There is a big gaping hole in main stream media and so called alternative media coverage regarding Mosul, Iraq. This is a pivotal battle. It a strategic battle. A do or die in the remake the middle east for so many reasons-
The NATO media barely touches on the matter. And the so called alternative regurgitating media follows suit.
I do NOT believe there is any delay what so ever in the NATO planned attack on Mosul.
It’s been moving full steam ahead for some time now- The two year anniversary of it’s fall is impending. Obama’s ‘presidency’ is nearing end. With an election on the horizon.
It's time to wrap it all up. The Kurdish militias are in place- And the Iraqi troops and Shia militias are distracted. The timing is perfect, that’s how I see it.
So, let’s look at this article- originally from the NYT’s
“An exhausted and ill-equipped Iraqi army faces daunting obstacles on the battlefield that will most likely delay for months a long-planned major offensive on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul”
The Iraqi army is not needed, nor wanted, for the taking of Mosul. They are not a factor.
So everything about weapons and a lull are moot. I’m passing that by.
“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq ordered the Fallujah offensive over the objections of American advisers who urged him to focus on the bigger prize of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and the de facto headquarters of the Islamic State in Iraq. But after a series of Islamic State suicide bombings last month killed hundreds in Baghdad, al-Abadi faced growing domestic pressure to stop the threat in Fallujah, which is about 35 miles west of the capital”
This situation was discussed here at the blog previously- The ISIS attacks in Baghdad were done to distract Baghdad from Mosul- The claim the US objected is just another lie for the lie filled history books of the future
*The US and UN are preparing for a humanitarian crisis in Mosul
‘The new funding also includes assistance for early warning and preparedness activities for people at risk of severe flooding from a potential failure of the Mosul Dam”
* 5 days ago U.N. food agency prepares for deeper humanitarian crisis as battle for Mosul looms
- The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) is working on contingency plans that up to 700,000 people could be displaced by a planned offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State, according to its head in Iraq.And there's a new man in charge of the Iraq mission- Steve Warren replaced by Christopher Garver
Pearce said uncertainties over the shape of a military assault on Mosul represented a challenge in planning a humanitarian response.