(CNSNews.com) – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States.
“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”
Those talks that John Kerry and his ilk are attending with Iran are not over the nuclear program, at least no this round. They are over the action plan regarding Iraq. In order to become a more friendlier ally with Iran, you can bet additional sanctions against Iran have also been lifted, essentially giving Iran more wealth. Under Barack Obama, pigs officially fly from the Bush doctrine that the United States would never deal in this regard with the Axis of Evil, Iran.
Once a year the State Department is required to publish a comprehensive report on global terrorism listing country by country. This report was published recently and several expert websites tuned into the report, yet what is most stunning the section of the report on Iran has been deleted after it was published. Now why would that be?
As Baghdad attempts to protect itself from an ISIS confrontation in only a defensive posture, questions need to be asked is just who is really behind the invasion of ISIS in Iraq and just why did this happen when ISIS has been the shadow government already in Iraq for several years. Hussein was the leader of the Baathist party and it has aligned with ISIS, all intelligence operational groups in the Middle East and those of the West have known this for more than a year.
‘The dramatic fashion in which Baathist-backed ISIS has acquired territory in Iraq has caused alarm in Iran, with even usually moderate voices stressing urgent action. A representative for Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the most senior marja cleric who has often taken a quietist approach, called for Iraqis to arm themselves against insurgents. Iraqi-born Iranian Ayatollah Mohammad Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior cleric with close ties to Ayatollah Khamenei and influence in Iraq, called on the Iraqi people to unite against terrorism.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) convened a special session to address the issue June 12, Rouhani said that Iran was ready to “fight and combat” terrorism and the head of Iran’s SNSC called for an international response.’
Iran has come under some pressure in international media with the claim that two battalions of the Qods Force — the elite branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps — have entered Iraq. Some reports say they are assisting Iraqi forces and Shia Forces north of Baghdad; others say they are protecting the holy cities of Najaf and Karabala.
Qods Forces commander Qassem Suleimani has reportedly been moving around the battlefront north of Baghdad, reviewing defensive positions, and meeting Iraqi officials in the capital.
In another sign of Iran’s tough stance — and concern — about the Iraqi insurgency and ISIS, Deputy Intelligence Minister Ali Khazei said 30 “agents” of ISIS had been detained across the Islamic Republic in the past month: “The Intelligence Ministry carries out very good and effective measures to counter elements (seeking) to undermine security in the country.”
Iraqi Official: Iran Has Sent 2,000 Basij Militia Into Iraq
A “senior Iraqi official” has said that Iran has sent 2,000 Basij militia to Iraq.
The official said 1,500 Basij crossed the border into Khanaqin in Diyala Province in east-central Iraq on Friday, while another 500 had entered the Badra Jassan area in Wasat Province overnight.
The militia are in addition to two battalions of the elite Qods Force who reportedly went to Iraq earlier in the week to bolster the defense of areas near Baghdad and to protect the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.
The detailed map is here for what has been taken by ISIS and what is at risk of ISIS control.
The aircraft carrier the USS George H.W. Bush has been deployed to the Persian Gulf and will be supported by other air assets. Strike plans for these kinds of operations are not new, strike plans are designed in advance for all scenarios and the matter of Iraq is no exception. So when Barack Obama tells us he has asked for options to be developed, that is disingenuous, they always are and have already been presented to him.
Now just who is pulling off the operation and who is cooperating and who is on what side of this war for power in Iraq? We must question and dig for the truth on Maliki, Rouhani and Kerry.
Iran tells lies every day and the Barack Obama administration tells lies every day, so you can bet what is being told and reported is not keeping it real. The implications for a wider Caliphate and a prolonged Islamic mission is forecasted where Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia have all been very quiet on this matter. Their silence is deafening.