Mission de-accomplished. Mosul falls to Islamists, big refinery next

Credit: Flickr nakedboy

Credit: Flickr nakedboy

Saddam was a thug. However, he did keep a boot on the neck of the Islamists. The US invaded under made-up pretenses, wrecked Iraq, withdrew, and now Islamists have taken Mosul, the third largest city, and are on the verge of taking Iraq’s largest refinery and Tikrit, Saddam’s home town. Since the US helpfully armed Iraq troops, who deserted their posts, the insurgents, who are from an al-Qaeda-linked splinter group, now have possession of large amounts weaponry, armored vehicles and the like.

500,000 people, many of them Christian, have fled Mosul. The government of Iraq is making brave noises about how they can repel the invaders but really, their troops fled in panic when the rebels approached. They now are calling on Kurds and Syria to help as the US stands by helplessly, watching a disaster much of its own making unfold

2 Responses to Mission de-accomplished. Mosul falls to Islamists, big refinery next

  1. Apanther Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Isn’t Iraq all about Islamists on all sides?
    Iran has sent Revolutionary Guards to defend Baghdad.
    So Iran is on “our” side!?!?

    • Bob Morris Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Iran is our mortal enemy except when it isn’t. I trust this clears things up.