'Uncle Obama' Warns of Coming Setback, but Iraq's Politicians Fail to React (As Sabah al-Jadeed, Iraqi Kurdistan)
"Uncle Obama has encouraged us by saying that although we're on the cusp of a new setback, he is absolutely sure of victory over Daesh. Is the 'new strategy' to await this turn of events in order to bring this hellish 'game' to fruition and allow the grand scheme of redrawing the map of the region to run its course?! ... The truth we must courageously face up to is that we are fighting Daesh without any kind of strategy - political or military. ... Our wonderful politicians continue to exchange insults and accusations while brandishing slogans of reconciliation, national unity and Iraqi brotherhood. That is all for internal consumption – and we're fed up with it.
Uncle Obama has encouraged us by saying that although we're
on the cusp of a new setback, he is absolutely sure of victory over Daesh [Islamic State]. He said
this at the G7 Summit in Germany in the presence of Mr. al-Abadi
[Iraq's Prime Minister]. The second part of what Obama said is well-known and
self-evident: that the status quo is unsustainable - because even if the group
were to take half the world, the idea of the Islamic State will never be
The question about the previously-mentioned impending
setback includes: where and how will it happen, what will the price of it be,
and what is the U.S.-led international coalition doing to prevent it from taking
place? Or is the "new strategy" to await
this turn of events in order to bring this hellish "game" to fruition
and allow the grand scheme of redrawing the map of the region, starting with
Iraq, to run its course?!
Adding to what President Obama "explained," the spokesman
for the U.S. State Department [and former Pentagon spokesman], retired Rear Admiral John Kirby, said, "Maybe the way we're going about this
needs to be changed a little bit … Could you go in, all in,
all big? Absolutely. ... But then you own it. And I
don't think that's in anybody's interest. Certainly not our
interest or the region's interest. This has to be owned by the Iraqis.
... Even if we were just talking about this from a military perspective ...
it's still going to take three to five years. This is not
something that's going to be solved overnight" [video below].
There is nothing new in what the Americans have to say. On
the tenth of June last year when Mosul fell, the Americans told us to expect a
long war that could take three years. Only now - a year after Mosul's fall, it
has become five years. We know nothing about the most recent projections of the
American administration after it altered its strategy from merely encouraging
the arming of various warring factions and the Peshmerga to now accepting the
participation of the Popular
Mobilization Forces [Shiite militias] in efforts to liberate occupied
cities from Daesh!
Amid all the "creative chaos" of the American
approach, we stand a year out from the fall of Mosul, four million people have
fled, there is a waterfall of blood and the political cracks are deepening by the
day – free gifts for Daesh, which it uses to extend its
aggression and hatred toward everything human in this country
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The truth we must courageously face up to is that we are
fighting Daesh without any kind of strategy – political
or military. We are in fact in the heart of the chaos. Politically, our
wonderful politicians continue to exchange insults and accusations while
brandishing slogans of reconciliation, national unity and Iraqi brotherhood. That
is all for internal consumption – and we're fed up with it. Militarily, we continue
to lack united leadership and a military strategy that could serve as a compass
for all those fighting Daesh. Our military victories lack
purpose and depth in terms of returning displaced people to their homes and restoring
social peace in liberated cities that have been destroyed by war!
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America's news about Iraq's impending setback has been
largely ignored by our politicians as if it was said about a different country
- despite the fact that what the Americans say leaves no room for doubt. They
take everything into account, including their strategic "mistakes" in
Iraq ... !
Why is this "impending setback" not under
discussion? This a country ruled by politicians unable to read or write or even
decipher the words of their allies or their enemy's friends. They ignore even a
message as clear as that from the Americans, about an impending setback and a
war that could last up to five years starting from today, if we subtract the previous
year, which appears to have been purely for entertainment!
Politicians of Iraq: analyze, be patient, and read! Where,
when and how will the next setback occur; and what will you do about it?