It hasn’t been confirmed by the Pentagon yet, but reports out of Iraq say that US ground troops have engaged in their first combat against ISIS troops in the Anbar Province of western Iraq.
The troops, nominally advisers but “equipped with light and medium weapons” carried out an attack on ISIS troops in the al-Dolab area, near the Ain al-Assad base, expelling the ISIS forces.
Iraqi officials say that the conflict took place overnight on Sunday, and that they considered the offensive operation “self defense” because the ISIS troops were sort of close to the base they were stationed at.
ISIS suffered an unknown number of casualties, and withdrew its troops to nearby villages. There were no reports of US casualties, though the US seems eager not to report on its apparent involvement in the ground war in general.
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This is a continuation of the invasion.
Next up: IS captures some US soldiers and does their usual YouTube beheading number. Or maybe they engage in a little Dick Cheney style "interrogation" for all to see.
Then this publicity fueled outrage will enrage the US public, always eager for revenge of some sort, to authorize another Iraq war. So these "advisors" will have served their purpose.
After all, we have been training and advising the so-called Iraqi military for over a decade and they still can't shoot their way out of a paper bag. They are corrupt and cowardly. So the real purpose of the US presence is to provide war bait for the American audience. I hope this prediction doesn't come to pass but fear that this is the usual scenario.
The only point I would disagree with is the suggestion that the Iraqi people are corrupt and cowardly. Not wanting to wage wars of aggression all over the world is not that. But it could come after another 20 years of US occupation!
"ISIS suffered an inknown number of casualties and withdrew all its troops to nearby villages"
So how do the "superheroes" determine there were ISIS casualities? and no US casualties?
Get real; US brutal and corrupt leadership so completely demoralized the Iraqi males they became no more than US bitches
That the homoerotica of unopposed killings and mayhem with its macho warrior worships is now so deeply ingrained that 1000 more military males are raped yearly than their female counter parts.The military admits that it has a problem and psychiatrist say numbers of males who dare not complain far higher by 4000 more malesat least.
As Even the bibical captains noted certain men enjoyed the company of other military men more than their wives, King Davids general with pretty wife?
No one should blame Iraq military for not kissing their own leaders asses noe especially US military ass .
Its about money and survival and NGO’s not of US and allies know damn well truth of situation.
Corruption is deep in both US and Iraqi peoples.
Hell Iraq is no more a nation than is the old Mustang ranch in Nevada.
Sheikh Mahmud Nimrawi, a prominent tribal leader in the region, said that “US forces intervened because of ISIS started to come near the base, which they are stationed in so out of self-defense, they responded, welcoming the US intervention, which I hope will not be the last.“
Oh, so apparently us killing these savages is in fact welcomed by the people of Iraq, showing that this is not simply a war of aggression but an honest attempt to help their ravished country.
About damn time someone took care of ISIS! Go get 'em boys!
The US may be doing a hell of a good job but the comments do not say so. This shows how wrong the Us are and that they must get their act together to do some good in the world which has been put on fir due to its policies the public may demand their govt to start thinking realistically
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