Our allies, the heroic Iranian Revolutionary Guards, are not afraid to take the battle to the Iraqi Sunni home turf of Tikrit.
Why are the Kurds and Iranians much more courageous and motivated fighters than the Iraqi Shias? Government corruption? Will the Shias fight more effectively militias in than as members if the Iraqi Army? Different rates of consanguineous marriage? Iraqi Shias conditioned to feel too submissive toward Iraqi Sunnis? What is going on with this? Shiites in the Sadr City district in Baghdad are cleaning their weapons and Iraqi Shia militia members fighting in Syria have rushed back home to fight in Iraq.
The Kurdish Peshmerga are grabbing more territory. The Sunni and Shia Arabs won't fight each other over that territory. The Kurds have The Right Stuff to carve a nation out of a piece of Iraq. Bully for them!
“The KRG is currently a safe haven for approximately 250,000 Syrian refugees, as well as hundreds of thousands of internally-displaced people fleeing the violence in Mosul and elsewhere. We are doing our best to cope with this humanitarian emergency.”
What are the religious affiliations and ethnicities of these refugees? Also, can the Kurds in Syria carve a piece of Syria off to add to the state they have carved out of Iraq? A Kurdish state in parallel to an ISIS state?
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