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mircea_popescu: today they can't summon 50 people to go to venezuela, as soldiers. and back in http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=from%3Amircea+mosul lulz days, they couldn't scare up 500.
BingoBoingo: But what bigger Lulz is he distracting from? Trump got his judge, Bolnasaro is going to the beach tomorrow before beginning his run off campaign, and is Mosul still there or is it another six weeks?
mircea_popescu: or i guess mosul isis "armored cars"
BingoBoingo: Jews bomb syria, Pantsuit certain to take Mosul. Such Middle East
mircea_popescu: speraking of great victories of the nato reich, https://www.abqjournal.com/953455/iraqi-forces-advance-on-islamic-state-held-western-mosul.html?amp=1
mircea_popescu: ( BingoBoingo mosul, doh)
mircea_popescu: that's how they won the war for mosul
mircea_popescu: inb4 the next mosul lulz (aka "great success of barefoot negresses on the world diplomacy stage") will be the coallition capture of rebel islamabad.
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/03/months-after-victory-declared-in-mosul-militants-and-weapons-still-present/ << Qntra - Months After Victory Declared In Mosul, Militants And Weapons Still Present
BingoBoingo: Baking a Mosul update now. I am going to have to start follow up rotation.
mircea_popescu: why should people forget the us army doesn't exist and was fucked in the ass by towelheads with a slight russian dusting over at mosul.
mircea_popescu: i'm about 5000 times more interested in reading all about how usg hasn't managed to recapture mosul years after pantsuit press stopped mentioning it than whatever the fuck pantsuit press wants to talk about.
mircea_popescu: how's "reconstruction" going in mosul ?
mircea_popescu: and in other mosul news, "still digging up corpses".
mircea_popescu: you could prolly get the street urchins involved, if only you can provide rifles for them. this is becoming a sort of "isis in mosul" deal
mircea_popescu: well, "social media". usg's astroturf for its own sheeple. much like you know, the notion that "embargo of russia" or "recapture of mosul -- two weeks starting in 2016", the sort of ideas with no further substance than "i really watch too much tv"
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-07-15#1684340 << bwahahahaha. "actually rebuilding mosul is mosul specific, therefore it has become necessary to destroy the world's heritage to save it" ☝︎
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: 'mosul' in the sense of "we're totally about to win! it's going to happen! any day!"
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu is suggesting this could be another 'mosul'?
mircea_popescu: then they run into actually trained actual men, and "o noes, snipers!!!" => collapsing tikrit "offensive" and "we're still two weeking mosul year and a half later" because three dudes didn't feel like speaking english that time.
a111: Logged on 2017-04-23 08:29 mircea_popescu: "With at least one quarter of Mosul still under Islamic State control, it is too soon to uncover the full story of the liberation of western Mosul." orly ? i guess what he means is "with the isis army being outnumbered 10:1 and it still managing to inflict blistering, humiliating if regular tactical defeats on the ill prepared, bumbling invading force, it becomes clear that the only victors in the engagement were the so calle
mircea_popescu: "With at least one quarter of Mosul still under Islamic State control, it is too soon to uncover the full story of the liberation of western Mosul." orly ? i guess what he means is "with the isis army being outnumbered 10:1 and it still managing to inflict blistering, humiliating if regular tactical defeats on the ill prepared, bumbling invading force, it becomes clear that the only victors in the engagement were the so calle ☟︎
mats: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/defeat-by-annihilation-mobility-and-attrition-in-the-islamic-states-defense-of-mosul
mircea_popescu: im kinda surprised they sat by with the mosul base did ~nothing
mircea_popescu: in other news, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/04/destroyed-iraq-mosul-civilian-deaths-170405072214906.html
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, mosul successfuly conquered ; russian reports of mass bombing of civilians entirely untrue. don't fall for fake imitations, always read only the genuinotrue Real News (tm) !
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, british national and ex-guantanamo detainee abu zakariya al britani blew up a car in mosul. which you know, "is being progress made upon", still, six months later. except for the part where isis killed kadim al saeedi, ie one of the few actually competent sand monkeys on the imperial side.
mats: efforts to retake western half of mosul have begun
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in spain, http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/islamic-state-drown-13-civilians-death-mosul-treason/
asciilifeform: or hm that was mosul
mircea_popescu: i dunno ; the "two weeks to take mosul" worked even better than that.
mircea_popescu: which reminds me, i had a dream last night, mosul had been actually conquered by teh coalitioderacy of dounces and they were rebuilding it.
shinohai: Perhaps of interest to mats http://www.ibtimes.co.in/iraq-retreating-isis-leaves-behind-unfinished-fighter-jet-mosul-712914
mircea_popescu: oh, let the forgotten not be forgotten : "NPR-3 hours ago Iraqi forces are nearing what is expected to be the toughest part of the fight for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul."
mircea_popescu: and the whole thing relies on a certain blindness of "why is the tomato green on your cash register but blue in my plate and shouldn't tomatoes be red to begin with" which is the very bread and butter of both "mit is the premier science and technology institution at the world series" as well as "thank you for your leadership we will conqueliberate mosul in two weeks three years ago. or four."
a111: Logged on 2016-12-23 12:50 mircea_popescu: in further news nobody cares about, "4 million letters of 'empathy, support' dropped on Mosul". this thing, which was a) going to be a war that b) was going to take two weeks twelve weeks ago (and then a month, and then two, and here we are) has now degenerated in a fucking spam offensive.
mircea_popescu: "In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, an ISIS suicide car bomber attacks Iraqi forces in the Intisar neighborhood of east Mosul, Iraq. The photo report was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 22."
mircea_popescu: in further news nobody cares about, "4 million letters of 'empathy, support' dropped on Mosul". this thing, which was a) going to be a war that b) was going to take two weeks twelve weeks ago (and then a month, and then two, and here we are) has now degenerated in a fucking spam offensive. ☟︎
a111: Logged on 2016-12-16 18:17 mircea_popescu: what some psychologists then turn around and measure as "integration". but in any case, it's trivially evident that ~the world~ may be good or bad, but not the subject. observable at all scales, from the freeranged girlfriend of your choice to the us propaganda discussing aleppo/mosul.
mircea_popescu: yes. derps at dept of state GENUINELY BELIEVE that they "did what they had to" in mosul and the russians are being evil criminals in aleppo.
mircea_popescu: what some psychologists then turn around and measure as "integration". but in any case, it's trivially evident that ~the world~ may be good or bad, but not the subject. observable at all scales, from the freeranged girlfriend of your choice to the us propaganda discussing aleppo/mosul. ☟︎
trinque: As Iraqi forces advanced toward the al-Salam hospital in Mosul earlier this week, encountering only light resistance from Islamic State fighters, commanders decided to seize the facility instead of sweeping the neighborhoods along the road leading to it.
shinohai: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/12/08/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iraq-mosul-ambush.html?_r=0 <<< urban warfare fail for Iraq army
mats: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/02/middleeast/iraq-mosul-battle-isis << in other news, coalition death toll stands at 2k, civilian losses about the same
mircea_popescu: (for the innocent : there was a 2015 "we'll take mosul in spring" thing, also. you never hear anything about it today BECAUSE the key of usg behaviour is exactly http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-17#1523269 : they make one a year. if this year's fails then "it never really happened" ; if it succeeds then "see, we always win, told you so!") ☝︎
mircea_popescu: anyway. the battle for mosul, originally slated to end about a month ago, and then upgraded to end about today, has been upgraded again to take "months" hence. i think i want a refund.
mircea_popescu: in other news nobody cares about, the us&friends decided the leaking of civilians from mosul is more trouble than it's worth, sealed it off, will proceed to butcher the remaining and blame isis for it.
mats: i imagine this'd have a lot of applications in, ie, mosul, raqqa, and more modern battlefields of the future
mircea_popescu: fucking loony tunes collection over here. that guy doesn't trust anything or like anything ; that other guy wants to cook while running around the streets of mosul. isn't there anyone in this god damned republic that is sane ?
mircea_popescu: and in other mosul news, presuming anyone gives a shit : karkojli "liberated" ; nimrud not.
mircea_popescu: guy that was killed in june by ypg missile (as reported by ypg) and in january by the syrians (as reported by the saa) was just killed in mosul, according to the kurds.
mircea_popescu: and yes they're VERY fucking busy all around mosul these days. tons and tons of "ngos" "charity workers" and whatnot. apparently preteen muslim meat is at a premium for some reason.
mircea_popescu: (the part where mosul is a town apparently made out of villages i can understand - so is buenos aires. the orcs dun do urban life.)
mircea_popescu: meanwhile from that one's sister, equally qualified to freely speak her absent mind, "Security forces kill tens of ISIS suiciders, free village in Mosul".
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> who was in mosul before ? eskimos ? << Assyrians
asciilifeform: who was in mosul before ? eskimos ?
mircea_popescu: o hey, iraqis are in mosul huh!
mircea_popescu: what with their terrorism of pointing out that mosul and aleppo aren't that far apart.
mircea_popescu: ahahaha bernard henri levy (self important french dood) going to mosul.
mats: coalition forces near mosul bombed the women's section of a Shia mosque in Daquq, resulting in at least 13 dead
mircea_popescu: and wtf is this, no more trump news, no more mosul news, what is this gross failure of the united entertainment machine!
mircea_popescu: oh which reminds me, did they mosul yet ?
mircea_popescu: btw, speaking of mosul & more generally the us inept engagement in the empire's graveyard : anyone know the great story of the faqir of ipi ?
mircea_popescu: otherwise in mosul, the fight is now supposed to take two months, a 50% upgrade, and from the locals “The Iraqi army arrived yesterday and took the town, and today Isis came back and the army ran away. We weren’t expecting this.”
mircea_popescu: mats btw how's mosul ? the beobachter surprisingly speaks of "tough resistance" and "slowed advance" ?
mats: i give it 1/2 odds usg packs their bags and goes home if isil is routed from mosul
mats: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/16/middleeast/mosul-isis-operation-begins-iraq/index.html
a111: Logged on 2016-10-15 04:51 mircea_popescu: anyway, since we're on it : remember when the us had to bomb its intel depot / "embassy" in baghdad ? it came with a ~230 mn bill for gear, that was never reported. there's going to be another 50 ? 60 ? 100 mn worth of destroyed expensive gear in mosul. once you start adding all these up, the "misplaced" pentagon money suddenly catches a very different light.
mircea_popescu: anyway, since we're on it : remember when the us had to bomb its intel depot / "embassy" in baghdad ? it came with a ~230 mn bill for gear, that was never reported. there's going to be another 50 ? 60 ? 100 mn worth of destroyed expensive gear in mosul. once you start adding all these up, the "misplaced" pentagon money suddenly catches a very different light. ☟︎
mats: i'm talking about glassing mosul
mats: on the subject of iraq, seems the attack on mosul is imminent
mats: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/07/12/US-troops-head-to-Iraq-ahead-of-Mosul-fight-.html
mats: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/03/29/iraq-armys-mosul-offensive-stalls-face-fierce-fighting-desertions/82372634
mats: iraqi army flees first mosul operation
mats: mosul is not going well
assbot: Mosul dam engineers warn it could fail at any time, killing 1m people | World news | The Guardian ... ( http://bit.ly/21JqgxB )
punkman: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/02/mosul-dam-engineers-warn-it-could-fail-at-any-time-killing-1m-people
assbot: After Ramadi, Iraq sets sights on ISIS in Mosul - CNN.com ... ( http://bit.ly/1NVTzVh )
mats: am curious to see mosul.
mats: we'll see how committed NATO is to fighting ISIS when PMCs fail to take Mosul and a few F-16s get smoked
assbot: Logged on 01-06-2015 07:40:26; mats: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/May-31/299962-iraq-lost-2300-humvees-in-mosul-pm.ashx
mats: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/May-31/299962-iraq-lost-2300-humvees-in-mosul-pm.ashx ☟︎
mats: this buildup to mosul is going to be embarrassing at any rate
mats: BingoBoingo: i believe the kurds will be on the outskirts of mosul, pulling security
BingoBoingo: <mats> i don't believe the kurds will actually fight inside mosul << There's a time and place the Kurds will fight, but first the need to go through the motions of leveraging all of the phree stuff they can from Obola
mats: i don't believe the kurds will actually fight inside mosul
chetty: "US Central Command says up to 25,000 troops are being assembled for the Mosul campaign, to take on 1-2,000 ISIL fighters."//next notice to include specific deployment schedules and routes, never fear
mircea_popescu: "US Central Command says up to 25,000 troops are being assembled for the Mosul campaign, to take on 1-2,000 ISIL fighters." boooon.... o sa iasa un dezastru...
assbot: LiveLeak.com - 21-01-2015 Peshmerga hitting ISIS on major Offensive to reach Mosul, Good use of MILAN ATGM ... ( http://bit.ly/1D44Uy2 )
mircea_popescu: Speaking of Yazidi women captured by ISIS, Nazand Begikhani said, "These women have been treated like cattle... They have been subjected to physical and sexual violence, including systematic rape and sex slavery. They've been exposed in markets in Mosul and in Raqqa, Syria, carrying price tags."
assbot: Mosul Dam's Takeover by ISIS Raises Risk of Flooding - WSJ
punkman: http://online.wsj.com/articles/mosul-dams-takeover-by-isis-raises-risk-of-flooding-1407799954
assbot: ISIS uranium: Iraq rebels seized "low-grade" nuclear material from university in Mosul.
mircea_popescu: mike_c: who understands this: "ISIL stole $400 million in a raid on Mosul's central bank". what, it was stacked in the corner in bills? << yes.
mike_c: who understands this: "ISIL stole $400 million in a raid on Mosul's central bank". what, it was stacked in the corner in bills?
mircea_popescu: "The city fell like a plane without an engine," said a Mosul businessman << what's with these people and planes.
mircea_popescu: This i don't fucking understand. if you're trying to leave mosul and there's some fuckwits holding a "checkpoint" in your way
mircea_popescu: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/6/10/1402409110353/Iraqis-fleeing-Mosul-011.jpg << People fleeing the violence queue at a checkpoint near Mosul.
Mats_cd03: losing mosul to militants is a death blow