Name Given To Operation To Retake Ramadi By Shia Militias Designed To Insult Sunni’s

A spokesman for the Shi’ite militias, which are known as Hashid Shaabi, said the codename for the new operation would be “Labaik ya Hussein”. This is a slogan in honor of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed killed in a seventh century battle that led to the schism between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims.

“The Labaik Ya Hussein operation is led by the Hashid Shaabi in cooperation and coordination with the armed forces there,” the spokesman, Ahmed al-Assadi, told a news conference. “We believe that liberating Ramadi will not take long.”

In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said the key to victory would be a unified Iraq “that separates itself from sectarian divides, coalesces around this common threat”. Asked about the sectarian codename, he said: “I think it’s unhelpful.”


Beyond the obvious insult to Iraq’s Sunni population you gotta figure this is a slap at Obama and the coalition.

  • Why?

    Obama is not serious about defeating ISIS. He’ll look for any distraction.

    • The whole world is laughing at him.

      • k1992

        Not western liberals and academics: he is, was and always will be a demi-god to those fools.

      • He doesn’t care because golf.

  • Jay Currie

    Delightful as it is to laugh at Obama there is the little matter of ISIS genocides and assorted atrocities to consider. Pleased as I am to see Shia extremists killing Sunni extremists there is no reason why the American air foce, in some strength, can’t hasten their dates with Allah.

    That ISIS still has a capital city standing in Syria is beyond disgusting.

    • Frau Katze

      They can’t attack it because of the civilians.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Really? We attacked German and Japanese cities because of the civilians and that helped shorten the war. As Gen. MacArthur said, there is no substitute for victory.

        • Frau Katze

          I agree with you…but I’m just explaining the present day reasoning. The new “humanitarian” stuff seems a net loss to the West.

        • We no longer fight wars to win.

  • Frau Katze

    Attempts to make Iraq into a nation seem to have failed completely. It’s time for partition.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    “I think it’s unhelpful.”
    What the fuck else would you expect from the spokesman for The Panzie Division?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama has already declared that hate speech and is planning to blame it on the Jews. Problem solved!