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    Quote Originally Posted by ted08 View Post
    I see that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has declared himself Caliph of what they are calling The Islamic State. This declaration alone will set blood boiling in the middle east, and I would expect an escalation of hostilities and smacks the very least of hubris, whether long lived remains to be seen. According to the article below "There hasnít been a Caliph since the Ottoman Empire, and the Caliph is appointed as the only legitimate successor to Prophet Mohammed". I would expect Iraq to respond with just about everything that they have got to crush this in its infancy. ISIS means business, that's for sure.

    'New era of international jihad' as Isis declares its territories an Islamic state - Independent.ie
    The House of Saud is going to be well pissed. In their minds they are the only legitimate guardians of Sunni Islam, they will consider this blasphemous.
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    Things not going too well for the Iraqi forces:

    The Iraqi military offensive to retake Tikrit, the provincial capital of Salahaddin province, appears to have suffered its first setback as the military withdrew troops from the city after heavy fighting.

    The Iraqi troops pulled back from much of Tikrit after a ground offensive, which started yesterday, "met stiff resistance" from insurgent forces in the city, the BBC reported. The insurgent alliance includes the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, and the Naqshbandi Army, a collection of former Baathists and ostensible Islamists intent on reestablishing Sunni dominance.

    Several armored columns of Iraqi forces entered Tikrit yesterday from the south. Heavy fighting was reported at the provincial council building, Saddam's Hussein's presidential palace, Tikrit University, and elsewhere.

    The news of the withdrawal from Tikrit comes one day after Iraqi military officials boasted that they "routed" the fighters, and had "complete success in clearing ISIS from the city, with some militant commanders among the 60 killed."

    Iraqi forces are said to have withdrawn to the town of Dijla near Tikrit to regroup.
    Iraqi troops, insurgents battle for Tikrit - The Long War Journal

    Seems to be some confusion over who exactly is in control of Tikrit. After already been found lying about previous "gains" Malaki's government hasn't exactly been the most trustworthy of sources recently. Mind you ISIS fanatics haven't been much better. Certainly a lot of propaganda emanating from all sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    It's clear Iranian involvement in Syria and Iraq is causing massive destabilisation of the region and fueling the Sunni/Shi'a civil war. Russian supplies of warplanes to Iraq is also not helpful as the Iraqi Air Force is essentially subordinate to Shi'a militia and will have no problem in ordering airstrikes on Sunni civilian areas, as is the case in Syria.
    You do realise you are 100% bat sh!t crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    And just because you keep getting yourself banned from threads is no excuse for you to keep starting new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAT View Post
    You do realise you are 100% bat sh!t crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    And just because you keep getting yourself banned from threads is no excuse for you to keep starting new ones.
    Iran already has Revolution Guards units inside Iraq, being led by the Quds commander Qassem Suleimani. Why do you have issues with US forces being inside Iraq and Afghanistan but stay eternally silent on Iranian forces fomenting unrest in other countries?

    And please keep it civil. Thanks.
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    Poster "Dengler" produced an excellent comment on another thread about the mindset that prevails in those nutters.

    Has The Sh!te Rimes sent a correspondent over to empathise with the nutters, and provide the nutter side of the story ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    The House of Saud is going to be well pissed. In their minds they are the only legitimate guardians of Sunni Islam, they will consider this blasphemous.
    Well they should be pissed. Wealthy Saudis have been providing them with funding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    They "teamed up" in the 80's during the Iran-Iraq War so maybe they'll get together once more in taking on ISIS.
    With Ronald Reagan as Manager & Ollie North as water-boy, they played a blinder.

    No wonder Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are thinking of a come-back.
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    US orchestrated Iraq mayhem: Analyst.

    Nothing that we didn't know already....Spill over of US backed Syrian head hackers into Iraq.

    A political analyst says the United States must be held accountable for the ongoing crisis in Iraq, where Takfiri militants are carrying out acts of terror and committing atrocities against the people.

    PressTV - US orchestrated Iraq mayhem: Analyst
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Well they should be pissed. Wealthy Saudis have been providing them with funding.
    Blowback eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    With Ronald Reagan as Manager & Ollie North as water-boy, they played a blinder.

    No wonder Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are thinking of a come-back.
    You would think they would have the grace to kindly fukk off after the spectacular balls up they made of the Iraq war. But no, they are eternally shameless and still believe their words have some sort of relevance or meaning. Why can't these chickenhawks do like the Shrub and take up a hobby that doesn't involve pushing for WWIII?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Run_to_da_hills View Post
    US orchestrated Iraq mayhem: Analyst.

    Nothing that we didn't know already....Spill over of US backed Syrian head hackers into Iraq.

    A political analyst says the United States must be held accountable for the ongoing crisis in Iraq, where Takfiri militants are carrying out acts of terror and committing atrocities against the people.

    PressTV - US orchestrated Iraq mayhem: Analyst
    Press TV eh? No, not biased at all. Just ignore Quds Commander Suleimani running Shiite death squads across Iraq.
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