Monday, December 19, 2016

Editorial: Avoiding Iraq

One Tweet nailed it:

  • Twitter's heart does not break for Mosul

  • Across the internet, idiots like Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing were up in arms about Aleppo while ignoring Mosul.

    Mosul's in Iraq.

    Iraq's the country the US declared war on in 2003.

    That's the war candidate Barack Obama swore in 2008 that, if elected president, he would end.

    It hasn't.

    RT noted:

    US secretary of defense Ash Carter said this month that it is "certainly possible" that the "tough fight" to retake Mosul will occur before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20. Yet, a week prior, Rupert Jones, Britain’s most senior commander in Iraq and deputy commander of the US-led coalition in the region, called for "patience," saying that there is no deadline for establishing control of Mosul as civilian and military casualties continue to mount.
    “They [the US-led coalition] probably realize that the thing in Mosul is not going to be very successful,” retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski told RT last month.
    With a change in presidential administrations on the horizon, Carter has suggested an enduring US presence in Iraq seems likely, even if IS is expelled.
    "But there will still be much more to do after that to make sure that, once defeated, ISIL stays defeated," he said earlier this month at the Reagan National Defense Forum. "We'll need to continue to counter foreign fighters trying to escape and ISIL's attempts to relocate or reinvent itself. To do so, not only the United States but our coalition must endure and remain engaged militarily."
    Since taking office in January 2009, President Obama has overseen a vast expansion of Bush's "global war on terrorism," including targeted-killing campaigns with the use of armed, unmanned drones. In a presidential memorandum released on December 5, the White House said the US military operations around the world are grounded in the October 7, 2001, Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), by which Congress approved military operations and counterterrorism combat operations against Al-Qaeda and vaguely-defined "associated forces" following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Since August 2014, those "associated forces" have expanded to include operations against Islamic State and, more recently, Al-Shabaab in Somalia, among other groups.

    But the Alyssa Milanos and Debra Messings crazies have nothing to say about Iraq.

    The US-led war created the chaos and unrest in Iraq.

    But the Empty Whore Democrats rush to focus on Aleppo (in Syria) and ignore Mosul.

    While also ignoring facts about Aleppo -- including that the group they're rooting for includes al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

    They missed that somehow, poor, little psychos.

    They miss a lot.

    Another day, and the insane lies from Aleppo push up another notch. Charles Lister, Michael Weiss...

    They miss so much.

    Iraq: UN says Mosul death toll ‘staggering’ via

    But they care, you understand, they care.

    About being seen as caring.

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