Monday, October 17, 2016

The Battle for Mosul Has Begun?

So an "official announcement" marks the beginning of the Mosul onslaught?

As readers here know, Mosul, has been being bombed for months now.. 
Months and months

Surely the US will want to wrap it up by the end of the month or beginning of November at the latest ?
In time for Hillary to crow about the victory?
In time for Obama to end his presidential term on a positive note for the history books?
We'll have to see how this plays out for the US election and Obama's legacy.

It's being reported the battle is going well-  
4:15 p.m.

A senior military commander says the wide-scale military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants "is going very well."
The Commander of the Joint Military Operation Commander, Army Lt. Gen. Talib Shaghati, told The Associated Press in an interview in the town of Khazer that the troops were moving forward according to plan. Shaghati wouldn't give details on the progress.
I've not  much to say about this news because I've already written so much about it!

September 30/2016: 2nd October Surprise Possibility - Taking Mosul. Dam of Mass Destruction.

August 31/2016: Could a Mosul Victory be an "October Surprise"

July 13/2016: Mosul Assault "ISIS Hostage" John Cantlie in Mosul- Taking Mosul for Kurdistan

June 5/2016: Planned Attack to Take Mosul Faces Delay ??? Don't Believe That!!!

June 02/2016: Mosul, Iraq and it’s Liberation. Definitely in Coordination with Moves In Raqqa, Syria

May 29/2016:  NATO Backed Kurds Move on Mosul- Canadians and/or Americans on Frontlines?

 May 24/2016: Chaos in Baghdad. Keeping Iraqi forces away from the NATO/PKK Operation to Take Mosul

 As I said  the battle for Mosul has been ongoing for months and months.

The window to take Raqqa and Mosul together is shut tight. Due to Turkey's presence. 

ISIS has largely vacated Mosul... as they do everywhere else when 'the big battle' is on
  As has been reported.  Every time. Jarablus. Dabiq. Kobane. Etc., 
Don't believe me? I'll let the Soufan Group tell you about it!
On October 16, Iraq announced that the battle for Mosul had begun; on the same day, U.S. and Turkish-backed rebel forces retook the Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State.
 As it has done elsewhere in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State chose not to fight to the end in Dabiq.
• Despite its apocalyptic rhetoric, the Islamic State’s military strategy in the face of mounting territorial losses has been decidedly non-apocalyptic, particularly since its most decisive defeat in Kobani in early 2015.
Regarding Mosul: 
 When faced with the prospect of overwhelming force in other strategic cities, the Islamic State has often preempted a strategic defeat with a tactical retreat, thus preserving the majority of its fighting force.
You didn't know that about ISIS?  Did you think ISIS left Jarablus because they are in cahoots with Turkey? Nah, them leaving was just more of their usual.  Perhaps you believe the spin presented by so many others?  Me, I prefer truth and facts.   Additionally, I've mentioned the phenomena myself on several occasions. 

Here   But the Kurds always emerge victorious. How can ISIS be portrayed as so threatening when the Kurds can beat them so handily?  Like when ISIS took Mosul Dam, but, the Kurds quickly took it back? Or just took it from  Iraq as in annexation?

In 2014:  "How do the Kurdish fighters keep doing it? ISIS allegedly moves in, Kurdish fighters also move in and very quickly secure the territory- Without the benefit of aerial bombings? This same scenario occured in Iraq.  Did ISIS just melt away when the Peshmerga and PKK fighters came to secure the territory that ISIS had so conveniently cleared for them?"

ISIS does just melt away- As observed and stated on more then one occasion by myself and Soufan group.Especially in tandem with the Kurds.  ISIS always melt away..... so conveniently. In order to aid the US in their  remaking the middle east agenda. It's way more likely that ISIS, or KurdIShIS as I call them, evacuates when the US/NATO high command gives the order. And regroup where and when the US/NATO high command tells them to.

Cause after all, who created ISIS? The US and the UK with the help of Israel
Exactly, as I had stated years back and Bashar Assad  recently validated :)

Transcript of Assad Interview- Setting Records Straight via Highlights & more


  1. Brendan O'neill is one of my favourite writers, but his rubbish about the Kurds really makes me facepalm:
    It is interesting how people talk about the Kurds as if they are all one big blob, as if they don't have differences.

  2. Hi Ally:
    he lost me at 'the west is betraying the kurds'

    that said it is interesting how people talk about the kurds as unified or one big blog when that is not the case at all

    Brendan is of course promoting a meme.

  3. WHOA ! A warning maybe before changing the background ? I come here fairly early after awakening and it was hard on an old woman's heart !
    LOL just kidding, but it did make me double-take

    1. sorry karin

      I just decided to change it up this morning :)

      we're prepping to paint our upper hallway- going downward and the entrance way to the house and it made me want to spruce up the blog a bit too