It’s hard not to wonder whose side President Obama is on in the escalating fight against Islamic jihad. His refusal to name the enemy; his lack of passion and force in taking the fight to them; his insistence on not just allowing but enabling Al-Hijra — the Islamic doctrine of immigration; and his general sympathy for all things Islam are just some examples of our president’s inexplicable stance on this clear and present threat to the nation whose protection is supposed to be job #1 for him.
And when you hear what the Obama administration is doing in conjunction with air strikes directed at ISIS in Syria, it’ll stop you in your tracks.
The Obama White House is giving ISIS a 45 minute warning before bombing their oil tankers by dropping leaflets advising potential jihadists to flee before air strikes in Syria.
“Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them. Warning: air strikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life,” the leaflet reads.
Let that sink in for a moment. We are giving our enemy ample warning to flee before our airstrikes hit. You know, it kinda reminds me of giving Iran advance warning of nuclear inspections. Gosh, what generous-hearted folks we Americans are. Can’t you see our respect in the world rocketing?
Anyone know how much warning time ISIS gave the victims in the Paris terror attacks?
The leaflet drops are justified under the premise that the oil tanker drivers might be civilians and not ISIS recruits, although it’s an explanation that doesn’t wash with critics.
“It’s not like these drivers are innocent, uninvolved “civilians” like children or sick people,” writes J.E. Dyer. “They’re waging ISIS’s war, just like the other non-uniformed participants who make up 100% of ISIS’s ranks. This is how far the Obama administration is going to avoid “collateral damage” — and who knows, it may be worse.”
May be worse indeed. God only knows.
FrontPageMag’s Daniel Greenfield makes a similar point, commenting, “So after all this time, they came up with a great plan; drop flyers on ISIS trucks so that the drivers, who may or may not be ISIS members, can run away in time. Meanwhile ISIS gets 45 minutes of warning.”
Compare the Obama White House’s approach to fighting ISIS to that of Russia.
While it took the U.S. fifteen months to even begin targeting ISIS’ oil refineries and tankers, air strikes by Moscow destroyed more than 1,000 tankers in a period of just five days.
In comparison, Col. Steve Warren said that the U.S. had taken out only 116 tanker trucks, the “first strike” to target ISIS’ lucrative black market oil business, which funds over 50 per cent of the terror group’s activities.
U.S. air strikes targeting ISIS oil assets are so rare that PBS was caught using footage of Russian fighter jets bombing an oil storage facility in Syria and passing it off as evidence of the U.S. targeting the Islamic State’s oil infrastructure.
U.S. military pilots have also confirmed that they were ordered not to drop 75 per cent of their ordnance on ISIS targets because they could not get clearance from their superiors.
“You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif, while retired four-star U.S. general Jack Keane labeled the policy ” an absurdity from the beginning.”
In the debate over whether President Obama is just a clueless, inexperienced ideologue — or is actually crazy like a fox and methodically working his plan to “fundamentally transform” America and, indeed, the world — the evidence just keeps piling up that this president knows exactly what he’s doing. And it appears, increasingly, that he has an agenda other than the best interests of the republic at heart. With 14 months to go, I shudder to think of how much more damage he can do.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]