Displaced Iraqi Christians and Yazidis settle at diocese of Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Islamic extremists shot 80 Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses reported Saturday. (Khalid Mohammed/Associated Press)
posted on 08/17/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT
If there is an ethnic group that deserves their country, it is the Kurds.
They are the only adults among these sorry lot in Iraq.
posted on 08/17/2014 6:27:48 AM PDT
(If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
"Ground forces have seized about 80 per cent of the territory surrounding Mosul dam, said peshmerga spokesman Holgurt Hikmet. US planes are still bombing and an Iraqi army brigade has advanced along with peshmerga forces, said Mr Hikmet. He would not name the Iraqi brigade that joined the attack. "
Kurdish peshmerga forces encircle Isis-held Mosul dam
posted on 08/17/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT
("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
First, I would hope that the escape routes for ISIS are secured. Second, I would hope that no prisoners are taken. These people should never make it out of Iraq alive. They’ve perpetrated an illegal war and acts of genocide. They should be summarily executed for all the crimes they’ve committed. No state resources should be spent for trials and incarceration.
posted on 08/17/2014 7:23:21 AM PDT
(Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
Jeez, when I read this I had to think of the underground
fighting portrayed in the film “Stalingrad”.
posted on 08/17/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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