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The Siege of Baghdad
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/15/2014 9:20:22 AM

Bill Roggio has a very interesting article describing the ISIS plan to invest Baghdad. (Snip) As everyone now knows the campaign against US forces back in 2006 failed. The attackers were counter-encircled by US-led forces who established intelligence assets of their own to find and destroy the enemy. Much effort was put into tracking back weapons smuggling routes back to their sources, including explosively formed penetration IEDs whose cores were manufactured in Iran. US conventional units provided the “top cover” for the intel guys who went out to look for the enemy. Now ISIS is playing the same number on

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Hibhib, the town in which al-Zarqawi, his religious advisor, and his concubine were force fed two 250-pounders, is about thirty miles northeast of Baghdad. There´ve been reports that ISIL warriors--so far numbering about 10,000--are massing in western Iraq. That´s the dumbest thing they could do if the Iraqis have any ordnance to drop on their heads. (They do.) It´ll take a bloody while, but ISIL can be put down.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/15/2014 9:26:43 AM     (No. 9925225)

What percentage of Americans give a rip about what happens in BAGHDAD anymore???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 7/15/2014 9:53:52 AM     (No. 9925287)

Maybe Obama should fly into Baghdad and see if al-maliki can arrange a dinner party.

Taking out al-zarqawi was far more important than bin laden, but it´s all lost now. ISIL is in control of almost all the supply routes. Goods travel overland in Iraq. When they want they´ll use terror and siege tactics to overrun the city. Only Iran can stop them and then Iraq erupts into a holy war.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 7/15/2014 10:39:24 AM     (No. 9925351)

"Maliki will have to reinvent the wheel, with this difference: his forces are far less competent than the US units which preceded him. More firepower may be provided to the Iraqi government, but key factors of combat leadership and institutional knowledge have been dispersed and lost, perhaps for the duration."

Conditions have changed, and ISIS knows it. The success of the counteroffensive when the US was at full strength was an exception to past results - an aberration. Now that the US advantage has been removed, it may well be time for them to try again and reasonably expect a different result.

All that was accomplished by the vast expenditure of US blood and treasure is about to be undone. With all the manufactured crises now confronting the nation, there is no longer the political will to do anything about it.

Will there be any way to compensate the fallen and their families who sacrificed everything - for nothing?

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