by Jacky Hugi, Al-Monitor
“They have already killed many of us. What do we have to fear?” Lt. Col. Lukman Ibrahim responded when I asked him if he was afraid to openly communicate with an Israeli in a recent long-distance phone conversation from Tel Aviv to Sinjar, in northwestern Iraq, near the Syrian border. Ibrahim, a Yazidi militia officer, is hoping to obtain military aid from the State of Israel.
by Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor
“The game is over,” Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said. “All hostile attempts to execute plans in Syria and Iraq failed,” he said in the three-hour interview with the pan-Arab news channel Al-Mayadeen on Jan. 15.
Nasrallah’s interview was packed with messages on Israel, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Iran; in rhetoric, it seemed offensive, non-conciliatory and threatening, yet between the lines, there were stances that could be seen as new and promising, mainly on Syria. Continue reading Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: The game is over in Syria
by Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Al-Jazeera English
Western pundits who blithely assert that the Islamic Republic of Iran can or will cooperate with the United States in Iraq against ISIL ignore a basic problem: How can the US be a serious partner in fighting a terrorist movement that Washington may have played a critical role in creating? Continue reading The fantasy of an Iran-US partnership
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following statement from the IRGC’s lieutenant commander, while obviously lacking in detail, is still extraordinarily stunning and seems to confirm Mouqawamah Music’s analysis from October, “The Long Arm of the Resistance: From Yemen to Saudi and Back Again”, which theorized, using strong evidence, that Hizbullah and the IRGC are aiding the Houthis — aka Ansarullah — in Yemen against the US-“Israeli”-Saudi-backed regime in Sanaa. Brigadier General Salami’s words shouldn’t be seen as braggadocio but rather as a warning to the Judaic Power Configuration and its regional lackeys that despite their best efforts to subjugate, undermine and stifle mouqawamah, the Resistance Axis is not to be messed with as it has only prospered, increased steadfastness and added additional members. Inspiring doesn’t really seem to cut it… With the new year upon us, and a year of great victories but great sadness and terrible losses finally behind us, a much more appropriate word would be hopeful. Iran, Hizbullah, Syria and the Houthis are like a life-raft of hope and light in a pessimistic world drowning in darkness; may 2015 bring us more hope, exponentially, and may the “chain of resistance” spoken of by the IRGC second-in-command stretch out across the globe until World Zionism is choked into breathlessness. ~ Jonathan Azaziah)
Continue reading IRGC Commander: Chain of Resistance Stretching Across Region
Iraqi forces on Tuesday completed the recapture of the town of Dhuluiyah, parts of which had been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group for months, commanders said.
ISIS, which declared a “caliphate” over territory it seized in Iraq and Syria, seized the second city of Mosul and swept through the country’s heartland in June in matter of days.
Since then, Iraqi forces have been trying to halt the advance of the militants and taking back territories captured. Continue reading Iraqi forces recapture Dhuluiyah from ISIS
London, SANA – The terrorist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has turned its hand to human organ trafficking to fund its terror activities across the Middle East, Daily Mail newspaper said.
Mathew Blake wrote in an article published yesterday on the British newspaper’s website that ISIS has added human organ trade to “‘a variety of shadowy sources including oil production, human trafficking and drug smuggling,” which it has been depending on to raise money to carry out their attacks and seize areas, particularly in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading Another Zionist connection: ISIS following “Israeli” footsteps and trafficking human organs, moving them into Saudi Arabia and Turkey
With the Zionist-Takfiri war on Christians and Arab-Christian identity and history raging in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq itself, seeing Christian priests marching with Muslim pilgrims who flocked in record numbers to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Indeed, this beautiful act of defiance is the remedy for the the murderous Takfirism of ISIS and the very embodiment of what Imam Hussein (A.S.) stood for, fought for and sacrificed himself for. Continue reading Islamic-Christian Unity: Priests March For Imam Hussein On Arbaeen