LastDayWatchers as you watch and witness the so-called Awakening continue to be put to sleep, the results speak for themselves
The Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 50 Sunni Muslim tribesmen from a village in northern Iraq
The abductions, which reportedly occurred Friday, appear to be part of a concerted campaign against Sunnis who challenge the authority of the Al Qaeda breakaway faction, which presents itself as a champion of Sunni Muslims.
Arab tribes reorganizing their ranks and fighting elements of Daesh
Militants from the extremist group stormed the village of Riyadh, about 30 miles west of the city of Kirkuk, rounding up Sunni tribesmen who had previously served as police officers, as soldiers or in anti-Al Qaeda militias (aka The Awakening)
Word of the abductions comes after a number of attacks targeting members of the Sunni Arab Ubayd tribe in Kirkuk province
When the U.S. faced a raging insurgency by Sunni militants — then called al-Qaida in Iraq — seven years ago, it recruited local Sunni leaders and paid their tribesmen to fight against those militants.
The effort, dubbed the Awakening, quieted the threat — for a while. But the local leaders who led the tribesmen back then say that this time, the U.S. might have trouble convincing Sunnis to rejoin the fight.
One of those leaders, Ahmed al Qarghouli, says he led 90 men in the Awakening in the province of Anbar, where al-Qaida was strongest, senior tribal sheikh from Anbar, Faris al Dulaimi, sits with Qarghouli as we talk.
A senior tribal sheikh from Anbar, Faris al Dulaimi, knows exactly what he thinks about the Awakening, "The Awakening is dead,"
A quarter of them fought alongside the Islamic State this year
When the militants arrived in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, the U.S.-trained military crumbled and the militants seized tanks, missile launchers and ammunition, steamrolling across northern Iraq, the CIA estimates the Sunni militant group has access to between 20,000 and 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria.
It was Gulf Arab and US support for the rebels fighting to overthrow the Syrian government since 2011 that paved the way for the rise of ISIS.
Critics opposed to US involvement in the conflict with the jihadi militants have pointed out that Washington in partnership with its Gulf allies, especially Saudi Arabia, played a role in the formation and expansion of extremist groups like ISIS by arming, financing and politically empowering the armed opposition in Syria.
The Western media and governments bore witness to the inception, growth, and expansion of this radical jihadi group, with funding from the Arab Gulf, sectarian agitation, and political blessing, until ISIS became a monster.
Bandar’s involvement in Syria and the region was stopped, but the ISIS monster had already become bigger, stronger, and richer.
“Today, Saudi citizens continue to represent a significant funding source for Sunni groups operating in Syria. Arab Gulf donors as a whole – of which Saudis are believed to be the most charitable – have funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Syria in recent years, including to ISIS and other groups.”
What if Sunni allies, like Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, continue to allow money and arms to make their way to ISIS and groups like it?
Iran’s claims that Western nations are seeking to expand their influence in the region as part of the Islamic State battles.
US officials’ remarks on creating a #coalition in the name of fighting #ISIS is empty, shallow & biased, if the US enters #Iraq & #Syria without permission, they will go through the same problems as they did over the past 10 years in Iraq.
This was already proclaimed to you inside the May 15th Prophecy with 100% accuracy, written at LastDayWatchers
INFO ON TAP
The three survivors, interviewed by phone, told Human Rights Watch that about 70 people from the extended Jurefat family had been living in the school for about two months prior to the attack. The group had fled Tikrit when the Islamic State took that city in late June. ISIS seized control of Al-Alam on June 23 after townspeople fought them for two weeks.
Alan Henning, the 47-year-old father of two was part of a small aid group called Aid 4 Syria, friends told The Daily Telegraph. He was on his fourth convoy to the country when he was seized by masked men near the Turkish border, he is seen in the closing seconds of a horrific two-and-a-half minute video released on Saturday night showing the beheading of David Haines, also an aid worker.