ISIS: The Day After The Day After

Or News From The Battle Front……

While the country was a marvelling at the gender transformation…..or trying to decipher the lunatic ramblings of a presidential candidate…..there has been some interesting happens in our battle with ISIS… remember them right?

In the beginning there the horrors of a group called ISIS……the be-headings and the people trapped on a mountain threatened with death, the Yazidis……think back it is not hard………

As usual in the moment the country was shocked and appalled (as usual did not last long) and the country demanded action (why they are not exactly sure but it seems to be the thing to do)…….to appease the M-IC the president went on TV and promised that the US would do all it could to “degrade and defeat” this terrorist group……and there we are……..

After that short retrospective behind me……let us look at how bad the group ISIS was “degraded”…….I chose “degraded” because we know we have not defeated them as of yet………after about a year of the US involvement through airstrikes in support of a limited ground action… have we done on the “degrading” front?

Recently a think tank (cannot remember which of the 100’s out there) issued a report declaring that ISIS over the past year of involvement has lost 9.4% of the territory that has captured… that should illustrate that the tactics used by the coalition are working …..but ever so slowly….good news……..right?

Hate to pee on y’all’s parade but the US intel people did it for me……

According to officials familiar with the situation, US intelligence agencies have offered a new assessment of ISIS, cautioning that a solid year of US airstrikes against them in Iraq and Syria hasn’t left ISIS any weaker than they were when the strikes began.

Surprisingly, even though the military has bragged about how great the war is going throughout the year, military commanders aren’t disputing the assessment, and are simply saying that they believe progress will come at some point in the future, when Iraq retakes Ramadi

To me that assessment is just “wishful thinking” and I do not see that as a viable tactic for victory……do you?

A further pee pee on the admin’s parade………

………reports have emerged of al-Qaeda’s Syrian faction, Jabhat al-Nusra, capturing a number of top members of the US-trained “Division 30,” also known as the “New Syrian Force.” The group is now reported to have been routed outright from its headquarters in northern Syria, and had to flee into Kurdish territory.

This is the most recent news coming to us from the front and you had to read it here and not hear it from the MSM……..does that raise a red flag for anyone?

“Degrade and defeat” is a cutesy slogan but the reality is that we are spinning our wheels and it is becoming a comedy of errors.

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Brittius: ‘ Crime Prevention ‘

Emphasis being placed on government passively pro-active, when for example, steering column locks were enacted, theft was ticked lower. When I was a cop, screwdrivers were common possessions of criminals to break ignition key switches, then, some criminals carried their own keyed ignition switches and a metal punch tool which popped the lock pin, and the criminal inserted their own switch that they had a set of keys for, and the crime was nearly undetectable.

Later, hammers were used as the US government mandated metal steering columns were bad, never thinking of buckling a seat-belt, and plastic steering columns were simply smashed with a hammer and a screwdriver inserted to unlock the column and start the vehicle.

Opportunity, reside within the soul of the individual, whether their intentions are good or evil, not that any arse, would stoop as occasion presented itself.

Integrity & Character.

When I transported prisoners to be lodged, often myself, another cop, and a wagon driver, with 25 or 30 males on a daisy chain cuffed only by one wrist. They think that they are tough at times, so I would establish whom, is Boss. I would carry on in typical Marine Corp fashion, and it always worked. Some other cops belly ached, that I was too hard, but cops that were veterans, understood. I never had any real problems with any of the prisoners, never. Few cried, and were not used to discipline, but many, understood. I would have headcount and sound off their number. Eyes forward.

I did not give anyone permission to look at me, get those eyes off me. No talking. Do you understand? They would all loudly call, “Yes, Sir!”. In return, I always marked their transport slip, “Polite. Cooperative. Good Manners. Well Behaved”, and sign my name and shield number to the paperwork. It helped the prisoners when the judge reviewed all of the paperwork. Defence attorneys did question me at times but then understood that it was for their client’s best interest and the attorneys, thanked me.

More than “opportunity”, or passive government intrusion, Integrity, and Character, can never, be substituted.

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