Operation X

Almost two months since the U.S. started bombing Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq, less than a week since the U.S.-led offensive in Syria for the same purpose, and the operation appears to be nameless.

No matter what your position is on efforts to destroy the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which in its Syrian phase has so far enlisted the support of five Arab countries (Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates), the one thing we can all agree on is the absolute necessity for it to have a name. One would understand the difficulty Arab countries would have in agreeing on a name on their own, but if a name is imposed on them, there is no reason why they would not go with it. And in what could be one of its most challenging tasks yet, the U.S. and its allies are called to find a name for this operation. If ISIS was able to name their state, so can you find a name for your state of affairs…

Operation X

So without further ado, we at Eye on the East, have taken it upon ourselves to facilitate the arduous task at hand and send out a couple of suggestions “to whom it may concern.” A mention to Eye on the East would be much appreciated in case any of the suggestions are adopted.  And so we shall remain, in the business of not only leaving “nothing unsaid,” but “nothing unnamed” too. So here goes it.

“Operation Yalla, We’re Back”

“Operation CR-ISIS Management”

“Operation Beard Trimming”

“Operation Shut Up Putin and Just Thank Us”

“Operation Perpetual Promises”

“Operation, Hell, Let’s Try this Again”

“Operation “they didn’t try to kill my dad, but they’re still bad'” (watch the linked video, please.)

“Operation How Many Years Already… and Counting?”

“Operation ISIS For Real?”

“Operation Will Smith: If He Killed in Men in Black, We’ll Kill the Men in Black”

“Operation Arabs Got Fighters?” (one example)

“Operation Dahesh Daesh” (Dahesh being a twist on the Lebanese vernacular for “shove it” and Daesh being the Arabic for “ISIS”)

“Operation Raqqa’ing the Boat”

“Operation So You Think You Can Kill?”

“Operation You Like Them Extra Virgin, We Like Them Olive and Oil”

You’re welcome…

One Reply to “Operation X”

  1. V good.
    I say
    “Operation, we create new facts on the ground, now we’ll show you what an A. Spring should look like.”

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