ISIS militants have held a twisted victory parade after taking the key city of #Ramadi in an act of violence and beheadings – and the extremists could march on the Iraqi capital Baghdad within the next month. This was the region the U.S. forces failed to tame and where they incurred the most casualties during their stay.
Mutilated bodies scatter the streets of the ‘Gateway of #Baghdad ‘, where Islamic State slaughtered around 500 and forced nearly 25,000 to flee their homes over the last few days.
Now #ISIS has released images of militants celebrating, children wielding automatic weapons and a fleet of pick-up trucks carrying its jubilant fighters through the blood-stained streets of Ramadi. Baghdad is so heavily populated by Shia and the Shia militia backed by #Iran .
Shi’ite fighters have already launched a counter-offensive to recapture the city, but these kinds of tactics play straight into Islamic State’s grand plan to spark all-out war in the region, according to the Middle East director of counter-terrorism think-tank RUSI.
#Russian President Vladimir #Putin began talks with #Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Moscow on 5/21 as accelerating gains by Islamic State pose a growing threat in the Middle East.
The Islamic State terror group also now controls over half of #Syrian territory after seizing the village and ancient #Roman archaeological site of #Palmyra 5/21, activists monitoring Syria’s war said. One of the world’s important historical sites is now in the hands of those who want to destroy this #history .
Many imagined World War III would be fought using advanced weaponry and nuclear arsenals, not knowing that the most primitive weapon, #Saudi Wahhabi radicalism, is the most lethal amongst all. It is as if history is repeating itself. Great civilizations fell, never to be rebuilt. The 2003 lied invasion of regime change in #Iraq was not only a ‘Shock and Awe’ campaign to oust Saddam’s Ba’ath Party, but to serve as a wakeup call for all regional powers in the Middle East. Establishing a New World Order was the #Neocon dream.
Remember when nobody did anything as ISIS literally marched for miles into Syria? Israel aiding them in Syria?