On 10/11/2014 2:42 PM, jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
Something is wrong with the US generals' assessment of ISIS.
/There is no good news coming out of the Middle East - the U.S. supports
the Saudis who are Shite Muslims; and at the same time Iranians support
the Shiite in Baghdad. But, the ISIS are Sunnis who hate everyone,
Muslim and infidel alike. Then, there's Assad to deal with. The only
bright spot over there is Israel, the only democracy in the whole Middle
East. Go figure.
How is it possible for the militants to continue fighting in Iraq and
Syria with supposedly only 30,000 fighters?
It appears that the militant rebels in or near Baghdad are
self-sufficient to fight on their own without help from their Syrian
headquarters. So, that means they're getting food, supplies and
ammunition within Baghdad itself.
I wouldn't be surprised if a secret faction within the ISF is
providing the weapons and ammunition to fight the loyal troopers of Iraq.
/"Without large numbers of American troops on the ground in Iraq, we
lack the ability to choose targets, to rebuild the capacity of the Iraqi
Army quickly and successfully, to constrain the Shiite government from
pursuing a sectarian agenda. Without large numbers of troops in Syria,
we are unable to distinguish between friend and foe, to train and direct
non-Qaeda opposition forces, to address the humanitarian crisis, and to
prepare for—and hasten—a world without Bashar Assad."/
'Only American ground troops can defeat the Islamic State'
The Washington Free Beacon:
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <punditster@...> wrote :
/Our side is suffering serious defeats on the battlefield in Anbar
province and Baghdad is ripe for infiltration. Then, it's a guerrilla
war in the streets with up close and personal close range fighting.//
//According to President Obama, it's a war against the Islamic State,
but who are they? The goal is to roll back the IS in Iraq and contain
it in Syria. Soon, Turkey will be pulled into the fight - the ISIS are
at the gates today, tomorrow Istanbul and onwards to Rome./
"With the outlying suburb of Abu Ghraib teetering on completely
falling to ISIS, if the area comes under complete control of the
Islamists, the Americans will be within easy range of ISIS artillery."
/'ISIS reaches Baghdad suburbs, US troops block the way to BGW Int'l