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Barack Obama: Poll Driven Warrior

 

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

President Obama is now at war with the Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq. The Nobel peace prize winner attempted to put Egypt and Libya under the control of The Muslim Brotherhood. He tried to enlist NATO to aid in the overthrow of Syrian President Assad. Isn’t it remarkable that the Nobel Prize winner has started more wars that the “cowboy” President Bush? Obama expects to win this war with airpower alone but he will soon be forced to reluctantly admit that it will not be won during his regime. After all, the current war is being waged because of lackluster poll results. Rarely do such ego-driven fights turn out well.

The Khorasan group

The Khorasan group is al-Qaeda’s cell in Syria, dedicated to plotting a terror attack against the United States. The group was decimated by a barrage of Tomahawk missiles but not destroyed. The group was put together by jihadists who knew Osama bin Laden during the creation of al-Qaeda. They were assembled in Syria under supervision of senior al-Qaeda leadership. Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Bagdahdi was a former leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Of course, post-strike photos and deliberately incomplete assessments are more likely to generate positive poll results than  the truth.

Despite the wishes of this White House, al-Qaeda is alive and still dangerous. These terrorists must be met head-on and fought in a ground war, but coffins arriving at Dover AFB will only generate negative poll results, especially when it is revealed that American forces are using rubber bullets, if they are permitted to fight at all.

UN Speech

Mullah Obama read from his teleprompter that “the cancer of violent extremism” embodied in terrorist organizations now dominates his foreign-policy agenda behind global warming. He used the time at the United Nations to beg other countries to join a greatly exaggerated coalition to perform the heavy lifting in the fight against the Islamic State. The only mid-eastern countries fighting are Kingdoms which consider the Islamic State caliphate a threat to their own nations. The press seems to ignore the Kurds and nonparticipants Turkey and Egypt. Who can blame Egypt? Mullah Obama had a moment of clarity when he pointed out that “The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.” It was the same speech in which he declared a “war on war” is needed to ensure a peaceful future. Nice line but certainly meaningless coming from the likes of Barack Obama. Then again, maybe it resulted in a few good poll numbers.

The only things Obama is serious about are tee times and low poll numbers resulting from inactivity in the face of Islamic terrorism. As Barack won’t be running again, it’s a safe bet that the former are of far greater interest to him than the latter.

 

 

Obama is not serious about defeating ISIL

 

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Mullah Obama, Secretary of State Hanoi Kerry and defense stooge Hegel have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to ISIL. Insisting that they will not allow boots on the ground is not only pure political posturing on the part of America’s fearless triumvirate, it’s just plain stupid. They are hoping that cowardly Iraqi security forces and the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels will be America’s proxy army in the fight against fellow Muslims. Obama ordered the CIA train and arm these so-called moderate Muslims and thus was born ISIS. What in the world are these over-educated political windbags thinking when they use rebels that are actively killing Christians in Syria to fight a terrorist group killing Christians in Iraq?  According to The Hill “moderate Syrian rebels and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had reportedly struck a cease-fire deal.” (2) Yet the only people taking the fight to ISIL are the Kurds! Funny how the team of White House ensconced ex-senators never seems to mention them.

Ignoring the Warfighters

The Obama administration believes it possible to defeat the nation’s enemies through the use of airpower, intelligence, drones, and counter terrorism measures. And after receiving congressional approval for this joke of a strategy, Obama & Co believe they can totally ignore military advisors. (1)  The Great One’s lounge lizard assistants don’t have time to listen to America’s expert military strategists, preferring instead to depend upon their own, unreliable proxy forces. Obama brags of a coalition of more than 40 countries. But who are they and what are they bringing to the fight? How many of them will be used for rendition?  During the past year it has become obvious that Obama’s mistrust of senior military leadership has created a rift between the warfighter and the Commander-in-Chief. Mr. Obama has continued the policy of not permitting the United States Military to take the fight to the enemy.

Political posturing will not defeat ISIL. Although Obama’s current strategy is little more than a pathetic and dangerous joke, to the dependably low-information, Democrat voter it will undoubtedly sound brilliant as it brings brainless voters to the polls in November. Don’t be surprised to see a major bust of ISIS supporters in the United States as an October surprise.

 

Sources:

  1. 1.       http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/rift-widens-between-obama-us-military-over-strategy-to-fight-islamic-state/2014/09/18/ebdb422e-3f5c-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html
  2. 2.       http://thehill.com/policy/international/217645-syrian-rebels-isis-agree-to-non-aggression-pact

 

Barack Obama and the ISIS Speech are Hollywood at its worst

By Jim Emerson,  staff writer

Obama’s ISIS speech was well-rehearsed theatrics. Look for Breitbart to release the name of the Hollywood big wig who directed the President, for this was the first time in his political career that he acted presidential to the American people.  As for substance it was embarrassing. His strategy was similar to Clinton’s “Wag-the Dog” airstrikes on Serbia. Mister Obama believes he can defeat ISIS with airstrikes and the introduction of proxy Armies to fight a war that will most likely be directed by NATO. He is using America’s Libyan military tactics to fight ISIS. The kicker is Obama wants to continue sending aid and weapons to the Syrian rebels to fight Assad. Surely America’s smartest ever president has to know that this is how ISIS acquired its supplies and training in the first place. Maybe Barack is hoping that an al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood partnership will join the fight to topple ISIS. Air power is a wonderful thing but only boots on the ground are capable of taking territory. 

Now let’s make two things clear: 1) ISIL is not “Islamic.” 2) No religion condones the killing of innocents and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.

The leader of the Islamic State is Amir al-Mu’minin Caliph Ibrahim, formally Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the holder of a PHD in Islamic studies.  On 29 June 2014, he announced the establishment of a caliphate and declared himself Caliph Ibrahim. Conceptually, a caliphate represents a sovereign state of the entire Muslim faithful. Doing something in the name of religion is not necessarily a sign of the religious. After all ISIS is doing what the Islamic prophet Muhammad commanded in the Quran. As for the killing of innocents, many followers of the various sects of Islam have been proficient in the killing of innocents and proudly display videos on the net. One day soon, the media may show a protest by American Muslims condemning the actions of Jihadis, but don’t hold your breath. Silence is acceptance and since he studied Islam in Indonesia, Obama knows it’s OK to lie to infidels if it furthers the cause of Islam. If the prophet Muhammad were alive today many of the same people would condemn him as not being “Islamic.”

As I have said in recent articles, American forces will not have a combat mission. We will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq.

Obama’s speech was purely political. As for the events that led to his decision to go to war against ISIS, Obama didn’t care what they were doing viewing them as the junior varsity of Islamic terrorism. Of course Obama did believe it important to squeeze in a presser about the murder of James Foley before his tee time. The speech was nothing more than a Hollywood production designed to make himself look like a leader and help Democrats running for re-election in November.

Obama’s insistence that U.S. forces on the ground will not have a combat mission is a farce. In the current political climate, Democrats know that coffins arriving at Dover AFB will hurt their chances for re-election. As Commander-in-Chief,  Obama no longer trusts his military in a ground war against ISIS. And he must keep faith with the liberal base by staying out of Iraq. His poll numbers have reached an all-time low and that has undoubtedly damaged his massive ego a bit.

The White House claims this is not a war. But dropping 500 lb. bombs on armed thugs in their occupied territory is war.

Sooner or later, Obama will be forced to deal with it.

 

Obama’s Strategy on ISIS and Ukraine: Voting Present

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

The Obama administration has a serious problem dealing with major crises that effect America or its allies.  In non-threating situations this White House always manages to back the terrorist elements, as in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Even though the liberal media doesn’t dare admit it, the Islamic State is a result of Obama’s foreign policy of siding with America-hating terrorists.  

During the past week the Administration has been floating trial balloons, hoping to find talking points that will register with the American people before the midterm elections.  At a news conference in Estonia, Obama was unclear about what his strategy might be. He claimed to seek the destruction of ISIL, yet later mentioned that he wanted to transform these terrorist thugs into a “manageable problem.” Given the history of this White House’s support for terrorists he would clearly prefer the later. In the future he can wiggle out of tough questioning by claiming to have said one thing or another.

Pentagon talking heads maintain the U.S. military can degrade, disrupt, and destroy ISIS “targets” in Iraq but cannot destroy ISIS as an organization. In other words a “Police Action” ala Vietnam.  Obama’s Ukrainian strategy is just talk and sanctions as part of a smart power policy. Unfortunately, Smart Power is only useful when used by smart people. Looks like Russia has won that battle.

During a speech in Maine, Joe Biden added to the confusion with a hard line rant against the vicious jihadist group ISIS. He vowed that we don’t retreat, we don’t forget and “we will follow them to the gates of Hell until they are brought to justice.” Once the pollsters find out what appeals to the Democrat Party base they will run with it. In the meantime, troops on the ground are confused by the conflicting strategy of this administration. Ground troops in Iraq are restricted to American Embassies and remain there only to prevent another Benghazi.  Most likely Iraq will divide into three countries: Islamic State, Iranian West and Kurdistan.  

Obama’s handling of the boarder crisis, brazen violence of the Islamic State and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be a factor in the midterm elections. The Democrats and their sycophants in the press will insist that Obama is not running for office but his policies and actions will be seen on the ballot. If terrorists manage to strike the United States with missing Jets from Libya, a defiant Obama will be on the ballot for the purpose of showing toughness prior to the election.  But it will convince no one. Americans understand that this administration has no strategy to keep America safe. (2)

Sources:
 (1) http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/04/frustration-and-confusion-among-us-troops-over-mixed-message-on-isis/?intcmp=latestnews
(2) http://freebeacon.com/national-security/missing-libyan-jetliners-raise-fears-of-suicide-airliner-attacks-on-911/

Do nothing faculty lounge lizards

 By Jim Emerson

During difficult times the community organizer does what he does best. Retreat to the faculty lounge and hide. The White House is no longer the resident to the head of the executive branch but a faculty lounge. The only thing the “do nothing” community organizer does when an enemy attacks America or its allies is to run and hide.  The only time he shows his face, is when he has to, somewhat like an adjunct professor passing out assignments to the staff and quickly retreat to the faculty lounge. The isolated pretentious intellectual’s only friend is the teleprompter. Consider his recent responses.

On the Islamic State he said, “We don’t have a strategy yet” completely disregarding the fact that the United States military has prepared plans for any contingency in the world. The arrogance of the faculty lounge administration is such that they believe they are smarter than the combat commanders who have actual real world military experience.

Barack Obama is looking for a solution to the Islamic State threat without getting his hands dirty, and that is the same as doing nothing. There were probably more ideas in the bust of Winston Churchill than the Chicago community organizer ever had.  Essentially the administration just announced it going to do nothing. While we are on the do nothing theme where is the Secretary of State; the guy who served in Viet Nam?  Obama has sent him to cobble together a coalition to “confront the threat.” This is not leading but passing the buck.

On Ukraine:

The Russians are invading Ukraine to help the pro-Russian separatist.  Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine – agreed to protect Ukraine from Russia if they agreed to get rid of their nuclear weapons left over from the former Soviet Union. The Budapest Memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine as well as those of Belarus and Kazakhstan. Obama doesn’t believe that military action will solve the Ukrainian problem. He will go to Europe to give a pep talk to NATO but will not lead a coalition to force the Russians out. Obama broke the promise and the treaty. In order to please his base and fund raisers Obama will let the world burn. He believes that “Global Warming” is more dangerous than Russia or the Islamic State.

The recklessness of this faculty lounge administration has gravely damaged the reputation of the United States as a superpower. Its inaction has caused and will continue to cause far too many people to die at the hands of evil men. On his last day as President Mr. Obama will probably receive a “Thank You” note from President Putin for Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.