Iraqi Ground Offensive to Retake Mosul Could Be Launched as Early as April

Attack Eagle and FlagIraqi Ground Offensive to Retake Mosul Could Be Launched as Early as April

U.S. military officials believe that the Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul from the militant group ISIS could come as early as April and involve between 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops.

The plan could be delayed depending on training and equipment schedules for the Iraq troops that would be involved in the offensive, a U.S. Central Command official said, noting that ISIS is on the defensive and that the U.S. military plan against ISIS is “slightly ahead of the campaign.”

The official provided unusually detailed plans in a briefing for Pentagon reporters about the long-awaited push by Iraqi forces to retake Iraq’s second-largest city from the 1,000 to 2,000 ISIS fighters believed to there. The plans to launch an offensive in April or May are ahead of predictions made last October by U.S. Centcom officials that an offensive might not occur for another year. SOURCE

Whoever is running this planned action is either a fool or one hell of a poker player.

If releasing information about an attack that is going to take place isn’t a *bluff* then the most foolish leaders this, or any other nation has ever seen is in the drivers seat.

According to the story from ABC, and every other source I can find, there are between 1,000 and 2,000 ISIS fighters in and around Mosul and in the next few months the plan is to use between 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops to remove this 2,000 or so ISIS fighters.

Those are overwhelming numbers, but given the reputation of Iraqi troops and their lack of skill, actually their *forgetting everything they ever knew* when the 1st round is fired, it may take 25,000 Iraqi troops to unseat the ISIS force.

To be totally honest with you; I don’t care how many troops or fighters either side uses as long as it’s not American troops. I don’t care if the Iraqis and ISIS kill each other in great numbers, but I do question the idea of telling your opponent that you’re coming and when, even an approximation.

Can you imagine the Allies calling Hitler in 1944? 

“Hello Adolph? Yes, this is Ike, hi, how are you doing?” 

“Say, Adolph, we’ve been thinking of attacking your forces in France and driving them out and we’re planning on being there in early June, maybe the 1st week of June, and we’re hoping that if you know we’re coming you can pull your troops back, saving a lot of lives on both sides, OR, you can build up your defenses at Normandy, because you see Old Boy, the Pas de Calais thing is a bluff, we’re using Patton to trick you into thinking he’s in command of a HUGE force, but that force is fictitious. OK Adolph, good speaking with you, see you soon, perhaps we can have a glass of wine, take care.“ 

Do you see what I mean? You don’t DO that, it’s called Warfighting 101, and it’s the basic rule of war. Something like that is nothing more than incompetent military leadership.

NO military leader would do that, yet here we are; Barack Hussein Obama as Commander in Chief and the mainstream news is all over the place with the news of an impending attack and the idea that it has been made public.

So, that got me to thinking, and yeah, I know, it IS a dangerous.

Suppose ISIS went on an offensive all their own? Suppose they decided to launch a suicide bomber campaign in Libya, or on targets in Iraq, or in Europe or the United States as they prepare to take the fight to the Iraqis and the rest of the world in a really big way and want to get their point across?

Some will think I’m wrong in this thought, after all, ISIS is, according to the Obama regime, just looking for jobs and they’re Muslims, a part of *The Religion of Peace* and they would never blow up a bunch of innocent people. Would they?

Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

ISIS can use ONE person to kill many people in a suicide bomber attack, their losses are minimal and their enemy suffers greatly. THAT my friends is what telling your enemy that you plan to attack them, launch an offensive and give them a time frame.

And Obama STILL refuses to call ISIS what it is; a TERRORIST organization.

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11 Responses to Iraqi Ground Offensive to Retake Mosul Could Be Launched as Early as April

  1. Muslims don’t call other muslims “terrorists”… just sayin. Great post, sir.

    Gonna steal this quote …”If releasing information about an attack that is going to take place isn’t a *bluff* then the most foolish leaders this, or any other nation has ever seen is in the drivers seat.”

  2. Alan Caruba says:

    And the Pentagon report of the coming attack on ISIS needs more information on the roads they intend to take, exactly where their units will be placed for the attack, weapons they will be using, and…just how IDIOTIC it is to announce when and where you are going to confront the enemy. What bothers me most about this is that obviously somebody in the Pentagon AGREED to put out this piece of news. It’s not just Obama, it’s the Chiefs of staff that are a part of this madness.

    • Wayne says:

      Alan, bo has already sacked over 200 top military personell. He has muslim brotherhood affiliates in high positions in government, making policy. What could possibly go wrong?

  3. BobF says:

    I seriously doubt ISIS will only leave 2,000 of their forces in Mosul. They’ll be moving forces in because if they can overcome the attack, it’ll be a huge victory for them. To announce the timetable for this attack is absurd. Like you said, it’s being planned by a fool or a poker player.

  4. I lean towards the fool. As soon as they finish drafting the final offensive plan, it will copied and mailed to ISIS…

    But remember Fred we must find the terrorist jobs and they will forget about being terrorist..

  5. cary says:

    One of two things: ISIS will move forces in, beating down the Iraqis; or, they pull out completely and then send in lesson #1 from How To Start A Sh!tstorm – claim the Iraqis attacked and killed innocent civilians.

    If it’s treasonous for the lowest private to do it, then it’s treasonous for the highest rank to do it also.

  6. the unit says:

    I’ll just say…fundamentally transformed…transparent administration ever. How transparent it is to tell your enemy or friend your next move.
    Then again…25,000 Iraqi soldiers to attack Mosul? Is the world running out of those military rifles for sale which were advertised as “never fired, only dropped once?

  7. Petermc3 says:

    ISIS must be technologically savvy enough to get a hold of the US Dept of Labor unemployment rolls and offer employment to all. ISIS can then can form mercenary brigades to fight off any infidel invasion of Mosul and other strategic holdings while not losing any of their savages in the fighting. In this way America can do its part to help our president in his quest to destroy western civilization. I can’t wait to see Moosh in a burqa

  8. Mark Smith says:

    On that day if you want to know where the president is you’ll have to go a mosque and look under the rugs.

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