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Tue Jun 10, 2014, 12:22 PM

Maliki offers to arms citizens willing to fight ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday offered weapons and equipment to citizens who volunteer to fight Islamist militants, hours after the government forces lost the northern city of Mosul to the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

In a statement broadcast on state television, Maliki said the cabinet has “created a special crisis cell to follow up on the process of volunteering and equipping and arming.”

The cabinet “praises the willingness of the citizens and the sons of the tribes to volunteer and carry weapons ... to defend the homeland and defeat terrorism,” he said.

Maliki said the cabinet also decided to “restructure and reorganize” the security forces, and to ask parliament to “announce a state of emergency.”

Hours after Maliki's statement ISIS Jhadists also seized several areas in Kirkuk province, a police officer said, according to AFP.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/06/10/Iraq-insurgents-overrun-Mosul-govt-HQ.html

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 01:56 PM

1. Before we invaded, there were no terrorists in Iraq.

Baghdad had a world class museum, that held specimens, some of which were 10,000 years old, specimens now destroyed.
Baghdad was the medical center of the Middle East. Women doctors. Women in positions of authority. Women teaching in the universities. Women owning and running business. Women could drive - alone.
It was safe to walk the streets. Now look at it.

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Response to ol geezer (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 04:07 PM

2. This looks like the beginning of the Shiite - Sunni Civil War in Iraq

The "secular" army will disappear and be replaced. Malaki has to get rid of all Sunni's in the Army and then arm the Shiite and Kurdish militias. At which point it is all out war with ISIS.

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Tue Jun 10, 2014, 05:43 PM

3. They need a no shit leader like Saddam back as iron fisted ruler

People knew not to fuck with the government when his minions were in power. The shia majority should just accept the sunni triangle will secede and join the caliphate under sharia law


http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/06/isis_take_control_of.php



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Response to May25th (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 05:56 PM

4. Map needs updating

At this point, the Sunni islamist control the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys from north of Baghdad to Turkey and west to Aleppo.

I'd think that the Peshmerga can hold Kurdistan and that the Shiite militias can hold the territory south of Baghdad.

I'd expect any "non-sectarian" units left over from the occupation to dissolve.

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