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  1. ASSAD REGIME LOST 4,500 FIGHTERS ON SUNDAY ALONE & WILL BE LOSING MORE

    The 4.500 are Iraqi militia in a super convoy headed home and unlikely to return. Rebels make no effort to hit these easy targets so far.

    Halting the Sunni advance and saving Baghad will be the first job of returning militias. The harder task would be rolling back Sunni gains. It might be impossible. If Baghdad falls, Hezbollah might be needed in Iraq as well. Assad, Al-Maliki and Khanenei created this war by brutalizing Sunnis who refused to accept the Supreme Leader’s demand for Shia dominance of all regional governments.

    The Shia militia are just as much “jihadis” as ISIS. Both threaten the West. This is a conflict between two extreme anti-western ideologies.. Al Queda ideology led to 9/11. Shia Islamist theology procduced and Shia Islamist theology produced the marine barracks attack, the US embassy siege (still celebrated), diplomatic hostage taking and Shia targeting of US soldiers in Iraq.

    In Syria democracy, not sectarianism, was the initial issue so intervention was possible and might have prevented much of this. However, Iraq is a sectarian conflict all the way, initiate by Iran’s long-time policies toward Sunnis. To intervene here on the Shia side in Iraq would promptly make us the enemies of all Sunnis everywhere (90% of all muslims). Is that a good idea?

    Iran and its Shia supporters need a nice, long, destructive, high casualty, economy killing war to develop a healthy revulsion for religious doctrine and power hungry clerics. That’s what happened in Europe and created the Enlightenment after the Thirty Years War. Why did Assad have to listento Mommy Makhlouf, brother Maher, Putin and Khamenei in 2011 and reject democracy? None of this was inevitable. After Islam, the religion most plagued by similar attitudes is Orthodox Christianity which also missed the Enlightenment and made potentially more corrosive by a dash of nationalism as in Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, etc. Russians need to learn the same lesson.

    For those deeply interested in where the war may be going and potential scenarios I strongly recommend the following new study from the Brookings Institute: “Iraq Military Situation Report” (June 14th).

    Latest news says that AbuShahd Jbouri (Zull Faqqar Brigade leader), left #Syria to join Shiite groups in Iraq. You’ve seen his picture before (first link below). The second link shows the situation in Baghdad as evening approached yesterday.

    https://twitter.com/archicivilians/status/478244058591006720/photo/1

    https://twitter.com/RamiAlLolah/status/477434014609842176/photo/1

    What a regime! MAN SPENT 21 YEARS IN JAIL FOR BEATING ASSAD’S BROTHER IN A HORSE RACE

    To listen to regime alologists everyone loves this regime, no one is discontented with it and why would anyone not want to fight for it or prefer democracy instead. You’ve gotta be Al Queda to oppose the regime. Who else would?

    “(Adnan) Qassar was not a political activist. But in Syria, no one is allowed to be better at anything than the Assads,” Abdel Rahman said.
    http://news.yahoo.com/syria-frees-horse-rider-rivalled-assad-brother-175541216.html

    THE GUARDIAN (UK): Iraq arrest that exposed wealth and power of Isis jihadists

    Security forces found 160 USB sticks with names of #ISIS-fighters,codes,spys & complete financial data of organization. It found how the group became so wealthy had little to do with foreign donors.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/15/iraq-isis-arrest-jihadists-wealth-power

  2. So rebels ran out of supplies and ammo, leave and the regime takes over. Is that a military victory? As I wrote yesterday, Kassab served its purpose but is now redundant with the rebel offensive in Jisr Al-Shughour, which has limited priority for now.

    The rebels sure didn’t run out of ammo in the battle near Nawa. So many regime casualties. So many regime prisoners. It’s a clear victory and in a far more strategic location.

    REBELS SCORE A NICE HIT ON IRAQI COMMANDERS IN DAMASCUS

    According to Markito0171 the Bahsa explosion in Damascus a night earlier was a rebel bombing of a building where Iraqi militia commanders (LAFA) were meeting. Tens of militants were reported killed.

  3. Warning: THIS VIDEO OF ISIS DEATH SQUAD SHOOTING PEOPLE AND CARS AT RANDOM TOPS EVEN THE MASS EXECUTION VIDEOS

    Isis members ride along a highway with NRA-type automatic weapons. They shoot into vehicle after vehicle then climb out to shoot anyone still alive. They drive along streets and shoot any pedestrians they see. In one case their chase a young man into a field with their car and shoot him. After he falls, he looks back up at the car. Someone gets out and walks up to shoot him as he pleas for mercy.

    Imagine what happens when these foreign fighters return to the West, especially the NRA-dominated USA, pick up a few automatic weapons and cruise the highways and visit malls or Disneyland. The gun industry-controlled NRA will tell us the solution is to buy more weapons and carry them so we can shoot back after dozens are dead. These guys are living the fantasy of the more nuttier types empowered by the industry-controlled NRA who would rather hundreds be killed rather than one less weapon sold.

    Title: “Graphic Video: ISIS Death Squads Killing Without Mercy on Iraqi Roads

    Link: http://prepperchimp.com/2014/06/12/graphic-video-isis-death-squads-killing-without-mercy-on-iraqi-roads/

    ISIS WOULD NOT BE WHERE IT IS TODAY …

    —IF Assad not nurtured it back to health from the moment he started to crack down on democracy by promoting sectarian division, using ISIS as an ally to both target the rebels and blame its crimes on them. Now Assad’s own “baby” is boomeranging on Shia civilians and has gotten out of the cage.

    –IF Iran hadn’t ordered the persecution, dominance, barrel-bombing and starvation of Sunnis everywhere. That radicalizes people more than it intimidates them. Does Iran really expect Sunnis to spend lives in a second-class hell so the Supreme Cult Leader can thrive?

    –IF Mamma’s Boy Assad hadn’t listened to lousy nagging from Mama Mahkhouf, Psycho Brother Maher, Putin and Khemeni when he first considered accepting public demands for democracy and an end to police state minority rule.

    –IF Obama has acted back then when he claimed non-action would prevent what it has actually caused.

    In foreign policy, a one-size-fits-all policy of extreme interventionism (a la Bush) or extreme isolationism (a la Rand Paul, Obama, etc.) is asking for disaster. Beware politicians who only draw conclusions from “the last war.” “Interventionism” will prove fatal in Iraq once again as in Bush’s time whereas “isolationism”proved fatal in Syria.

    The only two military moves that might help now would be bombing ISIS in eastern Syria only (not Iraq where we’d be seen by Sunnis as Maliki allies) and arming the moderate Syria rebels (though Obama pretty much did everything he could to disempower them, knowing Bad Guys on both sides (the Assad regime, extreme Islamists) were being armed to the teeth).

    What did he expect? How could he be so stupid? I think it stems from Obama’s personality, his inflexible commitment to fixed ideological beliefs and his self-evident lack of interest in foreign policy issues). He has gone rid of his best advisers (Petraeus, Hillary) and kept like-minded duds.

    SYRIA IS NOT IRAQ & DOES NOT CALL FOR IDENTICAL POLICIES

    What makes Syria different than Iraq is that there is still a lot of popular support for democracy among the Sunni majority and lots of hatred for ISIS among folks who hate the regime as well. In other words, Syria may be ripe for the sort of Awakening the US once promoted successfully in Iraq until Maliki and Iran screwed things up.

    • Well since the regime said it then it must be true because they have so much credibility. Interesting that they were unable to provide a single shred of evidence. That might as well be satire.

  4. A SERIOUS WARNING FROM KEN POLLACK AT BROOKINGS INSTITUTE

    “In Iraq the US Is Being Urged to Intervene on the Side of Shia Sectarian Militias.” That would be a horrific mistake and get us in big trouble.

    Not so in Syria where there is no such danger and where—unlike Iraq—the possibility of a non-sectarian third choice still exists despite Obama’s best effort to stomp it out. A score of fighters who hate BOTH the Assad Regime and ISIS and have no interest in replacing it with a sectarian, Islamist-ruled one that is just as bad. A much larger segment of Sunnnis—and I suspect many Alawites as well—feel likewise.

    http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/06/14-iraq-military-situation-pollack

    “EVERYDAY DISCRIMINATION: “Defected Officers of the Syrian Officer Corp Describe How Discrimination Against Non-Alawites Incubates Sectarian Tensions in the Officer Corps.”

    Source: Lebanon’s NOW

    Link:https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/551695-everyday-discrimination

    This should be read with the Brookings Study above because it describes how Al-Maliki “re-engineered” the Iraqi army to be equally sectarian after the Americans left. In Syria, Assad is understandably mistrustful of Sunni officers at this point, but he too followed the same policy as Maliki long before the conflict as well.

    Once Assad’s decided to ruthlessly crackdown on democracy, it was absolutely essential that if Assad was to survive that the enemy be divided. So long as he was seen as “fighting democracy” (which he was) he had no chance. He needed to promote sectarianism to he could claim to be “fighting terrorism.” For that purpose, you couldn’t top his move in deliberately releasing hundreds of extreme Islamists from his jails. If Alawites don’t like extreme Islamists they should think about that.

    NY Times on Big Mistake: OBAMA CONSIDERS CUDDLING UP WITH IRAN TO PERSECUTE SUNNI MUSLIMS

    That’s how it will be seen—correctly–by Sunnis and rightly so. I wouldn’t be surprised if the bum helps I the sectarian war on Sunnis in Syria as well, helping out his good friends Assad (an Al-Maliki twin), Putin, Khaemeni and Nasrallah. Now having screwed up in Syria, Obama now proposes to make the USA the enemy of Sunnis everywhere to proof he can be tough. You don’t believe the boomerang consequences if we declare War on Sunnis to please Iran.

    Maybe “The President With No Foresight” needs to consider that 90 percent of muslims are Sunni and that it was Iran-inspired persecution of Sunnis that opened the door for ISIS who both Iran and Assad assisted in Syria earlier. In theory, Al-Maliki would reach out to Sunnis. In practice, that’s about as likely as Ted Cruz endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Obama will fall for promises. Maliki will continue to stomp Sunnis and we’ll become everyone’s target.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/world/middleeast/iraq.html?hp&_r=0

    IRAN ALSO HELPED ISIS IN SYRIA BY RELEASING KEY AL QUEDA LEADERS TO GO THERE

    Surely they are not doing it now, after what happened in Syria but Iran has used Al Queda the same way in the past (to target Americans in Iraq). The article below shows how Iran schemed with Assad to help ISIS out and use it against the rebels.

    Title : “US: Here’s More Evidence That Iran Is Helping al Qaeda In Syria”

    Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-iran-is-helping-al-qaeda-in-syria-2014-2#ixzz34oh4fXkc

  5. SUNNIS ONLINE ARE SAYING “OBAMA IS DECLARING WAR ON US”

    When Obama’s action could have had major positive impact (Syria 2011) he froze like a deer in the headlights. When it could be disasterous, he looks all ready to jump in. Obama would help good old “Barrel Bombing Maliki,” seen as a sectarian Butcher of Baghdad, and aid an Iranian regime that slaughtered Americans and created the sectarian war via its pursuit of a Shia Empire.

    “Iraqi tribal Sheik Ali Hatem Suleiman says ISIS militants make up “only 5 to 7 %” of rebels” Yet Obama offering to help Bad Guys Maliki and Khamenei and their Sectarian Army kill off Sunnis.

    https://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng/status/478550874566836224/photo/1

    ARTICLE: “Syria has prised open the gates to hell in Iraq”

    The author writes (correctly) that Obama screwed up Syrian in every way imaginable, thereby enabling the present situation in Iraq.

    http://linkis.com/alarabiya.net/IrcO8

    ATLANTIC’S 2011 ARTICLE OBAMA MUST HAVE MISSED: “Iran Killing American Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan”

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/07/iran-killing-american-troops-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/241486/

    FOREIGN AFFAIRS QUARTERLY: “Collateral Damage in Iraq: The Rise of ISIS and the Fall of al Qaeda

    The astonishing success of ISIS in Iraq could signal a tectonic shift within the jihadi movement. (Thanks for making it possible: Assad, Khamenei, Putin and Obama)

    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141567/barak-mendelsohn/collateral-damage-in-iraq

    MAJOR WAR CRIMINAL CAPTURED IN REBEL VICTORY

    https://twitter.com/archicivilians/status/478283338294521856/photo/1

    REPORT: Hizbullah Ups Number of Fighters in Syria after Iraq Turmoil

    Hezbollah and Alawite casualties will take casualties Iraq militias will have taken. It’s also unlikely Hezbollah can match in numbers the departing Iraqi militias but it will do anything to keep Assad afloat, especially when it comes to carrying out genocide against Sunnis. As Obama considers being sucked into Iraq by Iranian and Makili promises of better behavior, he should pay attention to this.

    http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/135018-report-hizbullah-ups-number-of-fighters-in-syria-after-iraq-turmoil

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