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27 July 2014

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blowback

The PNAC plan to break up the Middle East into small warring tribes seems to be working out really well with ISIS becoming the predominant force in the Levant and the United States seemingly fleeing from Tripoli.

Now that the "moderate" jihadis are streaming to join ISIS, will Obama continue with his plan to fund weapons purchases for those "moderate" jihadis? Of course, because yes he can.

So many chickens, so many chickens..........

FB Ali

Col Lang,

"It will be interesting to see if the IS "high command' will be able to bring these Syria focussed fighters into Iraq or Saudi Arabia....."

That is the benefit of the Caliphate. Anyone who joins its army fights wherever that army is fighting.

IS may well bring these Syrian (and foreign) fighters into Iraq in order to further reduce its dependence on the tribes and former Baath military. This will also keep the leadership of these groups in line.

turcopolier

fb Ali

I understand that the caliphate's claims to authority are universal but, I still want to see if they actually can do that. If they can, It may well be that Saudi Arabia, and Jordan are doomed. pl

Poul

Another government base falls.

As for the attack on the Al-Shaar gas field. It may have been more of a raid with the purpose of depriving the government of income.


quote:
But the regime recaptured Shaar gas field Saturday in Homs province from ISIS, which had captured the field nearly two weeks ago, reportedly killing 270 guards, pro-regime paramilitary and civilian employees. ISIS fighters had destroyed the equipment at the site before retreating.

Read more: http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Jul-28/265350-isis-seizes-army-position-in-hassakeh-after-gains-in-raqqa.ashx#ixzz38kDiRSYj
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)


Ryan

If this comes to pass regarding Jordan and Saudi Arabia we may come to a time when The State of Israel has as its immediate neighbor The Islamic State. I'm sure they will get along quite well.

Babak Makkinejad

That whole thing just establishes how ignorant of history of Islam all these people are - as though the Ottomans, the Qajars, the Safavids, the Seljuks, the Buyids, the Moghuls and many others never existed.

How any one inhis right mind can expect such people - or their kin - to operate the machinery of representative government and impartial justice is beyond me.

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