By Walid Shoebat
The news coming out of Iraq is that:
“Iraqi troops and militias drove ISIS out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, fighters and a local official said, clearing the way for an offensive to retake the nearby city of Tikrit from the “ultra-radical group”
At least this is what Reuters just came out with an hour ago to tell us of the progress on the War on ISIS Terror.
What they are not telling you is who are these military figures who are “liberating” Tikrit from ISIS?
Well, we first have the most notably, the terrorist Iranian Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Then we have Hadi al-Amiri, another terrorist who was welcomed at the Oval Office by Obama. He is the de facto leader of the Badr Force. Another name should also raise en eyebrow, but isn’t, is Jamal Jaafar Ibrahim (nicknamed Muhandis) who also leads in the Badr Force and was accused of bombing the US and French embassies in Kuwait in 1983, and who has a special relationship with Iranian officials, particularly Soleimani who leads the liberation of Tikrit.
Here he is last week in the press conference stating that he is responding to a “Jihad Fatwa” in order to liberate Iraq from ISIS”:
There are even songs attributed for him as the “Jihadi leader” in Iraq:
Jamal Jafar Ibrahim, known as Abu Mehdi Mohandes, who is wanted by the judiciaries of Kuwait and the United States, as well as Interpol, for blowing up the U.S. and French embassies in Kuwait in December 1983, has recently been introduced as Deputy President of the Popular Basij Organization.
So how is he getting away with all of this? Jamal Jafaar Mohammed’s seat in the Iraqi parliament gives him immunity from prosecution. Washington says he supports Shiite insurgents and acts as an Iranian agent in Iraq. Abu Mehdi was condemned to death in Kuwait, but was able to escape from Kuwait to Iran using a Pakistani passport.
His name is on the list of individuals barred from entering Persian Gulf countries, Egypt, North African Arabic countries, as well as European countries and the United States. Today, Muhandis holds a high-ranking position in Baghdad, with extensive prerogatives not even enjoyed by the three deputies of the president or the speaker of parliament. Muhandis is also the vice-president of the Popular Mobilisation militia (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) affiliated with the Iraqi Council of Ministers, a group composed of some 42 local militias and some 70,000 fighters (in reality, gangs).
In a press conference held in the Green Zone on Thursday, 1 January 2015, Muhandis’ had his first ever press conference, he described himself as a military commander and a defector from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards corps. Muhandis’ appearance in a press conference at the heart of the Green Zone came as a surprise to many, as his name has always been linked to brutal sectarian crimes. He purportedly appeared in several video clips appearing to execute Iraqi soldiers taken captive by the Iranian Army in 1985, during the Iran-Iraq war.
To those involved in the liberation of Tikrit add in Qais al-Khazali, leader of Ansar Al-Haq gangs (League of the Righteous), a prominent Shiite who is accused of sectarian violence in more than one location.
Sweet. In a world gone mad, perhaps I was better off remaining a terrorist.