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mircea_popescu: the tikrit fucking offensive. if you actually had the means to do an embargo on russia, would you announce it in advance ? if you had the actual men and materiel to take as much as an ozarks farm, would you announce it in advance ? etfc.
a111: Logged on 2015-03-02 15:03 mats: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-01/iraq-deploys-27-000-troops-to-retake-tikrit-from-islamic-state
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.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo lol at usg online redo of tikrit offensive. lemme guess, they got a bunch of merceniaries
mats: they did retake tikrit, but that's not rly a win... just less of a loss
mircea_popescu: mats i thought they won tikrit ?!
mircea_popescu: anyway - i welcome the antivirus-based new gestapo. it will doubtlessly work as well as the new us model army, seen at the muchly trumpeted, quickly forgotten tikrit offensive.
mircea_popescu: wake me up when your imperial/european drill bits produced a robot that routed the usg at tikrit.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=09-01-2016#1363953 << lol what the fuck are they going to do, "solution". is it really so hard to say "they fucked up, it's unfixable", must everything be packaged in this "hopefully the us army takes tikrit with two tootphicks and an empty tube of minty flavoured toothpaste" ?☝︎
mircea_popescu: this is exactly counterfactual. the us is fighting the largest battle of a generation, fails to get ANY soldiers over at tikrit.
mircea_popescu: Birdman yeah they've been blaring it out of all horns for a coupla days now. it makes a stark contrast to how quiet they'll be about the end results of this yet-another GTO (glorious tikrit offensive).
assbot: 15 results for 'tikrit' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=tikrit
mircea_popescu: !s tikrit
mircea_popescu: what happened when they got anally raped at tikrit ?
mircea_popescu: the entire decapitation of gavin thing, with its attendant disbelief on the enemy side and misallocation of resources/misinvestment of assets in dead pockets was such a major defeat for the usg, "the tikrit offensive"'s nothing compared.
mats: meanwhile the west is spinning the absolute ruin of Tikrit as some kind of win against IS
mircea_popescu: what was tikrit then ?
mircea_popescu: perhaps in the "we can't send anyone to tikrit" ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i dunno, they bought isis the weapons and then they bought isis the meatsacks to practice shooting round tikrit.
assbot: ISTANBUL: Operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State stalled by heavy casualties, discord | Iraq | McClatchy DC ... ( http://bit.ly/1HcZXoe )
mats: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/03/20/260513/operation-to-retake-tikrit-from.html
mircea_popescu: anyway, the recently failed megaoffensive on tikrit produced from what i hear a good few thousands prisoners
BingoBoingo maybe surprisingly would still be willing to carry a rifle to tikrit in USia's name. Just since USia didn't accept my flirtations last time if they take me this time I want to pick the rifle.
mircea_popescu: to properly grok how rich the triumvir was : he could afford to pay for ~18 million usians to go fight for tikrit.
assbot: Logged on 02-03-2015 15:03:38; mats: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-01/iraq-deploys-27-000-troops-to-retake-tikrit-from-islamic-state
assbot: Iraq Starts Attack on Tikrit With Help of Iran Commander - Bloomberg Business ... ( http://bit.ly/1vT0PgZ )
mats: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-01/iraq-deploys-27-000-troops-to-retake-tikrit-from-islamic-state
assbot: Iraq city of Tikrit falls to ISIL fighters - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Mats_cd03: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/06/iraqi-city-tikrit-falls-isil-fighters-2014611135333576799.html