Friday, January 15, 2016

The Beatings Will Continue

The morale officer in ISIL has a tough job lately:

ISIS fighters who fled to the terror group’s Iraqi stronghold of Mosul after being defeated in Ramadi were burned alive in the town square, sources told, in an unmistakable message to fighters who may soon be defending the northern city from government forces.

Several residents of Mosul recounted the grisly story for stateside relatives, describing the deadly reception black clad jihadists got when they made it to Mosul, some 250 miles north of the city retaken by Iraqi forces operating with cover from U.S. air power.

You see, running to Mosul was their first mistake. By now, the jihadis should know that their superiors aren't the sympathetic sort.

Perhaps the jihadi higher command will teach their cannon fodder to stand and die. But the need to make examples of jihadis who presumably are eager to die is not a good sign for future battles to the death.

So for future jihadis on the receiving end of an America-assisted offensive, take note--do not run to ISIL command in the rear and expect cookies and a hug (and a nice group rape) to cheer you up.

No, if you want to live you either run in a third direction away from Coalition forces or ISIL forces.

Or you turn on your ISIL superiors and their bully boy enforcers and kill them first. Call in jihadi fragging (jagging?).

I noted that the battle for Sinjar was not a good sign for the jihad on this issue.

As I've written recently, I suspect that jihadi morale in Iraq will crack when we finally make a big move on Mosul.