Skip to comments.ISLAMISTS CLOSE IN ON BAGHDAD
Posted on 06/12/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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“A-10s could clean that up in about 20 minutes.”
Yes, air strikes could wipe out lots of those enemy soldiers. Air strikes will not rule their societies.
The enemy in Riyadh and Islamabad remains untouched. Another Vietnam War in Mesopotamia will do nothing about that.
They’re not laughing at Obama.
They’re laughing at America.
Indeed, Obama has been a bringer of chaos and death and from the wreckage springs the Islamist dream of the Greater Caliphate. He is now accelerating his efforts to destroy the US as well and is encouraging the human wave invasion of America through the uncontrolled Southern border. Obama is an incredible success.
This is what happens when we fall asleep..the world burns.
I say both, like it or not.
This is what happens when we fall asleep..the world burns.
Yep. This is what happens when America becomes weak. And that we are — we have become a WEAK country. We were attacked, went to war ...yet we go in and not ten years into it, we decide we “don’t have the stomach” for any more war ...and so we allow our “leaders” to change the rules.
We elect a complete IMBECILE BUFFOON community organizer who promises skittles and rainbows and has no intention of EVER finishing the job or making good on it — a job HE accepted, yet takes no responsibility for.
You BET we’re damn mad and disgusted as military members. We had friends die, saw all the pain, suffering, enormous effort over these past ten/12 years ...Americans, with all their weakness, cowardice, stupidity and LIBERAL voting ....have caused this.
It’s getting to the point I’m just not proud of being an American anymore. There is no America — only a bunch of weak fools — by half at least.
He’s not an idiot. This is part of his goal. The dimunition of the West and all the West stands for. He hates America and American ideals and half the country elected him, twice.
That’s what we’re up against.
Biden’s latest comment on the situation...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCal9X-ZXiU
All that for naught. Amazing.
There is no doubt about that. Am I wrong or didn’t the Iraqi president Maliki (sp) ask us to leave? Seems I remember that. We would have either way. What a senseless waste of lives. This is Vietnam all over again. Abandon those we promised to help.
It is going according to plan but not Obama’s plan, the idea that he is actually the planner is like mistaking a very good brick mason for an architect.
It was not a senseless waste of lives.
The Gulf States are thriving after the removal of the threat and actual invasion of Saddam.
The capture of Baghdad was an extension of the freeing of Kuwait after a hiatus of 10 years or so.
I just wish Obama Sr would have pulled out instead of having his son do it 50 years later.
Correct Jim. And now the second largest OPEC producing nation will fall to Al Qaeda. They will soon have billions and billions of oil revenue at their fingertips. Syria and Egypt will soon be completely under effective i’ll Qaeda control. Oil prices will skyrocket. Israel will be surrounded, with ZERO help from the US under Obama’s control. A massive, dangerous world war could be at the doorstep.
The hell it’s not his plan!
PERFECT opportunity for Highway Of Death, Part Two.
or Jim, he knows what he is doing. he planned from the beginning to destabilize the region, drive up oil prices here at home (he also is in the middle of closing down coal fired power plants), and make us a 3rd world nation like his beloved Indonesia or Kenya or whatever.
INVAR, in my opinion, you have come the closest to understanding what is really occurring.
You have linked the two forces Obama is committed to empowering.
He is a Muslim committed to using the resources of America to bring about a revived Caliphate in the Middle East.
He is also an agent of Communism, under the control of Putin.
We cannot even take something like that in, but everything he has done since 2009 has been to benefit Islam and Russia.
This is another reason why he will do nothing to contain Putin in the Ukraine, and he will do nothing in Iraq to stop ISIS.
We are witnessing a global shift in the balance of power in the Middle East in real time.
While America, watches prostrate, like Gulliver lying tied up on the beach by the Lilliputians.
Drones won't be spilling the blood of American Troops.
Iran and UAE both produce more oil than Iraq.
And now I find conflicting data showing you are correct from OPEC. I guess it depends on what you count as production, NGLs, condensate or just oil.
OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report June 2014
OPEC crude oil production
Iraq is at least in the top 3.
And form the Dud department
"Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet (B1), called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
So now we are using B1 bombers for close air support the job the A10 was designed to do? Or leaders are either clueless or criminal.
Wiki A10 "The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. The only United States Air Force aircraft designed solely for close air support of ground forces, the A-10 was built to attack tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with limited air defenses.
Wiki B1 "The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) B-1 Lancer[N 1] is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force"
Reportedly, the ISIL force is incredibly only about 800. If they turned around all 4,500 captured Iraqi army personnel, assuming they aren’t already beheaded, that would make a force of 5,300. The Baghdad population is massive at 7.2 million and majority Shiite. Forgetting for a moment the remaining (hopelessly ill commanded) army under Maliki, if the Iraqi’s marshaled just 1 percent of the Baghdad population into a militia that would make a fighting force of 72,000. How much further can ISIL realistically push?
(That, now infamous picture, would make for a great Toyota commercial under different circumstances.)
I see Obama has Al Qaeda on the run.
Unfortunately they are running in the wrong direction.
I don’t think those spouting that phrase cared who’s blood was spilled.
Maybe some military rations would help.
Chuck Bagel is throwing them in the garbage.
Because just last year Obama was telling us we needed to arm and use strafing runs to help these people. They’re fighting Assad you know.
Nailed it. Our response to an EXTREMELY tangential connection to Al-Qaeda has long since passed reasonable.
Thanking Obama. Laughing at America. Drunk with an overwhelming anticipation because Obama is offering us up to their whims. This is intentional and the goal is not Iraq and Syria. How many of these guys are stationed in your town?
My husband was part of the first expeditionary force in Iraq. He also trained many of the enlisted and officers. He has always been proud of what they accomplished. He’s not doing so well today.
He’s still and idiot. Who else would think it’s a good idea to destroy the West, other than an idiot?
I don’t really see thriving Gulf states as much consolation. Qatar is housing the Taliban 5, not monitoring them, have given them sanctuary so they can plan the brutal deaths of Americans. Saudi is probably funding ISIS. UAE has close ties to Iran. Iraq is either about to be a very rich Al Qaeda country or another Iranian proxy. No, this war was an absolute waste. The soldiers deserve to be honored for what they did, the politicians deserve to be *self censored*!!
Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Shia call to arms.
Iran, Russia, and China won’t let that happen. This move by ISIS has just brought an era to a screeching halt. America will cease to be a world super power. The bulk of human history saw the strongest despot ruling, passing his rule down, and thus it went for hundreds of years. God rose up some brilliant men a couple centuries ago, and unprecedented freedom and prosperity was born. The Gospel spread to every corner of the globe. Satan has been subverting it ever since.
Anyone who’d want to do all that is a stupid idiot.
Not much of a surprise. Throughout their history, the Iraqi soldier is a coward due to their lack of military success. Running over Kuwait in the early 90s is like taking over a shopping mall. The couldn’t beat Iran, we routed them in 100 days in GW1 and GWII. Now, 1,000 insurgents have routed 2 divisions in Mosul. You can lead a horse to water but he ain’t going to win the Kentucky Derby. They do not have a long history of success on the battlefield to instill military competence and confidence, regardless of the US dollars and training. Our advisors needed to be there for at least two more decades to have any impact. But then Obama wants to fight in this region three times. He so wants his presidency to be over so he can work on his library on a Hawaiian hillside.
He is a puppet.
Great research. Dang! Lord God help us!
He should be proud of what he did. His country called, and he served honorably, in more ways than can be counted. He should also be very very angry.
Two REAL leaders!
Because.. because... because screw you.
Toyotas are all over the ME and Africa.
They kind of took over when Land Rover went upscale with its trucks and stopped mass production of Defenders in various forms.
So happy I have a gimpy shoulder/arm from getting shot in this mess.
The fact that I gave up a promising sports career and get up any morning I mistakenly sleep on that shoulder in excruciating pain is made just all the more special now that I know Obama pissed everything away that my friends and I fought, suffered, and died for.
Well, happened to my dad in Vietnam. Happens here too.
Democrats can’t help themselves.
All those toyotas all lined up in file...sure wish we could have another shot at the highway of death...
In Afghanistan we don't.
But Obama keep wearing out equipment and men in Afghanistan
is there some reason that convoy is not being bombed from 30,000 feet?