Monday, May 18, 2015

Ramadi Falls to ISIS as Iraqi Forces Flee

A few days ago, U.S. leaders boasted that Delta Force commandos had killed "key ISIS figure" Abu Sayyaf in Syria. Abu Sayyaf managed the sale and trade of oil and gas for ISIS.

Meanwhile, ISIS was busy conquering the city of Ramadi in Iraq. With a population of roughly half a million, Ramadi is one of Iraq's largest cities and is situated in a strategic location less than 70 miles from Baghdad.

So, U.S. officials are patting themselves on the back for the death of an easily replaceable oil trader, and ISIS is taking over entire cities, institutionalizing Sharia, and brainwashing the children of Iraq to become the next generation of jihadists. Does anyone see this ending well?
Al Fateh Grand Mosque in Ramadi
CNN—The key Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to ISIS on Sunday after government security forces pulled out of a military base on the west side of the city, officials said.

The ISIS advances came after militants detonated a series of morning car bomb blasts, Mayor Dalaf al-Kubaisy and a high-ranking Iraqi security official said. The explosions forced Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters to retreat to the city's east, they said.

"This is a huge setback to Iraqi forces and to the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS," said Peter Mansoor, a retired U.S. Army colonel.

But Iraqi and U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, said the fight for Ramadi is far from over.

"It is possible to see the kind of attack we have in Ramadi, but I am absolutely confident in the days ahead that will be reversed," Kerry said during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. "Large numbers of Daesh were killed in the last few days, and will be in the next days because that seems to be the only thing they understand."

Daesh is an Arabic acronym for ISIS, one that the terror group notoriously dislikes.

Clashes have raged in the beleaguered capital of Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland, for months as Iraqi and allied forces battle ISIS militants for control of the strategically located city, which is just 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad. (Continue Reading.)
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Dacritic said...

Just wondering if anyone has read the book "Defying ISIS" by Johnnie Moore? I haven't, but I saw it today in Malaysian book stores, but I didn't have time to read the whole book. It is about how Christians can stand up to ISIS who are of course, bent on eradicating every other belief system on Earth. I am not disagreeing praying to Jesus for strength in this matter (which seems to be the message of the book, again I haven't read the whole of it), but I was just thinking, if this book can be in Malaysian book stores, then I assume it must have NOT linked Islam in any way to ISIS. This is just again an assumption, and I'd love to be proven wrong. But if I'm right, then my concern is I do not understand how people can write whole books on the dangers of ISIS WITHOUT linking it to Islam. That is why I love Jay Smith's talks on ISIS. He, like David here, goes straight to the point. You CANNOT try to get to the base of ISIS or global Islamic terrorism these days without seeing the obvious connection to Islam.

smbdy sbdy said...

Hey David could you please tell me which of your video could somehow enlighten me in your argumentation about proofs of JEsus Christ? I know you reason that Jesus Christ was a god/prophet (I don't know) and I would love to learn more about this approach. If you're right and one, after looking at evidence, really have to conclude that Jesus was a god then I guess I'll become christian :(

Stick man Sam said...

Isis are brute killers. This is the problem with US. They usually boast about the death of one terrrorist as if thats going to end the whole terrorist group. Osama bin laden was killed, they boasted, yet Alqaeda is still being a threat.
They killed Abu sayyaf, yea yea great acheivement right, but still ISIS is conquering cities, forcing sharia and killing those who dont submit to their ideologies.
A terrorist group should be eliminated completely, killing the leader of a terrorist group will ofcourse demoralize the group but they would have more reasons to justify increased violent attacks towards people.

I hope this demonic isis group loses power, i feel sorry for the isis fighters and angry at them the same time, they are very deluded

Nojmul Huda said...

“As you sow so shall you reap”. The greatest mistake was to withdraw American force from Iraq after sacrifice of thousands of American soldiers fighting in Amber Province and spending billions of dollars in bringing PEACE in Middle East thru Iraq war. It is sad our administration failed to understand minds of Muslims both Shia and Sunni. They are “Birds of a feather flock together”.

Both Shia and Sunni are slaves of same devil. Both get power from same devil to kill people of God. Neither Shia nor Sunni won’t destroy each other, if they do, power of devil would be curtailed. That is why Al-Maliki and his Shia government did not allow American force to stay to complete their job in bringing PEACE in Middle East once for all.

Shia militia gave hard time to American soldiers but now they flee from battle ground to fight against their Sunni brothers. Interestingly no one say Allah-hu-Agbar in fighting Shia-Sunni.

Definitely there is end of devil’s tunnel at the end of the day. Because Holy God created this world, He gave His only begotten Son to save people of the world including Middle Eastern people. So blood of Jesus won’t be wasted in fighting Islamic terrorism. World would be free from ISIS’ atrocities with big change in Islam and it’s Quran as it happened with Hitler and his Nazi party by the end of WW-II.

David Wood said...

Smbdy sbdy,

Check out my article titled "Where Did Jesus Say, 'I Am God'?":

Here are some videos:

Jesus Accepts Worship:

Jesus: The Final Judge:

Jesus: The First and the Last:

Nojmul Huda said...

@ Smbdy sbdy,

Unlike Muhammad, the self-declared prophet of evil power, Jesus Christ since beginning of His ministry in Jerusalem encourage people to look for truth to free himself/herself from bondage of devil. Because, He Himself is from the light, true God from true God, begotten not made. Whereas Muhammad for fear of exposing his true identity, on the contrary, forbidden Muslims from asking any question. In John 8:32 Jesus said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Good luck!