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.
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.