Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Subliminal Long War

If early April will mark the end of the Mosul assault as ISIL defenses crumble, it will have been about 34 months from fall of Mosul to ISIL in mid-June 2014 to liberation from thousands of defenders.

The Iraqis think Mosul will be wrapped up in about a month:

"Despite the tough fighting... we are moving ahead in persistence to finish the battle for the western side within a month," Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati told Reuters at a conference in Sulaimaniya.

Not that Mosul will be cleansed of jihadi presence in a month, but the Iraqi government could have control of the city again. After about 34 months of ISIL control.

From the Pearl Harbor attack that brought America into World War II through the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France and then to the beginning of the Operation Cobra breakout, following the creation of American armies, navies, and air forces to conduct the operations, was nearly 32 months.

Compare and contrast war efforts.

The Russians are amateurs compared to us for subliminal war.