Obama's f#&@in' up....
They will also be keeping all the territory they have conquered up to this point. Once their infrastructure and backbones are more or less secured, they can use small groups to attack and infiltrate shall I say Baghdad and other cities. Move more to a guerrilla campaign instead of more or less conventional warfare, hit and run, attack and retreat, sapper attacks etc. There are tons of possibilities to continue their attacks and gain some ground here and there, only utilizing different means and ways.
You may call moving headquarters, essential personnel, the planners, generals if you will, financial experts, tacticians, strategists, the leaders and their immediate subordinates and staffs into hospitals, mosques and schools and other areas that we find hard or lack the will to hit, bomb because of our concern for civilians, kids, old men and women, the sick, etc. hiding. I don’t, I call it smart strategy.
ISIS will continue to have the capabilities they do now, only they will be operating from more or less safe havens. That is not exactly what I call mission accomplished.
To answer your other question, no I have no inside knowledge. None what so ever. I really haven’t been paying much attention to the air strikes even. Outside of hearing on the news more were conducted. So you probably know more about what is being reported than I. I just gave my opinion on the air strikes, how I would figure whether they are being successful or not.
I really do not like to listen to all the talking military heads on the news channels, they give their view according to the political slant they believe in and the station they are a host, contributor or whatever on.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
As you know only Congress has the power to declare war and that gaggle of wastrels doesn't have the balls to even debate the possibility of war. If it does debate war it won't be until most of those gutless selfserving pussies have been re-elected. Such is their sense of urgency and allegiance, or shameful lack thereof.
Obama cannot declare war and Congress won't even feckin talk about it.
The American people were lied to, shucked and jived regarding Iraq. We must have heard 5 reasons on why we needed to invade Iraq, all of them bogus and the tally in loss of human lives and suffering and the financial costs were/are astronomical. No war was declared. The public would never have signed on had they known the truth.You know what? Liberal politicians believed Saddam Hussein was a threat long before George Bush. They cite his threat and possession of WMDS long before Bush. Clinton took us to war citing genocide, just as Bush did. And Barrack Hussein By God Obama ****ed up, underestimated the ISIS threat, and is trying to rectify his mistake by striking them of his own free will and choice.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Bush gave many reasons to the American people. They were not lies. Saddam committed acts of genocide. Saddam refused to comply with UN mandates re the disposition of his chemical weapons program. We KNOW that to be true because the UN passed SEVENTEEN resolutions demanding he do so. Saddam DID harbor and fund global acts of terror.
You conveniently ignored the part about democrats in congress spending 10 years declaring the dangers of Saddam and his WMD program, all long before Bush took office.
But NONE of that was the point of the thread you responded to. The point was that it is about ****ing time democrats stop lying about their actions. That they stop pretending it wasnt them, that they didnt know, that they werent engaged. Stop excusing them. Stop blaming others for their actions. Good lord...imagep would rather call Obama an impotent spineless bitch that was trick-****ed by Fox News into launching military attacks rather than admit Obama is responsible for his own actions and choices. Thats pathetic beyond words.
Not effective? Maybe. But as a boxing fan all my life, I've lost track of how many times I've seen a guy get rocked by a punch, and then back away grinning and shaking his head. That is usually a reliable sign that it hurt.