ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq / Syria) has mounted one heck of an offensive. in just a few days they have taken control of some key cities in Iraq like Mosul and Takrit. It’s assumed that the ISIS will meet more resistance as it nears Baghdad.
In the mean time the Kurds have taken Kirkuk, a city they have claimed as theirs for a long time. I wonder if ISIS wants to mess with the Peshmerga? I would like to see that. I don’t think it will be the same as facing the Iraqi Army. The Peshmerga are the only ones I would openly support at this time. Anyone who’s traveled into north can instantly tell there is something very different going on in Kurdish areas of Iraq. It works there, unlike the rest of the country.
What does it all mean? Iraq is still a country with deep sectarian hatred. This probably won’t go away anytime soon. Outsiders from Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t help matters either. So, until we get a competent National Security Team in place I say let it play out. If we’re lucky the Shia’s and Sunni’s will destroy each other and the Kurds will take over.