In the following video a commander of the sectarian US-Iranian backed Shia group, Abul Fadl al-Abbas (which also helps commit ethnic cleansing against Sunni Arabs in Syria), publicly calls for the extermination of Fallujah:
“Fallujah is the source of terrorism since 2004 until today, There are no nationalist or religious moderate members there, so now it’s a chance for us to clean all of Iraq starting from eliminating the cancer of Fallujah. It’s a proud moment for me and you to participate in this operation.”
The uploader of the video states: “I hate the sectarian Shiite militias as much I hate ISIS but what worries me is the fate of 90,000 civilians that are stuck inside Fallujah, they will face brutality from these Iranian backed militants. The Sunnis of Iraq always pay twice, when ISIS take over their areas and when ISIS leaves their areas.”
The imperial, fascistic, humiliation-minded audacity of the US was evident in this flyer they dropped to the residents of the city. Words are insufficient.
“Now is the time you have long awaited
Now is the time to leave Raqqa”
Note how the residents are happily leaving from their abandoned homes to the… empty countryside. Becoming a refugee is just an adventure.
Meanwhile, the YPG-led SDF, the ground forces the US is relying on for this offensive, which was always reportedly “reluctant” to attack Raqqa, has been swayed by the US and is about to commit a historical mistake.
See comments below second post for comment on why the participation of the YPG in this assault is disastrous, and may result in much future enmity.
God help both the people of Fallujah and Raqqa, and shame, as always, on the Arab and Muslim leaders who leave them slaughtered to Iran and America.