The Shia militias in Iraq have been taking Sunnis out and massacring them. Plus there is talk by Shia politicians of "cleansing" Iraq of Sunnis.
Obviously the solution to this is to bomb Baghdad, right?
2,100 Palestinians were slaughtered in the Gaza Strip. Time to bomb Israel.
Seriously, can you think of a good reason not to bomb Tehran?
Saudi Arabia has beheaded 59 people so far this year, and is a leading source of funding for al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist groups. The head of Saudi intelligence recently said: “The time is not far off in the Middle East, Richard, when it will be literally ‘God help the Shia’. More than a billion Sunnis have simply had enough of them.”
So why are we messing with their minions. Let's go straight at the headquarters of radical Islam and bomb Mecca?
After all, bombing works so well.
Barack Obama has now bombed seven largely Muslim countries, in each case citing a moral imperative. The result, as you can see in Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan,Yemen, Somalia and Syria, has been the eradication of jihadi groups, of conflict, chaos, murder, oppression and torture. Evil has been driven from the face of the Earth by the destroying angels of the west.
Phew! It's a good thing that bombs are like magic fairy dust, that defeat all evil and heal all wounds. Otherwise we'd be up to our noses in jihadists.
The Pentagon doesn't need to know
who we are bombing, or how many bad guys are being killed, or that air strikes will never destroy ISIS
. The important thing is that we are dropping bombs.
Nothing says "I love you" like several hundred pounds of high-velocity shrapnel. That's why it's become our favorite wedding gift at eight different Islamic weddings.
The bottom line is that we are winning against ISIS and all we have to do is to keep dropping bombs. The proof is that the Kurds are advancing on multiple fronts.
Of course Kurdistan wasn't really the reason for bombing Iraq, nor does it appear to be the top priority of ISIS.
Yesterday ISIS overran another Iraqi Army military base near Ramadi.
reports suggested between 240 and 600 people were under siege. The senior security official added that some of the soldiers at Albu Aytha were able to escape before ISIS arrived.
This comes less than two weeks after ISIS overran another Iraqi military base near Fallujah, killing over 300 soldiers
in the process.
Both of these bases are less than 60km from Baghdad.
However, the front lines of this war are a lot closer than that.
“ISIS are now just 5 miles away from Baghdad,” Canon Andrew White, who runs the last Anglican church in Iraq, wrote on his Facebook page. “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy. We need you.”
“People are very fearful the nation looks as if it has collapsed,” White wrote. “The usual hectic and crazy streets were this morning almost empty.”
A combined Shia militia/ISF effort has appeared to have stopped
the ISIS advance, but things in Baghdad haven't been this uncertain since June.
By one source, more than 1,000 soldiers were killed
around 10 miles outside of Baghdad.
The reason is because of the morale of the ISF.
“This morning I was with one of my soldiers who is assigned by the government to protect me,” White wrote. “I asked him what he would do if he saw ISIS coming. He told me he would take off his uniform and run.”
Around 90,000 soldiers
White wrote that when he asked his bodyguard “if he took seriously his role as a soldier to fight and protect his people,” the soldier said no.
have deserted the ISF since June.
ISIS is at the Gates of Baghdad after two months of bombing. What will another two months bring us?
4:11 PM PT: While it isn't the point of this diary, it should be noted that we are currently bombing 12% of the globe's Muslim-majority nations (6 out of 49), and 0% of the globe's Christian-majority nations.
Plus we were recently bombing Libya (and may soon be again), and our foreign policy for several Muslim nation is pro-regime change.
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