The Battle of Qadisayeh marks the end of the Persian Empire, fought in 636 A.D. It was a decisive battle between ISIS, oops, Arab Muslim invaders and the Sassanid Persian army at Qadisayeh, presently a 2-hour drive to Baghdad.
Who to blame: George Bush, Obama or King Khosrau II? In fact, King Khosrau II, technically the last King of Sassanid Empire, was murdered along with 18 eligible male heirs to the throne in a coup led by his son, Shiroye (628). The death of Khosrau II was the last straw to wipe a grand civilization off the face of the earth. It never rose from the ground again.
At the time of King Khosrau, Iraq was part of Persian Empire. Khosrau II, the victorious, is said to be brave, wise, forethoughtful and unmatched in military might. However, the epithets attributed to him seem cynical, as he was totally blind to the devastating developments taking place in the deserts of Arabian Peninsula (621), a neglect that, after 1393 years, still continues to threaten the life of not only the victimized Persians but also the entire world.
The engagement took 4 days. Iraq was lost. ISIS, oops, the Arab Muslims captured a large amount of spoils, including pretty Persian females and under-puberty boys for sex. The ISIS of year 636 were happy with the booties and failed to understand that a low ruthless desert Ideology would never replace the advanced culture of Persia.
The life-cherishing Persians had no choice but faithlessly accept the Arab ideology. However, they, then, altered the ideology so radically that Wahabis of Saudis, like the ISIS, brand them infidel apostates.
ISIS of the past and present seem to have inherited the same DNA genes that work in wolves. Wolves depend upon their endurance and instinctive skills. Wolves have powerful jaws and long legs. Wolves can run down deer in grueling chases that last for miles.
Persians lost the battle of Qadisayeh because of many factors, namely, lack of central Command and Control, misleading teachings of the influential Magi, high priests, and their belief in mysticism, self-delusion and other social political issues such as fighting long wars of attrition, over taxation etc.
ISIS won because they simply acted like wolves. They were after booties, women and under-puberty boys for sex. They won because they had the wolf's endurance and obedience. ISIS had and still have no empathy, that is, killing to them was and is just like peeling potatoes. Can a wolf feel the pain felt by deer?
At the battle of Qadisayeh, Persian soldiers fought a good fight just like deer chased by the wolves, including their cavalry and war elephants, but the psychological war of the then ISIS was overpowering, claiming they, ISIS, were God's crusaders on earth and Persian of the past and present do believe in mysticism and superstition. ISIS won the battle but have lost the war up to present time, just like the deer population that still outnumbers the wolves.
These days we hear that Iraqi-USA-trained soldiers put their weapon down and turned their tails and ran like deer. They again have no Command and Control. They have a stooge as their leader, a former cloth salesman of a fabric shop.
Since we have no clue as to who is behind all this, we may conclude that Black-waters or Grey-waters might be behind these unbelievable atrocities in Iraq. However, Iraqis will temporarily unite upon seeing approaching wolves, just like a herd of cows that move into the center of the herd to reduce their vulnerability. As soon as a coalition government is formed, the situation will revert to its carefully planned stratagem.