Spring is approaching and the birds are chirping, the trees are budding and Iraq readies itself for the final push to Mosul.
There has been reports coming out of Iraq that the Iraqi military should be ready for the push to re-take Mosul from the hands of ISIS. Now the Obama group is echoing the same storyline. Airstrikes are going good,( according to the admin) and ISIS is being weakened almost daily and soon there has to be some form of success by the Iraqi military if Washington is to stay on board for the duration.
In the same time the admin keeps saying and preaching that NO US troops will be used and if they are it will be solely in a assist mode…..the public will stay in the pocket or in their place as long as there will be NO US troops involved in the re-taking of Mosul……all that is well and good but there may be a problem…….
US officials continue to hype the “spring offensive” during which the Iraqi government will try to retake the largest ISIS-held city, Mosul. Increasingly, they are conceding that US ground troops will be playing a role, though exactly how big of a role is somewhat unclear.
The official plan right now is to deploy five Iraqi brigades, 25,000 troops, against the city where between 1,000 and 2,000 ISIS fighters are setting up defenses.
That would appear to be a broken promise but after the execution of 21 “Christians” by ISIS the public may cut the admin some slack…..depends on how the admin plays it.
Even though the Coalition seems to be prepared to go all out there are some lingering doubts……..
Questions persist about whether the struggling Iraqi military will be ready for the operation to retake the country’s second largest city from Islamic State militants in just a few months.
Iraqi officials continue to insist they haven’t gotten the advanced weapons they need for the operation in the northern city of Mosul, and some question whether they will be ready for a spring offensive. But the Pentagon insists the U.S. has sent tens of thousands of weapons and ammunition and more is in the pipeline
Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the security and defense committee in the Iraqi parliament, told The Associated Press Friday that “any operation would be fruitless” unless the brigades are properly prepared and have the weapons they need.
Is this a true look at Spring Offensive? Or is it just the usual BS?
The US has NO plan or strategy…..all they have is tactics……the admin needs something that they can use to show success for all our time and money. And this “offensive” is just such a PR stunt…..since most polls show that the American people are willing to use American troops for the first time since this latest conflict began.
The admin has released what seems to be the schedule and plans for the offensive against ISIS……all this is just icing on a shit cake. Plus the Iraqis are having a stroke that the info has been released.
Before Americans are too quick on the gun maybe they should tour their closest VA hospital and talk with the vets that have been there……….. and done that.