Sunday, March 05, 2017


So Britain bombed Iraq and is now loaning Iraq $10bn to contract British companies to redevelop British bombed Iraq. Wow

It creates employment opportunities.  You destroy the country, you get them to take a loan they have to repay later one and use that money to hire you to rebuild.

It's how war hawks like Hillary saw it, after all.

Today was day 139 of The Mosul Slog.

Iraqi forces capture bridge in Mosul

So they got a bridge.

And the slog goes on.

When it finally ends, then what?

RT dares to go there:

The much-awaited fall of Mosul will not result in ISIS’ defeat in Iraq, which is likely to split like Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and other states torn by political or ethnic rifts, the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan said in an interview with Italian media.
Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region since 2005, told La Stampa newspaper that the liberation of Mosul, where US-backed Iraqi troops continue their advance on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), will not bring the defeat of the terrorist group. 
“The fall of Mosul will not result in the defeat of IS, they will opt for other offensive tactics, both inside and outside the city,” he argued. “To beat them, you have to defeat them on different levels, including in ideology, economy and social issues. Their terror will last for a long time.”

More to the point, the Islamic State rose up for a reason.  That reason hasn't been addressed.

Should ISIS be defeated, something else will rise up (and groups already are -- Baghdad saw repeated bombings last week, not that the western press elected to report it).

New content will be going up at THIRD (may have started already).  And Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Everyone gets a car!" went up Saturday.

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