Skip to comments.ISIL fighters seize Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul
Posted on 06/11/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT by sunmars
Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), seized Mosul on Tuesday in a show of strength against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.
"Certain militant groups in Mosul have been directly contacted to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff," a Turkish government source said, adding there was no immediate information on the status of the diplomats.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held an emergency meeting with the Undersecretary of Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay to discuss the developments, Turkish media reported.
The seizure of the consulate comes a day after 28 Turkish truck drivers were abducted by ISIL militants while delivering diesel to a power plant in Mosul.
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Mosul governor calls for a robust action from Ankara: We need Turkey's help in Mosul.
Erdogan, this is your payback.
Turkish foreign policy over the last years has been a disaster. We are seeing the results now.
Several diplomats and their families are now missing including the consular general
Thanks to Obama....
I guess this answers the questions that they have pilots ..
Iraqi MP: ISIS fighters fly over Mosul in helicopters seized from Iraqi army.
100 Kurdish presidential guards in Tikrit surrounded by ISIS fighters. Given 2-hour ultimatum to leave base.
this is all going down the toilet fast......
Haven't they favored the overthrow of Assad? Assad was the only person keeping those terrorists on Turkey's border in check.
What about the NATO situation? Turkey's in NATO. Libya and now Ukraine are not. How can NATO keep working to expand and be the military arm of European bankers and not defend a member? Will NATO have to defend Turkey if the violence spills over?
This seems to be a global chess game that is a battle to define the borders for eight or so regional entities that control the whole world. It has no regard for cultures and lives that are destoyed in the process. JMHO
Honestly, its a powderkeg that is on the brink of complete and utter nuclear sized explosion.
Anything can and will happen here and it is not going to be pretty.
Obama has had a desire to see the Caliphate come together once again. The Ottoman empire, in his opinion, should never have been defeated and colonized by the west. The Anti-colonialist may just get his way.
Breaking Reuters: Iraqi security sources say insurgents are now overrunning parts of Iraqi city of Tikrit.
Everything our servicemen and women did over there is lost...THANK YOU MR. OBAMA
Why did they have to die...for THIS!?!?!?!
Incredible. And yes, this can all be laid directly at the feet of Obama.
Tikrit by the way is half way between Mosul and Baghdad.........Iraqi Cent Govt must be crapping themselves right now as they cannot depend on the army either. Fleeing in droves.
Wonderful. It sure didn’t take ISIS long to get those helicopters up, and I think they’re going to be pretty unstoppable now.
How did our spy satellites miss the terrorist buildup?
I got an idea.
It was missed because this attack is a “spontaneous” response to a video.
Nope.....i suspected they would’nt....What a great big cluster**** this is and for what. Close the borders, seal it up and leave them to kill each other.
ISIS have now taken over Tikrit (Saddams native home), opened the prisons and freed prisoners.....more soldiers for them.
ISIS destroys border between Iraq and Syria...building large trenches. pic.twitter.com/pp8zrEiw1x
Report: ISIS have just pledged to go to Baghdad after they seize further areas in Kirkuk and Salahudin, they rises slogan “we are coming ya baghdad”.
It’s hard to grasp the magnitude of this - coupled with the fact that nobody here seems to be paying much attention to it. And our intelligence services had no warning of this coming storm?
AQ is getting its own country, one that we lost thousands of lives attempting to defend and restore.
Iraq and Syria, as we've known them, are over and done with.
Welcome to the new middle east Barry, you broke it, you buy it.
I’m trying to avoid hyperbole. It’s hard. This is a big deal. It’s Obama’s fault for arming ISIS in Syria.
Who knew, when we all but defeated the Taliban, forcing them into caves, sent Saddam into a hole in the ground, and put AQ on their heals, they would be celebrating huge victories over us just 11 years later? Iraq is may be lost. We don’t have the will to take it back. With Iraq, ISIS will easily take Syria. What else? Qatar? UAE? Yemen? Oman? Saudi? The answer is yes. If Iraq falls, the Taliban/AQ will take all of Arabia. I have a hunch Putin and Obama are behind all of it. They’ll then have to fight over which one gets to be Antichrist.
Msg to the ISIL: the Turks will come and kill you with extreme prejudice and w/o remorse.
Governor of Mosul Atheel Nujeifi says ISIS have taken money from Mosul branch of central bank, millions upon millions of us dollars missing.
Reuters: Iraqi police and medical staff say a suicide bomber has just killed at least 16 people in the Shi’ite Sadr district in Baghdad.
Obama is definitely behind it, at least passively, but I’m not sure Putin benefits as much.
However, whatever happens, AQ has definitely been handed a major victory almost overnight. They’re staking out a huge territory, and there’s nobody to stop them (unless Iran, which is Shiite, attacks...which sure puts us between a rock and a hard place).
Thank you for keeping us updated. I can’t believe how little attention this is attracting here.
I think Iran will act. I hope the do. It’s a lose lose for us, but the alternative is terrifying. What I think is actually happening really scares me. ISIS has to be defeated quickly and we need to resist vigorously any military action Obama proposes.
Primarily because we know which side Obama will be on? He’s been a global supporter of whatever group is the most radically Islamist and greatest hater of the US since the very beginning.
“An al-Qaeda splinter group seized the Turkish consulate in Iraq's second largest city of Mosul on Wednesday and took 48 Turkish citizens captive, including the Turkish consul.”
Sounds like we have a full-blown hostage situation.
They have just demanded a ransom of over $10 million from Turkey for the 28 Turkish truck drivers they kidnapped yesterday.
No. I know what side he’s on. I don’t get scared about what might happen to Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or whatever. I’m afraid of what might happen here. Obama can’t fulfill his agenda as long as so many Patriotic Americans draw breath. There aren’t enough police and military willing to kill us. There are a lot, but not enough.
Watch for Balad airbase to fall soon. Then the Taji airbase. At that point they’ll be less than 30 miles from Baghdad.
Governor and Family of Tikrit’s are en route to Erbil after the town was seized by ISIS.
There is some belief Turkey is behind ISIS invasion of Iraq. Turkey has long eyed the northern Iraqi oil fields. Similarly Iran may intervene in the south in support of the Shia.
They’re both interested in the oil.
You mean Arbil? We called it Irbil.
Are you sure of this information? Arbil is to the NE of Tikrit. Tikrit has good roads to Samarra, 20 mi.s to the south.
Samarra is now under ISIS now apparently.
Breaking - Turkey calls NATO for an extraordinary-meeting over Mosul.
here we go....
Turkey has now involved the WH....
Turkish Foreign Ministry says FM Davutoglu had a long phone call with Secretary Kerry on abductions, & decided on emergency talks with NATO.
Reports: Iraqs Musul Mayor ran away 2 days ago.
Syria: The ISIS has encircled Deir el-Zour, the largest city in the eastern part of the country.
US has spent more than $25 billion on the Iraqi security services, who appear to no longer actually exist.
Who could have guessed.
I could have guessed. Start with the current leadership and their support of Syrian rebels. It is no mystery anymore that the American leadership supports Islamic terrorism and destroying governments. It’s the same thing the Democrats did in Kosovo. Support the underdog, break up the nation, loot it for spoils. These are not the actions of politicians but of criminals.
Flash News Bulletin from the White House:
Al-Qaeda is on the run. They’re running to Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, Takrit, etc. This is all thanks to Barrack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him, and his regime.
I also think it’s no coincidence that this all broke out right now. I think Al Qaeda was very emboldened by Obama’s surrender to the Taliban in the juicy deal the Taliban got.
They know that he has no wish to oppose them, and that they are safe from the US.
Isn’t this an act of war? The ISIL now owns Mosul—they are a “nation” now. They even have an air force? Now Turkey can invade and do the job the right way—the Turkish way—With Blood and horror we in the west could not do-— Maybe their needs to be a new Ottoman Empire—Maybe they need to learn that Islam works both ways-—the horror they inflict can be done to them! Maybe this is the way things should be and we were fools to think differently. Maybe this is the way things ought to be?
You are right, of course. Unfortunately, this will be blamed on Bush ("Bush lied us into Iraq War and torture!") and unfortunatelly many on the right, including an incredibly large number of FR members, will agree with that, because they can't separate the purpose and the goals of the mission from its execution (and by execution I mean both military which was amazingly good under the circumstances and sustained political and PR effort which was amazingly poor, misguided and mishandled).
Liberals / Progressives had a handbook on eventually undermining any US military intervention, no matter how necessary or even initially overwhelmingly supported by them ("I was for it before I was against it") since Vietnam. The conservatives, and especially their leadership, should have been prepared and ready for that eventual Second Front / Fifth Column, yet they fail because not enough attention is given to or enough talent deployed for the sustained PR, which eventually leads to waning and failing mission.
Of course, no mention will be made of Afghanistan, Libya and other places where Obama made a huge mess all on his own...
Many people on FR suffer from as bad a case of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) as those on the left. In my opinion, not all of his decisions were good, and he finally let himself be way too influenced by the Dems in his “reaching across the aisle,” but he loved his country - which in his case, refreshingly, is the US - and genuinely tried to do what he thought was right to keep the country safe against a weird, constantly morphing threat from the past: the galloping hordes of Islam.
It’s one thing to be able to fight a war with a state, but he was in new territory here and, even soon after the Iraq war started, was abandoned and even attacked by the Democrats so that he had to fight for every bit of support he got.