Liberating Mosul a Walkover, Not a Great Battle As Hyped

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Liberating Mosul a Walkover, Not a Great Battle As Hyped
by Stephen Lendman
Controlled by US-supported ISIS since 2014, a hyped Iraqi offensive together with US combat troops began on Monday.
US-installed Iraqi puppet prime minister Haider al-Abadi issued an early morning statement, saying:
“Our dearest people in Nineveh province, the victory bell has rung, and the operations to liberate Mosul have begun.” 
“I am announcing today the beginning of these heroic operations to liberate you from the brutality and terrorism of ISIS. God willing, we will meet soon on the ground of Mosul where we will all celebrate the liberation and your freedom.”
According to US Joint Chiefs Chairman General “fighting Joe” Dunford, “operations against Mosul have already started.” 
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declined to explain what’s planned, saying success depends on secrecy – disingenuously hyping what he called a “decisive moment” against the terrorist group America supports. 
When Iraqi and US forces enter Mosul, most, perhaps all ISIS fighters will be gone – Washington and Riyadh arranging for their safe passage relocation, a source reported by RT International, saying:
“More than 9,000 Islamic State militants will be redeployed from Mosul to the eastern regions of Syria to carry out a major offensive operation, which involves capturing Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra.”
Pentagon-led “coalition” warplanes only intend bombing vacated buildings, pretending to be combating ISIS. The operation is a great hoax – a walkover, no liberating battle, undertaken to “counter Russia’s achievements in Syria,” aiming “to diminish their importance.”
It’s also to redeploy thousands of ISIS imperial foot soldiers to battle government forces in Syria – supported by Washington and its rogue allies, escalating war on its people and sovereignty while pretending to want peace.
New York Times editors hyped the stage battle two days before initiated, ludicrously calling it a likely “turning point in the American-led fight against the Islamic State.”
The Times and other media scoundrels perpetuate the myth of Washington’s war on terrorism, failing to explain ISIS, al-Nusra and likeminded groups are US-created and deployed imperial foot soldiers – unable to exist without foreign support.
Key is what’s ongoing in Syria, Iraq a sideshow and distraction. Washington heads toward escalating conflict against Assad – virtually certain with Hillary’s likely ascension to power.
Will war on Russia follow by accident or design – the crucial issue above all others deplorable media scoundrels ignore?
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.