This is coolbert.
From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom a much more positive spin on the military operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State occupation.
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE! ALL IS NOT DOOM AND GLOOM!
"Iraqi forces close in on Tigris in Islamic State stronghold Mosul"
GO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE!
"The U.S.-backed operation to recapture Mosul was launched nearly three months ago, but has had new success thanks to better tactics, military coordination • 'We have worn down the terrorist organization,' says counter-terrorism forces representative."
AND THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN THIS CASE IS THE EXTENSIVE [?] USE OF NIGHT-VISION DEVICES [NOD]? FIGHT THE ENEMY WITH WEAPONS YOU HAVE AND HE DOES NOT!
See previous blog entry that bogged down situation of the friendly forces in Mosul the topic:
The jury is still out on the Mosul operation? NOBODY ever said this was going to be easy. Slow and steady with the sanguine appraisal of things until mission COMPLETED!