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As ISIS Advances Toward Baghdad, a Call for Fighting Volunteers is Answered
CNN ^ | Sat June 21, 2014 | Anderson Cooper and Chelsea J. Carter

Posted on 06/21/2014 1:09:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway

They answered the call by the thousands, some walking miles in sweltering heat to volunteer to fight an al Qaeda splinter group barreling towards the Iraqi capital. With reports that fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terror group also known as ISIS, was some 40 miles from the gates of Baghdad, the country's top religious and political leaders appealed for able-bodied men of fighting age to volunteer to defend the country.

"Mosul, Tal Afar, Falluja, wherever, by God's will we will be ready to defend any location," said 23-year-old Ahmed, who showed up Thursday at a recruiting station in central Baghdad, one of dozens that have popped up across the country in recent days to handle the influx of volunteers.

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Ahmed, who gave only his first name, was joined by hundreds of men, mostly Shiites in their 20s, at the Muthanna Airbase, where they waited under a makeshift canopy for their chance to sign up.

"What's happening is sabotage. Those terrorists must be driven out, and by God's will they will be driven out," he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; baghdad; iraq; isis; itaq

1 posted on 06/21/2014 1:09:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Now that's the spirit !

Put that on a headline in the US newspapers !

2 posted on 06/21/2014 1:20:13 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wouldn’t get too excited about it, seems Iraqis surrender just as quick as they sign up.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 3:10:28 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nickcarraway

we need to give full close tactical air support to the Kurds
and splatter all ISIS that we can catch on the roads .
Let the Kurds flush out and exterminate the remainders that hide in the town and cities .


4 posted on 06/21/2014 3:17:48 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: nickcarraway

From where? Iran?


5 posted on 06/21/2014 3:35:32 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: nickcarraway

Let us see. ISIS is painted by this administration and the MSN as a villain worse than Hitler ,Caligula and Bin Ladan all rolled up as one. This obviously is an attempt to grant Zero latitude. It is also as big a pile of bull we have seen in a while. You are stupid to believe these sources. We put the weak sect in charge in Iraq. The wrong sect. We are now in the position of hoping Iran can help. The possibility of success was less than that of the Brotherhoods chances in Egypt.
If there is one thing we should have learned by now; when the government says something the opposite is more likely true.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 4:27:03 AM PDT by rsobin
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If we ever do go back to fight in Iraq we MUST plan to win that “war” or stay out all together. NEVER go to war unless you plan to WIN and WIN BIG.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 4:59:49 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: nickcarraway

-——and by God’s will they will be driven out——

There you have it....... built in failure. “I signed up but God prevented us from prevailing.”

Baghdad is safe as is all to the south. The Tigris Euphrates valley formerly Syria and Iraq is lost to the Shia and Iran


8 posted on 06/21/2014 5:04:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: nickcarraway

“The country’s top political and religious leaders” is it? This is a sectarian civil war.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 7:00:24 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mookie’s supporters marching today and boasting 10,000 Shiite warriors.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 9:13:31 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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