Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

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These are the same winning terror tactics used by the Mongol hordes to rapidly and totally crush opposition across what is now Eastern Europe and Asia centuries ago. The Islamic State grows more powerful by the second and its empire may soon expand just as rapidly, meaning nobody in the Middle Eastern region — including Turkey, Iran, Persian Gulf states — will survive, nor will European and African countries with large Muslim populations and huge tracts of Russia.
Muslim Asian nations like Indonesia are also in the cross hairs and even though Islamic State hordes have no navy, their brand of Islam insurgency will likely prevail. The Mongol experience is repeating itself.

Jul 22, 2014 7:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
deadterrorist wrote:

That’s US training and funding for you!

Jul 22, 2014 8:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
YRaj wrote:

Why aren’t the neighboring Arab nations doing anything about this?

Jul 22, 2014 9:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

This is the same thinking that allowed the nazis to exterminate millions of Jews during WWII, “One hundred percent of people are angry that the Islamic State is here but there is nothing we can do” Yes, the people of Iraq are the only ones who can stop this so they’d better muster their collective courage and stand up to these bullies, just as people all over the world must.

Jul 22, 2014 9:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheReckoning wrote:

Cowardice has its own rewards…

Jul 22, 2014 9:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DonD1977 wrote:

Remember that ISIS (aka Islamic State)only has about 30,000 core fighters.

This is much more about the unpopularity of Malaki that the strength of ISIS. They can change names all they want – but terror kills business, trade, and cultural life. During the taliban reign in Afgnaistan, SUICIDE was the leading cause of death (and under Islam suicide is a “mortal sin”)

Jul 22, 2014 11:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Iran will enter the fray soon.

Jul 22, 2014 12:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ppshah1988 wrote:

Is that the flag of India?

Jul 22, 2014 3:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CAlifornia2US wrote:

The Islamic State, in my opinion, is being funded by Saudi Arab, America, and the Israel. Seeing Shiite power in Baghdad makes each of these nervous to the point that they have joined ranks with extremist groups, that they formerly labelled as terrorists, to achieve their objective and destabilize neighboring Iran. If Iraqi government fails to kill these insurgents and they march on Baghdad, we will be back to Iraq101. The same old Sunnis of Saddam’s time, will be installed to counter Iran. Iraq should be divided into two: one part to go with Iran and the remaining can reach an agreement with the other forces, to be their proxy.

Jul 22, 2014 6:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ralphooo wrote:

We know that corrupt leaders have kept the local population powerless for decades in this region. Now we see the Islamic State doing the same thing. Problem is, there are no good guy forces for the U.S. to help. So we pick out some bad guy and help him. Does this strategy work out well for the U.S.? We all know the answer.

Jul 25, 2014 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MarvinZesti wrote:

Iraq as a nation is just about done. Iran will move in and take a good portion, leaving IS with the rest. This is not good for their neighbors.

Jul 26, 2014 8:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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