This is coolbert:
Mosul the battle begins? Mark you calendar and mark it well.
From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"Obama set for Mosul battle, leaves Aleppo to Putin"
"The warlike rhetoric heard from Washington over the plight of the stricken Syrian town of Aleppo does not represent any current Obama administration plan for military intervention to halt the ever-mounting carnage . . . for now, the US president’s mind is fixed exclusively on the preparations for the Oct. 19 offensive for the liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS occupation. US, Iraqi, Iraqi and Kurdish forces are aligned for the battle. Obama is brooking no distractions from his main objective. He hopes the Mosul operation will be over and done with by mid-December, so that when he exits the White House in January, he will have chalked up a major victory against the Islamic State as part of his legacy."
Announce the date for the big offensive to oust ISIL from the city of Mosul and ALSO while you are at it why not give the bad guys a copy of your entire operational plan.
Beware Mosul to having been mined by ISIL so that the place will resemble one big exploding detonation after another. Apocalyptic in nature!
OH, what do I know?