Wednesday, July 05, 2017


He said he was going to bomb the you-know-what out of Islamic State. Instead he has bombed the you-know-what out of civilians (to accelerate the Trump body count) and allowed Islamic State to flee to safety.

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.

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