Bill Roggio on Operation Rams

On the Offensive in Ramadi

At Threats Watch:

Rams follows six prior operations in the city directed at individual neighborhood,s which began with Mountaineers in early October, and was followed with Panthers, Bruins, Lions, Tigers, and Shank

The results of the small scale offensives in Ramadi are still in question. Attacks in the city are said to be down 60%, but there is still a robust insurgency in the city. Ramadi is the provincial capitol of Anbar province, with 400,000 residents, and there are political ramifications to an assault on the scale of Fallujah. The elections are less than two weeks away and the new government may seethings differently. This isn’t an issue of the Coalition possessing combat power, but a matter of trying and alternative strategy to subdue this insurgency in the city.

In the comments section, in response to a question about what the future holds for Ramadi, Roggio writes

Ramadi will likely go down like Mosul, not Fallujah. Again, there are political decisions being made here. And the military personnel I have spoken to believe the choking of the ratline to Syria will have a long term effect on the situation in Ramadi and Baghdad.

Bill’s doing some great stuff. I’m going to pre-order his book, and he hasn’t even said he’s going to write one yet.

Comments

  1. BECAUSE OF THE AMERINAZIS, JESUS CHRIST HAS REMOVED HIS BLESSING FROM AMERICA. THIS HAPPENS WHEN A COUNTRY BECOMES COMPLETELY CORRUPT AND BEGINS VIOLATING THE LORD’S LAWS FLAGRANTLY. AMERICA’S LAST HALF DOZEN WARS HAVE BEEN WAGED PRIMARILY TO BOOST A PRESIDENT’S POPULARITY RATINGS. THOSE ARE UNJUST WARS, AND EVERYBODY KILLED IN THEM IS A MURDER VICTIM. PLUS, LOOK AT WHAT A DEN OF THIEVES THE AMERICAN MARKETPLACE HAS BECOME. AMERICA IS SOON TO BE TOPPLED, MUCH THE SAME AS HITLER’S WAS WHEN HE WENT TOO FAR. MARK MY WORDS. http://www.mixposure.com/song.php?songid=14027. AND BE A MAN. POST THIS COMMENT.

  2. Go screw a pig. If you are such a Christian, why don’t you quote scriptures or something to that effect to back up your theological statements. I know that Jesus does not support the cowards, and that entail your group of dirtbags. I hope to some day see action in Afghanistan against your kind. When I’m staring down the sight of the C7 Assault Rifle, I won’t have any qualms. Today is the 64th anniversary of the Day of Infamy. For FREEDOM!

  3. The theory of just warfare is actually quite interesting. I recommend anyone who’s not familiar with it to do some googling. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, assuming the reasons for them are the reasons which have been given (many people seem to believe otherwise), seem to fit within the framework of a just war. But don’t believe me, read about it and decide for yourself. If you’re not sure what to search for, try ‘saint thomas aquinas’ in combination with ‘just war theory’, he was one of the early scholars who looked at this question.

  4. I agree with you Nicholas. Actually there are some interesting statements in the ‘Art of War’ by Sun Tzu as well. I have a few other favourite treaties, what are yours?