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Iraq crisis: despite decapitations and deaths thousands return willingly to city held by ISIS
The Telegraph ^ | 06/14/2014 | Ruth Sherlock and Carol Malouf

Posted on 06/14/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT by Rusty0604

Many residents of Mosul say they prefer life under ISIS to that under Iraqi army control

Less than one week ago the jihadists seized control of Iraq’s second city, Mosul, where they have set to work imposing the hardline rules and summary justice of their “Islamic State”.

In the Sunni dominated city, the removal of the Iraqi army by ISIS has been interpreted as a local victory; as a means of empowering Mosul residents against ...the Shia dominated national government who they feel has kept their people “oppressed”.

But the crises in northern Iraq is now less one of a single jihadist group to be rooted out and destroyed, than of a sectarian pushback by the Sunni population against the Iraqi government.

With the rest of his family crammed into his battered silver Sedan car, ready to drive to Mosul, Maher, the teacher, described the city, which he had been to the day before.

“The situation is quiet and normal now in Mosul. Schools and hospitals have opened,” he said. “There is no pressure from ISIS.

Video footage from inside the city shows masked gunmen acting as traffic police, calmly waving cars through at a crossroads. Other images show the jihadists studiously repairing broken electricity lines.

One female resident, who asked not to be named, spoke to the Telegraph from her home inside the city.

“The armed men organise even the municipal services. Rubbish is being cleaned off the streets. Electricity is very fine: we now have it more than nine hours per day, which is even better than during Saddam [Hussein]’s rule,” she said.

“Now, in these days of being in the grip of the armed men, we only feel the wonderful peace, which we have missed for more than a decade now, since 2003.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; carolmalouf; europeanunion; iran; iraq; israel; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; mosul; nato; partisanmediashills; russia; ruthsherlock; syria; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 06/14/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

If they are Sunni, they’ll be just fine.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 12:38:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Rusty0604

“we only feel the wonderful peace, which we have missed for more than a decade now, since 2003.”

They have no gratitude towards the freedom the Americans fought and died to give them. Ungrateful bastards.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 12:39:08 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Rusty0604
since 2003.....

How many people did they talk to before they found this USA hater.

People forget that Iraq had been asking for our help for years.

4 posted on 06/14/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sagar

Some people were doing well under Saddam. Every dictator has loyalists.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 12:48:29 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: Rusty0604

Anyone ever notice that the people that want our help the least get it most?

Anyone ever notice the people that need our help the most get it least?

Thats what happens when traitors and enabling sycophantic cowards rule America.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 12:51:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Rusty0604
But the crises in northern Iraq is now less one of a single jihadist group to be rooted out and destroyed, than of a sectarian pushback by the Sunni population against the Iraqi government.

Down play the jihadist aspect and play up the sectarian aspect. The Telegraph covers for the jihadists.

7 posted on 06/14/2014 12:52:57 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Rusty0604

They’d really rather have Saddam back.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 12:56:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: FreeReign

I noticed that too.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 12:57:29 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: FreeReign

Actually this has been going on between the Shia and Sunni for hundreds of years. Unfortunately for us (America) as much as they hate each other they both hate us more.........


10 posted on 06/14/2014 1:06:28 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: FreeReign

Soon they’ll have the trains running on time.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 1:06:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: NonValueAdded
Soon they’ll have the trains running on time.

LOL.

I assume you were responding to this sickening comment in the article...


12 posted on 06/14/2014 1:12:29 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: BenLurkin

The Iraqis are their own worst enemies. They choose leaders very poorly, and seem resigned to be under a dictator’s thumb in one way or another. The Iraqis we had supposedly trained just melted away as a layer of resistance. It still all comes down to tribalism.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: sagar
Early on our run into Iraq, a newsman talked to an older woman about the current events....

"War? What is war? We've been at war for 30 years" (referring to Iran).

Her eyes darted about. She covered her face and disappeared into the crowd.

14 posted on 06/14/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Rusty0604
The new dictates are typical of the ISIS movement, reflecting almost exactly the regulations it imposed in Raqqa, the northern Syrian city under its control: Smoking, drinking alcohol, tattoos, and grave sites are banned. Women should be covered in public, but preferably should remain at home.

Breaking these rules is punishable by public flogging. Thieving can result in limbs being chopped. Committing adultery merits being stoned to death.


way better under ISIS
15 posted on 06/14/2014 1:21:05 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Rusty0604

I’ve had enough of this shiite and the sunni it ends, the better.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 1:31:22 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: FreeReign

This is not “sectarianism.” The ISIS group is killing Sunnis as well. The policeman whose head was kicked around in the famous “This is Our World Cup” video was a Sunni. But he was cooperating with a semi-secular government.

You are absolutely right that this is covering for the jihadists, who want to create the “worldwide caliphate.” At that point, Sunni and Shia won’t matter, and we’re fools if we think either one of them is more sympathetic to non-Islamic thought or society.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 1:31:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: sagar; MinuteGal

“They have no gratitude towards the freedom the Americans fought and died to give them. Ungrateful bastards.”

The freedom they (the Sunni’s) had quickly dissolved after we left,into Shi’a control of Iraq with no Sunni input at all. It wasn’t a unity gov’t, it was a Shi’a dominated gov’t with a powerless Sunni minority. The Sunni’s, having once been in power themselves, weren’t going to live with that for too long and hence the rebellion today. The Kurds weren’t happy with the Shi’a either and will now break away also.

The country will end up partitioned or Sunni controlled again, by another strongman like Saddam, only more religious than secular. The Kurds will go their own way. The Shi’a are sheep in Iraq by nature. Iran might try to step in to help their Shi’a satelliate state that Iraq has become. What we did or didn’t do in Iraq is a moot point, as these groups were never going to get along, and the proof is in the pudding.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 1:39:24 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The authors:

Al-Jazeera English Co-Founder/Journalist Carol Malouf with Youmna Naufal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh-oz4BJu6c

Ruth Sherlock at Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/misc/writers/ruth-sherlock-1.339534
at al-Jazeera
http://www.aljazeera.com/profile/ruth-sherlock.html


19 posted on 06/14/2014 1:44:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sagar

“They have no gratitude towards the freedom the Americans fought and died to give them. Ungrateful bastards.”

You just nailed the crux of the problem in your above comment; ~ Americans fought and died to “give” them. Freedom is hard. Freedom has to be earned, has to be fought for to gain and has to be fought for to keep.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:04:26 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Rusty0604

“Shave and a Haircut,Two-Bits”???????????


21 posted on 06/14/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Rusty0604

Those thousands should return and kick the bad guys out. Unless, of course, those returning support them and they’re all one big happy tribe.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 3:51:31 PM PDT by bgill
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