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Kurdish Peshmergas Lead Fightback Against ISIS In Iraq (Video)
Youtube ^ | June 18, 2014 | Sky News

Posted on 06/21/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

The Kurdish fighters have had enough of ISIS on their land and are determined to drive them out. From the cover of mud trenches the peshmerga fire at ISIS positions 100 metres or so away. This is the ISIS perimeter defence of Jalula town.

It is old-style fighting. Man replacing man on the barricade as they run out of ammunition. There is a constant barrage from both sides. Sky's Stuart Ramsay reports.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; kurdistan

1 posted on 06/21/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

Unlike the Iraqi army, these guys will fight to the death. That’s pretty much what their name translates to.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 10:47:09 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: denydenydeny

They have it ENOUGH with ISIS


3 posted on 06/21/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: JerseyanExile

The Kurds are the only decent people in Iraq. No wonder they want their own country.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 10:51:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

They are neither Sunni nor Shia and do not believe in sharia law.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 10:53:37 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

This story goes along with Joel C. Rosenberg’s blog on June 17. Quite prophetic regarding the Kurdes (Medes). They are different from the other Muslims.

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/with-prophetic-implications-the-kurds-known-as-the-medes-in-the-bible-seize-oil-rich-region-of-iraq/


6 posted on 06/21/2014 11:02:10 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: txrefugee

The Kurds are also the only pro-American group in this whole shootin’ match.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 11:03:08 AM PDT by Argus
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To: JerseyanExile

Turkey will wait for the Kurds to be weakened then they’ll go after them


8 posted on 06/21/2014 11:08:54 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: JerseyanExile

ISIS this. ISIS that. What do we know about ISIS? Oh yes, what Obama said, what CNN said and what Lindsey said. They are Sunni. They kicked Shia butt in Iraq for a long time and will continue to do so. Portraying them as a special kind of Muslim (very very bad) is merely an attempt to give our latitude. Personally I do not believe one word those listed above (and many others) say. Bottom line - we picked the wrong puppets.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 11:16:05 AM PDT by rsobin
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To: JerseyanExile

these are the folks that deserve our air support


10 posted on 06/21/2014 11:17:43 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 353FMG

Sounds like WW I—These Kurds will not give in—They deserve their own nation. We should send em some help.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 11:37:22 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 353FMG

The Kurds are apparently largely tolerant of their Christian Iraqi countrymen as well.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 11:38:26 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: denydenydeny
I can say right now: if ISIS tries to expand their reach into the Kurdish region of Iraq, ISIS will suffer heavy losses. They're like the Zulu during the apartheid era of South Africa--the very last group you want to p*** off.
13 posted on 06/21/2014 11:39:40 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: JerseyanExile

They may be socialists but they fight well.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 11:48:16 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Maudeen

“....undermining hard-fought U.S. efforts to bring about a stable, multiethnic Iraq.”

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The US efforts were hard-fought, alright, but a stable, multiethnic (fill in name of any Muslim country) is an oxymoron.


15 posted on 06/21/2014 12:16:18 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Maudeen

Also remember that, in biblical times, the Persians and Medes were allies.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 12:20:54 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

The following from Joel C Bloomberg’s post is what I was referring to regarding end times. It is definitely a situation to watch.

“Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, as we get closer to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, God will allow the Medes to gain power, even as the Lord allows the Arabs to gain power and rebuild the kingdom of Babylon in the heart of Iraq.

The Book of Revelation, for example, tells us that Babylon will be the epicenter of evil in the last days of history, and will eventually face the judgment of God. The Hebrew prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel tell us this, as well, indicating Babylon will be completely destroyed and when the judgment is complete, Babylon will be completely uninhabitable. Indeed, Isaiah 13:20 says of Babylon, “It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation; nor will the Arab pitch his tent there, nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there.”

What’s more, Bible prophecy indicates that God will raise up the Medes — that is, the Kurdish people — to be an instrument of judgment against Babylon.
•Isaiah 13:17 — “Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them [the Babylonians]….”
•Jeremiah 51:11 — “The Lord has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; for it is the vengeance of the Lord….”
•Jeremiah 51:28-29 — “Consecrate the nations against her, the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their prefects, and every land of their dominion. So the land quakes and writhes, for the purposes of the Lord against Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitants….”

How exactly will these eschatological prophecies come to pass? It’s too early to say for certain.”


17 posted on 06/21/2014 1:17:49 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: JerseyanExile

..the Kurds are the Montagnards of Iraq—they deserve a better fate...


18 posted on 06/21/2014 3:33:45 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: 353FMG

Yes, and they are both Iranic people - linguistically & culturally, the Kurds & Persians share a great deal. A simple example is the name ‘Peshmerga’. That’s the Kurdish pronunciation. In Persian, one would say ‘Peesh-marga’, meaning those who confront or are close to death.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 6:41:14 PM PDT by odds
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To: 353FMG

But they’re still Muslim... that’s strike one.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 3:54:14 AM PDT by FBD
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To: FBD

Are you pitching or hitting?


21 posted on 06/22/2014 12:09:05 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

I’m not a fan of Muslims. Kurds are Muslims and they adhere to Muslim beliefs. You give them far too much credit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-455400/The-girl-stoned-death-falling-love.html


22 posted on 06/23/2014 12:55:03 AM PDT by FBD
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To: FBD; 353FMG

Just want to clarify, the article says Yezidis (also spelled as Yazidis). They are a kurdish speaking people (there are also several different Kurdish dialects, tribes & political groups). But Yezidis aren’t muslims. Their reliogion has an Islamic influence but essentially is a mixture of other religions too including pagan influences.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 11:42:47 AM PDT by odds
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Also, although we do find more than a few cases of female genital mutilation among Kurds, as a rule Kurds have a much stronger sense of nationalism & national identity than religious one compared to most other muslims. That’s definitely a plus. Islamic practices are more family or tribe-specific than universal among the Kurds. Worthwhile to note that Peshmerga have many women fighters in their ranks.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT by odds
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Thought you might be interested in my posts in this thread.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

Thank you for the information.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 7:44:40 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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