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Terrorist reached and killed 100's in Tikrit and we can't find my family (EDIT # 5 ) Another City taken USA is talking with Iran

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This is the worse thing ever. My brothers and sisters have been trying to reach our family in Tikrit all day after finding the terrorist have captured it and killed anyone they came in contact with including taking their heads off and calling them non-believers.

There is no answer for any family or family friends in Tikrit. We do not who is dead or alive. My brother said their are many pictures of people being killed posted on line and they are sifting the Internet for familiar faces.

Everyone in Baghdad is ok but they are waiting and they are scared. They expect terrorist to be their within the the next several hours. They can not go to check on anyone in Tikrit and they can't get answers on their phone either but hundreds have been killed they don't even know how many hundreds of people.

Now we find something nobody knew or was prepared for terrorist have 2 helicopters. Iraqi has sent a call to Hamas in Gaza Palestine to come help. I think Hamas is getting ready to go now but Gaza has no air power either. They need air power.

They asked USA for air power and USA said if they can't grow a backbone and help them self then USA can't help either. They are tho one who took the backbone !!!!!!!

Edit :Well it's about 1:00 PM in Baghdad and the terrorist are now 24 miles out side the Capitol and apparently the USA Embassy is open for business with no plans on closing. My brother just spent the last 3 or 4 hours trying to get through and finally got an American on the phone.

She could not tell him anything about our family, nobody knows but she did say most of the murders which are now in the thousands are Shia military and Shiah government employees all of which USA put in place.

My brother also told which I don't know if Embassy told him this or not but ISIS are still sitting the major city's they have captured and I know Tikrit was specific target so maybe everyone is just laying low and not able to get news out or answer their phone.

Current from Arabic news : I already mentioned the terrorist are 24 miles out side of the Capital of Baghdad. The Irani National Guard is waiting for them to approach. Hezb'ollah out of Lebanon which is Shiah is on their way and so is Hamas from Gaza Palestine which is Sunni. Kuwait, Qatar, The Emirates all have military in place sitting around doing nothing "in case" they are needed. Obama is still waiting to see what "will happen" and who knows where the fuck the the Arab League are.

We are devastated about all of this and for the thousands killed but now we have a little bit of hope to hang to that maybe our family members in Tikrit are still alive since they are Sunni and are not government employees.

Many body's are also washing up from the Tigris River and they appear to be all Shiah and Iraqi Soldiers. They did give a number of total of 1,700 Shia soldiers bodies found but there are more than that.

Coming back to add that I forgot to say America has announced "if needed" they are willing to make a "temporary alliance" with Iran. Yesterday they are enemy, today maybe they will be a friend, tomorrow they will be enemy again.

Here a couple photos of the attack on Tikrit yesterday. This is not even close the photos of people murdered and beheaded they showed on Arabic news that are not accessible in USA on Internet because they are posted on terrorist site but just to give you an idea of how they have everyone taken over.

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If the teorrist (ISIS) reach Baghdad in another 24 miles and are not stopped their plan is to hit all the banks and if they do that then there is worry about oil but I didn't understand that part about the oil.

This is not Al-queda. They are an off shoot of Al Queida. A top fighter of Al- Queida Baghdaddi broke off and took Al-Queida members with him and has built the ISIS organization so big that Al-Queida can't fight them. There are rumors but not confirmed that Al-Queida was asked to help and they claim they are over whelmed by ISIS and can't stand up to them.

Edit #3 : Just announced USA is sending boots on the ground. Of course I got interruptedin the middle of listening so I am not clear if boots on ground will be for combat or just security for the embassy wich they did mention they are sending because they plan to keep embassy open. They said they will not bring the Americans out if they have to they will relocate them for safety but troops are getting read to go now. Not many I didn't catch how many they said but it is not allot of troops. I will keep listening for more accurate facts.

Yes now I cought it they said they are sending boots on the ground for a "non combat role" lol why bother to send them ?

Just heard it 273 troops for security

Now they just announced they will aslo send Special Forces but do not say how many

Edit 4:Now they announced USA if finally concerned enough to get their people out. They have decided that it is too unsafe for the Embassy and other American employees and are sending for them now and say they are getting them allout which is a total of about 5000

Edit :5 Just announced ISIS has taken control over Tal Afar a city with around 200,000,citizens. They have just brought down a helicopter and killed the 2 Shiah soldiers in it. They are lining them up for not to see who will be executed and who will not. Citizens of the city are using their phones getting news of the happenings out. At least reported 5 minutes ago they were reported as being able to make phone calls out.

Looks like this was the last straw. The Obama administration is discussing with Iran the "temporary alliance" now. They are also saying but it has not been officially confirmed it looks as "non combat boots on the ground" is going to change to "combat boots of the ground". Again that has not been officially confirmed but according to the reports of the discussions taking place with Iran that, that may end up being the case.

by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM
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blueforewolf
by on Jun. 16, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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I am so sorry you and your family are going through this crisis - I hope you are able to find out soon and that your family is ok and safe - you are in my thoughts

1stmuslimah
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 3:12 AM

 

Quoting blueforewolf:

I am so sorry you and your family are going through this crisis - I hope you are able to find out soon and that your family is ok and safe - you are in my thoughts

 Thank you. I just came from bed it should be 10 or 11 am there now so I am waiting for my brother to try to call around and call me back. We have all pretty much prepared ourself that they are gone including my brothers new wife we were waiting for. According to all reports and what is posted on line which we can not see from USA because they are terroist sites and are blocked.

Thank you again

1stmuslimah
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 5:52 AM

 

Quoting blondekosmic15:

Quoting 1stmuslimah:

 

Quoting blondekosmic15:

Thank you Muslimah for sharing your concerns about family and loved ones. I prayed for you and your family at Church this evening. I fear for Baghdad. Appears to be the next target for ISIS. Pls keep us posted.

Thank you  God bless~

 I am so sick now after this. I am waiting on 3 way line with brother now he is trying to call people. I am downstairs and now I have not had my TV on in months and I don't where remote control is to listen and I don't want to stay stuck up stairs to hear the TV. So until I am ready to go to bed I can not listen for anything new.

I am quite sure they call them unbeliever because Tikrit has a very large Christian Chaldean population as well as my people Sunni.

I'm so sorry Muslimah. I read a report today that Christians may never return to Iraq. They're fleeing for their lives and the safety of their families. Neighboring nations must be overwhelmed with refugees and humanitarian needs. I will continue to pray.

 I know the feeling of not being able to return. My immediate family is here all sister and brother except for sister in Germany. Those over there are my aunts, uncle, cousin, from parents and then my fathers others wife who is the mother of my youngest brother all that part of the family too.

My brother (younger) just went back last summer and married my fathers daughter and we have been waiting all year for to come. I knew something was not right because he filed the paper with Home Land Security for her in August and it does not take this long to bring your spouse to USA.

I heard from my daughter last week that now since the hatred between Sunni and Shiah is so bad and my younger brothers mother is Shiah my dads family (wife family) have decided maybe they will not let her come to my brother and maybe they will ask for divorce. She is in Tikrit and one of them we do not know if she is dead or alive.

My dad bought us a big family home. He paid $10,000.00 for it back then when he bought it. It is like size of a mansion big enough for us all. Now it is worth $750.000.00. Not all my brothers and sisters and children want to go back to live because they have spent 30 years building many big business's here in USA.

Myself, my oldest daughter, and my favorite sister who raised me I know for sure we were hoping to go and live in the house my baba bought for us. Especially now with my Neuropathy disease progressing I need hot climate. Now I don't know what our future will be. I am not happy here and I am not happy to stay suffer in below zero 8 months a year but I am afraid I am stuck.

stringtheory
by Bronze Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:20 AM
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I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. I hope you get answers soon, and thanks for the updates.
1stmuslimah
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:47 AM

 

Quoting stringtheory: I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. I hope you get answers soon, and thanks for the updates.

 I will keep updated as best I can. I tried to listen to CNN just out of curiosity and they are not telling the truth about most anything. I do not rely on western news because they never do. If I want to know the truth I listen from over seas. I get channels from about 50 different countries and they all 50 tell the same story. When you listen to American news they tell a different story, change it around and only tell half truths.

Just like CNN said since yesterday or day before I have time zones all mixed up lol that they actively closing all Embassy and American business and getting American citizens out. Arabic news said 5000 at least Americans are still there and they went and got SOME out. Now my brother called the Embassy and the terrorist are 24 miles away and Embassy is open is with no plan to close. He was talking to American lady. I am for sure positive if Embassy is open they will attack it first thing. Any Americans in there will lose their head. I know this for a fact. This organization is very powerful and so far no one can stop them. They even asked Al-Queida to come help and Al-Queida said they can't stand against them.

I do not know what this country is thinking. They made it very clear they do not care about us even though they created this and put us in this situation but now they show they don't care about their people enough to close the damn Embassy and get them out. But they are reporting on American news that they are getting them out.

Raintree
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 8:12 AM
Thanks for the update, muslimah.

Can you recommend an internet news source that you find trustworthy? I don't watch tv like a normal person.
1stmuslimah
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM

 

Quoting Raintree: Thanks for the update, muslimah. Can you recommend an internet news source that you find trustworthy? I don't watch tv like a normal person.

 I will look and get back with you in a few minutes. I have not read news on Internet in a long time. I just listen to Arabic news for box for TV when I am laying in bed. I do know the good ones when I see them so I will check and come back.

Al jazeera is garbage do not read them. USA started censoring them and they basically turned into another BBC and they wanted to censor them more so I hear USA has blocked them now. If you can still see their site they are garbage and not dependable because it is censored. It used to be very good and creditable but not any more.

Raintree
by Gold Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 8:22 AM
I wondered about that (Al Jazeera). I looked last night, and it was all about the World Cup. So little coverage of actual news.

Quoting 1stmuslimah:

 


Quoting Raintree: Thanks for the update, muslimah. Can you recommend an internet news source that you find trustworthy? I don't watch tv like a normal person.

 I will look and get back with you in a few minutes. I have not read news on Internet in a long time. I just listen to Arabic news for box for TV when I am laying in bed. I do know the good ones when I see them so I will check and come back.


Al jazeera is garbage do not read them. USA started censoring them and they basically turned into another BBC and they wanted to censor them more so I hear USA has blocked them now. If you can still see their site they are garbage and not dependable because it is censored. It used to be very good and creditable but not any more.

1stmuslimah
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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Quoting Raintree: I wondered about that (Al Jazeera). I looked last night, and it was all about the World Cup. So little coverage of actual news.
Quoting 1stmuslimah:

 

Quoting Raintree: Thanks for the update, muslimah. Can you recommend an internet news source that you find trustworthy? I don't watch tv like a normal person.

 I will look and get back with you in a few minutes. I have not read news on Internet in a long time. I just listen to Arabic news for box for TV when I am laying in bed. I do know the good ones when I see them so I will check and come back.

Al jazeera is garbage do not read them. USA started censoring them and they basically turned into another BBC and they wanted to censor them more so I hear USA has blocked them now. If you can still see their site they are garbage and not dependable because it is censored. It used to be very good and creditable but not any more.

 I am surprised you found them. I heard they would not agree to any more censorship so they blocked them in USA. I have not looked for them but back when I did read it and they started censoring them it turned to garbage.

I used to be on news mailing list and get them through email but someone keeps hacking me and I can't keep an email address. They disable every one I create.

This Ma'an Agency is the best. It is out of Palestine and it is not censored

http://www.maannews.net/eng/Default.aspx

Arab American this is good it is local from Dearborn Michigan and they do not depend on profit so they are no too censored. Even though it is local they also have national news

http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/

Democracy Now this is very good. They are also not for profit and do not depend on sponsorship

http://www.democracynow.org/

Here is one I a not familiar with it to know how creditable it is but I see it's for several different countries and it is in English so you can take a look

http://www.al-bab.com/arab/news/iraq.htm

Every other one I can think of in English it apears they are blocked now lol but out of these Ma'an and Democracy Now are the very best.

You need to look for sources that do not depend on profit and sponsorship. I am very surprised Ma'an is not blocked. Now they are blocking many things from Americans, but they critisize China for doing the same thing lol.

bluerooffarm
by Silver Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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I am so sorry!  I will be praying for you and your family.  Thank you for the update and the news-sources.

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