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Friday, June 30, 2017

ISIS in Mosul about to fall

The battle for Mosul with ISIS is nearing its "endgame" British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said. 

For many, ISIS is like the Black Knight of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the U.S.-led coalition is like King Arthur. Sometimes you just have to know
when you've been defeated.

In the case of ISIS, after their three-year grip on their Iraqi stronghold they wanted as their caliphate, there should be no quarter for them. They need to be routed out and destroyed totally.

To support the liberation of Mosul, RAF sorties hit over 700 targets aiding the local forces to advance. US firepower is kicking butt and softening ISIS opposition. Howitzers near Hamam al-Alil, a town along the Tigris River have helped keep the Iraqi offensive moving forward.

Speaking before a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Sir Michael Fallon said, "Three years on from when Daesh declared its so-called caliphate in Mosul, this evil death cult faces its endgame in the city.

"In Syria, there is now irreversible momentum and progress towards Daesh's defeat in Raqqa, with the Syrian Democratic Forces already controlling nearly 15% of the city."

And while all of this is going on in Mosul, over in Germany, a new Sharia Police Force may be taking to the streets.

A German court has authorized a group of self-appointed Sharia police to continue enforcing Islamic law in Wuppertal. They were cleared of the law of violating outlaws uniforms, such as those of Hitler's brownshirts. 

This began in 2014 when German politicians reacted strongly to reports of Salafists conducting nightly "Sharia police" patrols in the city. They would order people to stop various fun activities such as dressing the way they wanted to dress, sing the songs they wanted to sing, hold hand with the opposite sex or even the same sex partner, and be "un-Islamic."

The men were photographed wearing blaze orange jackets with the words "Sharia Police" emblazoned on the back. They would stop people on the streets near gambling house or nightclubs, trying to deter them and force them to be like them--Seventh Century cretins.

"Sharia law is not tolerated on German soil," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the German daily Bild. "Nobody can take it upon themselves to abuse the good name of the German police," he added.

Except now they just might get away with it.

Thank you Ms. Merkel.