Saturday, July 23, 2016


This is coolbert:

Finally from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter this item:

"Leading Iraqi Shiite cleric al-Sadr threatens attack on US forces"

21 July

"One of the leading Shiite clerics in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, said Wednesday that 'the forces of the American army that are helping the army of Iraq liberate Mosul from ISIS are the target that we must hit'. The head of the Saraya al-Salam militia made the comment in response to questions from followers on his Internet site . . . al-Sadr, who is supported by Tehran, made the threat because he wants two pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias, the Badr Corps and the Popular Mobilization Forces, to join the fighting against ISIS in Mosul"

Just at the exact moment when some momentum if building against the Islamic State we find this Shia cleric in Iraq shooting his mouth off in a manner that is hardly conducive to coalition warfare.

Militias including those of the Shia persuasion so far having been included in operations to capture Ramadi and Fallujah from ISIL!

Coalition warfare as noted by Eisenhower very difficult. Often results if diffused and unfocused energy not helpful to the overall effort.


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