Friday, October 17, 2014

Binocular Snapshot for 10/17/2014


LastDayWatchers  understand why "Awakening 2.0" is fool's gold

The U.S. is to form Sunni “national guard units”, a armored Sunni militias with a more marketable name to fight IS by paying and arming them to do so.

What could possibly go wrong?

These militias are to fight only on Sunni territory under Sunni leadership, they will have no more connection to the Baghdad government than you do, how will that help make Iraq an inclusive, unitary state? What will happen, in the long run, once even more sectarian armed militias are let loose?
Despite its unambiguous history of failure, the “success” of the Anbar Awakening remains a persistent myth among American conservative thinkers
So don’t be fooled in the short term by media-trumpeted local examples of Sunni-Shia cooperation against IS, consider them temporary alliances of convenience on a tribe-by-tribe basis that might not outlast the next attack, that is nowhere near a strategy for national victory.

“It’s difficult to designate a specific point in time when they’ll be able to do this,” Austin said, offering instead “incremental” evidence of Kurdish success and an Iraqi division’s advance toward Ramadi in support of a division already there.

What is it that postponed this war all these years, making it an unlikely scenario and undesirable for the US army despite Israeli objections?

Just as the May 15th Prophecy pointed out to you with 100% accuracy in this 2007 post written at LastDayWatchers