Iraq: The Beginning of ISIS Plan to Conquer the Middle East

Iraq

Iraq is home to an ethnic and religious minority called the Yazidi, who have now fled into the mountains,  another casualty of the beginning of ISIS’s  plan to conquer the Middle East. Vian Dakhil, a politician representing the Yazidi, was in tears at a session of Iraq’s Parliament as she told of women being enslaved by ISIS fighters and her people hiding in the mountains of Iraq with no food and water.

The Yazidi community follows a faith that can be traced back to the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. They have been accused by ISIS of worshipping the devil, and are being kidnapped and executed. Dakhil reports that 500 Yazidi men have been killed.

The leader of ISIS is a 43 year old Sunni Muslim who goes by the name of Abu-Bakr-al-Baghdadi, who was once a prisoner of US forces beginning in 2005 and was released in 2009. Estimates of the number of ISIS fighters are from 7,000 to 10,000.

ISIS’s funding is a concern of many nations, and in June it was reported that ISIS had accumulated around two billion dollars from charity donations, private funding and robbery. Another source of money is Syria’s oilfields, which ISIS took over in 2012. ISIS also has sold raw materials it stole along with artifacts from archaeological sites that are up to 8,000 years old.

ISIS is just beginning its plan to control the Middle East, and they still have parts of Iraq to conquer. ISIS, which also has a foothold in Syria, is now facing off with the Lebanese Army. The group entered Lebanon using car bombs and suicide bombers then launched an all out battle with Lebanese forces. Hezbollah, a militant group in Lebanon has said they are not going to interfere in ISIS’s current assault but is assisting with logistical support for the Lebanese Army. 13 soldiers were killed in a battle with ISIS rebels while trying to retake the town of Arsal, which is on the border of Lebanon and Syria.

The deputy mayor of Arsal, Ahmad Flitti, reported that thousands of residents have fled the town, some of who already were refugees of the civil war in Syria. Flitti was very concerned with the dwindling supply of food and medical supplies as well as local hospitals nearing total capacity. A UN representative traveled to Lebanon to assess the needs of Arsal residents and to coordinate the delivery of supplies although they did not say when the supplies would arrive.

With ISIS seizing territory, displacing people and threatening to exterminate minorities, Iraq is just the beginning of the militant group’s plan to conquer the Middle East. Some donors of ISIS support them as a show of solidarity with Sunnis in Syria in hopes of rebels gaining ground against the Syrian army. Although the U.S. has pressured the governments in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to stop donors in those countries from funding ISIS and other extremist groups, these governments are placing the blame for donors backing rebel forces in Syria on President Obama’s failure to act against Assad, even after Assad crossed the red line set by the US and used chemical weapons against Syria’s citizens.

By Adrianne Hill

Sources:

Al Jazeera
Raw Story
Israel National News

9 Responses to "Iraq: The Beginning of ISIS Plan to Conquer the Middle East"

  1. ayubi   August 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    number of people killed in 9/11 by terrorists= 2900+
    number of people killed by AMERICA in Nagasaki=74,000

    Any one who can do the maths please????? oops sorry forgot Uncle Sam in Afghan, in Vietnam, in Iraq. NO prize for guessing the biggest terrorist amidst human race.

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  2. ArtRave~ Art & Truth (@GoToARTRAVE)   August 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Hamas’ continual use of rockets launched at Israel, while surrounding themselves with innocent frightened Palestinian women and children only to be caught in the crossfire, is at fault for all the deaths of those 2000+ Palestinians, not Israel!
    Hamas has set Israel up for this and continues to do so with its continual bombardment with rockets and tunnel digging like rats to sneak in and out of Istael to abduct and kill more innocents.
    Israel is in the difficult position of having to defend themselves and to take action against the cowardly Hamas regretting the innocents that are being used as human shields by Hamas. Hamas cares nothing for the Palestinians and is only using them and their position to strike out at Israel..
    Hamas is the true enemy of the Palestinians as they keep sacrificing the Palestinians to death for the sake of their propaganda against Israel.
    Any sane person knows this. .Israel wants peace and safety for all and are they tired of having to keep defending themselves from the psychopathic Hamas ~ that only wants to destroy Israel ~ even if it takes every last Palestinian to accomplish their evil plot.

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  3. Straw walker   August 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    America now supports Yazidi and Kurds ( which until recently NO American has ever heard of),but will not support the Palestinians..

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  4. C,R,CUNDIFF   August 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    ISIS is only a part of evil,….if you take time to read the Koran or Quran, you will find that ISLAM is the face of Evil.

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    • ayubi   August 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

      @C,R,CUNDIFF…….. you might have never read the Quran, which tells about your lack of knowledge, anyways read the Bible (first decide which is the true book bro, the RC version, the KJV or the watchtower) which depicts ruthless killing and horror episode. No doubt Bernard Shaw told that the Bible is the most dangerous book and need to be locked up.

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      • t   August 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        You are speaking out of ignorance to suggest the bible depicts ruthless killing and horror.

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  5. Igor Khait   August 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Why care about hundreds of thousands killed and displaced in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon when Israel killed about two thousand Palestinians?

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    • Anna   August 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      Exactly because we care…and you dont, because your heart is made of stone and the glue that keeps your being together is hatred.

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      • ayubi   August 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

        you care? who are you exactly? Poor Obama does not even have a tv of his own I guess. He wants to help the protect the Yazidis on the grounds of humanity and is attacking the ISIS which is spreading evil, may be Mr President does not read the news about the 2000+ palestinian being killed and the accursed israelies killing children and bombing school buildings and refugee camps. Please can someone inform the not so informed OBama or is it Barrack Obama?

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