Remember Operation Iraqi Freedom and its many deployments?
Well it hasn’t been long and the vacuum left by the United States leaving this country militarily has created conditions whereby other opportunistic groups, mainly ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have secured control of major cities in both Iraq and Syria.
The end result may be America’s eventual return to Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Crazier things have happened.
“Do I think we should go back to Iraq no, it’s hard to fight for people who will not fight for themselves. do I think we will have to go back yes.”
This Sunni Islamic extremist group has taken over most of the regions in northern and western Iraq.
As quoted on NPR ~ All across the city of Mosul are black flags with the words “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the state of Ninewa.” They’re a proclamation that the group — so extreme that even al-Qaida has disavowed it — is firmly in control there.”
And in case anyone remembers when a tyrannical leader by the name of Saddam Hussein was in control, mass executions, gassing and other forms of torture were ideals of the day often resulting in widespread fear and ghastly executions. Now ISIS is reported as already boasting of mass executions of Shiite members of the security forces and this likely just the beginning.
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ISIS and Order Number 34
Just in case anyone is wondering what the present state of affairs might be it is reported last last Friday, ISIS set off alarm bells when it issued a declaration of laws called “order number 34” and read it in mosques across the city. Those who come under our protection, the order says, are safe and should have peace of mind. No harm will come to you.
But those who are spreaders of evil will be subjected to killing, crucifixion or amputation. And women are ordered to stay inside; if they have to go outside they should cover up. People who worked with Iraq’s government can repent, the order says, but those who don’t will be killed. A clear signal that ISIS is controlling its part of ISIS held Iraq and will quickly be attacking and acquiring more.
If this is a sign of things to come it will not be long before the United States is requested by world leaders to return to the Tigris and Euphrates regions once again. With US Marines and Special Forces already underway and heading downrange when do you think a shooting war will occur. Odds are sooner than later.
Preview Of Coming Attractions!
US Special Forces, US Navy SEALs, Delta Force, MARSOC, Recon and a those we still have never heard about in the quiet ranks of unconventional warfare specialists come to known as the hunters. We referred to them in the past as the Al Qaeda Hunting Club members. Now we will soon refer to them as the ISIS Hunting Club.