Once again in the Presidential Debate Donald Trump offered his “expert” advice as to how to deal with the Syrian crisis. We once again heard the solution was to bomb, to bomb, to wipe out, to obliterate, to destroy, and to end the reign of ISIS. Donald discussed the “stupidity”of military leaders to announce a campaign to drive ISIS out of the Iraq city of Mosul. Donald wants to know why we are “telling” ISIS that an attack will be launched. So, let me get this straight General Trump will surprise ISIS with a sneak attack, kill all their soldiers, and life will be beautiful.
Donald, there are a few problems:
1. There are 2,000,000 people in Mosul. We hope to get as many out of the city prior to the attack.
2. We have to get Kurdish troops working in alliance with Iraq soldiers. We just can’t surprise them with an attack they did not know was coming.
3. Organizing forces to get ready for an attack will make certain the entire world knows what is going to happen. Donald, this is a desert area, you cannot hide troops and equipment.