Wednesday, June 29, 2016

U.S. Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk: Coalition Forces Kill A New Islamic State Leader-Commander Every Three Days

Brett McGurk at the Sulaimani Forum. Rudaw

Military Times: Coalition fighters kill a new ISIS leader every three days. But is that enough?

The coalition fighting the Islamic State group is killing a leader every three days, the president’s top advisor on the effort told lawmakers on Tuesday. But lawmakers questioned whether Iraqi forces can maintain those gains, and what might come next.

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, special presidential envoy Brett McGurk touted the terror group’s loss of territory -- 47 percent in Iraq, 20 percent in Syria after two years of military operations -- just days after coalition-backed Iraqi forces liberated the Iraqi city Fallujah, occupied by ISIL forces for more than two and half years.

Fallujah’s liberation sets up planned sieges on Mosul, and Manjbi and Raqqa in Syria, McGurk said. The closure of Turkey’s border has cut off ISIL from supplies and potential recruits.

“All the areas that have been taken back from ISIL, none of them have been retaken by ISIL,” he said.

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WNU Editor: This discussion reminds me of what former US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said in 2003 .... Is the Muslim world turning out terrorists faster than the United States can kill or capture them? .... Rumsfeld Skeptical Of Intel Analysis (CBS).


Jay Farquharson said...

"but it turns out that rather than reducing the insugency’s capabilities, killing fighters actually encouraged more attacks against the coalition.
When coalition forces employed extreme violence — killing relatively large numbers of insurgents — they were able to moderate the rate of increase in insurgent attacks, but not reduce it. In other words, military force alone was not successful at decreasing violence in Iraq. Here are four reasons why."

Aizino Smith said...


Jay Farquharson said...

I fully understand where you are coming from Anzino.

Were a Foreign Force or Invader to kill a family member or friend of yours in the "process" you would simply hide in the basement, drink from your stash of bottled water, Cheezie Poofs and cower until it was all over.

RRH said...

OH, UhhhHUH!

You gonna let that Pinko Canadian talk to you like that Aizino??

Here, let me help..

Them are Cheezie poof MREs there Mr. Soviet Canuckistan!!

SHEESH!!! The nerve of some people....

Jay Farquharson said...

Sadly, RRH, it's the end resultnof American Exceptionalism,

Only American's cherish annuture their young, love and support their friends and family, take pride in their community.

All other humans are lesser creatures, lower than cat's, dog's, goats, cow's.

It's a very Ayrian concept, I wonder where it comes from, Operation Paperclip maybe?

War News Updates Editor said...

Damn you Jay. I love Cheezie Poofs ... and you just reminded me that there are none in the house.