I just received this update from my Kurdish friend who indicates that thanks to US air strikes and the fierce fighting capability of the Kurdish forces that ISIS is NOT making any progress against their region.
Most telling is the ENORMOUS pressure the Obama administration is making against M and other main political leaders in the country to "Move ahead swiftly with government formation and the placement of an inclusive PM ".
Evidently O's people have been on the phone with these leaders all day demanding action or else face the consequences of no support.
In addition if they don't comply then the US will have no other option but to support a separate Kurdistan state.
The US will not allow Kurdistan to fall.
Obama has laid it out very clearly to everyone that their only viable solution here is political and that the US military involvement is coupled with REAL AND IMMEDIATE Political solutions.
All this translates to is that M is history and a new PM will be named as early as Sunday.
Acceleration and formation of the government is imminent now.
ISIS has made the wrong play by creating the humanitarian crisis and attacking the Kurds. They have crossed the red line.
While humanitarian suffering is enormous this development is a blessing in disguise for all of the Iraqi people as their leaders MUST now act.
The next couple days will certainly tell a very interesting story in this saga called Iraq.
BEST REGARDS. TD