Skip to comments.Iraq's 'Sunni' rebellion shows splits between ISIS, others
Posted on 06/25/2014 10:54:32 PM PDT by Trapper6012
After mostly ejecting government forces from Sunni areas, the differences over the next stage between ISIS and other Sunni factions will soon emerge.
Reports about the June 21 clashes between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and fighters from the Naqshbandi Order organization, led by former Iraqi Vice President Izzat al-Duri, have surprised no one. n fact, a battle among the armed factions fighting the Iraqi army in Sunni cities and towns was expected to break out as soon as things relatively settled down and the gunmens influence in Iraqs Sunni areas was established.
Although news reports indicate that the latest battles in the neighborhoods of al-Riyadh, al-Rashad and Hawija (all in Kirkuk province) happened because those areas refused to pledge allegiance to ISIS, well-informed sources told Al-Monitor that the conflict arose because ISIS sought to kill a number of tribal leaders who have deep connections in the region, most prominently the al-Asi family, which leads the al-Obaida tribe in Hawija.
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Looks like we are having a Judean Peoples’ Front and The Peoples’ Front of Judea moment.
This will continue until the whole area reverts to its pre Sykes-Picot tribal/religious divide. Better for world peace if they destroy each other
Naw. The local Sunnis are responsible whereas ISIS are terrorists and out for themselves. Iraq’s Sunnis are bitter about their post-Saddam dispossession of Iraqi power, money and influence but they’re perturbed by ISIS treating them like peasants who must yield to their will. They’re insulted by that I’m sure.
ISIS -wearing out their welcome everywhere. Soon to be a pariah desert rat roaming the Anbar province and eastern Syria looking for sanctuary.
Look for the Iraqi Sunnis to declare independence and throw out ISIS about the same time. Or cut a deal with Baghdad for more inclusion in the government. I’m betting the former.
The only ones worth backing here are the Kurds.
IMO they’re all worth backing. They’re all capable of self-rule under a loose federation supported by a weak central government. And they’ll need that central government to protect each other from Iran, Turkey and Syria all of which covet their oil and infrastructure.
They’re post-tribal, ergo tribal states. Federating them for mutual self-defense is the next logical step.
Never going to happen. The Sunni/Shia hatred goes back 1,400 years, the tribal divide further than that. If anything they have gone backwards not forwards in that time.
It’s already happening. They’re beginning to collaborate to defend against ISIS.
It’ll end up as a republic of federated nation states.