Here comes the, er, cavalry? Iranian Revolutionary Guard heads to Iraq to take on ISIS

posted at 3:01 pm on June 12, 2014 by Allahpundit

A U.S./Israel/Iran/Saudi Arabia/Bashar Assad alliance in the Middle East is, if I’m not mistaken, mentioned in chapter nine of the Book of Revelation.

Alternate headline: “Atheist starting to believe in the End Times.”

Iran deployed Revolutionary Guard forces to fight in Iraq, helping government troops there wrest back control of most of the city of Tikrit from militants, Iranian security sources said…

Combined Iraqi-Iranian forces retook control of 85% of Tikrit, the birthplace of former dictator Saddam Hussein, according to Iraqi and Iranian security sources.

They were helping guard the capital Baghdad and the two Shiite holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, which have been threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, an al Qaeda offshoot. The Sunni militant group’s lightning offensive has thrown Iraq into its worse turmoil since the sectarian fighting that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion…

In addition, Iran was considering the transfer to Iraq of Iranian troops fighting for the regime in Syria if the initial deployments fail to turn the tide of battle in favor of Mr. Maliki’s government.

Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force and the second-most powerful man in Iran, was in Baghdad a few days ago to reassure Maliki that his Shiite patrons will answer the bell for him, just like they did for Assad. As much fun in theory as an IRGC/ISIS slugfest might be for the west, in practice it’s horrific: It’s been happening in Syria for the past few years, with tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle. There’s really no rooting interest here, either. If Iran succeeds in crushing the jihadis, Maliki and Assad will owe them everything. Tehran will own Iraq and Syria even more than they do now. If ISIS pushes Iran back to Iraq’s Shiite areas and secures the Sunni parts of Iraq and Syria for itself, the U.S. suddenly has to figure out a way to crush a huge Salafist terror statelet run by hardened guerilla jihadis right in the middle of Mesopotamia. Drone operators will be pulling double shifts for the next 20 years. One U.S. counterterror official, having looked at the intelligence on ISIS, told the WSJ, “It makes you want to kill yourself.” That’s the scope of what we’re dealing with here.

Sharia is already in effect in the areas seized by the group, which, per this Long War Journal map, is simply enormous. And they may not stop at Iraq.

According to the sources, ISIS leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi recently discussed with his lieutenants the possibility of extending the group’s control beyond Syria and Iraq.

One of the ideas discussed envisages focusing ISIS’s efforts on Jordan, where Islamist movements already have a significant presence. Jordan was also chosen because it has shared borders with Iraq and Syria, making it easier for the terrorists to infiltrate the kingdom…

The ISIS terrorists see Jordan’s Western-backed King Abdullah as an enemy of Islam and an infidel, and have publicly called for his execution. ISIS terrorists recently posted a video on YouTube in which they threatened to “slaughter” Abdullah, whom they denounced as a “tyrant.” Some of the terrorists who appeared in the video were Jordanian citizens who tore up their passports in front of the camera and vowed to launch suicide attacks inside the kingdom.

One obvious possible response here is for Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and maybe even Egypt to send troops to Iraq to crush ISIS. The jihadis are hugely outnumbered: Combined, the Iraqi army and the Kurdish peshmerga in the country top them more than 30 to one. Add multinational Sunni troops and the ratio would skyrocket. I assume it won’t happen, though, partly because the Sunnis would rather let Iran bleed some more in handling this and partly because they may be nervous about being thin on troops at home at a moment when Islamists are running wild in Iraq. The local Islamists might seize on the security vacuum as an opportunity for mass protests or worse, which could destabilize the country. In the eternal game of Middle Eastern jihadi whack-a-mole, there are always more moles. And even if the Sunni states managed to keep order at home, what happens once they’re done with ISIS in Iraq? Do they go home, or push on into Syria to fight ISIS there — which could eventually lead to a direct confrontation between Iran, on Assad’s side, and the multinational Sunnis on the other?

At last check, ISIS was bulldozing border checkpoints between Iraq and Syria to symbolize the creation of a new, transnational jihadi state. Next stop: Caliphate?

Update: By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years? In particular:

“These groups were unified by the same goal, which is getting rid of this sectarian government, ending this corrupt army and negotiating to form the Sunni Region,” said Abu Karam, a senior Baathist leader and a former high-ranking army officer, who said planning for the offensive had begun two years ago. “The decisive battle will be in northern Baghdad. These groups will not stop in Tikrit and will keep moving toward Baghdad.”

Two years, and no intelligence services locally or internationally had a heads up?

Update: C’mon, you know I’m right.


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Iran/Iraq War 2.0?

BigAlSouth on June 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

obama’s world!!!

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Iran to the rescue!!!…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Blood bath.

Bmore on June 12, 2014 at 3:08 PM

I was waiting for Iran to weigh in. They finally got their victory and a Shiite Iraq and now they might be losing it.

mankai on June 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

obama has enabled his bros to build their desired caliphate.

They can now chop off heads, undeterred.

However, the rest of the world will also get it.

Forward. (don’t miss the period – it’s part of the slogan).

The Arab Spring is an international nightmare.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Remember the protracted Iran – Iraq war…good times, good times…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

A U.S./Israel/Iran/Saudi Arabia/Bashar Assad alliance in the Middle East is, if I’m not mistaken, mentioned in chapter nine of the Book of Revelation.

I wondered why I was sporting a goatee.

rbj on June 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

A good old fashion strafing would be a better way to go 0. You getting any of this 0? Fore!!!

Bmore on June 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

At this point I say we go all in for the Kurds, and let the rest all kill each other.

NotCoach on June 12, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Arab Spring Redux?

myiq2xu on June 12, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Iran/Iraq War 2.0?

BigAlSouth on June 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Let it Burn 1.0

If they are fighting each other then it’s better for us.

Now, the Gulf States will support the Sunni side.

Oil Can on June 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Shudder

cmsinaz on June 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM

BTW:

Due to the crisis in Iraq Obama will be spending the weekend golfing and fundraising in Palm Springs. Meanwhile, they are sneaking Bowe Bergdahl back into the country in the dead of night.

No word yet if Obama will be there to welcome him home.

myiq2xu on June 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Ok, so who DIDN’T foresee that Iran was going to step in as soon as the US tucks tail and flees from Iraq?

Oh, yeah, Talibama, his entire brain trust and the Dims in Congress.

The question now is, did they not foresee it? Or do they just not care?

Nice to know Talibama has completely given up everything the 4400+ American Soldiers fought and died for.

Meople on June 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

WATCH THIS THOUSANDS OF PRISONERS CAPTURED BY ALQAEDA

faraway on June 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Iran sends ground troop. America provides air power. Saudi Arabia can just sit and watch others try to fix the Isis mess they helped create.

coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I guess we should all just consider ourselves lucky FP is 0′s strong suit.

Bmore on June 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Iran/Iraq War 2.0?

BigAlSouth on June 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

No Iran/Iraq war 2.0 because Iraq is asking for Iran’s help to stop Isis. Isis is not Iraq.

coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

This is a complete and utter disaster.

I am beginning to wonder if Obama was The One who would/could usher in the Caliphate.

Nothing can shock me any longer. This beast needs to be stopped – is there any possible way to restrain him? He has opened our borders to “MEN” from Central America, he’s armed our enemies, released the Dream Team from GITMO, denied care which resulted in the deaths of Veterans.

How can any American Democrat continue to support this disgusting POS?

Key West Reader on June 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

What a huge mess. So glad we have someone as brilliant as Obama and his crack team to solve everything.

Jack_Burton on June 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

…get ready for an influx of ‘boat people’…like after Viet Nam.

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

One of the ideas discussed envisages focusing ISIS’s efforts on Jordan, where Islamist movements already have a significant presence. Jordan was also chosen because it has shared borders with Iraq and Syria, making it easier for the terrorists to infiltrate the kingdom…

Oh, PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE!

The Jordanians have been fighting in Afghanistan for over a decade. They have complete force integration with Israel.

During Phase I of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a joint Jordanian-Israeli SOF team went SCUD hunting in western Iraq.

This is the only good news coming out of this catastrophe. If ISIL attacks Jordan, they’re toast. Immediately.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Two years, and no intelligence services locally or internationally had a heads up?

Al Jazerra probably had it, but no one bothered to look.

nobar on June 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

This is how war ends in the 21st century. BHO

de rigueur on June 12, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Is Obama a foreign policy genius or what???…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:19 PM

One obvious possible response here is for Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and maybe even Egypt to send troops to Iraq to crush ISIS.

Saudi Arabia won’t be part of that. They’re more likely to officially become part of ISIS.

Steve Eggleston on June 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

So glad we have someone as brilliant as Obama and his crack team to solve everything.

Oh, it’s a crack team all right.

Mayday on June 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Update: By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years?

Joe Biden was in charge?

rbj on June 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Update: By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years?

Obama hasn’t had time to read the newspaper today. The back nine isn’t going to play itself.

Mayday on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Two years, and no intelligence services locally or internationally had a heads up?

CYA “We read it in the newspaper , like everyone else!”

the_nile on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Meanwhile, Christians are being slaughtered.

kingsjester on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

So glad we have someone as brilliant as Obama and his crack team to solve everything.

Oh, it’s a ‘crack’ team all right.

Mayday on June 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

(:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Where are today’s Patton’s…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Update: By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years?

False conclusion that anyone has a brain in this admin…

hillsoftx on June 12, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Update: By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years?

Not the smartest bunch ever?

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

The Bergdahl Swap Squirrel did it’s job.

faraway on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Where are today’s Patton’s…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Relieved of duty because they don’t believe that gay marriage is the most pressing issue facing the US military.

mankai on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Yeppers, obama has a phone and a pen, and he’s gon’ yield them, by Allah!!!

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Iran has also offered to do some aerial bombing for the cause. Looks like that power vacuum is getting filled up fast!

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The pictures of the oaf in chief golfing in Palm Springs tomorrow/Sat, while heads are chopped off, will be epic.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Muzz on Muzz crime.

Galtian on June 12, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Where are today’s Patton’s…[or MacArthurs]

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Uh, killed in staged accidents or forced to retire?

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

What a huge mess. So glad we have someone as brilliant as Obama and his crack smokin’

team to solve everything.

Jack_Burton on June 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Better?

Key West Reader on June 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

FBN confirms Americans are being evacuated from an airfield north of Baghdad. These are “contractors”, not diplomatic folks.

climbnjump on June 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Flashback May 25th Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan

conspicuously absent from the agenda was a meeting with Mr. Karzai,

What was he doing there?

Besides firing the CIA chief?

faraway on June 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

“And, you don’t believe we’re on the Eve of Destruction…”

kingsjester on June 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The obama/Hillary Arab Spring is a nightmare.

Rejoice, you stupid obama-cheering world.

He always helps his bros.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Iran/Iraq War 2.0?

BigAlSouth on June 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Since no one else is doing anything, that’s looking to be what will happen. I wish the Kurds and the Israelis the best of luck, they are going to need it with enemies like Iran and al-Qaida and “friends” like the US.

Where are today’s Patton’s…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Patton today would be denounced as an imperialist warmonger and bounced out of the army.

Doomberg on June 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Where are today’s Patton’s…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Relieved of duty because they don’t believe that gay marriage is the most pressing issue facing the US military.

mankai on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Did Obama clear the battlefield for his brethren?

I’m thinking yeah, yes he did.

Key West Reader on June 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM

By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years? In particular:

Because that did not fit in with Obama’s Arab Spring plans?

Johnnyreb on June 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM

The Political Winds have blown in an ugly Direction…so Obama’s standing with the Muslims.

kingsjester on June 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM

If this is the religion of peace at work, I would hate to see what a religion of war and hatred would do.

txdoc on June 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Combined Iraqi-Iranian forces retook control of 85% of Tikrit, the birthplace of former dictator Saddam Hussein, according to Iraqi and Iranian security sources.

Iranians can’t fight effectively, but they’re suicidally brave.

Iraqis can’t fight effectively, and they’re fleet-footed cowards.

ISIL can’t fight effectively, and they’re utterly insane.

Iraq is about to become Liberia. Brace for cannibalism, General Butt Naked, and transvestite armies.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

…get ready for an influx of ‘boat people’…like after Viet Nam.

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

With a Mariel, or two, tossed in.

cozmo on June 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Oh, it’s a crack team all right.

Mayday on June 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Their crack is where they are pulling their FP from………

GWB on June 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

hillsoftx on June 12, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Ah yes of course – good catch.

I love watching the dem prospects go down the tubes for 2016 in all their slef inflicted glory. I’d like it even better if the GOP admins that will now be coming in wouldn’t have to put men and women of our armed forces back in harms way to recover what we had finished over 5 years ago.

Zomcon JEM on June 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I called this yesterday. :)

ThePrez on June 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Two years, and no intelligence services locally or internationally had a heads up?

Because it goes against the belief that the US is root cause of all evil in the world. Everyone else is good.

Oil Can on June 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

…get ready for an influx of ‘boat people’…like after Viet Nam.

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

With a Mariel, or two, tossed in.

cozmo on June 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

This is going to be awkward, given that ships of the desert are… camels.

de rigueur on June 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

And what happens when Iraq wants Iran to leave after beating back the Islamists?

blink on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

The Iraqi government officials won’t ask Iran to leave, if they know what’s good for them.

fadetogray on June 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this when news about the jihadification of Syria’s rebels and the threat they pose to Iraq has been news for years?

You mean the crack squad tasked with ‘don’t do stupid sh!t’?

dont taze me bro on June 12, 2014 at 3:36 PM

OK, enough of this middle east stuff.
The Redskins really need to change their name.
It’s racist.

Galtian on June 12, 2014 at 3:36 PM

fadetogray on June 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

You be old school, this be new school. Those big metal tubes with wingthings. They be goin’ zoom fool.

cozmo on June 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

OK, enough of this middle east stuff.
The Redskins really need to change their name.
It’s racist.

Galtian on June 12, 2014 at 3:36 PM

How can the name of a kind of potato be racist?

fadetogray on June 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Is gay marriage legal in Iraq?

Ben Hur on June 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

And what happens when Iraq wants Iran to leave after beating back the Islamists?

blink on June 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM

They will not Iran to leave. Iran will not have men patrolling the streets, but they will be there to watch over the coop. Malaki asked America to leave. America left. American cannot and should not go back.

From where I am this crisis may be the best or the worst thing to happen in the Middle East depending on how people approach this.

Some People ask what is worst than an nuclear Iran? Well world meet your answer. A bunch of psychopaths going from country to country trying to take over and installing medieval Islamic law. I am speaking for myself when I say I will take a nuclear Iran. But I know most people would take isis. So we agree to disagree.

coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Is gay marriage legal in Iraq?

Ben Hur on June 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Not if it’s Sunni/Shia. /s

Oil Can on June 12, 2014 at 3:40 PM

What a huge mess. So glad we have someone as brilliant as Obama and his crack team to solve everything.

Jack_Burton on June 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Have no fear. Obama has put Susan Rice on the case.

TarheelBen on June 12, 2014 at 3:41 PM

I wish the Kurds and the Israelis the best of luck, they are going to need it with enemies like Iran and al-Qaida and “friends” like the US.

The Kurds and Israelis can take care of themselves. That’s why ISIL has bypassed Kurdish territory and said nothing about Israel.

The man on the right is the Kurdish INTERPRETER.

Generally the US insists that “interrupters” not be armed. Kurds said, “No guns, no interpreting.”

So they got to carry their guns.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Some People ask what is worst than an nuclear Iran? Well world meet your answer. A bunch of psychopaths going from country to country trying to take over and installing medieval Islamic law. I am speaking for myself when I say I will take a nuclear Iran. But I know most people would take isis. So we agree to disagree.

coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

You’re going to get both. A bunch of psychopaths (wait, what’s Bergdahl got to do with this?), under cover of a nuclear umbrella, taking over country after country with no resistance from their neighbors or the Western “powers” because Iran’s got The Bomb.

de rigueur on June 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Where are today’s Patton’s…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Bounced – if they don’t support Obama’s leftist/ghey agenda.

TarheelBen on June 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM

And what happens when Iraq wants Iran to leave after beating back the Islamists?

Well, the Revolutionary Guards took back most of Tikrit ONE DAY after ISIL overran it.

Iran was already in Iraq. Either that or the Iranians have invented Star Trek transporters.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Nuclear armed Sunnis and nuclear armed Shiites on the same landmass that contains their sacred locations? Only one outcome from that.

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

♫ The eastern world, it is explodin’♫

What a complete mess.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on June 12, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I am speaking for myself when I say I will take a nuclear Iran. But I know most people would take isis. So we agree to disagree.

coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

WOW, you learned from Obama how to come up with straw men arguments… I and every American Patriot do not want either ISIS or Iran or any terrorist regime or terrorist group to have any power anywhere in the world… It is not either or for us, it is that all of these evil 7th century islamic terrorist scums must be annihilated…

mnjg on June 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I don’t think ISIS is that large a force. Unfortunately it looks like the Iraqi forces are turning tail at the first sign of trouble.

NotCoach on June 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

JEEBUS! How the hell does Bambi have an approval rating above -10. What a bunch of idiots we have in the USA.

faol on June 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I’m still awaiting Michelle’s hashtag.

John the Libertarian on June 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM

♫ The eastern world, it is explodin’♫

What a complete mess.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on June 12, 2014 at 3:47 PM

“If you like your $10/gal gas, you can keep your $10/gal gas.”

It will get messier. Much messier.

May Obama be praised.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on June 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Some People ask what is worst than an nuclear Iran? Well world meet your answer. A bunch of psychopaths going from country to country trying to take over and installing medieval Islamic law. I am speaking for myself when I say I will take a nuclear Iran. But I know most people would take isis. So we agree to disagree.

That’s a false choice.

Iran doesn’t have to have nuclear weapons to defend against Wahabbist terrorists. Besides, Iran itself is a state sponsor of terrorism. It arms, supports, and trains the Taliban and Hezbollah.

Our choices aren’t limited to “supporting” ISIL or allowing Iran to have nukes.

I oppose ISIL and I oppose Iran going nuclear. Besides, what role are nukes going to play in this war? None at all.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I’m still awaiting Michelle’s hashtag.

John the Libertarian on June 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Will Samantha Powers do?

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

I don’t think ISIS is that large a force. Unfortunately it looks like the Iraqi forces are turning tail at the first sign of trouble.

NotCoach on June 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

The Iraqis have no will to fight. The ISIS, of course, are maniacs.

TarheelBen on June 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

I don’t think ISIS is that large a force. Unfortunately it looks like the Iraqi forces are turning tail at the first sign of trouble.

Two divisions–30,000 men armed with tanks, APCs, MRAPs, artillery, and helicopter gunships–ran from less than a thousand ISIL terrorists with rifles, RPGs, and Toyota gun trucks.

When this is over, Iraq needs to be declared the world’s first Minor State and given a permanent legal guardian.

The only Iraqis worth a damn are Kurds.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

linky no worky

John the Libertarian on June 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM

The Iraqis have no will to fight. The ISIS, of course, are maniacs.

TarheelBen on June 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Yep. But it is beyond pathetic when one’s military won’t even fight to stop an invasion.

NotCoach on June 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Another try.

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Didn’t someone predict this, just yesterday?

Oh, yeah, it was me. You’re welcome.

Adjoran on June 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this

They weren’t.

This is by design.

Bigbullets on June 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Here’s a clip of Joe Biden calling Iraq “one of the great achievements of this administration.”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/12/watch-joe-biden-call-iraq-one-of-the-great-achievements-of-this-administration/

TarheelBen on June 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

JEEBUS! How the hell does Bambi have an approval rating above -10. What a bunch of idiots we have in the USA.

faol on June 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

The entire world could be in flames, every one of our cities embroiled in riots and looting, widespread power blackouts, and complete economic meltdown, Bammy surrounded by his personal Black Panther Praetorian Guard officially seizing dictatorial power, and yet a multitude of idiots would still approve of Ear Leader.

hawkeye54 on June 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Heh. She’s takin’ some sh!t on twitter.

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Will Samantha Power do?

butch on June 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Not anymore. Not even in a pinch.

A Chair of Some Kind on June 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

By the way, can anyone explain how the U.S. brain trust was “caught off guard” by all this

They weren’t.

This is by design.

Bigbullets on June 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

You betcha. Nothing like this is ever accidental or coincidental with this bunch.

hawkeye54 on June 12, 2014 at 3:59 PM

I don’t think ISIS is that large a force. Unfortunately it looks like the Iraqi forces are turning tail at the first sign of trouble.

NotCoach on June 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

May be because ISIS is not the only one attacking the Iraqi troops… It is highly possible that most of the attackers are in fact from the local Iraqi Sunni tribes and not from ISIS and hence their numbers are in the tens of thousands… We shall see…

mnjg on June 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

From al-Qaeda to Russia to Iraq, Mitt Romney has not demonstrated that he meets the threshold to be Commander in Chief: OFA.BO/Kg1puj—

OFA TruthTeam (@OFATruthTeam) October 22, 2012

A Hat-Trick of FAIL!

Resist We Much on June 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM

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