A member of Kurdish security forces stands guard
Tuesday as families fleeing violence in the Iraqi city
of Mosul wait at a checkpoint in outskirts of Arbil,
in Iraq's Kurdistan region. (Reuters)
xymphora ■ "Islamic Jihadis Take Over Second-Biggest City In Iraq … But Al Qaeda Wasn’t Even IN Iraq Until the U.S. Invaded" Prince Bandar - and/or his successor - working on a Yinon plan for Iraq. The goal of World Jewry is, as always, to keep the gentiles fighting each other. ZOG will block the Americans from being able to do anything about it, and there is no reasonable prospect that Iraq is capable of helping itself. For the foreseeable future, there is an Islamist terrorist country in a highly strategic location. - Have they found Saddam's weapons of mass destruction yet?
Barry Grey ■ Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS captures Mosul from Iraqi government forces || Coming just two and a half years after the withdrawal of the last of a US occupation force that at its peak numbered over 157,000—deployed in a war sold to the US public as a struggle against terrorism—the fall of Mosul to Al Qaeda-linked guerrillas also constitutes a searing indictment of the criminal character of US policy in the region. With the takeover of the west bank and center of Mosul, a mostly Sunni city of 1.8 million people 220 miles north of Baghdad, ISIS controls a large swath of territory stretching from the eastern outskirts of Aleppo in Syria to Fallujah and part of Ramadi in Iraq’s western Anbar Province, to large parts of Nineveh Province and its capital, Mosul. ISIS’ goal is to establish an Islamic caliphate comprising the two countries.
Oded Yinon ■ A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties || Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us. Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi'ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north. It is possible that the present Iranian-Iraqi confrontation will deepen this polarization. [Additional links here and here]
Al Jazeera: Half a million flee unrest in Iraq's Mosul
Al-Manar TV: ISIL Controls Several Areas in Iraq’s Kirkuk Province
Antiwar.com: Al-Qaeda Seizes Iraq’s Mosul, Moves on Kirkuk
P. Cockburn: Battle to Establish Islamic State Across Iraq and Syria