To start with this little piece of news:
Al Qaeda still is able to operate in Mosul, and al Qaeda maintains its only established supply line to Syria in the Mosul region, according to a December 2007 Multinational Forces Iraq assessment of the terror group's area of operations.
A devastating explosion in northern Iraq was spearheaded by foreign fighters under the sponsorship of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the Libyan leader, a security chief for Sunni tribesmen who rose up against al-Qaida in Iraq said Saturday.
Col. Jubair Rashid Naief, who also is a police official in Anbar province, said the Anbar Awakening Council had alerted the U.S. military to the possible arrival in the northern city of Mosul of the Seifaddin Regiment, made up of about 150 foreign and Iraqi fighters, as long as three months ago.
OK let me wrap my mind around this a little bit. The main rat line is now from Syria to Mosul and supposedly Gadhafi is moving his merry band into mosul. Meanwhile our troops are in Northwest Iraq on the other side of the country doing this to AQI there.
The Iraqi Govt announces that they are sending troops and that this battle will be decisive. We will see on that one I sure hope so. Keep an eye on Northwest Iraq. My hope is that Mosul does not turn into another Fallujah.
Also is it time to spank the wacky Col for Libya.