Here's another question, when does the 'liberation' of Mosul ever cease?
James Cogan (WSWS) observes, "What has begun in Mosul is a war crime of even greater dimensions. The US-directed Iraqi government assaults on the western cities of Fallujah and Ramadi left them in ruins by the time they were recaptured from ISIS. Mosul, a far larger city, whose history goes back over 3,500 years to the Assyrian Empire, now faces the same fate. The United Nations and aid agencies are continuing to make alarmed warnings about the plight of civilians trapped in the city and for greater action to prepare for the predicted exodus of hundreds of thousands of starving and sick people."
But let's all say 'liberation' and clap our hands three times and maybe it will turn out differently?
Even though we all know the AA saying: Nothing changes . . . if nothing changes.