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Barack Obama's plan for Iraq is bomb, bomb some more and send US troops in.
That's clear by today's Defense Dept announcement:
Strikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter, and remotely
piloted aircraft conducted 14 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in
support of the Iraqi government:
-- Near Habbaniyah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
-- Near Haditha, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed ten ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Mosul, three strikes
destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL command and control
node, and two ISIL assembly areas.
-- Near Ramadi, six strikes struck
an ISIL tactical unit, suppressed an ISIL mortar system, denied ISIL
access to terrain, and destroyed an ISIL mortar system, three ISIL
fighting positions, an ISIL rocket-propelled grenade system, two ISIL
vehicle bombs, an ISIL building, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL
tunnel entrance, two ISIL petroleum oil and lubricant trucks and an ISIL
front end loader.
-- Near Sinjar, a strike destroyed four ISIL command and control nodes.
Task force officials define a
strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same
geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect.
Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single
weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple
aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and
weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect
of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use.
Accordingly, officials said, they do not report the number or type of
aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each
strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a
And the lack of a real plan for anything more than more of the same is clear in the talk as well.
In an apparent chatty mood yesterday while flying into Paris, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talked with reporters. Dan Lamothe (WASHINGTON POST) reveals
the chatty Carter declared that more US troops will likely be headed to
Iraq ("The president has indicated that wherever there is additional
opportunity to make a difference according to the strategy, we'd be
willing to do that") and that this is due to the 'success' in Ramadi. Andrew Tilghman (MILITARY TIMES) notes
, "U.S. military officials are in high-level talks with the Iraqis about
potentially sending hundreds of additional troops to Iraq for training
and supporting the upcoming invasion of the Islamic State group’s
stronghold in Mosul."
The United States might send more trainers to Iraq to help
local forces retake Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
(ISIS), a U.S. defense official said Wednesday.
reason we need new trainers or additional trainers is because that's
really the next step in generating the amount of combat power needed to
liberate Mosul," said Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the ISIS
Carter's remarks came up in today's US State Dept press briefing moderated by spokesperson Mark Toner.
QUESTION: And in fact, today – I think it was today –
Secretary Ashton said – Carter said that they are also looking for Arab
countries to participate in the training and equipping and so on. But
you talked about the urgency of the situation – we remember as far back
as last spring when they were talking about --
MR TONER: Right, Said, but I mean --
QUESTION: -- liberating Mosul and so on.
MR TONER: Right.
QUESTION: But the longer you wait, it seems that the longer that ISIS can also establish roots in the ground.
MR TONER: Well, I mean, I would argue the opposite. I mean,
with the systematic and steady approach that the Iraqi forces – again,
with our assistance and with other members of the coalition’s assistance
– have been making against ISIL, they’ve been losing ground. They’ve
been losing territory. And we’re going to keep applying pressure. That’s
something we’ve talked about. But you can’t let – I mean, there’s just
an urgency overall. Certainly, cultural preservation is part of it, the
preservation of historical sites is part of it. But it’s also, as I
said, the constant threat that these innocent civilians under their rule
or under their brutal dictatorship are suffering that also lends
urgency to our mission.
The 'success' isn't a 'success.'
Iraqi forces are still trying to clear the area of the Islamic State.
Victory was declared before it was earned.
Secondly, as photos of the area demonstrate, the real 'winning' fighter
in that battle was . . . War Planes. US war planes bombing Ramadi.
The city is in ruins.
It is so bad that Iraq's Shi'ite and Sunni leaders are saying no battle can result in the 'Ramadi option' again.
But a whorish press in the US has allowed the lies of Ramadi to stand so Barack can claim that he's building on 'success.'
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