Skip to comments.Christians Flee Jihadist Attack on Iraq’s Second-Largest City
Posted on 06/11/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT by SJackson
JNS.org Jihadists from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorist group on Tuesday conquered parts of Iraqs second-largest cityMosulcausing 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, Iraqs Christian population stood at 1.5 million, but it has now shrunk all the way down to roughly 300,000.
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~Prior to 2003, Iraqs Christian population stood at 1.5 million, but it has now shrunk all the way down to roughly 300,000.~
But..but...It was Saddam who persecuted Christians (along with women, homosexuals and other minorities)! CNN told me that!
Muchas Gracias Seniores Bush y Obama!!!
Real political triumph there by two of the worst Presidents in American History.
Bush’s fault. Don’t say I didn’t warn you in 2003.
and if the situation wasn’t bad enough, US Blackhawk Helicopters are part of the prize
This is all Bush’s fault. He had to go and be optimistic and idealistic, talking about democracy and all that, as if he didn’t know the next administration would pull foot and let everything go to hell.
I find Bush-bashing ridiculous most of the time, but the reality is he had no good exit strategy there.
Obama messed things worse but it couldn’t be much better under any other administration.
What is our exit strategy with regards to Japan? Military presence in a stabilized country grows less unctious to the nationals over time.
Exit Strategy Haiku:
I pull rice stalks
But they won’t grow any
Faster, in fact they die.
US is certainly not in a position to wage these wars on WWII terms, so Japanese comparison is far-fetched.