IS and the ‘Angel of Death’
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This Time its Personal. Forces from the Islamic State Anbar Province released the “caliphate’s” newest terrorvision execution video. Four hapless victims, dressed in orange, are hogtied and hung upside down and burned alive. They were members of the Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) who fight alongside the Iraqi government and are backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
This time, the killings were revenge. Not that they ever needed justification for their atrocities before but, IS claims these vicious executions were retaliation for similar actions by the Shia.
The culprit is Abu Azrael, the Angel of Death; a Shia savage who is the equal of his Sunni savage counterparts. Like his IS foes, the ‘Angel of Death’ makes terror loops. His latest showed a Sunni being tortured to death in the same manner described above. Once the victim died, Abu Azrael cut into his leg with a sword, all the while declaring that Baghdadi’s troops would suffer the same fate. Then he mocked the Islamic State’s elite troops. Azrael is junkyard dog who also earned the nickname “Rambo.” He’s a commander in the Iraqi government backed PMF ostensibly trained in Iran or Lebanon. He has even been awarded the “Martyrdom Medal of Honor” by Grand Ayatollah Sistani.
This Sunni/Shia blood feud will only get worse. The best we can hope for in the long run is for the Arab backed Sunni’s and the Persian backed Shia to exhaust and enervate one another.
“iGuerilla should be the first book packed in the duffel bag for those carrying the fight to the enemy.”
–Peter J. Schifferle PhD, Lt Colonel.(ret) Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies U.S. Army.
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Remember Me! (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)
American Amigos (Monday, October 19, 2015)
Ho Hum... (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
Nuclear Terror (Friday, October 9, 2015)
1979 Redux (Sunday, October 4, 2015)
Watch Oregon (Thursday, October 1, 2015)
Dispatches (Tuesday, September 29, 2015)
Repeat (Monday, September 28, 2015)
Schism and Colonization (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)
Invasion (Sunday, September 20, 2015)
NOTICE (Saturday, September 12, 2015)
Back to the Future (Wednesday, September 9, 2015)
Hijrah (Sunday, September 6, 2015)
Wolves in Sheeps Clothing (Thursday, September 3, 2015)
Sitzkrieg (Monday, August 31, 2015)
Hack Attack (Thursday, August 27, 2015)
Blatant Disregard (Monday, August 24, 2015)
Iran names its Enemies (Sunday, August 23, 2015)