Here on these pages, Col. West has commented frequently about President Obama’s phantom strategy to defeat and destroy ISIS. The leading presidential candidates such as Donald “I’d bomb the sh*t out of them” Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – heck even Jeb Bush — have all talked about more aggressive action against the Islamic terror army.Which is why it’s kind of ironic that not-exactly-our-ally, Russia, says basically the same thing.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov today accused the Pentagon of being willing to fight ISIS “in words only.”The TASS news agency said Konashenkov was commenting on “a recent statement by the Pentagon spokesperson Michelle Baldanza who confirmed that the US military did not intend to share with Moscow the information on IS targets until Russia changes its policy towards Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“We are not going to cooperate with Russia on Syria until they change their strategy of supporting Assad and instead focus on ISIL (IS),” Baldanza said.
“The hackneyed thesis has once again confirmed that the Pentagon will fight against IS in word only, instead of taking real action,” Konashenkov said. “The statement by the US Defense Department spokesperson Michelle Baldanza about the [US side’s] refusal from any cooperation in the fight against Islamic State is a broken record, and it’s high time to change it,” he said.The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said that at last week’s news briefing of the chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, General Sergey Rudskoy, the military presented data on changes in the routes of illegal transportation of oil by the Islamic State militants.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the new routes run through the north-western regions of Iraq, which “are in the focus of constant attention of the United States.” “We publicly told our American colleagues that it is necessary not to discuss the IS activities in Iraq, but to take real action to block the terrorists’ sources of income in the region,” Konashenkov said.
Since the beginning of the operation in Syria, Russian aircraft have taken out around 2,000 tank trucks operated by the militants. “Thirty-seven oil wells and refineries operated by the terrorists and 17 tank truck convoys hauling oil products have been eliminated over the last week,” Sergey Rudskoy, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.”But as you know, Obama doesn’t want to bomb oil wells under ISIS control because, well you know, it might cause environmental damage.
Isn’t it kind of a scary world when you find yourself AGREEING with the Russians??
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]