Shiites in Tikrit: ‘We will slaughter him. We will take revenge for Colonel Imad’

…On Wednesday afternoon, Reuters saw two suspected Islamic State detainees – identified as an Egyptian and a Sudanese national – in a room in a government building. The Egyptian and the Sudanese were then taken outside by police intelligence.

Word spread that the two suspected Islamic State prisoners were being escorted out. Federal policemen, who had lost an officer named Colonel Imad the previous day in a bombing, flocked around the detainees.

The two prisoners were put in the back of a pickup truck. As the vehicle tried to leave, the crowd blocked it.

The federal policemen started shouting to the intelligence officers: Hand over the men. The intelligence officers tried to shield the prisoners. One pulled a sidearm as the federal police began swinging their fists.

The mob was screaming: “We want to avenge our Lieutenant Colonel.”

Shi’ite paramilitary men swarmed the area. The street filled with more than 20 federal police. Gunfire erupted. Bullets ricocheted. At least one of the Shi’ite fighters was wounded, and began bleeding from the leg.

The pickup truck tried to back up. People in the mob grabbed one of the prisoners from the truck, the Egyptian, and pulled him out.

The Egyptian sat silently at the feet of two big policemen in their twenties. His eyes filled with fear. He was surrounded by a few dozen people, a mix of federal police and Shi’ite militiamen.

“He is Daesh, and we should take revenge for Colonel Imad,” the two federal police officers yelled, using a derogatory Arabic term for Islamic State.

One of the policemen held a black-handled knife with a four-to-five-inch blade. The other gripped a folding knife, with a three-inch blade and a brown handle.

They waved their knives in the air, to cheers from the crowd, and chanted: “We will slaughter him. We will take revenge for Colonel Imad. We will slaughter him”…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Although not typically a fan of “war crimes”, I also think it’s even worse to allow ISIS combatants to leave the battlefield alive.
    Can’t they both lose?

    • Those are our aliies!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I prefer the term “Peace Partners”.

        • Yea that’s them.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            That could also be an Al Quds Day celebration anywhere in the west.

          • Petrilia

            Damn it all to hell, this is where Sun news and Ezra would be talking. Miss them so much but Rebel media tries hard.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Rebel is the future.
            Sun is the past.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Searching for White House approved euphemism…

      • Petrilia

        We have no allies in this seething cauldron of Hate. None, not one. Except Israel.

    • Frau Katze

      Good point. Even if jailed, there have been far too many jailbreaks in the Middle East since the “Arab Spring.”

      • Petrilia

        Hmm, wonder who. Could we or should we have ever trusted one of them? I think often of the Canadian soldier who trusted them and removed his helmut to show respect. Then got an axe in his head. He is still being treated years later. Would I ever trust one? Never. We have no allies there.

  • Ron MacDonald

    What goes around, comes around. Payback is a bitch.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Stop looking at my eyebrows!
    You see this knife?
    I use this knife on Master Chef.
    I am master fruit salad maker.
    Many cantaloupe.
    Many honeydew.
    Many watermelon.
    And many pineapple, or as I call them, Great Satan fruit.
    I said stop looking at my eyebrows.
    I use this knife on Hell’s Kitchen.
    I am master fruit salad maker.
    They all fall under my knife.
    I break them like so .
    Master fruit salad.
    Master fruit salad.

    • Petrilia

      Ooops now my knife is under your throat, right after I sliced of your hideous beard.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        That would make a great Gillette commercial.

  • Barrington Minge

    Down among the braindead there is very little else to do.
    A mob suddenly want to avenge a policeman? I don’t think so…!!

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Muslim fanatics killing each other rather than us.