UH OH, WE BES IN TROUBLE IF WE MESS WIF ISIS

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Posted on 17th June 2014 by Zarathustra in Politics

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Do these people have gall or what?  Qatar is one of the countries funding these extremists, who in power would kill and/or deport anyone who doesn’t follow their extreme and cruel version of  Islam.  Exactly who attacked us on 9/11 anyway?  (Hint:  It wasn’t Iran).

Qatari: U.S. intervention in Iraq would be seen as war on Sunni Arabs

 

Iraqi federal policemen watch as Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons in the northwest Baghdad’sShula neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014.

KARIM KADIM / AP

MCCLATCHY FOREIGN STAFF

A former Qatari ambassador to the United States offered up a warning to the Obama administration Monday that any military intervention on behalf of the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki would be seen as an act of “war” on the entire community of Sunni Arabs.

Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa also warned against the United States working with Iran to repulse the advance by the radical Sunni group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, something that Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would be willing to consider.

“For the West or Iran or the two working together to fight beside Maliki against Sunni Arabs will be seen as another conspiracy against Sunni,” Khalifa tweeted.

Khalifa’s comments via Twitter (@NasserIbnHamad) show the complicated calculations the Obama administration faces as it considers whether to come to Maliki’s aid while insurgents from ISIS consolidate their gains over much of northern and central Iraq and menace the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Maliki’s Shiite Muslim government has angered Sunnis across the Arab world for being close to Shiite-ruled Iran and for what Sunnis describe as widespread mistreatment of their co-religionists in Iraq.

Khalifa retired from Qatar’s diplomatic service in 2007, but he remains an influential voice in Qatari foreign-policy circles.

The sentiments behind his warning were reflected in remarks that Qatar’s foreign minister, Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, made Sunday in Bolivia and that were distributed Monday by Qatar’s official news service.

Attiyah stopped far short of Khalifa’s suggestion that airstrikes would be seen as an act of war by Sunnis outside Iraq, and he didn’t mention Sunnis specifically in the comments released Monday. But he laid blame for the rapid advance of ISIS squarely on Maliki’s rule. He said Maliki had deliberately excluded “large groups of Iraqis” from sharing in power.

“While we strongly condemn terrorism and violence in all its forms and manifests,” Attiyah said, “we must, however, take into account the fact that injustice, exclusion, marginalization and use of security and military solutions exclusively to suppress popular demands can . . . fuel violence and contribute to its expansion.”

He added, “We swiftly urge those concerned to pay attention to the demands of large segments of the population who only seek equality and participation, away from all forms of sectarian or denominational discrimination.”

President Barack Obama made similar demands Friday, saying he’d asked the Pentagon to draw up a list of possible options to stop the ISIS advance but that the United States would consider taking those steps only if Iraq’s feuding politicians could resolve their differences _ something few observers believe is possible.

Khalifa’s warning about how Sunnis elsewhere in the Arab world would view American military intervention draws attention to other concerns that might influence U.S. actions on Maliki’s behalf.

The split between the Sunni and Shiite interpretations of Islam date to the seventh century, but it drives modern rivalries between Shiite-led Iran and Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf monarchies. Qatar has been a close collaborator with the United States in Syria and elsewhere and it’s home to the U.S. Central Command’s forward Air Force detachment at al Udeid Air Base outside Doha.

 

In his comments, Khalifa noted that Maliki has ruled Iraq for more than eight years, longer than Obama has been the U.S. president, and that in that time Maliki had squandered “any chance” to build a nonsectarian, stable and all-inclusive country.

“Gulf states should inform the West any intervention in Iraq or military cooperation with Iran to prop up al Maliki will be considered unfriendly,” he tweeted.

“Any intervention in Iraq by the West to prop up criminal al Maliki in Iraq will be seen by the whole Sunni Arabs and Muslims as war against them.”

The Qatari diplomat accused Maliki of going on a “crusade against Iraqi Sunni Arabs, killing them and bombing their cities.”

He called the ISIS advance the “logical outcome” and said it was “no surprise to any observer of Iraq’s politics.”

“ISIS is a tiny element in the bigger revolt by Iraq’s Arab Sunni tribes who suffered so much under Maliki sectarian regime. . . . Maliki has been bombing&destroying Sunni Arabs cities and killing them for the past six month,” he said.

 

7 Comments
  1. BUCKHED says:

    The only good Arab is a dead Arab . Where’s Blackjack Pershing when you need him !

    17th June 2014 at 12:37 pm

  2. Pietropalo says:

    In response fo Fuckhead,,, uhh, sorry, BUCKhead,,, The only good American is a rotting corpse on the field of battle where the same American has pissed his life away for the military, industrial complex.

    There’s a booming industry in the U S of fucking A,,,, BODYBAG manufacturers. A growth industry, buy stock now for a ten bagger in the coming year.

    17th June 2014 at 1:32 pm

  3. bb says:

    Pietropalo, the only good Moslem is a dead Moslem .Let them genocide each other.That’s what a good Central Banker would do.Play both sides until they destroy each other.

    17th June 2014 at 2:57 pm

  4. Persnickety says:

    This discussion went downhill fast…

    :-)

    17th June 2014 at 3:12 pm

  5. Zarathustra says:

    Persnickety, it always does when bb posts.

    17th June 2014 at 3:26 pm

  6. BUCKHED says:

    PP….that’s what yer’ full of…. piss….If they could convert your brain to gas it wouldn’t be enough to propel a piss ants motorcycle around a BB .

    Come back when you aren’t wearing panties pussy boy .

    17th June 2014 at 5:22 pm

  7. TE says:

    We will NEVER win a war in the ME. The peoples have been killing each other forever, how could we ever be so hubristic to think the solution lies in more deadly weapons and pale faces?

    Tools of the MID and Banksters is what we are. What we have always been. The blood of our sons, now daughters, greases their wheels of profits.

    The sickest part is our outright support of them with our labor, our savings, our futures.

    The more I learn about the ME, the more I strongly feel that the only “fix” is to get the fuck out, let gas go to wherever it goes, and let them blow themselves up. When one or another faction rises to power, he either wants to do business with us, or not. So it freaking goes…

    But NO, our “way of life” (already doomed, but nobody will vote to hurry that along) and patriotism will demand more blood be spilled in chasing the ever-illusive phantoms of “freedom and democracy.”

    Free to die, or saddle up your yoke, and of course, freedom to vote for whatever non-choice the PTB supply you.

    Same here, as everywhere. Evil marches on and most applaud his growth.

    There is little place for pacifism, nor self-direction anymore. I’m beginning to believe there truly never has been. Just an illusion and construct of public indoctrination that begins at a very young age.

    So it goes…

    18th June 2014 at 12:07 pm

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