Ad hocally created several years back to combat a Ba'Athist - J!hadish Haj skipping West to East in the Land betwixt the Two Rivers, Surge was theorized in parts of the Fallujah Battle.
After Fallujah - the insurgency grew at an exponential rate, suddenly a war that seemed won with the defeat of the largest Arab army in history in 20 days seemed lost.
And after the Golden Dome Thingy was literally blasted to pieces in S'Marra, sectarian shiz went off the charts.
Iraq Study Group's smorgasbord/fruit salad bar mentioned an increase in combat cats to decisively defeat and marginalize insurgents and grant Iraq breathing space to get her act together with a consensual gov of some sort - at least on the tactical scale.
A close run thing, Surge gambled that Great Satan could defeat Iran's minions, Syrian agents, Saudi rejects, mean spirited imperial m'hammedists and any easily enticed fence sitters.
Surge totally rocked! While a hot topic at the time, Surge may be historically portrayed as part II of the Iraq War - drawing down to sucker in enemies and then bulking up to slam the trap shut - leaving dead enemies on the side of the road for a stranger to bury.
Surge took the pizazz out of the haj to caliphate the place as the strongest tribe gave birth to the Sons of Iraq.
At the height of Surge - going to Iraq for j!had was a dumb thing to do, ironically success in Iraq caused a redux of enemies in Afghanistan.
While the final scenes of Great Satan's combat ops in Iraq have another 10 days or so to go (short!), Surge climax sends a clear signal to politicans in Baghdad:
"It's your country - keep it if you can"
Pic "We Can Win" with Britney
Thursday, August 19, 2010