Skip to comments.Iraq: A Sunni-Shia Holy War To Commence In Baghdad?
Posted on 06/13/2014 2:11:48 PM PDT by kingattax
Baghdad looks to be the first place where Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters meet serious resistance on their blitzkrieg through Iraq.
However, this has not stopped the Al Qaeda splinter groups forces from announcing their intended goals. In a video publicly released Thursday night, the jihadi fighters were seen shouting, Towards Baghdad!
ISILs Twitter page said the group had executed 1,700 Shia Iraqi soldiers as of late Thursday. The groups social media page proudly displayed an image of a decapitated head, tweeting, this is our football with the hashtag #WorldCup.
Iraqs Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the countrys most senior Shia cleric, called upon his fellow Shiites to take up arms and defend Baghdad from the Sunni ISIL insurgents. "Citizens who are able to bear arms and fight terrorists, defending their country and their people and their holy places, should volunteer and join the security forces to achieve this holy purpose," said Sistanis spokesman during Friday prayers.
Iran Revolutionary Guard soldiers and their Quds special forces unit have reportedly moved into Iraq, readying their troops to defend the pro-Iranian government of Shia Prime Minister Maliki against the Sunni ISIL terrorist group.
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It’s been along time in coming, although I’m guessing Iran wants to keep its powder dry.
What’s wrong if we pass the pop-corn?
I think Iran’s military is just as useless as Iraq’s is
Great Intel failure of US to see this attack coming or another case of Obama missing the briefing?
Meanwhile Herr Obozo and his Wookie have other important plans!
Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend
Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
Posted on 6/13/2014 12:29:17 PM by jazusamo
The Iraqi government is pleading for help from the U.S. as ISIS militants close in on Baghdad; Syria is still in the grips of war; veterans are dying from long wait times at the VA; and weve got a humanitarian crisis going on at the Southwest border.
With all this at the forefront, youd think the president would work tirelessly to address these problems. Alas, hell be doing what he does best this weekend: fundraising and golfing.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama should land at Palm Springs International Airport at about 6 p.m. Friday, straight from a visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, theyll jump over to Laguna Beach for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, followed by the commencement address to UC Irvines Class of 2014 at Angel Stadium, which wraps up at 1 p.m.
That puts the Obamas back in the desert at about 2 p.m. Saturday. They will stay for Fathers Day, before flying home to Washington, D.C., mid-morning on Monday. Its unclear if their daughters, Malia and Sasha, will tag along.
What is Obamas plan here in the Coachella Valley? Presumably a short vacation, and likely a round of golf or two though the details remain fuzzy.
I'm not real keen on sending Americans into that sewer again but a few dozen drone attacks on large groups of smelly Islamists would've been kinda fun.
Meh, who cares?
So it’s Iran/Iraq War, Part 2, so what..?
The Shiite guys to die supplied by Iran, so I see this as a twofer.
9/11 Logistics vs. Tehran Embassy Take-OverErs, and BOTH sides need to sell oil for gun money:
GREAT MINDS —agree completely..!
Great Intel failure of US to see this attack coming or another case of Obama missing the briefing?
The US Intel is over loaded watching US citizens and countries friendly to the US
And that's what will make it so drawn-out and bloody. A lot of factionalism, reliance on clans or religious ties, lack of discipline, lack of coordination, etc...
Iran will eventually win. They almost took Iraq the last time until we got involved.
They can’t be like us? FINE, let us become more like them:
Let us intervene only by drone on EITHER side, at only the levels and frequency that that ensures both sides to continue, bloodily on.
Let it go on whatever length generates the cheapest oil and maximizes ammo sales and martyr/virgin introductions.
Top logistics priority? Steady popcorn supply.
It is much, much more complicated than that.
Sunni-Shi’ite sectarian violence is also a foundation of the violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
There is vast potential for a regional conflagration with anyone (within the region) not clearly aligned facing the prospect of choosing sides or facing the prospect of becoming collateral damage in the aftermath.
While this does not necessarily have to spill outside the region, major disruption of oil supplies would either force intervention or cause major disruption. The potential for adventurism by opportunistic third parties (Russia, China, North Korea) is obviously being explored already.
Add in the massive distraction for European populations of the World Cup (think Olympics x 100) and the ever-absent figure of the Nonentity in Chief, and you’ve got a nice little armageddon scenario in the making. Mahdi appearances a guaranteed bonus as Shi’ites (who expect him) are likely to be on the losing side at least initially.
Biblical prophecy narrative now moves to 11:57 and ticking as rivers of blood flow around ancient Babylon and other places very familiar to students of prophecy.
Obama shortly to announce that crack teams of diversity trainers are on the way.
The problem with all of this is that some seriously fanatical jihadists now have or are acquiring war assets and money to do their evil against the US and Israel...and they WILL act. Their time is now.
Obama and McCain are the two biggest advocates of equipping and training Syrian rebels. Those weapons and that training are now at work in Iraq. Oopse!
Not a story though: left wing media won’t criticize Obama; and, right wing media won’t criticize McCain.
Giant farse is what we’re watching.
who are we supposed to be for anyway?....the players keep changing....
obammy is enabling this....don’t know why....but things just don’t happen....get a traitor prisoner back so you can conveniently send back FIVE terrorists?......
complicated as this?
I guess something is “wrong” with me when I am not all that concerned about moozlums offing moozlums.
Iran might surprise everyone, allow Iraq to fall, and agree to co-rule with ISIS, Sunnis, to establish the Caliphate first, combat the US and Israel, and then settle their historic differences. After all, Iraqi Arab Shiites are inferior to Persian Shiites in Iran’s eyes. The US, in continual, behind the scenes, “conversation” could potentially have accepted the idea of a Caliphate if established and to recognize it with a diplomatic mission to it rather than fight it. Obama has publicly stated he is not, and will not war with Islam although Islam wars with the US. Is “Peace” to be accomplished in an Islamic manner? It is a definite worry the way things are shaping up.
Obama will not attack ISIS in Syria as it is deposing a bad Muslim dictator who protects Christians and Jews, and wars on Sunnis who war on him. He will not attack ISIS in Syria at all.
While Barry has decided to think about what to do in Iraq for a “few days”, planning to golf and fund raise, Baghdad will fall and that will be enough for him to wash his hands of the “whole affair”, which will legitimize the establishment of a Caliphate. A Caliphate is the Muslim Command and Control Vehicle for JIHAD and the application of war practices in the Mohammadan fashion as demonstrated with the rolling heads in Iraq right now.
The Iraqi AF is evacuating as many US contractors and civilians as possible. There is no Barry conceived “American Dunkirk” operation of US airliners,etc. Barry is thinking about fund raising, golfing and Iraq, and who knows what. He is AWOL and may be committing a “Bergdahl” himself.
As Col. Ralph Peters on Fox news stated, the most historic Islamic advance since the eleventh centure is taking place. Is Barry thinking..”How can I prevent the Iraq crisis from going to waste?” Apparently so.
This is a good opportunity for us to see whether that's the case.
Russia will sit back and watch, and then when the smoke clears, invade to protect their vital interests. The US will respond with a sternly worded letter.
It’s insane for Obama to fiddle away the first several days of the ISIS invasion of Iraq. The best chance to inflict damage on ISIS forces was to launch air stricks as their pickup truck convoys moved around the country. By the time Bozo decides to do anything, if ever, ISIS forces will be in heavily populated Baghdad where air strikes would cause far more collatteral damage.
He’s fiddling away our best chance to inflict damage by air, but it sounds like Iran is coming to the rescue.
Fill up your vehicle fuel tank and any empty gas cans you have laying around.
If/when Baghdad falls oil prices will head up, up, and up.
An antiwar.com article claims an Iranian General is in charge of the defense of Baghdad.
Apparently, Shiia and Sunni are merging as we speak, creating the Caliphate we’ve always wondered about.
Baghdad will not fall; it will succumb and then the Arab Spring really happens?
Why else is everything melting in front of ISIS/ISIL as it threatens?
Watch Al Jazeera America they have best coverage on this
A potential Baghdad-grad. I wonder if Iran won’t come in to sweep up the Shi-ite portion of Iraq for a Greater Iran.
Bizarre that both Israel and Iran could end up in a tacit alliance here.
Very good points all.
Well it looks like a major bloodbath is coming and I don’t which variety or murderous cretin to root for.
I am curious about the quality of Iran’s army. Are their ‘elite’ guards of decent quality or are they parade and oppression ornaments? I doubt they would meet the standards of ‘elite’ in the developed world, but every once in a while things like the Golden Horde pop up.
“The US Intel is over loaded watching US citizens and countries friendly to the US”
Yep. Looking out for those dangerous, dangerous Constitutionalists and suspect returned vets.
ISIL is Sunni (B), the government of Iraq is Shia, the “solders” are also Sunni (A & B) and like many entering our military today, never intended to fight: simply consume the benefits. (Not a stab at the military here; it is a reflection of our society as a whole.)
A = House Saud
B = Overthrow House Saud.
Then you have the Kurds and others.
Al Qaeda will win, they will set up their head quarters in Babylon
Quick, send as many ABC/CBS/CNN/MSNBC/NBC teams to Baghdad as possible. Fox can send Shep and Geraldo.
Wait, we wouldn't want "The Leprechaun" to feel left out.
The ten commandments ISIS/L drew up sounded suspiciously Western to me.
They not going do it
Fox news maybe with Sky news help
Al Jazeera America really own this news coverage on Iraq
Hey I wouldn’t mind Fox news send Geraldo there one way ticket LOL!
Hope little Hitler Moqtar puts his army into action.
Shites killing Sunnis and Al Qaeda and vice-versus. Well worth watching on Pay TV.
1. Pres. Bush and Collin Powell to blame for setting the stage for this to happen. Taking Saddam out in 1991 would have given us many more years to help establish a stable government in Iraq.
2. Turns out Paul Bremer really screwed up by his “de-Bathification” of the Iraqi govt after the fall of Saddam.
3. Obama sold out both the Iraqis and America when he arbitrarily took out US troops.
4. Maliki is a Shiite turd and totally incompetent. He has to go.
5. Re Al Qaeda ISIS - take no prisoners
#12: And what is wrong with this scenario?
OH MAN that be funny I doubt it Obama media team is bunch of metrosexual
Syria was the new Lebanon. And Iraq is the new Syria. This will be war of all against all. It will bring in the Turks (NATO allies, Kurds and the Iranians. We’ll see funding by the Saudis and Sunni Gulf States.