October 11th, 2014
08:12 PM ET

Former prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan on ISIS

Fareed speaks with Barham Salih, former prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan and former deputy prime minister of Iraq, about the strength of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

First, give us your assessment of whether the U.S. airstrikes and this military campaign is having an effect. Is ISIS weaker, because on the ground so far, it doesn't appear that way?

I think it's fair to say that these airstrikes have slowed down ISIS advances, but they are nowhere enough to defeat ISIS.

And what we see, also, in Kobani, in neighboring Syria, is also a testament to the fact that these airstrikes, while welcome, while important, but nowhere enough to defeat ISIS.

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  1. puppet gov

    I think it is fair to say what US say.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm |
    • puppet gov

      Of course 'puppet gov' is Philip. For all you Sherlocks out there.

      October 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm |
  2. Blue Saffron

    PARDON ME:::: BUT------>>>>>

    There are 4 million muslims being subjected to genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir by Hindus. Hundreds of thousands have been killed.

    Over 20,000 muslims have been killed by hindus in Gujarat

    About 6 million Palestinian muslims have been made homeless and their lands taken away by jews in collaboration with Americans/British et al. One million have been killed.

    175 million muslims in India are living in oppression, subjugated by hindus and therefore seeking independence.

    300,000 muslims have been killed in Iraq by western forces

    250,000 muslims have been killed in Afghanistan by NATO.

    And we are worried about ISIS?
    Give me a break.

    Folks, it is my assessment that we are headed towards a nuclear war. The safety valves have broken down. See you all in Hell from my perch in Heaven.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm |
    • Philip

      1.7 million die from AIDS each year. Stfu.

      October 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm |
      • Gerry from Bayonne

        Cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in 2012, that is 3 in every 10 deaths. Of these, 7.4 million people died of ischaemic heart disease and 6.7 million from stroke.
        So? Stats are stats.

        October 11, 2014 at 9:52 pm |
      • Better Tomorrow

        Ahhhhh..... Hindoo terrorist. Flush 'em out.

        October 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm |
    • Gerry from Bayonne

      Blue Saffron, you sure as hell ain't going to Heaven.

      October 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        Why I ain't? I will go to heaven travellin First Class sure as hell you can feel the testicles between your b utt. Giddy up hombre'.

        October 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm |
      • Gerry from Bayonne

        Why would you say such a thing? You think you're going to get to Heaven spewing your garbage about how you're gay? God doesn't do gay. Grow up and repent.

        October 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm |
    • anil

      you are such a big liar ...how can you even promote such a false propaganda i am sure you are pakistani jealous of indian muslims living in peace and propsperity...

      October 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm |
  3. Blue Saffron

    FOGGAT ABOUT ISIS. Small potatoes!

    Ukraine/Crimea reminds me of Indian Occupied Kashmir except that we are still waiting for India's government to hold a plebiscite there.

    It took Putin a week to hold plebiscite in Crimea and Ukraine. Why is it taking India 70 years to hold plebiscite in Indian Occupied Kashmir? Putin is India's buddy. Rub your eyes! Why does not India import this technology from Russia? After all India is Russia's largest arms buyer !!!

    October 11, 2014 at 9:28 pm |
  4. Philip

    US puppets in foreign lands. Pull your heads out.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm |
  5. Blue Saffron

    All I can say is that Modi is a disgrace to the human race. He happens to be from India is a celebration of that country's terrorist culture. He further happens to be a hindoo is reflective that garbage produces smelly gases.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm |
    • Philip

      US is disgrace you idiot.

      October 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm |
    • Better Tomorrow

      The only way to boot and reboot India and Modi is for them to face charges and trial for the genocide in Gujarat in ICJ Hague.
      Otherwise the world will never accept their legitimacy. And I am yet not talking about Indian Occupied Kashmir.

      October 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm |
  6. Deseret

    Muslims suk

    October 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm |
  7. Gerry from Bayonne

    It's swell that GPS provides a forum for second graders when their mommies aren't looking.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:57 pm |
  8. Better Tomorrow

    Hindus kill in the hundreds of thousands while ISIS kill in the hundreds. Both are terrorists. It just happens to be that hindus are Uber Terrorists.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:57 pm |
    • anil

      you are such liars that your mouth will rot one day...

      October 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm |
  9. Better Tomorrow


    Does Modi not have a conscience? Do hindus not have any self esteem? Does India not have a soul?

    Consider Modi's emergence as the beginning of the funeral for Hindustan. The pyring of Mahabharata. The culmination of the Gita Bhagavad epic. The orgasmic convulsions of Kama Sutra. The end of Incredible India.

    An economic debacle. A cultural implosion. A social collapse.

    Here lies the remains of India that was. An India that never will be. An India that never made it. An India that never could be.

    With great deference to our leader our sage our guru.

    October 11, 2014 at 9:59 pm |
  10. Blue Saffron

    Have Modi face charges and stand for trial for Gujarat massacre of muslims in the International Court of Justice. If he does not, then he will face the court of world opinion. Plain and simple.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm |
  11. Deseret

    Those killed by Hindus deserve it. Hindus should kill many more.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm |
    • Blue Saffron

      Remember the message sent to hindoos in Mumbai? Learn from it.
      Next time logic dictates there will be no message.

      October 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Blue Saffron

    Recall there have been massacres by hindus of minorities throughout India's history. In Kashmir, Gujarat, Assam, Punjab. In the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India thousands of Sikh worshippers were gunned down by India's Hindu Army. An American Federal Court Judge has issued arrest warrants for Modi, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi for their roles in this massacre of Sikhs.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:13 pm |
  13. Deseret

    @blue Saffron. The less Muslims on the planet, the better.
    Get a clue. They are like Ebola.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm |
  14. Blue Saffron

    Modi wants war? India wants war? Hindus want war? THEY WILL GET WAR !!!

    The Pakistanis will fulfill your wishes. THEY ARE READY!!! What are you waiting for? Bring it on!!

    Pakistan will annihilate hindus. Pakistan will destroy the ugly heads that Indians raise. THEY will n uke you to dust.

    Scared? Frikkin cowards.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm |
    • Shalimar

      Modi is a f rikkin bacha baaz who is busy getting his h ole f ukked. He is not man enough to fight.

      October 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm |
    • Blue Saffron

      I love to eat camel s hi t and smear it on my face.
      Its what we do.

      October 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Shalimar

    Eight per cent of the "global total" who do not have access to toilets live in India, and hence are forced to defecate in the open. In actual numbers, eighty per cent translates to 1.1 billion. This makes India the number one country in the world where open defecation is practised. India is drowning in its own excreta.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm |
  16. Shalimar

    ISIS has opened up an office in India. That is very good news. Recall New Delhi was the capital of the Muslim Caliphate. Deja Vu all over again. God speed to them.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm |
  17. Shalimar

    I'm bending over and spreading them wide. Come get me pakiboy.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm |
  18. Shalimar

    Crac.ker ja cks

    October 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm |
  19. Shalimar

    I eat camel s hi t. It tastes like chicken

    October 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Blue Saffron

    I suk big fat Pakistani dikks.

    October 11, 2014 at 10:59 pm |
  21. chri$$y

    Its amazing to me that you can eat ANYTHING with that mouth! And seeing that its such a toilet all your food must taste like crap!

    October 12, 2014 at 10:38 am |
  22. Philip

    I suck everything in Colorado Springs.

    October 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm |
  23. Thomas

    Give the Kurds what they need , they are admirable people .

    October 14, 2014 at 12:41 am |

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