De tilsluttede sig ISIS for at dø og komme i himlen – det ønske opfylder vi!
Kurdish Forces Commander on Gwer frontline Qadr Qadr has revealed that ISIS militants are surrendering to Kurdish forces on a regular basis, since the routes between territories in Iraq and Syria have been blocked.
Spørgsmålet er, hvad gør Peshmergaerne ved ISIS-folkene? Efter min mening kan de for eksempel sætte dem i krigsfangelejre og overlade dem til Yazidierne.
The region’s minister for natural resources, Ashti Hawrami, said that to avoid detection oil was often funneled through Israel, transferred directly between ships off the coast of Malta, and decoy ships used to make it harder for Baghdad to track.
Kurdistan says it had been forced to bypass Baghdad and begin exporting oil directly because the latter refused to respect budgets in 2014 and 2015. The current and former Iraqi central governments have both said the Kurds have failed to respect deals to transfer agreed volumes of oil to Baghdad.
Kurdistan is entitled to 17 percent of Iraqi’s overall budget, and argued it needed stable revenues to pay its bills, support over a million of refugees fleeing the war in Syria and Iraq finance its Peshmerga army fighting against Islamist militants.
Kurdistan is exporting over 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil – or every seventh barrel of OPEC’s second largest exporter – and believes that Baghdad has now accepted, at least in part, direct Kurdish exports going to as many as 10 countries.
“Effectively, we have been financially discriminated against for a long time. By early 2014, when we did not receive the budget, we decided we need to start thinking about independent oil sales,” Hawrami told Reuters.
De kurdiske Peshmergaer er nogle af de eneste, der har kunnet beskytte dele af Irak imod ISIS, men på trods af det har Baghdadregeringen gjort, hvad de kunne for at kvæle kurderne økonomisk. Samtidig har Hussein Obama forhindret kurderne i at sælge deres olie på det amerikanske marked.
On Thursday October 22nd, Kurdish Peshmerga forces carried out a rescue mission on an IS prison compound in Hawija, southern Kirkuk, freeing 69 prisoners who were facing “imminent mass execution”, US officials confirmed.
One US service member was killed and four Peshmerga injured. 6 IS insurgents were captured during the operation with 20 others killed.
Blood samples from the Kurdish peshmerga fighters sent to a Baghdad lab revealed traces of the toxic gas, the spokesman, Jabar Yawar told The Associated Press.
In March, Kurdish authorities in Iraq said they had evidence that the militant IS group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against its fighters.
Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.
They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.
High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month.
The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.
In part one of a three-part series, VICE News embeds with Kurdish peshmerga fighters defending the hills above the Islamic State-held city of Sinjar.
The proposed legislation by Republican congressmen Ed Royce of California, who is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Eliot Engel of New York, calls on Washington to tender Iraqi Kurds as a “reliable and stable partner of the United States.”
So far, Washington has refused to directly arm the Kurds, instead sending weapons through the central government in Baghdad, resulting in continuous complaints by Kurdish officials of delays and non-delivery.
According to the text of the legislation, the aim of the bill is “to authorize the direct provision of defense articles, defense services and related training to the Kurdistan Regional Government.”
The most striking feature of the bill, which is similar to the failed H.R.5747 proposal introduced last year, is its recognition of “Iraqi Kurds” as a partner of the US.
This is something that Kurdish officials have been demanding, with the aim of turning political relations with Washington into an institutional one. It is their way of trying to mitigate the risks of what the Kurds call “American betrayal” of their national movement in the past.
“Our critical partner in the fight against ISIL is in great need of heavy weapons and armored vehicles,” the proposed bill says. “We haven’t gotten Iraqi Kurdish ‘Peshmerga’ forces what they need. Even so, they have proven to be the most effective ground force currently fighting ISIL,” Royce was quoted as saying by the website of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Through the NPU and with consulting and training provided by SOLI, Christians in the Nineveh Plain are raising an army to defend their lands and fight against ISIS.
In December, 2014 SOLI CEO Matthew VanDyke, a veteran of the 2011 Libyan Revolution, brought a US Army veteran who served in Afghanistan (who is choosing to remain anonymous for his security) with him to Iraq to open a covert training facility north of Mosul, where SOLI began training 25 NPU soldiers. After assessing their abilities and finding the Christians of the Nineveh Plain to be exceptional candidates for further training, and having great confidence in the emerging leadership of the NPU with whom SOLI worked closely, a US Marine was brought to the covert facility later that month, followed soon after by two more US Army veterans.
In January, SOLI and the NPU received permission from the Peshmerga and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to train a much larger force, a battalion of Christian NPU soldiers. This official authorization allowed SOLI and the NPU to move the training from the covert facility north of Mosul to an official military base, the Manila Training Center, near Chamchamal, Iraq.
Islamisk Stat har bortført mindst 90 assyriske kristne i Syrien, rapporterer observatørgruppe ifølge Reuters.
Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher stressed in a statement criticizing the White House and European Union that “Kurdish sovereignty” was the Kurds’ best protection.
“The exclusion last week of Kurdistan from multinational talks in London to address the rising threat of the Islamic State has to be one of the most dismaying blunders in recent US diplomatic history,” said Rohrabacher, who represents California in the US Congress.
Rohrabacher, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, has been a long-time friend of the Kurds and has made several trips to the Kurdistan Region over the past years.
After his latest trip to Kurdistan in December, he called for recognizing Kurdistan as an independent state.
“It is long since past time that we recognize the Kurdish people as an independent nation and not a subjugated province of Iraq,” he said.
“This is no thanks to Baghdad, which is worried that Kurdish battlefield successes could reignite sentiment for Kurdistan’s self-determination and even independence,” he said.
Referring to the London meeting, he said:
“The diplomats gave the back of their hand to these brave people. Supposedly the meeting was devoted to developing a strategy to stop the radical Islamic onslaught, but it undermined efforts by the Kurds that are working. It succeeded in reinforcing arguments for Kurdish sovereignty, which is the surest route to the Kurds’ security.”
The congressman added that the US State Department could have convinced coalition partners to allow Kurdish representatives to attend.
“The region of Iraq known as Kurdistan has for too long been slighted by Baghdad, and it is an abysmal commentary on the Obama administration’s leadership that it has allowed the Iraqi government’s arrogant mistreatment of the Kurdish people,” Rohrabacher said.
“Clearly, the State Department could have used its influence with the meeting’s European hosts to assure the Kurds played their rightful role in bringing peace to their chaotic neighborhood,” he added.
Last week, leaders of 21 coalition states gathered in London to stress their commitment against ISIS. Kurds, who have proven to be the most reliable coalition partner in the battle against ISIS, were excluded from the conference.
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani denounced the coalition countries for not appreciating the Kurdish sacrifice by saying: “It is unfortunate that the people of Kurdistan make the sacrifice and the credit goes to others.”
In his statement, Rohrabacher shared the Kurdish president’s sentiment:
“I share Kurdish President Barzani’s deep disappointment with the diplomatic dunces who kept him away from their deliberations.”
Secretary Kerry needs to provide answers for the State Department’s part in this diplomatic debacle,” he said.
In another part of the statement Rohrabacher said that Washington should directly supply military assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), bypassing Baghdad, which continues to hinder the timely delivery of military and humanitarian assistance for the Kurds.
“At the very least, American support and supplies should flow directly to them, not restricted by a requirement that our assistance first go through Baghdad,” he explained.
“The Kurds’ glaring absence from the invitation list is yet another betrayal of America’s friends, an outrage that only complicates the world’s efforts to fight Islamic terrorism,” he added.
Rohrabacher expressed his appreciation for Kurdistan and its leadership in opening their borders to more than one million refugees, regardless of religion, sect or ethnicity.
“As I saw personally just a few weeks ago, the Kurds, despite the odds arrayed against them and at a cost they can ill-afford, are providing refuge to hundreds of thousands of Christians displaced by the Islamic terrorists from their ancient homeland,“ he said.
En artikel i Newsweek opregner ISIS’ (som artiklen kalder stupide barbariske psykopater uimodtagelige for fornuft) 10 vigtigste fjender – og argumenterer for at Vesten ikke skal gøre andet end at blødgøre ISIS med flyangreb og lade de 9 andre gøre det beskidte arbejde.
Enemy No. 1: The United States (and its allies.)
Enemy No. 2: The Salafis.
Enemy No. 3: The Arab oil sheiks.
Enemy No. 4: All Shiites.
Enemy No. 5: The government of Iran and its military.
Enemy No. 6: The government of Iraq and its military.
Enemy No. 7: The government of Syria and its military.
Enemy No. 8: Hamas.
Enemy No. 9: Hezbollah.
Enemy No. 10: Al-Qaeda.
Det lyder meget fornuftigt 🙂 Lad dem bare udrydde hinanden.
ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— A Kurdish teenager taken captive by ISIS has described being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamist terrorists along with 40 other women, some as young as 12.
Islamic State fighters are killing and enslaving members of Iraq’s ancient religious minorities, including Assyrian Christians and the Yazidi Kurds.
The 17-year-old Yazidi, who is still in captivity, said her torturers were “people without a heart” who “do not even spare the women with small children”.
She claimed the women in her group of captives – all Yazidis – were being sexually abused on a daily basis, while being held in a building with barred windows and guarded by armed men.
“I beg you not to publish my name because I’m so ashamed of what they are doing to me,” she told Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper in an exclusive report.
“There’s a part of me that just wants to die. But there is another part of me that still hopes that I will be saved and that I will be able to embrace my parents once again.”
The paper was given a mobile number for the girl by her parents, who are in a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The distraught teenager added: “To hurt us even more, they told us to describe in detail to our parents what they are doing. They laugh at us because they think they are invincible.
“They consider themselves are supermen. But they are people without a heart. Our torturers do not even spare the women who have small children with them.
“Nor do they spare the girls – some of our group are not even 13 years old. Some of them will no longer say a word.”
The girl was captured by ISIS in August as they attacked the town of Sinjar, forcing many Yazidi families to flee into the adjacent mountain range and face starvation and death by dehydration rather capture or execution by the fanatics.
Though most of those there ultimately escaped, many were captured by the group, which has been accused of committing ethnic cleansing in Iraq on a historic scale.
ISIS has also been forcibly converting Yazidis, whose faith dates back 4,000 years, to Islam.
The girl, whom the paper gave the pseudonym Mayat, said she wished she was dead.
“They treat us as if we are their slaves. The men hit us and threaten us when we try to resist. Often I wish that they would beat me so severely that I would die,” she said.
“If one day this torture ever ends, my life will always be marked by what I have suffered in these weeks. Even if I survive, I don’t know how I’m going to cancel from my mind this horror.
“We’ve asked our jailers to shoot us dead, to kill us, but we are too valuable for them.
“They keep telling us that we are unbelievers because we are non-Muslims and that we are their property, like war booty. They say we are like goats bought at a market.”
Mayat is being held in a village south of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, which fell to ISIS shortly after they pushed into Iraq.
She said she had hoped the Peshmerga Kurdish forces, which have been fighting ISIS with assistance from American airstrikes, would rescue her.
She said: “I want them to hurry up and drive them all out, because I don’t know how much longer I can stand this. They’ve already killed my body. Now they’re killing my mind.”
After more than 3,000 women were abducted into slavery by ISIS in just two weeks, human rights campaigners Amnesty international told The Daily Mirror: “The victims are of all ages.
“It seems they took away entire families, all those who did not manage to flee.”
Last month two UN officials issued a joint statement on the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence committed by ISIS fighters.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the explicit targeting of women and children and the barbaric acts the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control, and we remind all armed groups that acts of sexual violence are grave human rights violations that can be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity,” Nickolay Mladenov, special representative of the UN secretary-general for Iraq and Zainab Hawa Bangura, special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict, said.
The statement, reported by Newsweek, cited evidence of “savage rapes” being used as weapons of war against women and teenage boys and girls belonging to the Yazidi, Christian, Turkomen and Shabak minority groups in Iraq.
Academic and Middle East expert Haleh Esfandiari has said ISIS allow their followers to rape captured girls and women as a “reward”.
“ISIS has received considerable world attention for its savage beheadings, executions of captured soldiers and men in conquered towns and villages, violence against Christians and Shiites,t and the destruction of non-Sunni shrines and places of worship,” she blogged for the Wall Street Journal.
“But its barbarity against women has been treated as a side issue. Arab and Muslim governments, vocal on the threat ISIS poses to regional stability, have been virtually silent on ISIS’s systemic degradation, abuse, and humiliation of women.
“To the men of ISIS, women are an inferior race, to be enjoyed for sex and be discarded, or to be sold off as slaves.”
Amnesty International spokeswoman Donatella Rovera, who is in Iraq, told Huffington Post UK that, though the charity had not verified any cases of women suffering sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS, she said there was evidence that captured women were under “strong pressure to convert to Islam and strong pressure to marry (ISIS) fighters”.
For at citere Winston Churchill angående vore politikere:
“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.”
He will be denied martyrdom.
Men han har en klar ide om, hvor ondskaben befinder sig:
Sulaymaniyah has what is perhaps the best testament to the pain and torture Saddam inflicted on the Iraqi–and especially Kurdish–people during his reign of terror. The Amna Suraka Museum, better known as Red Security due to the color of its walls, was a torture chamber for thousands of prisoners between 1979 and 1991, when it was overrun by the Kurdish Peshmerga.
A tunnel of mirrors that has over 182,000 shards of glass on the walls and over 5,400 light bulbs overhead. Each shard of glass represents a Kurd killed under Saddam and each light bulb represents a Kurdish village destroyed under his reign.