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The ISIS crisis Sunday, 28 December 2014 13:11

The Hill - Although the Kurdish Peshmerga has recently broken the ISIS siege of Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq, the Islamic State continues to make major advances across Anbar Province, posing a direct threat to Baghdad itself. Military experts admit that US airstrikes alone will not lead to the defeat of the Islamic State. They are designed to bolster the fight on the ground by the Iraqi military, which is in a state of virtual collapse. Riven with dishonesty and fraud,…
Al Arabiya, By Abdulrahman al-Rashed - There is a widespread conviction amongst the majority of Sunnis that the death sentence against Iraqi MP Ahmed al-Alwani is the result of a sectarian measure engineered by the government of Nouri al-Maliki, which hunted down many of its opponents. It accused all those who were against it of terrorism, forcing them to flee or be subject to imprisonment. Therefore, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi shocked everyone when he said that he would not interfere in the…
Al Arabiya, by Abdulrahman al-Rashed  - With a scandal involving 50, 000 fake military jobs unfurling in Iraq, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has spoken about the sacred duty to defend Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. Perhaps he thinks that it is the best way to cover up the scandals of the army, of which he was the leader, the shocking defeats at the hands of terrorist organizations, the corruption and the presence of “ghost” employees in security and military…
Lebanon, An Nahar Newspaper/ By Struan Stevenson - A refugee camp next to Baghdad airport with 2700 trapped Iranians have been abandoned by the West who broke too many promises to protect them. Struan Stevenson is having sleepless nights over what would happen to these poor individuals if ISIS gets their hands on them although the former MEP, who often visited Iraq, still insists that the country is well shot of Nouri al-Maliki. Since the Iraqi authorities took over the security of Camp…
THE HILL, By Heshmat Alavi - In the heat of the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group that has invaded large parts of Iraq and Syria, a recent report by Amnesty International gives a stark warning that not addressing extremism in its entirety and making the wrong decisions can lead to the deepening of the sectarian rift in Iraq and eventually trigger an irreversible disaster. The document, which is based on thorough research in war-torn areas in Iraq, gives horrendous…

Washington must choose between us and Iran Thursday, 09 October 2014 22:13

-Al Arabiya, by Abdulrahman al-Rashed- Three years ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was a small pack of wolves made up of a few dozen members. However, the organization is now a herd of wolves comprised of around 30,000 fighters. The group’s ranks swelled due to the underestimation of it as a suicidal takfirist organization which adopted the luring slogan of fighting against the Syrian regime which has killed tens of thousands of civilians. This is how ISIS’s…
-The Guardian, By Cale Salih- Observing fighters for the Islamic State (Isis) march closer and closer toward the key Syrian town of Kobani over the past week has felt like watching a bitterly suspenseful action movie unfold. Unlike other central Syrian towns that have been pounded to the ground mostly out of sight, Kobani’s looming collapse sits in full view of anyone paying attention – journalists, refugees and Turkish military tanks planted over the border, just a couple of miles…

ISIL (ISIS) Is Not a Reason to Cozy Up to Iran Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:11

-By SEN. TED CRUZ- On Sept. 26, 2012, an American pastor named Saeed Abedini who was visiting family and fellow Christians in Tehran was dragged out of the private home he was staying in and hauled away to jail by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Friday marked the second anniversary of his imprisonment, and for the last two years he has been beaten, abused and subjected to solitary confinement for weeks on end in Iran’s most notoriously dangerous prisons for the crime…
-By Gary Schmitt, David Adesnik, FoxNews-  “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” And this is no less true when it comes to how countries conduct their foreign policies.So, it should be no surprise then that, last week, Secretary of State John Kerry told the United Nations Security Council that in the fight against the Islamic State, “There is a role for nearly every country in the world to play, including Iran.” Just forty-eight hours later, Kerry met face to face with Iranian Foreign…
By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Saturday, September 20, 2014- Iran's secretive Quds force is becoming more active in Iraq along side Iraqi soldiers and militias battling the Islamic State terrorist group, as the Obama administration sends signals welcoming Tehran to the fight.A source close to the U.S. special operations community said some elite Quds forces were on the ground last month when Iraqis recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam from Islamic State fighters. The Iraqis were aided overhead by U.S. strike…
-By Lord Maginnis (Excerpts)- There is no doubt that the Islamic State (ISIL) - the nascent caliphate being set up by ultra-extremist fighters in Syria and Iraq - is a serious threat to all Western democracies and to the peace and stability of the world. All reasonable observers, of all whatever political hue, agree upon this fact. What is nonetheless a matter of dispute is how best to meet that threat. And far too many commentators are already committed to the notion…

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