There Are No Lines in the Sand

A couple days ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Mosul and began heading towards Baghdad. Meanwhile, Kurdish soldiers have seized the city of Kirkuk. And according to WaPo: Iraq is on the brink of disintegration.

+ The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins:: “The rapid advance of Al Qaeda-inspired militants across the Sunni heartland of northern and western Iraq has been stunning and relentless– and utterly predictable. Here’s a forecast: the bad news is just beginning.”

+ ISIS not only took Mosul without much of a fight, they also took about $425 million, making them “the world’s richest terror force.”

+ Here’s a map that details how ISIS is carving out a new country.

+ Vox: “The Iraqi army outnumbered ISIS by about 40:1 in Mosul. Yet the army still turned tail and ran — ran so fast, in fact, as to leave some of their tanks and helicopters behind.”

+ MoJo: What the Hell Is Happening in Iraq Right Now?

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