…when the US completely withdrew, the Islamists just built themselves back up and are now doing exactly what anyone with half a brain could see coming.
Our foreign policy is a joke and the rest of the world see the US as a joke.
How many Soldiers died fighting for that shit hole and now it’s back in the hands of Al-Qaeda
The Iraqi government declared a state of emergency Tuesday as al Qaeda-linked militants from ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, violently seized control of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. Via The Foreign Bureau, WSJ’s global news update.
BAGHDAD—Islamist insurgents seized control of Iraq’s second-largest city on Tuesday in a brazen military operation that underscored the weakness of the central government across vast swaths of the country.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared a nationwide “state of maximum preparedness” after government forces fled Mosul in disarray following four days of fighting. He asked parliament to declare a state of emergency. But he didn’t say whether military forces were mobilizing to retake the city, 220 miles north of the capital, Baghdad.
Note: Erloser is German for savior.