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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Although highly critical of President Obama in regards to ISIS, I entirely agree with the Pentagon announcing a future plan to attack Mosul - and for many reasons due to the nature of the enemy, the allies and the Iraqi military.

    Only really stupid people who are fixated on cursing the Pentagon and Obama pretend ISIS would never guess there would be an attack against their stronghold. Those posting such "we're giving away secrets!" are just posting idotic messages.

    AS FOR ISIS:
    What is ISIS now going to do? They already are preparing - but now ISIS has to decide do they:

    1. FLEE? - obliterating their claim they are in control and unstoppable (and we get to kill them as they leave plus they have to leave their limited equipment behind) or
    2. CONTINUE TO REMAIN THERE WITH PRESENT FORCES - estimated at 2,000 for which they will be easily slaughtered or
    3. SEND IN MORE ISIS FIGHTERS - meaning more are slaughtered?

    ISIS HAS NO GOOD OPTIONS.

    What about our Allies, ie area Muslim countries. They have been bitching that the USA and Iraqis aren't doing enough so they have been backing away. Now they know something is happening and there is a big battle coming that they ALL can participate in - so all can claim the victory. This maximizes the forces available for the battle by other countries.

    3. Iraqi forces tend to be cowardly or so it seems. Yet this battle is unstoppably SO one sided against ISIS, it will give the Iraqi military a BIG victory, which it needs.

    Again, only idiots believe that no one including ISIS has any clue that Mosul is a targeted area. Then rant stupidly. This is the FIRST SMART thing I've seen the Pentagon do about ISIS. Give them a choice - flee and expose them as militarily impotent cowards in the grand scheme - or be obliterated.

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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Pissed if there's no battle plan, pissed when there is. Obviously, just pissed.
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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Here's what others are posting:

    "DAMN THAT TRAITOR GENERAL MacARTHUR FOR GIVING THE JAPANESE ADVANCE NOTICE THAT HE WAS GOING TO RETURN TO THE PHILLIPINES GIVING THEM ADVANCE NOTICE!!!"

    Stupid old guys fixed at ranting because that's the only thing they do.

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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, those were far more easily armored than Humvees.

    MPs who check IDs at bases really only need bicycles.
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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Here's what others are posting:

    "DAMN THAT TRAITOR GENERAL MacARTHUR FOR GIVING THE JAPANESE ADVANCE NOTICE THAT HE WAS GOING TO RETURN TO THE PHILLIPINES GIVING THEM ADVANCE NOTICE!!!"

    Stupid old guys fixed at ranting because that's the only thing they do.


    Yeah, and here is what the OFFICIAL had to say.






    When asked why he chose to reveal these details, the official offered: “Just to describe the level of detail that the Iraqi security forces are doing and the level of commitment that they have to this, and the significance of the upcoming operation.”

    They are absolutely as committed to this,” he added. “There are a lot of pieces that have to come together and we have to make sure the conditions are right. This is their plan. They have bought into it, they are moving forward as if they will execute in the time frame I just described.”.....snip~

    U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack - US News


    Sounds like the Coach in the locker room at halftime.....telling them they have to play til the end of the game. Don't give up.....even though they are being slaughtered 72-0.

    Its their plan.....they bought into their own plan.

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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Whats funny is BO's man trying to tell us how ISIS has been degraded.....how they have to make sum zero decisions. They lost ground. That they are fighting on 3 fronts. Just where has this Official been? Where was this one dragged out from? As ISIS opened up another front with Lebanon and Oh they just caused all the Peshmerga to doubledown on protecting their lines to Erbil.




    “In the degradation that we have applied to ISIL in total, where we thought we would be today, it’s almost double in seven to eight months what they have lost compared to 14 years in Iraq and Afghanistan for U.S. in total,” he said. “There is no organization in the world that can suffer those kinds of casualties and not have a tremendous impact on their ability to achieve their long-term aims.”

    Extremists now face an offensive on three fronts, he said: The U.S.-led air campaign, the Iraqi army, and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    “We know that there’s an Iranian presence in Iraq,” he said. “It’s largely advisers, to the knowledge that I have.” They are not working with the Iraqi army “in a condoned way,” he said.....snip~

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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The level of stupidity in the government gets more astounding literally, by the day.

    You don't give the enemy advanced notice of when you plan to attack!



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    re: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack [W:228]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The level of stupidity in the government gets more astounding literally, by the day.

    You don't give the enemy advanced notice of when you plan to attack!
    Democrats / Liberals / Progressives are not only poor leaders, they are especially poor military leaders.
    They don't believe in operational security unless it's something bad they themselves did.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Are there any past mistakes that this Obama administration isn't willing to repeat?
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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