Monday, 10 July 2017

Mosul has fallen after a 9 month siege - no mention of war crimes


Mosul has been retaken from ISIS after three years and much hard fighting by Iraqi soldiers trained and helped by Anglo-American forces. Barack Obama hoped it would happen on his watch but it has taken much longer than he and others expected. The 9-month battle for Mosul fight lasted longer than the siege of Stalingrad and like Stalingrad involved street-to-street fighting and huge loss of life.

I wonder how many civilians were killed and what war crimes were committed in the taking of Mosul and the fall of Eastern Aleppo. The media do not know. They treated Syrian rebel propagandists as bona fide journalists, asked us to grieve when the

government retook Aleppo and to rejoice that ISIS is defeated in Mosul. 

It's all rather Orwellian. We cheer on our Oceanian allies and have two minute hates directed at Eurasia.

Will the European jihadis now return home or have they been massacred?

Donald Trump back in October tweeted this. Can he be given some credit for the victory, by making rules of engagement for American soldiers less restrictive?

The attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster. We gave them months of notice. U.S. is looking so dumb. VOTE TRUMP and WIN AGAIN!
2:40 AM - 24 Oct 2016

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