June 25, 2014

An ISIS Caliphate Is Just a Pipe Dream

Shashank Joshi, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Isis has hostile forces in every direction. It will face resistance from anti-Isis Syrian rebels in the west, the hostility of Kurds in the north, and, eventually, a counter-offensive from government forces to the south. Even if the government collapses – and we are a long way from that – then Iraq’s Shia majority will not accept a permanent jihadist state on their northern flank, let alone allow Isis to stroll into Baghdad. Saddam slaughtered Shias in 1991, and Isis has been slaughtering Shias for over a decade. The Shias have had quite enough, thank you.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, ISIS

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