In other words, they were concentrated and out in the open, until we started attacking them, and then they dispersed and hid. If we would have attacked them two months earlier, they would have simply dispersed and hid two months earlier. The end result would have been the same.
And from what I have read, for the most part, ISIS only has a strong foothold in the communities which support them, and are pretty much either on the run, or already decimated, in the areas that don't support ISIS. There's no surprises here.
When I first started seeing news reports about ISIS, the headlines were like "400 ISIS fighters take over XXX". Never did I see any report about thousands of ISIS amassed all in one spot. Those people ain't that stupid. Many of the ISIS units were nothing but a half dozen or so guys in a Mad Max style pickup truck accompanied by a four more fighters in a Toyota Corolla. It really doesn't take to many fighters to take over a "village" of 19 people, 24 sheep, and four camels.
In Iraq alone it had a million person army and that is not counting its civilian population, and the illegal USA invasion simply murdered anyone in their sites and displaced virtually every citizen.
In Afghanistan it was no different.
Other people in this world are just doing their own self defense against the violent hostilities of our American brutality and wars.
Thank you for explaining that.
SIGNATURE: JP Cusick
Mr. Know-it-all, sir.
They are Them and we are Us. In my book, Us is always more important than Them.
Add into that, that they respond only to superior force and have no intention of stopping their attacks regardless of any diplomacy/etc we may attempt, and that is plenty enough reason for me to prefer them all dead.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."