|Shakir Wahiyib is a feared enforcer for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham who |
does not cover up his face in videos of his killings
Where does ISIS get its weapons?
- Iran has a point. The government lap-dog Media (and "Conservative" media) does not ask this simple question.
- If Iran and Russia are backing Syria and Iraq then who is giving expensive weapons to ISIS? By a process of elimination that mean ISIS is backed by the CIA and/or our allies like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
(The Times of Israel) - The US and its allies are behind the rising threat of Islamist militants in the Middle East, an Iranian general charged Saturday, declaring that Iran would react aggressively to any threats to its borders.
The comments by Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri came less than two weeks after the US and Iran discussed the possibility of joining forces to thwart the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
“The presence of militants in Iraq should be considered as a full-fledged plot devised by world powers and their lackeys, with the US leading these powers,” Jazayeri said in an interview with state-owned Arabic radio station Al-Alam, according to the official Iranian PressTV.
Iraq has been combating an offensive by ISIL that has overrun swaths of five provinces, killed nearly 1,100 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and threatens to tear the country apart.
Both Iran and US, as well as other regional players, see the group, which broke off from al-Qaeda for being too extreme, as a threat.
US President Barack Obama has so far refrained from carrying out airstrikes on the insurgents.
Iran has already sent troops into Iraq, and Jazayeri insisted that Iran was ready to provide assistance to its war-torn neighbor. Tehran has been a staunch backer of al-Maliki’s Shiite led government.
Isis killings & fear spread in Iraq
|The ISIS Executioner |
In an army full of masked, black-clad figures, he is the one man who is never shy to show his face. But for those unlucky enough to cross him, the face of Shakir Wahiyib, a feared enforcer for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, is often the last they will ever see.
The star of a series of grisly jihadist videos, including one in which three men are executed after failing his "Quranic quiz", Wahiyib is one of the few publicly-identified leaders of the shadowy jihadist group that has swept through northern Iraq.
The movement, otherwise known as ISIS, generally instructs its followers to keep their faces masked to minimise the chances of them being tracked down by the Iraqi government. But while its commander-in-chief, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, is even said to disguise himself while meeting fellow commanders, Wahiyib has no such reservations. Showing considerable relish for his work, he grins for the lenses of jihadi cameramen he goes on the rampage with his masked underlings.
Read more at The Telegraph.