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Baath in Iraq declares war on ISIS
Shafaq News ^ | 23 July 2014

Posted on 07/23/2014 3:23:01 AM PDT by Trapper6012

Outlawed Baath party in Iraq announced, the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” organization because of the last displacement of Christians

from Mosul city, the second largest city in Iraq, which is controlled by ISIS since 10th of last June.

Observers had expected the occurrence of differences between groups allied to ISIS organization in cities and areas they control after the 10th of last June due to the views of ISIS which adopts the "Islamic Caliphate", and refuses anyone who don’t pay allegiance as well as what is known of the organization of fighting groups and militant factions to, Bashar al-Assad regime and the Syrian army.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.shafaaq.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: baathists; iraq; isis; muslimworld
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 3:23:01 AM PDT by Trapper6012
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To: Trapper6012

well well well
that “sunni” alliance didn’t last long
this will be like watching a scorpion fight
.... predicting the strategist who know how to fight against the Iraqi army are the old Baathists - not the psycho Bin Laden-wannabes
Now - if only the US will stay OUT OF IT


2 posted on 07/23/2014 3:42:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

In some way, I suppose, I’m not entirely surprised; the Ba’athist ideology is more-or-less a secular ideology - it’s primary concern is power and how to wield it.

These ISIS loonies may well have met their match. In a showdown between the two....me, I’d be rooting for the Ba’athists. I don’t like them one iota, but they’re infinitely preferable to ISIS fanatic wackadoodles.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 3:53:26 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: silverleaf
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guaranteed to be a bloodbath ... visible from space ...


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4 posted on 07/23/2014 3:54:37 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Trapper6012

What’s most interesting is that from the article you linked to (which really could use the services of a proofreader, but, oh well) it was the persecution and expulsion of the Christians of Mosul that was the final straw for the Ba’athists.

“The statement added that ‘ISIS crimes began to widen and worsen, the last was displacing the Christian Brothers from Mosul city in a matter of regret that we reject completely. Christians will remain an integral part of this beloved homeland.’”

Apparently for the Ba’athists, that was a bridge too far.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

BS.... The event with the Christians was merely cover to come out of the closet where they have been seething at the fall of Saddam and the impending fall of Bashir Assad.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 4:23:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Trapper6012
Quick, let's send them all kinds of money, arms and munitions!

What could it hurt? /s

7 posted on 07/23/2014 4:30:37 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

Why not? We already sent plenty of arms to ISIS/ISIL, aka “Syrian rebels.”

I favor the Redenbacher Doctrine these days.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 4:38:23 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bert

Hard to tell, but do recall that the Ba’ath Party was founded by a Syrian Christian by the name of Michael Aflaq back in 1947, and there were Christians in both the Iraqi and Syrian Ba’ath Parties.

Tariq Aziz, the former Iraqi FM, immediately comes to mind. His real name is Mikhail Yuhanna.

But I have no qualms with watching ISIS get its fanny kicked by its former allies. :D


9 posted on 07/23/2014 4:39:15 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Slump Tester

This signals greater US advisor outreach to the Sunnis. The Sunnis political leadership is saying they reject ISIS. So now Baghdad and US advisors may integrate Sunni representatives into battle plans against ISIS and coordinate attacks with them.

This occurred faster than I expected. ISIS must be a bunch of real d-bags.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 4:43:16 AM PDT by Justa
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Baath Party goes back 50 years as a secular party in Iraq, Syria and maybe some other places. If they can re-organize they can give ISIS a run for the money.
The world could care less when Muslims kill each other. Only Jews killing Muslims like Gaza riles up the European left-socialist-Muslims. Of course Jews are dying too in Gaza

Will we arm Saddam’’s old party? What irony!


11 posted on 07/23/2014 4:45:41 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Trapper6012

Do you pronounce Ba’athists like a sheep call?


12 posted on 07/23/2014 5:14:25 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Trapper6012

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.” Isaiah Chapter 27:13

Pray for the Christians in harms way,


13 posted on 07/23/2014 5:38:48 AM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: Trapper6012

Unless my history is a little rusty, the Baathists (Saddam included) left Iraq’s Christians alone.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 6:04:06 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: Trapper6012

All things considered, I’d rather have the Ba’ath Party running Iraq again.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 6:05:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Trapper6012

Same news source reported the recent arrival of 7,000 US troops in Iraq, attributing it to unnamed sources.

They are a mixed bag. Like many Middle East news sources, they have some unique perspective close to the action, but are liberally sprinkled with misinformation to advance partisan agendas.

I hope it is true that the Baathists have formerly turned on ISIS - the sooner the better. Tribal leaders are finding out that ISIS is no partner for them either


16 posted on 07/23/2014 6:39:41 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

So the Ba’athists are protecting the Christians from the thugs we armed, trained and financed to topple Assad who protects the Christians in Syria? Got it.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 6:44:17 AM PDT by grania
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18 posted on 07/23/2014 6:44:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rrstar96

Yes, they did. And so does Assad. But not out of the goodness of their heart. They needed the Christians to stiffen the backbone of minority rule.

Saddam (Sunni) and Assad (Alawite Shia) both had their 20% dominate the majority religious populations of their respective countries.

You just can’t effectively govern and oppress with 20% without some major concessions made to the other minority groups to work with them.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 7:49:49 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: rrstar96

Tariq Aziz, one of Saddam’s right hand men, was Christian.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 7:52:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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