Not that you’d read about it in our MSM but horrible things are happening in Iraq.
Iraq, once touted as the
successful annexation of major oilfields by the 1% liberation from a horrible dictator madman is deteriorating so rapidly it actually influences the oil prices and is leaving entire regions devastated with hundreds of thousands of refugees on the move trying to find a safe haven from the terror inflicted upon them.
Falluja, Mosul, Tigrit are being destroyed and occupied by some of the most extreme Islamist warriors. In fact they are deemed so extreme even al Qaeda wants nothing to do with them.
So what is going on? I honestly need to study this more in order to come up with a decent explanation but thought to bring it up to get the research going.
Is this a prolonged false flag to be able to bring large amounts of troops back into the country and will John Key who signed us on to NATO with a brand spanking new treaty in 2012 finally get his way and send Kiwi’s to Iraq?
Is this an unforeseen consequence of arming Jihadi extremists in Syria?
Just when one thought US foreign policy couldn’t sink any deeper into the hole of its embarrassment, it takes out a shovel and starts digging. Overnight, in what AP describes as a stunning assault that exposed Iraq’s eroding central authority, Al Qaida-inspired militants from ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city.
For those who may have forgotten, Iraq was one of those countries “liberated” by the the United States, which unlike Afghanistan where the opium trade is still important, did pull out its troops two and a half years ago.
Ths shocking takeover of Mosul took place months after Al Qaeda-linked fighers took over another Iraqi town, Fallujah, earlier in the year and which they have successfully defended against government attempts to reclaim it.
That however, was just the appetizer: Mosul is a much bigger, more strategic prize. The city and surrounding Ninevah province, which is on the doorstep of Iraq’s relatively prosperous Kurdish region, are a major export route for Iraqi oil and a gateway to Syria.