Sunday, May 13, 2018

When did that happen>

BBC Headline: Iraqi's vote in first election after ISIS defeat.

the Shia-led government has won praise for the fight against IS militants, and security has vastly improved across the country.
the rest of the article is about people complaining about corruption etc. The usual stuff.

But ISIS was defeated (in Iraq)? When did that happen?

Last October the BBC noted that when Raqqa fell, it showed Isis was doomed.

long article with details, including noting that ISIS was Sadam's Baathist party trying to take back power. And notes how the Americans sort of became partners (i.e. airstrikes and drone spying) with local militias backed by Iran.

so the real winner is Iran, according to the article.

actually the war isn't over: but as Churchill said, it is not the beginning of the end, but the end of the begining.

Sunni terrorists are down but not out, but the Shiite terrorists and their proxies are still being funded by Iran.

SP on Iraq (April article)
and on Iran (May article)

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