Thursday, October 26, 2017
Shia si? Sunni no?
From the War is Boring Internet web site some further info - - the topic of which is the various Iraqi Shia militia:
1. "Iraq’s Shia Militia Problem Always Felt a Lot Like 2007"
"Dangerous Shia groups came back ... in a big way"
2. "Before They Attacked the Kurds, Shia Militias Undermined the Campaign for Mosul"
"Pro-Iran groups have taken aim at Kurdish and Western forces"
BETTER ARMED. BETTER TRAINED. BETTER PAID. MORE LEAVE TIME.
Units of Shia militia possessing an unmistakable religious zeal. A willingness to sacrifice themselves for the cause, having implacable hatred for the adversary.
SACRIFICE THEMSELVES EVEN IF USED AS A PROXY FOR A FOREIGN POWER!!
See previous blog entries as most germane to the Iraqi Shia militia and the seizure of Kirkuk: