Ramadi: Obama's Shame

Discussion in 'Iraq' started by CrusaderFrank, May 26, 2015.

  1. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    104,531
    Thanks Received:
    19,126
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +71,889
    Ramadi was the site of several major battles between the US an AQ and it's offshoots. At the end, local Iraqi cooperation and assistance back by US firepower quelled the Insurgence

    ""Raider" Brigade takes over Ramadi[edit]
    In January 2007, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, on its third tour to Iraq, arrived in Ramadi and assumed responsibility from Macfarland's brigade on February 18 at a transfer ceremony at Camp Ramadi. During the ceremony, which was attended by Sheikh Sattar, MacFarland said that his brigade had lost 86 soldiers, sailors and Marines during the 8 month campaign (though the Brigade had spent a total of nearly 17 months in Iraq).[43][44]

    In January 2007, Ramadi averaged approximately 35 enemy attacks on US forces per day. Following heavy fighting over an 8-week campaign, which was led by a Task Force commanded by 1st Brigade, 3rd ID, also known as Task Force Raider, attacks in the brigade's area of operations dropped to one or two per day within the city of Ramadi. In the early months of 2007, 3-69 Armor Battalion, in conjunction with two Marine Battalions, along with TF PathFinder was largely responsible for securing Southern and Central Ramadi. By August 2007, Ramadi had gone 80 consecutive days without a single attack on US forces and the 1st BDE, 3rd ID commander commander, Colonel John Charlton, stated, "...al-Qaida is defeated in Al Anbar". However, despite 1-3 ID's effectiveness, insurgents continued to launch attacks on Ramadi and the surrounding areas in the weeks and months to follow. On June 30, 2007, a group of between 50 and 60 insurgents attempting to infiltrate Ramadi were intercepted and destroyed, following a tip from Iraqi Police officers. The insurgents were intercepted by elements of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor on 30 June 2007 and on 1 July 2007 they were destroyed by elements of Bravo company, 2nd Squad, 1st platoon, 1-18 Infantry Regiment. 1-18 operated out of the Ta'Meem district of Ramadi's western sector. North of Ramadi, elements of 3-69 Armor, whose headquarters had been moved north of Ramadi, engaged elements of al-Qaeda in Iraq who had taken refuge in rural areas north of the city. After several counter-insurgency operations, 3-69 AR Battalion effectively removed Al Qaeda in Iraq from the greater Anbar province. By March 2008, Ramadi, Iraq had become a vastly safer city than it had been only a year before and the number of enemy attacks in the city had fallen drastically. Years later, by mid 2012, Ramadi remained far safer than it had been since 2003.[45][46][47]

    Iraqi Police Development Played a Key Role in Tribal Engagement Strategy[edit]
    One major shortcoming in the efforts to wrest control of Ramadi from the insurgency was the failure of the Iraqi Police to effectively combat the insurgency. As part of the Tribal Engagement Strategy, Ready First developed and implemented a plan to quickly recruit, train, and employ Iraqi Policemen on the streets of Ramadi. COL MacFarland, and LTC James Lechner, Deputy Brigade Commander, successfully developed an Iraqi Police recruiting, training, and employment plan that was implemented by HHC, 2-152 Infantry (Mech), an Army National Guard unit that lived in Iraqi Police Stations and Combat Outposts conducting daily patrols and clearing operations with their counterparts. HHC, 2-152 Infantry, also known in Ramadi as "the 152nd", or the Police Transition Team (PTT) Company would provide the Iraqi Police in Ramadi with the leadership and oversight that proved crucial in re-establishing a police presence in Ramadi to ensure insurgent forces did not return to neighborhoods that had been secured. Consequently, the success of the Iraqi Police program in Ramadi convinced the Ramadi populace that their government could effectively provide for their security needs, a critical element of defeating the insurgency. The 152nd PTT Company's Iraqi Police efforts began in October 2006 and would continue through the departure of Ready First and into the tenure of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division until the 152nd departed in October 2007. The 152nd was responsible for recruiting, training, and conducting patrols with hundreds of Iraqi Police, and opened several new Iraqi Police stations in the city of Ramadi."

    Battle of Ramadi 2006 - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

    here's Ramadi today

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. TheOldSchool
    Offline

    TheOldSchool BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    62,631
    Thanks Received:
    9,988
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    last stop for sanity before reaching the south
    Ratings:
    +43,091
    Go over there and fight them Frank.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    104,531
    Thanks Received:
    19,126
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +71,889
    Obama lost Ramadi
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. TheOldSchool
    Offline

    TheOldSchool BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    62,631
    Thanks Received:
    9,988
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    last stop for sanity before reaching the south
    Ratings:
    +43,091
    Seems to me Iraqi's lost Ramadi.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    166,399
    Thanks Received:
    14,931
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +51,106
    Ramadi, the shame of the Bush neo-cons and the Sunni army. The first never planned for the fall of Iraq and the second won't fight for their country. Bring our troops home and send our neo-cons, their supporters and their families to permanent exile in Iraq.
     
  6. Decus
    Offline

    Decus Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,860
    Thanks Received:
    439
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Location:
    West of East
    Ratings:
    +1,212
    Obama's assessment of ISIS was that they were a JV team - Obama was so very wrong.

    Obama said he has a strategy to defeat ISIS - from all evidence it is proving to be a failure.

    Maybe Obama should trying to pretend that he is the "smartest man in the room".

    .
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. TheOldSchool
    Offline

    TheOldSchool BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    62,631
    Thanks Received:
    9,988
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    last stop for sanity before reaching the south
    Ratings:
    +43,091
    Yes they've taken over a shitload of sand. We're all doomed.
     
  8. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    166,399
    Thanks Received:
    14,931
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +51,106
    Doesn't matter what BHO is or is not. The Sunnis, assholes, will not fight. Our troops should not fight. Send the neo-cons and their supporters and families into permanent exile in Iraq.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    104,531
    Thanks Received:
    19,126
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +71,889
    Read the fucking OP first, then comment
     
  10. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    104,531
    Thanks Received:
    19,126
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +71,889
    "By August 2007, Ramadi had gone 80 consecutive days without a single attack on US forces and the 1st BDE, 3rd ID commander commander, Colonel John Charlton, stated, "...al-Qaida is defeated in Al Anbar".
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page