The stunning story of the fall of Ramadi

In the past year and half we engaged in major battles. At times, ISIS targeted the Iraqi Army and police with 25 car bombs, yet our forces managed to fight back and repel the attacks.

But this time there was a major betrayal by the Special Operations command. This command was formed by the Americans during [former] prime minister Nouri al-Maliki and they carried the latest advanced weapons.

Two days prior to the ISIS attack we had accurate information that the Special Operations had packed up and abandoned their base in Ramadi.


More… Pentagon chief says Iraqis ran away from Ramadi despite outnumbering ISIS and have no ‘will to fight’

The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the ‘will to fight,’ Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

Iraqi forces outnumbered their opposition in the capital of Anbar province, but failed to fight and pulled back from the city in central Iraq, Carter said on CNN’s State of the Union which aired on Sunday.

The Iraqis left behind large numbers of U.S.-supplied vehicles, including several tanks.

  • Martin B

    If their officers drop their weapons, poop their pants and run away, what are the enlisted men supposed to do? It’s no wonder the Islamic State is trampling all over the Iraqi “Army”.

    • MRHapla

      all 6 of them IS/Daesh

  • Ron MacDonald

    Iraq has to start publicly executing its cowardly officers.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      No way that will happen.
      All of their officers are where they are at because of tribal nepotism.
      They will fall first before they ever fix that problem.

      • Rosenmops

        All of their officers are where they are at because of tribal nepotism.

        Well that seems to have worked out well. /s
        I suspect this is also true in Soddy Barbaria.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Absolutely that is true.
          The extended Saudi Royal family is almost exclusively where they get their officers from.

        • Frau Katze

          That’s the problem with tribal societies. They just don’t do nation-states.

    • MRHapla

      do they have that much ammo?

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Heh….the suicidal US is supplying their mortal enemies with arms.
    Oy vey! The Middle-East engagements have culminated in one big fustercluck.

    Hate to say it, but the best man for the job of keeping these rabid assholes in line was Saddam Hussein.

    Who knows that those in charge were thinking these past 15 years? Maybe they thought they could repeat the successes of rebuilding post-WWII Japan and Germany. The key differences were obviously lost on the architects; that a) Japan and Germany were first shattered, brought to heel and then they were rebuilt, and b) Japan and Germany were advanced societies, not 3rd world sewers an with inbred goat humping populace.

    • Maggat

      “Maybe they thought they could repeat the successes of rebuilding post-WWII Japan and Germany”
      Exactly, but it is a well known fact that one cannot make honey out of dog shit.

    • Rosenmops

      Japan and Germany were advanced societies, not 3rd world sewers an with inbred goat humping populace.

      But all cultures are equal! /s

      • Frau Katze

        He’s a H8tr.

  • MyQHFilly

    a koranimal is a koranimal is a koranimal.

  • Petr

    Muslims will not fight Islamis State, because it si islamic.

    • MRHapla

      Sunni vs.Shit’tie for the past 1500 years says otherwise,,,,,,,,,,

      • Petr

        It does not matter who wins in this particular fight, because the winner will always be an Islamic State that is islamic. It does not matter if it is Sunni or Shia, once it gets powerfull enough the others will bow down and submit.

        • MRHapla

          Agreed, I was pointing to the primary Muslim Murder Mayhem action is Muslim on Muslim, they have no problem butchering each other,, good news for our side.

  • Jay Currie

    There are a lot of problems here. Intelligence, will to fight, training and terror; but the overarching problem is the fecklessness of Obama and his “allies”.

    There is no chance at all that the Iraqi Army is going to beat ISIS without there being the decision and determination to win on the part of the Americans. Without that there is really no point to the general fight. Much better to simply concede most of the Sunni territory to ISIS and protect Kurdistan, Jordan and Israel and, perhaps, Lebanon. Let the Shia and ISIS duke it out for a few years. It will be atrocity piled on atrocity and ethnic cleansing on a grand scale; but better than fighting a war the Americans apparently have no intention of winning.

    I’ll believe the Americans are serious when I see serious air strikes. By serious I mean big bombers with cluster munitions, AC-130’s cycling and Warthogs disrupting “victory” parades. The US certainly has the fire power but Obama and his dim “soft power” advisers can’t seem to bring themselves to use it. Apparently the “duty to protect” does not include anything by way of effective protection.


    • The line is that the Iraqis must do the winning.

      But the Iraqis are divided, between Sunni and Shia and within those general categories exist the tribal and clan factions.

      Iraq was never a real country, just a few lines on the map like most of the ME. I agree let them fight it out – to the death.

      When the dust settles peace of a sort may reign out of sheer exhaustion of the madness.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I don’t really see the need to involve any American forces at this point.
      I say let Iraqi boys in Iraq die for Iraq.
      If even they don’t think it’s worth fighting for, then maybe it isn’t.

  • ontario john

    Do they have French officers?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They have a Muslim army.

    • MRHapla

      Hey, Iraq owns that Surrender Monkey belt,

  • MRHapla

    Wow, and the world’s new Surrender Monkey Champ, 3 decades running,,theeeeeee IiiiiiRrrraaaaquuuiii chkinshits,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    The French say, “Merci” btw

  • Oil and beef

    This the 3rd time they’ve cut and run. Why does the West continually give them anything? Cowards are one thing, but the worst coward is a soldier who runs away from protecting his country

    • Frau Katze

      The problem is that they still a tribal society. Their allegiance is to their tribe, The concept of nation states is a foreign import,

      They’d fight for their tribes, they’ve survived in a rough neighborhood for centuries.

      But Iraq as a concept is finished.

      • DVult

        Why fight and maybe die or be maimed for Ramadi for example if your idiot leaders are just going to give it away later anyway?

        • Frau Katze

          Pretty much. Can’t blame them in a way.

          • DVult

            I wouldn’t fight if Obama or Clinton was in charge either and certainly not Trudeau. With any of these aholes, you’d run up the beach, dig in and then wait three months for resupply, medics and the second wave because one of the three morons decided to mull things over.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Besides,we have already been there and done that.
          How many times must we “liberate” the same Iraqi towns?

  • Mickey Oberman

    It is a very good thing seeing Muslims killing Muslims. Let them earn their 72 virgins that way – the easy way.
    All the west has to do to win this war with the cult of Islam is to keep the fire hot and the pot boiling. Use whatever means necessary to keep those rabid animals at each others’ throats, step back and watch the fun as their numbers gradually diminish by each others hands.
    Yes. Cheer both sides on so they wont get bored – or frightened.