The probable policy behind ISIS

Ausama Anwar

By Ausama Anwar:

As you read this now, ‘The Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant’, better known as ISIS, may have got closer to the Kurdistan region and its disputed parts, and so this will become an even more serious and big deal to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) since Maliki and  Abdulamir Zaidi’s indirect threat over Kirkuk and the Kurdistan region generally. But what’s really going on this time? Is it a new threat under a new form from the same source?

The first appearance of ISIS was partly as small groups in the early years following the Iraq war, going back to 2004, but there wasn’t much action until it exploded onto the scene in Syria as one of the resistance groups against Assad’s regime, but later it turned out to be against the other opposition groups as well, and it was assassinating their leaders and weakening them. ‘Fighting with the regime and your partners at the same time’: that won’t hold any other definition than a true conspiracy against Syrian Revolution which later changed to the Syrian Civil War.

Those has all been reported by prestigious magazines and newspapers such as the British ‘Economist’ and ‘The Independent. In January this year the Economist revealed some secrets behind ISIS in Syria in a report called, “What ISIS, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, really wants” which said that, “ISIS has complicated the conflict and international policy towards it. It has bolstered Mr Assad’s originally false claims to be fighting extremists”. It is totally obvious that the rise of ISIS is not organic and it seems than it’s a part of a policy against the fall of Assad’s regime.

As we can witness now, the situation getting cooler day by day in Syria after Assad’s winning in the elections and, in the absence of the so-called opposition group ISIS there, what’s their business here now in Iraq?

First they started in Anbar province and later they were getting closer to Mosul till they controlled many parts of it and, as the recent news shows, they’re getting closer to Kirkuk which will make a threat on the Kurdistan Region too. One of Rudaw Network reports’ clarified the situation, about which the KDP’s spokesman in Mosul mentioned, “Many Iraqi soldiers and police defected or left their bases, and ISIS could confiscate lots of weapons and ammunition,” said Mamuzin.

How could forces vacate their bases that easily? If there wasn’t any cooperation between ISIS and Iraqi army, some reports state that they’ve been ordered not to fight ISIS; the source is not clear but, for sure, there has got to be something behind the so-soon waving of white flags by those forces in Mosul. Whatever it maybe, many consider ISIS as a new card in a game that is being well played by a political party in Iraq or maybe outside Iraq.

And in its latest report on the situation, The Independent writes that, “The embattled Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is struggling to hold onto power following parliamentary elections in late April that left him with the most seats but short of a majority needed to form a new government outright.’’

This all make sense of what’s going on and its relationship to Prime minister Nouri Maliki. Can’t this movement of ISIS be a message from Maliki to the Iraqi people and his rival parties, or especially to the Kurds, that Maliki and those behind him have enough power to manipulate the Sunnis, militant groups, and also the army?

Ausama Anwar was born in 1994, in the capital of the Kurdistan region, Hawler. He is a writer and author of two books. ‘A Gate to the Intellectual’ is dedicated to youth generally with an intellectual background. ‘Hidden Idea: Some Samples from Movies’ is a work of creative movie analysis. Ausama is also a journalist at ‘Yakgrtw’ newspaper, and President of Zamwa Society Development Organization.


2 Responses to The probable policy behind ISIS
  1. KIM
    June 12, 2014 | 21:32

    To all Kurdish political Parties in South: Declare an independent South Kurdistan on national TVs.

  2. Baqi
    June 12, 2014 | 22:03

    Should Kurds be betrayed again like 75, we ask all Kurdish political parties in all 4 parts to intervene. Kurds should not depend on or trust any country ( Iran, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, USA).

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