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    ISIS regroups

    ISIS Regroups

    Ex-PH2 | August 7, 2019 |








    If you recall, when Pres. Trump said he was planning to withdraw troops from Syria, GEN Mattis (Ret.) disagreed, and then left the building.


    Well, ISIS is on the move again. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/y...aw-from-syria/

    From the article: Since about half of 2,000 special operations and other train-advise-assist forces returned to the U.S. in the spring, ISIS has been staging a comeback, according to an inspector general report from DoD, the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development released Tuesday.


    “This quarter, ISIS continued is transition from a territory ? holding force to an insurgency in Syria, and it intensified its insurgency in Iraq,” Pentagon Principal Deputy Inspector General Glenn Fine, who has been filling in as DoD IG, wrote in a memo topping off the report. – article.


    There have been many, many pockets of ISIS that hid out in Sunni-friendly areas, regrouping for another strike.


    From the article: There are likely between 14,000 and 18,000 remaining active members of ISIS, but according to the report, estimates have swung widely in both directions.


    ISIS’s regrouping and rebuilding has taken several forms, the report found, mostly in remote areas controlled by local forces with little capacity to stabilize their areas of operations.


    In Iraq, particularly, militants have worked to create safe havens in Sunni-majority areas north and west of Baghdad, the report said. – article.


    In addition, Turkey is planning to move into Syria to attack Kurdish forces. https://www.militarytimes.com/flashp...-is-high-risk/


    From the article: “ISTANBUL — Turkey’s combative president is threatening to launch a military operation in northeastern Syria that is designed to push back U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces — an invasion that carries major risks for a highly combustible region in war-devastated Syria.


    An operation would mark the third Turkish incursion into Syria in the past four years — all seeking to limit the growing influence of Syrian Kurdish fighters, which Turkey views as terrorist along its border. Turkish and American military officials were meeting Monday and Tuesday in Ankara for last-ditch negotiations amid warnings from Turkish officials about a military buildup.” – article


    And the Fat Lady hasn’t sung yet. We’ve already evacuated non-essential embassy staff from Baghdad. The problem is that historically, there is no such thing as an “end to the war” in the Middle East. The history of the Middle East and warfare goes back much further than 19th and 20th century wars – considerably further, back to the Sumerian Empire in the 24th century BCE. Pres. Trump said he would bring US troops out of the MIddle East, which is what he’s doing, but GEN Mattis disagreed with his strategy.


    So now what?
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    Yeah, wut? We have no interest over there. It makes no difference if we're there or not. War is what they do. It doesn't have to be what we do.

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    according to radio Farda, the triangle of death is from
    Sayed Gharib-Kola Jawi-Southern Kirkuk.
    sic semper tyrannis

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    ISIS, or whatever they call themselves today, will always be there. Religious fanatics will stoke the fires and fight forever. Kurds, Palestinians, everyone wants their own homeland and self control. And the fanatics among them will not be happy with JUST a homeland, they will have to kill all the infidels in the homeland next door.

    All we can do is make sure we don't bring them all here as refugees. Remember, they are looking to create a homeland. And they don't like infidels in their homeland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    ISIS, or whatever they call themselves today, will always be there. Religious fanatics will stoke the fires and fight forever. Kurds, Palestinians, everyone wants their own homeland and self control. And the fanatics among them will not be happy with JUST a homeland, they will have to kill all the infidels in the homeland next door.

    All we can do is make sure we don't bring them all here as refugees. Remember, they are looking to create a homeland. And they don't like infidels in their homeland.
    ISIL has no homeland. its a pure KotM play using islam as their basis of birthright.
    the factions of ISIL are many. Syria, Iraq, Phillipines, Cameroon, Indonesia, Somalia, Lybia. im sure by now its expanded to US, Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Neatherlands, England, everywhere but Portugal, Chile, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Iceland.
    sic semper tyrannis

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