Skip to comments.IRAQ’S ATTACK AGAINST ISIS CATCHES U.S. ‘BY SURPRISE’
Posted on 03/02/2015 7:48:12 PM PST by keat
The Iraqi military launched a major campaign to take back a key city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State over the weekenda move that caught the U.S. by surprise, in the words of one American government official.
The U.S.-led coalition forces that have conducted seven months of airstrikes on Iraqs behalf did not participate in the attack, defense officials told The Daily Beast, and the American military has no plans to chip in.
Instead, embedded Iranian advisors and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are taking part in the offensive on the largely Sunni town, raising the prospect that the fight to beat back ISIS could become a sectarian war.
The news is the latest indication that not all is well with the American effort against the terror group. On Friday, U.S. defense officials told The Daily Beast that a planned offensive against the ISIS stronghold of Mosul had been indefinitely postponed. Over the weekend, an American-backed rebel group in Syria announced that it was dissolving, and joining an Islamist faction.
Then there was the unexpected battle for Tikrit. Over the weekend, a reported 30,000 troops and militiamenmostly Shiites stormed the Sunni dominated city of Tikrit, former Iraqi President Saddam Husseins hometown and the symbolic birthplace of his three decades of repressive practices against the majority Shiite population.
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Obama and the White House are way too busy attacking Netanyahu
They need to keep ALL their plans ‘secret’ from the White Hut” or they will likely be leaked to his ‘friends’ -
Imagine the “surprise” when Iran test detonates its first nuclear weapon.
Poor Obama. He wasn't able to give him homeboys a heads-up.
But .. if you take a good look at some of the pictures, you will see they are wearing the “Hamas” green. That means they are sponsored by IRAN.
Maybe if Obama had the NSA and CIA spying on ISIS instead of American citizens they might be better informed.
The US would have tipped off ISIS, that’s why, I betcha.
The US would have tipped off ISIS, thats why, I betcha.
Obama and the WH would announce the Plans same as last weeks attack that got postponed because they announced the attack , D’oh
I guess we’re not the only ones who don’t trust BHO and his gang. Israel, Iraq, the whole world. Is Iran going to take over Iraq now?
Yep, Obama has consigned the security of Iraq to the Mullahs of Iran. That will get for nothing what they shed so much blood for in the the past. Syria and ports on the Med will follow shortly. Oh, and a border with Isreal.
Hmm. I wonder why Iraq didn’t tell Marie Harf and company. /sarc
Actually in this Age Of Obama, “He wasn’t able to give him homeboys a heads-up.” is better. Not perfect, but close to being grammatically correct in Ebonics.
Why doesn’t it concern more people that in a country we occupy, that we spent blood for, thousands of terrorists can drive convoys of white pickups across open desert without anyone noticing?
<>Why doesnt it concern more people...<><>Man, I’m with you. And the growing roll of Iran, facilitated by Obama, I can’t believe it’s getting like zero coverage. This morning most of us assumed the U.S. was doing air strikes.
LOL! Good one.
Sorry for blowing the tags on that.
Good its their country they need to take it back.
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