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One simple strategic error enabled
Isis to take northern Iraq – and
we´re making it again in Afghanistan

Guardian [UK], by Jonathan Foreman

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/2/2014 9:55:45 AM

It is not yet clear why two Iraqi army divisions entrusted with the defence of Mosul collapsed so suddenly and so abjectly two weeks ago. But a likely key factor in the astonishing success of the Isis invasion force, which apparently numbered less than 2000 men, was the failure of the US-led Coalition to provide Iraq with even a primitive air force. (Snip) The Isis fighters who came in from Syria did so by road, in pickup trucks, in a long convoy. Although some Isis trucks carried light anti-aircraft guns, their entire force was extremely vulnerable. Now Isis and their local allies are invested in cities and able to take advantage of all the defensive

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Just realize while ISIS is getting a grip on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, 0bama is throwing the illegal alien children as a distraction. Wonder why our spy agencies "missed" this terrorist group coming up the road? They LIE, so we now know, this is what 0bama wants to throw chaos at the American people as he attempts to enact his imperial presidency.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/2/2014 10:22:11 AM     (No. 9908164)

I don´t agree that Iraq would necessarily be different if we had provided them with an air force. Forces adapt, so they would have come in by night, dispersed, and integrated themselves with the population before striking. The error was made by Obama by not leaving behind the ground forces requested by our generals, which I think Obama has also been firing with rapidity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 7/2/2014 10:25:39 AM     (No. 9908170)

Compound that 100 times by the deliberate and intentional withdrawal of our troops to precipitate the demise of Iraq. This was a designed attempt by our muslim POTUS to instigate the rise of the calipahte so the prettiest sound on earth, the muslim call to prayer, would be heard five times a day in every corner of the world including here in the USA. (Whether you like it or not!)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldoc, 7/2/2014 10:38:47 AM     (No. 9908199)

I think it goes to character. The Iragis are quite valiant hiding behind their women while they cellphone in an ied explosion or emptying AK clips into the air celebrating the death of Americans on 9-11. Do we really expect these losers to stand and fight valiantly like our Greatest Generation? Not in your wildest dreams. They will always be willing subjects of some tyrant. That is their destiny.

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