Anyone in a uniform who knows anything about the situation in Iraq is laughing hysterically this morning after seeing that Donald J Trump, the man who will use his secret plan to create a plan to defeat ISIS, weighed in on what’s happening in northern Iraq. That may actually be too complicated a statement, as chances are that Donald Trump couldn’t point out Iraq on a map, never mind define different regions.
Trump took to his favorite forum, Twitter, to announce what a YUGE mistake it was for anyone to announce that the Iraqi military (or the US, as Trump has in parenthesis) is announcing an offensive into Mosul in the coming months:
Just announced that Iraq (U.S.) is preparing for battle to reclaim Mosul. Why do they have to announce this? Makes mission much harder!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2016
Trump’s problem is that he has no clue what he’s talking about. It makes the mission much harder? He obviously believes Mosul is some village next to an oil field composed of a tribe of those dirty Iraqis in their mud huts, when the reality is that Mosul is Iraq’s 2nd largest city with an urban population of 1.2 million people.
There’s a joint operations center in northern Iraq where US servicemen operate drones and preparations for US-led coalition forces’ incursion into Mosul have been in the works for years, but somehow Trump thinks announcing that the operation will move forward is akin to sending Hitler a note that D-Day was coming. Think more like…Berlin, Donald. The forces are already there. It’s no secret they want to remove the Islamic State and destroy the stronghold of their so-called caliphate in Iraq.
One of the things that is uncertain about Mosul is just how enthusiastic the residents are to have ISIS removed. When they rolled into town with their black flags flying, they were welcomed as liberators. That was also true in Syria, where people are now fleeing their archaic, murderous ways by the millions. Announcing the coming offensive will give the people of Mosul the opportunity to try to escape the area before it becomes once again engulfed in a firefight.
None of that matters to the Donald, who probably thinks the “mission” into Mosul will be carried out by Chuck Norris and the Delta Force that saved those hostages back in the 1980s in just under the recommended run-time for an action-adventure movie of an hour and 45 minutes.
Just remember, Donald…when you see people in uniform laughing, they aren’t laughing with you, they’re laughing at you.
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