NEO – The Terrible Price of the Mosul Operation

The Iraqi army has gained its experience the hard way

by  Martin Berger,  … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

Yes, intense combat

[ Editor’s Note: Trump Tweeting has pushed Mosul virtually out of the news, along with many other things, like Libya, Africa, refugee camps in the EU, MH-17, and all the other unfinished pieces of business. Mr. Trump is a New Yorker, but his long list of changing the world and setting it right did not include 9-11, not one word. I have one word: “Giuliani”.

So when I saw Berger’s Mosul piece and found it to spotlight the huge casualties the Iraqis have taken, 30,000 just for Mosul alone, it was time to play catch up for the unknown lost souls there. The 30K does not include all of ISIL’s executions. Mass graves are still being found, as the government takes more territory.

While the follow up attack on West Mosul seems to be delayed, I was thrilled to see that units have been deployed to not let retreating jihadis walk or drive away from the battle. It seems that the lessons of “pushing them out” of places just to have to fight them again in a new place has sunk in as a false victory.

You can only beat these people by killing. Every jihadi that escapes will be able to go back home and recruit a new batch of cannon fodder to replace those that were lost. The popular militias seem to have been given this interdiction job, as plans are to use them for border control when Mosul is over.

The days of jihadis flowing around like tourists in Iraq might be over. And discussions have come out regarding sending them to Syria to exterminate jihadis there, likely Deir Ezzur first, and take control of the borders to stop the Gulf States from funding a long-lasting guerrilla war by constantly filtering new meat over the borders to torment the Syrians for not accepting the Sunni boot on their neck.

I found one video below to honor the Iraqi fighters, captured drone footage that IS made of a lot of its armored car and truck bombers, which was their main weapon against the armored formation leading the attack into Mosul and who took huge casualties. The Iraqis are winning, but at a terrible price… Jim W. Dean ]

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The popular militias are blocking the escape routes from Mosul

– First published  …  February 13, 2017



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  1. “If Saddam’s army would have died in camps as many Germans did it, there would have been no ISIS headchoppers in the current shape by a lack of officers.”

    That’s true, Edward. But, if the Bush administration had have been hung for their terrible crimes against humanity, like at the Nuremberg trials, as the Bush admin deserved, the Obama admin might not have been so willing to continue on with all the illegal wars of aggression, in fear of being hung to death. All wars that followed the illegal US invasion of Iraq in 2003 might have been prevented, if all those who agreed to send the US to Iraq in 2003 had have been hung to death as a result of their actions.

  2. “Saddam’s Iraqi army dissipated into the nowhere, because the US commanding officer decided to sent them home, and let them lose their jobs and he did not killed them”

    If I’m not mistaken, I believe many or at least some of Saddam’s army joined local militant/terrorist groups and its been said that some of them were a part of the formation of ISIS.

  3. Thanks Jim.

    “The war against ISIS is gradually being transformed into a Shia’a vs Sunni religious struggle,”

    This is a primary objective of the “Greater Israel” project.

    • True. I was just pointing out that the greater Israel project specifically planned to divide nations between the Nile and Euphrates along sectarian lines, playing Sunni off against Shiite, dividing the nations and making them easier to subjugate.

    • Edward, from the Oded Yinon plan for greater Israel, ““The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation…”

      I don’t see how numbers of Jewish immigrants are relevant. The expansion of Israeli borders has never been about having enough land to house new Jewish immigrants. They’ve had enough land since 1948. The expansion is about causing chaos. Black markets and smuggling are Israel’s specialty.

  4. If you just follow MSM they count on your short time memory but otherwise you will have a long term memory in the new Gutenberg Press and online archives. The Internet never forgets.

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