Less than three days after the fall of Ramadi, the 2200 year-old city of Palmyra with 50,000 people has been seized by ISIS barbarians. There are gas fields around it and the roads to Damascus and other vital cities meet in the region. ISIS now controls more than 50% of Syria.
What ISIS doesn’t destroy, they will sell on their way to Damascus.
State Department spokesperson Marie Harf was asked about it and she said they’re watching it.
“Well, we are deeply concerned about reports of ISIL’s attacks on the Syrian city, which holds the ruins of Palmyra.”
She admitted “the destruction and looting of these sites has been sort of something we’ve seen in other places” and it’s “incredibly harmful,” she said with immense understatement.
“We’ll keep watching here, we’ll keep seeing what’s happening on the ground.”
“This is the reason we’re trying to push back ISIL out of Iraq and to try and help the Syrian opposition push back ISIL in Syria.”
“This is something we’re following; we’re concerned about this. Obviously, it has been caught in the crossfire for some time and we’ll speak up about it,” said Harf. “Beyond that, I’m not sure what more can be done.”
Anyone buying this? All this administration cares about is climate change which the president arrogantly believes he can control if he only has all our money.
It makes me feel so much better knowing Marie Harf is watching it. I’m sure we’ll get the truth from this administration. If only we had given ISIS jobs!
They’re setting people on fire in Ramadi, but don’t worry, it’s all been a rousing success.
While this is going on, Barack Obama is talking climate change and transforming the Baltimore police.
At the Coast Guard commencement, as keynote speaker, he told the graduates that climate change would be the largest threats they will have to face as they defend the United States they’d face and it would be ‘dereliction of duty’ if they disagreed.
“Climate change is one of those most severe threats. This is not just a problem for countries on the coasts or for certain regions of the world. Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I am here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. So we need to act and we need to act now.”
“In his speech, Obama said denying climate change or refusing to deal with it is negligence and “dereliction of duty.” “If you see storm clouds gathering or dangerous shoals ahead you don’t just sit back and do nothing,” President Obama said Wednesday. “You take action to protect your ship, to keep your crew safe. Anything less is negligence. It is a dereliction of duty. So too with climate change.” “Denying it or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security,” Obama also said. “It undermines the readiness of our forces.”
This administration is certifiable. We should be taking them out in handcuffs.
Look at his frivolous behavior.
An honor to address the Coast Guard class of 2015. Confident they’ll help us meet big challenges like climate change. pic.twitter.com/1z4fteA1YJ
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 20, 2015
Iran, his new BFF, is going to put an imprisoned Washington Post reporter on trial next week.
Obama is meeting with the Baltimore mayor to see what trouble he can cause for police there.