Is this actually a tryout for the vacancy in the Jon Stewart Show?That should tell you something, they will be able to kill scores of Western soldiers... if you think that's not the case and that only ISIS soldiers will be killed you're kidding yourself.Do you sincerely believe that another 'shock and awe' campaign over their territory would not cripple ISL?That remains to be seen.
The first casualty of war and the succeeding fog. Let's really make sure. The Kurds, the people who suffered under Saddam's genocidal policy, need more help.Iraqi government militias and the kurds have pushed forward and its been reported that many members of ISIS are going AWOL and they no longer have the ability to move in large numbers to reinforce their positions across their territory leading to losses.
They have had limited success in some areas but not significant enough to eliminate. In fact, according to you, they are stronger than ever and itching for a larger fight.This fantasy notion that the airstrikes haven't worked at all is a fallacy.
Arab tribes in Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maliki trying to court Sunni tribes after he purged them from politics/military: To retake cities, Iraq turns to Sunni tribes - The Washington Post
Some Sunni tribes has aligned themselves with ISIS due to Baghdad's actions since our withdrawl: Did ISIS really take Mosul? (Plus a tip of the hat to Obama for no dithering on Iraq) | Foreign Policy
The Other Battle In Iraq: Winning Over Sunni Muslims : Parallels : NPR
This should get you started... I doubt you will read them, but to illustrate my sincerity.
It also comes down to a matter of clear policy. There is none.
First Iraq is over, out of the minds of Americans enough they think it is won, and there have been sufficient posts making that claim. First, Obama was tough on terror, "I killed bin Laden" and his "heroism" in sleeping while Seal Team Six waited.
Then we have an immediate and pressing threat to US National Security that Obama is running around balthering about "red lines", his new SS waxing eloquent about "teeny attacks" all of which simply faded from the headlines in America, but left some simmering still in the land where bullets and bandages were making fortunes...
Then we had not a "teensy attack" but a vaguely described bombing campaign amid alerting the enemy to specifics like "no boots on the ground" giving them sufficient time to dig in. Then we have a lackluster effort where the enemy owns the airwaves enabling them to recruit worldwide as a force that is standing up to the great satan and winning. At the same time, terrorism is spreading throughout the ME and Obama sends no message, allowing his handling of Benghazi to stand as a "success" in the minds of Americans and the terrorists who did it at the same time.
Now we have a commitment to go to congress and do......does anyone know?
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