Great piece by leesbillbob from other BB. Sure he won't mind me spreading the words: November 21, 2014: ISIL remains the largest and best financed Islamic terrorist group in the region and that is causing a lot of problems for the Islamic terrorists. ISIL has over 20,000 armed men in Syria and Iraq, but a growing portion of them are tied down occupying and trying to administer conquered territory. These new subjects tend to be obedient, but not enthusiastic about their new rulers, nor very loyal. In many ways ISIL is going through the same cycle its predecessor (the pro-Saddam Islamic terrorists of 2003-8) followed on the way to defeat. That is, resistance from Sunni Arabs, especially in Anbar (western Iraq) eventually leads to brutal repression by Islamic terrorists which in turn enrages more Sunni Arabs and turns them violently against the Islamic terrorists. That, in turn, causes more desertions in the Islamic terrorist groups as new recruits (and even some veteran fighters) desert because killing fellow Sunni Arabs, especially women, was not what they signed up for. This is a common pattern with Islamic terrorist groups as the savage reality collides with the idealistic rhetoric of the preachers and propagandists. It’s one thing to slaughter women and children who are not Sunni Moslems, but killing your own is bad for morale and cripples recruiting. Unlike 2007, there are a lot more cell phones around now and more potential recruits have Internet access. So the pictures of Holy Warriors murdering fellow Sunni Moslems, especially women, spreads fast and the impact is quickly felt by the terrorist leaders. It’s not just one incident either, but several massacres of Sunni Arab tribesmen in eastern Syria and western Iraq over the past few months. To the young Moslem men who provide most of the support (and manpower) for ISIL, such misbehavior can no longer be dismissed as a rare event or staged Western propaganda. While the air attacks have made it more difficult for large convoys of ISIL gunmen to attack and conquer new territory, an even larger problem is the need for using these gunmen to deal with rebellious Sunni Arabs. This has led to counterattacks by some tribal militias, especially in western Iraq and ISIL losing control of towns and villages. The terrorists are being terrorized.
Another reason for the growing unrest in the ISIL “Islamic State” is the incompetence of the Islamic terrorists leaders at running an economy. ISIL wants everything done in conformance of their vision of what Islamic law demands. This means no modern currency or banking practices. This makes it difficult for the economy to function and the ISIL subjects are suffering from high unemployment and growing shortages. ISIL now proposes to mint its own gold and silver coins and make that the only legal currency in their territory. Implementing this will cause more economic disruption and more unhappy residents of the Islamic State.
Special / Parliament re-draft oil and gas law to the Council of Ministers to make final adjustments
BAGHDAD - Iraq Press - November 23: A commission parliamentary oil and energy, on Sunday, for the re-draft oil and gas law to the Cabinet for final amendments thereto in order to vote on the law as soon as possible.
Committee Chairman MP, Ares Abdullah, L / Iraq Press / "The purpose of the re-law to the Council of Ministers is to make a lot of adjustments to it, especially those imposed by the current circumstances, including the recent agreement concluded between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government."
He Abdullah said "no enactment of the oil and gas law for the past period led to the aggravation of many and complex problems in the oil sector and, in particular, between Baghdad and Erbil," straits "The government was currently preparing a new draft of the oil and gas agreed upon by all parties and sent to Parliament because there is a crystallization of the ideas of oil-producing provinces such as Basra and taken into consideration. " Admiral ended
Totally miss calculated the isis numbers. They have 20,000 well trained foot soldiers recruited and trained by mercenaries that escaped from Bosnia paid by the Saudi. They also have 180,000 sick individuals that put down their XBox to try out killing for real. These sick animals couldn't shoot strait for save their lives. Obama is a self confessed democrat Muslim that does not have the appetite to engage, Cameron is too worried about the elections and the French cannot even clean up their own country which is now 50% run by Islamist. In short, no one really wants to be there but they have to be seen to be doing something. Now; if the rednecks were in charge, isis would have been wiped out by now. Re the payment, according to posters on advfn, the bank has not as yet received any money's which means someone is putting pressure on baghdad not to pay and that someone are the Saudi. Opec meeting due on 27th will see the Saudi put up a fight because they want the yanks to bankrupt fraking and buy from them. Whichever way you look at it 75% of the world know that the Saudi are behind every headache and that is why I insist that the kurds must cut the obellical cord and go into business with Israel who are the best combatants in terrorism. ALL IMHO but of course
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