Thursday, September 13, 2007

Guess the IISS Didn't Get the Word...

Al-Qaida in Iraq takes heavy losses.

And remember, the UPI article is describing only a pair of on-going operations. The enemy has been sustaining these types of losses since the surge hit high gear. And, if anything, the number of enemy casualties reported in the press is understated.

Obviously, AOI losses aren't the only barometer of battlefield success. But they are indicative of several, positive trends. First, we're taking the fight to the enemy and holding areas that were previously terrorist strongholds. Secondly, our tactical success has bolstered the confidence of Iraqi civilians, who (in turn) are providing us more/better intelligence on where the enemy is. That, in turn, allows us to plan an execute more effective operations, which results in more dead terrorists.

2 comments:

molon said...

Robert Spencer - Jihadwatch.org, 110907 - "The date which will live in infamy"

Now it has been six years. The global jihad proceeds apace, with well over 9,000 deadly attacks carried out in the course of those six years by believers in the proposition that "Islam must dominate, and not be dominated." Yet we are no closer as a society to recognizing how exactly to combat this foe, and our responses flail wildly -- witness this report that prisons have removed Jewish and Christian books from their libraries so as to allow them, within today's suffocating multiculturalist ethos, to remove also books advocating jihad violence and Islamic supremacism.

This is just one small example of a large-scale misallocation of resources and time that results from our fear and inability to say plainly that we are engaged in a defensive action against a global jihad, and that therefore we will unapologetically and forthrightly take action against the jihadists and their ideology without having to pretend that it is not a Muslim problem, or that Judaism and Christianity have exactly the same problem today....

Read it all.

Boghie said...

Third:

Sunni Terrorist al-Qaeda is being funneled east...

Go east young man!!!

That would be Iran...

I hope they enjoy the fruits of their labor. Nothing better than al-Qaeda cells squatting in Iran, eh...