By Jim Emerson, staff writer
The Sunni controlled, Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have invaded Iraq in order to confiscate land and establish a strict Sunni caliphate in region, all with the blessings of Mullah Barack Obama. (2) (Mullah generally refers to someone educated in Islamic theology. Obama attended a madrassa in Indonesia). ISIS is an al Qaeda offshoot which has been successfully defeating Iraq’s post-Saddam, Shi’ite controlled government. (1)
The Obama Administration is stuck on diplomatic solutions to invasions. But the world see this as weakness ala the French proverb: “Les mots sont des actes féminins masculins.” (Words are for women, actions for men.) After all, Islamic terrorists have little use for words or hashtags.
It is intervention by Iran that will have the best chance of saving the Shi’ite nation. After the liberation of Iraq from Saddam and opportunistic Islamists such as the members of al Qaeda, Tehran has developed a relationship with its Shia brothers in Iraq. Iranian President Rouhani has stated that Iran will act to counter the ISIS threat to the Shi’ite population, meaning that the former enemies will join to fight the Sunni invaders.
ISIS leadership announced that it will take the capital city of Baghdad, certain that the Iraqi Army is cowering and will not confront the battle hardened Sunni militants. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has committed 150 fighters from the Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds force and has offered to send two additional brigades to aid in the defense of Baghdad. (3) Iraqi President Maliki is considering the offer from the Islamic Republic as Obama has made no serious commitment to provide military assistance. Maliki may have to accept Iranian assistance to defend Baghdad from ISIS. Iran will gladly join the fight in order to prevent the creation of a militant, Sunni controlled Islamic state on its border. Once the fighting begins, look for both sides to formally deploy those missing/nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.
The Sunni controlled, ISIS fighters will seek revenge on the remnants of Iraq’s Mehdi Army which had slaughtered and cleansed all Sunni residents from Baghdad. It is something the Sunnis have not forgotten.
The liberation of Iraq that cost many American military personal their lives and limbs has now been lost. The abandonment of Iraq and the meddling in Syria by the Obama Administration has unleashed a religious Jihad between the major sects of Islam that desire to restore a caliphate under their control and it’s going to be bloody.