help to the Maliki government. (I agree.)
Baghdad needs the Beiji oil refinery for Shiastan to survive.
Give ISIS Sunnistan, western Iraq and eastern Syria. (The old Assyria, a terror state.)
Eric Phelps on the radio said US troops are being sent there to be killed.
Special forces sent to Iraq - TARGETS
June 20, 2014 They will only survive by disobeying orders!
Obama is sending about Navy SEALs and Army Rangers to Iraq.
This is proof Obama intends them to be TARGETS. Obama has ensured these elite are killed thru various means.
Oh you wont hear CNN tell you that!
The White House is deploying 300 military advisers (SEALs, Ranger) to Iraq to assess the situation. These guys know how NOT to get themselves killed, but Obama knows how to get them killed.
If these guys obey orders they will die. They will only survive by disobeying.
Truth is scary, I know.
I usually dont bother to get CNN news as its idiocy.
Dick Cheney on Iraq
Nope, you cant trust him either, sorry about that.
US Military Refuses To Obey Unconstitutional Goverment
So Obama will use the U.N. who will be glad to fire on Americans.
UN tanks, trucks, armored vehicles, mobilized - inside USA. WHY?
OK I dont like this guy either but dont throw out the baby with the bathwater.
ISIS CREATED BY CIA
Muslim name for ISIS is Daash. Daash / ISIS created by CIA and so is also alqaeda etc
Isis is an Egyptian goddess of magic, fertility and motherhood, and death, healing and rebirth.
That coincides with the NWO motto of - Out of chaos (death) - order (rebirth) and their logo the phoenix.
New World Order, Mark of the Beast, 666
Egyptian god Anubis - You may wish to review this
WAR for Baiji and Tal Afar
Sunni ISIS and Shia government forces war for the Baiji oil refinery and Tal Afar airport in northern Iraq.
Rebels surround Baiji refinery.
ISIS says it has downed two military helicopters around the Baiji refinery.
ISIS seized a chemical weapons factory in Muthanna, north-west of Baghdad.
FOG OF WAR AKA BELIEVE NOTHING
ISIS flag flies over key Iraq refinery, Baghdad says soldiers still hold it
What is happening in Iraq
June 20, 2014 Eeeeveryone has an opinion.
As ISIS usurps a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS / ISIL / Levant.
The frequent name changes allowed ISIS to rapidly flourish and achieve dominance in Iraq.
Sometimes RT is good, other times it has no value. DISCERN.
300 US military advisers wont stop ISIS
US joint operations in Baghdad and the North.
DEBKA reports have become nothing but propaganda and nearly useless.
Iraq requested US air support, including drone strikes and more surveillance. Obama wants a Sunni terrorist govt and told Shia Maliki to quit.
Iraq may break up into pseudo states. Already has.
A Kurdish state in the north, a Shiite state in the south, and Sunni terrorists in western, central and eastern Iraq, up to Baghdad.
Eric Phelps on the radio said US troops are being sent there to be killed.
EJP is Eric Phelps
Saudi arabia is behind ISIS and obama
Turkey supports a Kurdistan Iraq - thats NEW. I think they just want Kurds to leave Turkey.
ISIS has WMD - Chemical Weapons
June 20, 2014 ISIS Sunni Muslim jihadists either took Iraq Chemical Weapons or they didnt. The news is too conflicting for me to report any other way. My own best guess is, they have them.
Sarin degrades after a period of several weeks to several months.
ISIS Terrorists Seize Iraq Chemical Weapons, Mustard Gas, Sarin, VX. The Demoncrats want to deny it because they have said all along Sadam didnt have chems. To which I say - how did he kill Kurds - bug spray? Remember ALL media are controlled and we cant trust them.
The Iraq terrorists were jihading in syria - could have that wmd too.
ISIS gets IRAQI WMDs
ISIS may have access to a secret sarin poison gas production facility in northeast Iraq as a result of a new alliance with a top military commander who previously was an aide to Saddam Hussein.
ISI may be working with Adnan al-Dulaimi, known for his expertise in making sarin.
The State Dept acknowledged that ISIS has captured a stockpile of old chemical weapons at the Al Muthanna chemical weapons production complex.
The coalition of terrorists includes Sunni Naqshbandi Army, underground Baathists.
ISIS Baghdadi gained access to facility that produces sarin nerve gas under the direction of former Iraqi Military Industries Brig. Gen. Adnan al-Dulaimi.
ISIS terrorists in Iraq have now taken over what once was Saddam Husseins chemical-weapons manufacturing plant, which still contains a stockpile of old weapons, according to the Wall Street Journal. WSJ has printed far too many lies, made stuff up.
Former VP Dick Cheney said, You got to go back and look at the track record. We inherited a situation where there was no doubt about the extent of Saddams involvement in weapons of mass destruction.
ISIS Terrorists Just Seized Iraqi Chemical Weapons Democrats Said Never Existed.
This is probably a better link that most - but
Al Muthana Chemical Weapons Complex
Sunni in Iraq Occupy Chemical Weapons Facility
Iraq Isis jihadists seize Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpile
IRAN in IRAQ
June 21, 2014 Mookie is back - remember him? He WAS bad is he good now?
Shia cleric Moqtada (Mookie) Sadr has rallied followers for a military parade across Iraq.
Thousands of Shia militia loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr have paraded through the streets of Baghdad, raising sectarian tensions.
Mehdi Army fighters have rallied in Baghdad.
The Mookie Mehdi Army fought the US in Iraq for years.
ISIS is battling Maliki Shia government forces for the Baiji oil refinery.
Shia, most of them ethnic Arabs, form 65% of Iraq population.
Sunni Arabs dominated Iraq under (Sunni-Baath) Saddam Hussein and their persecution of the Shia.
Proxy War - Mideast chessgame
Putin Offers Support to PM Maliki
Obama wants the removal of the elected Iraqi Prime Minister, which is shaping up to be a proxy war.
Obama supports Iran intervention in Iraq
Saudi Arabia aiding the ISIS forces wants to remain friendly with the US but is antagonistic to the Iraq regime.
Iran is willing to enter Iraq and protect its holy sites
Sunni Qatar is supporting the Syrian rebels and likely ISIS
Russia and China are oddly missing from the scene. We expect that to change soon.
No one can have a global proxy war without them.
Putin was waiting for was for Obama to pick sides first. (not Maliki)
Putin announces support for Maliki.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken by phone to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
They also discussed bilateral cooperation.
Kirkuk, the Jerusalem of Kurdistan
Kurds refer to Kirkuk as their Jerusalem.
Kurds make headway in northern Iraq, may push for independence.
Kurds have been quietly building their own stable political system in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, granted to them by the Iraqi Constitution of 2005.
Kurdistan began to independently export crude oil via Turkey.
ISIS has taken Tel Afar west of Mosul.
Iraq is now divided into a Shiite south and center including Baghdad, Sunni-ISIS west and Kurdistan north.
The biggest winners apart perhaps from ISIS are the Iraqi Kurds. The conflict has enabled the Kurds independence in northern Iraq.
Kirkuk sits on an area of vast oil wealth
The emergence of Kurdistan oil power is now a reality. The Kurds have already built a link that connects Kirkuk to their pipeline to Turkey.
Kurdish PM Nechirvan Barzani said the Peshmerga will not assist the Iraqi army.
Retired Kurds return to war
Iraq war drags in Iran. Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani called on all retired Kurd fighters to return to their units.
TERRORISTS seize Iraqi weapons plant
When a news site reports - militants - instead of - TERRORISTS - for Muslims, its NOT a trustworthy website.
ISIS seized Al Muthanna complex, a chemical weapons facility once part of the military arsenal of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein.
The facility contains a stockpile of weapons.
Reinforcements already sent to strengthen defences at the US Baghdad embassy.
Just like in old testament times!
Fighting between Sunni terrorists kills 17
Sunni have turned on one another in the Kirkuk province, leaving 17 dead.
Clashes broke out between ISIS and ISIL and Saddams Naqshbandiyah - who would not give up their weapons and swear allegiance to ISIS.
ISIS seizes Iraqi-Syrian border crossing at Qaim
DEBKAfile June 21, 2014 Sunni ISIS seized the Qaim border crossing between Iraq and Syria Saturday. The jihadists, fighting to establish an Islamist state spanning Iraq and Syria, can now more easily transfer weapons and heavy equipment between their two battlefields.
A NEW DANGEROUS ISLAMIC caliphate has been born and World War 3 has commenced
IRAQ is 3 now - Kurdistan, Sunnistan and Shiastan
BAGDAD is in Shiastan
Muslim name for ISIS is Daash. Daash / ISIS / alqaeda all created by CIA
ITs ALL a CHESS GAME! NOTHING is REAL!
Kurdish fighters appeal for Western airstrikes against Isis
Kurds cannot defeat ISIS without Western help. How sad. They dont know ISIS is the CIA.
Kurdistan warned U.S. about ISIS in Iraq months ago
June 23, 2014 Kurdistan has a 600-mile front in northern Iraq along territory controlled by ISIS.
John Kerry in Baghdad, Shiastan (IRAQ)
Kerry arrives unannounced in Baghdad
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad from Cairo Monday to threaten duly elected Shiite PM Nouri al-Maliki, Sunni and Kurdish leaders.
BAGDAD lives in fear, expects the worst
Baghdad gripped by anxiety as stores are shuttered, incoming flights arrive half empty, and roadblocks are set up.
Baghdad is not under any immediate threat of falling.
Outgoing flights to Kurdistan are booked solid through late July as those who can flee.
ISIS has seized major areas of 5 provinces.
John Kerry in Baghdad as Isis seizes more towns
The question is no longer whether Iraq is splitting up, but whether that process can somehow be reversed. The odds are not good.
John Kerry arrived in Baghdad, as Sunni ISIS expands control of towns across north-western Iraq.
ISIS seeks control of a dam near the city of Haditha, its destruction could damage the electrical grid.
On Sunday Isis captured border crossings to Syria and Jordan.
They also control Tal Afar and its airport.
BBC maps are always good, their reporting isnt.
Kerry and Maliki hold Baghdad talks as Isis take border towns - live updates
US secretary of state to call for inclusive Iraqi government
Insurgents seize crossings along border with Syria and Jordan
Mounting concern about Britons joining jihad
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Iran opposes US intervention in Iraq
Civilians killed in air strikes on Tikrit, residents claim
John Kerry in Egypt to mend ties and discuss Iraq
June 23, 2014 SoS John Kerry arrived in Cairo for a surprise visit and talks with Egyptian President Sisi. He landed the day after Saudi King Abdullah arrived at Cairo airport and invited Sisi for a conference on board his plane.
Will John Kerry have IRAQ Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki assassinated?
IRAQSYRIAJORDAN borders crumble...
Jihadists now using American Humvees in Syria...
ISIS Hoodies, T-Shirts for Sale Online as Islamist 'Brand' Goes Global...
AAA: Gas Prices Up 9 Days In A Row Amid Iraq Turmoil...
ISLAMIC LAW SPREADS IN IRAQ...
REPORT: Judge Who Sentenced Saddam to Death is Captured and Executed by ISIS...
BLAIR: Removing him did not cause this crisis...
Insurgents capture fourth town...
Rand Paul blames crisis on Bush administration...
Cheney: 'We've got a hell of a problem'...
Kerry arrives on scene...
Yeah, look how this Hegelian Dialectic game is really spinning out of control now - the "truth" movement has been pushing this "Obama the Hitler-esque Dictator" idea. The "truth" movement LOVES Ron/Rand Paul. Rand Paul points fingers at Cheney(and gives Obama a pass). Dick Cheney points fingers at Obama.
Is it just me, or is anyone else finding this little sideshow mildly entertaining?
As for Dick Cheney - I know these elections are pre-determined and rigged, but nonetheless the GOP voters SHOULD have SENSED something was WRONG when he was picked to be Bush's VP running mate in 2000(especially with alot of other attractive hot shot candidates to choose from).
ISIS takes Baiji main oil refinery
June 24, 2014 Local tribes to manage it.
Baiji refines the crude for domestic consumption, including for transportation and power stations, sparking fears of shortages.
The Baiji refinery, in Salahuddin province, supplies a third of Iraq refined fuel and the battle has already led to petrol rationing.
The refinery had been under siege for 10 days.
ISIS is now bearing down on a vital dam near Haditha and have captured all border crossings to Syria and Jordan.
Kerry in Kurdistan
John Kerry arrived in Irbil Iraq to threaten Kurd President Massoud Barzani.
WHY do I say Kerry is threatening the Kurds? Based on history!
ISIS finally took control of the Baiji oil refinery. The Kurds seized Kirkuk after Maliki government troops fled. Barzani joined calls for Nouri al-Maliki to quit.
Iraq orphans in Kurdistan
June 24, 2014 Iraq widows and orphans are afraid for their future.
People in Kurdistan believe they will survive the crisis, even with a shortage of fuel.
But the refugees think that the situation in the country will become worse.
Erbil, Kurdistan is only 60 kilometers from the terrorist state of Sunnistan (Anbar).
Businesses are still prospering, partially due to high inflow of refugees who come from all parts of Iraq.
Though the city has oil, they are running scarce of fuel due to the fighting with ISIS.
Jordan bombs ISIS
June 24, 2014 Jordan air force bombs ISIS which is also at Saudi border.
Both the US and Israel have pacts to defend the throne of Jordan King Abdullah.
The Jordanian air force hit ISIS June 23, as they drove into into the kingdom through the Turaibil border crossing. The jets destroyed 4 vehicles.
Jordan called up military reserves Sunday, after discovering ISIS targeted Amman.
By seizing Turaibil, the Islamists were able to cut off the main Iraqi-Jordanian artery for trade and travel between the two countries.
They may have been stopped for now by the Jordanian air strike.
ISIS in Saudi Arabia
Truly odd Saudi asks Egypt for help, when Saudi has been backing ISIS.
US and Israel are keeping track of the Sunni terrrorists rapid advances.
A desert separates Amman from the Iraqi border, ISIS easy to spot.
They have cells planted in most Jordanian towns to help them make their way across.
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi discussed ISIS.
The Saudi king wanted to hear Sisi promise to reward the oil kingdom and Gulf emirates for the financial aid with a pledge of Egyptian military help.
Kerry canvassed Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish leaders for a consensual candidate to lead an Iraq government. NOTHING John Kerry says has ANY meaning. Ever.
IRAQ is 3 now - Kurdistan, Sunnistan and Shiastan
BAGDAD is in Shiastan
Muslim name for ISIS is Daash. Daash / ISIS / alqaeda all created by CIA
Isis is an Egyptian goddess of magic, fertility, motherhood, and death, healing and rebirth.
That coincides with the NWO motto of - Out of chaos (death) - order (rebirth) and their logo the phoenix.
NOTHING John Kerry says has ANY meaning. Ever.
UN: At least 1,075 killed in Iraq in June
GENEVA (AP) — More than 1,000 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq this month as Sunni insurgents overtook key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday.
The new findings from the U.N. human rights team in Iraq show the casualty rate from violence and terror already in June is among the highest since the U.S. troop pullout from the country 2-1/2 years ago.
The U.N. team reported at least 1,075 people killed this month across Iraq. That toll included 757 civilians in the Ninevah, Diyala and Salahuddin provinces in northern and central Iraq from June 5-22, as troops led by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad failed to stop the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. It said another 599 civilians were injured.
U.N. human rights office spokesman Rupert Colville cautioned however that the figure "should be viewed very much as a minimum," and said it included "summary executions" and extra-judicial killings of civilians, police and soldiers who had signaled that they were no longer combatants.
The U.N. team said another 318 people were killed and 590 injured during the same time in Baghdad and areas in the south, many of them from least six separate vehicle-borne bombs. It also is trying to verify "a number of alleged human rights violations" since the ISIL advances in early June, Colville told reporters in Geneva.
But the numbers provide new evidence that Iraq is grappling with its worst surge in violence since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006 and 2007, when the country was pushed to the brink of civil war despite the presence of tens of thousands of U.S. troops.
Colville also said that kidnappings of foreigners and others continue in the northern provinces and Baghdad, including 48 Turkish citizens taken from Turkey's consulate when ISIL captured Mosul and 40 Indian nationals who had been working for an Iraqi construction company.
But he said 16 Georgians reported kidnapped 10 days ago have been released, and 44 other foreign workers abducted by ISIL when they captured Dawr, near Tikrit, were also freed and returned safely after local tribal leaders negotiated between the Iraqi army and ISIL.
"Tragically some of those who have been abducted have been subsequently found dead, and summary executions also apparently continue to take place," Colville said.
While the violence has been nowhere as widespread as it was more than a half-decade ago during the U.S.-led international military presence, it is fast-increasing with the Sunni insurgency added to the bombings and shootings that still happen nearly every day. According to U.N. figures, the casualty rate from the violence and terror in Iraq this month is among the highest of the past three years.
The casualty rate is one-third higher than a month ago, when the U.N. said at least 799 Iraqis were killed and 1,108 injured. The dead in May — which was previously the high for 2014 — included 459 civilians, 196 Iraqi security force members and 144 civilian police.
In April, 750 Iraqis were killed and another 1,541 were injured, the U.N. said. That included 470 civilians, 140 civilian police and 140 Iraqi security force members.
US forces arrive in Baghdad
June 25, 2014 The first of 300 US troops arrived in Bagdad. The rest are expected within days.
Iraq problems are much bigger than Nouri al-Maliki
3 Iran border guards killed in attack from Iraq
An attack near Iran western border with Iraq killed 3 Iranian border guards, one was a commander, while patrolling Kermanshah province.
Shiite Iran supports the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
Babel of war
June 26, 2014 Iraqi Shiite leader Sadr vows to defeat ISIS
Shiastan (southern IRAQ) is becoming greater Persia.
The radical Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr vowed to shake the ground under Sunni Isis.
His Mahdi Army militiamen paraded in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.
As US forces reach Baghdad, Iran and Saudi airlift weapons to opposing sides in Iraq.
Cargo planes from IRAN were landing daily at Baghdad carrying tons of military equipment.
Saudi arms are flowing overland and by airlift to the Iraqi Sunni tribes fighting with ISIS.
Saudi arms convoys are crossing the border into Iraq with Saudi and Jordanian air force cover and heading north up to the Syrian border.
ISIS are refurbishing the bases west of Baghdad, which has two long runways and hangars for fighter planes and helicopters.
June 24 Syrian warplanes, on a tip from Iran tried to damage the partially repaired runways inside Anbar Iraq to prevent any more Saudi air shipments from landing.
Those air strikes left 57 dead and 120 wounded, most of them Iraqi civilians.
Neither Iran nor Riyadh had consulted Washington before they organized arms shipments to Iraq.
Syria air strikes on ISIS
Iraq PM Maliki confirmed that Syria carried out air strikes inside Iraq.
Syrian fighter jets bombed ISIS near Qaim.
John Kerry - Obama want Maliki out
Maliki is also accused of ruling unilaterally and escalating tensions against Kurdish and Sunni communities.
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have openly criticized Maliki and pushed for laws to limit his authority.
ISIS is the most efficient, disciplined, and well-funded jihadist group in history, and it cannot have arrived at this position without external support.
RT is full of propaganda, I pulled excerpts.
Beiji oil refinery video
Chaos theory, ISIS and Western foreign policy (humor)
I am reporting as I see things, not as article is written.
June 27, 2014 Saudi Arabia King Abdullah calls up Saudi armed forces, Egyptian troops ready to fly to Arabia.
June 26 Saudi King Abdullah summoned a meeting and ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against terrorist threats. This meant a general call-up of military units for a high level of preparedness.
DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that Egypt is assembling an expeditionary commando force to fly to Saudi Arabia and bolster its border defenses.
This flurry of Saudi-Egyptian military steps comes in the wake of intelligence gathered by Saudi reconnaissance planes showing Iraqi Al Qaeda-linked Sunni fighters (ISIS) heading for the Saudi border and aiming to seize control of the Iraqi-Saudi crossing at Ar Ar (pop: 200,000).
This reads as if Kerry told Jordan and Arabia NOT to defend from ISIS.
Remember - Obama trained, equipt and sent ISIS.
Obama is funding BOTH SIDES - Hegelian dialectic - and he wants congress to give him MORE money for ISIS in Syria.
Syrian warplanes (most reports) tried to damage the partially repaired runways inside Iraq to prevent any more Saudi air shipments from landing. One report said this was an Iranian plane. I dont know.
6 countries are involved in IRAQ, the US, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
YES it gets confusing, as both Saudi Arabia and Jordan kings are Abdullah.
There is an interesting history between these 2 nations.
SAUDI ARABIA NEWS
US taxpayers to fund ISIS
June 27, 2014 The White House asked Congress for $500 million to aid (ISIS aka Syrian rebels).
Obama wants to force out the elected Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Obama put in the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist in Egypt. Thank GOD General Sisi threw them out.
The Muslim Chuck Hagel ordered the Pentagon to train and equip ISIS terrorists.
Russian jets to aid the fight against Sunni rebels in Iraq
Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the country’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki said.
Maliki complained about not getting US fighter jets - but - those we sent them, ISIS took!
ISIS threatening to take control of Balad Airbase, Iraq, still plenty of vehicles and aircraft there.
ISIS couldnt operate the aircraft there - unless of course ISIS is CIA.
Iraq helicopter crashes
June 27, 2014 BAGHDAD / ERBIL
Iraqi forces launched an air assault on Tikrit, commandos flown into a stadium in helicopters, one crashed after taking fire. The helicopters were shot at as they flew low over the city and landed in a university stadium.
Army snipers were positioning themselves on tall buildings in the university complex.
Iraq government forces fighting back to defend the oil refinery at Baiji.
Shiites call ISIL / ISIS heretics who should be killed.
U.S. has armed drones over Baghdad
Shiites call ISIL / ISIS heretics who should be killed.
Well now thats hopeful for a coalition govt! Sunni - the true terrorists - call Shia the heretics to be killed.
Christians flee Qaraqosh
June 28, 2014 - 10,000 men, women and children fled the Christian majority town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq after it was attacked.
The residents left in a hurry, heading toward Aribl, Kurdistan.
The majority of the population in Qaraqosh was Syriac Catholic (Maronite).
What's Really Happening in Iraq?
Tom Doyle, author of Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World, offers a unique insight into what's happening in the Middle East right now and how Christians can respond.
We are watching the opening of WW3
ISIS keeps Tikrit
June 29, 2014 Iraqi Maliki forces trying to retake Tikrit from Isis have pulled back.
Government troops launched an assault with tanks, armoured vehicles and air support.
Isis captured Tikrit June 11th.
Isis shot down a helicopter and captured the pilot.
No surprise. Any equipment sent to Iraq will be taken by Isis Sunni terrorists.
Russian Su-24 jets arrive in Iraq
The first ten Russian Sukhoi (Su-24) fighter jets arrived in Iraq for the fight against ISIS.
The fighter jets will be stationed at a southern airbase. These secondhand attack aircraft will enter service within a few days.
Iraq ordered Russian helicopter fighters also.
On Saturday, the Maliki Shia government said it had retaken the northern city of Tikrit, but this is uncertain.
ISIL offensive a US plot
IRAN accused USA of being behind middle east terrorists.
ISIS in Iraq is a plot devised by world powers.
Sometimes the enemy is right. It is the NWO.
Armed US drones over Baghdad
Saudi, Jordan deploys tanks. Evidently ISIS got the Haditha dam, sadly.
Unmanned aerial vehicles flying over Baghdad would be armed in order to defend the US Embassy in the Green Zone.
Haditha dam on the Euphrates is the key to the water supply of most of Iraq including Baghdad. With its capture, ISIS will have gained control of northern oil refineries and pipeline networks.
John Kerry in Jordan estimated that the Syrian Sunni ISIS rebels in Jordan could be deployed in Iraq for fighting ISIS. BIG MISTAKE! US military trained ISIS!
Israel is expending all its resources to find 3 boys kidnapt when thumbing a ride, as wars surround Israel on its borders.
ISIS Sunni terrorists have grabbed wide stretches of Iraq and knock on the doors of Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
My friend Ed had a vision of Syrians entering Israel from the east to attack.
Israel trusting Obama endangers all Israelis greatly.
Rise of ISIS Heightens Threat of Terrorism to West, Experts Warn
The military success of al Qaeda-inspired terrorists in Iraq is a propaganda coup for the recruitment of Western jihadists who could pose a domestic terror threat to countries including the United States, intelligence experts say.
The rapid advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is creating an online buzz that is “very attractive” to potential foreign fighters – and a national security headache for counter-terrorism officials around the world.
An estimated 12,000 foreign fighters are already believed to be helping ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Around 3,000 of those are believed to be from Western nations - including about 100 from America. The recent release of an ISIS propaganda video featuring English-speaking jihadists from Britain and Australia is aimed at boosting those numbers.
The already-slick ISIS online propaganda campaign targeting would-be Western fighters has exploded, experts say.
"Since the incursion of ISIS in Iraq, I don’t think I’ve ever seen jubilation this high," said Joseph Carter, research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at London’s Kings College. "The ISIS hashtag, which averaged about 1,000 hits before the Iraqi invasion, is now averaging 30,000 to 40,000 hits on some days. We are seeing Facebook pages of Western foreign fighters standing on top of Humvees on what used to be U.S. military equipment.”
Shiraz Maher, senior research fellow at ICSR, added: “These are very young men and it seems pretty cool when you see your buddies standing on tanks with Kalashnikovs - you want to be part of that. For that kid who thinks, 'This is cool, I want to be part of the winning team,' who’s attracted to that sort of thing and who is likely to go for the adventure, it’s a very attractive proposition right now.”
Richard Barrett, former head of counter-terrorism at Britain’s MI6 spy agency, said: “It’s potentially quite alluring because it’s an opportunity which won’t appear again and, if you are that age when you are attracted to go and do that adventurous unknown, and engage in a foreign war … it doesn’t get any better than this. I think more people will go and fight for whatever reason.”
He mentioned the case of a young Florida man, named by the State Department as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who was suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing in Syria last month.
Barrett, who is now senior vice president of the New York-based Soufan Group, added: “The fact is that Americans have gone [to Syria] and also quite recently we saw a young man from Florida. He seemed a perfectly normal guy, seemed well-socialized … seems very cheerful, enjoying himself … and blows himself up. So it’s really hard for the rest of us to understand what is driving that person to take that kind of action.
“So we can assume that, although it may be distant … there are going to be enough people who are seriously motivated by the thought of participation to see the number of Americans increase.”
Radicalized Westerners returning to their old lives are considered the biggest terror risk in many European countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month described it as “the most serious threat to Britain's security that there is today."
A French national who fought in Syria is the suspect the killing of four tourists at the Jewish museum in Brussels on May 24 - the first deadly terror attack in Europe directly linked to the Syrian battlefield. In Spain, suspected militants were arrested on June 16 on suspicion of recruiting fighters for ISIS.
The increased online buzz is placing a huge strain on intelligence services in the West as they try to monitor and contain the threat from radicalized Muslims.
Britain’s former top counter-terrorism detective told NBC News that police in the U.K. are now being contacted “every day” by people concerned that family members or neighbors could be preparing to fight for ISIS.
“I think that number is going up and up and up as people are watching what's happening and the horrors of Syria and Iraq,” said Cressida Dick, who until last week was head of specialist operations for London’s Metropolitan Police. “Some people returning from Syria and Iraq will undoubtedly simply just return and carry on normal lives. A proportion, if they are not killed or arrested on the way back, may pose a threat here.”
About 300 fighters have already returned to Britain from Syria. “While not every one of them poses a threat, clearly there is potential for a large number of them to be of concern,” a senior British intelligence source said. “It’s simply not possible to monitor so many people for 24 hours a day for an unlimited amount of time. There just aren't the resources."
In the past 18 months, British authorities have arrested 65 people returning from Syria and government ministers say they are approving spy warrants every week to allow security services to monitor potential British-based terrorists. U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May warned on Monday that terrorists in Iraq were “just a few hours flying time” from Britain “and want to attack us.”
However, Dick said heightened concern about the risk of radicalized Muslims had also led to more proactive calls to police. “More and more people are saying: ‘I absolutely don’t want my brother, son, father, mother - whoever it is - to go out there and I will do everything to stop them, and that includes telling the police’.”
Michael Leiter, NBC News' counter-terrorism and national security analyst, said he was "flabbergasted" by the extent of the problem posed by jihadists travelling abroad to fight and then returning to the West.
"For the United States and Western Europe, this is a very significant threat –- probably as significant and complex a threat as we have faced since 9/11," Leiter said. "The numbers involved are vastly higher than in previous conflicts such as Afghanistan and Somalia or Yemen. ISIS advances in Iraq brings the problem of more Western recruits and access to resources in captured areas such as money and military-grade equipment."
He added: "They are very hard to track because the route in and out of Iraq and Syria is through mainstream Europe. All they have to do is travel through, for example, Turkey and we don’t know if they’ve joined in a war or gone on a summer break."
Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state' in Iraq and Syria
June 30, 2014 Isis jihadists established a caliphate (Islamic state) in the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria, and proclaimed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph, leader for Muslims everywhere.
Israel called for an independent Kurdistan.
Blackwater Iraqi chief threatened to kill US govt. inspector
Blackwater allegedly threatened to kill a government investigator probing the firm’s Iraqi operation. The US embassy sided with him and forced the inspector to cut the visit short.
The shocking insight into the relations between the US State Department and the company hired to protect government employees in Iraq.
Documents which were turned over to plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Blackwater, including a memo describing the incident submitted by the investigator, Jean C. Richter, to his superiors in Washington.
Among charges storing of automatic weapons and ammunition in Blackwater employees’ private rooms.
John Kerry and Joe Biden wanted to divide IRAQ into 3 back in 2006.
The more I hear ISIS is the CIA - the more I believe it.
Netanyahu support Kurds independence
Israel must prepare for ISIS infiltration into Jordan by building security barrier from Eilat to Golan Heights, says PM.
LOL! There is NO TIME to do that!
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a stand in support of Kurdish independence.
He also warned that Israel must prepare for infiltration of ISIS Sunni terrorists via Jordan by building a security barrier along that border that would run from Eilat all the way up to the Golan Heights.
* My friend Ed has SEEN THIS in a vision - it WILL occur.
Putin’s Pilots Set to Fly Over Iraq
While the Obama administration struggles to speed up delivery of U.S. military assistance to the government of Iraq, Vladimir Putin has already delivered not only fighter jets but also the pilots needed to fly them, diplomatic sources told The Daily Beast.
On Monday, Russian television trumpeted the arrival of the first 5 of 12 promised Sukhoi Su-25 combat fighter jets to the Iraqi government, saying it had also sent “trainers” to help the Iraqis use them. Gen. Anwar Hama Ameen, the commander of the Iraqi Air Force, told the New York Times the fighter jets would enter the battle against ISIS within a few days, after which the Russian trainers would leave Iraq. He claimed Iraq had plenty of pilots with “long experience” flying the Su-25.
Perhaps. But diplomatic sources told The Daily Beast that Russian pilots will fly the planes due to a lack of Iraqi pilots with the proper training. The Su-25 planes were used in the Iraq-Iran war but have not been employed in Iraq since at least 2002, when Iraq’s military was controlled by the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein.
The Russian assistance to Iraq is not a strategic decision by Moscow to commit to a long-term security relationship with Iraq, the sources said, but rather a limited measure to address the ISIS crisis. It’s also a convenient way to draw a public distinction between Moscow and Washington, whose direct military assistance to Iraq has been minimal and slow.
Iran attack jets deployed to help Iraq fight Isis
Iran has supplied Iraq with attack jets to help it counter an offensive by Isis.
Russia supplied an initial delivery of the aircraft just a few days ago.
But London said that a further delivery 1 July, originates from Iran.
This means that the US is operating alongside Iran in this conflict.
Washington DC is supplying Iraq with Hellfire missiles. O dear.
Saudi Arabia deploys soldiers on Iraq border
July 3, 2014 Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew.
Sunni terrorists target Baghdad
July 5, 2014 Will Russia and Iran beat Obama - AGAIN?
IRAQ terrorists target Baghdad military air base. US ponders air strike ahead of Iran and Russia
Sunni tribal allies are advancing on the al-Muthanna military air base at Baghdad airport.
Sunni Muslim terrorists are descending on Bagdad airport from the north and west in armored US vehicles.
Isis calculated that there is no need to conquer Bagdad - yet.
Seizing the air field will afford them control of Baghdad air space and provide a forward base for bombing forays in different quarters of the city.
Maliki withdrew his army from Karbala, clearing the way for Isis.
This may force US air or missile operations.
US assault planes are at the Baghdad air base which Iran and Russia delivered in the last 10 days to help Maliki fight the Sunni Islamists. They are all designed for striking ground targets. Iran sent 8 fighters and Russian sent 6.
Obama could order air strikes before America is beaten by Tehran or Moscow.
Russia and Iran have both ALWAYS beaten Obama, so -
Caliph Bagdadi, Sunnistan (IRAQ)
July 6, 2014 In Islam, a caliph is a successor of Mohammad, sorta the pope of Islam.
Terror chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (big daddy - haha) called on all the Muslims
in the world to bear arms and come to Iraq to fight for the caliphate he established.
Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in first video
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamist militant group Isis, has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon.
Video surfaced 24 hours after rumours that Baghdadi had been killed.
Islam teaches their Mahdi will die then return - just as Christianity Revelation chapter 13.
Baghdadi has been appointed caliph by the jihadist group, which has seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria.
Shia, Sunni and Christian targets were destroyed
The video appears to have been filmed on Friday during a sermon at the al-Nouri Mosque in Mosul, northern Iraq.
It surfaced on Saturday amid reports that he had been killed or wounded in an Iraqi air raid.
Baghdadi praised the establishment of the Islamic state declared by Isis June 29th.
What is a caliphate?
An Islamic state ruled by a Caliph, the political and religious leader.
Caliphs are regarded by their followers as successors to the Prophet Muhammad and the leader of all Muslims.
The last caliphate was abolished in 1924 by Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire which included Arabia
What is a caliphate
Chrislam is nazism, spiritual treason
Maliki government in Iraq says video posted online alleging to show Abu Bakr el-Baghdadi praying in northern city of Mosul was falsified.
They claim wounded Baghdadi was transferred to Syria for medical treatment.
IRAQistan ISIS jihadists demolish mosques
Isis has been demolishing mosques around Mosul in Nineveh province with explosives and bulldozers.
Crosses at the front of Mosul Chaldean cathedral and Syrian Orthodox cathedral were removed and replaced with the black jihad flag.
When Isis destroys mosques it causes me to believe even more strongly they are NOT Muslim, and perhaps ARE CIA. Black flag on cathedral is indicative of Chrislam - a nazi blend of Christian and Islam, which is NOT Christianity at all. You CANT blend Light (Christ) with Darkness - Satanic Islam.
Obama may have isis mixed in with our border criminal illegals.
ISIS caliphate threatens Western Journalists
July 7, 2014 ISIS caliphate has threatened foreign journalists with death if they dare write against them. LOL! Muslims are THE WORST for lying propaganda which get the innocent killed!
Islam is not to be feared - its to be EXTERMINATED off the earth!
How many Muslim children has Isis killed?
ISIS has committed numerous atrocities against Muslims in areas under their control.
Isis has amassed great assets during its blitz in Iraq, seizing oil refinery, a chemical weapons facility, and becoming the worlds richest terrorist organization by looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) from banks in Mosul.
Islam, caliphate, media ignorance
Iraqi parliament to meet early next week
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament Tuesday officially rescheduled its next session for early next week after criticism over initial plans for a five-week break, amid pressure for political leaders to agree on a new government that can confront militants who have overrun much of the country's north and west.
Acting parliament speaker Mahdi al-Hafidh said in a statement that after considering the "national interests," the next session will be on Sunday instead of Aug. 12.
He warned that any delay in forming a new government "will jeopardize Iraq's security and democracy and will increase the suffering of Iraqis." He also called on all political rivals to "shoulder their responsibilities and set aside their differences to fight terrorism to put Iraq back on democracy path."
Al-Hafidh's statement made official what he had said late Monday was a "preliminary agreement" among political leaders to skip the long break and move the next session up to Sunday.
Lawmakers are under pressure to quickly form a new government that can unite the country and roll back the insurgents. The legislature held its first session since April elections last week, but failed to agree on a new speaker, president and prime minister.
Despite the decision to meet Sunday instead of next month, it still appears unlikely that political leaders will be able to bridge their differences in time to settle on names for the top leadership posts — particularly the prime minister, with incumbent Nouri al-Maliki resisting a campaign to replace him.
Al-Maliki's State of Law bloc won the largest share of seats in April's election, securing 92 out of parliament's 328 seats. But he is far short of the majority needed to govern, which means he needs allies to cobble together a coalition government.
His opponents — and many former allies — want him removed, accusing him of monopolizing power during his eight years in office and contributing to the current crisis by failing to promote reconciliation with Sunnis. But he has vowed he will not abandon his bid for a third consecutive term.
Muslims Destroy tomb of the Prophet Jonah
Islamic jihad Isis terrorists get chemical weapons
July 9, 2014 In bunkers are highly toxic sodium cyanide, sarin and mustard gas.
The Iraqi government has lost control of a chemical weapons depot north of Baghdad to Islamic jihad.
ISIS new Islamic state, or caliphate. is primarily composed of radical Sunni Muslims.
Shocking moment ISIS militants take sledgehammers to Mosul tomb of Prophet Jonah as more than 50 blindfolded bodies are found massacred south of Baghdad
ISIS militants filmed taking sledgehammers to tombstones in Mosul, Iraq
Donning balaclavas and black clothing, they swung weapons into tombs
One grave belonged to Prophet Jonah, revered by Muslims and Christians
Rebels believe special veneration of tombs is against teachings of Islam
Comes as more than 50 bodies have been found in city south of Baghdad
Most of the bodies were blindfolded with gunshot wounds, said authorities
Investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of the killings
IRAQistan Sunni jihadist get nukes
July 10, 2014 Iraq jihadists seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university. 40 kilograms of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, and could be smuggled out of Iraq.
Syrian rebels defect to Isis
July 11, 2014 1,000 rebels in Syria defected to Sunnistan Isis, Iraq.
Obama arms these Sunni devils! And he has been for at least 2 years!
Wants half-a-billion dollars for them.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called on Muslims throughout the world to travel and join the Islamic caliphate.
The situation in Iraq, however, may be decisively different. There, the group has preyed upon the sectarian rift between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the country, and has been joined by seasoned members of the former Baath ruling party.
SYRAQ - Islamic Caliphate - and US border
July 15, 2014 SYRAQ is a good name for the terrorist state created by the Sunni Islamic jihadists who broke IRAQ and SYRIA - dont ya think?
The terrorists are actually operating like a state with an office and even a passport.
In a bad movie, it could be a joke. Eric Holder said on tv the west can expect jihadists. Thats broadcasting that he and Obama plan terror attacks in US and UK.
Obama is importing Muslim terrorists and gang members by the thousands on USA border, and sending them to other states. I reported right away, I suspect these are Muslim jihadists but there was no proof and no one else was saying that. Now proof is being found on the border.
US Border invasion 2014
SYRAQ - Jihadists organize tours in their caliphate
July 23, 2014 Islamic State (IS) Muslim terrorists operate bus trips of its caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq territory under its control.
They run tours from Raqa Syria to Anbar Iraq, buses fly the black jihad flag.
SYRAQ - Islamic State orders genital mutilation of Iraqi women
July 24, 2014 Sunni militants from the Islamic State have ordered all girls and women aged 11 to 46 in and around the city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN reported. The potential number of victims is estimated at 4 million.
The shocking news, adding to an already long list of crimes reportedly committed by the militants since the takeover of northern Iraq last month, was broken by UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock.
"This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed. This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists."
The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has taken over large portions of Iraq with the goal of establishing a fundamentalist Sunni Islamic state in the territories of Iraq and Syria. Since then they have launched a campaign to cleanse ethnic and religious minorities in the territory they control, sending thousands of refugees fleeing for their lives.
Isis orders female genital mutilation for women in Mosul
Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq
(CNN) -- If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment Jonah's tomb in Mosul, Iraq, explodes.
The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape. There's a sudden burst of dust, fire and smoke.
CNN could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video, which was posted to YouTube.
The holy site is thought to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale or fish in both the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.
Militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, planted explosives around the tomb and detonated the explosion remotely Thursday, civil defense officials there told CNN.
The tomb was inside a Sunni mosque called the Mosque of the Prophet Younis.
ISIS is waging war against the Iraqi government and has taken over several cities. It is seeking to create an Islamic caliphate that encompasses parts of Iraq and Syria and has begun imposing Sharia law in the towns it controls.
The group has threatened to destroy any shrine it deems un-Islamic.
Christian families fled Mosul this month after the al Qaeda splinter group issued an ultimatum to Iraqi Christians living there: either convert to Islam, pay a fine or face "death by the sword."
ISIS has blown up several Sunni holy sites in the last few weeks in Mosul.
Last month, it destroyed seven Shiite places of worship in the predominantly Shiite Turkmen city of Tal Afar, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Mosul, Human Rights Watch has reported, citing local sources.
The explosion at the tomb happened the same day eight people were killed and two others were wounded when Iraqi fighter jets bombed a store in the al-Dubat neighborhood, according to Dr. Mohammed Fadel, the director of Mosul's main hospital.
In central Baghdad, two car bombs exploded on a busy commercial street in the Karrada district. At least four people were killed and 14 others were wounded, police officials in the capital said.
Iraqi leaders elect a new president
Also Thursday, Iraqi lawmakers elected Fuad Masum to be the country's next president.
Masum is a veteran Kurdish politician and senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan leadership council. He has been a member of the Iraqi parliament since 2005 and the head of the Kurdish alliance bloc there for the last four years.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Masum to congratulate him.
"They agreed on the importance of forming a new Iraqi government as quickly as possible and working to arrive at an agreed-upon road map for governance. President Masum expressed the importance of restoring trust and confidence among all of Iraq's communities and continuing to rebuild Iraq's relations in the region," according to the White House.
Meanwhile, the commander of the U.S. Central Command, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, was in Iraq on Thursday to meet with senior Iraqi officials.
"In our conversations I reinforced the importance of quickly forming a government that is inclusive and representative of all Iraqis.
"I also underscored the point that, in the absence of political movement, any support the U.S. Government might consider providing could have only limited, short-term effects," Austin said in a statement.
Kurdistan oil tanker off U.S. coast
July 26, 2014 I think its great - Kurdistan!
Scheduled to dock in Galveston, Texas Sunday July 27th.
A ship carrying crude from Kurdistan is off the coast of Florida Saturday.
The United Kalavryta is operated by Unicom Management Services Ltd.
U.S. State Department said Iraq energy resources belong to all of the Iraqi people.
The United Kalavrvta tanker left the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June carrying oil delivered via a new Kurdish pipeline.
Kurdish oil tanker nears Texas
The US has pressured American companies not to buy oil directly from autonomous Kurdistan, buyer has not been identified.
A sale of Kurdish crude oil to a U.S. refinery would infuriate the Iraqi government.
ISIS defeats Kurds - BAD NEWS!
August 7, 2014 Obama unconcerned about genocide of non Muslims
Islamic State fighters sweep north in Iraq, defeating Kurdish forces
Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing three more towns and gaining a foothold near the Kurdish region, witnesses said.
The advance came after the Sunni militants inflicted a humiliating defeat on Kurdish forces in a weekend sweep in the north.
Iraq Christians flee ISIS
Thousands of Christians fleeing after Islamic jihadists (IS) seized the minoritys biggest town in Iraq.
IS captured Qaraqosh in the north overnight after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces.
IS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.
Kurds (Peshmerga) have been fighting the Sunni militants in the north for weeks.
Fighting between Kurdish forces and ISIS. The Kurds receive no aid from Obama who remains unconcerned about the genocide of non-Sunni Muslims in Iraq.
Non-Muslim Yazidi minority facing genocide in Iraq
Yazidi beg Obama for water.
The situation has gotten much worse. The Kurds who protected the Yazidi villages were outgunned by ISIS heavy artillery. Air support from the US could have made the difference, but like Benghazi, Obama didnt care about protecting non-Muslims from Islam.
CHRISTIANITY being wiped out in IRAQ
Rep. Wolf calls out the West, Obama, Congress: The silence is deafening
Iraq captures the Mosul Dam
August 8, 2014 The IS jihadists captured the hydroelectric dam on the Tigris River, which provides northern Iraq with power. Its failure could send a 65-foot wave across large areas of Iraq including a flood one meter deep in Baghdad.
Will / did Obama bomb IS jihadists in IRAQ?
Barack Obama orders military action to air drops aide.
Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS Sunni Muslim terrorists in Iraq and Syria in an effort to protect dozens of Americans and thousands of frightened religious minorities from the threat of imminent slaughter.
Nearly 40,000 Yazidis, an ancient ethnic religious minority, have fled to a mountaintop in northern Iraq and are now surrounded by ISIS who have called for genocide.
Overnight, the US military airdropped aid to the Yazidis, including food and water to the destitute Yazidis and Christians trapped in northern mountains,
40 American personnel are also on the ground in Erbil.
New York Times claims the US has hit two targets in northern Iraq, Pentagon denies.
Obama claimed to authorize targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect Americans and civilians.
Who are the Yazidis?
Yazidis (Yezidis) predates Islam and has roots in Zoroastrianism that developed in ancient Persia around 600 BC. Yazidis are ethnic Kurds, but outside the mainstream.
Over time they have incorporated aspects of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism into their beliefs. Much of the faith remains shrouded in mystery, with outsiders not allowed to convert and believers not willing to share details of their rituals.
The Yazidis are linked to the extreme Shia (Ghulat) sects
The Yazidis call themselves Dawasi. They are called Devil worshippers by their Sunni neighbours.
Christians are dying and world doesnt care
As the orgy of condemnation against Israel continues, Christians in Iraq seek to be heard while they still have a voice.
The Iraq Sunni jihadists were glad to have the Gaza war as cover as it seeks conquest of northern Iraq.
Christians are being systematically cleansed from in Iraq.
WHY wont the UN stand up for Christians being persecuted?
Because the UN is Muslim and hates Christians and Jews.
That is how you spell B I A S.
MB jihadists seize Mosul dam, Kurds withdraw
August 9, 2014 Mosul Dam, largest in Iraq taken by terrorists.
The hydroelectric dam on the Tigris River provides northern Iraq with power. Its failure could send a 65-foot wave across large areas of Iraq including Baghdad.
The terrorists seized control of dam, an oilfield and 3 more towns after defeating Kurds.
Kurds beg for weapons capable of fighting jihadist invaders.
The Kurd peshmerga defeat was a severe blow to the only force in Iraq that had stood firm against the Sunni Muslim terrorists.
Mosul Dam / Chambarakat Dam / Saddam Dam
The largest dam in Iraq, located on the Tigris River upstream of Mosul. The hydroelectric dam provides electricity to Mosul. The earthen embankment dam is located on top of gypsum, a soft mineral which dissolves in contact with water. Continuous maintenance is required.
US launches 3 air strikes in Iraq (Operation Friendly Fire)
August 8, 2014 The US military began air strikes in Iraq on artillery being used against Kurdish peshmerga.
Two FA-18 jets launched from the USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier in the Gulf bombed an artillery piece used to shell Kurds. Two US air strikes followed, one by a drone on a mortar position and another by a jet on a vehicle convoy near Irbil, the Kurdish capital.
Obama trained and armed these jihadists in Iraq, they are his own, he does not want to kill them.
Perhaps we should call this - Operation Friendly Fire
Maliki mobilized troops in Baghdad - WHY?
August 11, 2014 Iraqi Maliki forces and tanks surged into some Baghdad neighborhoods Sunday as a wave of troops swarmed Baghdad Green Zone where the military headquarters and the U.S. Embassy are located.
Exactly why is unclear. Perhaps it is part of a power struggle between Maliki and newly elected President Fuad Masum.
Maliki is refusing to step down. Now he mobilized troops loyal to him.
Some of the bridges have been closed. It looks like Maliki is trying to lock down Bagdad in a confrontation.
ISIS jihadits may be closer to Bagdad than everybody thinks, a great sign for concern. But it may also be a concern that theres a coup afoot.
This report is CNN so you cant trust it at all.
US arming Kurds
The United States but not the Pentagon, is sending weapons to Kurds who have begun to gain on Sunni jihadists. Obama may approve the Pentagon to arm the Kurds. *snort!
Kurd Peshmerga are the most effective fighters against the Sunni jihadists ISIS.
Kurds retake 2 towns from ISIS in northern Iraq
Kurds retook 2 towns, Makhmour and al-Gweir, from Sunni jihadists.
Hagel and John Kerry are in Sydney.
Kurds expel jihadists from two northern Iraqi towns, Makhmour and Gweir, after US air strikes.
Kurd President Massoud Barzani expressed gratitude.
US arming Kurds
The United States but not the Pentagon, is sending weapons to Kurds who have begun to gain on Sunni jihadists. Obama may approve the Pentagon to arm the Kurds. *snort!
Kurd Peshmerga are the most effective fighters against the Sunni jihadists ISIS.
Kurds retake 2 towns from ISIS in northern Iraq
Kurds retook 2 towns, Makhmour and al-Gweir, from Sunni jihadists.
Hagel and John Kerry are in Sydney.
Kurds expel jihadists from two northern Iraqi towns, Makhmour and Gweir, after US air strikes.
Kurd President Massoud Barzani expressed gratitude.
CIA supplying weapons to Kurds
August 12, 2014 CIA supplying weapons to Kurds to solve problems Washington helped create.
The US is conducting air strikes and CIA is supplying weapons to Kurds.
The airstrikes aimed at isis positions, not expected to seriously undermine their strength.
CIA giving Kurds Russian-made small arms, such as Kalashnikov rifles and mortars. However, this could leave the Peshmerga at a serious disadvantage, as the Islamic State fighters are much better armed, having seized hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of heavy American weapons from the fleeing Iraqi army.
The jihadist forces in Iraq are probably the strongest jihadist force in the world.
US arms rushed to Iraqi Kurds from Jordan, Israel
US began airlifting large quantities of military equipment, including ordnance, from Jordan and Israel to the Kurd Peshmerga in Irbil. The US maintains 10,000 special operations and marine forces in Jordan. They are now being redirected to the Kurds, along with supplies from the US stores in Israel.
ISIS is also in Sinai and one with Hamas.
The US Air Force needs to be guided in to target by special operations forces on the ground, who can mark targets for air attack with laser designators.
Upcoming Sept. 11th is causing concern in US intelligence.
ISIS is also in Sinai and one with Hamas.
muslim groups change their names more often than their underwear
ISIS, hamas, muslim brotherhood are all the same entity and all controlled by US whitehouse
There are Iraqi Christians, but the Yazidis are NOT christians, regarding what Godless news media are saying.
Syrian Kurds rescue Yazidis
August 13, 2014 Syrian Kurds Peshmerga battled the Sunni jihadists
to rescue Yazidi trapped on a mountaintop where the U.S. and Iraqi militaries had dropped food and water to them.
Syria Kurds seek to establish their own rule.
For the past few days, fighters have been rescuing Yazidis from the mountain, transporting them into Syrian territory to give them first aid, food and water, and returning some to Iraq via a pontoon bridge.
Syrian Kurds have self-rule in the northeastern corner of Syria.
Iraq and Syria Kurds are divided by political splits.
Iraq Kurds are dominated by factions that have built up strong ties with Turkey.
Syria Kurds are closer to Turkish Kurds.
Syrian Kurds rescued Yazidis by jeeps, trucks and cars to bring them 25 miles to a refugee camp in Derike, Syria.
Kurds claim the Yazidis as part of Kurdistan.
NOTE - The NE piece of Syria borders Turkey and Iraq.
KURDISTAN comprises a corner all 3 nations.
Something needs to UNITE all the Kurds to expand their independence into Syria and Turkey, and Turk govt does not favor this.
ISIS Members Threaten To Attack America [VIDEO]
Even as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fights to expand the territory under its control in the Middle East, statements from members of ISIS suggest the terror group views America as a future target.
“Everywhere our camera went, there seemed to be a young man eager to extol the virtues of the newly formed caliphate,” VICE Media’s Medyan Dairieh narrated in part four of his video report from the ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa, which the terror group has proclaimed the capital of its newly declared Islamic caliphate.
“I swear to Allah we will divide America in two,” one child, who looked no older than 12, declared to VICE Media in an angry rant, speaking as if he was already a member of the terror group. “And we’ll destroy the enemies of the religion all of them, all who fight the Islamic State.”
“We promise car bombs and explosives,” he said earlier in his diatribe.
At an Islamic center, VICE Media captured a group of ISIS fighters holding guns and singing a song with lyrics containing declarative statements that the group had already destroyed America and Europe, perhaps imagining a future they hope to bring about.
“We have broken America in two and we’ve annihilated the countries of Europe,” the terrorists sang.
In a previous installment of VICE Media’s video report from Raqqa, IS spokesman Abu Mosa vowed to take the White House.
“We will humiliate [the Americans] everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House,” he said. (RELATED: ISIS To America: ‘Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones‘)
Touring Raqqa, VICE Media also witnessed a man being crucified, allegedly for murder.
Since capturing large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, the formerly al-Qaida-affiliated terror group now prefers to be known simply as the Islamic State (IS).
Last week, as ISIS approached the Kurdish city of Erbil in Iraq, President Barack Obama authorized American airstrikes against the group to stop its advance.
ISIL holds 7 oil fields, large supplies of wheat in Iraq
ISIL Takfiri terrorists are currently in control of seven oil fields in Iraq and large amounts of the country’s wheat supplies.
Iraqi officials said on Wednesday that the militants were holding government silos in five of Iraq's most fertile provinces, where the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) says 40 percent of the country’s wheat is grown.
The output capacity of the ISIL-held oil fields amounts to 80,000 barrels a day, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a monthly oil market report on Tuesday.
The ISIL, which already held the Najma, Qayara, Himreen, Ajeel and Balad fields, managed to capture the Ain Zalah and Batma fields in Nineveh province earlier this month.
According to the IEA, the militants are currently about 30 kilometers (19 miles) away from Bai Hassan, the country’s fourth-biggest field, situated near Kirkuk.
The potential oil flow from Iraq’s ISIL-held deposits is commensurate to about $8.4 million a day on international markets.
Iraq, which has the world’s fifth-biggest crude reserves, came under a massive blitz by the ISIL Takfiri militants in June.
Apart from oil, the militants have also grabbed large supplies of grain in government silos and the country’s biggest dam.
"Now is the worst time for food insecurity," said Fadel al-Zubi, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative for Iraq.
According to the Iraqi Trade Ministry, the government bought 1.1 million tons of wheat from Iraqi farmers this harvest season, which yet remain in silos in the provinces where they are operating. The amount equals nearly 20 percent of the annual consumption in Iraq.
Hassan Ibrahim, the director general of the Grain Board of Iraq, said the militants had embarked on selling the stolen wheat back to the government in an attempt to make money for their ongoing assaults.
More than a million people have been displaced by the ISIL-led violence in Iraq so far this year, according to the UN.
Soldiers of the Iraqi army have been engaged in heavy fighting with the militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push them back in several areas.
IRAQ - Maliki steps down
August 15, 2014 Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement.
The move opens way for the formation of a new government that could take on the Sunni jihadists (isis) massing near Bagdad.
Maliki stood alongside rival Shiite Haider al-Abadi.
Abadi now faces the challenge of trying to unite Iraqi politicians who distrust each other.
I am not convinced this is as - good - as we are supposed to think it is.
Yeah, the minions are just replacing him with a (worse)puppet of their own.
Hellzballah leader Nasrallah calls ISIS a monster
August 16, 2014 BEIRUT - The Hellzballah leader described the Sunni jihadists ISIS who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing monster that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait etc.
Hassan Nasrallah said ISIS is also a threat to Lebanon. He said Shiite Muslim Hellzballah is ready to fight them in Lebanon.
The Iran-backed Hezbollah has been helping Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Hezbollah stayed out of the Arsal battle.
ISIS is encountering resistance in some parts of Iraq and Syria.
Everyone should be worried, said Nasrallah.
Sunni Saudi Arabia is alarmed about ISIS, even tho at first they supported them.
Saudi Arabia is anti-Assad in Syria.
Such strange news. A terrorist calling terrorists a monster. I find it disturbing when I agree with the enemy, yet, even a broken clock is right twice a day. I always call him Nasty Nasrallah, yet I am glad he is helping Assad in Syria.
OK this is too spooky for most people. Can ISIS be the CIA as some claim, or even return of the nephilm?
Kurds advance on Mosul dam
August 17, 2014 Kurds forces advancing to retake Mosul dam from the Sunni jihadists.
This dam is very unstable and could easily give way.
Yazidi recruits have been training with Kurds in Qamishli, NE Syria
A joint operation involving both Kurds and US air strikes under way.
The dam was seized by isis 7 August.
Kurds Retake Mosul Dam
August 18, 2014 Kurds have retaken the Mosul dam, backed by USAF defeat Sunni terrorists.
The BBC seems to indicate the Bagdad army helped.
Kurds encountered fierce resistance.
American special forces are operating on the ground to help direct the air strikes.
Kurdish, Iraqi forces in control of Mosul dam
There are conflicting reports about whether Kurds and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Sunni terrorists.
BBC has good photos.
ISIS beheads American journalist
August 20, 2014 An American photojournalist missing since being abducted in Syria was beheaded by the Sunni jihadists. The victim was James Wright Foley, a New Hampshire native captured in Binesh, Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. DEBKA
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If a British Jihadist killed James Foley, then remember that another UK Jihadist killed US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. HMG asleep. James Foley would want to be remembered as a reporter before ISIS cruelly cut short his life.
A lot of Mosul dam / Kurd news I am posting in Kurdistan
Islamic State executed 700 people from Syrian tribe: monitoring group
By Oliver Holmes and Suleiman Al-Khalidi
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has tracked violence on all sides of the three-year-old conflict, said reliable sources reported beheadings were used to execute many of the al-Sheitaat tribe, which is from Deir al-Zor province.
The conflict between Islamic State and the al-Sheitaat tribe, who number about 70,000, flared after the militants took over two oil fields in July.
“Those who were executed are all al-Sheitaat,” Observatory director Rami Abdelrahman said by telephone from Britain. “Some were arrested, judged and killed.”
Reuters cannot independently verify reports from Syria due to security conditions and reporting restrictions.
Proclaiming a 'caliphate' straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State has swept across northern Iraq in recent weeks, pushing back Kurdish regional forces and driving tens of thousands of Muslims, Christians and members of the Yazidi religious minority from their homes, prompting the first U.S. air strikes in Iraq since the withdrawal of American troops in 2011.
The insurgents are also tightening their grip in Syria, of which they now control roughly a third, mostly rural areas in the north and east.
An activist in Deir al-Zor who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters that 300 men were executed in one day in the town of Ghraneij, one of the three main towns of the al-Sheitaat tribal heartland, when Islamic State stormed the town earlier this week.
Another opposition activist from Deir al-Zor said residents of al-Sheitaat towns had been given three days to leave.
“Those who were executed during the storming of the al-Sheitaat area are around 300. The rest were killed in the course of the battles," he told Reuters on condition of anonymity to protect his identity.
Civilians fleeing al-Sheitaat towns had either taken sanctuary in other villages or travelled to Iraq, he said.
More than 170,000 people have been killed in Syria's civil war, which pits overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, a member of the Shi'ite-derived Alawite minority, backed by Shi'ite militias from Iraq and Lebanon.
The insurgency is split between competing factions in Syria, with Islamic State emerging as the most powerful.
Tribal powers in Syria and Iraq have had to make the choice between fighting Islamic State or pledging allegiance.
On Friday, a video posted on YouTube showed men who said they were from the al-Sheitaat towns of Kishkeih and Abu Hammam pledging full support for Islamic State.
“We say that what Islamic State stands for is justice,” a tribal member sitting in a room with dozens of other men said in a statement that was read out.
The head of the al-Sheitaat tribe, Sheikh Rafaa Aakla al-Raju, called in a video message for other tribes to join them in the fight against the militants.
“We appeal to the other tribes to stand by us because it will be their turn next ... If (Islamic State) are done with us the other tribes will be targeted after al-Sheitaat. They are the next target,” he said in the video, posted on YouTube.
Islamic State was condemned on Friday in a U.N. Security Council resolution for "gross, systematic and widespread abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law."
Kurds launch op to take back Jalawla
August 22, 2014 Kurds have already retaken several positions in battle against Sunni jihadists.
Now Kurds seek to retake Jalawla.
The peshmerga advanced on Jalawla from several directions before dawn, and taken back several positions, cutting off the jihadists.
The operation is under way and already achieved some of its goals.
Jalawla is a strategic point 80 miles northeast of Baghdad and only 18 miles from Iran.
Kurd fighters are peshmerga, PUK is the Kurdistan party.
US considers broad military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria
August 23, 2014 As the US has acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a greater threat than Al-Qaeda, the White House is reportedly seeking domestic legal justification at home to use unlimited military force against the Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria.
On Friday, the Obama administration said that the killing of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants amounts to a direct terrorist attack on the United States.
"We have seen them posing a threat to our interests in the region, to our personnel and facilities in the region, and clearly the brutal execution of Jim Foley represented an affront, an attack - not just on him, he's an American - and we see that as an attack on our country, when one of our own is killed like that," said Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.
This comes a day after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed that the IS terrorist organization is so well funded and managed, that it “is beyond anything that we've seen. So we must prepare for everything.”
Now the White House is considering seeking domestic approval for military action and a mandate from Congress would do just fine, a senior administration official told the Washington Post.
Congress last time authorized such action over a decade ago, back in 2001 to fight Al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terror attacks, and then in 2002 to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
The options to defeat IS militarily the US government and Congress are discussing include: obtaining short-term emergency constitutional authority to protect US citizens on territory occupied by the Islamic State; gaining temporary War Powers Resolution authority to defeat Islamists in blitzkrieg military operation; and waging a full-fledged military campaign against IS militants to the bitter end.
It cannot be ruled out that Washington could launch airstrikes or other action in Syria,
Qatar admits backing isis, further validing isis is simply Sunni Islam Muslim Brotherhood like Hamas. They are starting to call isis alqaeda again. Dont be fooled.
Qatar may have given isis in Syria orders to begin firing on Israel.
NOTE - The missiles could have come from Hellzballah or the isis Sunni terrorists who control some of south Syria. In some ways Syria-Lebanon, not much difference. In other ways, very different as isis are Obama people.
Does Qatar WANT Hamass wiped out?
Qatar admits backing isis
Emboldened ISIS Threatens Americans on Twitter
Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have launched a viral propaganda campaign on Twitter threatening to attack the United States and its interests if America acts militarily against the group in Iraq.
These threats have been delivered through messages on ISIS's #CalamityWillBefallUS hashtag and feature images of the 9/11 attacks; dead American soldiers; the body of slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens; a threatening message from Anwar al-Awlaki, the late leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP); and the Nick Berg beheading video, among others.
"We will kill your people and transform America to a river of blood !" a poster tweeting under the name "Miqdad remain #" said in a post on the #CalamityWillBefallUS hashtag.
The threats are posted in English as well as in Arabic. For example, the ISIS-linked Al-Battar Media Foundation sent out a tweet Wednesday night telling supporters that "Tweeting in English is preferred" in a Twitter campaign that it planned for Friday that it is calling a "Warning to American People."
The United States has sent military advisers to Iraq. There is talk of possible airstrikes, but Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to rule them out in the near term. Bombing now "would be a complete and total act of irresponsibility," Kerry said, because of Iraq's political environment, which offers "nothing there that provides the capacity for success."
In a separate interview, Kerry dismissed ISIS's threats, saying the group did not yet have the capability to carry them out.
ISIS's Twitter intimidation campaign, therefore, may be a combination of recruiting propaganda and an attempt to drive public support down for any future American strikes.
ISIS says it will target every American embassy around the world with car bombs should the U.S. attack Iraq, according to an image posted by a user @BZEAA.
"... EACH and EVERY #American is targeted, whether he lives in or outside the #US! …," the Al-Battar Media Foundation warned Wednesday. The foundation also warned of a pending 9/11-style attack, saying it would happen in an "UNEXPECTED PLACE."
Mohamed al-Jizrawi, an ISIS supporter with 2,000 Twitter followers, similarly warned that U.S. embassies, interests and citizens around the world would be targeted should the Obama administration increase American military involvement in Iraq.
Additionally, threats have been leveled against companies in the Arab world, stating they will be a "legitimate target for every Muslim" if they employ Americans.
Likewise, American doctors have also been threatened with a message bearing ISIS's logo stating, "Every American doctor working in any country will be slaughtered if America attack (sic) Iraq."
Social media tools have become essential for ISIS to obtain new recruits and funding, Western and Arab sources told the Wall Street Journal.
Besides threatening the United States, ISIS uses social media to find recruits and provide instant reports about its battlefield maneuvers. A slickly produced recruitment video tweeted by ISIS members last week telling Western Muslims to join their jihad exemplifies the terror group's social-media strategy. Thousands of Western Muslims already have answered the call – many of whom are fighting for ISIS.
Combating ISIS's use of social media is a bit like playing whack-a-mole because the terrorists replace closed social-media portals with new ones as soon as the old ones are closed.
One thing is for sure, ISIS's use of social media means jihadist propaganda has come out of the shadows and into the public eye.
Can the U.S. cut off ISIS from its OIL funding?
August 28, 2014 Follow the Money and cut it off
ISIS funding is both global and local, brings in $2 million a day.
Airstrikes that cut into their financial resources would be best way to stop them.
The United States should attack the real source of jihadists strength - oil.
ISIS earned millions selling antiquities from territories it has taken in Syria and Iraq.
ISIS seized oil fields in northeastern Syria and in Iraq, tapping into pipelines and oil storage facilities.
ISIS is filling 100 oil tanker trucks a day.
Obama should pressure Qatar who is funding ISIS and Hamass and the Muslim Brotherhood.
USA has 100,000 troops in Iraq. -GCN radio
US planes drop aid
August 31, 2014 US planes have made aid drops to Shia Turkmen in Amerli.
The US also carried out air strikes on jihadists positions. The Iraqi army, Shia militias and Kurd fighters have been struggling to break the siege.
Earlier, the US launched new air strikes near Mosul Dam.
More US troops to IRAQ
Sept 3, 2014 Obama ordered 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US Embassy.
The total number of US military personnel in Iraq about 820.
A GCN radio report last week said there are 100,000 US forces in Iraq now.
U.S. Airstrike Kills aide to ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi
Sept 4, 2014 That sounds like a story obama mafia'd make up to get media off his back.
Al Arabiya reports ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi aide killed in a strike on Mosul, Iraq.
India uneasy over jihadists in South Asia
Sept 4, 2014 Analyzing 2+2 - June 1 Obama released the 5 Talibrains from GITMO - after that isis Sunni Muslim jihadists ripped up IRAQ.
5 Taliban for a deserter
Sunni Muslim jihadists loyal to Taliban in India, Burma, Bangladesh and Kashmir.