BHO – “Across the border in Syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Syrian opposition. Tonight, I again call on Congress, again, to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters,” Obama said. “We must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.”
Charles Krauthammer – The problem with Obama’s ISIS Strategy.
“The speech’s only news was the promise to expand the air campaign into Syria and (finally) seriously arm the secular opposition. But this creates a major problem for Obama. Just a month ago, he ridiculed the non-jihadist rebels as nothing but a bunch of “doctors, farmers, pharmacists, and so forth. Now he deputizes them as our Syrian shock troops. So he seems finally to have found his Syria strategy: F-16s flying air support for pharmacists in tanks.””Even the best war plans run into trouble” Here.
It seems the “war plans” have had problems even before Wednesday war strategy speech.
9/3/14 – Entire Leadership of ISIS Opposition Wiped Out by ‘Unexplained’ Explosion
Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State. Here.
And then three days after the big strategy speech there is this – The Syrian rebels that Obama is trying to ARM against ISIS have signed NON-AGGRESSION pact with ISIS
As part of the new phase of maybe-kinda-probably war against ISIS, Obama is seeking to arm the Syrian rebels, hoping they’ll fight against the ravenous terrorists who cut through the Iraqi army like a hot Jihadist knife through butter.There’s just one tiny problem with this strategy – those rebels have signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS: More here.
Yesterdays announcement of a Brit (you know, our former allies) being beheaded by ISIS will likely not result in any response by the jihadist-in-chief, after all, the Brits were/are not rushing to join the so-called coalition that is to be put together so no obligation there! How quickly things change – PM David Cameron today –
“President Barack Obama offered US support for its “ally in grief”.A grim-faced Cameron said in a televised statement: “We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice, no matter how long it takes.
“Step by step we must drive back, dismantle and ultimately destroy ISIL (IS) and what is stands for. We will do so in a calm, deliberate way but with an iron determination.
“We will not do so on our own, but by working closely with our allies, not just the United States and in Europe, but with our allies in the region.” Here.
I don’t know, seems that thuh “ONE” might have to go back to the drawing board but he keeps opening his mouth. From the NY Times but (apologies) I don’t plan on linking it: “as he contemplated the possibility that Mr. Assad might order his forces to fire at American planes entering Syrian airspace. If he dared to do that, Mr. Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system, which he noted would be easier than striking ISIS because its locations are better known. He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.”
Which is EXACTLY what the jihadist-in-chief has wanted all along!
More worth the read –
Battlefield USA – They spit in your eye – and EVERY post – every day!
It is ludicrous that we have been so completely seduced by the media offensive driving to share ISIS terror-porn with the world, that we would be willing to allow the same Arab rulers who spun-off today’s Sunni terrorist industry (using nothing but extreme poverty, illiteracy and the remnants of the worn-out “Al-Qaida in Iraq” group), to incubate a brand new strain of the terrorist-jihadi virus in Saudi Arabia. Not knowing the truth about the nature of this latest intelligence threat, how can we join with Obama in another aggression, igniting a third Iraq war or a third world war? People better jump-off the band wagon, before it really gets rolling along.
Enough for this day.