US. Have no good op­tions left in Iraq...

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US's wrong pol­icy and ISIS is

a grow­ing threat in Iraq

The Is­lamic State in Iraq and Sham, or the mil­i­tant up­ris­ing of the Sun­nis, has con­trolled Mo­sul, Iraq’s sec­ond largest city, along with most of the prov­inces of Sa­mara and Tikrit. And now head­ing to Dyala and to the cap­i­tal Bagh­dad .

Fi­nally the Kur­dish Pesh­merga took con­trol of the ar­eas which they were strug­gling to get them back through ne­go­ti­a­tions with the Iraqi govern­ment over the past decade. And fi­nally the Pres­i­dent Obama and the U.S. pol­icy mak­ers are able to read the Iraqi scene cor­rectly and to un­der­stand that there will not be a new demo­cratic Iraq with­out the Sun­nis or the Kurds, or any other eth­nic groups in Iraq. More­over, it's clear that the US has no plans to get in­volved mil­i­tar­ily.

The wrong poli­cies of the U.S. ad­min­is­tra­tion has made the Iraqi in­sti­tu­tions dis­in­te­grate. The U.S. pol­icy and sup­port for Mr. Ma­liki as a unique and only le­git­i­mate rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the com­po­nents of the Iraqi people and to al­low the re­gional states to in­ter­fere in the Iraqi af­fairs and con­trol the state in­sti­tu­tions and the oil wells proved to be dis­as­trous.

ISIS which started out as part of al Qaeda, be­came an in­de­pen­dent dealer of the Is­lamist mayhem. The fine distinc­tion prob­a­bly means lit­tle to the Shi­ites and Chris­tians it slaugh­ters. Now, the Sunni Is­lamic ex­trem­ists has taken con­trol of the bor­der ar­eas be­tween Iraq and Syria.

The ISIS and Sunni’s coali­tion got its start in Fal­lu­jah, af­ter the US. in­va­sion, as a band of Sad­dam Hus­sein’s dis­banded Pres­i­den­tial Guard. They’d been joined by hun­dreds of alQaeda Ji­hadists from the Ara­bian Penin­sula and were able to mount raids into sev­eral cities in Iraq. In ad­di­tion, the Syr­ian civil war pro­vided new op­por­tu­ni­ties to the Is­lamic State of Iraq and Sham.

ISIS has also re­ceived fi­nan­cial and pro­pa­ganda sup­port from the Is­lamist rad­i­cal move­ments . It is backed by the Saudi Ara­bia. The rem­nants of Sad­dam’s regime and the tribes be­lieve that they have a chance to carve out a purely Arab Sunni state in western Iraq. The As­sad regime ben­e­fits po­lit­i­cally from the ISIS pres­ence in Syria, but there is no de­ci­sive ev­i­dence that As­sad is re­spon­si­ble for ei­ther the group’s cre­ation or its clashes with fel­low rebel or­ga­ni­za­tions. The regime of al-As­sad is work­ing with al-Qaeda in or­der to di­vide the Syr­ian op­po­si­tion. The ar­gu­ment that they are in ca­hoots with a fer­tile soil gains cred­i­bil­ity be­cause it is ob­vi­ous that the As­sad regime ben­e­fits from the pres­ence of ISIS and other Ji­hadists in Syria.

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