Arwa! Are You Trying To Kill Us With Worry?

“For more than 28 hours, CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon and photojournalist Brice Laine were with Iraqi special forces during their push into ISIS-held Mosul. It was a new phase of the liberation operation — switching from villages and open terrain to a dense city that a well-equipped ISIS is determined to defend.
 
Their convoy was leading the operation Friday when it came under attack multiple times.”
 
See Iraq: 28 hours of the battle in Mosul
This story is about a textbook lesson in how not to invade a city. In WWII folks did not send in tanks without escort of infantry to invade cities or they died. The “PanzerFaust” would eat them alive. That German weapon was a shoulder-fired shaped-charge explosive that could take out tanks let alone lightly armoured personnel carriers. Infantry could just lay in wait, pop up, shoot and withdraw inflicting many more casualties and damage upon the armoured troops, just the opposite of what armour is supposed to do for an army. Iraq and Syria are awash with RPGs, a modern functional equivalent with better range and effectiveness. In a city, armour should be used to back up infantry so that the infantry can fight infantry instead of letting infantry murder armoured personnel carriers. Using the tactics of the desert in the city is foolishness.

I hope this action was a learning experience. The Iraqi army did fight but it was not very smart. Next time, they need to send in swarms of infantry followed closely with armour, mortars and machine-guns instead of offering up sacrifices. The enemy did a lot of damage with few resources and pinned an army that was supposedly well-equipped and armed. Arwa certainly learned a lesson. Fighting a war is not just a story but a gut-wrenching life or death experience and you have to be both good and lucky to survive. She was lucky this time.

About Robert Pogson

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4 Responses to Arwa! Are You Trying To Kill Us With Worry?

  1. dougman says:

    “Are you talking about the woman who went to Aleppo to interview families cowering in their basements under bombardment? Are you talking about the woman who has spent years talking to real people all over the Middle East?”

    Yep, I am talking about the drunk that bit two medical personal and became abusive.

    Two medics with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad are suing CNN and one of its award-winning international correspondents, Arwa Damon, over a July incident in which Damon allegedly bit them in a drunken rage.

    The lawsuit, filed Monday in New York state Supreme Court, claims that Damon has “history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive,” according to the New York Daily News. Plaintiffs Charles Simons and Tracy Lamar, EMTs who were working for a private contractor, alleged in the suit that they were providing assistance to an intoxicated Damon when she bit and threatened them while saying that she was a “major reporter for CNN.”

    “She was biting them both pretty furiously. She has good teeth,” the medics’ attorney, David Jaroslawicz, told the newspaper. “Eventually they subdued her.”

    https://pagesix.com/2014/08/04/cnn-reporter-groveled-in-apology-to-emts-she-drunkenly-bit/

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-arwa-damon-emails-apology-for-alleged-drunken-biting-incident/

    Bunch of crap you say? I would agree, CNN is a load of sh1t. It’s bad enough when CNN and all the other complicit media got caught using the Pentagon’s spokespeople as “independent” authorities in the lead-up to the Iraq war. But now it seems that they are really nothing more than a cheap production company putting together pro-war infomercials. Arwa is connected to the farm, and her assignments are nothing but propaganda.

    Eh.

  2. dougman wrote a bunch of crap like, “The lying war-mongering talking head Arwa Damon, is a fraud and EASILY one of the WORST reporters for CNN”.

    Are you talking about the woman who went to Aleppo to interview families cowering in their basements under bombardment? Are you talking about the woman who has spent years talking to real people all over the Middle East?

    Nope. I think you’re crazy and ranting.

  3. dougman says:

    Yes, Pulitzer prize journalism at it’s best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCZfjvMgdQY

  4. dougman says:

    Obviously from reading CNN, you are believe this crap? HAHAHAHAHahahaha,,,,,

    The lying war-mongering talking head Arwa Damon, is a fraud and EASILY one of the WORST reporters for CNN. She spends her life running around helping globalists make up lies about various smaller nations so they can eventually attack and kill thousands of innocent people… for money. What a brave and noble woman she is.

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