If you study carefully the battles fought in Mosul and Raqqa, two important military facts emerge: both campaigns led to very high levels of civilians being killed with very few ISIL fighters taken out. In both battles, the US allowed for the creation of ‘rat lines’ – corridors for escaping fighters to move out to fight another day. Why? I am absolutely certain it is because America will need these extremists very soon in its campaign in Syria, which is slowly but surely changing into a new war against the Assad government’s forces.
Hmm. Not sure it will be Assad. Syria is now wrecked and the military tired and depleted. I think it will be for Iran. Iran was named in A Clean Break, PNAC's Rebuilding America's Defenses, and was named to General Wesley Clark. And Islamic State executed its first attack on Tehran a few weeks ago.
And that would please most of Bomber Trump's administration, including Bomber Trump himself.
Protecting ISIS: Why US tradition is hurling Trump towards regime change in Syria (Op-Edge) https://t.co/BgRXmxpZeW— RT (@RT_com) July 5, 2017