By Richard Brandt:Russia Insider
“good luck with this guy, but i dont think so!”
“Guess Townsend likes to make wishes to the tooth fairy (Carter)”
“With this administration even if you took all of Iraq back they would lose it next day or give it away. – Don’t be a fool.”
We have a hunch that military.com is soon going to disable commenting on its articles, the way CNN was forced to do when readers began ridiculing their blatant Pentagon stenographers.
Look for example at CNN’s report on this “warning” story, see, no comments allowed you, dumb sheeple, you plebes.
pledge to speed up the campaign against ISIS and take back Mosul and Raqqa “on my watch.”
“I don’t want to make promises, but I intend to have Mosul and Raqqa done on my watch,” Townsend told Stars and Stripes on the sidelines of the change of command ceremony in Baghdad in which he succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland.
Townsend did not say how long his “watch” would extend but MacFarland served as commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve for nearly a year in the overall effort of U.S. and coalition forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Iraq President Haider al-Abadi has predicted that Mosul would be taken back by the end of this year.
Townsend also had a warning for the Syrian air forces, which bombed last week near U.S. Special Forces trainers and advisors in northeastern Syria.
“We’ve informed the Russians where we’re at” and they “tell us they’ve informed the Syrians, and I’d just say that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened,” Townsend told CNN Saturday.
Two Syrian Su-24s bombed last Thursday in the Syria city of Hasakah, where fighting has broken out between Kurdish militias backed by the U.S. and forces supported by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The rest is the same old bla-bla. You can read it in full here, but more instructive, are the comments from the men, women, and ‘not sures’ of the US military: