Look at how well the Obama Regime’s ‘peace in our time’ Middle East foreign policies are working out!

Iraqi official says the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists could be just hours away from taking the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, only 70 miles west of Baghdad.


CNN Falih Essawi, deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council, said, “it’s unclear how much longer government troops can hold their front lines against the ISIS offensive.” The terrorist group’s offensive in Ramadi shows its resilience despite months of U.S.-led airstrikes and its recent defeat by Iraqi forces in the northern city of Tikrit.

Over the weekend, the militants seized control of areas north of Ramadi. Routes south of the city were taken some months ago.  That leaves only areas to the west of Ramadi in the hands of government forces, but those positions are under threat, Essawi warned.

Islamic Jihadists linked to al-Qaeda seize major airport and oil terminal in southern Yemen.

EuroNews  It comes as the country slides deeper into chaos, with Shiite Houthi rebels locked in fighting with pro-government forces backed by Saudi air strikes. The United Nations’ special envoy to Yemen even stepped down on Thursday after he failed to broker an end to the conflict.  Al Qaeda fighters are said to have also seized Mukalla, the capital of Yemen’s largest province Hadramawt, as well the oil terminal of Ash Shihr.


Egyptian court sentences leader of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood terror group and 13 other senior members to death for inciting chaos and violence

Obama_angryBarack Hussein Obama must be outraged at this verdict against his Brotherhood pals, several of whom are serving in his own administration right now. Mohamed Badie, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 13 other defendants were handed death sentences as 37 people, including an Egyptian-American citizen arrested for being a material supporter of the Brotherhood, were jailed for life by a Cairo court.


UK Daily Mail  The defendants found guilty of plotting unrest from their headquarters in a sprawling Cairo protest camp in the months after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Judge Mohamed Nagy Shehata, known for his harsh rulings in cases involving the Muslim Brotherhood, also sentenced two Islamists who have fled the country to death.  

Mohamed Badie, spiritual leader of Muslim Brotherhood

Mohamed Badie, spiritual leader of Muslim Brotherhood

Among those sentenced to life in prison is Mohamed Soltan, an American-Egyptian man who has been on a hunger strike over his detention for more than 14 months. (And regrettably, still is not dead yet) Soltan’s family called for Mohamed’s immediate release in a statement after the verdict, charging that there was no evidence against him. His father Salah Soltan was among the 14 detainees sentenced to death.

Mohamed Soltan still not dead after a 14-month hunger strike with his father, convicted convict .Salah Soltan

Mohamed Soltan still not dead after a 14-month hunger strike with his father, convicted convict .Salah Soltan

The U.S. embassy in Cairo said in a statement that it was ‘gravely concerned’ about Mohamed Soltan and would ‘continue to monitor his case closely and to provide him with all possible support.’ So far Egypt has executed one Islamist sentenced to death after Morsi’s overthrow, following his conviction of involvement in the murder of a youth during violent protests in July 2013.



Judge Shehata read out a Koranic verse that stipulates amputation and crucifixion for outlaws, before rendering his verdict on Saturday. At a previous session, he had sought the opinion of the country’s mufti, the Islamic legal authority who has an advisory role under Egyptian law, on the death sentences.

Other Muslim Brotherhood members in a fitting enclosure for rabid animals in Egypt

Other Muslim Brotherhood members in a fitting enclosure for rabid animals in Egypt

Known as the ‘Rabaa Operations Room’ case, the prosecution accused the defendants of organising months of unrest and protests against the ouster of Morsi, a senior Brotherhood figure himself now on trial.  The Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo was dispersed by police on August 14, 2013 in a 12-hour operation that left hundreds of protesters and about 10 policemen dead.

Mohamed Soltan was shot in the arm during the dispersal, and he was arrested days later as police hunted down Islamist activists who had fled the protest camp.


Police moved in to disperse the camp after weeks of failed European and US-brokered negotiations with the Brotherhood, who publicly insisted on Morsi’s return.

The radical Islamist was the country’s first freely elected president and he ruled only for a year before the Egyptian people toppled him, spurred by massive protests demanding his resignation.


President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who toppled Morsi and then won an election, has pledged to eradicate the Brotherhood. The government has blacklisted the movement as a terrorist organization amid a spike in militant attacks that have killed dozens of policemen and soldiers.

But decapitated and driven underground, the Islamist movement is believed to have radicalised with members adopting militant tactics against policemen.


Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai Peninsula executes Egyptian soldier and beheads a civilian in latest video

rayaThe Egyptian branch of ISIS released another execution video, entitled “A Message” from the Sinai Peninsula. The video released by Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis, which recently pledged allegiance to ISIS, has shown the execution of an Egyptian soldier and the beheading of an unidentified civilian.

Egyptian Streets  Identified as Ahmed Fathy Abou Al Fotouh Salam from Daqahliya, the Egyptian soldier had been part of a tank battalion and was stationed at a military outpost that was ambushed on April 2, leading to the deaths of 15 soldiers and two civilians.

Ahmed Fathy Abou Al Fotouh Salam

Ahmed Fathy Abou Al Fotouh Salam

The terrorist group claimed to have captured and executed Ahmed, whose age was not revealed, over what it called the “military’s crimes” in North Sinai.

In the video below, Ahmed is seen reading a script from a Teleprompter while under clear duress, often on the verge of tears. “I want to tell my mom that Ibrahim, my brother, should not join the military so that what happened to him doesn’t happen to me,” says Ahmed to viewers as his eyes drift towards what appears to be a Teleprompter. 


“My guilt is in on President al-Sisi. The guilt of all soldiers is on al-Sisi. And the burning of hearts of their mothers is on al-Sisi…Soldiers for the Military are just numbers.”

The start of the video shows the capture of Ahmed and ends with the ‘execution-style’ killing of Ahmed by a masked militant carrying an AK-47. Prior to his death, an unidentified man is beheaded by the militant, who wears white latex gloves while carrying a large knife.




YAWN. Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists are now beheading Palestinian refugees in Damascus refugee camp

The savage Islamic State (ISIS) organization has seized nearly all of the Palestinian district of Yarmouk in Damascus, and there are reports coming out about beheadings and mass killings of Palestinians.

IB Times  Islamic State (Isis) militants have seized most of a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, forcing many to flee, local activists said. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group said the Islamist militants have taken over 90% of the Yarmouk camp in the outskirts of Damascus.

isis-fighters-poses-black-flag-sunni-militant-group-inside-yarmouk-campThe camp on the southern edge of the Syrian capital has been the scene of a violent three-way fight since it was entered by IS militants earlier this week.

The Sunni extremist group struck an unusual allegiance with rival jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra, to wrestle control Yarmouk from rebels loyal to Palestinian faction Hamas, which had been fighting against regime troops.


“AL-QAEDA affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS were able to take control on 90% of the Yarmouk camp after violent clashes against Aktaf Bait al-Maqdis and Islamic battalions,” SOHR reported, adding that two militants from the latter group were beheaded by ISIS.


“Five soldiers in regime forces were killed after clashes against Islamic battalions in the camp,” SOHR added, reporting also bombardments by regime forces in the area. ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, have been fighting each other in other areas of Syria.

The UN expressed concern about the situation in the refugee camp which was once home to between 100,000 and 150,000 Palestinians and Syrians.




Percentage of support for ISIS in the Islamic world.

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“The situation in Yarmouk is an affront to the humanity of all of us, a source of universal shame,” UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness told Reuters. “Yarmouk is a test, a challenge for the international community. We must not fail. The credibility of the international system itself is at stake”.

Syrian rebels occupied Yarmouk until February 2014 when they agreed to leave Palestinian anti-Assad forces inside. The ensuing siege has forced almost 90% of residents to leave and the remaining 18,000 face severe shortages of food and water.


During a visit to the camp in early 2014, UNRWA chief Filippo Grandi described the scenes witnessed as “shocking” comparing the people queuing for food to “the appearance of ghosts”.

Syria Direct, a news site that collates information from activists inside the war-torn country, quoted a source inside Yarmouk as saying that ISIS intended on hitting back against the Palestinian militant organisation Hamas.

A group within Hamas in Yarmouk reportedly kidnapped 10 ISIS members on Tuesday after the radical Islamist group assassinated one of its leaders.

Jordanian-Palestinian politician says there is no such thing as an ISIS  ‘radical’ ideology. ISIS is Islam. Period.


YEMEN: “Heads, legs and arms of dead people were scattered all over the floor of the mosque, blood is running like a river” after multiple suicide bombings

Yemen-map-jpgIslamic State (ISIS) terrorists are claiming credit for multiple suicide bombings that killed more than 137 and injured hundreds more in two mosques during midday prayers Friday in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, as the nation continued its collapse into chaos, terror and death amid fighting between Islam’s two major sects.

Wasn’t it  just a few months ago when Obama lauded the success of Yemen in fighting terrorism? Oops.


FOX News  Witnesses said as many as four suicide bombers blew themselves up in the mosques, used by the Shia Muslim Houthi group, which has seized control of the government. The attacks, which also left hundreds injured, were preceded by an assault on a palace where the ousted president is living, according to reports. Yemen has seen escalating violence in recent months between the majority Sunni Muslims, who include Al Qaeda affiliates, and the Shia, who are backed by Iran.

Worshippers were attending noon prayers at the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques in the capital when the attacks occurred, according to a report on the rebel-owned Al-Masirah TV channel. One witness at the al-Hashoosh mosque, located in Sanaa’s northern district, said that he was thrown some six feet away by the blast.

Reuters cited medical sources in reporting the death toll, which was revised upward several times. The rebel-owned Al-Masirah TV channel said the casualty figures had reached 137 dead and 345 injured and reported that hospitals were urging citizens to donate blood. It also reported that a fifth suicide bomb attack on another mosque was foiled in the northern city of Saada — a Houthi stronghold.

An injured man appeals for help as he waits for an ambulance outside a mosque which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Sanaa

Al-Ansi added that many of those who didn’t die in the explosion were seriously injured by shattered glass falling from the mosque’s windows. He recalled running for the door along with other survivors and hearing one man screaming, “come back, save the injured!”

ISIS claimed credit for the attack in a tweet on an account associated with the terrorist group. If it indeed carried out the operation, it would mark the terrorist group’s first major attack in Yemen.


The northern-based rebels, known as the Houthis, seized control of Sanaa last September and in January put President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the entire government, including Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, under house arrest. The Houthis later declared they have taken over the country.

The bombings came a day after deadly clashes in the southern city of Aden, between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthi supporters of his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Injured people are carried onto a truck to be rushed to a hospital after a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Sanaa

Warplanes later targeted the presidential palace in Aden, where Hadi has been holed up since fleeing Sanaa last month. Hadi, who aides said was evacuated to a “safe place” after the air raid, called the Aden attack part of a “failed military coup against constitutional legitimacy.”

Saleh was ousted in favor of Hadi in 2011 after mass protests, part of the so-called Arab Spring, but has remained a power-broker in the country. He is currently allied with the Houthis, against whom he fought wars when he was president. The Houthis now control at least nine of Yemen’s 21 provinces.


The chaos in Yemen is just the latest blow to the Arab Spring, a movement that began in Tunisia in 2010 and swept much of the Muslim world, promising initially to bring democracy to nations long under the boot of Islamist dictatorships.

Although the movement was cheered by the Obama administration, it has proven a failure, and violence has even gripped Tunisia, where two gunmen killed 23 people at a museum Wednesday in an attack for which ISIS claimed credit.

h/t Martin



SWEET photos from the Islamic State (ISIS) family album – produced and directed by the Kurdish Peshmerga YPG warriors in Til Hamis.


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And a bonus from the Syrian Army: First picture from Dier Ez-Zour where Syrian Army managed to capture the Salt Farms from ISIS near the city of Mohassan.



UNCENSORED! Pictures censored by the media show ISIS prisoners being tortured and beheaded in revenge attacks by Iraqi Special Forces

BeheadMAINIraqi forces take revenge with beheadings, mutilations and brutal executions by throwing people from buildings. Media-censored pictures from the Instagram account under the name of Iraqi_lion18 (now private), show severed heads and mutilated bodies reportedly by U.S.-trained Iraqi Special Forces advancing against jihadi strongholds.

BNI has acquired many of these photos uncensored.


UK Daily Mail  The horrific cache of images, uncovered by ABC News, emerged after Shi’ite militia leaders fighting with Iraqi troops said the current offensive on Saddam Hussein’s hometown would be a chance to avenge their deaths.


Other accounts show a man with his hands bound being thrown out of a tower and men believed to be Iraqi Special Operations Forces from the ‘Golden Brigades’ surrounding an alleged ISIS suspect who has been pulled by a rope.


U.S.officials confirmed yesterday that Washington was withholding funding from some Iraqi units ‘on the basis of credible information in the past’ of atrocities. After being shown the images, Iraqi Army spokesperson, General Saad Maan, said an investigation would be launched, adding: ‘We don’t have anything to hide.’



















The Kurdish Peshmerga have also been getting revenge on ISIS:








Latest Islamic State (ISIS) video features a child executing an Israeli Arab, accused of spying for Israel

I guess the notorious ‘Jihadi John’ has been replaced by ‘Jihadi Jean,’ a French ISIS member, who reads off the list of charges before a young boy comes over and shoots the man point blank in the head.

ISIS have got a kid to execute the 'Israeli spy'

AFP  (h/t Maria J)  The Islamic State released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing an Israeli Arab who it claimed infiltrated the group in Syria to spy for the Jewish state. In the video, a youth identifying himself as Mohammed Said Ismail Musallam recounts how he was recruited by Israeli intelligence.


Dressed in the familiar orange jumpsuit, 19-year-old Musallam is shown kneeling in front of the boy, who appears to be no more than 12 years old, and a man standing at his side. The man, speaking in French, issues threats against Jews in France, before the boy walks around in front of the hostage and then shoots him in the forehead using a pistol.

The boy, who shouts “Allahu Akbar” then shoots the man four more times as he lies on the ground.

ISIS Child executioner

ISIS Child executioner

In February, Musallam’s father denied in comments to AFP the ISIS claim that his son was an Israeli agent. “My son is innocent; ISIS accused him of working for Mossad because he tried to run away,” Said Musallam said, claiming that his son had travelled to Syria to join the jihadists.

Following release of the video Tuesday, Musallam said he did “not know anything”. “He is absolutely not religious,” Musallam said earlier, adding that perhaps his son had been recruited through the Internet. Musallam said his son, an Israeli citizen, abandoned his national service in the fire department to join ISIS. 

Grieving parents

Grieving parents

In the video below, Mohammed Said Ismail Musallam, explains how he was, in fact, recruited and trained by the Israelis to be a spy, after which he was sent to Syria to gather information about ISIS and on any Palestinians there. He says his family  not only approved of his career choice, but encouraged him because of the high rate of pay he would receive.




Bret Baier of FOX News in an exclusive interview with the Egyptian President who is fighting the Islamic terrorist threat without the support of America

39250de68b0e6a9_16x9_788x442vi-viFondly dubbed ‘The Lion of Egypt’ by the Egyptian people, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (right) sits down with Bret Baier to discuss the refusal of Barack Hussein Obama to supply Egypt with badly needed arms and equipment – demonstrating that America is not a reliable partner in the war against Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist groups’ aggression in Egypt and the Middle East.

FOX News  The interview covers a range of issues, including his views of American leadership in the region. Asked by Baier what his views of U.S. leadership are, el-Sisi paused and said — “difficult questions.” 

Egypt has taken on a bigger role in the fight against ISIS after the group’s militants last month beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. El-Sisi’s military has launched strikes against ISIS in Libya, while other Arab nations fight as part of the U.S.-led coalition striking targets in Iraq and Syria. 


Presenting Islamic State (ISIS) Street Theater: Hanging corpses

Eight dead bodies hang from a metal frame in Iraq’s Kirkuk province in what is Islamic State’s latest public display of barbarity.


UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K)  The gruesome images which emerged on social media show the men’s limp bodies suspended from their feet off a tall structure in the town of Hawija.

The notorious black flag used by Islamist groups like ISIS is displayed above them as horrified onlookers inspect the scene. Some of the deceased men appear to be wearing military fatigues but it is not known if they were Iraqi soldiers.


An ISIS fighter believed to be Abu Al-Rahman poses triumphantly in one of the pictures – giving the one-fingered salute in front of a bloodied victim’s corpse. The same tyrant has been been pictured before alongside severed heads and masked ISIS fighters.

A shocking video released in February showed orange-clad captives being paraded in cages in the same city of Hawija. Frenzied crowds taunted the kidnapped men during the merciless procession which echoed the terrible death suffered by captured Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.


It was seen as revenge against the Kurdish forces who dragged the bodies of ISIS fighters through the streets of northern-Iraq earlier that month.  Previous reports suggest he is an Iraqi national from the town of Almere and the heads once belonged to members of the Syrian army whom the militants captured and beheaded.

The extremist group has established a firm foothold in what was once an oil-rich Kurdish stronghold of Kirkuk.



WAS IT SOMETHING HE SAID? Iranian-backed militias execute 11-year-old Iraqi boy in Diyala province of Iraq

A horrific leaked video shows an 11-year-old boy in handcuffs who was beaten up by a group of Iranian-backed Iraqi fighters, then executed in cold blood with showers of bullets to the head.


Shoebat  What Barack Hussein Obama did when he pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq was to replace them with militias, a plethora of new and old pro-Iranian Shiite militias that are dominating the battlefields in Iraq and Syria which raises concerns about the growing Iranian influence. These are Iran-backed groups who are providing most of the “boots on the ground” that are pushing back ISIS forces from key areas near Baghdad, including Diyala province.

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist government resulted in the emergence of a Shia dominated government in Baghdad replacing it with an Iraqi Shiite government friendly to Tehran. This eliminated what had been an existential threat to the Islamic Republic of Iran and had tipped the local balance of power significantly in Tehran’s favor. And once Iran cleans the ISIS mess in Iraq, Iran will be happy, the U.S. will be happy, while all we have done is chase out ISIS while Iran’s Shiite militias can  already be seen running amok in Iraq.


Under the new Egyptian government, ‘DOG JIHAD’ is against the law

Four men face trial in Egypt after horrific footage of the brutal torture and street killing of a dog sparked outrage when it was aired on the Internet.



Al-Arabiya (h/t Susan K)  What makes this so unusual, in case you are unaware, is that most Muslims hate dogs and consider them “filth” because their prophet Mohammed said (black) dogs should be killed. The exceptions are working dogs and dogs used for protection. There are many posts here of Muslims brutalizing/killing dogs here. (See links below)

Among the arrested is the animal’s owner, who said at the time that he was powerless to prevent the killing. In the video, three men who had argued with the owner chained the dog to a street lamp at night and then stabbed and hacked the terrified animal with knives as onlookers failed to intervene.

The other 3 killers arrested

The other 3 killers arrested

An arrest warrant has been issued for the owner, and the three men arrested on Thursday are accused of “torturing to death a domestic animal,” among other charges.  Farid al-Deeb, a prominent lawyer and legal expert, told AFP the suspects could face a maximum of six months in prison if convicted.

This video will likely be removed by Youtube soon so if anyone can post it on LiveLeak or elsewhere, I will add the link.