Islamic Jihadis Take Over Second-Biggest City In Iraq … But Al Qaeda Wasn’t Even IN Iraq Until the U.S. Invaded

Idiotic U.S. Policy Is Making Al Qaeda Stronger Than Ever

The U.S. “war on terror” has increased terrorism.

Here are the number of terror attacks in Iraq between 1979 and 2011 courtesy of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism Global Terrorism Database (part of a joint government-university program on terrorism, is hosted at the University of Maryland):

Al Qaeda wasn’t even in Iraq until the U.S. invaded that country. And U.S. policy in Libya is partly responsible for sending an influx of Al Qaeda terrorists – and heavy weapons – into Iraq.

And now things are getting a whole lot worse …

You may not have heard, but Al Qaeda allies took over the Iraqi city of Fallujah 6 months ago.

And today, Al Qaeda-linked extremists in Iraq captured Iraq’s second-biggest city, the major oil center of Mosul.

(The jihadis call themselves “The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”. The fact that the U.S. is backing Al Qaeda in Syria is probably a continuing factor).

To make matters worse, the army fled, so the militants seized huge caches of U.S. supplied weapons, including humvees:

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McClatchy notes the extremists captured:

A civilian airport, a military airport, a military division headquarters, a border crossing with Syria, a weapons depot, government offices, banks and television stations.

Conflict Reporter tweets:

#UNBELIEVABLE FOOTAGE … #ISIS conquers the Iraqi army headquarters in #Mosul, takes/destroys all #US #MRAP|s

They also captured one or more black hawk helicopters. As Conflict Reporter tweets:

#Mosul airport is normally crowded with #Blackhawk and #Kiowa helis. Let’s see how many ended up in #ISIS hands…

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One person tweets:

Black Hawk, one of ghaneemas taken by .

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Moreover, there were:

Surreal scenes in #Mosul, #Iraq as US trained troops leave behind their uniforms and flee from #ISIS to #Kurdistan. pic.twitter.com/eUyL65lnWa

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And mass chaos as civillians tried to flee. As the BBC reports:

About 150,000 people thought to have fled Iraq city of #Mosul after militants take control http://bbc.in/SurMVl pic.twitter.com/6MzMlp59me

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Mission accomplished?

Update: Jihadis have now taken Tikrit, as well.

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  • mark

    so, oil goes up, bush,cheney&co win again

    • cettel

      No: Bush-Obama win, and the public in the U.S. and all countries lose. I (Eric Zuesse, a real not a fake Democrat) recognize Obama as a fake “Democrat” because the aristocracy is having its way in Obama’s policies just as much as it did in Bush’s. Thus far, only Obama’s rhetoric has been different; his policies have not. I.e., I am still waiting for Obama to institute a policy that I cannot imagine George W. Bush instituting if he were to have had a third and fourth term. The only clear difference between the two, so far, is their rhetoric.

      • Jonah Jay

        I’d go much further. Obama is a thousand times worse than Bush. I say
        that because most people who could see that Bush was an idiot placed
        their by the Bush dynasty because he was perfect to lay the
        psychological and geopolitical groundwork that was to follow. It was
        MUCH easier to accept the marketing propaganda of Obama and the
        wholesale embrace by the left and ethnic minority groups after this
        “Hope and change” comparison. What wasn’t possible to push through under
        Bush has taken place under Obama as a purposeful and strategic maneuver
        and precisely because of this cognitive dissonance. What a coup.

  • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

    I think that no matter what happens in Iraq, we most likely want that to happen.

  • concernd__citizen

    Was “losing” these bases full of weapons and munitions a work around to get them into the hands of the Syrian opposition?

    • http://www.vincebullinger.com Vince Bullinger

      “No, because the thought of that scares me.” – the average person

  • colinjames71

    And if Mosul becomes a transit point for weapons and jihadis into Syria, then you can be damn sure we wanted this to happen.

  • Undecider

    This is because the US brought them. If the US leaves, the Iraqi people will be able to flush them out. Likely, the US protects their AL-CIA-DA while supposedly fighting them.

    • The Heart

      Please excuse, but that is correctly said, AL-CIA-DUH!

      HOW LONG CAN THE IDIOT NATION ALLOW THE IDIOTS TO LEAD?

      THE RECENT HOUSE CLEANING OF ONE OF THE LIAR PUPPET WAR PROFITEERS TO THE VERY END, IS JUST THE BEGINNING. THE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SHIRT. NEW POLITICIANS ARE COMING IF THE ZIONIST-BABYLONIANS DO NOT CAUSE A FALSE FLAG EVENT TO CHANGE IT ALL UP, AS USUAL.

      THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS, EVERYBODY KNOWS!

      DEATH TO BABYLON!!!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • http://www.lifenews.com/category/national/ Washington76

    HOW ALTERNATIVE MEDIA INFLUENCED THE YEAR OF AWAKENING by Mikael Thalen December 31st, 2013

    http://www.storyleak.com/2013-year-awakening/

  • http://www.lifenews.com/category/national/ Washington76

    US history – “How Jimmy Carter I Started the Mujahideen” – Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor 1977-1981 (Jan.1998)

    “Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs ["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a13_1240427874

  • Bill Pahnelas

    it’s a classic “divide and rule” exercise, put in motion by the US (the owners, not the people) in order to gain strategic control over resources, in order to deny them to others — and thus maintain hegemony. it’s cynical to the Nth degree, since the people whose lands and lives are ruined are treated as though they have no significance whatsoever — useless eaters is, i believe, the operative phrase. the real zinger here, however, is that everything you’ve seen in Iraq and Afghanistan is on the table for weasels in the “homeland,” who consider their own lives so valuable that the gladly allow the US government to set the stage for their own eventual subjugation and humiliation. it goes along even today, in little nicks and scrapes, but when the long swords come out, our fat and happy fellow citizens will be in a full-blown state of cognitive dissonance.

  • Name

    American foreign policy is being formulated by a bunch of “upper class twits” whose sense of entitlement couldn’t be dislodged with a Hellfire missile. It might be that our allies are so depending on the qualities of the American people that Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote so eloquently about that they reckon we will stand up to these fakirs, but I seriously doubt that will happen.

    If you really want to make a change, stop buying soda pop (and its cousins), chips (potato and corn), and candy. Also coffee. Grocery stores will go out of business within weeks, because this (besides ice and saffron) is where their margins are made.

    Think about the things that cost pennies (like most medicines) and generate dollars of profits. Stop buying these things, and the new world order will come crashing to the ground in short order.

    This message has been for informational purposes only.

  • The Heart

    The ruin of America…lies as waste in a wasteland called Iraq.

    Who profits in war?

    Isn’t it time to end this stupidity?

  • George Habash

    The rapidly developing Al-Qaeda incursion is forcing the Iraqi government not only to buy more American weapons and supplies, but also to payroll an army of mercenaries and private contractors, previously hired by the US Defense Department.

    More than 5,000 specialists have been contracted by the Iraqi government. They are currently working in the country as analysts, military trainers, security guards, translators and even cooks. Some 2,000 of them are Americans.

    “The military task has, in fact, been outsourced in Iraq,” confirmed analyst Steven Schooner, a professor at George Washington University Law School.

    It is probably no exaggeration to say that the war in Iraq is as far from being over as it was in 2003, with two major differences though. First: in the absence of Saddam Hussein his troops have been replaced with Al-Qaeda mujahedeen. Second:the US regular army has been supplanted by thousands of contractors.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/contractors-flood-into-iraq-to-give-al-qaeda-a-run-for-the-money/5367391

 

 

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