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Could Saudi Arabia Be the Next ISIS Conquest?
Vocativ ^ | 06/23/14 | Rachael Levy

Posted on 06/23/2014 11:55:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

ISIS is continuing its blitz-like offensive in Iraq, conquering more and more territory. With its sights set on Baghdad and the Shiite shrine cities, the prospect of the capital falling to the terrorist group is causing international panic. And Iraq’s neighbors, particularly Saudi Arabia, could be the next trophy in ISIS’ expanding cabinet.

The extremist Sunni group wants to reestablish the Islamic caliphate, and has made it abundantly clear that its territorial ambitions are not limited to Syria and Iraq. Maps circulating online over the weekend, allegedly from ISIS but whose provenance could not be established, show large swathes of Africa and Asia, as well as the entire Middle East, draped in black, denoting the group’s alleged geographical ambitions.

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1 posted on 06/23/2014 11:55:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

ISIS is being misrepresented. It is not directly comparable to al Qaeda, and it’s very regional. ISIS will have a hard time taking Baghdad. And the Iraqi Army was obviously weak.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 11:57:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MinorityRepublican
Iran should have been plastered a long time ago. The Shittites (Shia) are more insane than the insane Sunna. They're all nuts. Just wait until Obama lets Iran get the bomb, then it's all over...only Israel can stop them because America is not there, for ANYBODY. ISIS spreads like wildfire and Obama deals with Gay rights.
3 posted on 06/24/2014 12:05:16 AM PDT by Netz
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To: nickcarraway

The Jordanian Air Force has already bombed ISIS when they tried to penetrate Jordan. This is not being reported on at all...


4 posted on 06/24/2014 12:06:04 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

The Kurdish Peshmerga also repelled ISIS, which hasn’t gotten much attention here.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 12:08:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MinorityRepublican

we can only hope....


6 posted on 06/24/2014 12:11:30 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: MinorityRepublican; nickcarraway

Read this The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaida Really Wants http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166882/posts


7 posted on 06/24/2014 12:16:58 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: Netz

“The Shittites (Shia) are more insane than the insane Sunna.”

That is a contest that has been going on for a long time.

Just when you think one side is clearly nuttier, along comes an even bigger whack job.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 12:20:18 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: MinorityRepublican

Prior to their half-billion-dollar bank heist ISIS was likely being financed by Saudis. As fanatical as they are ISIS may not choose to kill the goose laying golden eggs.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 12:37:57 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Very nasty war, innocent people were trapped in dire straits.
10 posted on 06/24/2014 12:42:45 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: MinorityRepublican
Gotta love the Arab Spring that Obambi/Hillary promoted.

Personally, I have no problem with the Saudi Royalty getting a tast of this.

11 posted on 06/24/2014 1:22:49 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: BeauBo
Islam is the religion of piece, many pieces, many pieces that were blown to pieces.
The West should be demanding the each Islamic community in their respective countries CONDEMN their global behavior and distance themselves from the ongoing insanity but this is not going to happen.
12 posted on 06/24/2014 1:38:51 AM PDT by Netz
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To: A Navy Vet

That doesn’t seem likely. They are essentially on the same team. Iran is the enemy of both.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 1:38:59 AM PDT by DB
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To: A Navy Vet

Maybe President Obama should go back to Cairo and deliver his Cairo 2 speech but this time from inside those enormous cages the Egyptians use in their courtrooms to detain the accused bearded ones.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 1:43:41 AM PDT by Netz
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To: MinorityRepublican

If ISIS turns on their masters SA, you can be sure Obama will be bowing and scrapping to his masters....SA to help them out...

Blood and treasure be damned....


15 posted on 06/24/2014 1:47:22 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The overall problem is Islam. Islam is a cancer.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 2:50:32 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: nickcarraway

They are brutal and they swept through those areas in Iraq quickly and against little opposition.

They do not have the size to take on much more. And, whenever they faced any real opposition they get rebuffed.

The Kingdom would not be on their list anyway. They are on the same team—rock worshiping wise.

They have been getting their asses kicked in Syria by Assad.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 3:44:14 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"Could Saudi Arabia Be the Next ISIS Conquest?"

No, the Saudis are not afraid to do dirty things to insurgents and they are rich enough to buy favorable media coverage.

18 posted on 06/24/2014 4:31:12 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: nickcarraway

ISIL is well generaled but will not be able to defeat the determined defensive wall that will be established around Baghdad. I suspect the general will take a few swipes at the defensive line and then establish ISIL’s own defensive line to the north of the city.

The only question is where will the defensive perimeter be established.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 4:41:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: A Navy Vet

The purpose of the exercise is to develop a zone of containment around Iran. Syria and Iraq must be eliminated as Iranian allies to ensure that development.

The purpose of the containment is to protect the Gulf States.

As the exercise unfolds, it is obvious that it is not only well executed, but very well planned. There are some very god military commanders in charge of the ISIL operations.

Assas must be fearful because he knows that once the defensive line is established in Iraq, the army will be redirected into Syria. Allepo is toast,


20 posted on 06/24/2014 4:49:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: bert

Baghdad will be surounded and cut off. The Isis is well organized—they will use poison gas to slay the Shia neghborhoods and take out the Green Zone. Its going to be like Berlin in 1945. IRAN will do thing to help—they will concentrate on the south and the State of Sumer they will build. We are fools to think we can do much now—300 guys will be of no value in the long run.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 5:01:25 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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