Awesome: ISIS Takes Ramadi

Over 80 Marines and soldiers died taking Ramadi in 2006. Their sacrifice, it seems, now in vain:

Iraqi and U.S. officials are maintaining that the tide will soon turn back against ISIS, whose fighters seized control of Ramadi on Sunday after a prolonged offensive using explosive-laden bulldozers and other vehicles driven by suicide bombers.

But many observers say that recovering from the loss of the strategic city -- the capital of Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland -- will take a long time.

"This is a huge setback to Iraqi forces and to the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS," said Peter Mansoor, a CNN military analyst who was a colonel in the U.S. Army.

The ISIS victory in Ramadi, after more than a year of fighting, shows the Sunni militant group's broader resilience in the face of sustained airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition and pressure from Kurdish forces in the north.

It's funny how a few weeks ago the media was busy celebrating the fall of Saigon, and none of these asshats seemed to want to make the connection with Iraq.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:31 AM

Comments

1 Never start or fight a war you do not intend to win.
Never start or fight a war your political successors will lose deliberately for political gain.
As it was in April of 1975 here we are again today.
Reversing a win just to turn back the political clock is anal.
Next time you need a soldier to fight for you.....call a democrat.

Posted by: obsidian at May 18, 2015 11:49 AM

2 The fruit of Bush and Cheney's illegal war. THe country was 100% better off under Saddam.

Posted by: Hoos at May 18, 2015 02:43 PM

3 @1 get your chicken hawk butt over their and stop asking others to do your fighting for you. What do bush, cheney, bolton, limbaugh and the other fox neo-con vietnam war draft dodging super patriotic chicken hawks have in common with jane fonda? None have ever been to south vietnam!

Posted by: captain*arizona at May 18, 2015 02:59 PM

4 There is no South Vietnam.

Posted by: Tony Montana Political Refugee From Cuba at May 18, 2015 03:06 PM

5 Also FDR had never served. But I never see libs cursing him for it.

Posted by: Tony Montana Political Refugee From Cuba at May 18, 2015 03:08 PM

6 Also "there" not "their" maybe you should have studied.

Posted by: Tony Montana Political Refugee From Cuba at May 18, 2015 03:08 PM

7 Looks like the Iraqi government is going to unleash the shia militias against the Islamic State fighters. A bloodbath I want to see, seeing the reduction of the population of islamic extremists !! Can't wait to see that movie with my popcorn in hand !!

Posted by: Birbal Dhar at May 18, 2015 04:15 PM

8 isis is now a wholly owned foreign subsidiary and product of the the barack h. obama administration...HIS name is on the title in the block that says "OWNER"

Posted by: sound awake at May 18, 2015 06:01 PM

9 Remember the highway of death when the US managed to destroy almost the entire Iraq military in one day? And yet Obummer cannot seem to stop bull dozer driving suicide bombers? How hard is it to put a hellfire into a bull dozer? Or do they have some sort of super dozers over there that can outrun a jet? Time to take command of the air campaign away from the bummer and put an Aussie in charge.

Posted by: The Realist of Qld at May 18, 2015 07:08 PM

10 Iraqi forces ran away.
"Iraq: ISIS conquers Ramadi, Anbar, thanks to Obama" on YouTube

Posted by: Phil at May 18, 2015 07:09 PM

11 @9 remember the mission accomplish sign over 4,000 americans dies afterwards.

Posted by: captain*arizona at May 18, 2015 07:24 PM

12 Whoo-HOOOOOO!! So happy seeing the death of many of those American baby-killers who died for oil!!

I stand, as all good America-haters like captain*arizona and hoos, with al-Qaeda and ISIS, 'cause Islam is the future.

Allahu-Akbar!! Death to America! Death to Israel!

Posted by: Leftist Nutcase at May 19, 2015 12:19 AM

13 Obsidian wants someone else (Obama) to order other people (the US military) to do what HE thinks best
How about this Ob YOU GO over there first and YOU put your butt on the line for what YOU think should be done
Phil we spent 30 billion "training" the Iraqi army. They don't want to fight ISIS if YOU want to fight ISIS follow Obsidian he seems to think he knows the way
And Qid you should also join them
Tony Montana maybe he should just be kept in reserve.
Iraq has been a clusterfick since the beginning. Should we go back to the "no its not a civil war" from 2005?
And Rusty 'Nam ??? Really ??? The reunification of Viet Nam is like Iraq?
Sound Awake ISIS was and is supported by the Sunni block of Saudi arabia Qatar AbuDhabi and Israel it is Sunni vs Shia with Iran supporing the Shia. Just which side would you be willing to put your butt (as opposed to someone else's on the line) for
Lot's of people seem to want others to fight ISIS very very few will go over and volunteer to fight them. And before you send others remember 50% (according to Stars and Stripes) of conbat deplyed vets are claiming permanent disability from service related injuries. How many more do YOU want to send?

Posted by: Righter at May 19, 2015 12:09 PM

14 @13 RIGHT ON!

Posted by: captain*arizona at May 19, 2015 02:51 PM

15 The Joos and Darth Cheney run Isis. Obviously lol!

Posted by: High IQ Libertarian at May 19, 2015 03:48 PM

16 I sense that we must eradicate the JOOOOOOOZ, post haste!

Sturmbannfuhrer Righter and Reichsminister captain*arizona, take charge of the gathering of these untermenschen! I, myself, will organize the trains to run on time........

Posted by: Luap Nor at May 19, 2015 04:16 PM

17 Hey fundos tell the jews what happens to the ones who don't accept jeezus!

Posted by: captain*arizona at May 19, 2015 05:25 PM

18 This is why you don't do crack when you're pregnant.

Posted by: captain*arizona's mom at May 19, 2015 05:56 PM

19 @17: GreyRooster, is that you?

Where have you been? Serving time? Recovering from your last binge?

Have you tried Krokodil yet?

Have a nice day!

Posted by: Gork at May 19, 2015 07:26 PM

20 Actually, truth be told, Daddy and I had a "discussion" after I introduced my non-white crackhead wife to him, a "discussion" sort of like the one Harry Reid and his brother had.

Luckily, Daddy has Medicare to ensure he didn't go bankrupt from the damage done by my very powerful "arguments".

Posted by: GheyRooster's Son at May 20, 2015 04:17 PM






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