Worsening Conditions in Mosul

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    This doesn't surprise me in the least. The barbarians want to take them back to the 8th Century with no running water, electricity, or even adequate health care.


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    Prob'ly just another corrupt boondoggle at taxpayer's expense...

    US Warning of 'Catastrophic Failure' of Iraq's Mosul Dam
    February 29, 2016 — Iraq's Mosul Dam risks "catastrophic failure" and a massive wall of water that would sweep downstream anything in its path, including bodies, buildings, cars, unexploded ordnances and hazardous chemicals, the U.S. is warning.
     
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    Iraqi civilians head for the hills ahead of move to retake Mosul...

    Iraqis Flee From IS as Iraq Army Moves to Retake Mosul
    April 13, 2016 — Just a few days ago, under cover of U.S. fighter jets roaring overhead and dropping bombs, Arif picked up his family and relatives and ran barefoot out of his village. “We walked 20 to 25 kilometers until we reached here, we walked across the desert and valleys, and we walked through fields that were mined,” he said.
     
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    More historic antiquity destruction from ISIS...

    Islamic State destroys Mosul's historic Christian Clock Church
    April 26, 2016 -- The Islamic State on Monday destroyed the historic Clock Church, one of the city of Mosul's most iconic Christian monuments, an Iraqi official said.
     
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    U.S. have small size in wars in Iraq war by troops so Iraq Army can fix this self. It is now Iraq Army vs ISIS and nothing in northern Iraq.

    ISIS go to south Iraq and fights against Iraq Army.

    This I thinks about Iraq war.
     
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    Somethin' lost inna translation.
     
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    I dont think Mosul will fall this year, not until a more determined/aggressive President takes office. Obama is using a slow burn approach to fighting ISIS, like he doesnt really have his heart in it.

    While the number of air strikes launched has climbed, Only 25% of missions are cleared to hit the target (due to constraints on collateral damage) and 40% of the air strike flights come back with no ordinance launched, , i.e. still fully loaded. So the number of flights vrs the number of actual completed missions is a 4 to 1 ratio; a lot of froth and fuel spent with zero results to show for it all.

    ISIS is being rolled back a little bit in Syria primarily due to Russian efforts and in Iraq due to Iranian efforts along with pro-Iranian Shiite militia being used as the secular government forces are afraid of dying in combat, a weakness the Shiite militias and ISIS fighters do not have. But every time a Shiite militia successfully retakes part of Iraq, the power and influence of Iran grows inside Iraq and if this continues Iraq will end up an Iranian puppet theocratic state, not good for the USA or Iraq. If the Saudis see no use in our ability to constrain Iran, their mortal enemy in the region, the Saudis might stop supporting the value of the US dollar by ending their restriction of all petroleum purchases to be made with US dollars. That would likely end up being catastrophic for the USA, via hyperinflation.

    Mosul is a Sunni/Kurd area with Sunni Arab population in the city itself. An Iraqi government recapture of Mosul this year likely means that Shiite militia is going to be used and Iran gets control indirectly via its Quds force that is a huge direct connection to the Iraq militia from Iran. If we wait until a President comes into office that is willing to engage in a more dynamic effort using local Kurds, it will be much better for USA interests in the area, soothing to the Saudis, and improve the Iraqi governments ability to remain a secular government instead of a Shiite theocracy.

    I dont think it will happen this year as I dont think that Shiite militias are all that willing to go north to Mosul and fight to liberate a Sunni city from ISIS.
     
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    Mosul isn't worth dying for. Just nuke it.
     
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    All you have to do is pay attention to the news to see Iraq is falling apart.

    Thanks to Obozo, Shrillary, and Mister Swiftboat.
     
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    It would seem that the Kurds will go their own way, the Sunnis in the West will join in with Sunni nations and the southern Shiites will make a client state with Iran, strengthening one of our worst enemies.
     

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