Skip to comments.U.S. Doesn’t Know Who to Hit in Iraq
Posted on 06/17/2014 11:44:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. military has the capability to conduct air strikes over Iraq within hours. The problem is they dont know exactly who they are supposed to be targeting.
President Obama is repositioning military assets closer to Iraq, in case he wants to strike at the terrorists that are threatening to tear the country apart. The problem is, the U.S. doesnt know who its supposed to hit.
Current and retired American defense and intelligence officials tell The Daily Beast that the CIA and the Pentagon are not certain who exactly makes up the forces that have taken so much of Iraq. Moreover, these intelligence and defense officials says that they believe that some of the people fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are former U.S. allies who could be turned against the hard-core fanaticsif they can be identified.
We dont have boots on ground providing intelligence and we dont have confidence in information that the Iraqi government provides, because theyve [been] so heavy-handed in the use of force against Sunni villages, said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee.
In other words, the American intelligence community is only now scrambling to draw up a potential target list in Iraq, and possibly Syriaeven though the threat of ISIS has been visibly growing for years. And while the analysts are trying to figure out who they should zero in on, Obama administration lawyers are wrestling with what legal authorities the president might have to carry out an attack.
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Obama doesn’t want to hit anyone who may present a long term threat to his enemy, Americans.
Yea, civil wars are like that. The only targets we should hit are those tanks being stolen, otherwise, let them fight it out.
Hit them all. We’ll be better off.
Obama is bonded with all sides ... against America.
Obama trained ISIS/ISIL in Jordan and armed them
with antiaircraft missiles in Libya (MANPADs)
and Egypt (SAMS) and sarin.
Obama’s controller was born in Iran and both regard
the mullahs as their natural ally against the
... Yup .... turns out that the fine upstanding members of ISIS we actually trained for combat in a secret training facility in Jordan by American forces ........ DOH!!!
Unfortunately, this administration considers them allies
So, with the above solution, the good die with the bad?
I still love the delicious irony of how the aircraft carrier George Bush is the principal base of our military assets for launching these attacks.
Gosh! It’s easy!
Hit the people we secretly trained in Jordan to fight the Syrians. We know their first names.
I was being excessive, as half a joke.
I suspect about half of Iraq deserves the nuking. The other half would be unfortunate collateral damage. Therefore, I don’t actually recommend nuking Iraq.
It just tempts the devil on my left shoulder sometimes.
Any pickup truck with a machine guy mounted to it is a target. Anyone who’s face is hidden is a target.
We should have hit them when they were on the road to (enter city here). And every piece of ammo should be dipped in pork fat. Not only kill them, but don’t let them get to Allah.
Why do I smell the distinct odor of Benghazi in your post?
We should destroy all of the military assets we left behind though.
At the end of the day, these people are barbarians and if the locals aren't willing to step up and fight to eradicate them, why would we? That would ultimately fail when we left again.
Islam is leading us to a World War III. We're going to have to fight it sooner or later. We don't have the stomach or leadership for it now and it'll be a long time until we do.
Look for anyone carrying a black flag, driving a toyota or wearing a mask.
Personally, I’d King Herrod on them and put the sword to any male under the age of 35...
Translation, Valerie hasn't told mr. mulato yet.
You can get a cleaner bang for your buck using a humongous fuel air bomb, same difference to the camel humpers on the ground.
Whoa boy-what a mess .
Here is a clue for you, they are waving giant black Al Qaeda flags.