Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called on the United States to bomb the jihadists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant following their spectacular gains in the north of the country.

Saudi Prince Abdul Rahman - the real power behind the ISIL - decided to mobilize the jihadists against Baghdad to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s position vis-à-vis Iran during the forthcoming negotiations between the two countries. The operation, which began several months ago, has suddenly experienced a breakthrough thanks to the Ukrainian weapons delivered to the jihadists with the help of Turkey. However, the ISIL offensive was also sustained by the immediate desertion of at least 150,000 Iraqi soldiers, allowing the whole region of Nineveh to fall into IEIL hands.

According to William Lacy Swing (former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, then to the United Nations, and current director of the International Organization for Migration), at least 500,000 Iraqis have fled before the advancing ISIL forces, including members of regional minorities as well as Sunnis opposed to the Takfirists.

The Prime Minister also called on sectarian militias for help. Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr said he stood ready to fight against the jihadists in coordination with the Iraqi state.

At this point, it is clear that the ISIL offensive was orchestrated by Washington against Iranian interests in Iraq. It seems however that the jihadists have exceeded their mission and are now out of control.