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Alternate Universe: Egyptian TV Host calls for an Israeli attack on Iran; Update: ISIS leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri has been killed.

by Phantom Ace ( 118 Comments › )
Filed under Egypt, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey at April 17th, 2015 - 7:00 am

You have read the tittle correctly. A popular Egyptian TV hostTawfik Okasha , calls for an Israel-Arab alliance against Iran. Israel by itself can’t attack Iran as the host suggests due to distance and they don’t have the delivery ordinances to pull it off. If Israel could attack Iran, they would have. Although every year around August, a British paper claims Israel will soon strike. However, an Israeli-Arab alliance against Iran could be a different ballgame altogether.

Only Obama could bring Arabs and Israelis together!

Update: ISIS leader Izzat al-Dhouri has been killed north of Tikrit.

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the last remaining Saddam Hussein henchman on the run in Iraq, has reportedly been killed in a military operation near Tikrit.

Douri served as Saddam’s number two on the Revolutionary Command Council and was the “King of Clubs” card in the US military’s “Deck of 55” most-wanted Iraqis. He is believed to have since played a major role in the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

Raed al-Jabour, the governor of Iraq’s Salahuddin province, told Al-Arabiya television that Douri has been killed in an area north-east of Tikrit, Saddam’s home city.

The station published a photograph purportedly showing his body.

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The Iraqi governor quoted by Al-Arabiya described Douri as the “mastermind of Islamic State in Iraq”, describing his death as a blow to the jihadist group.

Many analysts have pointed out that Douri is the true brains behind ISIS. I am glad this rat has been kileld due to the amount of American blood on his hands, but I worry this will aid Iran’s takeover of Iraq. We will see what impact this has on ISIS in the coming weeks.

 

The Fall of Idlib

by Phantom Ace ( 189 Comments › )
Filed under Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey at March 30th, 2015 - 7:00 am

Obama’s Iranian/Shia Axis buddies suffered a defeat over the weekend in Syria. Last week the Free Syrian Army, Nusra Front and other rebels who united under the name Jaish al-Fath (the Army of Conquest) have captured the city of Idlib which is the provincial capital of the province with the same name. The rebels took it in a 5 day assault where they used firepower they previously did not have as it is apparent that the Saudis and other Sunni nations are now arming the rebels with every weapon available against Iran’s client state.

Here is a comparison of the before and after he Idlib offensive.

The Syrian opposition will now use Idlib as the capital of their provisional government

BEIRUT: Syria’s opposition-in-exile vowed Sunday to launch efforts to turn the newly seized provincial capital of Idlib into its base of operations, in a bid to maintain the momentum generated by a five-day battle that resulted in a shockingly sudden regime withdrawal.

Supporters of the regime and the opposition spent much of the weekend digesting the news that government forces had abandoned the northwestern town, amid reports that the regime would soon launch a fierce counter-offensive.

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“The Syrian provisional government will strive to make the free city of Idlib an example to the entire world about what Syrians want for the future of their country,” it said. “It will begin sending its [government bodies] to work inside the city, along with the local council for the province of Idlib, to begin coordinating with its partners and with the [militias] and influential forces to make the city a headquarters for administering liberated regions of Syria.”

Idlib fell after a battle that cost just over 70 rebel lives, according to the “Army of Conquest” coalition of militias that announced the campaign last week. A spokesman for the Army of Conquest told The Daily Star Sunday that the precise number of regime dead remained unclear, due to the presence of many bodies under the rubble of destroyed buildings, adding that 53 troops and paramilitaries – all Syrians – were taken prisoner by the rebels.

This is the 3rd major defeat for Assad, Hezbollah and Iran in the past month. There was a failed offensive in Aleppo that attempted to encircle the rebels, but ended in disaster. In Quinetra province, Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps attempted an offensive to reach the Israeli border. They were defeated by Nusra Front and the FSA’s Southern Front Army with alleged Israeli assistance in the forms of intelligence.

The turning of the tide in Syria is related to this Pan Sunni front against Iran and its clients. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations have had enough of Iran’s attempt to dominate the Mideast via its Shiite clients. With intervention in Yemen and the flood of weapons to the Syrian rebels, the Sunni-Shiite conflict has entered a new phase. Sadly, Obama is on the side of Iran who is viewed as threat by the Sunnis and Israelis alike.

Breaking: Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan launch strikes on Yemen

by Phantom Ace ( 219 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia at March 25th, 2015 - 8:55 pm

The Iranian backed shiite militants, Houthis in alliance with former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh are advancingon the southern city of Aden. The only opposition is al-Qaeda which is in the central region. The current President Hadi was in Aden with a very weak force and called for intervention. Saudi Arabia answered the call and has begun airstrikes on the Houthis.

Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen early Friday, one day after the U.S.-backed Yemeni president was driven out of the country.

Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir said the operations began at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

He said the Houthis, widely believed to be backed by Iran, “have always chosen the path of violence.” He declined to say whether the Saudi campaign involved U.S. intelligence assistance.

Al-Jubeir made the announcement at a rare news conference by the Sunni kingdom.

He said the Saudis “will do anything necessary” to protect the people of Yemen and “the legitimate government of Yemen.”

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Yemen’s Foreign Minister Riad Yassin told Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV satellite news network that he officially made a request to the Arab League on Wednesday to send a military force to intervene against the Houthis. Depicting the Houthis as a proxy of Shiite Iran, a rival to Sunni Gulf countries, he warned of an Iranian “takeover” of Yemen. The Houthis deny they are backed by Iran.

It seems the Saudis are not alone on this.

Yemen, another success for the god-king!

Update: The Gulf countries are in on this intervention as well.

Riyadh (AFP) – Five Gulf states said Thursday that they will protect Yemen’s embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against Shiite rebels that have closed in on the city of Aden, where he took refuge after fleeing the capital Sanaa.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE said they “have decided to answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his people from the aggression of the (Shiite) Huthi militia”.

The statement came as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington said the kingdom has launched a military operation against the rebels.

“The operation is to defend the legitimate government,” Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Washington.

The statement from Riyadh included all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council except Oman.

VERY Sobering Food For Thought

by Macker ( 117 Comments › )
Filed under Christianity, History, Holocaust, Iran, Islam, Israel, Koran, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Turkey at January 26th, 2015 - 8:00 am

HAT TIP: The Osprey
Last Saturday night I watched the following video. I will not embed it here, and it should open in a new tab.
We’ve all been dealing with the approaching day when Iran will have The Bomb. It’s no longer a question of IF, no thanks to أوباما’s constant renegotiating with the Mullahs in Teheran. Israel, rightfully, is GRAVELY CONCERNED with this.
But what if the REAL target for Iran’s first Bomb is neither Israel, nor some other unnamed Western City? This video might shed some very dark light on this question. I cannot speak for anyone else; I have been humbly praying about what really is God’s Plan for this situation.
Not our will, O Lord…but THINE.