Animal’s Daily News

Splashing-Bears5 Key Implications of Baghdad Falls To ISIS.  Excerpt:

Reports that ISIS has surrounded Baghdad and is quickly closing in on the Baghdad International Airport (armed with MANPADS, no less) are troubling. Baghdad itself has been rocked by a series of VBIED attacks in the past 24 hours by ISIS, indicating that the battle for Baghdad has begun.

The possible fall of Baghdad could be the most significant development in the War on Terror since 9/11. And yet many among the D.C. foreign policy “smart set” were not long ago mocking such a scenario.

So what happens if such a situation comes to pass? Here are five key implications (by no means limited to these) if Baghdad falls to ISIS:

By all means examine the five points, but it is the first of them that has the most repercussions, should it come to pass:  1) ISIS will not be claiming to the be the Islamic State, they will BE the Islamic State.

Angry-BearAt present ISIS are, religious pretensions aside, a gang of bandits at best, a large body of non-uniformed franc-tireurs at worst.  Like their fellows in al-Qaeda and other organized Islamic terror groups, they are not uniformed military, they are not afforded the protections covering soldiers in the Geneva Protocols and other recognized international laws of war, and in fact may be shot or hanged immediately on capture.

So, we should make no bones about killing these people – preferably before they capture enough of Baghdad to claim nation-state status.

Here’s the rub; ISIS will not and can not be defeated without intensive ground fighting.  The United States can’t at present provide ground forces for this; our forces have been cut back too far, have been stretched too thin, and the American people are too war-weary.  None of the nations in the region seem too anxious to take this on.

Sad-BearSo what happens in this scenario:  ISIS gains control of Baghdad and therefore Iraq, sets themselves up as a regional caliphate, obtains nuclear weapons from either Pakistan or Iran – and uses them on either Israel or America?  What will the Israeli or American people demand be done in response?  One would suspect the response would be catastrophic – for ISIS.

What global holocaust will ensue then?