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It's day 59 of the Mosul operation and the slog continues.
It's produced War Crimes, this operation. It's killed civilians. It's destroyed homes. The US government has bombed hospitals (War Crime). But they're not really able to do much more, are they?
Oh, wait, they have created something: Refugees.
CNN gathers a number of Iraqi voices in a piece by Moni Basu. This is from the section on Bashir Mohammed Khadir who, along with his wife and their eight children, is now a refugee:
Khadir gulps his glass of syrupy tea before he launches into a tirade. He blames the 2003 invasion for creating a power vacuum in Iraq that gave rise to extremism. He says the United States abandoned Iraq in its hour of need when it withdrew its troops in 2011.
But mostly, Khadir resents the Shia-dominated government in Baghdad for playing to sectarian tensions.
"Iraq can only be one again if we remove the people in power," he says. "The government does not care about the people."
He mentions a law that bans alcohol. The parliament passed it in October, just days after the Mosul offensive launched. Khadir considers himself a Muslim, but says: "Not everyone in Iraq is a Muslim. Why should there be a ban on alcohol?"
These are the kinds of things Khadir believes will continue to stoke differences among Iraqis.
"It's impossible," he says, "for life to go back to normal, for us to live in peace."
Let's also note Sherzad Mamsari, a Jewish Iraqi:
"ISIS is not a new phenomenon. There has always been an ISIS for us," he says, referring to years of persecution of minorities in Iraq.
At one time, there was a thriving Jewish community in Iraq. The New York Times cited a 1917 Ottoman census that counted 80,000 Jews among the 220,000 residents of Baghdad.
But the community has largely been extinguished through discrimination, persecution and exodus to Israel.
Mamsani grew up in the Kurdish city of Irbil, the son of a Jewish mother and Muslim father, and recalls his own experience of being forced to study Islam in school and pray in the Muslim fashion.
He says only 10 Jews are left in Baghdad. Another 50 families are said to be living in the Kurdish areas, but Mamsani believes the real number is higher. He says many Jews practice their faith clandestinely because they are scared.
"ISIS is not a new phenomenon. There has always been an ISIS for us."
It's a reality that many in the west do not want to admit.
Thing is though, they don't know how many members of the Islamic State there are -- let alone how many in states with porous borders.
Thing is, they can and do make up numbers.
I'm sure the estimates exist.
They always do.
And they're always shaped, as they move up the chain to the White House to convince whichever president is in the White House at that time that things are going wonderfully.
These aren't facts.
These are happy thoughts collected.
And when that's all they have to offer -- 59 days in -- then their mission is going very poorly.
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