Monday, 11 August 2014

America Airstrikes on Iraq

Obama On Sunni Militants

President Obama said today that the airstrikes in opposition to Sunni militants which began the day before could persist for months, laying the ground job for an extensive airstrike crusade in opposition to Iraq.

“I don’t believe we’re going to crack this crisis in weeks,” Obama told reporters prior to departure for two-week vacation trip at Martha’s vine-yard, Massachusetts. “This is going to be a time-consuming mission.”

Hours prior to Obama’s speech, Sunni militants in northern Iraq commanded engineers to go back to work on the Mosul Dam, the nation’s biggest Dam, suggesting that the extremists who captured the Dam last week after ferocious battles with Kurdish armed forces will exercise it, at least at present, to supply water and electricity to the areas they manage, and not as a weapon.

Its power over the Dam, however, also gives the group the capability to generate a civilian catastrophe: A split in the frail Dam could unleash a tidal wave in the city of Mosul and reason the countless deaths down the Tigris River south to Baghdad and further, experts have said.
The Islamic state order came as people in Mosul reported that almost two dozen bodies of Islamic state fighters, said to be killed in American airstrikes, arrived at the city’s morgue, while at least 30 wounded fighters were being treated as a hospital.

Today, Obama said inclusive Iraqi government would give all Iraqi’s a cause to believe that they were represented and help give Iraqi armed forces a reason to fight back in opposition to the militants.

The US continued today its attempt to deal with the crisis in Iraq, as three American martial cargo planes escorted by navy F-18 fighter jets, dropped more food and water on Mount Sinjar to aid refugees who fled there under threat from the Sunni militants.

Hollywood on Israel's 'genocide'

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Critcise Israel 

The Oscar endearing actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz have fuelled fuming divisions inside Hollywood over the Gaza quarrel by accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in the country.

Pledges to shun the Spanish actors think to have been made secretly by a handful of crown industry executives came after Bardem and Cruz, who are married, signed an open letter disapproving “the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli professional army”.

The letter accused Israel of stoking the clash by “advancing on Palestinian regions instead of retreating to the 1967 borders”. It added: “Gaza is living through terror…..while international society does nothing.”

The backlash was hasty with the actor Jon Voight calling for Cruz, 40 and Bardem, 45 to “hang your heads in shame”. He suspected they had stoked “the fire of anti – Semitism.

 Ryan Kavanaugh, the head administrator of Relativity Media, whose current films comprise The Family, starring Robert De Niro, told The Hollywood Reporter: as the grandson of holocaust survivors, I now that anyone calling what’s going on in Israel ‘genocide’ instead of self defense is either ignorant and shouldn’t be commenting or is truly anti - Semitic.

Frequently, however, Hollywood has been quiet about Gaza. Jewish luminaries such as Steven Spielberg and Barbara Streisand have not commented – but even their stillness has been interrupted as deep with importance. “Intense to shore up Israel in times of silence they prefer to keep low profile when things heat up” said the Jewish Journal. 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Extremism Thumbnails

Extremist Demon

 Boko Haram Attack :  Boko Haram gunmen attacked Nigeria’s restless northeastern town of Gwoza leaving dozens dead and inhabitants to escape their homes in the newest violence responsible on the Islamists.
Pak Honour Killing: In yet another case of honour murder in Pakistan a man purportedly shot dead his sister-in-law and a different person in southwestern Baluchistan territory police said on Thursday.

Lebanese Violence    : Lebanese army troops took position on the road leading the northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal in the in the eastern Baaka Valley on Thursday, after a ceasefire was announced to finish hostility between jihadists and Lebanese national armed forces on the Syrian border.

Israel-Hamas Truce

Outrage In Gaza

Palestinian and Israel delegates were holding indirect discussion in  Cairo today for a long term armistice in war torn Gaza as the three day seize-fire entered its last 24 hours with no infiltrate so far.

The clock was running on the 72 hour truce amid Israel and Hamas that has brought aid to millions on both sides after a combat killed nearly 1900 Palestinians and 67 people in Israel, generally militia.

Egyptian officials, who brokered the armistice that began on Tuesday, were running adjacent to the clock today to influence both sides to agree a long term deal.
“Indirect deliberations are lasting and we still have now to protect this,” an Egyptian official quoted when asked whether the ceasefire was likely to be extended beyond 0500 GMT tomorrow.

“Egypt’s plan is to lower and enlarge the armistice with the conformity of both sides and to commence consultation towards an undeviating agreement to cease-fire and ease border limitations,” he said, according to the BBC.

Israel has decided to expand a truce that finished a month of fighting in Gaza ahead of a Friday deadline an Israeli official said yesterday. “Israel ascribed an incompetent 72 hour armistice and is ready to expand an unqualified armistice,” the official was quoted as saying by The Jerusalem post.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Iraqi Militants Seize Morul Dam

Iraqi Millitants

Sunni muslim militants from the Islamic state group of Iraq in our day detained Iraq’s largest dam, placing them in power of enormous power and water reserve and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad.
After a week of attempts, the armed gunmen effectively stormed the Mosul dam and forced Kurdish armed forces to depart from the area residents living near the dam told The Associated Press. They spoke namelessly for security concerns.
The Islamic state group today a statement online, confirming that they  have power over of the dam and vowed to continue “the march in all directions” adding that it not give up the grand caliphate project.”
The statement could not be established but it was posted on a site recurrently used by the group.
Officials from the sovereign Kurdish region that has the only forces conflicting the extremists in the north did not retort the calls.
The Al Qaida breakaway group since its plan of an Islamic state in province it pedals in Iraq and Syria, imposing its own ruthless elucidation of Islamic law.
Iraqi National military, Kurds and associated Sunni tribal militiamen have been under pressure to dislocate the Islamic state militants with little obvious hit.
The Mosul dam or Saddam dam as it was formerly known is located north of Iraq’s second largest city Mosul, which felt to the militants on 10th June. Fighting intensified in the region today after the nearby towns of Zumar and Sinjar fell to the militants.

Seizing of the dams and reservoirs gives the militants power over water and electricity that they could use to help built support in the terrain they now rule by providing the sparse resources to residents. Or they could sell the resources as a profitable source of revenue.

Politics Of Religious Exclusivism

Al - Qaida

 The challenge to the Muslim world’s strength presented by the Islamic State, earlier known as the Islamic state of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), has become moderately grave over the past few days.
Baghdadi’s organization comprising the breakaway terrorists’ bloc of Al Qaida has made momentous gain in Iraq. Following its arrest of minor oil fields and demolition of quite a few heritage monuments it has seized control of the large dam on the Tigris and the international media is now warning of the possibility of a catastrophic flood.
These fears may appear embellished   but the clash in Syria continues, a confrontation has been reported on the border of Lebanon and according to an agency report, Saudi Arabia is strengthening its defense along the border with Iraq. The Arab fratricide is perceptibly taking a heavier tax than anticipated former.      
The people of Pakistan should be fretful that the motto of the Khalifa has spread to India. NewAgeIslam, a well acknowledged online medium for debate on Muslim affairs, has disclosed a agreement of demands presented by a leading Muslim scholar, Maulana Salman Hussain Nadvi, urging Saudi Arabia to create a Khalifa. Maulana Nadvi is reported to have pleaded for a world Islamic army and argued against branding the religious militants as terrorists. Instead, these “sincere youth fighting for a noble cause” should be united in an integration of jihadi organization for worldwide stroke under the leadership of the Ulema.
Maulana Nadvi is quoted as saying:  “As for the issue Qadiyanis, particularly Safavids (meaning Iran?) and those who abuse the Sahaba (meaning Shias) we should not be afraid of them and we do not need to go the USA or Israel to charge off coercion from them. Just recruit the Ahle Sunnah youth from the Indian sub-continent and form a dominant Muslim army of the Islamic world. After that there will no need of so-called army of the sick youth of the Gulf States.
“If you are heartfelt towards the true faith for true path, Sunnah and for the fortification of the right path of Islam, then simply make a plea, a call. Five lakh youth from the Indian sub-continent will be provided.”