Friday, January 3, 2014

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent

Americans are so tired of war that there'll be little public concern over these developments. But the return of al-Qaeda in Iraq signals that the forces of global jihad are well on their way to dominating large portions of the Middle East as the U.S. presence wanes and our regional influence crumbles. This is specifically a result of the Obama administration's foreign policy, and it's going to come back a bite the U.S. and our allies for years to come.

At the Washington Post, "Al-Qaeda force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in Iraq." And at the New York Times, "Qaeda-Aligned Militants in Iraq Claim Falluja as Independent State."

And here's the analysis from Jessica Lewis of the Institute for the Study of War, "Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent," and "Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent, Part II."