Reports from the eastern Anbar Province town of Hit say that ISIS has carried out a mass public execution of 46 tribal fighters from the Albu Nimr Tribe, which were fighting alongside Iraqi government forces.
Albu Nimr tribe is a Sunni group influential in the former Sunni Awakening movement, and is one of the few tribes that remains on the side of the Iraqi government.
The tribal fighters had reportedly surrendered in a rout by ISIS fighters, and the killings were carried out all the same. The public show of force was seen as an effort to intimidate other tribal factions that may be inclined to rebel.
This is the first major public execution ISIS has carried out in Anbar Province, where it has mostly been welcomed by tribal factions as a safer alternative to Shi’ite militias.
Executions are a risky tactic with the tribals, as while they may indeed intimidate some in the near-term, ISIS is heavily dependent on tribal acquiescence in the long run for ruling their “caliphate.”
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People don't call ISIS saudis barbarians for nothing, because they are saudis barbarians coming from barbarism regime in Saudi arabia.
not all, some are Canadian, US, UK, French etc barbarians
You might think revulsion over this would lead people in the US to think, wow, we should punish people who do this, and then call en masse for the arrest of, for instance, Bush Sr., who executed countless surrendered Iraqi soldiers on what came to be known as The Highway of Death, but then again, nah. Let’s focus on small fries like isis.
Falls way short of current Afghan VP and US Special Forces one-time ally Abdul Rashid Dostum who, during Operation Enduring Freedom, was reported to have overseen the killing of up to 2000 Taliban prisoners by suffocation and shooting at Dasht-i-Leili.
Dotsum, who has strong support in the north of Afghanistan where he set up the North Zone in defiance of former president Karzai, is still a force to be reckoned with in Afghan politics and tribal affairs.
A recent PBS documentary on ISIS has essentially designated Mr. Maliki of Iraq the midwife of ISIS. Ridiculous. The midwife of ISIS is the Versailles Treaty and its various progeny. In Europe, Versailles was sunk into its political grave by the Third Reich, the Soviet Union, and WW2. That has not yet happened in the Middle East. Sure, foreign governors were replaced by local potentates, the House of Saud won on the peninsula, and the new foreign state of Israel came into being. The objective of ISIS/ISIL is to destroy all remnants of Versailles which is how it fundamentally differs from Al Qaeda. Sure, its grotesque map contains lands which were no longer part of the Ottoman Empire in 1914 but that is probably due to what the Germans call "Groessenwahn". The core of ISIL is planned to be a Wahhabist-like Arabic state hence all non-Wahabbists must be eradicated because they are dangerous "Spaltpilze" or "fission fungi". I am fairly certain that Versailles will eventually be interred in the Middle East by ISIL, the House of Saud, all the wars going on there, and continued foreign intervention but the Middle-East-after-Versailles is almost certainly not going to be Wahabbist.
ISIS is not the first to try. That was Nasser. He was opposed in this by the House of Saud, our US governments, the UK, and Israel. His only ally was Syria. We live with the consequences one of which is ISIL.
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