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Topic: What's going on in the Caliphate, and the affected neighbourhood? (Read 29530 times)

  • jax
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What's going on in the Caliphate, and the affected neighbourhood?
I am referring to the self-proclaimed Caliphate in the war zones of Iraq and Syria, under a variety of names and English translations, like ISIL, ISIS, IS and Da'esh, with a territory from actual to megalomaniac; their ambitions and actions, their people and ideology, and how the people and countries are affected by them, and react to them.


  • rjhowie
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Re: What's going on in the Caliphate, and the affected neighbourhood?
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Adding Scotland, Wales and Ulster to troublesome is plain daft. None of those 3 GB countries are going anywhere and my own corner has already shown that.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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Re: What's going on in the Caliphate, and the affected neighbourhood?
Reply #301
The city of something was taken to the Caliphate.
I suppose the tread can be closed. Unless we start thinking why the caliphate never attacked Israel.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Mr Abadi [the Prime Minister of Iraq] insisted that the vote [Kurdish independence referendum] was unconstitutional and ordered pro-government forces to retake disputed areas held by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters since 2014, including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, sparking clashes that left dozens dead.

The losses were a major blow to the Kurds' aspirations for their own state and prompted Mr Barzani to declare on Sunday that he wanted his presidential powers to be distributed among the region's prime minister, parliament and judiciary.
So that attempt at independence went down the drain also. Iraqis seem to prefer ISIS.

  • rjhowie
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For goodness sake ersi. That daft thing about Iraq supporting ISIS re the Kurd thing. Do try and be thoughtful.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's going on in the Caliphate, and the affected neighbourhood?
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So that attempt at independence went down the drain also. Iraqis seem to prefer ISIS.
Sad to say, that appears to be right.
Turkey and Iran -both supported by Russia, and European trade- fear an independent Kurdish nation. And America, despite the change in administration, won't do the honorable thing -- if it's too costly.
I shouldn't be disgusted. That's how governments do things. I shouldn't be. But I am...

(RJ, I'd reply to you -- if you made any kind of sense or had any kind of point to be argued. But if you only wish everyone else to know that you don't understand... Well, you could have save those few bytes! :) )
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  • Belfrager
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Re: What's going on in the Caliphate, and the affected neighbourhood?
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This is the most mysterious war we ever had.
Probably that's the cause, to keep people used to wars with no comprehension.
So no one ever complains against, as it already happens.
A matter of attitude.