Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke about the failure of Iraqi forces against ISIS in Ramadi. There are many layers of misinformation behind every statement. I will only comment on one, and also explain the title of this post.
“We can give them training, we can give them equipment — we obviously can’t give them the will to fight,” Carter said. “But if we give them training, we give them equipment, and give them support, and give them some time, I hope they will develop the will to fight, because only if they fight can ISIL remain defeated.” (Emphasis added)
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No. Instead, to make a long story short, she asked (to paraphrase), why aren’t you doing more?
Any further comment I make on this exchange would be superfluous for any thinking human being.
Now, for the title of this post. At 1:41 of the subject video we see footage of (presumably) an Iraqi military checkpoint. A red pickup truck is seen driving away from the camera. On the back of the truck, instead of “Nissan” or “Toyota,” are the letters “GONOW.”
GONOW is a Chinese automotive manufacturer; however, I like to think the message signifies something more.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.