Skip to comments.Iraq crisis: Did Obama's foreign policy blunders sow seeds of disaster? (by Cal Thomas)
Posted on 06/15/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT by Innovative
After the U.S. military battled heroically to liberate Iraq from Saddam Husseins dictatorship and to eliminate the possibility that it might become a staging area for terrorist attacks, the Obama administration has created a vacuum now being filled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Al Qaeda affiliate, which has overrun Mosul and Fallujah, cities liberated by American soldiers. ISIS now threatens Baghdad.
The administration and much of the media try to separate fanatical Muslims from peaceful ones, but the distinction is meaningless when the fanatics have the weapons and are willing to die for their cause.
Withdrawal from this war is a policy of surrender. What we need is a unified approach to fighting Islamic extremism by us and other allied nations. What we need is a policy that works.
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Is a bear Catholic?
OBAMA: RESIGN OR BE IMPEACHED!
More that is not given sufficient publicity:
Extortion, bank robbery fuel ISIS bloody drive to establish Sharia caliphate
“The latest payday gained when the jihadist group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi overran Iraq’s second largest city and emptied the vaults of cash and gold bullion swelled already healthy coffers and made ISIS, by some estimations, the world’s richest terrorist organization. The group also seized U.S.-made tanks, Blackhawk helicopters, cargo planes and an unknown quantity of guns, all part of a $14 billion arsenal the U.S. sold or donated to the beleaguered Iraqi security forces.”
If the US had stayed, they wouldn’t have let all our high tech military equipment fall into the hands of terrorists...
More confirmation that my post 1 is indeed correct.
Yes, Mullah Baraq must be pleased tonight. His dream of a caliphate will soon be realized.
Sowed and fertilized with miracle grow. Won’t be long till harvest, but that’s for another article
He has made it painfully clear that he is NOT on our side. The release of those Taliban terrorists proved it. There was even a Tabloid at the grocery store that showed an angry Mooch yelling at him saying “whose side are you on??” May make the low info voters use the one brain cell they have.
Remember who Obama/Hillary backed in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood. He purposely pulled the U.S. out of Iraq so the Islamists would fill the void.
Maybe he is in on the caliphate conspiracy and did it all on purpose
Pope Benedict's coat of arms...
Actually, it’s obama’s (and Hillary’s, Samantha World Power’s, etc., etc.) mucking around in Syria that made the ISIS takeover in Iraq possible!!!!
Can’t help but hear this in my mind when I think of what’s going on:
‘Cause fire is the devil’s only friend
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan’s spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died
He was singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie
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Obama has no foreign policy. His policy is to remove the US from the world as a superpower, degrade our military as an effective fighting force, weaken our economy so we cannot rebuild the military, and destroy the moral fabtic of our society prepping it to receive Marxism. In doing so, he has lost the trust and faith of our allies and emboldened our enemies and possible adversaries. And now the worst of the worst rush to fill the vacuum. The entire world is about to explode into flames. And where is Obama? Golf date?
Exactly — he is executing according to plan...
Iraq crisis: ISIS battles for Baghdad - live
Key events as they happen — in this article in the UK Telegraph.
Gotta love those priorities. </sarc>
ISIS Terrorist/Al Qaeda Group Leader WAS RELEASED from US custody in 2009 in Iraq.
Ill see you guys in New York, ISIS terror leader told U.S. troops in 2009
“The current leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) had some chilling words upon his release from a U.S. detention camp in Iraq in 2009.
Ill see you guys in New York, said Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Army Col. Kenneth King told reporters at the Daily Beast Saturday.”
This is also mentioned in the NYT:
Rebels Fast Strike in Iraq Was Years in the Making
“Under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who spent time in an American detention facility, the group has shown itself to be unrelentingly violent...”