BlueyesinLevis: All along.. many of us have said.. the Iraqi Regulars will not follow Maliki into the breach.. they will not war on their fellow Iraqis for Maliki's greed.
This crisis will pass... the Kurds have secured the North.... and occupied the disputed areas.. article 140 is as good as DONE. Once Maliki goes down... things will change abruptly.
Tlar: Thanks Blue. You are a guiding light in a sometimes very dark tunnel. Let me also add that Iraq is strategically important to the world.
It has to be a part of the world because they will be suppliers of energy to the world for the next generation. The world is coming of age.
Tlar Continues: People from Bangladesh to india to China to Africa all want to watch large screen TV's, drive cars, have lighting at night, use cell phones and be in the world. No one wants to be locked out because of a lack of energy. The world is decades away from weening itself off off fossil fuels.
Iraq has one fifth of those fossil fuels under its country. So the civilized world has to defend this country no matter the cost. Yes the situation is serious and yes blame can be cast on Maliki, but right now the focus is making sure that the insurgents are stopped dead in their tracks and pushed back to the boarders.
The reason I am so positive this will come out right is because it must. No expense will be spared in making sure that it is. Our government and governments around the world have a lot at stake and it is not just money. It is the future generations we are fighting for along with our own.
The naysayers in our press and even some here in dinarland seem to think all is lost. So let me take their position for a moment and through projecting their vision of this we see that their outcome is silly and totally unacceptable.
DAASH WINS IN IRAQ AS BAGDAD FALLS TO THE INSURGENTS.
The US is soundly defeated in their attempt to defend Iraq as well as the Peshmerga army leaves Iraq with their tail between their legs. Al-Qaeda is firmly in control of the country having taken all the provinces and major cities one by one .
ISIS have at least temporarily stopped the shipments of oil and have looted all the banks taking of all of Iraq's wealth and have become an organization that has now set its sites on the oil rich territories of Kurdistan.
The long term plan consists of taking the region down country by country with the prize being the a strangle hold on the world replacing the disorganized OPEC organization. The west, Europe and the Orient sit by helpless to do anything about it.
This is an utterly stupid scenario and that is why I am so sure that this problem is being dealt with as we speak. The US and the world have a lot at stake here and its not just money.
We shortly will see countries that are on tentative terms come together to support this effort to put these guys down. The ISIS is not a huge army.
There are a bunch of radicalized Muslim misfits with a true hatred of the world thinking they know best how to run other peoples lives. Wherever they end up in control it is temporary they tend to be unforgiving of anybody who disagrees with their ideology.
The kill anybody who does not agree or support them. Even devote Muslims are not safe from these murderers They have no respect for human life including their own, or for any property no matter even if it is a sacred shrine of their own religion.
They use god as their excuse while prostituting their own religion. They are misguided misfits for the most part. We see them everywhere in the world. When a student here in the US walks into his school and starts to shoot his fellow students, he is of the same mindset of the ISIS.
He has justified his actions in his own mind as being the "right thing to do". The twist is throwing god in to justify their actions and giving them a false cause to rally around..
These are the dregs of society who are mostly uneducated ad backward. Most are social misfits and this gives purpose and a cause and gives them a sense of unity and importance that they rally around while committing the most hanous of acts ever committed in the name of god.
They have always been here and they will always be here. Theft, rape, murder cruelty of all kinds, destruction of property, all is always in their minds by their false association with religion.
Their leadership and backers consists mostly of perverted ideologists who think they are changing the world for the better but they themselves have never built anything . They are the great destroyers.
They are the ones who collect and organize the misfits and then send them out to do gods work by destroying anything and everything and killing as many as they can all in the name of god.
Yes they will be stopped. Of that I am sure. The Sunni population is mostly hard working people just trying to scrape out a living for themselves.
They don't like what's going on anymore than you and I but when you 18 and 19 year olds running around with an AK47 in your neighborhood yelling orders at people while you are unarmed, you don't say much.
The good news. Maliki lost the election big time. He can't repair that. There are no do overs in this matter. He will be removed whether he finds a way to slow this process or not.
I personally think he won't be able to slow the process. A government change is what Iraq needs NOW. Not months from now. We have already seen this in the news. I stand by what I said before.
Maliki will be out of office before this weekend is up. WhY?